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Reviews of MessageSave and X1, Bates Stamps; Time Matters and WordPerfect X7; Paragraph Numbering; Apple Watch; Much More

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, February 27, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Robin Meadow, Review: MessageSave and X1 Together

John Dorst, Three Products We Use for Bates Stamp

Matthew Appleton, Time Matters and WordPerfect X7 Integration in the Works

Steven Schwaber, Why Paragraph Numbering in WordPerfect Makes Word Users Jealous

Roland Cole, Where the Rubber Meets the Road for Speech Recognition

Charles Stotter, Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as Laptop and Tablet

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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 | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Document Management | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Practice Management/Calendars | Technology Industry/Legal Profession | TL Answers

Top Five Law Firm Inefficiencies Plus Online Reviews of Your Firm

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, February 20, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Law Practice Advisor Heidi Alexander has helped so many small law firms that she has noticed certain inefficiencies cropping up again and again. In this issue of SmallLaw, she sets forth her top five inefficiencies, and explains how to eliminate them. From too much paper to disjointed systems to lost billable time and much more, you're bound to pick up some valuable tips and discover new technologies. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how to obtain good online reviews and why they're important.

How to Receive SmallLaw
Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw

Reviews of Dictate + Connect and SpeakWrite, Lookeen, X1; Cost Recovery; Paperless Depositions; Time Matters Question

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, February 19, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Bob Leonard, Review: Dictate + Connect and SpeakWrite

Matthew Appleton, Review: Lookeen

Steve Loewy, Review: X1

Brad Pearce, Charging for Overhead; Replacing Paper With iPads at Depositions

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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 | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Answers

Tabs3's Tech Support; Copying Deposition Testimony Into a Document; Document Naming Tips; Xobni Replacement; Lotus Notes

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, February 12, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Donald Coker, Review: Tabs3 and PracticeMaster's Tech Support

Jerry Gonzalez, How to Copy Deposition Testimony Into Word and WordPerfect

Lynn Johnson, Why Law Firms Should Start Document Names With the Date

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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 | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Document Management | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Answers

Seven Myths About Flat Fees Plus 43 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 44 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.

Recommended Agencies for Virtual Assistants

Practicing Law in an Ocean Paradise

The Best Attorney Photos of 2015

Marketing Your Firm With Email Newsletters

Congratulations to Patrick Lamb of In Search of Perfect Client Service on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Seven Myths About Flat Fees

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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 | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

MetaJure, contentCrawler, Symphony; Review of Surface Pro 3; Cost Recovery; Android Tablets and Iowa E-Filing

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, January 29, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Mark Chernoff, Software for Searching Lots of Documents

Charles Stotter, Review: Surface Pro 3 (Plus Where to Buy One)

Bryan Sims, How I Charge for Scanning, Printing, Faxing, Copying

Mark Olberding, Android Tablets Now Compatible With Iowa's E-Filing System

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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 | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Answers

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

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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

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.

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

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

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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

Reviews of Tabs3, PracticeMaster, Copernic, X1, Olympus DS-7000, DR-2000, QuikScribe, iPhone Dictation Apps

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, December 18, 2014

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Harry Salavantis, Review: Tabs3 and PracticeMaster

Steve Long, Review: Copernic Versus X1 for Desktop Search

Lewis Page, Review: Olympus DS-7000, DR-2000, QuikScribe, iPhone

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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 | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Document Management | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Answers
 
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