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September 2015
The BigHand 30-Day Challenge
Less Paper Today - Multiple Benefits Tomorrow
Bootcamp Schedule for 2015
September Speaking Engagements
Word Tip of the Month - Autorecover
MacCorner - Making Email Better
Introducing Worldox GX4 - Free Webinars
Tabs3/PracticeMaster Beta Testers Needed
Dragon Professional Individual Introduced
Newsworthy - Links of Interest (Tropical Storm Edition)
New on the Affinity Consulting Group Blog

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Challenge Yourself - Accomplish More
- The BigHand 30-Day Challenge

Affinity Consulting Group challenges you to accomplish more in less time.  But don't worry, we've got your back - or rather, your voice! 
Affinity Consulting Group has teamed up with BigHand, Inc. to make you more productive by turning words into text and then into action with digital dictation.  Imagine your morning car pool turns into that planning meeting you can never get to - notes waiting for you when you get to the office.  Client meetings annotated and transcribed before you've left the parking lot.  Sports parent duties that turn into document creation while waiting for the locker room to clear out.  All transcribed and waiting for you!  Take the 30-Day Challenge and discover how easy it is to be productive!
The Challenge begins October 3rd and runs through October 30th.  After receiving a FREE license, participants will receive weekly tips and tricks from Affinity Partners to see how fast productivity can happen.  A weekly webinar will be included in the Challenge, as well as helpful ideas on how to make the most of every word.  Points are given for every task with prizes awarded for completing the Challenge.  The Grand Prize for the Challenger with the most overall points? Win a GoProŽ!
Join Affinity Partner Britt Lorish for a webinar on September 17th at 1pm EDT for a great overview of Digital Dictation and Speech Recognition Solutions.  Britt will highlight the 30-Day Challenge and share her expertise and personal experiences about voice productivity for the legal professional. Click HERE to register for the webinar!
For more information or to register for the 30-Day Challenge, contact Karen Scher at

Visit Our Webinar Archive
We archive our FREE educational webinars for 90 days after they are presented.

If you are having difficulty ridding your firm of bothersome and expensive paper, be sure to watch Paul Unger's recent webinar, Fight the Paper! 
Less Paper Today - Multiple Benefits Tomorrow
- Steven J. Best, Esq. 

Moving to a less paper reliant environment serves a myriad of positive purposes, the top three of which are: 
  1. Readily available and easy access;
  2. Significant cost savings; and
  3. Improved efficiencies for our staff and clients.
Our clients live in the world of instantaneous information and access.  And, our clients expect us to have a modicum of proficiency when it comes to technology. Moving your firm away from paper today will pay benefits multiple times over in the digital future
Bootcamp Schedule for 2015
Affinity's comprehensive Bootcamp training series is underway. Here are the remaining 2015 Bootcamps:
  • Next Up: Bedford, NH, Worldox Bootcamp, Sept. 16-17, Register HERE.
  • Clearwater Beach CaseAware Bootcamp, October 26-28, Register HERE.
  • Clearwater Beach Management Symposium Bootcamp, Oct. 27-28, Register HERE. 
  • Orlando PCLaw Bootcamp, October 28-29, Register HERE.  
  • Phoenix Worldox Bootcamp, November 2-3, Register HERE.
September Speaking Engagements
School is back in session and our partners and consultants are taking their educational efforts on the road speaking at conferences and seminars from one end of the country to the other. This month look for us in Las Vegas, New Orleans, Anchorage, Bedford and Concord, NH, Columbia, SC, Boston, and Atlanta.

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MS Word Tip of the Month - Use AutoRecover for Peace of Mind
Every Word user knows that CTRL+S is the keyboard shortcut to save the currently open document. Those of us old enough to remember PC's that crashed without warning (basically anything before Windows XP) hit that keystroke habitually every few minutes. 

Fortunately, PC's and operating systems are (mostly) more reliable now. But it never hurts to be cautious. Fortunately Word has a built-in AutoRecover feature that automatically saves a backup copy of your files. This month we show you how to enable and use it.

MacCorner - Making Mail Better
- Jeffrey Schoenberger, Esq.
For the Mac, practice management options are mostly web-based - Clio, ActionStep, and Rocket Matter, being some of the best-known players. There are also a couple of desktop-based Mac programs that can be adapted to a law firm. 

But even if you are not ready to implement full practice management on your Mac, you can almost improve efficiency by getting more out of what you already own. In this month's column, let's talk email on the Mac. 

Introducing Worldox GX4
- Free Webinar Overview, Sept 24 and Oct 28
Join Affinity's Senior Consultant for Document Management Services and Worldox Expert, Greg Bray, for a 30-minute overview of the new Worldox GX4Greg will introduce you to the many new features and functions of GX4, and examine the revolutionary new layout of the user interface. At the conclusion of the presentation, he will open up the webinar for your questions about upgrading to GX4.

For your convenience, "Introducing Worldox GX4!" will be held on twice more. Click a link below to register to attend the most convenient session for you!

September 24 (Noon EDT)                     October 28 (Noon EDT)

URGENT NOTE: Worldox is currently not compatible with Windows 10. The development team is currently testing Worldox GX3 and GX4 with this new Windows operating system, and should have a sign-off soon.
Tabs3/PracticeMaster v18 beta coming soon! 
- Beta Testers Needed
There are amazing new features coming in v18.  If your firm is interested in receiving an early release of this new version that will include major upgrades to the Trust Accounting System, new General Ledger reporting features, and many other fantastic new features, let us know! 

We are happy to discuss with you the full list of new features and the benefits of being a beta tester. The Tabs3/PracticeMaster software is incredibly stable, even in beta, and we feel confident in recommending it to our clients.

For more information, contact Britt Lorish or Sandy Adams.
New Lower-Cost Professional Edition of Dragon Released
- Discounted Upgrades Available
The price gap between the consumer and business editions of Dragon has been bridged with Dragon Professional Individual, a new edition that costs about half of the previous business editions, yet provides the features law firm users need. 

The retail price of Dragon Professional Individual is $300. But until September 30, 2015, owners of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium v12 and up can upgrade to Dragon Professional Individual for only $99.99. The regular upgrade price from Premium v12 is $200. 

If you have questions or would like to take advantage of this discounted upgrade offer, contact Affinity Partner Britt Lorish at 540-767-7624 or or Jessica Keeler at 614-310-8851 or

Newsworthy - Tropical Storm Edition
Each month we bring you quick links to a variety of newsworthy items dealing with technology products, services, and other topics of interest to lawyers as they seek to better manage their practices. September is the peak month for tropical storms and hurricanes. Here are some tips on how to prepare your firm.  
Meet the Team - Jessica Keeler
Affinity Consulting loves to help improve the lives of our clients. We thought you might enjoy getting to know about the lives of some of our team members who help make that happen.  Each month we will feature another member of the Affinity Team. Get to know us!

Meet Jessica Keeler, Business Development Coordinator. Jessica joined Affinity in April, 2014, with years of sales and client services experience under her belt. Jessica and her husband live in Northeast Ohio where they love spending time with family and friends when not assisting Affinity clients. Jessica explains, "I have 3 nephews and 1 niece who I adore and try to spend as much time with whenever possible."

Jessica loves her job at Affinity because she enjoys working with clients to help them with their needs. "It is rewarding to assist others and to reassure them that they are in good hands with our consultants and client services team. I also enjoy seeing the relationships blossom with our vendors."