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Tis the Season

The holiday season reminds us all that there is greater joy and satisfaction in giving than receiving. Nothing feels better than volunteering your time and skills to help those who need it. Lending a Hand After Florence In October, I volunteered with the disaster relief organization Operation Blessing&n… Read More

Keyboard Shortcuts: Making the Most of Excel

(This post is the fourth in a series. Previous articles list shortcuts for Microsoft Office, Word, and Outlook.) Microsoft Excel looks overwhelming sometimes. Most of us use Excel to maintain contact lists and for accounting or budgeting purposes. Excel has a multitude of features that I never… Read More

Keyboard Shortcuts: Getting the Most Out of Microsoft Word

(This is the second part of a series. You can read the first post here.) Word processing is one of the most common job duties in an office. Whether its editing a letter, typing court documents, or using inter-office forms, many of us are typing constantly. For most of us today, this means we are using M… Read More

Keyboard Shortcuts to Increase Productivity

Most of us are frequent users of programs such as Word, Outlook, and Excel. But many of us are not familiar with the keyboard shortcuts that can help us throughout our day. Keyboard shortcuts improve productivity by keeping your hands on the keyboard. We all like to be more productive in how we work. Shortcu… Read More

Celebrating 40 Years of Lawyers Mutual: A Look Back at Beginning

January is the time for new beginnings and reaching goals. The founders of Lawyers Mutual created a company dedicated to the attorneys of North Carolina. Their vision and dedication made Lawyers Mutual the great company it is today. To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we take a look back at the foundation of L… Read More

Avoiding Spam Calls on Your Cell Phone

According to a CBS News report, Americans were bombarded with over 29 billion spam robocalls last year. While the national Do Not Call Registry helps, it only prevents calls from telemarketers that follow the law. Hiding Behind Spoofed Numbers A large part of the problem is that spam callers a… Read More

The High Cost of Ransomware

How much is your data worth? This is the question that scammers ask when they perpetrate a ransomware attack. In 2016, ransomware increased 6,000% over 2015 numbers. It is very close to becoming a $1 billion business. Ransomware has been so profitable with so little effort that it’s become the main form… Read More

International Law Firm Falls Victim to Global Ransomware Attack

Do you still think that ramsomware won't happen to you? That's probably how DLA Piper, a large multinational law firm, felt before it became a victim of the latest largescale ransomware attack at the end of June. According to Legal Week, the firm's email and phone systems have been effected and systems were en… Read More