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Reviews of Toshiba Tecra Laptops, Dell XPS 13, POPFile; MacBook Pro Caveat; Genius Rescue Warning

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, May 27, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Blair Clark, Review Of Toshiba Tecra Laptop Line

Daniel Smith, More Thoughts On The Dell XPS 13 V. 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Tom Trottier, Review: POPFile (Email Archiving)

Philip Franckel, Another Possible Reason To Avoid Genius Rescue

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

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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: Backup/Media/Storage | BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Privacy/Security | TL Serendipity

What to Do When the Wheels Fall Off Your Case Plus 39 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, May 27, 2016

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

Bryan Garner's Three Neglected Keys to Effective Advocacy

Federal Court Takes Judicial Notice of the Internet Archive

An Ediscovery Glossary for Litigators, Not Just Geeks

Congratulations to Paul Luvera of Plaintiff Trial Lawyer Tips on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: What to Do When the Wheels Fall Off Your Case

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All practice areas evolve, but none faster than litigation. Written by successful litigators and other litigation experts, LitigationWorld provides you with practical tips related to electronic discovery, depositions, litigation strategy, litigation technology, and trial presentations. You'll also receive in-depth litigation product reviews as well as links to the most noteworthy articles in other online litigation publications so that you'll never miss anything. The LitigationWorld newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | LitigationWorld | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Two Monitors Are Perfect But Three's a Crowd Plus Brief Laptop Reviews

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, May 26, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Braden Sparks, How I Use Two Monitors And Why I Don't Need Three

Thomas Daly, Review: Dell Inspiron 15 3000

Brian Moore, Review: HP X360 Spectre + Asus LED Portable Monitor

Douglas Morrison, Review: Dell Latitude E5440 (Scratch N Dent)

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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: Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Monitors

Law Firms Are Overstaffed According to New Survey Plus Last Week's Inside Baseball

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Coming today to BiglawWorld: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the partner promotions and lateral moves announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc. about large law firms.

We'd like to congratulate everyone who leveled up this week. Here's a sampling:

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Announces New Managing Partner and Other Firm Leaders

Orrick Appoints Two LA Partners to Leadership Roles

Dentons Launches in Latin America and the Caribbean

Buchalter Nemer Welcomes Back Veteran Litigator to Chair Litigation, Entertainment Practice Groups

Baker Botts Adds Two New Partners in San Francisco

Congratulations to Eric A. Seeger and Thomas S. Clay of Altman Weil on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Law Firms Are Overstaffed According to New Survey.

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BiglawWorld keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's largest law firms. Because we organize this self-reported news by practice area and law firm, BiglawWorld takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need. Each issue of BiglawWorld also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, rankings, podcasts, and videos about large law firms. The BiglawWorld newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: BiglawWorld | Coming Attractions | Law Office Management | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

The Age of the Law Boutique Plus 44 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 45 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 Age of the Law Boutique

A Cheap, Easy Way to Gain a True Competitive Advantage

Five Litigation Firm Branding Makeovers

Social Media Guide for Lawyers 3.0

Congratulations to Conrad Saam of Law Technology Today on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: How Much Should a Law Firm Website Cost?

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

How to Convert Email Messages to PDF on an iPhone Plus 59 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, May 23, 2016

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 60 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.

Abacus Data Systems and Amicus Attorney Join Forces

Understanding Windows 7 in the Age of Windows 10

A Lawyer Reviews Dragon Anywhere

Let's Make PCs First-Class Citizens of the Connected World

Congratulations to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D. on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: How to Convert Email Messages to PDF on an iPhone

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Networking/Operating Systems | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Is There a Practice Management Bubble? Plus Review of Best Biz Local Lawyers

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, May 23, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: You've heard of the housing bubble of 2008. And perhaps the dot-com bubble of 2000. But what about the practice management market in 2016? With more than 130 products and growing, does a practice management bubble exist? For this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and ace reporter Chris Freiberg interviewed six CEOs of practice management companies for their insights on whether a bubble exists, why small law firms buy in or stay on the sidelines, market consolidation, and the role of migration tools. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a review of online lawyer directory Best Biz Local Lawyers.

