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May 2016
Top 10 Reasons to Call AGC Support
PCLaw Update Alert
5 Great Tips from ABA TECHSHOW 2016
Leads, Leadership, and Leverage
Worldox Bootcamp This Month
FREE Webinars
Practice Management Webinars
May Speaking Engagements
Lean Six Sigma Workshop Series
Where in the World is Debbie Foster?!
Worldox Newsletter Highlights
Word 2016 Tip of the Month - Restrict Editing
Newsworthy - Links of Interest (Summer Travel Edition)
New on the ACG Blog
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Top 10 Reasons to Call ACG Support
- Stacy Devlin
At Affinity, our goal is always to help our clients be more productive through improved processes and technology. And we want to be able to do that for bigger business solutions - like helping you roll out a new practice area, software implementation or process redesign - but we also know the realities of addressing issues that "pop-up" or need more immediate support.
As your trusted advisors, we want you to know you can call us for pretty much anything.

Affinity has a dedicated team of consultants called our Client Service Team that is here to serve you when you need help. If we can "fix it" we will. If we can't "fix it" you can bet we know who can. Here are some examples of when to call Affinity's Client Service Team and how we can help:
To learn more about ACG Support, contact us.
PCLaw Update Alert!
- Wait to Upgrade to v15.1
LexisNexis released PCLaw version 15.1 and may contact you to upgrade your PCLaw system.

At this time, we urge you to WAIT and not upgrade to v15.1. Please allow us to upgrade our own PCLaw database first and get through one or two billing cycles before YOU upgrade. That will allow us time to test it and report any defects to LexisNexis development.

If you use Amicus Attorney or Time Matters with PCLaw, DO NOT UPGRADE YET. The link between these products and PCLaw v15.1 does not work. If you upgrade, your link will cease operating.

If you have any questions, contact one of our PCLaw consultants directly or call us at 877-676-5492 or email
Visit Our Newsletter Archive
The Affinity Consulting Group Newsletter Archive has our email newsletters going back to January of 2010.
Five Great Tech Tips from ABA TECHSHOW 2016
- Steve Best, 2016 TECHSHOW Chairperson
Each year TECHSHOW concludes with a fast paced and fun panel presentation called 60 Tips Tricks Gadgets Gizmos and Websites. Here are 5 tips you will find useful:
  • UNROLL.ME - Easily unsubscribe or digest annoying marketing emails that clog your inbox.
  • EERO - Improve Wi-Fi range and speed at your home or office with this advanced plug and play solution.
  • WHOREADME.COM - Notifies you when your emails get read or forwarded.
  • TRANSCRIPTPAD - Review and annotate deposition transcripts on your iPad more easily than on a desktop or laptop PC.
  • 270TOWIN.COM - This interactive website lets you review the electoral college and play around with assigning electoral votes to the candidates and play the "what if" game.
If you have a tech problem and need a tip to solve it, contact us.
Guest Article - Leads, Leadership, and Leverage 
- How to Get All 3 Using Your Law Firm Blog, Part 2
This guest article by Stephen Fairley, CEO, The Rainmaker Institute, completes last month's article on why a law firm blog is one of the best ways for attorneys to generate leads, demonstrate leadership, and gain leverage online by improving search engine results. Part 1 of this important article appeared in our April newsletter.

Want to meet the Rainmaker? Contact

Worldox Bootcamp - Tampa Bay
- May 16-17
Affinity's software-focused Bootcamps provide you with intensive two-day training to increase your skills with popular law office software. This month features our Worldox Bootcamp.                   
May 16-17 - Worldox BootcampTampa, FL

For more information on our Bootcamps, contact us

If you can't attend one of our Bootcamps, call 877-676-5492 or write to set up Private Law Firm Training on any subject/software.
FREE Education and Software Skills Webinars 
- May Webinar Focuses on Legal Malpractice Avoidance
This month we have several FREE education and software skills webinars. You won't want to miss 5 Questions for Your Malpractice Carrier on May 18. Here is our full May and June schedule of FREE webinars:

*Part of Affinity's New Beyond the 3Cs Webinar Series

If you have questions about training opportunities, contact us.
Practice Management Webinar Series Continues This Month and Next
-Part 2 on May 5, Part 3 on June 10
The first of our three-part webinar series called The Case for Practice Management with Affinity Partner Steve Best and Orion Law Practice Management Systems Project Manager Kevin C. Harris are complete. You can see Part 1 now. Mark your calendar and register for:
Until then, be sure to read Steve Best's article on why Outlook or any Personal Information Manager (PIM) is not enough for effective practice management.

