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Lawyer's Guide to Two-Factor Authentication Plus 50 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, January 29, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 51 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Eric Griffith of PCMag.com on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up

First Look at Zero Email App for Attorneys

The New NetDocuments Interface Is Launching Feb 1

InsideLegal's 2018 Legaltech NY Word Cloud and 7 Year Flashback

TripIt's New Feature Is Like Waze for TSA Lines

First Impressions of HomePod

Watch: How to Work From Your iPad or iPhone

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Kurent Offers Billing Software Without the Complexity of Practice Management

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, January 26, 2018

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers cloud billing software for small firms seeking a standalone solution without practice management bells and whistles (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of a legal research service that helps you get up to speed in new area with checklists, interactive forms, practice notes, and a new way to mine SEC filings for agreements and clauses, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

It's easy to get bogged down in practice management software with features you don't need. One company found that many small law firms only care about three core features — entering time, creating and sending bills, and getting paid. So, the company used its expertise to create a new product catering to these desires.

Kurent … in One Sentence

Tabs3 Software's Kurent is a cloud billing system with tools for managing hours billed, expenses, accounts receivable, receipts, and more.

The Killer Feature

"After more than 35 years of making Tabs3 billing software, we know that most solos and small firms just want a simple way to get their bills out," says President and CEO Dan Berlin. "Kurent is designed as an easy-to-use billing software without expensive practice management features that clutter the billing process, and it's made by us, the experts in legal billing."

Kurent's top navigation bar exemplifies this simplicity with always present buttons to enter a fee or cost, or create a new matter or invoice. From here, you can also search every record in Kurent.

Each major function in Kurent has a dashboard with charts showing Key Practice Indicators and one-click access to the underlying records. For example, the Home Dashboard lists your recent activity, recent matters, billable hours versus your target, and notifications about items that need your attention such as unbilled activities and overdue invoices. Click any item to drill down for more details or to make changes.

"Kurent is seamless and easy to use," says Jim Krzyminski of the Law Office of James M. Krzyminski, "Everybody's happy that we switched. It's all in the cloud, so we can safely access our files from anywhere."

Other Notable Features

Kurent's side navigation panel takes you to each dashboard - Home, Firm, Matters, Contacts, Invoices, Fees, Costs, Receipts, and Reports. The Firm Dashboard keeps you apprised of the financial state of your firm with charts showing top clients, accounts receivable, unbilled activities, cash receipts, new matters, and billing history.

As you would expect from the company behind Tabs3, Kurent supports custom rates for matter type or client, write-offs, LEDES-compliant eBills, contingency and flat fees, and batch invoicing. Choose from several invoice designs, customize invoice and fee details, and add your firm's logo.

Kurent further streamlines financial management through integrations with LawPay and QuickBooks Online. When clients use the payment portal to securely pay by credit card via LawPay, Kurent automatically updates their account when the payment posts. The QuickBooks integration keeps your accounting records in sync without having to retype anything.

Kurent's dashboards are designed to minimize your need for reports. When you do need a report, choose from accounts receivable, aged accounts, write-offs, unbilled activity, receipts, and many others. Use simple checkboxes to add columns and data to reports. You can export reports in CSV or Excel format.

What Else Should You Know?

Kurent costs $26 per user per month with an annual commitment ($29 if you pay monthly). If you switch from another product, the Kurent team can import your existing data at no charge. Kurent offers a 30-day trial with no credit card required. Learn more about Kurent.

