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Good Reasons to Sell Your Law Firm Plus 45 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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 Lee Rosen of Rosen Institute on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Six Good Reasons to Sell Your Law Firm

Review of iMovR ZipLift Patriot Standing Desk

Lookalike Audiences for Law Firms: A Guide to Facebook's Most Powerful Tool

Marketing Perspective: You Landed the Pitch Meeting, Now What?

The Best WordPress Web Hosting Services of 2018

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

Jeff "iPhone JD" Richardson Reviews Apple Watch Series 4 Plus 61 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, October 1, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 62 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 JD on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Review: Apple Watch Series 4 — see more, do more

Microsoft Introduces Microsoft Learn

Microsoft Unifying Search Across Bing, Office, and Windows

Tabs3 Software Version 19 Brings a User-Focused Redesign to Its Deep Set of Features

iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad: 50 Tweaks, Six Home Runs

Lawyer David Sparks Reviews iPhone Xs Max (Video)

Lawyer Jeff Richardson Reviews iPhone Xs

Best Business Laptops 2018

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

The Key to Being a Happy Lawyer; 20 Helpful Utilities for Geek Lawyers; Review of Clio; My Rickety Task Management System

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, September 28, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

David O'Connell, The Key to Being a Happy Lawyer (If Only for a Minute or Two)

Tom Trottier, 20 Helpful Utilities for Geek Lawyers

Ed Schieffler, Review of Clio

Josh Friedman, My Rickety Task Management System

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: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions | Practice Management/Calendars | Technology Industry/Legal Profession | TL Serendipity | Utilities

Lipton on Wachtell Lipton's Future Without Him Plus Lateral Moves and Promotions (Sep 17 to Sep 23)

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, September 25, 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:

Fox Rothschild: Fox Rothschild to Merge With Smith Moore Leatherwood

McCarter & English: Rabij, Cross-Border M&A Lawyer, Joins McCarter; Adds European M&A and Energy Deal Capabilities to Firm

Quarles & Brady: Quarles & Brady Selects Leonardo Loo as Phoenix Office Managing Partner

DLA Piper: Daniel Tobey Joins DLA Piper's Litigation Practice in Dallas

Fox Rothschild: Litigation Pro John Hansberry Joins Fox Rothschild in Pittsburgh

Congratulations to Casey Sullivan of Big Law Business on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: M&A Power Wachtell Could Be 'Last True Law Partnership'.

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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

How Busy People Sabotage Their Productivity Plus 45 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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 Alice Boyes of Harvard Business Review on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: 4 Ways Busy People Sabotage Themselves

Here's How to Beat Big Law

12 Lists for Organizing and Managing Your Practice

Four Game-Changing Strategies to Build Authority in Your Market

LegalForce v. UpCounsel Suit Challenges Online Lawyer Ratings, Processing Fees

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

Review of Apple Watch Series 4 by a Watch Guy Plus 68 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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 Stephen Pulvirent of Hodinkee on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: A Week On The Wrist Apple Watch Series 4

How to Create and Customize a Folder View in Outlook

Microsoft Managed Desktop Lets Redmond Handle Your Desktop Devices

PracticePanther Adapts to and Automates Your Firm's Processes

Review of Apple iPhone Xs (Video)

Review of Apple iPhone Xs vs Xs Max (All Colors) (Video)

Review of Apple Watch Series 4 (Video)

Editor's Pick: Review of Apple Watch Series 4 (iMore)

Editor's Pick: Review of watchOS 5

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets

Tabs3 Software Version 19 Brings a User-Focused Redesign to Its Deep Set of Features

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, September 24, 2018

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a popular accounting, billing, and practice management system with a new design, including customization for a more personal and productive experience (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of cloud billing and practice management software designed to automate your practice through tags, document assembly, process automation workflows, and third-party integrations, backup software that backs up operating systems, files, databases such as Outlook, and cloud storage services such as Dropbox, and which includes ShadowProtect for faster restores, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

Design and user experience have become important features of legal software, especially accounting, billing, and practice management systems given their hundreds of features. The challenge lies in making these features discoverable and accessible without clutter. One popular product recently took on this challenge.

