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The Impact of Tax Reform Your Law Firm Plus 56 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 57 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 Mary E. Vandenack of Law Practice Today on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The Impact of Tax Reform On Law Firms

Top 10 Ways to Avoid a Malpractice Claim

The ABCs of Law Firm Strategy: AI, BI, and CI

Eight Attorney Headshot Tips Every Lawyer Should Follow

Posthaste Aims to Make It Easier for Lawyers to Blog

The Best Email Marketing Software of 2018

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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. Subscribe now for free.

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

Why Big Law Stinks at Cross-Selling Its Clients Plus Lateral Moves and Promotions (Jun 11 to Jun 17)

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Coming today to BiglawWorld: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the partner promotions and lateral moves 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.

We'd like to congratulate everyone who leveled up this week. Here's a sampling:

Morgan Lewis Elects 31 New Partners

Dana Weiss and Barbara Lum Join Benesch

Akerman Further Expands Corporate Practice Group in New York With Veteran Partner Michael O’Brien

Jones Day Adds Energy Partner Elise Zoli to Boston Office

Congratulations to Eric Fletcher of Marketing Brain Fodder on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Why Don't We Cross Sell More Effectively?.

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BiglawWorld keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's largest law firms. Because we organize this self-reported news by practice area and law firm, BiglawWorld takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need. Each issue of BiglawWorld also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, rankings, podcasts, and videos about large law firms. Subscribe now for free.

Topics: BiglawWorld | Coming Attractions | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

When to Choose Mediation and Tips for a Successful Result

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, June 18, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Most lawsuits settle but relatively few by means of mediation. This often overlooked tool can result in better or at least more predictable outcomes than arbitration or trial. For this issue of LitigationWorld, lawyer and journalist Chris Freiberg talked to several lawyers and mediators with decades of experience to inform you about which cases work best, how to choose a mediator, when to begin mediation, and much more. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a study on using negativity in 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. 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

Clients to Law Firms: Automate or Die Plus 53 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, June 18, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 54 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 Richard Tromans of Artificial Lawyer on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Law Firms are Inefficiency Factories, Automation is the Cure

Replace Internal Email With ndThread

Microsoft Is Redesigning the Office User Interface

More on the Microsoft Office Redesign

How Siri Shortcuts Can Revolutionize iOS Automation

Shortcuts: A New Vision for Siri and iOS Automation

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Topics: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets

Four Requirements for Being a Happy Lawyer; Why Drafts 5 Restored My Faith in the iPad Pro; Employee Attendance Tracking Software; Dragon Mac v. Windows

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, June 15, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Dana Erlandsen, Four Requirements for Being a Happy Lawyer

Neil Squillante, Why Drafts 5 Restored My Faith in the iPad Pro for Writing

Tom Tuft, Why Our Firm Doesn't Use Employee Attendance Tracking Software

Nixon Daughtrey, Review: Dragon Professional Mac v. Windows

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

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Networking/Operating Systems | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Litigation Boutique Offers Flat Fees Plus 46 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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

BriefCatch Offers a Shortcut to the Perfect Brief

The Demand Letter: A Legal Writing Exercise Using BriefCatch

Witness Preparation for Depositions and Trials Are Not the Same

The Best Structure for Creating Trial Graphics

Congratulations to Stephanie Russell-Kraft of Big Law Business on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Women-Led Trial Firm Remakes Old Model

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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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Tax Savings for Biglaw Lawyers Who Move Plus Lateral Moves and Promotions (Jun 4 to Jun 10)

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Coming today to BiglawWorld: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the partner promotions and lateral moves 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.

We'd like to congratulate everyone who leveled up this week. Here's a sampling:

Stephen Fraidin to Join Cadwalader

Kristin L. Mendoza Joins New York Office of Kirkland & Ellis

Katten’s Commercial Finance Practice Gains New York Partner

Orrick Further Expands IP Platform With Patent Trial Lawyer Clem Roberts

Akerman Continues Houston Growth With Top Insurance Litigation Team

Congratulations to The Biglaw Investor on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Should I Move to Save on Taxes?.

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BiglawWorld keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's largest law firms. Because we organize this self-reported news by practice area and law firm, BiglawWorld takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need. Each issue of BiglawWorld also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, rankings, podcasts, and videos about large law firms. Subscribe now for free.

