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Five Litigation Document Assembly Add-Ons for Word Plus Demonstrative Details

By Kathryn Hughes | Monday, November 17, 2014

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Cutting and pasting from an old brief or pleading wastes time and increases the risk of error. In this issue of LitigationWorld, Word trainer and Legal Office Guru publisher Deborah Savadra introduces you to five (or so) document assembly add-ons for Microsoft Word with a litigation bent. From solos to small firms to large firms, Deborah has found a product for every budget and need. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week to learn how to zoom in on a demonstrative.

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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: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Coming Attractions | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | LitigationWorld

Reviews of Apex Stylus, Tech Armor Antiglare; Rethinking the Word Processor; IRS and Smartphones; QuickBooks Tip

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, November 14, 2014

Today's issue of Fat Friday contains these articles:

Scott Bassett, Review: Apex Stylus, Tech Armor Antiglare Screen Protector

Tom Trottier, Rethinking the Word Processor

Chris Kane, Rethinking WordPerfect

Mark Klarich, IRS Tax Treatment of Smartphones

Caren Schwartz, Tip: How to Prevent Losing Your QuickBooks Work

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

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Our most serendipitous offering, Fat Friday consists of unsolicited contributions by TechnoLawyer members. 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 Fat Friday newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Fat Friday | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets

A Lawyer's Life: Personal Injury Pivot, a Family Affair, Battle of the Bulge Plus the Best iOS Office Suite

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, November 14, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Some guardian angels don't look much different than you. In this issue of SmallLaw, law firm founder Clark Stewart continues his A Lawyer's Life series by discussing how a lawyer across the street has changed his life. You'll learn why Clark finds personal injury law a breath of fresh air, why his father knows best, and why he's finally winning the battle of the bulge. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for a comparative review of iWork, Office, and Google Docs on iOS.

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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 | SmallLaw

PaperPort Paperless Workflow; More iPad Buying Advice; Why Dragon Prints Money; IMAP Versus Exchange; Timeslips

By Kathryn Hughes | Thursday, November 13, 2014

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Jay Willingham, My PaperPort Paperless Workflow

Neil Squillante, Betwixt and Between: iPad Buying Advice

David Rosenbaum, How Dragon NaturallySpeaking Prints Money

Robert Rice, IMAP Versus Exchange

Caren Schwartz, Timeslips on a Surface Pro

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: Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Document Management | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Answers

The Seven Types of Large Firm Jerks Plus All the Inside Baseball From the Past Week

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coming today to BigLaw: Our editorial team has assembled links to all the inside baseball 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.

This week's inside baseball sections link to:

65 press releases about lateral hires, mergers, internal promotions, and all other significant business news.

222 press releases about notable law firm and practice group accolades.

75 press releases about notable individual lawyer accolades.

Congratulations to Kalia of Think and Question Big Law on winning our BigLaw Pick of the Week award: How to Spot and Handle the Seven Types of Large Firm Jerks. Here's a sampling of of some other industry analysis from this issue:

Am Law 200 Gets 47% of Legal Spending

Questions All Laterals Should Ask

And One More Jerk

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BigLaw keeps you apprised of lateral hires, internal promotions, mergers, new offices, accolades, and other inside baseball at America's 300+ largest law firms by linking directly to their press releases. Thanks to a clever design, BigLaw takes just a few minutes to scan yet its comprehensiveness makes it the only source you need to stay on top of this self-reported news. Each issue of BigLaw also links to insightful articles, statistical reports, podcasts, and videos about large law firms published elsewhere as well as to our detailed product reviews with accompanying TechnoScore ratings. The BigLaw newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

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

pdfDocs 4.1: Read Our Exclusive Report

By Neil J. Squillante | Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers PDF software designed for legal-specific tasks such as deal books and ebriefs (see article below), a PACER alternative that integrates with Dropbox, an iPad app for trial presentations, and an iOS and Mac app for tracking shipments sent via the USPS and more than 240 other carriers. Don't miss the next issue.

PURPOSE-BUILT PDF SOFTWARE FOR LAW PRACTICE

More than anyone else, the legal profession has made the Portable Document Format (PDF) its own. This explains why large software companies that serve the mainstream toss law firms a few bones in their PDF products. However, these products will never match those built from the ground up for the needs of law practice.

pdfDocs 4.1 … in One Sentence

Launched this week, DocsCorp's pdfDocs 4.1 is PDF software designed to help law firms manage their document workflows.

