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The Knowledge Management Revolution in Litigation Plus Redaction Utilities

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, July 24, 2015

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Given advancements in productivity thanks to technology, does your litigation practice really need an assistant for grunt work? Or could you spend this money more wisely? In this issue of LitigationWorld, appellate lawyer Joshua Auriemma explores the trend of litigation boutiques and departments hiring knowledge management professionals to manage research projects not only for your cases but also to help you find new clients (so-called business intelligence). Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a review of two redaction utilities.

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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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Nine PDF Tips for Discovery Plus 48 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, July 16, 2015

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

First Look at Fastcase 7

Review: DocReviewPad

First Look: TrialTouch Trial Presentation App

Do I Have to Say My Case Themes Out Loud?

Congratulations to Lexbe on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Nine Tips for Creating PDF Documents for Discovery

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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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Defending Low Limit Legal Malpractice Cases Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, July 10, 2015

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.

Create Full-Text Index Across Multiple PDFs

Ediscovery for Small Firm Lawyers (Podcast)

Taylor Swift's Guide for Successful Mediation

Connected Courtrooms and Presentations

Congratulations to Vincent S. Green of Bloomberg BNA: Big Law Business on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Defending Low Limit Legal Malpractice Cases

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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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Advancing Strategy Through Settlement Negotiations Plus Witness Interview Outlines

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, July 10, 2015

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Litigators often approach settlement discussions haphazardly. This can irrevocably harm a case by needlessly conceding strategies and tactics, and locking yourself into undesirable factual theories. In this issue of LitigationWorld, litigator Tom Vidal offers a more deliberate approach supported by your litigation strategy that moves your case forward and results in the best possible outcome. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for tips on creating witness outlines.

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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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DocReviewPad: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Thursday, July 9, 2015

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an iPad app for reviewing and producing discovery documents (see article below), a virtual private network service, an app for finding someone to make a court appearance on your behalf, and a business intelligence add-on for LexisNexis InterAction. Don't miss the next issue.

DISCOVERY DOCUMENT REVIEW MEETS THE IPAD

Many PDF apps offer Bates stamping but stop there in terms of litigation support. Litigators who want more tools for reviewing and producing documents face the prospect of software that requires a subscription or a charge based on the size of the dataset. An opportunity exists between these two options that a company specializing in iPad apps seeks to address.

DocReviewPad … in One Sentence

Launched earlier this week, Lit Software's DocReviewPad 1.0 is an iPad app for reviewing and producing discovery documents.

The Killer Feature

DocReviewPad costs just $89.99 in the App Store. You need not worry about an ongoing subscription or any in-app purchases. Once you load all the documents you need for a matter, DocReviewPad works offline such as on an airplane or in a location that would otherwise require paying roaming charges.

"We created DocReviewPad because so many lawyers were trying to use TrialPad for document review," Lit Software Founder and CEO Ian O'Flaherty tells us. "It was time for a high quality, purpose-built, mobile document review tool. DocReviewPad puts enormous power in the hands of lawyers and legal professionals, increasing their productivity and saving firms and their clients thousands of dollars."

Other Notable Features

DocReviewPad offers the same overall user experience and interface as Lit Software's TrialPad and TranscriptPad apps to flatten the learning curve. You organize matters in folders that you can color and sort.

You import documents directly from your Mac or PC, cloud services Box, Dropbox, or Citrix ShareFile, a WebDAV file server, or from a Transporter. DocReviewPad supports PDF and TIFF for documents, JPEG and PNG for photos, and TXT for deposition and trial transcripts.

You can apply Bates numbers during the import process or anytime thereafter. The settings for Bates numbers include a prefix, the starting number, a separator, three sizes, three border options, and eight page locations. A live preview enables you to assess your settings before you finalize them.

You can search across an entire matter or limit searches to a specific folder or document. The document review interface resembles email with documents listed on the left side and the selected document to the right. For each document in the list, you can view at a glance the number of pages, whether it's searchable, and the Bates number range. You can sort documents by name, Bates number, review status, or a custom parameter.

DocReviewPad offers various swipe gestures and controls for navigating documents. Review tools include tags (issue codes) and annotations. DocReviewPad includes several common issue codes such as Confidential and Privileged. Additionally, you can create an unlimited number of custom issue codes to suit your needs. Annotations can consist of highlighting and drawing. The Flag tool enables you to add a note to a document.

You use Bates numbers, issue codes, flags, etc. to generate reports and production sets. For example, you can omit all documents marked confidential or privileged. Reports generated for opposing counsel such as a list of deposition exhibits can omit your annotations and tags.

What Else Should You Know?

