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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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Our flagship newsletter offers in-depth buyer's guides and other helpful research reports for everyone in the legal profession. Written in plain English by leading experts, these reports combine exhaustive research with sound statistical techniques to provide you with reliable analysis, data, and insights. Just as importantly, TL Research reports often include benchmarks, charts, and other visuals that bring the information to life. TechnoLawyer members regularly use TL Research reports at strategic planning meetings. TL Research is free so subscribe now.

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

Reviews of HomePod; Using Office 365 for Case Management; Tabs3 as an Alternative to Time Matters

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, February 16, 2018

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, Review of HomePod

GK Ganesan Kasinathan, How We Use Office 365 as Our Case Management System

Edie Owsley-Zimmerman, Tabs3 as an Alternative to Time Matters

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: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | Coming Attractions | Entertainment/Hobbies/Recreation | Gadgets/Shredders/Office Gear | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

2018 Citi Hildebrandt Client Advisory Plus Lateral Moves and Promotions (Jan 29 to Feb 11)

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, February 14, 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:

Foley & Lardner: Foley Elects New Partners

Fried Frank: Fried Frank Elects Eight New Partners

Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie: Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Promotes Six to Partnership

Shook, Hardy & Bacon: Shook Announces New Managing Partners

Shutts & Bowen: Shutts & Bowen Names Five New Partners

Smith Moore: Firm Announces New Partners

Winstead: Winstead Names New Shareholders for 2018

Congratulations to Citi Private Bank and Hildebrandt Consulting on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: 2018 Client Advisory.

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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

20 Key Performance Indicators of Successful Law Firms Plus 51 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, February 13, 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 Wendy Witt of Solo Practice University on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: 20 KPIs of a Successful Law Firm: How to Diagnose Why Your Law Firm Isn't Doing as Well as You'd Like

Responding to Negative Online Reviews

Five Common Email Mistakes Made by Attorneys

National and Global Practice Trends for 2018

Six Great Attorney Bios You Wish Were From Your Firm

Why You Need a Law Firm FAQ Page and How to Create One

The Only Question You Need to Ask Prospective SEO Vendors

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

Pros and Cons of Cloud Document Management Plus 50 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, February 12, 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 John Heckman of Does It Compute? on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: "Modern" Document Management — What's That?

How to Opt Out of Targeted Ads Around the Web

Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms: 2018 Survey

Why Paper Jams Persist

Review: HomePod (With Audio Measurements)

Review: HomePod (Video)

Review: HomePod (TechCrunch)

ALM Exec Who Oversaw #Legalweek18 Is Out Just Days After Event

The Last Scan

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

New Model Rule on Lawyer Advertising Misses the Target Plus 43 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 44 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 Karen Rubin of The Law for Lawyers Today on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: ABA Proposes Changes to Lawyer Ad Rules; but Referral-Fee Issue as to Avvo and Others Remains Open

Preparing Bills Clients Will Be Happy to Pay

First Look at Steelcase Silq

Sales for Lawyers: A Professional Obligation

Five Ways Lawyers Can Use Google Trends

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

Why Most Laptop Screens Stink Plus 52 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, February 5, 2018

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 53 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 Avram Piltch of Laptop Mag on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Why 66 Percent of Laptop Screens Suck

New Google Settings Turns Off Reminder Ads That Follow You Around the Internet (Video)

Kurent Offers Billing Software Without the Complexity of Practice Management

10 Laptop Bag Must-Haves for Under $30

Driving a Tesla Model 3 (Video)

Voice UI Is the Future but When?

Robot Fight: Casetext's CARA vs. Ross's EVA

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

Impact of the New Tax Law on Lawyers and Law Firms Plus 43 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 44 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 Jim Skorheim of From BigLaw to Freelance Law Blog on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: 2018 Tax Reform: Pass-Through Business Income Deduction for Lawyers & Law Firms

Lawyer David Sparks Imposes Strict Email Diet

Five Things I've Learned About Lawyers

Which Is the Better Choice for Lawyers SEO or PPC?

How Do You Market an Insurance Litigation Firm?

