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Review of CaseMap 13 Plus 45 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 46 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.

Putting Justice Gorsuch to the Test of Three Legal Editing Programs

Ediscovery Work Moves In-House to Cut Costs, Survey Finds

Trial Lawyers, Relinquish the Clicker

Private Facebook Posts Could Be Fair Game for Discovery

Former Football Players Sanctioned for Failure to Produce

Congratulations to Daniel J. Siegel of Law Practice on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Review of CaseMap 13

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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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Admissibility of Electronic Evidence Guide Plus 45 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 46 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.

Howard Lenow Creates and Presents Stunning Timelines on His iPad With Timeline 3D (Podcast)

The Bill Cosby Retrial: What a Difference a Year Makes

Lawyers Should Not Always Write Like Hemingway

New Product of the Year? Law Librarians Pick AI Research Tool From Bloomberg Law

Spare Your Back With Paperless Exhibits at Your Next Deposition

Six Keys to Consider When Evaluating Ediscovery Review Platforms

Crisis of Candor: Is the Jury System at Risk From Alternative Facts?

Congratulations to Craig Ball of Ball in Your Court on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Handy Chart on E-Admissibility

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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: Six Experts on Remote v. In-Person Depositions

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Nowadays, you can take depositions remotely. You can even use videoconference technology. But should you? Not according to litigator Michael Lowry who recently penned a manifesto on his blog. For this issue of LitigationWorld, we conducted one our hallmark Micro-Symposiums and asked five litigators and a litigation consultant for their advice and war stories on this topic. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a litigator's lament about a giant gaping hole in the litigation software market.

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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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Three Appellate Judges Offer 25 Writing Tips Plus 45 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 46 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.

The CaseMap in the Cloud Product That Doesn't Exist Yet

The Monkey Selfie Lawsuit Lives

The Case for In-Person Depositions

Three Ways to Make Sure Your Case Evaluations Are Useful

Congratulations to Legal Writing Prof Blog on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Judges Discuss Good and Bad Legal 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. 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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Spare Your Back With Paperless Exhibits at Your Next Deposition

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, April 13, 2018

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a cloud application for paperless deposition exhibits with tools for focusing the deponent's attention and monitoring their actions (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of all-in-one practice management software with a variety of automation tools to save you time, document assembly software that resides within Microsoft Word and offers a simplified way to create templates versus traditional products, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

Taking a deposition requires intense focus. Paper exhibits can break your flow. You literally need to get everyone on the same page, and there's no way to control what the witness sees. Plus hauling all that paper can make you feel more like a courier than a lawyer. One company aims to make these problems a thing of the past.

AgileLaw Electronic Exhibits … in One Sentence

AgileLaw Electronic Exhibits (AgileLaw) is a cloud application for paperless depositions that replaces printed exhibits with laptops and tablets.

The Killer Feature

With AgileLaw, everyone at the deposition uses either a laptop, iPad, or Android tablet to view exhibits. Queue an exhibit and reveal it to the court reporter, opposing counsel, and the deponent. For multipage exhibits, navigate to the specific page you want to ask questions about, and click Show Witness This Page. The witness then sees the page you want to discuss. You can even avoid paging through long documents by setting up jump points. To view actions being performed by the witness such as page changes, annotations, and magnification, click the View Witness Screen button. At any point, click Clear Witness Screen to prevent the witness from seeing anything.

"When I was practicing law many years ago, preparing for and conducting depositions was such a hassle," says AgileLaw co-founder Cyclone Covey. "We built AgileLaw E-Exhibits so that attorneys could ditch the bankers boxes and instead show up with a laptop or tablet. And we designed the product to mimic the workflow of paper-based depositions, so it can be adopted quickly and easily, with no training required."

Other Notable Features

Bob Meynardie, partner at Meynardie & Nanney, recently used AgileLaw for the first time. "I had to travel so carrying a tablet instead of bankers boxes was a godsend," he says. "I was also able to present a document that I had not initially planned on using, which I would not have been able to do without AgileLaw. I am a definite convert."

Meynardie is referring to AgileLaw's import tools, which support drag and drop as well as Box, Dropbox, Clio, and Relativity. After importing documents, you create a deposition, add the documents you plan to use to that deposition, and arrange the documents in your preferred order. You can rename documents, categorize them with labels, and add annotations that only you will see.

You can use the Mock Deposition tool for a dry run to increase your comfort level. If, like Meynardie, you need to use an unplanned exhibit during the deposition, you can add it on the fly using the import tools discussed above or have your paralegal handle it remotely without taking a break.

Prior to the deposition, all participants receive a secure PIN that gives them access to AgileLaw. During the deposition, AgileLaw can apply exhibit stamps to the documents you reveal using any alphanumeric system. At the end of the deposition, sharing the exhibits with participants requires just one click after which they receive an email message with a secure download link that requires the PIN.

AgileLaw offers four reports (called Filters) that enable you to see all documents revealed, marked as exhibits, annotated by the witness, and annotated by you.

What Else Should You Know?

AgileLaw is subscription-based with the monthly price ranging from $100 to $500 per month depending on your needs for storage and other features. All plans allow for unlimited users, cases, depositions, and participants. Learn more about AgileLaw Electronic Exhibits.

