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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.

How to Receive BiglawWorld
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?

How to Receive SmallLaw
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

How to Receive BlawgWorld
Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession (e.g., monitors, smartphones, scanners, the iPad, and more). 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. Please subscribe now.

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.

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

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.

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: 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.

How to Receive BiglawWorld
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

Improve Your Internal Communication Plus 49 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 50 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.

Should You Offer Video Consultations?

Communication Tools for Your Law Firm

How to Avoid Email Spam Filters

What's Next for the Law Firm Blog?

Congratulations to Andrew Cabasso of JurisPage on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Communication Tools For Your Law Firm Review

How to Receive SmallLaw
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

Review of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Plus 62 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, May 16, 2016

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.

How to Schedule or Delay Sending Email in Outlook

A Lawyer's SmartWatch Collection

Review of Samsung Notebook 9

Law Firms Expected to Increase Cloud Migration in 2016

Congratulations to Valentina Palladino of Ars Technica on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Review of Lenovo ThinkPad X1

How to Receive BlawgWorld
Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession (e.g., monitors, smartphones, scanners, the iPad, and more). 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. Please subscribe now.

Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Angering Clients; Multiple Monitors; 4K Monitors; Windows Split Screen; Windows 10 Advice

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, May 13, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Michael Burg, These Two Items Don't Anger My Clients

Rob Perelli-Minetti, How I Use Multiple Monitors; Review Of Dell 4K Monitor

Tom Trottier, Tip: Simulate Two Monitors With Split Screen In Windows

Tom Trottier, The Problem With Windows 10 (For Law Firms)

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: Coming Attractions | Law Office Management | Monitors | Networking/Operating Systems | Privacy/Security | TL Serendipity

Review of TrialWorks; Tables of Contents Tips; Filing Client Email in Active and Closed Matters

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, May 13, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

David Rapoport, Review Of TrialWorks

Tom Trottier, Tips For Creating A Table Of Contents In Word

Fredric Gruder, How I File Client Email For Active And Closed Matters

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 | Document Management | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity
 
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