Exploring Multi-Channel Marketing for Law Firms

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

Lawyer's Guide to Two-Factor Authentication Plus 50 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, January 29, 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 Eric Griffith of PCMag.com on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Two-Factor Authentication: Who Has It and How to Set It Up

First Look at Zero Email App for Attorneys

The New NetDocuments Interface Is Launching Feb 1

InsideLegal's 2018 Legaltech NY Word Cloud and 7 Year Flashback

TripIt's New Feature Is Like Waze for TSA Lines

First Impressions of HomePod

Watch: How to Work From Your iPad or iPhone

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

Kurent Offers Billing Software Without the Complexity of Practice Management

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, January 26, 2018

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers cloud billing software for small firms seeking a standalone solution without practice management bells and whistles (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of a legal research service that helps you get up to speed in new area with checklists, interactive forms, practice notes, and a new way to mine SEC filings for agreements and clauses, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

It's easy to get bogged down in practice management software with features you don't need. One company found that many small law firms only care about three core features — entering time, creating and sending bills, and getting paid. So, the company used its expertise to create a new product catering to these desires.

Kurent … in One Sentence

Tabs3 Software's Kurent is a cloud billing system with tools for managing hours billed, expenses, accounts receivable, receipts, and more.

The Killer Feature

"After more than 35 years of making Tabs3 billing software, we know that most solos and small firms just want a simple way to get their bills out," says President and CEO Dan Berlin. "Kurent is designed as an easy-to-use billing software without expensive practice management features that clutter the billing process, and it's made by us, the experts in legal billing."

Kurent's top navigation bar exemplifies this simplicity with always present buttons to enter a fee or cost, or create a new matter or invoice. From here, you can also search every record in Kurent.

Each major function in Kurent has a dashboard with charts showing Key Practice Indicators and one-click access to the underlying records. For example, the Home Dashboard lists your recent activity, recent matters, billable hours versus your target, and notifications about items that need your attention such as unbilled activities and overdue invoices. Click any item to drill down for more details or to make changes.

"Kurent is seamless and easy to use," says Jim Krzyminski of the Law Office of James M. Krzyminski, "Everybody's happy that we switched. It's all in the cloud, so we can safely access our files from anywhere."

Other Notable Features

Kurent's side navigation panel takes you to each dashboard - Home, Firm, Matters, Contacts, Invoices, Fees, Costs, Receipts, and Reports. The Firm Dashboard keeps you apprised of the financial state of your firm with charts showing top clients, accounts receivable, unbilled activities, cash receipts, new matters, and billing history.

As you would expect from the company behind Tabs3, Kurent supports custom rates for matter type or client, write-offs, LEDES-compliant eBills, contingency and flat fees, and batch invoicing. Choose from several invoice designs, customize invoice and fee details, and add your firm's logo.

Kurent further streamlines financial management through integrations with LawPay and QuickBooks Online. When clients use the payment portal to securely pay by credit card via LawPay, Kurent automatically updates their account when the payment posts. The QuickBooks integration keeps your accounting records in sync without having to retype anything.

Kurent's dashboards are designed to minimize your need for reports. When you do need a report, choose from accounts receivable, aged accounts, write-offs, unbilled activity, receipts, and many others. Use simple checkboxes to add columns and data to reports. You can export reports in CSV or Excel format.

What Else Should You Know?

Kurent costs $26 per user per month with an annual commitment ($29 if you pay monthly). If you switch from another product, the Kurent team can import your existing data at no charge. Kurent offers a 30-day trial with no credit card required. Learn more about Kurent.

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Topics: Accounting/Billing/Time Capture | TL NewsWire

The Cloud v. Hurricane Irma Plus 65 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 66 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 Jonathan Reed and Howard Iken of Law Practice Today on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: When Disaster Strikes: Business Continuity Plans Work

New Year, New Hires: Best Hiring Practices for Law Firms

Working Less Gets You More

A Silicon Valley Escapee Takes a Tech Approach to Law in Philly

Short, Simple, Easy Law Firm Marketing Plan

The Awful, No Good, Rule 7.2

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