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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus First Impressions; Reviews of OneNote, Acronis, ShadowProtect; Manual Review Versus Predictive Coding

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, September 19, 2014

Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, First Impressions Of The IPhone 6 And IPhone 6 Plus

Gary Chodorow, Review: OneNote

Keith Collins, Review: Acronis And ShadowProtect

Michael Duffy, Manual Document Review Versus Predictive Coding

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

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Topics: Backup/Media/Storage | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Fat Friday | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Networking/Operating Systems

The Consumerization of Audiovisual Technologies Plus Negative Reviews of Your Firm

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, July 21, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: You can't swing a large law firm pay stub without hitting a fancy videoconferencing room that now collects dust. Consider yourself lucky that you work in small law firm which didn't have the capital to waste. In this issue of SmallLaw, law firm CIO Matt Berg explores the client-led shift to future-proof videoconferencing and other audiovisual applications using consumer-class technologies that cost virtually nothing. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how some small law firms are fighting negative online reviews.

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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: Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | SmallLaw

A Small Firm That Beats Mega Firms Plus Media Coverage

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Stephen Babcock of Babcock Partners doesn't hew to stereotypes. His small litigation boutique competes against large law firms both for clients and in the courtroom. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and journalist Marin Feldman profiles this Louisiana law firm and its founder. You'll learn how Babcock gained complex litigation experience directly out of law school, why his firm has invested more than $150,000 in technology (including the products purchased), and his secrets to success. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how to obtain mainstream media coverage for yourself and your law firm.

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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 | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Document Management | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw

Neil Squillante on the Top New Legal Technology Products Plus 62 More Must-Reads

By Neil J. Squillante | Monday, July 7, 2014

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 63 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: InfoQube (Ecco Pro Reincarnated)

How to Create Saved Search Folders

How to Take Notes With Siri

Snowden FAQ and His Impact on Law Practice

Congratulations to Heidi Alexander of Legal Toolkit on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Top New Legal Technology Products of 2014

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The Best Wireless Microphones for Speech Recognition Plus 69 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 70 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.

Knowledge Management for Small Law Firms

Improve Your Smartphone's Voice Recognition

The History of Android

Only Apple

Congratulations to Kirk McElhearn of Macworld on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: The Best Wireless Microphones for Speech Recognition

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Review of Legal Hub (Cloud Practice and Project Management) Plus Perfect Lawyer Bios

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: The cloud is the great equalizer, enabling small law firms to use the same technologies that only midsize and large firms could once afford. In this issue of SmallLaw, New Jersey lawyer Edward Zohn reviews PBworks' Legal Hub, a combination practice and project management system for collaborating both with colleagues and clients. Originally geared at midsize law firms, PBworks now offers free and lower cost versions of Legal Hub. Ed assesses each of the major features in the context of a small firm. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for tips on creating perfect lawyer bios for your website.

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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.

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Reviews of Zenesi, Drafon Remote, Samson Meteor; Digital Dictation Tip; Formatting Legal Documents With Word

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, June 12, 2014

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Jonathan Burnett, Review: Zenesi Viewer (Organizing and Tagging Email and Documents)

Neal Frishberg, How to Append, Insert, Overwrite in Your Dictations

Paul Harte, Review: Dragon Remote Microphone (Plus Samson Meteor)

Steve Long, Book Review: Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Word 2010

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Getting Started With Law Office Technology Plus 57 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 58 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.

Why Two Monitors Will Save You Money

iOS 8 FAQ: What We Know So Far

Cheap Smartphone Service Options

Keeping You in Apple World

Congratulations to David Whelan of Explorations with Information and Technology on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: A Primer on Getting Started With Law Office Technology

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Turning Personal Challenges Into Professional Success Plus Website Success Story

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, May 29, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Can a family law practice itself feel like a family yet still achieve business success? In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and journalist Marin Feldman profiles Amber James and her law firm, New Beginnings Family Law. You'll learn how she turned around her struggling law firm using a combination of architectural design, careful recruiting, management best practices, marketing analysis, and modern technologies. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a lawyer's account of how his law firm's website generates business.

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Ntrepid Timestream: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers timeline creation and presentation software for litigation (see article below), a Bluetooth smartpen that transfers what you write on paper to your tablet, a Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad Air, and a scanning app for Android and iPhone. Don't miss the next issue.

SHOW YOUR CLIENT'S STORY INSTEAD OF JUST TELLING IT

Rod Stewart famously crooned that every picture tells a story. So does every litigation. However, litigation isn't scripted so it lacks a tidy story arc. Instead, the story may take place in minutes, hours, days, weeks, years, or even decades. The material events may transpire all at once or at different times. The timeline of events is often dispositive. Therefore, creating a visual timeline can help you craft a coherent story that ties everything together for depositions, briefs, and trial.

Ntrepid Timestream … in One Sentence

Ntrepid Timestream (Timestream) enables you to create an interactive timeline and attach to supporting evidence to help present your case.

The Killer Feature

As you learn about critical events from your client, fact witnesses, and documents, you enter them into Timestream. This not only enables you to build your trial presentation from the beginning of the case, but it also helps you identify themes and develop a narrative.

Each event has a title and description. You can attach related evidence and other documents to an event. By tagging events with keywords, you can view all events and documents related to an entity, issue, location, person, etc. You can further categorize events using colors and shapes. You navigate through a timeline with your mouse, zooming out to see years and zooming in to see days, hours, and minutes. You can also conduct full-text searches and bookmark events.

"Building a compelling narrative for a case is labor intensive and challenging," Ntrepid Vice President of Research and Development Teddy Lindsey told us. "Our goal is to revolutionize the storytelling process through intuitive, streamlined tools. Timelines are a natural way to tell that story but Timestream isn't just a timeline. It's your whole case. The chronology, supporting documents, pertinent people, organizations, and topics — it's all at your fingertips."

Other Notable Features

The File Library contains all the supporting evidence you've connected to events. The event count bubble next to each file displays the number of events to which it's connected. You can jump to any connected event from an associated document.

Most lawsuits involve collaboration. Timestream Connect Server enables you to collaborate with colleagues in real time, and work offline and sync your changes when you reconnect. If a conflict occurs, a conflict dialogue enables you to choose which change to accept.

In addition to presenting a timeline, Timestream also features a more traditional presentation mode. The slide shows you create from the underlying information in Timestream run in any web browser, enabling you to share them and run them on computers without Timestream installed. Similarly, you can generate reports in RTF format. You choose which events to list in a report. Making changes to slide shows and reports doesn't change any of the underlying data in Timestream.

A free companion iPhone app called Timestream Capture enables you to capture audio, documents, photos, and videos in the field, and then securely transfer them to Timestream. Designed for investigations, the material you capture is geotagged and timestamped.

What Else Should You Know?

Timestream runs on both OS X and Windows. It encrypts and forensically hashes all data, establishing authenticity and chain of custody. You can try Timestream for free. Learn more about Timestream.

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