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The Lawyer's Guide to a Well-Appointed iPad (Third Edition)

By Neil J. Squillante | Monday, October 3, 2016

Notwithstanding its immersive nature, ease of use, and large app library, the iPad suffers from a misperception that it's a toy not suitable for real legal work.

The Lawyer's Guide to a Well-Appointed iPad sets the record straight, and will help you better leverage your iPad. Co-authored by seven iPad experts — all lawyers — it offers a carefully curated collection of apps, accessories, and power user tips.

Don't have an iPad? Chapter 1 guides you to the best iPad model and configuration for your needs.

The ebook is in PDF format, and designed such that you can read it on your iPad without having to squint or pinch-to-zoom. It also looks great on desktop and laptop monitors.

Download your free PDF copy of this ebook now.

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Research

Micro-Symposium: Six Experts on Remote v. In-Person Depositions

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Nowadays, you can take depositions remotely. You can even use videoconference technology. But should you? Not according to litigator Michael Lowry who recently penned a manifesto on his blog. For this issue of LitigationWorld, we conducted one our hallmark Micro-Symposiums and asked five litigators and a litigation consultant for their advice and war stories on this topic. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for a litigator's lament about a giant gaping hole in the litigation software market.

How to Receive LitigationWorld
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

How Much $ Must Lawyers Save for Retirement? Plus 48 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 49 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 Ryan McPherson of Attorney at Work on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Retirement: How Much Should You Actually Be Saving?

Preparing Your Law Firm for Disaster

Why Your Firm's Logo Shouldn't Have Initials

Starting and Building a Professional Network

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 | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Law360 Ranks Top 400 Law Firms by Lawyer Headcount Plus Lateral Moves and Promotions (Apr 16 to Apr 22)

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, April 24, 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:

Orrick Expands New York Corporate Group With Addition of M&A Partner David Schwartz

Litigator and Cybersecurity Attorney Christopher Seusing Is Newest Partner to Join WSHB’s New York Office

Top Trial Lawyer William “Billy” Martin Joins Barnes & Thornburg in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to Cristina Violante of Law360 on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Law360 Reveals 400 Largest US Firms.

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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

Lawmatics Brings Client Intake and Marketing Automation to Law Firms

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a new marketing automation and client intake platform designed for law firms, including tools for email newsletters and electronic signatures (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of a cloud application for paperless deposition exhibits with tools for focusing the deponent's attention and monitoring their actions, all-in-one practice management software with a variety of automation tools to save you time, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

After leaving MyCase, co-founder Matt Spiegel noticed that while dozens of competing practice management products enabled law firms to manage their cases post-engagement, no products existed to assist law firms with attracting new clients, reengaging former clients, and closing the deal. Spiegel's new company, Lawmatics, focuses on this need.

Lawmatics … in One Sentence

Launched at ABA TECHSHOW 2018, Lawmatics is cloud marketing automation software specifically designed for the needs of law firms from prospect through intake.

The Killer Feature

California bankruptcy lawyer Mark Brenner describes Lawmatics as "everything that lawyers don't know about the marketing and business of law but need to know."

One surprise law firms encounter is the labor-intensive nature of marketing — publish a newsletter or client memo, manage a Google AdWords campaign, evaluate "potential new clients" or PNCs, onboard new clients, etc. Missed opportunities are common.

Lawmatics automates much of this work via its visual automated workflow tool that you can configure to send email, create events, add tasks, request a signature, and more based on various triggers.

For example, suppose you write an ebook related to your practice area to attract PNCs. Lawmatics can automatically generate a form that you can add to the page on your website offering the ebook. Next you set up an automated workflow in Lawmatics with this form as the trigger. Every PNC who fills out the form receives an email message with a link to the ebook. After a delay of your choosing (e.g., two days), Lawmatics emails the PNC to suggest scheduling a consultation. A consultation stops the workflow. PNCs who don't respond continue to be nurtured however you see fit.

Other Notable Features

Lawmatics features a dashboard with helpful statistics and tables such as your pipeline value, conversion rate, cost per client, leads that require attention, and more. According to Spiegel, you'll spend even more time on the Pipelines page. Here you'll see a Kanban-style visualization of your sales process, including the PNCs in each stage and their estimated value. Lawmatics' algorithm uses your historical data to estimate PNC value so it improves over time. PNCs move through the stages via automated workflows or manually by drag and drop.

