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Review of Legal Analytics Platform Plus the Best Litigators Litigate the Least

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, September 23, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall in opposing counsel's conference room or in the presiding judge's chambers? Lex Machina's Legal Analytics Platform promises the next best thing as it enables you to analyze litigation data pertaining to courts, judges, and opposing counsel. This kind of intelligence can prove invaluable to case strategy from forum shopping to framing an appellate brief and everything in between. In this issue of I, litigator Jennifer Dixon offers her assessment of Legal Analytics. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week to learn why the best litigators are those who litigate the least.

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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

Review of Wacom Bamboo Folio Plus 48 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, September 19, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 49 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.

How Using Checklists Can Improve Your Writing

Review: Bloomberg Law

Does Looking Up Mean Lying?

Capture Social Media With Page Vault

Congratulations to Matthew Buzzi of PCMag on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Review of Wacom Bamboo Folio

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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

Review of Casetext Pro Plus Better Jury Selections

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, September 9, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: If you search Google for case citations, it's likely you've encountered Casetext, a relatively new legal research service that makes its caselaw database available for free on the web. Casetext also offers advanced tools such as CARA, which analyzes your brief and then finds relevant cases you may have missed. These advanced tools require a paid Casetext Pro subscription. Is Casetext Pro worth paying for? Find out in this issue of LitigationWorld. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week to learn how data mining can improve your jury selections.

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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

Incorporating an iPad Into Your Legal Research Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, September 2, 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.

Four Ways Litigators Can Manage Risk Using Office 365

Lawyerly Compounds

Objections From A to Z

A Conversation With CloudNine's Brad Jenkins

Congratulations to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D. on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Incorporating an iPad Into Your Legal Research

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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

Living and Litigating in the Future Plus Amended FRCP 26

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, August 29, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Meet Brian Beckcom, a lawyer living and litigating in the future. His Tesla Model S underscores his philosophy — embrace what's new to see if it's better than the status quo. To this end, Beckcom has moved beyond laptops, internal email, and Windows software — Microsoft Word in particular. He also takes pleasure from battling big companies and even Hollywood. In this issue of LitigationWorld, we take you inside Beckcom's litigation practice at Houston-based VB Attorneys. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for one of the first court opinions on Amended FRCP 26.

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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 | Presentations/Projectors

First Look at CARA Plus 40 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, August 22, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 41 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.

ProView Puts Your Law Library in Your Briefcase

Litigation Tech Companies See Lackluster Funding

The Mechanics of Introducing Exhibits at Trial

Trial Tech Tips: Electronic Exhibit Stickers

Congratulations to Greg Lambert of 3 Geeks and a Law Blog on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: First Look at Cara

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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 | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Gems From The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing Plus Review of FactBox

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, August 11, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: You should read psycholinguistics expert Steven Pinker's The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. But at 368 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 which grammar rules you can break, how to avoid the "curse of knowledge," how to write visually, and much more. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a review of FactBox.

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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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How Brief Readability Impacts Summary Judgment Decisions Plus 40 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, August 5, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 41 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.

Review of Scrivener (iPad Word Processor)

Nine Fundamentals for a New In-House Litigator

How Advanced Technologies Are Helping Litigators Win Cases

Supplemental Expert Report No-Nos

Congratulations to Shaun B. Spencer and Adam Feldman of Publication on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: How Brief Readability Impacts Summary Judgment Decisions

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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 | TechnoLawyer Problem/Solution Guide

CaseFleet Marries Practice Management and Case Analysis for Litigation Matters

By Neil J. Squillante | Thursday, August 4, 2016

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a practice management app for litigators that organizes the facts, issues, and court deadlines of your cases (see article below), a document assembly add-in for Microsoft Word that can use Excel files and databases as data sources, a practice management app with client intake forms that you can host on your website, and a new keyboard case for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Don't miss the next issue.

Traditional practice management apps tend to focus on managing your law firm, an important task for sure. But they lack tools for managing litigation matters. Meanwhile, litigation apps tend to focus on just one aspect of litigation such as ediscovery or depositions. As a result, a void in the market exists.

CaseFleet … in One Sentence

Launched earlier this year, CaseFleet is a litigation practice management and case analysis app.

The Killer Feature

At its essence, litigation involves three components — research, analysis, and synthesis. CaseFleet's Timeline tackles all three, enabling you develop an understanding of the facts and issues in each of your cases. Think of it as a mashup of CaseMap and TimeMap that runs in your web browser.

You build each Timeline by entering facts and evidence along with the date and time. You can assign one or more Issues to each fact. You can also enter Contacts and connect them to facts. These connections enable you to generate reports using the Filter — a search tool in which you can list all the facts within a date range that pertain to one or more Issues and Contacts. You can export the entire Timeline or a filtered portion in Word or PDF format.

Links to source documents such as deposition exhibits and transcripts keep these materials a click away. Linking documents works by dragging and dropping a file from your desktop onto a fact. CaseFleet's proprietary technology eliminates duplicates and maintains the link to each original even if you change its filename. CaseFleet integrates with Dropbox and Box for file storage.

Other Notable Features

Unlike the team calendars in traditional practice management apps, the Legal Calendar in CaseFleet focuses exclusively on court and other litigation deadlines. You can use colors to denote different types of events (e.g., red for motions, blue for depositions). The Legal Calendar supports full-day events, offers a List View, and contains a Filter for viewing specific types of events. You can sync the Legal Calendar to Google Calendar and Outlook.

In addition to managing your litigation matters, CaseFleet also helps you secure them in the first place. The Leads Pipeline enables you to track prospective clients, remember to follow up with them, and identify your best sources of new business. When prospects hire your firm, you can convert them to cases.

"Our goal as a company is making litigators more successful and simplifying the work they do," CaseFleet CEO Jeff Kerr told me. "We help litigators master the past (the facts and evidence) through Timelines and see the future (deadlines & key dates) with our Legal Calendar. No other software does this much for practicing litigators. Moreover, we provide practice management functionality as part of the same package."

What Else Should You Know?

Other features of CaseFleet include time tracking with a start/stop timer, expense tracking, billing, and trust accounting. CaseFleet starts at $29 per user per month ($24 with an annual contract). Learn more about CaseFleet.

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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: Litigation/Discovery/Trials | TL NewsWire

Free Research Reports for Lawyers and Others in the Legal Industry

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

TechnoLawyer Library houses our growing collection of free research reports in PDF format. Reports of this caliber usually cost a fortune, but TechnoLawyer members can download all of them for free. TechnoLawyer membership is also free. Below you'll find links to selected research reports. Click any link to get started.

The Egg Theory: What Clients Really Want From Their Lawyers

Why Lawyers Need Not Fear Disruption

Three Common Productivity Tasks That an iPad Performs Better Than a PC

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

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)

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