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Tom O'Connor on Ediscovery's Leading Products and Trends

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: In this issue of LitigationWorld, ediscovery legend Tom O'Connor gets you up-to-speed on the always changing world of ediscovery. You'll learn about the most popular products, the current state of ediscovery for small cases, Office 365's ediscovery tools, the impact of Amended Federal Rule of Evidence 902, and the most important trends in law firms and corporate legal departments. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for voir dire advice from a trial consultant who was recently a juror himself.

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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

iOS 12 Launches Today So Here's Your User Guide Plus 68 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, September 17, 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 Federico Viticci of MacStories on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: iOS 12: The MacStories Review

TL NewsWire Reports on Nordic Backup

Apple iOS 12 Overview (Video)

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Hands-on (Video)

Editor's Pick: iPhone XR Hands-on (Video)

iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max Overview

Apple Watch Series 4 Hands-On (Video)

Apple Watch Series 4 Overview

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

Three-Part Task Management System; Mediators Are Not Svengalis; Reviews of Ecco Pro, Adobe Sign

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, September 14, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Bryan Sims, My Three-Part Task Management System

Robert Rice, Mediators Are Not Svengalis

Rodrick Enns, Ecco Pro Alive and Kicking

Philip Franckel, Review of Adobe Sign

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 | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

Beware the Inside Job Plus 51 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 52 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 Ian Hu of Law Practice magazine on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Unearthing Fraud in Law Firms

Minimize Email Triage Time

A Novel Approach: Subscription-Based Legal Services

This Gets People's Attention

How I Developed and Marketed a Niche Practice

Is Your Tagline as Creative as You Think It Is?

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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 Unresolved Conflict Is Hurting Big Law Plus Lateral Moves and Promotions (Sep 3 to Sep 9)

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, September 11, 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:

Buchalter: Buchalter Adds Lawyers to New Seattle Office

Quarles & Brady: Quarles & Brady Expands Commitment to Minnesota Clients With New Downtown Minneapolis Office at Fifth Street Towers

Williams Mullen: Williams Mullen Adds Former Assistant AG Anna Birkenheier to Litigation Practice

Ballard Spahr: Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Roy Herrera Joins Ballard Spahr

DLA Piper: Global Corporate, Securities, M&A Lawyer and Former General Counsel Vanina Guerrero Joins DLA Piper's Corporate Practice in Silicon Valley and New York

Haynes and Boone: Veteran Deal Lawyer Christina Marshall Returns to Haynes and Boone

Congratulations to Larry Bridgesmith of Law Practice magazine on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Collaboration Is the Future, Not Competition.

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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

Review of Microsoft's FindTime Plus 44 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, September 10, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 45 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 Mark Kaelin of TechRepublic on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: How Microsoft Outlook's FindTime Simplifies Scheduling

Never Fail to Find a Document Again (Even Those You Don't Know Exist)

How Secure Is Office 365? What Lawyers May Not Know

The Unexpurgated Elon Musk (Video)

Microsoft To-Do Gets Inking Support on Windows 10

Dell XPS 15 vs. Asus ZenBook Pro 15: Face-Off

Expanding Apple Reminders With Third-Party Apps (Podcast)

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

Nordic Backup Has Never Lost Any Law Firm Data and Can Restore It Almost Instantly

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, September 10, 2018

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers 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 (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of OCR software that automatically finds unsearchable documents in your document management system, Windows PCs, and cloud storage services, and makes them searchable, software for managing deal closings, including creating signature packets, tracking who has and hasn't signed, and generating PDF closing binders, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

Your firm's data is like good health. You don't notice it until something goes wrong. Too often, law firms realize their backups are inadequate after disaster strikes. For example, many products cannot backup open databases such as the one in Outlook or your document management system. Likewise, many products cannot backup data in cloud services. Also, it takes too long for most products to get your firm up and running again.

Nordic Backup … in One Sentence

Nordic Backup can preserve any data type regardless of its location, and includes ShadowProtect for nearly instant restores.

The Killer Feature

Nordic Backup has hundreds of law firm customers. Recently, Ken Schurr, founder of Kenneth Schurr PA, discovered that his data server become infected with ransomware. He called his consultant, Arthur Lane at Lane Computer Solutions. Lane is a Nordic Backup reseller so he had long ago moved the firm to Nordic Backup.

"Inside of two hours, Nordic personnel were able to restore the entire system to a point before the infection and have everything back up and running as usual," says Lane. "We were very impressed with both the software and the support provided by the people at Nordic in getting our law firm client back up and running."

"Anyone can backup data but securing a business the right way is done with restoration in mind," says Nordic Backup CEO Morten Westerberg. "Our metric for success is the length of time it takes our clients to return to business as usual."

Nordic Backup achieves fast restores by offering industry-leading ShadowProtect as an option, which enables you to restore five times faster than would be typical.

Other Notable Features

For each backup, Nordic Backup walks you through various settings such as what you want to backup, where to store it, and when it should run. You can store your backups locally or online. The most commonly-used online option is Nordic Backup's own U.S.-based data centers with end-to-end encryption and a private key stored at your firm. No customer has ever lost data and no data breach has ever occurred according to Westerberg.

