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File Sharing on Box Sans Password Waives Privilege Plus Plus 68 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, March 6, 2017

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 69 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 Judge Pamela Meade Sargent of United States District Court, W.D. Virginia on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: File Sharing on Box Sans Password Waives Privilege

Point-In-Time Analysis and Comparison Tools for Tax Law

What's New in Microsoft Office for Lawyers

Review: Apple Pencil, Notability, and the Joy of Note-Taking

A Golden Age of Legal Tech Start-Ups

JP Morgan Software Does in Seconds What Took Lawyers 360,000 Hours

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Document Management | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Privacy/Security

Three Secrets to Practice Management Software Success

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, March 6, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Veteran consultant Donald Coker has seen it all when it comes to implementing practice management software. But he doesn't want to see it all. He wants every law firm to have a seamless, successful experience. In this issue of SmallLaw, Coker reveals three essential ingredients that ensure success for any major technology project but especially practice management software. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how to write more effective email messages.

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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 | Consultants/Services/Training | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Law Office Management | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw

Buyer's Guide to VoIP Phone Systems for 10+ Lawyer Firms; What You Need to Know About Softphones; Review of Ooma

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, March 3, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Ariel Benjamin, Buyer's Guide to VoIP Phone Systems for 10+ Lawyer Firms

Neil Squillante, What You Need to Know About Softphones When Buying a New Phone System

Warner Mendenhall, Review of Ooma Telephone Service With Cisco Phones

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: Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | TL Serendipity

Legal Technology's Promise Remains Unfulfilled; Cloud Storage Security Concerns Not "Overblown"; ABA Model Rule 8.4 and the ABA's Priorities

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, March 2, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

David O'Connell, Legal Technology's Promise Remains Unfulfilled

Tom Trottier, Cloud Storage Security Concerns Are Not "Overblown"

Michael Caldwell, ABA Model Rule 8.4 and the ABA's Priorities

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: Backup/Media/Storage | Coming Attractions | Online/Cloud | Practice Management/Calendars | Privacy/Security | Technology Industry/Legal Profession | TL Serendipity

Standard Fed Plus Brings Point-in-Time Analysis and Comparison Tools to Tax Law

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, March 2, 2017

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a federal tax law research tool that facilitates point-in-time analysis and redlines showing changes (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 now provides insights on the judges overseeing your cases in certain federal practice areas, practice management and legal accounting software that can download bank and credit card transactions for faster reconciliations, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

Tax lawyers are historians. Specifically, they often must identify differences over time by comparing versions of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax Code) and related materials. Surprisingly, most do this by looking back and forth at two versions of these materials, which can lead to mistakes in interpretation.

Standard Fed Plus … in One Sentence

Launched recently, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, U.S.' Standard Fed Plus is a new online practice tool based on the Standard Federal Tax Reporter that enables you to compare versions of the tax laws and commentary at different points in time with redlines of the changes.

The Killer Feature

Given that lawyers usually redline their own documents, why not the law too? This clever idea led tax-lawyer-turned-product-director Benjamin Snipes to develop Standard Fed Plus accessed within Cheetah, Wolters Kluwer's new legal research platform.

When you navigate to a section of the Standard Federal Tax Reporter in Cheetah, Standard Fed Plus displays a timeline across the top of the page listing every date on which that section changed. This facilitates a Point-in-Time Analysis — click a date to read that version, click another date, etc. If you need more context during your research, you'll find links to the corresponding legislative history and Standard Federal Tax Reporter commentary. You can also find tax-related case law. Standard Fed Plus can save you about 15 minutes per search according to Snipes.

Given the volume of changes that can occur in the Tax Code, the Redlining Comparison Tool in Standard Fed Plus enables you to compare two versions of a section with additions in green and deletions in red similar to Track Changes in Microsoft Word. In fact, you can copy and paste this redline intact into a Microsoft Word or WordPerfect document such as in a research memo or opinion letter you're drafting. The algorithm Snipes and his team created further reduces "immaterial noise" from the redline.