You can export documents to TrialPad with all of your issue codes intact. The app includes a five-minute Quick Tutorial video that you can play anytime. You can also download a free user guide specifically designed for Apple's iBooks app. Learn more about DocReviewPad 1.0.

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Review of FactBox Plus Sensory Demonstrative Evidence

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, June 25, 2015

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Many litigators use practice management software, Outlook, or even a spreadsheet to manage their cases. These are all fine tools for storing information but not for analyzing it. In this issue of LitigationWorld, appellate lawyer Joshua Auriemma reviews case analysis software FactBox. Josh reports on FactBox's learning curve, supported data types, timeline generator, collaboration tools, reports, price, and more. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week to learn about the growing use of sensory demonstrative evidence.

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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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A Secret Way to Identify Problems in Your Sentences Plus the Best Trial Tablet

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, June 11, 2015

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Reading your briefs and other written works out loud can help you identify passive voice, overused words, etc. But it's not an enjoyable exercise, especially if you don't have your own office. Fortunately, lawyer and legal writing coach Kiko Korn has identified an alternate method that she explains with examples in this issue of LitigationWorld. No talking required. You'll want to forward this issue around your firm. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week to learn about the best tablet for trials.

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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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There Are No Do-Overs in Mediation Plus 51 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 52 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.

David v. Goliath Litigation

Don't Just Ask for SMS Messages

Who's Taking Care of the Jurors?

How to Handle a Boring Case

Congratulations to Barbara A. Neal of JAMS on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: There Are No Do-Overs in Mediation: Four Steps to Success

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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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Three Incredibly Easy Mindhacks for Litigators Plus Copywriting Tips for Your Briefs

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, May 28, 2015

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Litigators appreciate the power of words, but few litigators have time to incorporate studies from psychology on persuasion. Fortunately, appellate lawyer Joshua Auriemma spent time exploring this body of knowledge recently while enrolled in a Ph.D. program. In this issue of LitigationWorld, he shares three principles of persuasion — "mindhacks" — supported by science that you can put to use in your briefs and in court and settlement conferences. As an encore, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for proven copywriting techniques to use in your 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. 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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Summation 5.6: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Thursday, May 21, 2015

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a comprehensive litigation software suite that now includes a module for case analysis (see article below), a new legal research and drafting tool for corporate lawyers, a cloud application for creating online intake forms for law firms, and a database creation app for iOS and Mac. Don't miss the next issue.

SOUP-TO-NUTS LITIGATION SOFTWARE

Litigator and LitigationWorld columnist Tom Vidal recently described case analysis as "a powerful tool to educate our client, develop litigation strategy, and manage our workflow." He then lamented how few litigators analyze their cases from the outset. Holes like this typically stem from a lack of software tools.

Summation 5.6 … in One Sentence

Launched recently, AccessData's Summation 5.6 is a litigation software suite for all post-collection tasks, including discovery document processing, review, and production, transcript management, and as of this latest release case analysis.

The Killer Feature

Summation's new Case Organizer enables you to enter, organize, and search for relevant facts, events, people, testimony, legal research, notes, discovery documents, pleadings, etc. You can organize this information by issues, witnesses, and more, enabling you to find connections and develop your strategy. Case Organizer becomes increasingly valuable over the lifetime of the case as you and your team enter new information. Because Summation also manages discovery documents and transcripts, you need not switch among applications or enter data more than once.

Other Notable Features

To further help with case assessment, Summation offers Visual Analytics — illustrated charts and graphs of your case data. This enables you to gauge the volume and types of data, as well as custodian communication patterns. You can drill down to individual documents.

For large sets of ediscovery, Summation includes Technology Assisted Review (TAR). Many courts routinely approve and even endorse the use of TAR, which enables you to train Summation to find relevant documents. This eliminates the time and cost associated with having lawyers and legal assistants review every document.

The new version of Summation adds support for video transcripts in MDB and SBF formats. Your annotations of the text can therefore include the relevant video clip. You can group annotations by issue and print digest reports. Summation supports realtime technologies for live transcript monitoring during a deposition.

You can use Summation by itself or as part of the company's AD eDiscovery software platform. Summation also integrates with AccessData's Forensic Toolkit (FTK), enabling you to perform forensic analysis when warranted. Likewise, Summation ingests files from AccessData's Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+), which collects case data from Android, iOS, and other mobile phones and tablets.

What Else Should You Know?

AccessData sells Summation on a subscription basis. The subscription includes all modules and unlimited data so there's no upselling of advanced features or per gigabyte charges. You can deploy Summation to suit your needs, including a preconfigured appliance, standalone software on your hardware, or hosted by AccessData. Learn more about Summation 5.6.

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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.

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