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Pulitzer Journalist Now Edits Legal Briefs Plus 39 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, November 23, 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.

CourtLink Offers Court Docket Notifications and Insights to Fuel Your Case Strategy

Meet Fastcase 7

How Scott Bassett Uses an iPad for Appellate Arguments

Making Sense of Nominees to a Trump Court

Congratulations to Casey Sullivan of Bloomberg BNA: Big Law Business on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Now Edits Legal Briefs

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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

Acrobat v. Dropbox v. Scannable for Mobile Scanning; Reviews of Dragon Professional Individual, eCopy PDF, Power PDF Advanced

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Battle of the Mobile Scanner Apps: Acrobat v. Dropbox v. Scannable

Chet Lustgarten, Review of Dragon Professional Individual

Mary Kay Cassidy, Review of eCopy PDF and Power PDF Advanced

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 | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Serendipity

Is Associate Happiness Worth an Investment? Plus Last Week's Inside Baseball

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 22, 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:

Cravath Announces New Partners

Epstein Becker Green Announces 2017 Promotions

Mayer Brown Promotes 21 to Partner Worldwide

McDermott Will & Emery Promotes 34 New Partners

McGuireWoods Elevates 18 Lawyers to Partnership

Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners

New Partners Elected at Whiteford Taylor & Preston

Congratulations to Jaimie A. Fender of Law Practice Today on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Is Associate Happiness Worth an Investment?.

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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. Subscribe now for free.

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

Law Firm Website Trends Plus 44 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 45 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Robert Algeri of Great Jakes on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Law Firm Website Trends You Need to Know About

Hot Solo and Small Law Firm Practices in a Trump Presidency

Quit Social Media: Your Career May Depend on It

Ethics Opinions: A Modest Proposal

Has Lawyer Blogging Plateaued?

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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. Subscribe now for free.

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

Are Lawyers Over-Regulated? Plus Attorney's Guide to Link Building

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Have the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility have gone too far? This issue of SmallLaw analyzes this question with input from a law professor, ethics lawyer, and two legal publishers. The article focuses on controversial Rule 8.4(g), which the states have not yet taken up. It also explores Rule 1.6(c), which governs email use and which nearly half the states have adopted. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a guide to improving your Google rank through link building.

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | SmallLaw | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

How to Secure Your Google Account Plus 51 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, November 21, 2016

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 52 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Cameron Summerson of How-To Geek on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: How to Secure Your Google Account

When Should a Law Firm Develop Its Own Software?

30 Hidden Tips for Mastering iOS 10

Review: PDFpen Scan+

Eight Years of iPhone J.D.

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Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession. 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. Subscribe now for free.

Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Privacy/Security

Four Gems From "Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace" Plus 10 Rules for Using Trial Presentation Software

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, November 17, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: You should read Joseph Williams' Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. But at 256 pages, you might not have time right now. So we asked lawyer and legal writing coach Kiko Korn to unearth the best gems from the book for this issue of LitigationWorld. You'll learn how to tell a better, clearer story, how to make even a boring legal topic a fascinating character in the story, how to keep readers moving from one topic to the next, and much more. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for 10 rules for using trial presentation software.

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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. LitigationWorld also features in-depth litigation product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings, as well as links to the most noteworthy litigation articles in other 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

Client Freebies as Marketing Tactic; Reviews of Vonage, Time Matters, TranscriptPad

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, November 17, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Mark Olberding, My Law Firm's "Freebies" For Clients

Bunji Fromartz, Review: Vonage Service And App

Darren Cantor, Review: Time Matters For Internal Communications

Patrick Lanius, Review: TranscriptPad

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

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

CourtLink Offers Court Docket Notifications and Insights to Fuel Your Case Strategy

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a court docket service to keep you apprised of your cases, obtain competitive intelligence, and identify new business opportunities (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of an Outlook add-in with tools for managing large distributions and preventing common errors, a service with model forms and practice guides for transactional lawyers, software for automating the creation of a table of exhibits in Word documents, contract analysis software, practice management software that automates trust account replenishment, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

Court dockets contain a wealth of data. Mining this data can help you identify new business opportunities, find model briefs, and gain insights about judges and opposing counsel. And of course you should always monitor the dockets of your cases.

CourtLink … in One Sentence

LexisNexis' CourtLink enables you to monitor, search, and mine the largest collection of court dockets and documents — all federal courts and more than 1,200 state courts.

The Killer Feature

CourtLink Alerts can notify you via email about recently-filed cases of interest. For example, Litigant Alerts inform you about docket events relating to existing or prospective clients. You can bulk upload your entire client list, choose specific courts, and enter keyword terms and connectors to narrow the scope. The Manage My Alerts page lists all your Alerts and tools for editing and deleting them.

Alerts can also notify you about litigation work that might be in your wheelhouse. You can focus on the nature of a lawsuit such as a practice area, class action, appeal, etc. Similarly, you can create Alerts for filings by an adversary against whom you've won, a judge you've successfully persuaded, etc. With the ability to receive an email notification within an hour of a new filing, you can send a brochure to defendants and appellees faster than your competitors.

A special CourtLink Alerts tool called Breaking Complaints notifies you about notable new lawsuits filed in courts of interest to you. The CourtLink team creates these alerts based on prominent parties and other factors.

Other Notable Features

CourtLink offers a Lexis Advance-like interface for one-off, full-text terms and connectors searches with tools for refining your results by date, jurisdiction, and other parameters. CourtLink can even search PDF images in a case docket. The search results break out dockets, documents, and premium documents. Premium documents consist of model pleadings and briefs in Word format selected by the CourtLink team that you can download and edit.

Courts with their own online dockets typically offer only rudimentary tracking tools if any. The CourtLink Tracks tool enables you monitor both your own cases and other cases of interest. You can create notifications based on granular searches such as document type, new counsel, additional litigants, etc.

Data analysis has become increasingly important in many aspects of litigation. CourtLink's Strategic Profiles powered by recent acquisition Lex Machina enables you to generate charts to analyze the history of judges and opposing counsel. For example, the Nature of Suit Analysis breaks down the history by type of lawsuit, while the Judgment Analysis shows you the number of cases a party won, lost, and settled.

"Spotting threats and new business opportunities, assessing the competition's litigation history, and developing a winning case strategy are vital," said Jeff Pfeifer, vice president of product management for North American Research Solutions at LexisNexis. "CourtLink delivers this thanks to its database of nearly 200 million dockets and other court documents, and next-generation analytics insights from Lex Machina."

What Else Should You Know?

You can download any available docket document in PDF format. CourtLink has a runner service for state court documents not available for download. You can share search results and tracked dockets with colleagues using Shared Folders. Learn more about CourtLink.

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Legal Research | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | TL NewsWire

From Partnership to Solo Practice to Partnership Plus 42 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 43 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Suzanne Meehle of Solo Practice University on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: From Partnership to Solo Practice to Partnership

Your Slow Email Replies Are Causing Serions Anxiety

Expansion Isn't Always a Good Idea

10 Takeaways From Donald Trump's Win for Small Firms

Business Development Skills and the Billable Hour

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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. Subscribe now for free.

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