Tabs3 Software Version 19 … in One Sentence

Software Technology has redesigned Tabs3 Billing, Tabs3 Financials, and PracticeMaster — collectively Tabs3 Software Version 19 — with the goal of making law firms more efficient.

The Killer Feature

The new look of Tabs3 Software Version 19 (Tabs3) takes advantage of widescreen displays, and offers users extensive customization. For example, you can pin matters to the new persistent navigation panel on the left. This panel also lists your recent matters and actions, and features a global search with autocomplete suggestions. Quick Launch Icons along the bottom of Tabs3 place all major features one click away.

Also new are tabs and the Home Dashboard. You can open an unlimited number of screens in side by side tabs and quickly switch among them. Tabs remain intact until you close them. The new Home Dashboard lists your calendar events on the left and your tasks on the right. Below you'll find the new Recap of Hours with your totals and charts showing your billable and non-billable hours, as well as unprocessed timers by day, week, or month. One click takes you to the full Recap of Hours with larger charts and additional data such as your progress against your billable hours target.

"Magnificent!" says Steve May, Firm Administrator of Shapiro Blasi Wasserman & Hermann, PA. "I love the tabbed interface, Quick Launch, and Home Page."

"Version 19 of Tabs3 Software is the culmination of serving law firms for 40 years," says President and CEO Dan Berlin. "We have developed a close relationship with many of our clients and industry consultants. Insight from these relationships has helped us to develop Version 19 with the precision and flexibility that modern law firms need."

Other Notable Features

Given its maturity, Tabs3 supports any law firm billing model, including rules for origination fees and how to apply lump sum client payments. Tabs3 also includes general ledger, accounts payable, and trust accounting, eliminating the need for a third-party accounting system.

Version 19 beefs up online payment options. You can add an online payment link to an email message when sending an invoice. Clients can pay by e-check or credit card powered by ProPay. The new Import Online Payments tool enables you to allocate these payments with one click or review them one by one.

On the flip side, Tabs3 also offers new Accounts Payable features, most notably Advance Client Costs for recovery of expenses. You can choose to pay select invoices only after clients have reimbursed you to preserve your cash flow. A new General Ledger report shows these advance client costs. And speaking of cash flows, the new statement of cash flows report gives you better insight when making financial decisions.

What Else Should You Know?

Tabs3 runs on Windows. Companion product Tabs3 Connect facilitates remote access from any desktop or mobile web browser. A new subscription option that includes software updates costs $72/user/month for all products. Separately, Tabs3 Billing costs $32/user/month, PracticeMaster costs $32/user/month, and Tabs3 Financial costs $8/user/month. You can still buy a traditional license if you prefer. Learn more about Tabs3 Software.

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So many products, so little time. In each issue of TL NewsWire, you'll learn about five new products for the legal profession. Pressed for time? The newsletter's innovative articles enable lawyers and law office administrators to quickly understand the function of a product, and zero in on its most important features. The TL NewsWire newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Practice Management/Calendars | TL NewsWire

Reviews of Adobe Sign, Rukovoditel, Everything, Dictate Pro

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, September 21, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Harold Dye, Review of Adobe Sign

Joni Mueller, Review of Rukovoditel

Miriam Jacobson, Review of Everything

Erica Todd, Review of Dictate Pro

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 | TL Serendipity | Utilities

How to Make Your Paragraphs More Persuasive Plus 40 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 41 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.

A Primer on Litigation Finance

Study Says Casetext Beats LexisNexis for Research, but LexisNexis Calls Foul

Ayfie Unloads New Ediscovery Program With Linguistic Context Expertise

On-Premise vs. Cloud Considerations for Ediscovery

Congratulations to Joseph Regalia of Appellate Advocacy Blog on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: The Pitfalls and Power of the Paragraph

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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

Five Tips for Using Freelance Attorneys Plus 56 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, September 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 Dan Lear and Kristin Tyler of Law Practice Today on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Five Tips for Using Freelance Attorneys

10 Ways to Differentiate Your Firm (If You're Brave)

How to Tell if You're Delegating Too Much and What to Do About It

Eight Ways to Engage on LinkedIn to Boost Your PR and Marketing Efforts

Top 15 Digital Marketing Tools for Content Marketing

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