Social Media / Technology Committee
Please check out the BAMC on Facebook (Search "Bar Association and Bar Foundation of Montgomery County"), as well as Twitter and Instagram (@BAMC_Law). If you are a Committee Chair or a Section Chair, and you would like the Bar Association to promote something on social media for your Committee or Section, please contact Keith or Jessica.
by Pat Hoover
Web Search Date Tool — Use it! Avoid unnecessary steps when searching online by setting a relevant date range. You don’t want to see old results if only the latest data is needed. So, you don't want to see search results from 2017 and older if you're looking for a new car, right? Google lets you restrict your search to a specific date range, as individualized as you want to make it. Assuming you’ve configured your browser to Google search, once you enter your search term(s) but before hitting enter, click on the Tools link found on the right just below your search word(s) and then below it but on the left side of the page click Anytime, to restrict your search to the time period you want. Use it. You’ll avoid delays, confusion, and distraction.
Gmail to G Suite — So far it’s been awesome. After some false starts over the past years, a few months ago I decided to move away from Google’s many free “consumer” offerings - Gmail, Docs, Calendar, and a ton more really great free Google Apps to G Suite (GS). Be careful! If, like me, you've used Google’s free Apps and expect to go on using them after signing up for Google’s latest business product, G Suites, you’re going to be disappointed. Not saying I regret the move, I love it, but still, it’s not as seamless as I’d hoped. Like many private attorneys, I have both a dedicated website and email. Over the 20+ years I’ve owned www.hooverlaw.com and it’s email email@example.com, my email has “moved around” from MS Exchange hosted servers to private ISP providers,. For the last several years, I’ve used Google’s Gmail. The problem has always been that since my “official” email address (unlike my Google email firstname.lastname@example.org) can’t qualify as a Gmail account since it doesn't have with the required ...@gmail.com ending, I’ve struggled with it, had to set up a Gmail “alias” and tried other workarounds. Google’s new G Suite lets you use Gmail and the other Google Apps but without requiring you have an @gmail.com account.
The monthly cost is ridiculously inexpensive and offers a ton of features, nearly identical to what I used for free from Google for several years, but now I have far greater security, enterprise functionality and — best of all 24/7 live tech support! There are, however, many required steps to configure G Suite if you want to migrate your many years/gigs of client data to G Suite.
April 23, 2019
Meetings will be held at 5:30PM in the Upstairs Conference Room of the Bar Association building, located at 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD, unless otherwise noted.