The Killer Feature

Legal teams often need to collect documents from various sources in one place, apply a uniform set of changes, and output a PDF document. pdfDocs has a new technology called Organizer Project that streamlines this process. An Organizer Project is a matter-centric workspace that resides on a local or network drive. You can create as many as you need, and create templates for your staff to ensure consistency.

You can add virtually any document type to an Organizer Project, including email messages and Microsoft Office documents. Thanks to pdfDocs' integrations, you can tap into a variety of sources such as Windows Explorer and your document management system. You can also copy documents from one Organizer Project to another.

Once you've added all the documents you need, you can reorder them, exclude one or more pages or documents, wrap the project within your firm's stationery, apply Bates numbers, headers and footers, and watermarks, etc. Lastly, pdfDocs creates a single document that you can save in PDF, PDF/A, JPEG, or TIFF format. From there you can email the final document to clients, save it to your document management system, etc. You and your colleagues can edit the saved Organizer Project any time.

Other Notable Features

pdfDocs offers other ways of interacting with PDF documents. For example, Single Document mode enables you to open and work with one PDF document. You can edit, annotate, comment, split, sign, redact, stamp, OCR, etc. pdfDocs also enables you to convert PDF documents into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint format, as well as automatically convert email attachments into PDF format upon sending.

Binder Project mode enables you to create closing books, deal books, and ebriefs with dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of documents (PDF and other formats). An executive at DocsCorp describes Binder Project mode as "Organizer Projects on steroids." A Binder Project can handle any existing folder hierarchy on a local or network drive or in a document management system. After adding the documents you want, you can rearrange them, brand the Binder Project with logos and stationery sets, use a Word document as a cover page, and apply watermarks, headers and footers, date/time stamps, and security settings.

The Make Binder command converts all the documents in the Binder into PDF format, generating a printable table of contents, cross-document bookmarks, links, and an optional auto launch file for a CD or DVD. You can output to a single PDF file or keep all the documents that comprise the Binder separate. If you create the same types of Binders repeatedly, you can save your settings as a Binder Project Template.

What Else Should You Know?

The new version of pdfDocs sports an interface similar to that of Microsoft Office 2013 aimed at making tasks easier to perform and thus reducing training time. Pricing depends on number of seats you need. Learn more about pdfDocs 4.1.

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | TL NewsWire

The Lawyer's Guide to Airport Lounges Plus 81 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 82 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.

Are You a Good Lawyer?

Closing Your Law Firm

Ten Tips to Optimize Your Law Firm Blog URLs

Why Law Blog Ghostwriting Isn't Unethical

Congratulations to Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: The Lawyer's Guide to Airport Lounges

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

A Lawyer Two-Times on His iPad Plus 57 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 58 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.

The Best Way to Protect Yourself From Hackers

Review: Bamboo Stylus Fineline

A Lawyer Reviews the iPhone 6 Plus

Legal Technology Trends (Infographic)

Congratulations to Garry J. Wise of SlawTips on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: A Lawyer Two-Times on His iPad With an Asus Windows Hybrid

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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 | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Online/Cloud | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Why Litigators Make So Many Bad Arguments Plus 61 More Must-Reads

By Kathryn Hughes | Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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

How to Avoid Email Memo Pitfalls

8 Tips for Trial From an Appellate Attorney

Predictive Coding for Rookies (Podcast)

How a Federal Judge Uses Technology

Congratulations to Jonathan Mermin on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Why Litigators Make So Many Bad Arguments

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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 | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Review of XpressDox Plus Equipping a New Law Firm

By Kathryn Hughes | Friday, November 7, 2014

Coming today to SmallLaw: Document assembly software XpressDox earned an A+ when reviewed in BigLaw. Today in SmallLaw, estate planning lawyer and document automation fan Chandra Lewnau evaluates XpressDox from the perspective of a small firm. Chandra's review covers both the basic and advanced document creation tools, conversion capabilities, external data source handling, and more. You'll also learn how XpressDox compares to the competition. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn how to equip a new law firm on a budget of $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000.

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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: Automation/Document Assembly/Macros | Coming Attractions | SmallLaw
 
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