Nordic Backup offers a more diverse array of backup options than competing solutions. For example, it can backup Windows PCs and Macs. In addition to the operating system and documents, Nordic Backup also backs up databases such as Outlook, Exchange, QuickBooks, and document and practice management systems. Nordic Backup also backs up cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, and Amazon S3. You can even save the data in one cloud service to another cloud service.

You can restore anything from a single document to an entire network of computers. A search function enables you to find files you need to restore. The restore process notifies you if an overwrite risk exists and can keep all copies as a safeguard. Choose any destination for the restore such as the original location, a new computer in your office, or a virtual desktop in Nordic Backup's data centers. Nordic Backup can assist you with a restore, often at no extra charge.

What Else Should You Know?

Nordic Backup offers three Small Business plans that differ primarily by storage — Basic ($249/year; 250 GB), Plus ($499/year; 500 GB), and Preferred ($999/year; 1 TB). All plans include unlimited computers and backup sets. For a small additional fee, you can add ShadowProtect and server backups to your plan. Learn more about Nordic Backup.

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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: Backup/Media/Storage | TL NewsWire

How I Changed My Practice to Remain a Happy Lawyer; Reviews of Topaz Electric Pen, Everything, Copernic, Nomorobo

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, September 7, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Mark Olberding, How I Changed My Practice to Remain a Happy Lawyer

Michael Schwartz, Review of Topaz Electric Pen for Digital and Print Signatures

Harry Steinmetz, Review of Daylite for Team Scheduling

Mark Olberding, Review of Everything Versus Copernic for Desktop Search

Jim Fortson, Review of Nomorobo

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

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Practice Management/Calendars | Technology Industry/Legal Profession | TL Serendipity | Utilities

Stylish Legal Citations Plus 43 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, September 6, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 44 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.

Technology Becoming a Necessity in Litigation Matters

Some Posthumous Wisdom on Writing From Robert Louis Stevenson

More on Stylish Legal Citations

Trumping Justice: Inside the President's Successful Transformation of the Federal Judiciary

Congratulations to Alexa Z. Chew of University of North Carolina School of Law on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Stylish Legal Citation

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Never Fail to Find a Document Again (Even Those You Don't Know Exist)

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, September 6, 2018

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers OCR software that automatically finds unsearchable documents in your document management system, Windows PCs, and cloud storage services, and makes them searchable (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of software for managing deal closings, including creating signature packets, tracking who has and hasn't signed, and generating PDF closing binders, cloud real estate closing document automation software for CD and HUD transactions that handles all calculations and tax filings, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

It's frustrating when you can't find a document that you know exists. But even worse is being unaware that an important document exists even when your search terms should pull it up. For example, failing to find a relevant document during a conflict search or when responding to a subpoena can expose your firm to liability. Law firms should not have any unsearchable documents.

Symphony OCR … in One Sentence

Trumpet's Symphony OCR automatically finds unsearchable documents wherever you store them, enabling you to discover them with keyword content searches.

The Killer Feature

"Law firms don't know what they don't know," says Trumpet CEO Kevin Day. No matter which document management system a law firm uses, typically 30% of the documents are unsearchable.

This happens for a variety of reasons. Some of your colleagues may skip OCR when scanning documents to get the job done faster. Documents that arrive as email attachments from clients and opposing counsel are often unsearchable. Etc.

Symphony OCR uses a two-step process to address this problem. First, it analyzes your firm's documents and flags those that cannot undergo OCR such as encrypted files. This report gives you deep insight into your firm's documents at any given time.

Next, Symphony OCR begins converting documents starting with the newest and working backwards. A histogram shows the progress. After the initial run, Symphony OCR will identify and convert new documents in minutes. In fact, you can specify how often Symphony OCR scans for new documents and which repositories to prioritize.

Other Notable Features

Symphony OCR offers higher precision than competing products because it analyzes each page instead of the document as a whole. Thus, Symphony OCR will find a 150-page document with only one page that needs OCR.

"Symphony OCR analyzes every single document, page by page, to identify image-based content and convert it to digitized, searchable text," says Day. "This ensures that when a firm conducts a search for conflict checks, responses to subpoenas, or other compliance-related searches, 100% of their files can be found based on their content."

Symphony OCR is non-invasive so it does not alter document content. It places the searchable text in an invisible layer over the document image. You can use the Rollback button to restore the document to its original state. Alternatively, you can save the OCR version of the document as a new version and either keep or discard the original.

It can take as little as 45 minutes to set up Symphony OCR. It integrates with popular document and practice management systems such as NetDocuments, ShareFile, SharePoint, Worldox, PracticeMaster, and Time Matters. You can also point it to any document repository such as a Windows or Dropbox folder.

"Things are going great with Symphony OCR," says Valerie Colbert, Office Manager at Duncan, Bressler & Liu Inc. "We love it. Everyone benefits because once the items are saved in Worldox we don't have to worry about them anymore. Before Symphony OCR, we would have to take the time to OCR each and every document. With Symphony, it's done every night savings us a lot of time. This was a program that was worth purchasing."

What Else Should You Know?

Symphony OCR can run on any Windows server in your firm (it does not need a dedicated server). If you prefer, you can host Symphony OCR in the cloud. Learn more about Symphony OCR.

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Topics: Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Document Management | TL NewsWire
 
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