The WriteClearly Google Docs add-on is now available to the public

The WriteClearly team at Urban Insight has finished work on the public version of the Google Docs add-on. WriteClearly is a plain language tool. It helps lawyers write documents that most people can understand. I worked on a draft version of this at the TIG Hackathon this past January. Check it out and start using […]

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How legal technology can help your legal services program and your client base

Yes, it’s true: you should probably be using technology right now in your legal services program. It’s time to think beyond the word processor. Technology can directly help both our clients and the people we turn away. What’s more, it can help us sell our message better to the people who fund our work.In the […]

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WriteClearly: Developing a Google Apps Add-on to Promote Plain Language in the Legal Community

I recently was sent by my employer, Greater Boston Legal Services, to a legal technology hackathon at the TIG 2017 conference in San Antonio, Texas. Our team created a tool that helps legal aid lawyers do a better job of writing for the general public. Statistics show that the average reading level in the United States is […]

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Using Powershell to Help Migrate Your Users’ Connection to Sharepoint to a New Site

If you are using many SharePoint lists and want to connect them to Outlook automatically for your users, you have probably noticed that the official tools for this are lacking. We don’t get nearly the simplicity of Exchange Public Folders without a lot of work, from the difficulty in just getting the SharePoint URLs in […]

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Remove a SharePoint List from Outlook’s Default SharePoint Lists with Powershell

There’s a very useful Administrative Template for Outlook that allows you to install a set of Default SharePoint Lists with just Group Policy. Unfortunately–there’s no way to remove that set of lists with a GPO, such as you may want to do if the content was migrated to a new version of SharePoint or to […]

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Changes to Sharepoint Online break anonymous access to Document Libraries

If you use Sharepoint Online’s Public Sites, you may want to be able to share content such as document libraries that by default, aren’t available for anonymous users. Recent changes to Sharepoint Online broke a popular solution that worked for this in the past, but there’s a simple workaround. Early in our migration to Office […]

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Randomized Meal Planner

A few years ago I was home with my son several days a week, and I was in charge of most of our family’s meals. I had developed a library of recipes that I turned to again and again–nothing fancy, but meals that I could make and our family enjoyed. The only tedious part for […]

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