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October 2015
Introducing Worldox GX4 - Free Webinars
The BigHand 30-Day Challenge
Bootcamps in October
The New iPad Pro
October Speaking Engagements
Word Tip of the Month - Non-Breaking Spaces and Hyphens
MacCorner - Upgrade Season
Workshare Discounts
FREE Webinar - Why Outlook Isn't Enough
Cloud Option for Document Creation and Editing
Newsworthy - Links of Interest (Scary Tech Story Edition)
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Introducing Worldox GX4
Join Affinity's Senior Consultant for Document Management Services and Worldox Expert, Greg Bray, for a 30-minute overview of the new Worldox GX4

Greg 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.

Register by Clicking on this link: October 28 (Noon EDT)
Challenge Yourself - Accomplish More
- The BigHand 30-Day Challenge Starts NOW!!!

Affinity Consulting Group teamed up with BigHand, Inc. to make you more productive by turning words into text and then into action with digital dictation. Take the 30-Day Challenge and discover how easy it is to be productive!
The Challenge begins October 5th 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!
Click HERE for more information or 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! 
Three Bootcamps in October!
Finish the year strong with Affinity's comprehensive Bootcamp training series. We offer three outstanding Bootcamps in October:
  • Enhance efficiency, accuracy and productivity in your Default Services practice! Clearwater Beach CaseAware Bootcamp, October 26-28, Register HERE
  • Are you ready to strengthen your leadership skills and get results in your firm? We can help. Clearwater Beach Management Symposium Bootcamp, Oct. 27-28, Register HERE. 
  • Maximize the use of your firm's time, billing and accounting software! Orlando PCLaw Bootcamp, October 28-29, Register HERE.  
Our final Bootcamp for 2015 is early next month:
  • Tap into the full power of your Worldox Document Management System! Phoenix Worldox Bootcamp, November 2-3, Register HERE
The New iPad Pro - The Attorney's iPad?
- Paul J. Unger, Esq. 
On September 9th, Apple unveiled the long-awaited enormous iPad tablet. In November, the iPad Pro will hit the market. It sports some pretty hefty features, not the least of which is a screaming fast A9X chip, which is almost twice as fast as the processor in the last iPad generation. It has a 12.9 inch screen. Most importantly, it has a stylus, called the Pencil, that promises to be much better than the soft rubber styli available for the iPad Air.

But will the iPad Pro become THE iPad for lawyers? Will it replace a laptop for productivity while also serving as a top-notch courtroom presentation platform. Time will tell. Read on for my initial thoughts on the iPad Pro for lawyers. 

October Speaking Engagements
October is prime season for Bar meetings and CLE programs. This month our partners and consultants go coast to coast from Alberta to Maryland and South Carolina, with stops in Michigan, Ohio, and Georgia in between.

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MS Word Tip of the Month - Non-Breaking Spaces and Hyphens
-Barron K. Henley, Esq.
As you type, Microsoft Word assumes that any hyphen or space is an acceptable point to flow the text onto the next line or page. However, that may not be a safe assumption. You may want to keep dates or hyphenated names together on the same line. 

This month we show you how to control where the break to the next line takes place by properly using non-breaking spaces and hyphens in Word. 

MacCorner - Upgrade Season
- Jeffrey Schoenberger, Esq.
As part of Apple's September 9th media event, the company announced the release dates for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan. iOS was released on September 16th, and is a free upgrade for all supported iPhones and iPads. On September 30th, Apple released OS X 10.11, El Capitan. It too is a free on all supported Macs. Just head to the Mac App Store to download it.

Now, let's talks about some of the new features you'll find in El Capitan that make it worth installing.

Affinity Partnership with Workshare Brings Discounts to Your Firm 
Affinity Consulting Group and Workshare are partnering to offer increased productivity solutions.  Affinity has chosen Workshare's industry leading comparison, protection and collaboration products that integrate tightly with Worldox as a differentiator to their customers and prospects.  To learn more about how Workshare can increase your team's productivity, please contact Katie Kennedy at
In honor of our new partnership, Affinity is offering 10% off of Workshare list pricing for any new license purchase of Workshare Professional completed by December 25, 2015. Also, watch our blog for an announcement later this month of an introductory video describing how Workshare can help your firm.
Free Webinar Series Continues October 20
-The Case for Practice Management: Why Outlook Isn't Enough
Microsoft Outlook is widely used for email, calendar and contact management. But it lacks one critical function. It cannot organize information based on matter or case. For that reason, it fails as a practice management tool. But there are other excellent options for practice management. 

Join Affinity's Director of Education, Jennifer Ramovs, Esq., and learn why Outlook just isn't enough for your daily practice management processes. Register HERE for the 1 PM (EDT) October 20 FREE Webinar.
New Cloud Option for Creating and Editing Documents
- Scott Bassett, Esq.
Keeping documents in the Cloud is often more secure than keeping them on your local computer or your firm's server. It can also be more convenient. I use Microsoft's OneDrive Cloud storage to store my client-related (and personal) documents. On my desktop PC, I have Word set to save automatically to OneDrive.

But what if your travel computing device doesn't (or can't) have the desktop version of Word installed? There is another way.

Newsworthy - Scary Tech Story 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. October is the month for scary stories. Here are a few that will scare you into improving your use of tech.  
Meet the Team - Chris Martz
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 Chris Martz, Senior Legal Technology Consultant. Chris joined Affinity in July, 2011. He came to Affinity from a large law firm in Roanoke after Affinity became the outsourced training and network management provider. He currently works in the Roanoke office. Chris has been married to his wife Angie for 22 years and has two children who are now 15 and 20. His daughter attends high school and loves the marching band while his son is entering his Junior year at Virginia Tech. Go Hokies! 

Chris enjoys working at Affinity because he loves the challenge of dealing with a variety of people, in a variety of settings and being able to connect to each one to help them through a broad range of technologies and issues.

Learn More About Chris HERE.
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