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Lawyer-Turned-App-Developer Plus 42 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to the 43 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 John Voorhees of MacStories on winning our SmallLaw Pick of the Week award: My App Story

Are You Busy and Broke?

C'mon in. The Water Is Fine. Starting a Law Practice

How We Used the Pillar-Cluster Model to Transform Our Blog

Seven Golden Rules for Hosting Webinars That Engage and Convert

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

Review of Lenovo ThinkPad 25 Plus 54 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, October 9, 2017

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 55 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: Lenovo ThinkPad 25 Review

How QWERTY Conquered Keyboards (Video)

Rocket Matter Celebrates 10 Years With Atlas Gold Edition

Bing for Business Promises Increased Enterprise Productivity But at What Cost?

The AI Innovations Across Google's 2017 Devices Lineup

Google Pixel 2 Impressions (Video)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad 25 Anniversary Edition

The Best iPad Pro Keyboard Cases

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

Review of ABBYY FineReader 14

By TechnoLawyer | Friday, October 6, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: Every small law firm needs PDF software. And OCR software. And a way to compare documents. ABBYY FineReader 14 combines all three functions into one product. New Jersey lawyer Ed Zohn evaluates these features and others in this issue of SmallLaw. Ed also discusses the setup, user experience, and which of the three versions of FineReader is best suited to small firms. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week to learn why former federal prosecutors are starting small firms instead of working in big law.

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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: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | Law Office Management | SmallLaw

Review of Grammarly Plus 39 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, October 5, 2017

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 40 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.

Eye for Errors: Test Your Skills at Editorial Triage

Bloomberg Law Launches AI Research Tool to Find Key Points of Law

Capture Valuable Social Media and Web Evidence Before It Disappears

Law Firm's Automatic Deletion of Spam Is Blamed for Failure to File Timely Appeal

Congratulations to Ben Moore of PCMag.com on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Grammarly

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Litigation/Discovery/Trials | LitigationWorld

The Transformative Luvvitt Clear Grip; Two Lawyer Rigs; Why an AMP Is Not the Same as a Cloud Software Subscription

By TechnoLawyer | Thursday, October 5, 2017

Today's issue of TL Serendipity contains these articles:

Neil Squillante, The Transformative Experience of an iPad Pro Back Case; Review of Luvvitt Clear Grip

James Nuss, My Rig (Including Photo): Surface Pro, Dual Monitors, and Much More

Rob Perelli-Minetti, My Rig: Lenovo T460p, Dual Dell Monitors, and More

Bruce Brightwell, Why an AMP Is Not the Same as a Cloud Software Subscription

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

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Topics: Coming Attractions | Computer Accessories | Copiers/Scanners/Printers | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets | Monitors | Practice Management/Calendars | TL Serendipity

Rocket Matter Celebrates 10 Years With a New Mobile App, Chat System, and Financial Tools

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a popular cloud practice management system that now offers a full-featured mobile app, a chat system, and payment processing (see article below). In addition, you'll find links to the previous 11 TL NewsWire features, including our coverage of a service that enables you to analyze IP portfolios for M&A due diligence, litigation strategy, and prior art research, on-demand service for capturing social media and other web evidence in accurate and defensible PDF documents, and much more. Don't miss the next issue.

In the early days of modern smartphones and tablets, lawyers complained about the lack of native companion apps for cloud practice management systems. When these apps arrived, lawyers discovered that they lacked key functionality, offering a watered-down experience. The dream of running your law firm from your phone requires a mobile app with complete feature parity.

Rocket Matter Atlas Gold Edition … in One Sentence

Launched recently, Rocket Matter Atlas Gold Edition (Rocket Matter) is a popular cloud practice management system with Android and iOS apps that now mirror the functionality of the desktop web app.

The Killer Feature

This identical functionality on mobile and desktop is exemplified by Communicator, Rocket Matter's new internal messaging system. Director of Sales Matt Nelson and Sales Operations Manager Alejandro Dao gave me a demo with one using an iPhone and the other a Mac. Channels organize conversations within Communicator into specific topics, while direct messages offer one-to-one communication. Rocket Bot, Communicator's artificial intelligence system, recognizes matter names and links to their file, offers to create an event when someone enters a date, etc.

"We've been using the desktop and mobile app," says Robin Cherkas of Bull & Reinhardt, PLLC. "We love Communicator here. It's seriously awesome. Everything is all in organized channels. It has eliminated people leaving Post-it messages on my desk. It has lived up to the word "communicator" with the whole firm communicating more effectively than we ever have."

