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Kristy Boyer, Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
Gwen Daniels, Illinois Legal Aid Online
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Jureeka! transforms legal citations in web pages
into hyperlinks that point to online source
material. (Firefox only)
Cornell University’s US Code system includes
free code updates via RSS
Illinois Legal Advocate
ABA’s LawLink
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ABA Law Blawgs Directory
National Support & Law RSS Feeds
Feeds from Illinois Legal Advocate
Advocate forms include:
•Divorce
•Simple Will
•Civil Procedure Forms
•Powers of Attorney
Client forms include:
•Divorce
•Orders of Protection
•Guardianship
•Fee Waiver
•Security Deposits
Advocate Library
Pro Se Library
Request credit from the
live webcast page on
IllinoisLegalAdvocate.org
http://news.google.com
Outlook 2003: Attensa offers a free plug-in RSS reader
http://www.netvibes.com
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Flag Email that Needs Follow-Up and A Task
Will Automatically Be Created
Use Categories to Group Emails with Visible
Color-coding
Use Folders to Organize Information
Create filters to keep less important email out
of your inbox
More tips: Managing Information Overload
http://delicious.com/
http://www.evernote.com
Messages, To-Do Lists, Milestones, Whiteboards, chat
http://www.basecamphq.com
Files, Discussions, Tasks, Milestones, Calendar, Reports, Forums
http://www.centraldesktop.com
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Free Education Edition for NonProfits
Includes:
 Gmail
 Google Calendar
 Google Talk
 Google Docs (word processing, spreadsheets,
presentations)
 Google Sites (websites/wikis)
 Google VOIP and Video Chat
Google Apps
Send a meeting request to your colleagues….
http://www.meetingwizard.com
http://www.acrobat.com
http://www.lsntap.org/aboutlegalmeetings
http://www.campfirenow.com/
*(and some work without a phone)
http://www.rememberthemilk.com/
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Any web browser
iPhone/iPod touch
Blackberry
Windows Mobile
GMail
Google Calendar
Twitter
http://www.gotvoice.com/
http://www.jott.com
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Send a text to “Google” (466453 ) for:
 Flight status
 Restaurant locations
 Driving directions
 Sports scores
 Translations
 Weather
 Web snippets
http://www.google.com/intl/en_us/mobile/default/sms/index.html
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iPhone integration with Exchange
Truilia iPhone Application
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IM+ All-in-One Messenger: AIM, Jabber,
MySpace, Yahoo, MSN/Live, ICQ
eOffice to edit Microsoft Word and Excel
documents
AlertMatrix supports filters on when you get
notified on your phone
More available through Handango.com
http://www.box.net
http://www.yousendit.com/
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Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace
Why they matter:
 Client use: Could be a problem if your client has
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damaging information on a social networking site
Networking with other professionals
Marketing your organization
Job Postings
Getting Information Out
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MySpace Best Practices
Facebook Best Practices
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Videos featured on the nonprofit channel
Can be combined with Google Checkout for
online donations
A YouTube video can be embedded in any
web page
YouTube Best Practices
http://www.pandora.com/
http://twitter.com/
http://www.flickr.com/
http://www.stumbleupon.com