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How to Create Word Documents With a Fillable Form Plus 53 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, December 8, 2014

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 54 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week.

Review: LexisNexis Firm Manager

Two Lawyers Discuss Their iPhone Home Screens

2014's Best Android Apps for Lawyers

The Transformation of Middle Office Services

Congratulations to How-To Geek on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: How to Create Word Documents With a Fillable Form

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Desktop PCs/Servers | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Practice Management/Calendars

A Matter of Trust Plus Technology Gift Guide for Lawyers

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, December 5, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Working in a small law firm isn't all sunshine and bubble gum. Sometimes the environment becomes toxic. Law firm CIO and former Navy officer Matt Berg has found that most such situations result from a lack of trust. In this issue of SmallLaw, Matt explains how to rebuild trust in three scenarios — between you and your boss, between you and your direct reports, and between you and your peers. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for GPSolo's massive 15,000+ word technology gift guide for lawyers (they say you can see this article from space).

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Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Reviews of Directory Opus, Surface Pro 3, SherWeb; Android, PDF, and Other Mobile Musings

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, December 5, 2014

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Spencer Stromberg, Document Naming Policy; Review of Directory Opus

Christian Onsager, Review: Surface Pro 3 Weight and Keyboard

Brent Blanchard, Android, PDF, and Other Mobile Musings

Jerry Gonzalez, Review: SherWeb for Hosted Exchange

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

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Do you believe in the wisdom of crowds? In TL Answers, TechnoLawyer members answer legal technology and practice management questions submitted by their peers. This newsletter's popularity stems from the relevance of the questions and answers to virtually everyone in the legal profession. The TL Answers newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Networking/Operating Systems | TL Answers

Transporter Genesis: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a network appliance that offers Dropbox-like cloud storage with better security (see article below), a smart email app that works its magic on your device, software that helps you fine-tune patent applications, and a desktop scanner that can transform into a network scanner. Don't miss the next issue.

ROLL YOUR OWN CLOUD

Once upon a time, law firms paid a consultant to buy a PC and configure it as a file server. When that file server died, they repeated the cycle. In recent years, many firms understandably switched to Dropbox or one of its public cloud competitors. Even firms that continue to operate their own file server often find that their employees use public cloud services on the sly. It's the age old convenience trumping security conundrum at work.

Transporter Genesis … in One Sentence

Launched earlier this month, Connected Data's Transporter Genesis is a network appliance for creating a private cloud.

The Killer Feature

Unlike file servers and traditional Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances, Transporter Genesis looks like Dropbox to end users. In Mac and Windows, you navigate through files and folders in the operating system. On Android and iOS devices, you use the free File Transporter app from which you can send documents to other apps.

Other Notable Features

Unlike public cloud services, you control the location of Transporter Genesis (e.g., your office most likely or a data center of your choosing). Owning the actual box gives you other forms of control. Most notably, there's no subscription to pay. You just buy the hardware configured to your specifications.

If you have two offices, you can house a Transporter Genesis in both locations and automatically keep them synced, thus providing redundancy if you lose power or suffer some other connectivity problem in one of the offices.

Transporter Genesis offers a number of administrator tools. You can create users and assign them to groups to enforce restrictions. You'll find support for Microsoft Active Directory. Even users can exercise some control by accessing all prior versions of their documents and creating read-only versions of documents they share.

What Else Should You Know?

You can choose from two models — the Genesis 75 and Genesis 150. The Genesis 75 offers up to 12 TB of storage and supports up to 75 users. The Genesis 150 offers up to 24 TB or storage and supports up to 150 users. Both have dual Gigabit Ethernet connectors and fit in a rack mount. Despite being hardware, you can try Transporter Genesis for free. Learn more about Genesis Transporter.

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Topics: Desktop PCs/Servers | TL NewsWire

In Defense of the Billable Hour Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the inside baseball announced by America's largest law firms during the past week in an easy-to-scan format. You'll also find must-read analysis, rankings, trends, etc. about large law firms.

This week's inside baseball sections link to:

69 press releases about lateral hires, mergers, internal promotions, and all other significant business news.

61 press releases about notable law firm and practice group accolades.

76 press releases about notable individual lawyer accolades.

Congratulations to Bruce Stachenfeld of Above the Law on winning our BigLaw Pick of the Week award: In Defense of the Billable Hour. Here's a sampling of of some other industry analysis from this issue:

Morgan Lewis Completes Conquest of Bingham

A Boost of Confidence Among Law Firm Leaders

Why You Must Kill the Time Sheet (Podcast)

How to Receive BigLaw
BigLaw keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's 300+ largest law firms by linking directly to their press releases. Thanks to a clever design, BigLaw takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need to stay on top of this self-reported news. Each issue of BigLaw also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, podcasts, and videos about large law firms published elsewhere as well as to our detailed product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. The BigLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: BigLaw | Coming Attractions | Law Office Management | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

How to Calculate Your Law Firm's Marketing Budget Plus 35 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 36 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week.

Top Five Reasons Why Prospects Don't Hire You

Fair Deal for All Clients

Are You Losing Prospects at Hello?

How to Use Marketing Personas

Congratulations to Stephen Fairley of The National Law Review on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: How to Calculate Your Law Firm's Marketing Budget

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Small law firm, big dreams. Written by successful small-firm founders, managing partners, administrators, and legal technology and practice management experts, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in solo practices and small law firms. Additionally, SmallLaw features comprehensive reviews of legal products with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles, podcasts, and videos about solo practices and small law firms. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Review of Canon ImageFormula DR-C225 Plus 36 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 37 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week.

How Lawyers Use Evernote

How to Manually Back Up Your iPhone or iPad

The 2014 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers

Congratulations to M. David Stone of PCMag.com on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Review of Canon ImageFormula DR-C225 Scanner

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Change Tracking and Metadata Removal Add-Ons for Word Plus Eye Contact on Direct

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, December 1, 2014

Coming today to LitigationWorld: In recent months, Word trainer and Legal Office Guru publisher Deborah Savadra has reported on a panoply of Microsoft Word add-ons for litigation documents. In this issue of LitigationWorld, she wraps up this series of articles with a discussion of add-ons for the last two steps — change tracking (redlining) and metadata removal. You'll also find links to the previous installments if you missed them. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week to learn how your witnesses should make eye contact with the jury.

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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: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | LitigationWorld | Privacy/Security

Battle of the Mechanical Keyboards Plus 50 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 51 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week.

23 Free Review Stamps for Acrobat

Common Sense Email Tips for Lawyers

Bluesmart Smart Suitcase

The 2014 Ars Technica Gift Guide

Congratulations to Richard Baguley of WIRED on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Battle of the Mechanical Keyboards

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Computer Accessories | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Review of ScanSnap iX100 Mobile Scanner Plus Taming Email

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Originally published in the November 26, 2014 issue of SmallLaw: Business travel involves significant downtime so you may as well lighten your load by scanning documents as you encounter them. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and legal technology consultant Seth Rowland reviews Fujitsu's ScanSnap iX100 wireless mobile scanner. Seth tested the scanner with a Surface Pro, iPad, iPhone, and Android smartphone. He also threw a variety of documents at the ScanSnap iX100 to see what it can handle. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for six apps that can tame your email inbox.

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Small firm, big dreams. Written by practicing lawyers who manage successful small firms and legal technology and practice management experts who have achieved rock star status, SmallLaw provides practical advice on management, marketing, and technology issues in small law firms, as well as comprehensive legal product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. SmallLaw also ensures that you won't miss anything published elsewhere by linking to helpful articles (and podcasts and videos) about solo practices and small law firms. The SmallLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | SmallLaw
 
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