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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.

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How to Make the Most of Multimedia in the Courtroom Plus 38 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, May 12, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 39 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.

Startup Plans to Rate Lawyers Based on Court Records

How the New Acrobat Features Will Help Us Be Efficient

Court Bars Key Facebook Evidence for Lack of Authentication

Stop Introducing Your Defense Case by Asking Jurors to Set Aside Sympathy

Congratulations to Adam Bloomberg of Litigation Insights on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: How to Make the Most of Multimedia in the Courtroom

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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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TrialPad Seeks to Shift the Balance of Power in Trial Presentation Technology

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an iPad app for trial presentations with special support for the iPad Pro (see article below), a free virtual private network for iOS, an intelligent email assistant, and a multi-platform database. Don't miss the next issue.

Tech savvy lawyers have debated for years whether the iPad can replace a laptop. It turns out that real life is not mutually exclusive. The iPad performs certain tasks better than a PC and vice versa. Many lawyers now own multiple devices, and use the best tool for a given job. For trial presentations, many lawyers swear by the iPad.

TrialPad 4.5 … in One Sentence

Launching today, LIT SOFTWARE's TrialPad 4.5 is a popular trial presentation app for the iPad.

The Killer Feature

The new version of TrialPad leverages the size and resolution of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, enabling you to preview and annotate documents more easily, and view longer file names without truncation. TrialPad also supports the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. For example, you can use the Command-F key combination on the Smart Keyboard to start a search, and use the Apple Pencil to more precisely create callouts and annotations.

TrialPad creator Ian O'Flaherty also runs a trial presentation company. When he first launched TrialPad in 2010, O'Flaherty targeted smaller, less document intensive trials. "This is no longer the case," he tells us. "TrialPad 4.5 on an iPad Pro is faster and more versatile than Windows software even in complex trials. And it also remains the best choice for do-it-yourself trials without a consultant like me."

Other Notable Features

TrialPad's new Snapshot tool enables you to capture annotations and callouts exactly the way you want to present them. TrialPad saves Snapshots as PDFs in their own folder for quick access. You can email, print, or upload them to cloud storage. The Snapshot tool works whether you're displaying just one document or two documents side by side in Split Screen mode.

To go along with the new Snapshot tool, TrialPad offers improved annotation tools. The Pen tool snaps to 90-degree angles when using the straight line option. When a highlight overlaps an earlier highlight, the intersecting highlights don't get darker but instead remain transparent and readable. A long press on any tool reveals additional options.

The new version of TrialPad also makes it easier to prep exhibits. You can add exhibit stickers in bulk, and even replace previous exhibit stickers if necessary. If you use LIT SOFTWARE's DocReviewPad for document review and production, you can move selected documents into TrialPad organized by issue code.

When it's time to go live, TrialPad tries to prevent human error. When Output is switched off, the Blank, Freeze, and Present buttons remain visible but grayed out. Similarly, Apple's Split View is disabled to prevent accidentally showing another app such as your email or an outline.

What Else Should You Know?

LIT SOFTWARE has taken advantage of new Apple technologies, resulting in an improved full-screen mode, faster PDF rendering, smoother zooming, and use of iTunes for backup and transferring cases between iPads. A new training mode shows your fingers as round dots on an external display. TrialPad 4.5 costs $129.99 (it's a free update for users of TrialPad 4 and later). Learn more about TrialPad 4.5.

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So many products, so little time. In each issue of TL NewsWire, you'll learn about five new products for the legal profession. Pressed for time? The newsletter's innovative articles enable lawyers and law office administrators to quickly understand the function of a product, and zero in on its most important features. The TL NewsWire newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Presentations/Projectors | TL NewsWire

Seven Best Practices That Will Modernize Your Document Review Projects Plus Pick

By Neil J. Squillante | Friday, May 6, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: A veteran of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and Patterson Belknap, litigator Jennifer Dixon has worked on her fair share of document review projects. In this issue of LitigationWorld, Jennifer shares seven best practices she developed during her years in the ediscovery trenches that reduce costs, improve results, and even make document review a little more fun. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for tips on how to find and eliminate defects from your legal writing.

How to Receive LitigationWorld
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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Top 100 Litigation Technology Innovations Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, April 29, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 48 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.

Casetext's New Features Help You More Easily Get to the Essence of a Case

The Most Overlooked Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege

Five Steps to Conduct Ediscovery on a Smaller Budget

Posner on What is Wrong With the Federal Judiciary

Congratulations to Jason Krause of Wisconsin Lawyer on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Top 100 Litigation Technology Innovations

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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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Lessons From Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer’s Guide to Effective Writing and Editing (3rd ed.)

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, April 21, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: You should read Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer's Guide to Effective Writing and Editing. But at 427 pages, you might not have time right now. So we asked lawyer and legal writing coach Kiko Korn to distill four core principles from the book for this issue of LitigationWorld. You'll learn how to better organize your briefs, make your arguments more persuasive and easier to find, and improve the odds that the judge will read your brief in the first place. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a judge's advice to litigators about social media.

