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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

Five Ways to Beautify Your Legal Writing Plus Legal Brief Recycling

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Coming today to LitigationWorld: The clients and courts for which you prepare research memos and briefs respectively may require inline citations. But this doesn't mean your litigation documents need to look as ugly as a mud fence. In this issue of LitigationWorld, lawyer and writer-in-residence Ed Good offers five (actually six) tips for making your legal writing look spiffier notwithstanding all those citations. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week to learn how to safely recycle your legal briefs in Microsoft Word.

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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: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | LitigationWorld

TrialPad 4.0 Pricing Policy; PDF E-Filing Security Risks; Reviews of ActiveWords, Bose SoundLink Mini

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, July 11, 2014

Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles:

Ian O'Flaherty, Rebuttal: TrialPad 4.0 Pricing Straight From the Source

Philip Olenick, The PDF E-Filing Risk That No One Talks About

Meg Spencer Dixon, Review: ActiveWords (Triggering Multiple Actions)

Bruce Peabody, Review: Bose SoundLink Mini and Travel Bag

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

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Our most serendipitous offering, Fat Friday consists of unsolicited contributions by TechnoLawyer members. 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 Fat Friday newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Fat Friday | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Presentations/Projectors | Privacy/Security | Utilities

Trials as Theater Plus 65 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 66 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.

40 Affirmative Defenses

Book Review: Legal Research on a Budget

Excerpt: Legal Research on a Budget

Court Orders Activation of Facebook Account

Congratulations to Paul N. Luvera of Plaintiff Trial Lawyer Tips on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Trials as Theater and Your Many Roles

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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 | Legal Research | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | LitigationWorld

Castles in the Sand: The Debate Over Who Should Manage Ediscovery Plus When Witnesses Should Show Anger

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, July 3, 2014

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Should you handle ediscovery internally or outsource it? By handling ediscovery internally, corporate legal departments can reduce litigation costs while law firms can grow their revenue. But ediscovery is notoriously complex. In this issue of LitigationWorld, ediscovery consultant Tom O'Connor compares the process of building a house to managing the ediscovery process to demonstrate the many disciplines involved. Read Tom's advice before making a decision. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week to learn when a witness should and should not show anger.

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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.

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Free Research Reports for Lawyers and Others in the Legal Industry

By Neil J. Squillante | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TechnoLawyer Library houses our growing collection of free research reports. Other media companies charge hundreds or thousands of dollars for reports of this caliber. We give them away for free — with one catch. A very small catch. They're for TechnoLawyer members only. However, TechnoLawyer membership is also free. Join TechnoLawyer today. Below you'll find links to selected research reports and to our TechnoLawyer Library Sweepstakes.

Chill, Grill, and Bill: Summertime Gadgets for Summer-Loving Legal Professionals

TechnoLawyer Demographics 2014

LitigationWorld Quick Start Guide to Mastering Ediscovery

TL Research Buyer's Guide to Legal Billing Software

TL Research Guide to the iPad mini as a Serious Productivity Tool (Second Edition)

Can Microsoft Win the Legal Industry's Mobile Race?

TL Research Buyer's Guide to Outlook Add-Ons for Law Firms

TL Research Buyer's Guide to Document Management Systems for Law Firms (Second Edition)

The Most Reliable Legal Technology Study Ever

After visiting the TechnoLawyer Library to download these and other free reports, enter our TechnoLawyer Library Sweepstakes. There's no limit on how many times you can win.

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The TrialPad 4.0 Upgrade; Google Apps Telephone Service Versus Two Smartphones; Why We Need WordPerfect and Obamacare

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, June 27, 2014

Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles:

Daniel Fennick, The TrialPad 4.0 Upgrade Path

Chet Lustgarten, Tip: Using Google Apps to Make Telephone Calls (Plus More on Two Smartphones)

Karl M. Rowe, Why We Need a Word v. WordPerfect Debate (And Obamacare)

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

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Taking One for the Team Plus 60 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, June 27, 2014

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 61 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.

Applying Advertising Best Practices to Trials

Breaking All the Rules on Rulebooks

Unconscionable Pricing by Ediscovery Vendors

Careless Review Waives Privilege

Congratulations to Jordan Rushie of Philly Law Blog on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Winning Ugly: Taking One for the Team

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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.

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How Information Governance Can Boost Your Litigation Business Plus 14 Litigation Tips

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, June 16, 2014

Coming today to LitigationWorld: You already know that you can boost your litigation business by handling ediscovery internally. In this issue of LitigationWorld, ediscovery lawyer Diane Kilcoyne discusses another business opportunity for litigators — information governance. You'll learn how to help your clients manage their ever-increasing data (electronically stored information as the FRCP calls it) to minimize the risk of litigation and reduce its costs. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for 14 tips from a litigator with more than 30 years of experience.

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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.

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LexisNexis Concordance Traditional 10.20: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers software for reviewing and producing scanned and native discovery documents in small to midsize lawsuits (see article below), and three competing cloud practice management applications with new billing features. Don't miss the next issue.

REVIEW PAPER AND ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS IN THE SAME SOFTWARE

Parties and other witnesses create electronic evidence long before litigation. By contrast, these people enter depositions coached and guarded. Clearly, the best evidence often exists in email, social media, etc. yet most litigators ignore this evidence, especially in small cases. Accordingly, a golden age currently exists to create an unfair advantage for your clients provided you have capable and cost-effective document review software.

LexisNexis Concordance Traditional 10.20 … in One Sentence

Launched this week, LexisNexis Concordance Traditional 10.20 (Concordance) is document review software for litigation.

The Killer Feature

Concordance got its start during the era in which paper documents were scanned and then converted into PDF or TIFF format. It still handles paper documents, including the ability to make them searchable via OCR. But Concordance also handles electronic documents, including email.

The new version's Find Attachments feature enables your searches to list both relevant email messages and attachments. You can search attachments separately if you prefer or automatically include attachments in your searches.

Regardless of how you choose to search, you'll find a significant speed boost. Also, you can batch tag email and attachments with one or more issue codes for later retrieval.

Other Notable Features

Concordance has a new Database Creation Wizard to help you get started. You choose from Load File, E-Documents, or Email. After that, the Wizard walks you through the rest of the process. You can use the Wizard as often as necessary to import all the data you've collected from your client or received from opposing counsel.

Concordance imports metadata along with the documents. You can add missing metadata and supplement the metadata. The new Edit Layout feature enables you to customize Concordance to display only the metadata fields you need.

Also new is Persistent Search. As its name implies, you can search for a term that you definitely need such as the name of a witness. The relevant documents persist after which you can search for other terms within your persistent search. You can have Concordance display your persistent search terms in one color and your other search terms in a different color.

Introduced in the previous version, Concordance Native Viewer is the area of the software in which you perform most of your work. You can view, annotate, and tag documents in virtually any format without having to convert them, and then export documents for depositions, productions, etc. in PDF or TIFF format.

LexisNexis has added two new features to Concordance Native Viewer — Sticky Rotate and Sticky Zoom. The former keeps documents rotated in the correct orientation while the latter maintains any zoom settings you apply. You can revert back to the original rotation and zoom anytime.

What Else Should You Know?

Concordance runs on Windows XP, Vista, and 7. LexisNexis sells it on a concurrent license model. This enables you to install it on everyone's computer so that anyone can use it when needed provided the total number of concurrent users remains at or below the license you purchased (you can boost the number of concurrent users if you underestimate your needs). Learn more about LexisNexis Concordance Traditional 10.20.

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