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Decline and Fall of the Civil Jury Trial Plus 40 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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.

Craig Ball's Ediscovery Crystal Ball

Litigation Budgets Should Reflect Reality

Preparing Deponents for Reptilian Questioning

Make Sure You're the Lawyer the Judge Can Trust

Congratulations to Wood R. Foster, Jr. of Wisconsin Lawyer on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: How "Trial Lawyer" Became an Oxymoron

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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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Is Litigation the Same as It Ever Was or a Brave New World?

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: How has litigation changed during your career? Is it the same as it ever was except that software makes it faster to perform certain tasks? Or have developments such as ediscovery or external societal forces fundamentally changed the nature of litigation? The answer likely differs among litigators and across practice areas. In this issue of LitigationWorld, former litigator and TechnoLawyer publisher Neil J. Squillante cites possible trends in each component of litigation, and then asks for your input. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a lost appeal thanks to a spam filter.

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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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Seven Most Persuasive Words to Use at Trial Plus 36 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 37 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.

#Metoo, Judges, and Bias

Gavelytics to Expand Its Judicial Analytics Platform After Investment

TranscriptPad Part 1: Import, View, and Search Transcripts on Your iPad

TranscriptPad Part 2: Select Text, Apply Annotations, Assign Issue Codes, Create Reports

Congratulations to Paul Luvera of Plaintiff Trial Lawyer Tips on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Some Magic Words and Phrases for Persuasion

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A System for More Productive Legal Writing Plus 52 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 53 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.

Attorneys Eye Cybersecurity Safeguards for Litigation

PDF Expert New Update Allows for Page Numbers

EmpowerLegal's Online Video Series Helps Clients Perform Better at Depositions, Mediations, and Trials

Finding Your Way to First-Chairing a Trial

ABA TECHREPORT: Litigation and TAR

Effective Strategies for Cross-Examining an Expert Witness

N.Y. Court of Appeals: No Difference Between "Private" and "Public" Posts in Discovery

Congratulations to Joseph Regalia of Appellate Advocacy Blog on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Writer's Block and Productivity: The Lawyer's Edition

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EmpowerLegal's Online Video Series Helps Clients Perform Better at Depositions, Mediations, and Trials

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, March 1, 2018

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an online video tutorial service to help lawyers prepare clients for depositions, mediations, and trials (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of cloud billing software for small firms seeking a standalone solution without practice management bells and whistles, a legal research service that helps you get up to speed in a new area with checklists, interactive forms, and practice notes, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

Every litigator knows that client preparation can make or break a case. Yet thoroughly preparing a client for a deposition, mediation, or trial can be difficult and time-consuming. Because many people learn better by seeing realistic examples, abstract descriptions and warnings often fall on deaf ears.

EmpowerLegal Litigation Suite … in One Sentence

EmpowerLegal's Litigation Suite (EmpowerLegal) is a series of streamable video tutorials designed to help attorneys prepare clients for depositions, mediations, and trials.

The Killer Feature

You often hear that "content is king." This is especially apt for EmpowerLegal. Each video consists of professional actors in realistic legal event settings. EmpowerLegal's CEO and Founder, Alan S. Fanger, has more than 30 years of experience as a litigator. He worked with a film production team to audition professional actors and create the videos.

As the actors play out realistic situations, Fanger narrates, pointing out errors and what clients need to remember when they face similar circumstances. After each lesson, the actors reenact the scene to demonstrate the correct way to testify.

For example, the deposition video covers the importance of not explaining yourself but instead answering only the question asked. In the video, a witness in a business dispute is asked who was present when he signed the agreement. He starts his answer with unnecessary testimony about meeting with his lawyer beforehand. Fanger points this out after which the witness in the reenactment simply lists the people present at the signing and says nothing more.

"EmpowerLegal videos allow my clients to be more prepared," says attorney Mark V. Larson of Larson Law Firm P.C. "I absolutely have seen clients do a better job in mediations and depositions after viewing the videos because they know what to expect and how to answer. Using EmpowerLegal videos to prepare clients, I am getting some of the best depositions from clients that I have seen in my entire career. The videos do a bette

Other Notable Features

Your EmpowerLegal subscription includes administrative tools for sharing videos with clients and tracking which videos they view. Your clients gain access to a portal with the videos you make available. Below each video, clients can take notes and securely send you questions.

Each video runs for about 35-40 minutes, covering all the key topics likely to arise. For example, the trial video begins with jury selection, showing how the judge and attorneys conduct voir dire. The video then cuts to trial where your clients see opening statements, how evidence is introduced, what to do when an attorney objects during testimony, what's happening during a sidebar conference, how direct testimony and cross-examination differ, closing arguments, jury instructions, jury questions, and delivery of the verdict.

"During my long career, I realized the crucial need to prepare clients for reliable performance in major legal events such as mediation, trial, and deposition," Fanger says. "The EmpowerLegal Litigation Suite of streamable video tutorials provides realistic portrayals of these events, with helpful do's and don'ts, to help clients increase their chances of a favorable outcome."

What Else Should You Know?

Subscription packages depend on the number of litigators in your firm, the videos you want to use, and whether you opt to pay monthly or annually. You can price a subscription for your firm using the simple form on the website.

Learn more about EmpowerLegal Litigation Suite.

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