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Free Research Reports for Lawyers and Others in the Legal Industry

By Neil J. Squillante | Sunday, August 31, 2014

TechnoLawyer Library houses our growing collection of free research reports in PDF format. Reports of this caliber usually cost a fortune, but TechnoLawyer members can download all of them for free. TechnoLawyer membership is also free. Below you'll find links to selected research reports and also to the TechnoLawyer Library Sweepstakes. Click any link to get started and join TechnoLawyer today.

Why Lawyers Need Not Fear Disruption

Three Common Productivity Tasks That an iPad Performs Better Than a PC

Chill, Grill, and Bill: Summertime Gadgets for Summer-Loving Legal Professionals

TechnoLawyer Demographics 2014

LitigationWorld Quick Start Guide to Mastering Ediscovery

TL Research Buyer's Guide to Legal Billing Software

Can Microsoft Win the Legal Industry's Mobile Race?

TL Research Buyer's Guide to Outlook Add-Ons for Law Firms

TL Research Buyer's Guide to Document Management Systems for Law Firms (Second Edition)

Enter the TechnoLawyer Library Sweepstakes. There's no limit on how many times you can win.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Practice Management/Calendars | TechnoLawyer | TechnoLawyer Library | Technology Industry/Legal Profession | TL Research

Reviews of ActiveWords, TValue, dtSearch; Body Position and Tablets; Three New Questions

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, January 22, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Stephen Hayes, Review: ActiveWords for Naming Documents

Adron Beene, Review: TValue for Amortization Calculations

Carol Baker, Review: dtSearch for a Briefs Knowledge Base

Christian Onsager, Body Position and Tablets

Don't miss this issue — or any future issues.

How to Receive TL Answers
Do you believe in the wisdom of crowds? In TL Answers, TechnoLawyer members answer legal technology and practice management questions submitted by their peers. This newsletter's popularity stems from the relevance of the questions and answers to virtually everyone in the legal profession. The TL Answers newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Document Management | Furniture/Office Supplies | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | TL Answers | Utilities

How Prospects Find and Judge Your Law Firm Plus 39 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 40 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week.

Trust Accounts Primer

How a Virtual Law Firm Uses Office Space

Target Your Key Audiences With a White Paper

The Companies Connecting Lawyers to Clients

Congratulations to Lee W. Frederiksen of Business of Law Blog on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: How Prospects Find and Judge Your Law Firm

How to Receive SmallLaw
Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

This Email Gadget Saved a Law Firm $30,000 Plus 58 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, January 19, 2015

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 59 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week.

Review: BigTime

How to Save a Webpage as a Single Image

Five Free Android Apps for Tracking Your Time

Google's Never-Ending Search

Congratulations to Derek Schroeder of Accellis Technology Group on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: This Email Gadget Saved a Law Firm $30,000

How to Receive BlawgWorld
Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession (e.g., monitors, smartphones, scanners, the iPad, and more). But not the only coverage. BlawgWorld enables you to stay on top of all the noteworthy legal and mainstream technology articles (and podcasts and videos) published elsewhere without having to hire a research assistant. Even when you're busy, you won't want to miss each issue's Pick of the Week. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Backup/Media/Storage | BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Graphic Design/Photography/Video | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Goodbye Fat Friday; Use Acrobat for Screenshots; WordPerfect X7 for iPad; PC Forever

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, January 15, 2015

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Michael Schwartz, Goodbye Fat Friday

Roy Greenberg, How to Use Adobe Acrobat to Capture Screenshots

Karl M. Rowe, Dispelling Myths About WordPerfect X7 for iPad

Harold Dye, Long Live the Word PC

Don't miss this issue — or any future issues.

How to Receive TL Serendipity
Our most serendipitous offering (hence its name), TL Serendipity consists of contributions by TechnoLawyer members who have important information to share. You'll no doubt enjoy it because of its mix of interesting topics and genuinely useful knowledge, including brutally honest product reviews and informative how-tos. The TL Serendipity newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TechnoLawyer | TL Serendipity

Amicus Premium 2015: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Thursday, January 15, 2015

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a practice management system with a new private cloud client portal (see article below), an over-the-top PACER replacement, an app that transforms your iPad or iPhone into a monitor for your Mac, and a cloud project management application. Don't miss the next issue.

IMPROVE CLIENT SERVICE WITH A CLIENT PORTAL

Communication with clients is critical for success. Some lawyers mistakenly believe that it's not worth collaborating with non-lawyer clients. On the contrary, plenty of such clients possess excellent proofreading skills. More importantly, all clients are less likely to complain about a bill if you share your work product with them throughout a matter. A client portal is the best solution for such communications.

Amicus Premium 2015 … in One Sentence

Launched last week, Gavel & Gown Software's Amicus Premium 2015 is a popular practice management system that now includes a client portal.

The Killer Feature

The new Amicus Client Portal features your law firm's brand identity. Accordingly, clients will feel like it's your software platform. Clients securely login using a web browser. All data resides on a server at your firm with end-to-end encryption when accessed.

Unlike standalone portals, Amicus Client Portal benefits from the integration with your practice management system. This enables your team to upload a client's entire file or whichever pieces you want to share — bills, court filings, correspondence, email, trust account statements, and of course final documents.