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | TL NewsWire

The Cloud v. Hurricane Irma Plus 65 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 66 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Jonathan Reed and Howard Iken of Law Practice Today on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: When Disaster Strikes: Business Continuity Plans Work

New Year, New Hires: Best Hiring Practices for Law Firms

Working Less Gets You More

A Silicon Valley Escapee Takes a Tech Approach to Law in Philly

Short, Simple, Easy Law Firm Marketing Plan

The Awful, No Good, Rule 7.2

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

The Best Laptops of 2018 Plus 59 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, January 22, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 60 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Joel Santo Domingo of PCMag.com on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: The Best Laptops of 2018

Beyond Spectre & Meltdown CPU Bugs

Lima Creates Your Own Personal Online Storage

Review: Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse

Asok Upgrades His Soul

The Best Business Laptops

ABA TECHSHOW 2018 Preview

Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2018 (Podcast)

What Is WPA3, and When Will I Get It on My Wi-Fi?

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets

Top 25 Legal Technology Products of 2017 Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 48 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to the winners of the TL NewsWire Top 25 Products of 2017 Awards, which was the Pick of the Week.

Neil Squillante Counts Down the Top 25 Legal Technology Products and Services From 2017 (Podcast)

The Best (Actually Useful) Tech We Saw at CES 2018

Lenovo's New ThinkPads Have Webcam Cover

ABA TECHREPORT 2017

Review: Microsoft Surface Book 2

Laptop Mag CES 2018 Awards

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Micro-Symposium on the Most Helpful Products of 2017 Plus Your Foolproof 2018 Law Firm Marketing Plan

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, December 21, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: What will happen in 2018? No one knows, which means all those prediction articles circulating this time of year are fan fiction. In typical SmallLaw style, this last issue of 2017 eschews the fanciful for the practical -- a Micro-Symposium in which SmallLaw contributors tell you about the most helpful technology products they started using in 2017. You'll find nine recommended products in all that will improve your productivity in 2018. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for your foolproof 2018 law firm marketing plan.

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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.

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Reviews of CaseMap. TrialPad, HelloFax; Ebrief Creation Tip; A Dragon Fan Speaks; Cloud Woes

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Stephen Hayes, Review of CaseMap and TrialPad for Litigation

Brad Pearce, How to Embed And Link To Supporting Documents In Your Ebriefs

Steve Polinsky, A Dragon Fan on Dragon's Current Products

Fredric Gruder, Review of HelloFax

Ronald Cappuccio, The Real Problem With the Cloud

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

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Online/Cloud | TL Serendipity

11 Steps to Selling Your Law Firm Plus 48 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 49 best articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the Week. SmallLaw is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Lee Rosen of Rosen Institute on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: I Sold My Law Firm and You Can Too

The Top Three Law Firm Metrics for 2018

Improve Energy, Increase Productivity With Five Easy Feng Shui Tips

Looking for Clients in All the Wrong Places

The Surprising Benefits of Photo Business Cards at Conferences

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

Apple Watch Saves Lawyer's Life Plus 48 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, December 18, 2017

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 49 best legal technology articles, podcasts, and videos from the past week. Below you'll find a sampling from today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week. BlawgWorld is free so don't miss the next issue — sign up now.

Congratulations to Zac Hall of 9 to 5 Mac on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: How Apple Watch Saved One Man’s Life -- and How It’s Empowering Him After His Heart Attack

Descript Is Like Microsoft Word for Editing Dictation

How to Buy, Sell, and Keep Track of Bitcoin

Review: ABBYY FineReader 14

Dell XPS 15 vs. XPS 13: Which Lightweight Laptop Is Right for You?

Hands-on With Grammarly Keyboard for Mobile

How I Keep Tabs on My Heart Health While on the Go

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Windows 10 Home v. Pro for a Lawyer's PC; Factors to Consider When Buying a Wi-Fi Router; Tip for Texting From Your PC; Review of OneNote

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, December 14, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Mark Olberding, Windows 10 Home v. Pro for a Lawyer's PC

Jeffrey Mitchell, Why Some Lawyers Need Windows Pro

Steve Perlmutter, Tip: Windows Home Doesn't Support Encryption

Ernest Lorimer, Three Important Factors to Consider When Buying a Wi-Fi Router

Bobby Abrams, Tip for Texting From Your PC via Pushbullet

Jeffrey Wilens, Review of OneNote

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