You'll also spend a lot of time in Lawmatics' Insights — a custom reporting tool to analyze your marketing efforts. You can create various goals and measure actual performance against them. Lawmatics can generate a UTM — code you can add to any web page to track your marketing activities. For example, if you advertise the above ebook using both Facebook and Google, you can create a different UTM for each campaign and identify which one performs better.

Lawmatics eliminates the need to use a separate product such as MailChimp for your email marketing. Choose from several email templates, customize the design to match your brand identity, and automatically create email lists based on any criteria (e.g., clients, referral sources, PNCs, etc.).

Similarly, Lawmatics includes online signature technology, obviating products such as DocuSign. PNCs can sign engagement letters and become clients with a few mouse clicks.

What Else Should You Know?

The monthly price of Lawmatics depends on the number of contacts you store. The website offers a tool for calculating the price. The Lawmatics team helps you set everything up — custom fields, practice areas, pipeline stages, marketing channels, and intake process. Lawmatics charges a one-time fee for this onboarding. Learn more about Lawmatics.

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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: Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | TL NewsWire

Seven Recommended Apps for Lawyers Plus 58 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, April 23, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 59 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 Jeffrey Allen and Ashley Hallene of GPSolo eReport on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: TAPAs: Technological And Practice Advice

Goodbye OneNote 2016 Desktop, Hello OneNote for Windows 10

The Mechanical Keyboards of Yesteryear Are Back and Better Than Ever

How to "Silence" Your Noisy Mechanical Keyboard

Announcing LTRC's Women of Legal Tech 2018

Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2018

Best Note-Taking Apps for iPad and Apple Pencil in 2018

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Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Collaboration/Knowledge Management | Coming Attractions

Reviews of Power PDF Advanced, Foxit PhantomPDF, My Law

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, April 20, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Mark R. Ensign, Review of Power PDF Advanced 2.0

Roger Jones, Review of Foxit PhantomPDF

Peter Salerno, Review of Power PDF Advanced

David Smith, Review of MyLaw

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 | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | TL Serendipity

Three Appellate Judges Offer 25 Writing Tips Plus 45 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 46 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.

The CaseMap in the Cloud Product That Doesn't Exist Yet

The Monkey Selfie Lawsuit Lives

The Case for In-Person Depositions

Three Ways to Make Sure Your Case Evaluations Are Useful

Congratulations to Legal Writing Prof Blog on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Judges Discuss Good and Bad Legal Writing

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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

Why Email Is So Stressful Plus 55 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 56 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 Dorie Clark of Harvard Business Review on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: Why Email Is So Stressful, Even Though It’s Not Actually That Time-Consuming

The Best Office Chair

I Might Be Alone Most of the Time, but I'm Not Lonely

Seven Ways to Improve Your Attorney Biography Page SEO

Justia Adds Lawyer Ratings and Reviews to Its Lawyer Lawyer Directory

Law Firm Marketing 101: The Basics

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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 | Email/Messaging/Telephony | Law Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Latest Legal Spend Data by Corporations Revealed Plus Lateral Moves and Promotions (Apr 9 to Apr 15)

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, April 17, 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:

Clark Hill, Strasburger & Price Announce Merger

Leading Technology Transactions Partner Joins Covington

Financial Services Attorney Jennifer Connors Joins Holland & Knight in New York

Mayer Brown Continues Expansion of Global Private Credit Group With Arrival of Jaime Gatenio as Finance Partner in Chicago

Akerman Continues Chicago Expansion With IP Litigation Partners Tim Sendek, Darrick Hooker

Congratulations to David J. Parnell of Forbes on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Buying Legal Council's 2018 Legal Procurement Survey: Insights Into the Buying of Legal Services.

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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 Firm Marketing/Publications/Web Sites | Law Office Management | Technology Industry/Legal Profession

Why the Mac Has Become a Good Choice for Law Firms Plus 50 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, April 16, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 51 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 Tom Lambotte of Law Practice Today on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: The Evolution of Choice: PC vs. Mac

Smarter Practice Management Software Designed to Save Time

Gmail Redesign Includes Self-Destructing Emails

Re-Live the 90s With the Windows 3.1 File Manager on Windows 10

The Best Note-Taking Apps for the iPad and Apple Pencil

Review: iPhone Field Guide by David Sparks (Lawyer Review)

The Best Car Desks for Workers on the Go

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Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession. 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. Subscribe now for free.

Topics: BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Networking/Operating Systems
 
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