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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: Coming Attractions | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

WordPerfect Office X8 Aims to Help Law Firms Streamline Their Software Portfolios

By Neil J. Squillante | Friday, May 20, 2016

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a word processing suite with legal and PDF tools (see article below), an iPad Pro case that may reduce the risk of theft, a gadget to help you sleep better by reducing external noise, and an email app designed to save you time. Don't miss the next issue.

It's fun to learn about new software products, but implementation? Not so much fun. Accordingly, the more each application can do, the fewer applications you need, the less money you spend, and the less training is required. Call it Suite's Law since such multifunction products often reside in a suite.

WordPerfect Office X8 … in One Sentence

Launched earlier this month, WordPerfect Office X8 (X8) is the latest edition of the most popular legal-specific word processing suite.

The Killer Feature

Corel relied heavily on feedback from legal users during the development of X8. The end result is a word processor with legal-specific features that obviates additional products.

For example, X8 contains advanced PDF tools. In addition to creating PDF documents, you can convert PDF scans to editable WPD documents thanks to built-in OCR. Reveal Codes enable you to clean up any odd formatting. You can also create PDF forms with X8, including drop-down menus, tool tips, and electronic signatures. Other PDF features include support for PDF/A and document security.

X8 also includes a number of built-in legal tools such as Bates Numbers and Pleading Paper (you can design your own). AfterShot 2 is a nondestructive photo organizer and editor with a $40 value that Corel now includes at no charge. The only extra that costs extra is Perfect Authority for automating the creation of tables authorities in briefs ($164.99).

"There may be more productivity apps around than ever, but lawyers quickly find that most simply aren't powerful enough to rely on," Senior Product Manager Cindy Howard tells us. "We asked our power users to tell us the most important improvements we could make in X8 for their workflows — and then we delivered."

Other Notable Features

Corel also set out to deliver some crowd pleasers for longtime fans. For example, you can now display Reveal Codes on the left or ride side of your monitor as there tends to be more unused space there than below your document. Additionally, you can adjust the color and other Reveal Codes settings, and save the Reveal Codes of a particular document in a separate document for review. X8 now includes a Reveal Codes glossary for any shorthand you don't understand.

The many law firms that use their own templates will welcome the new Template Viewer. You can create as many custom templates as needed and store them in a nested hierarchy. X8 automatically creates thumbnails of each template to make it easier for your staff to find the one they need.

Back in the early days of computing, lawyers and staff would often place an official WordPerfect Keyboard Template over their function keys for one stroke access to key features such as macros. With the ability to customize function keys, this one-size-fits all overlay became a relic. But now it's back — you can print a customized Keyboard Template that maps to your function keys.

Other features include an improved Macro Manager, the ability to hide any menu item and lock toolbars to reduce helpdesk calls, the option to include spaces in word and character counts, increased levels of Undo, short form citations in Perfect Authority, and support for high resolution monitors.

What Else Should You Know?

WordPerfect Office X8 Standard Edition sells for $249.99 (Full) or $159.99 (Upgrade). However, Bar Association members can purchase the full suite for $124.99. WordPerfect Office X8 runs on Windows 7 and later. Learn more about WordPerfect Office X8.

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | TL NewsWire

Laptop Madness: Reviews of Dell XPS 13, HP Spectre x360, Surface Pro 4, ThinkPads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, May 19, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Daniel Smith, Review Of Dell XPS 13

Ronald Cappuccio, Review Of HP Spectre X360

Mark Olberding, Review Of Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Donald Lowrey, Review Of Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops

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

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Serendipity

Don't Plan Your New Law Firm at Your Old Law Firm Plus Last Week's Inside Baseball

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Coming today to BiglawWorld: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the partner promotions and lateral moves announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc. about large law firms.

We'd like to congratulate everyone who leveled up this week. Here's a sampling:

Baker Donelson Announces Fifteen Newly Elected Shareholders Firm-Wide

Fox Elevates 14 to Partner

Venable Announces New Co-Managing Partners

Manatt Deepens Intellectual Property Capabilities on East Coast

Former U.S. Energy Secretary & DOE Chief of Staff Join Blank Rome Government Relations

Congratulations to Casey Sullivan of Big Law Business on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Don't Plan Your New Law Firm at Your Old Law Firm.

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BiglawWorld keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's largest law firms. Because we organize this self-reported news by practice area and law firm, BiglawWorld takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need. Each issue of BiglawWorld also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, rankings, podcasts, and videos about large law firms. The BiglawWorld newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

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