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The technical proficiency imperative for firm profitability & client satisfaction.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

2015 budget planning is just around the corner and preparation of next year’s IT initiatives and spending is going to take some serious reflection and soul searching. If not, then you’re doing it wrong.

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3 Things for Your Firm to Consider in 2014

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

My dog – a one-year-old super-high-energy Weimaraner – is noisily cavorting through the office. This distraction, oddly, turned my thoughts to the IT dogs that are soon to wreak havoc (if they haven’t already) in many law firms.

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Certified ProLaw Applications Specialist Mike Smith

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Congratulations to Mike Smith for obtaining his ProLaw application certification! Mike joins Scott Randall as part of our ProLaw application team.  Advanced Legal Systems is now officially a Certified Services Partner

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We’ll see you at the ProLaw/Elite User Conference 2012!

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Advanced Legal Systems will be attending the ProLaw/Elite User Conference 2012, Booth #507,  hosted at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  This years conference will combine ProLaw and Elite users providing access to a variety of interesting topics and sessions for all.

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Prolaw and SQL Replication – Creating, Breaking, and Updating Prolaw

Monday, January 30th, 2012

This guide will cover the various aspects of replication for a Prolaw SQL server.  If you have a replicated environment and are updating any aspects of Prolaw such as the custom tabs or updating Prolaw itself, you will need to stop replication first.  You may also refer to this guide if you need to set up a replicated environment.  This guide will focus on the SQL portion itself, assuming you already have the document shares replicated via DFS or other means. You may refer to other posts on this blog on how to set up test versions of Prolaw or how to install updates.

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Advanced Legal Systems Partners with InFocus!

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Advanced Legal Systems, Inc. is now a  partner and value added reseller for InFocus a premier provider of projectors and the new Mondopad, a state of the art collaboration tool.

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Installing fonts on Windows 7/2008 with a login script

Monday, June 27th, 2011

It is possible using a simple VBS script to install fonts via a logon script on Windows 7 or Server 2008 operating systems.

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Understanding LEDES

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

LEDES refers to Legal Electronic Data Exchange Standards for pipe delimited text files or .txt with several variations in formatting and data requirements.  The most common of those being LEDES 1998, LEDES 1998B, and LEDES 2000.  This statement type is assigned to matters in ProLaw for electronic invoicing.  Statements generating in the billing process that are assigned this statement type, generate a file that is uploaded through a web interface or email to electronic invoicing companies or “processors”. 

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Dis-jointed Network.

Monday, March 7th, 2011

I ran into this while trying to fix a wireless connection at a Clients house last week. Here is the setup:
Juniper Firewall acting as router from internet via Static IP from Qwest.
Juniper Firewall is also a DHCP server for the internal network. It is handing out 192.168.1.X/24 with a gateway address of
UsRobotics G-max wireless router and firewall connected to the Juniper Firewall.
This device is getting Wan IP address from the Juniper Firewall via DHCP This device is also configured to hand out DHCP of 192.168.1.X/24 with a gateway address of
This was causing a disjointed network error. The wireless would connect but it was limited access. If you plugged a Cat5 cable into the Gmax router you would get the same error.
After doing some research I found that this should have never worked.
I left the IP address and DHCP on the Juniper firewall alone. I changed the IP address on the Gmax Router to hand out DHCP of 10.0.0.X/24. This gives the wireless computers IP addresses of 10.0.0.x/24 with a gateway of The Gmax now gets a DHCP address from the Juniper firewall on the 192.168.1.X network with a gateway of

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