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Mobile Technology Hellholes; Automatic Disaster Recovery; Reviews of Chrometa and Netmemo Plus; Seth Rowland Fan Mail

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, April 28, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Mobile Technology Hellholes

Jerry Gonzalez, Tip: Automatic Disaster Recovery System With SecondCopy And Dropbox

Frederic Wolfram, Review Of Chrometa

Steven Brower, Review Of Netmemo Plus

Jon Ladd, Praise For Seth Rowland And His Practice Management Manifesto

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Backup/Media/Storage | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

Why CosmoLex Is One to Watch; More Options for Replacing Time Matters

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, April 21, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Dana Riel, Why CosmoLex Is One To Watch

Lee D. Cumbie, Amicus Attorney As A Time Matters Replacement

Harry Salavantis, PracticeMaster As A Time Matters Replacement

William Ross, Clio As A Time Matters Replacement

Stan Johnson, Amicus Cloud As A Time Matters Replacement

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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: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

You'll Miss Your File Server When the Internet Collapses; How to Make Your Dragon Roar; Solo But Not Alone; Much More

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Donald Coker, You'll Miss Your File Server When The Internet Collapses

Steven Polinsky, Review: Dragon Professional Individual 14

Paul Tredoux, How To Make Your Dragon Roar: A Deep Dive Into Accuracy And Proper Setup

Harold Burstyn, I'm A Solo But None Of These Categories Fit Me

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Backup/Media/Storage | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | TL Serendipity

Why Susan Cartier Liebel Is Angry at Her Lawyer Plus 39 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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.

Sweat the Small Stuff

What's an Initial Consultation Worth?

Five Ways Lawyers Can Boost Their Call to Action Performance

How Attorneys Can Use Remarketing to Get More Leads

Congratulations to Susan Cartier Liebel of Solo Practice University on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Why Susan Cartier Liebel Is Angry at Her Lawyer

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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: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Onit Enterprise Legal Management Takes a "Process" Approach to Ebilling and Matter Management

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers enterprise legal management software for corporate legal departments that goes beyond ebilling and matter management (see article below), an app for scheduling meetings (including paid consultations), case analysis software with document review capabilities, and a virtual desktop service for law firms. Don't miss the next issue.

Traditional enterprise legal management software enables corporate legal departments to manage and track the spending of legal work they outsource to law firms. This is important, but it's just one of hundreds of tasks corporate counsel need to manage.

Onit Enterprise Legal Management … in One Sentence

Onit Enterprise Legal Management is an integrated suite of ebilling and matter management apps designed to tackle the routine tasks of corporate legal departments.

The Killer Feature

There's a saying that every spreadsheet would be better expressed as a software program. Onit co-founder and CEO Eric Elfman found that lawyers in legal departments used a combination of spreadsheets and email to track processes ranging from board minutes to contract review and approval to legal matter assignments and much more.

This explains why Onit goes beyond traditional matter and spend tracking. Onit itself offers what Elfman calls a "process platform" that you can use as your primary system or as a means to augment your core software, including for the tasks noted above. Additionally, your department can create its own custom Onit Apps to fulfill specific needs.

"Traditional process management initiatives take between nine to 12 months to implement," adds Elfman. "By contrast, Onit Apps are configured and implemented in weeks so you can reap the financial and operational savings faster."

Other Notable Features

Onit features a configurable Dashboard comprised of widgets such as Pending, Disputed, and Overdue Invoices, Inactive Matters, Pending Vendor Evaluations, etc. Your view depends on your role in the department.

You create a new matter by entering the name, type, and lawyer managing the matter. You can add metadata such as whether it involves litigation and is a major matter. Selecting the type of matter (e.g., bankruptcy, investigation, real estate, etc.) can automatically add resources such as a paralegal, outside counsel, and vendors. You can upload documents, and set a budget or alternative fee arrangement.

Onit offers an ebilling workflow that adjusts to whatever business rules you have in place. You can create different workflows for special matters such as those involving more than $1M in fees. The workflows you create can proceed in a linear or parallel flow.

Law firms use Onit's BillingPoint service to submit invoices in a LEDES format. The use of a separate Onit App ensures that law firms cannot gain access to your data. Once ebills are submitted, Onit can format them so to look like a traditional invoice. Onit automatically alerts you if an invoice violates a preset requirement. In addition, you can reject invoices, add comments, adjust line items, etc.

Onit includes all the reports you would expect as well as the ability to export the data in Excel format. For richer reports with bubble charts and other data visualizations, Onit integrates with Tableau.

What Else Should You Know?

Onit runs in all web browsers. It also integrates with Outlook via an add-in. When you receive an email alert such as for a new matter, contract or legal service request, you can securely log into Onit from inside the email message to view the details. Learn more about Onit Enterprise Legal Management.

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

The Biggest Health Problem Solos Face Plus 37 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 38 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.

Don't Discount Your Fee: Use This Alternative

Passing on Credit Card Surcharges to Clients

Is Your Blog Destroying Your Website's Performance?

How Lawyers Can Perform an SEO Audit and the Tools to Do It

Congratulations to Karen Caffrey of Solo Practice University on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The Biggest Health Problem Solos Face

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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.

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Tech Tips for New Law Firms; Roundup of Advice on Converting Paper to Word Format

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, March 17, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Mary Brooksby, Technology Tips for the New Law Firm

John Hightower, Two Options for Converting Paper to Word Format

Mark Peneguy, How to Convert PDF to Word Using Acrobat Pro

Ben Ballard, Converting Paper to Word Format Easier Than Ever but Try This First

Cynthia Zook, Tip: Word and WordPerfect Can Convert a PDF Document

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Law Office Management | TL Serendipity

Beware of Genius Rescue; How TL NewsWire Works; Reviews of Actionstep; Review of NetDocuments; FBI v. Apple

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, March 7, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Wells Anderson, Beware Genius Rescue; TL NewsWire Due Diligence?

Charles Drayson, Review Of ActionStep And NetDocuments

Ted Jordan, Actionstep As A Cloud Replacement For Time Matters

Question Of The Week: What Do You Think Of FBI V. Apple?

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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: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Backup/Media/Storage | Coming Attractions | Online/Cloud | Practice Management/Calendars | Technology Industry/Legal Profession | TL Serendipity

Review of SmartAdvocate; Keeping Documents in Sync Without the Cloud; Microsoft Word Training Options

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, March 4, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Philip Franckel, Review of SmartAdvocate (Practice Management for Personal Injury)

Peter Conway, How I Keep Documents in Sync Without Cloud Storage Services

Paul Purdue, Review of Barron Henley for Microsoft Word Training

Paul Mansfield, Online Training for Microsoft Word

Jason Pink, Review of Legal Office Guru

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What to Do When Your Billing Process Stinks Plus 42 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 43 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 to Handle a Problem Employee

The Seven Deadly Sins of Succession Planning

Google Removes Ads From the Search Sidebar

Tools and Tricks to Automate Your Marketing

Congratulations to Arita Damroze of GP Solo on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: What to Do When Your Billing Process Stinks

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