Another benefit is secure communications. Clients can exchange messages with the lawyers and staff at your firm about their matter. Amicus Premium 2015 notifies you of such communications so that you can respond promptly and bill for the time you spend doing so.

"Enhanced client service is one of the most important aspects for improving a law practice," Gavel & Gown president Ron Collins told us. "The Amicus Client Portal within Amicus Premium 2015 will delight clients by giving them 24/7 secure access to their file and their lawyer, thus keeping them in the loop."

Other Notable Features

Because Amicus Client Portal required an intuitive user experience, Gavel & Gown took the opportunity redesign Amicus Premium 2015 in its entirety. The software continues to use real-world analogues but with a more modern look.

In a recent poll conducted by Pew Research Center, knowledge workers ranked email first in importance — above the web and smartphone. Gavel & Gown has long invested in email primarily via Amicus Premium's integration with Microsoft Outlook. Amicus Premium 2015 enables you to access your email in any app while still being able to access it in both Amicus Premium and Outlook.

Other new features include improved document searches, file automation, and matter overviews (including a new chronology view). Amicus Anywhere, which enables you to access Amicus Premium 2015 from your smartphone, has a new tool for adding notes to a matter.

What Else Should You Know?

Amicus Premium 2015 has a suite of tools for capturing billable time and expenses. At your option, you can unlock Amicus Premium Billing 2015, which resides within Amicus Premium 2015. This integrated billing application adds trust accounting, bill creation and delivery, and more. The new version of Amicus Premium Billing offers split billing, alerts when retainers reach a specified threshold, more intuitive bill layouts and reports, and the ability to import costs from QuickBooks. Learn more about Amicus Premium 2015.

How to Receive TL NewsWire
So many products, so little time. In each issue of TL NewsWire, you'll learn about five new products for the legal profession. Pressed for time? The newsletter's innovative articles enable lawyers and law office administrators to quickly understand the function of a product, and zero in on its most important features. The TL NewsWire newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Practice Management/Calendars | TL NewsWire

The Key to a Happy Client Plus 51 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 52 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week.

The Practice of Law From A-Z

Get Naked With Your Clients to Build Trust

13 Ways to Get Clients to Hire You

Trends in Legal Marketing for 2015

Congratulations to Rod Boddie of Law Practice on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The Key to a Happy Client

How to Receive SmallLaw
Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

The Paperless iPad Law Practice Plus 55 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, January 12, 2015

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 56 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week.

Review: DocMoto Document Management Software

Another Lawyer Reviews the Livescribe 3

The 2015 Guide to Smartphones for Lawyers

The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos's Fire Phone

Congratulations to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D. on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: The Paperless iPad Law Practice

How to Receive BlawgWorld
Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession (e.g., monitors, smartphones, scanners, the iPad, and more). But not the only coverage. BlawgWorld enables you to stay on top of all the noteworthy legal and mainstream technology articles (and podcasts and videos) published elsewhere without having to hire a research assistant. Even when you're busy, you won't want to miss each issue's Pick of the Week. Please subscribe now.

Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Document Management | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Nine Steps to a Successful Blog Strategy Plus 49 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, January 8, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 50 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week.

How an Auto Accident Can Ruin Your Practice

Is Your Office "Historic"?

How to Create Simple Drawings for Blog Posts

How Google Works

Congratulations to Will Blunt of HubSpot Blogs on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: A Step-By-Step Guide to a Successful Blog Strategy

How to Receive SmallLaw
Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Reviews of Four iPad Styluses, Worldox; A Lawyer's Mobile Gear; Cost Recovery; Judgment Calculations; iPad PDF Apps

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, January 8, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Robin Meadow, Review: Wacom Bamboo, Adonit Jot, Hand Stylus, LyncTec

Ken Laska, How I Use a Laptop, iPad, and Kindle

Thomas F. McDow, Review: Worldox Plus Two Essential Setup Tips

Peter Conway, How My Law Firm Recovers Costs Such as Printing and Scanning

Don't miss this issue — or any future issues.

How to Receive TL Answers
Do you believe in the wisdom of crowds? In TL Answers, TechnoLawyer members answer legal technology and practice management questions submitted by their peers. This newsletter's popularity stems from the relevance of the questions and answers to virtually everyone in the legal profession. The TL Answers newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Document Management | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Answers

A Lawyer Reviews the Livescribe 3 Smartpen Plus 68 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 69 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week.

Is Matter-Centric Document Management Dead?

Review: Hotel My Phone

Top 10 Legal Technology Developments of 2014

The Best Bluetooth Headphones

Congratulations to Matthew Yospin of Law Technology Today on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Review: Livescribe 3 Smartpen

How to Receive BlawgWorld
Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession (e.g., monitors, smartphones, scanners, the iPad, and more). But not the only coverage. BlawgWorld enables you to stay on top of all the noteworthy legal and mainstream technology articles (and podcasts and videos) published elsewhere without having to hire a research assistant. Even when you're busy, you won't want to miss each issue's Pick of the Week. Please subscribe now.

Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Document Management | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession
 
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