Bring me a problem and make my day
Who says this kind of thing? You found her. I know I'm not the only one who enjoys problem solving, but I wanted to alert the world that you can come to me with your problems. I welcome it.
One of the reasons I enjoy practicing law and owning a business is to tackle problems. Sometimes solving small problems solves bigger problems. More on this in future blogs.
To kick off my blog, I wanted to share with you my first unsolicited opportunity to solve a problem.
A facebook friend who practices law was lamenting about having to update her library of electronic forms to include the new year. That sounds like something that would be annoying. I know from experience that if you include the wrong year in a proposed order, the clerk of court will kick it back to you. Wasted time, embarrassment and frustrating.
This problem affects all attorneys; dates are important, time is money. Time to automate it!
Here was my recommendation to my friend. In the Word document, do the following: Insert - Field - Date and Time - copy and paste to the textbox - DATE \@ "yyyy" - (keep checked - preserve formatting during updates) then it should update this time next year and every year without any work on your part.
Give it a try and give me a high five in 2015.