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Words to Avoid in Email Messages Plus 46 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 47 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.

Bend Over: The Credit Card Processor Is Here

The Managing Partner's Sex Change

10 Steps to Engaging More Prospects

Four Unique Law Firm Websites

Congratulations to Gina Rubel of Lawyernomics on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Don't Start a Conversation or Email With These Words

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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 | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Five New Universal Add-Ins for Outlook Plus 60 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, August 17, 2015

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 61 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 to Change the Order of Paragraphs in Word

Your Next Computer Should Be a Desktop

Slide Over and Split View for iPad in iOS 9

Inside Amazon's Bruising Workplace

Congratulations to Paul Thurrott of Thurrott.com on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Five New Universal Add-Ins for Outlook

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Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession (e.g., monitors, smartphones, scanners, the iPad, and more). But not the only coverage. BlawgWorld enables you to stay on top of all the noteworthy legal and mainstream technology articles (and podcasts and videos) published elsewhere without having to hire a research assistant. Even when you're busy, you won't want to miss each issue's Pick of the Week. Please subscribe now.

Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Desktop PCs/Servers | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Gibson Dunn 2015 Mid-Year Ediscovery Update Plus 45 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, August 14, 2015

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.

Review: The Bluebook's 20th Edition

Preparing to Begin a New Document Review

Picture It Settled iPad App

Admissibility of Google Maps GPS Evidence

Congratulations to Gibson Dunn on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Gibson Dunn 2015 Mid-Year Ediscovery Update

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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 Workshare Professional 9 Plus Referral Opportunities

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, August 14, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Microsoft Word lacks finesse when tracking changes or comparing documents. Workshare Compare, part of the Workshare Professional 9 suite, contains more precise change tracking and document comparison tools. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer and legal technology consultant Seth Rowland uses these tools to determine whether Workshare Professional represents a good value for small law firms. Seth also explores the other apps in the suite — Workshare Protect and Workshare Connect. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how not to blow a referral opportunity.

How to Receive SmallLaw
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: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | SmallLaw

Three-Pronged Backup Plan; Drop the Billable Hour; ScanSnap and Windows 7; Virtual Reality in Law Practice

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, August 13, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Mark Olberding, My Law Firm's Three-Pronged Backup Plan

Thomas Bowden, Time to Drop the Billable Hour

Tim Donovan, Problems Using ScanSnap S510 With Windows 7

Thomas Stirewalt, Virtual Reality in Law Practice

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: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Backup/Media/Storage | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Answers

ThreadKM: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Thursday, August 13, 2015

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a secure internal messaging service that organizes your discussions and shared documents and tasks by matter (see article below), and three password managers that work on computers, tablets, and smartphones. Don't miss the next issue.

AN EMAIL REPLACEMENT FOR INTERNAL COMMUNICATION

Thanks to the app explosion of the past few years, enterprise software companies have adopted some consumer software trends — most notably messaging apps for internal communication and collaboration. This started with Yammer, which HipChat and Slack have since surpassed by offering a better user experience. But none of these tools are designed for law firms. A new product seeks to change this state of affairs.

ThreadKM … in One Sentence

Launched today, ThreadKM is a secure internal messaging and collaboration service that integrates with legal software.

The Killer Feature

ThreadKM works via native apps for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. You start by creating a "Workspace" for each matter. You can limit access to specific colleagues. Each Workspace can have an unlimited number of topic-specific "Threads" for group discussion (e.g., create a Thread to discuss a deposition).

In addition to text messages, you can share data such as web addresses. ThreadKM automatically displays a live hyperlink for web addresses and displays a snippet from that web page. ThreadKM stamps every message with a time stamp, and groups messages by day. You can search a specific Thread or the entire Workspace.

"Most lawyers who are overwhelmed with email have found instant messaging isn't a solution because information becomes so scattered quickly," ThreadKM CEO Dan Hauck tells us. "ThreadKM solves this problem by organizing and saving conversations in searchable, matter-centric spaces."

Other Notable Features

ThreadKM enables you to share documents (including photos) within Threads. Each Workspace contains a special area called Files where you can find all shared documents. Integrations with Clio and iManage enable you to share documents directly from those apps. ThreadKM indexes all shared documents to make them searchable — including scanned documents thanks to built-in OCR.

Each Workspace also contains an area for Tasks. ThreadKM offers a Kanban-Style task management system. This "lean" approach uses a series of columns such as "To Do," "Doing," and "Completed." Every task appears on a card within a column. The card also lists the person assigned to the task, the due date, and notes with status updates and roadblocks. This system enables you to visualize the status of a matter you're managing.

What Else Should You Know?

ThreadKM offers two configurations. Law firms with fewer than 50 users use the hosted version at $29 per month per user ($24 if paid annually). This version provides you with unlimited Workspaces, 10 GB of storage per user, and email support. Larger firms with more than 50 users must use the Enterprise version, which you can host in the cloud or on your own server. This version includes integrations with Active Directory, IntegrationBuilder, and WallBuilder as well as priority email and telephone support. You can try ThreadKM for free. Learn more about ThreadKM.

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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: Email/Messaging/Telephony | TL NewsWire

How to Write the Perfect Google AdWords Ad Plus 39 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 40 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.

Right and Wrong Reasons to Form a Partnership

Eliminating Clutter Cuts Stress

Google Updates Local Results

Should You Post Articles on LinkedIn Pulse?

Congratulations to Shannon Ainsworth of LawMarketing.com on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: How to Write the Perfect Google AdWords Ad

How to Receive SmallLaw
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 | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

How to Automate Your Email Follow-Up Plus 61 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, August 10, 2015

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 62 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.

Cloud Practice Management Software Roundup

The 29 New Apps Included With Windows 10

The Best iPad Keyboard

Artificial Intelligence in Law Practice

Congratulations to Ernie Svenson of PaperlessChase.com on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: How to Automate Your Email Follow-Up

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Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession (e.g., monitors, smartphones, scanners, the iPad, and more). But not the only coverage. BlawgWorld enables you to stay on top of all the noteworthy legal and mainstream technology articles (and podcasts and videos) published elsewhere without having to hire a research assistant. Even when you're busy, you won't want to miss each issue's Pick of the Week. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Monitors | Networking/Operating Systems | Practice Management/Calendars | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Reviews of CaseManager, Scannable; Future of Portable Scanners; Windows 10 in Law Firms; WordPerfect DOS

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, August 7, 2015

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Patrick Stiehm, Review: CaseManager

Neil Squillante, Review of Scannable and the Future of Portable Hardware Scanners

Thomas Stirewalt, Why Law Firms Should Avoid Windows 10

Danny McDonald, Why WordPerfect on DOS Ruled (And How I Still Kind of Use It)

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

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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: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Networking/Operating Systems | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

Reviews of Chrometa; Jabra GN9350, Dragon Remote Microphone, Brother 7820N; Canon DR-C225; Outlook-Acrobat Integration

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, August 6, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Mark Olberding, Review: Chrometa

Paul Harte, Review: Jabra GN9350; Dragon Remote Microphone

Bobby Abrams, Review: Brother 7820N Printer; Canon DR-C225 Scanner

Robin Meadow, Clarification: Outlook 2013 and Acrobat XI Integration

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

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | TL Answers
 
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