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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

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.

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

Using an iPad Pro for Appellate Arguments Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By Neil J. Squillante | Thursday, November 10, 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.

WordRake Editing and Proofreading Software Releases Version 3

On the Use and Overuse of Parentheses and Brackets

Handling Password Protected Files in Document Review

Visual Aids in Briefs and at Argument

Congratulations to Author of Publication on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Using an iPad Pro for Appellate Arguments

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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: Computer Accessories | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | LitigationWorld

Review of TranscriptPad; How Four PDF Apps Compare to Acrobat

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, November 10, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Kenneth Curtis, Review Of TranscriptPad

Andrew Rogers, Review: PDF-XChange Editor

Harry Steinmetz, Review: PDFpenPro

Pam Rolph, Review: Adobe Acrobat V. NitroPDF V. CutePDF

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

How to Receive TL Serendipity
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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | TL Serendipity

Review of Cloudnine Plus Review of Everchron

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Every litigation team needs ediscovery software to process, review, and produce email and other discovery documents. In this issue of LitigationWorld, litigator Jennifer Dixon tells you whether CloudNine merits your consideration. This review explores in depth CloudNine's user experience, document uploader, review tools, export options, technical support, and more. Jennifer even dug up the pricing information so you won't have to. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a review of Everchron case chronology 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.

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Legal Writing References; Review of Amicus Cloud; CiteAdvisor Tip; Suddenly Seeking New Legal Software

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, November 3, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Edward Zohn, The Best References On Legal Writing Best Practices

Ben Ballard, Review Of Amicus Cloud By A Former Credenza User

Neal Frishberg, Tip: CiteAdvisor For Creating Tables Of Authorities In Word

Caren Schwartz, Suddenly Seeking New Document Assembly And Practice Management Software

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

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First Look at Bloomberg Law Litigation Analytics Plus 43 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, October 27, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 44 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.

Add Intelligence to Your Firm's Work Product

First look at Bloomberg Law Litigation Analytics

Organize Exhibits, Automate Exhibit References, and Create Ebriefs

How Do I Present My Expert Witness in the Courtroom by Skype

Congratulations to Robert Ambrogi of Publication on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: First Look at Bloomberg Law Litigation Analytics

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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 | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Review of TranscriptPad 2.2 Plus Understanding Cognitive Biases

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, October 20, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: You've got a five hour flight so you'll split the difference — half watching a movie, half annotating deposition transcripts. With TranscriptPad, you can do both on an iPad but how well does this app work? In this issue of LitigationWorld, litigator Jennifer Dixon evaluates TranscriptPad's import options, transcript viewer, annotation tools, reporting functions, and much more. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week to better understand cognitive biases for improved juror selections and expert prep.

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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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