Have questions about practice management software? Contact us.
May Speaking Engagements
In addition to this month's webinars, our Partners and Consultants will be traveling to the great north, including Alaska and Saskatchewan, and then back to Indiana and Ohio, for speaking engagements in May

Lean Six Sigma Workshop Series - Free Intro May 17
- Weekly Workshop Webinar Series Starts June 1
You may have heard of Lean Six Sigma for other professions, like manufacturing. The reality is that this philosophy teaches critical tactics that can significantly reduce waste, while improving the value of your service to your clients, and improve your bottom line.

Join us May 17 for a FREE intro webinar to learn what this workshop includes, as well as a brief review of the concepts of Lean Six Sigma for Legal Professionals 

The weekly workshop series begins June 1. Affinity Partner Debbie Foster and Strategic Management Consultant Alison Lukan will guide you through an eight-week web-based seminar focused on improving the way you practice law. The series cost is $99 for an individual or $199 for a firm (group viewing only).
  • June 1 - Introduction to Lean Six Sigma & Why You Care! 
  • June 8 - Office Hours 
  • June 15 - Waste
  • June 22 - Office Hours 
  • June 29 - Power of Process 
  • July 6 - Office Hours 
  • July 13 - Factory of One 
  • July 20 - Office Hours and Closing Remarks 
Click HERE to register for the workshop series.

Where in the World is Debbie Foster...NOW?!
- Debbie is EVERYWHERE!
Once again Affinity Managing Partner Debbie Foster is on the road! She recently visited the New Orleans ALA Chapter and is soon heading out to the ALA National Conference & Expo in Los Angeles, followed by a quick stop in D.C. to participate in the Capital ALA Chapter monthly luncheon to provide a CLM course for them. 

If you're in the New England area, she is heading your way!  Contact Karen Scher at if you'd like to meet with Debbie while she is nearby.  Debbie loves to make time for clients who need a hand. Debbie is looking forward to meeting up with New Englanders in June - before she heads down the road again.

Highlights from our Worldox Newsletter
Our April 2016 Worldox email newsletter has a great article by Affinity Partner Paul Unger on dealing with PDFs that are not text-searchable.

If you have questions about Worldox or any aspect of document management, contact us.
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MS Word 2016 Tip of the Month - Restrict Editing
Lawyers often share Word documents with others for drafting and editing assistance. You want to be sure all changes made by others are clearly designated. You may also want to restrict editing to certain portions of the document. This month's tip will show you how to restrict editing of a Word 2016 document.

To arrange for Word training customized for your firm, contact us.
Newsworthy - Summer Travel 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. May is when you finalize your summer travel plans. Getting your tech in order before you leave is essential. These links will help you get ready.     
Meet the Team - Adam Ringel
Affinity Consulting Group is a team of trusted advisors working together to find tailored solutions to unlock every client's potential. 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 feature another member of the Affinity Team. Get to know us!

Meet Adam Ringel, Consultant with the Document Automation and Database Services Teams. He is located in Affinity's Columbus, Ohio office. When he was first admitted to the Bar, Adam became aware of Affinity when he heard Partner Barron K. Henley speak at his New Lawyer Training CLE.   

Adam was extremely interested in what Barron presented and five years later jumped at the chance to join Affinity in 2014. Asked about why he loves what he does, Adam commented, "I'm a nerd and lawyer, so working with documents and data all day is right in my wheel house. I view every project as a puzzle that I have to solve, which is really fun for me."

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