Mode5: Use It, Don't Lose It! Section 179 and Deductions for Office Equipment Purchases By The End of The Year

Posted On: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Are you worried that the broken printer that has been slowly dying and hanging on for dear life for the past 6 months, won’t be replaced until next year? Well, put away your office equipment smashing bat; we have some news for you!

Donít Get Tricked by Scammers this Halloween: 5 Quick Tips on How to Keep Your Business Safe

Posted On: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Halloween may be a time for ghoulish tricks from ghosts and goblins, however the last thing you want is to find out that you or staff has been tricked by the worst kind of trickster: a scammer. Here are five quick tips on how you can keep your network and your business safe this Halloween.

Foolproof Office Moving Tips

Posted On: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Relocating your business can be stressful. The more time invested in preparation and planning, the more successful your office move will be.  Our friends at Interstate has some great tips on how to make your office move less stressful!

Virginia ALA Chapters Partner with Virginia Lawyers Weekly for New Publication

Posted On: Thursday, October 5, 2017

We are excited to announce that the four Virginia chapters of ALA have partnered with Virginia Lawyers Weekly to assist with their new bi-monthly section dedicated to legal administrators.


Posted On: Friday, August 18, 2017

We would like to thank everyone who joined us last night at Captain Pell’s for the crab feast. We had a great turnout, and we raised a significant amount of school supplies and monetary donations for Fairfax Law Foundation!

Planet Depos: 5 Client Deposition Preparation Tips

Posted On: Thursday, August 10, 2017

You have heard it many times: failure to plan means planning to fail. Depositions sometimes offer a poignant example of this maxim. Many lawyers schedule a deposition and do nothing more than notify their client of when and where to appear. Others give short shrift to the preparation process, advising the client to arrive 30 minutes early on the day of the deposition. Minimizing the importance of deposition preparation adds to your client’s nervousness. It can significantly impact the outcome of the case.

Rover Records: What is Optical Character Recognition (OCR)? Cost, Capabilities and Limitations

Posted On: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Has your organization ever had difficulty locating a record, or locating a specific piece of information within a record? Probably the easiest and most effective way to remedy this common issue is to digitize your paper records. This process of document imaging not only clears up space, which was once occupied by boxes of paper records, by converting them to a digital format, but it can also make locating information throughout multiple documents extremely easy. By allowing for your records to be stored electronically with multiple index fields, locating documents instantly becomes much easier to do than by manually sorting through paper records. Why not make it even easier to locate certain pieces of information, though? The best way to do this is to add an overlay software to your digitized records called Optical Character Recognition (OCR). If you’ve heard of OCR before, it’s probably because you have used it in some common applications, such as Adobe Reader.

Sensei Enterprises: The Persistent Threat of Insider Data Theft (Guest Post)

Posted On: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

For seven years, Zhengquan "Jim" Zhang worked as an IT engineer for KCG Holdings, a Wall Street securities firm, where he managed the source code for the firm's trading platform and algorithms. When news of a potential takeover started to spread, Zhang got nervous, thinking his job could be eliminated. That acquisition was completed last July 20th, three and a half months after FBI agents arrested Zheng, accusing him of stealing more than three million proprietary files, the very files that make up the core of the firm's business.


Posted On: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

As part of our long-time strategic alliance with the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), we're pleased to invite readers of The MPF Weekly to participate in the 2017 ALA Compensation and Benefits Survey, the most comprehensive resource regarding compensation for management and staff positions of US law firms. 

Access: Webinar Recap: How to Get It Right with Big Data (With Recording)

Posted On: Monday, July 10, 2017
Big Data can provide tremendous value to your organization, but if you aren’t using data right, it isn’t going to do anything for you. From polling predictions that were way off to large retailers missing the mark, big data has had some ...

We have added a new meeting!

Posted On: Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Northern Virginia Chapter is pleased to announce it has added an extra monthly luncheon to the schedule in August.

Rover Records: Switching Records Management Providers

Posted On: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

If you’ve ever had issues with your current records management provider, you’ve probably thought about switching to a different one. In fact, that might be the very reason you’re reading this post right now. Read on for Rover Record's take on switching your records management provider.

May Luncheon

Posted On: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thank you to our members who were able to join us for our May educational luncheon!

ALA Firm Administrators at the FBA "Law Practice Management Boot Camp"

Posted On: Friday, May 19, 2017

On Wednesday, May 18, 2017, three of our members, Benjamin Sotelo, Megan Pfeifle and Saul Isakower attended the Fairfax Bar Association's educational seminar, "The Law Practice Management Boot Camp" at Sensei Enterprises.

Sensei Enterprises: Highlights on Verizon 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report

Posted On: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It's always a challenge to boil down the stats and takeaways from Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). The report is based on data from more than 42,000 security incidents and nearly 2,000 breaches across 84 countries. Sensei Enterprises has summarized some of major highlights.

Planet Depos: Trial Services Offering for 2017

Posted On: Monday, May 15, 2017

Planet Depos offers a variety of trial technology services to help you win! Please contact Planet Depos if you are interested in a complementary trial consultation!

Welcome to the new NOVA ALA Website!

Posted On: Monday, May 1, 2017

Welcome to the new NOVA ALA website!

Fun at the Planet Depos Paint Nite

Posted On: Thursday, April 27, 2017

On Wednesday, April 27, 2017, our business partner, Planet Depos, hosted a Paint Nite in Falls Church, Virginia.

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