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Review of Calendly and the Necessity of Scheduling Apps; WordPerfect and Tables of Authorities; iPad v. Laptop; Making Scans Editable

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Review Of Calendly And The Necessity Of Scheduling Apps For Busy People

Philip Olenick, How To Create Tables Of Authorities And Contents With WordPerfect

Mike Brem, iPad V. Laptop

Fredric Gruder, Review: OmniPage Pro For Making Scans Editable

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

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Practice Management/Calendars | Technology Industry/Legal Profession | TL Serendipity

How Davis Wright Tremaine Uses Twitter Plus Last Week's Inside Baseball

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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:

John S. Beulick Elected Managing Partner of Armstrong Teasdale

Goulston & Storrs Appoints New Co-Chairs to Litigation and Corporate Practice Groups

Segal McCambridge Announces 2016 Executive Committee

Benesch's Growth Continues Through the Recent Key Addition of Six New Attorneys

Jones Day Opens Minneapolis Office and Welcomes Three New Partners

Former Department of Labor Lawyer Tammy Daub Joins Paul Hastings

Congratulations to Mark Fefer of Big Law Business on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: How Davis Wright Tremaine Uses Twitter.

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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. The BiglawWorld newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

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

Best Wireless Keyboards Plus 53 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, June 13, 2016

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.

TimesManager Legal Adjusts to Your Law Firm's Billing Practices Rather Than Try to Change Them

ScanSnap Unveils Device-Less Scanning to the Cloud

Review: Liquid Text 2

Surface Membership Lets You Buy Microsoft Devices on a Payment Plan

Six Things I Believe About Successful Legal Technology

Review: Withings Body Cardio Scale

Congratulations to Aoife M. McEvoy of PCWorld on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Best Wireless Keyboards

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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 | Coming Attractions | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Sailor Turned Litigator Charts a Successful Career in the U.S. Virgin Islands Plus Deposition Objections

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, June 10, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Where better for a sailor turned litigator to hang a shingle than the U.S. Virgin Islands? In this high seas adventure, we explore Andy Simpson's St. Croix-based litigation practice, including two litigation techniques he teaches his associates and the software tools they use to win personal injury and maritime law cases. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for five objections to use at depositions instead of the generic objection to form.

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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

Ediscovery Primer for Litigators Plus 42 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, June 9, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 43 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.

Whichcraft: That vs. Which (Video)

LexisNexis Newsdesk Reveals Hidden Trends in Media Coverage

Web-Capture Site Page Vault Closes $1.75M Funding Round

Why the Slow Adoption of Predictive Coding

Congratulations to Jeff Bennion of Above the Law on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Ediscovery Primer for Litigators

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | LitigationWorld

TimesManager Legal Adjusts to Your Law Firm's Billing Practices Rather Than Try to Change Them

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers cloud time billing software with mobile smarts that integrates with QuickBooks and ebilling systems (see article below), software that enables you to scan to Dropbox and other cloud services, a free project management app for Office 365 users, and wireless noise-canceling headphones. Don't miss the next issue.

The less time spent capturing your billable time and expenses, the more time you can spend practicing law. That's the theory behind legal billing software, but it's really just table stakes. Your billing software must also accommodate the many fee arrangements lawyers negotiate with clients and one other, integrate with accounting systems, and support ebilling standards such as LEDES.

TimesManager Legal … in One Sentence

Launched earlier this year, JDi Data's TimesManager Legal is a cloud billing application with Android and iPhone apps.

The Killer Feature

Billable time and expenses that occur out of the office risk being forgotten if not captured immediately. The Android and iPhone TimesManager apps enable you to create a time slip with a few taps. The Android app can even interview you to ensure you haven't overlooked anything. When you create an expense, you can use your smartphone's camera to scan the receipt, store a linked copy in PDF format, and attach it to an invoice. You can search all client records and documents in the mobile app.

Other Notable Features

JDi Data has long served the insurance and legal markets with its ClaimsManager and PolicyAdministrator products. Because an increasing number of lawyers used ClaimsManager, JDi created TimesManager to serve a larger portion of the legal market. "Like many of the products we have created over the past 20 years, TimesManager was developed in response to customer needs," Founder and Chairman James DeRosa told me. "It was specifically designed to reduce recording inaccuracies and increase the productivity of legal professionals."

Setting up TimesManager involves entering or importing your existing clients and matters, timekeepers (including their access rights), and preferred billing arrangements. TimesManager accommodates the many fee arrangements law firms use nowadays. You can assign rates for timekeepers and matters, use activity and blended rates, implement ABA, LEDES, and UTBMS as well as your own custom billing codes, etc. If you don't specify a rate for a matter, you can add the rate during the first time entry.

When you're in the office, a customizable dashboard provides you with key performance indicators. TimesManager can start a timer automatically when you start work thanks to macros that integrate with Microsoft Office. You can backfill any missed time as well as override a timer if necessary. The Outlook add-in enables you to convert an email message into a time entry. As with expenses, TimesManager stores a copy of the email message in PDF format and links it to the time slip for future reference.

TimesManager supports common billing workflows. You can route pending fees and expenses electronically to those in your firm who need to approve them or print reports for review on paper. Billing partners can reject line items, apply write-offs, and split bills using dollars or a percentage with Times Manager handling the math.

TimesManager integrates with ebilling systems such as Legal Tracker (formerly Serengeti) and TyMetrix. You can alternatively email and print invoices. TimesManager integrates with QuickBooks (Windows), Tabs3, and other popular accounting systems.

What Else Should You Know?

Other features include Google-like global search, document management with built-in optical character recognition (OCR), speech recognition for data entry, customer relationship management (CRM), calendars, trust accounting, and task management. TimesManager Legal costs $29 per user per month, including unlimited telephone and email support. JDi Data offers optional back office bookkeeping and other services through its Shared Services program. Learn more about TimesManager.

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | TL NewsWire

My Ergonomic Law Office Plus 41 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 42 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.

Dilbert Creator's Super-Simple Productivity Approach

Home Is Just a Click Away

Google Launches Tool That Tests Your Website Mobile-Friendliness

Congratulations to Matthew Yospin of Law Technology Today on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: My Ergonomic Law Office

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

Cravath Raises Base Salary to $180,000 Plus Last Week's Inside Baseball

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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:

Former Broadcom GC Joins Sheppard Mullin as Special Advisor

Thomas Beimers, Former Health and Human Services Senior Counsel Joins Hogan Lovells

Renowned Trial Lawyer Preston Burton Joins BuckleySandler

Noted Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Litigator Joins McDermott's Litigation Practice Group

Prominent IP Litigator Joins Robins Kaplan's Los Angeles Office

Congratulations to David Lat of Above the Law on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Cravath Raises Base Salary to $180,000.

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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. The BiglawWorld newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

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Review of VPN Unlimited Plus 47 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, June 6, 2016

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 48 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.

Boxtop Brings Secure Virtual Workspaces to Law Firms

The Best Ergonomic Keyboard

Review: Scanner Pro

2016 Internet Trends Report

Congratulations to Max Eddy of PCMag on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Review of VPN Unlimited

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

How to Make "Small" Disputes Involving Low Six Figures Viable for Litigation Plus TrialPad 4.5 Review

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, June 3, 2016

Coming today to LitigationWorld: It has become increasingly challenging if not impossible to litigate business disputes involving low six figures. A first-world problem sure, but small businesses should have access to our civil litigation system. Furthermore, in a shrinking litigation market, why should law firms leave money on the table? In this issue of LitigationWorld, three litigators and three litigation technologists offer solutions for making these cases viable. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a review of TrialPad 4.5.

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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
 
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