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Why Visuals Are the Key to PowerPoint's Power in Litigation

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Coming today to LitigationWorld: According to critics like Franck Frommer, PowerPoint makes you stupid. Not so fast argues trial consultant Tim Piganelli in this issue of LitigationWorld. While we can all agree that using PowerPoint like a TelePrompTer is ill advised for trial presentations, Tim explains how to use PowerPoint’s little-known yet powerful animation and video features to visually bring your client’s case to life for the judge or jury. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for tips on using Google for 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. 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

Subscriptions Inevitable Says Leading Maker of Legal iPad Apps; The Coming Cloud Shake Out; Dragon Microphone Bites the Dust

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, October 12, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Ian O'Flaherty, Like Winter, Software Subscriptions Are Coming (Including Maybe to Our Apps)

Donald Lowrey, The Coming Cloud Practice Management Shake Out

Patrick Lanius, Dragon Microphone Not Supported in iOS 11

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Our most serendipitous offering (hence its name), TL Serendipity consists of contributions by TechnoLawyer members who have important information to share. 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 TL Serendipity newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Online/Cloud | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

Review of Grammarly Plus 39 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, October 5, 2017

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.

Eye for Errors: Test Your Skills at Editorial Triage

Bloomberg Law Launches AI Research Tool to Find Key Points of Law

Capture Valuable Social Media and Web Evidence Before It Disappears

Law Firm's Automatic Deletion of Spam Is Blamed for Failure to File Timely Appeal

Congratulations to Ben Moore of PCMag.com on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Grammarly

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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

Five Legal Writing Persuasion Techniques From High-Profile Case In Re Cray, 17-129

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, October 2, 2017

Coming today to LitigationWorld: In re Cray Inc. (Fed. Cir. 17-129) involves an important jurisdictional issue for patent lawsuits but never mind that. Instead, lawyer and legal writing coach Kiko Korn shares five advanced legal writing tips drawn from the winning brief penned by Fenwick & West litigators David K Tellekson, Melanie L. Mayer, and Bryan A. Kohm. Learn how to write using visual language, how to use formatting to persuade, and much more. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for the inside story on Casetext's mission to make legal research cheaper for small firms.

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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

What Time Matters Needs; Reviews of Daylite, CaseMap, Amicus Attorney

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, September 29, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Jeffrey Wilens, What Time Matters Needs

Fred Kruck, Review of Daylite for Practice Management

Douglas Thomas, Review of CaseMap Plus PDF Linking Tip

Hector Perez, Review of Amicus Attorney

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

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Capture Valuable Social Media and Web Evidence Before It Disappears

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an on-demand service for capturing social media and other web evidence in accurate and defensible PDF documents (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of a practice management system with a large forms library that automatically captures the billable time you spend on document drafting and email, a cloud practice management and accounting system that now includes free credit card processing via LawPay, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

Many litigation matters benefit from a treasure trove of potential evidence online thanks to human nature and the ease of publishing on the Internet. However, web pages are notoriously difficult to print or convert to PDF format, and when lawyers do this work they run the risk of being called as a witness to authenticate their screen captures.

Page Vault On Demand … in One Sentence

Page Vault On Demand (Page Vault) is a pay-per-use web-capture service designed for litigation, internal investigations, and other situations that require accuracy and defensibility.

The Killer Feature

Web designers understandably don't think much about letter-size paper when creating websites. As a result, printing a web page or saving it in PDF format often lacks any resemblance to the source. This can harm its persuasiveness when used as an exhibit.

Page Vault delivers PDF files that look like the actual web page thanks to the company's proprietary technology. Lawyer and EVP of Customer Solutions, Patrick Schweihs, showed me some examples. The PDF preserves the web page's layout and graphics, and creates intelligent page breaks that don't cut off any text.

"We've struggled with the best way to easily and defensibly capture websites the same way each time until we started using Page Vault," says Chris Bojar, Litigation Support Coordinator at Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP.

Other Notable Features

Page Vault can capture anything accessible on the web, including entire websites as well as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media platforms. "A simple web form request initiates the collection process," Page Vault CEO and co-founder Jeff Eschbach tells me. You enter one or more web page links (URLs), and indicate whether you want an optional affidavit for authentication purposes. You can purchase the affidavit after the fact but Page Vault offers a discount when included with the initial order.

Page Vault delivers each capture with a metadata coversheet listing the document title, capture URL, capture timestamp, web browser used, etc. The optional affidavit incorporates your case caption, describes the collection process, and can be notarized.

Capture just one time, on a recurring schedule, or when a change occurs. If you need web captures to function like an interactive website, Page Vault can deliver ISO 28500 compliant WARC files rather than static PDF files. These files preserve all the interactivity such as links but function offline. Other capture options include videos on YouTube and elsewhere, web page downloads, livestreams, photo collections, etc.

"Our staff leverages the industry's most advanced and trusted web-capture technologies to complete the job," says Eschbach. "There's no new software or difficult procedures to learn." If you need several captures on a regular basis, Page Vault can set up an enterprise account for you with volume discounts. You can even request a custom integration using Page Vault's API for high-volume capture projects to streamline your workflow.

What Else Should You Know?

The quote you receive from Page Vault is exactly what you will pay, not an estimate. Pricing starts at $199. Turnaround time for a free quote is one business day and same day expedited service is available. There's no setup fee or minimum order. Page Vault provides an itemized invoice that you can use for client reimbursement. Learn more about Page Vault On Demand.

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Topics: Litigation/Discovery/Trials | TL NewsWire

How to Save Time and Money With Google Scholar

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, September 15, 2017

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Google Scholar can't replace Lexis Advance or Westlaw, but it can save you time and money according to legal research and writing instructor and consultant Eric Voigt. In this issue of LitigationWorld, Eric explains what Google Scholar includes as well as how to narrow your searches, find related cases and secondary sources, evaluate the weight of a case, and navigate "around" the service's idiosyncrasies (you'll see why we placed that word in quotes). Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a report on the rise of online mediation.

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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 to Prepare for Jurors Who Commit Online Misconduct Plus 38 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, September 7, 2017

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.

Free Law Project Has Now Made Every PACER Opinion Searchable

Can I Get a Hallelujah for Legal Research 2.0?

Potential Topics for Your 30(b)(6) Witnesses

Opening Statements That Work

Congratulations to Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm of Persuasive Litigator on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Expect a Majority of Your Jurors to Commit Online Misconduct

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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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Five Advanced Deposition Techniques That Make a Difference

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Depositions can make a difference, not only by confirming and revealing facts but also by persuading the opposing party and counsel that your client has the upper hand. In this issue of LitigationWorld, employment law litigator Cedric Ashley shares five advanced techniques to achieve optimal results from your depositions. One unconventional line of questioning suggested by Cedric includes sample testimony to demonstrate its value. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a review of an app that creates timelines.

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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 a Litigator Uses an iPad; Reviews of Dell XPS 13, Faxaway; Defense Lawyers Held to Higher Legal Research Standard

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, August 24, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Fred Pharis, How a Litigator Uses an iPad; Reviews of TrialPad, Notability, PDF Expert, Outlook, Westlaw, and More

Kathy Carter, Review of Dell XPS 13 (Touch)

John Hightower, Defense Lawyers Held to Higher Legal Research Standard Than Plaintiffs Lawyers

Bunji Fromartz, Review of Faxaway

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Legal Research | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | TL Serendipity
 
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