"Standard Fed Plus is part of our ongoing effort to introduce new, user-friendly and authoritative solutions to frequent challenges faced by tax attorneys and other tax professionals, and integrate accurate content into their workflow," said Dean Sonderegger, Vice President & General Manager, Legal Markets & Innovation. "Even looking beyond the game-changing Point-in-Time Navigation and Redlining Comparison features, Standard Fed Plus combines authoritative content, expert analysis, practice tools, and a current awareness for legal professionals seeking to gain insights on today's most challenging tax matters."

Other Notable Features

In addition to its federal tax offerings, Cheetah contains primary and secondary tax materials from the CCH and Aspen imprints across many other practice areas ranging from antitrust to employee benefits to securities and more. Iconic titles such as Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts by Ginsburg, Levin and Rocap are exclusive.

Cheetah sports a new, responsive design that adjusts to any size screen from a large monitor to an iPhone. Features such as auto-fill and auto-suggest speed up your searches. Related Content and Metadata links enable you to dig deeper without having to run a separate search. You can use the ever-present Copy Link tool to send a colleague to a case, Tax Code section, etc.

What Else Should You Know?

Standard Fed Plus currently encompasses versions the tax laws from 1986 to today, including CCH's commentary and legislative history, and will soon extend this history back to 1917. Learn more about Standard Fed Plus.

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Topics: Legal Research | TL NewsWire

Pros and Cons of a Virtual Assistant Plus 45 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 46 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 Dave Gordon of B2B News Network on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Pros and Cons of a Virtual Assistant

Reduce Communication-Related Claims by Understanding Cognitive Bias

Who Is My Lawyer?

Six Ways to Own (Instead of Rent) Your Reputation

Lawyer's Guide to Google Search Console Part 2

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. Subscribe now for free.

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

Micro-Symposium on the New Sliced Bread in Legal Technology: Products and Trends That Belong on Your Radar

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, February 27, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: It's increasingly difficult for solos and small firms to identify the sliced bread in legal technology — the new products and trends that can make a difference. We asked seven experts — Tad Delegal, Kellam T. Parks, Paul Purdue, Jack Schaller, Caren Schwartz, Neil J. Squillante, and Deborah Tesser — to share their insights in this micro-symposium. You'll learn about new approaches to client intake, document management, note-taking, and much more. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for advice on what to do with your law firm website when you and your partner split up.

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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: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Document Management | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Is Documents 5 the Best Document Management App? Plus 66 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, February 27, 2017

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 67 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 Brett Burney of Apps in Law on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Is Documents 5 the Best Document Management App?

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The Best Monitor Arms

Review: Microsoft Skype for Business

Data Plan Comparison: Unlimited Options From T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint

Looking Good: LG Gram 15 First Impressions

Apple's March iPad Pro Event: What to Expect

The 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics 2017

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

The Untold Story of Time Matters Plus 11-Step Plan for Law Firm Success

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: We all know that Time Matters was a pioneer in the early days of practice management software and remains in wide use today. But what's the back story? This SmallLaw exclusive reveals for the first time the back story on Time Matters as told by its founder, Bob Butler. Learn about why Time Matters might not exist were it not for two plane crashes, the law firm that helped Time Matters get off the ground, the features that fueled its growth, and the inside scoop on the LexisNexis acquisition. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for 11 steps to achieving financial freedom.

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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 | Practice Management/Calendars | SmallLaw

Abolish Adverbs From Your Briefs Plus 37 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, February 23, 2017

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 38 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.

Introducing Quotations With an Effective Lead-In

First look at Justly (State Court Data)

Why Are Graphics So Compelling in the Courtroom?

Why Witnesses Need to Overlearn Their Deposition

Congratulations to John G. Balestriere of Above the Law on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Abolish Adverbs From Your Briefs

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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
 
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