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

Four Secrets to Successfully Working From Home Plus 46 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 47 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 Susan Cartier Liebel of Solo Practice University on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: How to Avoid Friction and Chaos in the Family When You Work From Home

10 Things You Don't Need to Buy

Five Common Complaints About Meetings and What to Do About Them

My Lessons From a Less Than Perfect Website Redesign Process

Google Now Notifies Those Who Leave Reviews When Business Owners Respond

Need Free Photos? Try Unsplash

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Replace Internal Email With NetDocuments' New ndThread Messaging and Collaboration Service

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a corporate messaging service that automatically saves discussions and shared documents to NetDocuments (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of a Microsoft Word add-in that scores your briefs and offers a spellchecker-like tool which suggests corrections and stylistic improvements, cloud software for paperless deposition exhibits that gives you precise control over what the deponent sees and which can generate a hyperlinked report of all marked exhibits, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

Email makes a lot of sense for communicating with clients thanks to its interoperability across organizations. But internal email is a different story. The sheer volume can bury important client messages and prevent them from being filed or shared. Since you're all in the same organization, corporate messaging offers a better alternative — except that it usually creates another location to manage.

NetDocuments ndThread … in One Sentence

Just launched, NetDocuments' ndThread is a secure messaging service embedded within NetDocuments' cloud platform with apps for Windows, Mac, Web, iOS, and Android.

The Killer Feature

ndThread builds on the recent launch of ndMail (for storing email and attachments) to ensure that you'll find all information related to a matter in one location in NetDocuments. This also guarantees a unified platform for communication and collaboration while incorporating NetDocuments global search functionality.

ndThread came to NetDocuments via its acquisition of ThreadKM late last year. Dan Hauck, former CEO of ThreadKM and current VP of Product and User Experience at NetDocuments, spearheaded the project to incorporate ndThread into the NetDocuments platform for matter and topic-based messaging.

ndThread offers a zero-configuration experience on several fronts. For example, there's no initial setup because everyone in your firm can use their NetDocuments identity to login and use ndThread. Furthermore, there's no concern about threaded discussions becoming information silos because ndThread automatically saves and categorizes conversations in the correct matter within NetDocuments' matter, client, or topic-based workspaces.

"NetDocuments' ability to quickly incorporate the ThreadKM technology into its global cloud service speaks to its incredible power and efficiency," says Hauck. "The same encryption, security, compliance, indexing, and search functionality of NetDocuments' robust service now extends to all aspects of ndThread, reducing the need for law firms to rely on outside technologies to quickly and effectively communicate."

Other Notable Features

ndThread offers two ways to communicate with colleagues — direct messages and workspace discussions. Direct messages work like text messages except that you don't need to maintain an address book. Workspaces in ndThread mirror workspaces in NetDocuments and facilitate a conversation among members of a client team, practice group, committee, etc. Notification icons inform you of unread messages (you can also receive email or push notifications).

Workspaces can contain multiple private or open "threads" alongside other matter-related documents and email (e.g., a partners-only discussion). When a new team member joins a workspace, they gain access to all past discussions and documents, helping them get up to speed.

Most of the time, you'll reference documents already stored in NetDocuments. If you add a new document from elsewhere, ndThread asks you to fill out a profile and saves it into the same workspace in NetDocuments. Once a document resides in ndThread, you can use annotation tools to collaborate on it. These annotations reside in a nondestructive layer on top of the document. Collaborating in this fashion brings everyone to the same file, eliminating the drudgery of merging competing redlines or commentary sent in email messages or attachments.

What Else Should You Know?

"We started looking at ThreadKM as an innovative alternative to traditional email communication before the NetDocuments acquisition," says David Pray, Chief Transformation Officer at Bailey & Glasser LLP. "Now having ndThread as part of the NetDocuments platform presents a win-win scenario. We look forward to immediately leveraging ndThread as part of our NetDocuments platform investment." Learn more about ndThread.

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Topics: Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Document Management | TL NewsWire

iOS 12 Features for Lawyers Plus 56 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, June 11, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 57 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 Jeff Richardson of iPhone J. D. on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Why Lawyers Will Love iOS 12

How to Use Gmail With Microsoft Outlook

Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2018 in Six Minutes (Video)

No Keyboard, No Problem: Welcome to the Dual-Screen Laptop Era

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