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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

LawToolBox Retools With New Outlook Add-In Plus 42 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, April 14, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 43 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.

Lexis DiscoveryIQ Helps Lawyers Assess Cases

Don't Forget About SITE: Search on Google

Concordance Desktop Seeks to Make Ediscovery More Accessible

Introduction to Discovery in US Civil Litigation

Congratulations to Robert Ambrogi of LawSites on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: LawToolBox Retools With New Outlook Add-In

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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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Micro-Symposium on Litigation Best Practices Part 2 Plus Fortify Your Writing

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, April 8, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: What best practice and/or technology do many litigators not currently use that would help them achieve better results for clients? We posed this question to some of the leading experts in all facets of litigation practice, and asked them to distill their advice in a micro-article no longer than 150 words. The result is our "Micro-Symposium on Litigation Best Practices." This issue of LitigationWorld contains Part 2 with advice on capturing extemporaneous evidence, mind mapping, email and social media discovery, shoes and donuts (no joke), and much more. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for five tips to fortify your writing.

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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 | SmallLaw

Lexis DiscoveryIQ Helps Lawyers Assess Cases Before Embarking on Expensive Document Review Projects

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an all-in-one ediscovery suite with advanced technologies for early case assessment (see article below), a service for tracking telephone calls from prospective clients, an email virtual assistant service, and a password manager with its own authenticator. Don't miss the next issue.

Cases that are winnable on the law and facts can end up being lost because of discovery costs. Fortunately, new ediscovery technologies can give you key insights into a case before you conduct an expensive linear document review. In some instances, these technologies can even obviate such a review.

Lexis DiscoveryIQ … in One Sentence

Launching this week, Lexis DiscoveryIQ is an all-in-one ediscovery platform with an emphasis on early case assessment.

The Killer Feature

Using several new technologies, DiscoveryIQ seeks to reduce litigation costs by enabling you to find relevant documents and develop insights about a case faster.

For example, DiscoveryIQ's statistical sampling technology tells you the percentage of likely relevant documents among those you've collected. You can take this analysis further with DiscoveryIQ's proprietary predictive coding technology. A form of machine learning, predictive coding involves training DiscoveryIQ to find relevant documents on its own. You can select a confidence level negotiated with opposing counsel or ordered by a judge.

DiscoveryIQ also features Brainspace's Discovery 5 via an exclusive licensing relationship. Discovery 5 adds concept searching and data visualizations to DiscoveryIQ. For example, when you enter a search term, you can view related terms that also exist in the documents you're searching. Using simple sliders, you can adjust the importance of each related term. The Focus Wheel enables you to visualize your search so that you can get a handle on how many relevant documents exist for each key issue in the case.

Other Notable Features

After creating a new case in DiscoveryIQ, you use the built-in processing tools to ingest the data collected from custodians. These tools automatically de-duplicate documents and email messages, perform any necessary OCR, and create near-native versions of documents for improved reading comprehension (e.g., spreadsheets look like they would in Excel). Unlike traditional processing tools, you can begin reviewing processed data immediately.

In addition to the advanced technologies discussed above, DiscoveryIQ also offers traditional ad-hoc searching via the Explore tab. Powered by dtSearch, you can search by date range and Boolean operators, and apply filters such as custodian, file type, etc. No matter how you find documents, the Review environment in DiscoveryIQ enables you to apply customizable tags such as Confidential, Privileged, and Hot Document.

The DiscoveryIQ Dashboard helps you stay on top of your cases. The Document Timeline visualizes your team's progress, and provides key metrics such as total documents and total custodians. The Dashboard also displays the number of searches, filters, and Brainspace tags used to date.

What Else Should You Know?

You can perform a traditional linear review in DiscoveryIQ or export documents for use in any ediscovery review product. DiscoveryIQ sports a clean, modern interface that runs in all desktop and mobile web browsers, including Chrome and Safari on the iPad. Learn more about Lexis DiscoveryIQ.

How to Receive TL NewsWire
So many products, so little time. In each issue of TL NewsWire, you'll learn about five new products for the legal profession. Pressed for time? The newsletter's innovative articles enable lawyers and law office administrators to quickly understand the function of a product, and zero in on its most important features. The TL NewsWire newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

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Essential iPad Apps for Trial Lawyers Plus 41 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, April 1, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 42 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.

What Is the Title-and-Headings Canon of Statute Construction?

Westlaw Gets an App for News and Research on an iPhone

Search and Redact Text Patterns Using Adobe Acrobat

Predictive Coding for Beginners: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

Congratulations to Robert Ambrogi of The National Law Review on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: 42 Essential iPad Apps for Trial Lawyers (2016)

How to Receive LitigationWorld
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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