With your entire firm in your pocket, state-of-the-art security is essential. You can now require two-factor authentication for the mobile app, which requires you to enter a PIN number in addition to your stored password when you login. For faster two-factor logins, you can enable Touch ID on iOS (Face ID on the iPhone X).

Other Notable Features

Rocket Matter has three core features always available — global search, sidebar navigation, and the contextual Add New button. The Dashboard offers a personalized view of your events, tasks, billing activity, and more across all of your active matters. Each matter contains its own dashboard within which you'll find the Matter Stream — a ticker listing all activity in reverse chronological order. Rocket Matter also enables you to view any aspect of a matter in isolation such as calendar, documents, email, invoices, and payments.

Speaking of payments, Rocket Matter now integrates with LexCharge legal payment processing, enabling your clients to securely pay invoices or replenish their trust account by e-check or credit card. You can also enter payments manually. The new Recurring Payments option facilitates alternative business models such as a monthly subscription, or letting struggling clients split payments across time.

For document management, Rocket Matter integrates with Box, Dropbox, and Office 365, the latter of which supports versioning. Or you can upload documents directly into Rocket Matter. ScanSnap integration enables you to scan directly into Rocket Matter. The mobile app one-ups the desktop app in one regard — you can use your device's camera for scanning on the go.

What Else Should You Know?

"When Rocket Matter launched in 2008, we introduced something truly novel to the legal industry," Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port tells me. "Nearly 10 years later, our team remains relentlessly inventive and continues to provide revolutionary features that help law firms significantly boost revenues and operate more efficiently." Rocket Matter costs $65 per user per year on the annual plan (you can pay monthly). This includes the new payment processing features. Learn more about Rocket Matter Atlas Gold Edition.

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Topics: Practice Management/Calendars | TL NewsWire

Review of Dragon Anywhere for the Mobile Lawyer

By TechnoLawyer | Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Coming today to SmallLaw: On a Mac or PC, it's debatable whether dictation is faster than typing, but on your iPhone dictation wins hands down. However, the free dictation tools in iOS and Android are not professional grade. In this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer, podcaster, and MacSparky publisher David Sparks reviews Dragon Anywhere. David discusses how well the various features work, and shares three ways he uses Dragon Anywhere in his business law practice. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for the best Microsoft Word alternatives.

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Topics: Business Productivity/Word Processing | Coming Attractions | Dictation/OCR/Speech Recognition | SmallLaw

Will Atrium Succeed Where Clearspire Failed? Plus Lateral Moves and Promotions (Sep 18 to Oct 1)

By TechnoLawyer | Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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:

Kasowitz Announces Promotions of Partners and Special Counsel

Michael Best Strategies Expands With Addition of Canfield & Associates

Cozen O'Connor Announces Hiring of Gilchrist & Rutter Attorneys

Tyler Welti, Former DOJ Trial Attorney, Joins Venable's Environmental Practice

Congratulations to Robert Ambrogi of Above the Law on winning our BiglawWorld Pick of the Week award: Is Revolutionary Law Firm Atrium a Case of Clearspire Deja Vu?.

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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

Best Online Backup Services Plus 59 More Must-Reads

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, October 2, 2017

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected the 60 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 Jon L. Jacobi of PCWorld on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: Online Backup: We Test the Best Services, From Backblaze to Carbonite, iDrive, Mozy and More

At Its Annual Conference, Clio Unveils New Design, New Direction

How to Recover a Deleted File: The Ultimate Guide

Everything You Can Do With the Files App on Your iPhone or iPad

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2017 OLED)

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Topics: Backup/Media/Storage | BlawgWorld Newsletter | Coming Attractions | Laptops/Smartphones/Tablets

Five Legal Writing Persuasion Techniques From High-Profile Case In Re Cray, 17-129

By TechnoLawyer | Monday, October 2, 2017

Coming today to LitigationWorld: In re Cray Inc. (Fed. Cir. 17-129) involves an important jurisdictional issue for patent lawsuits but never mind that. Instead, lawyer and legal writing coach Kiko Korn shares five advanced legal writing tips drawn from the winning brief penned by Fenwick & West litigators David K Tellekson, Melanie L. Mayer, and Bryan A. Kohm. Learn how to write using visual language, how to use formatting to persuade, and much more. Also, don't miss the LitigationWorld Pick of the Week for the inside story on Casetext's mission to make legal research cheaper for small firms.

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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
 
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