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TechnoFeature is a weekly newsletter containing in-depth articles written by leading legal technology and practice management experts, many of whom have become “household names” in the legal profession.
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Barbarians at the Bar: The Case Against the Deregulation of Lawyers

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Coming today to TechnoFeature: Cats and dogs living together may sound like a bad idea, but Brookings Institution economist George Winston has come up with a doozy — the deregulation of lawyers. While having Walmart greeters handle the paperwork for structured finance deals may not sound as bad as having them analyze your MRI, lawyer Liz Kurtz doesn't like it all the same. In this issue of TechnoFeature, Liz discusses the fallout from Winston's recent op-ed piece in the New York Times. She then tackles the related issue of publicly-held law firms, which just became a reality across the pond in the UK. Remember dear subscribers, before you can defeat the enemy you must know the enemy.

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Our flagship newsletter never disappoints thanks to its in-depth reporting by leading legal technology and practice management experts, many of whom have become "household names" in the legal profession. As a result, TechnoFeature offers some of the most profound thoughts on law practice, and helpful advice about legal-specific products. The TechnoFeature newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

TechnoFeature: A Review of Paymo and Time59: Two Cloud Billing Applications Duke It Out

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Coming today to TechnoFeature: The first legal billing applications started surfacing more than 30 years ago. However, many lawyers still jot down their time on paper, and many law firms still use a word processor to create invoices. Why? No one knows for sure but the simplicity of the old ways is likely a factor (though a paper-based system makes collections more complex). For this issue of TechnoFeature, Seattle estate planning and business lawyer Chandra Lewnau has written a comparative review of Paymo and Time59 — two web-based (cloud) billing applications. Are Paymo and Time59 simple enough to persuade paper-based law firms to enter the 21st century? More importantly, can either application serve your law firm's needs better than your current billing software? Chandra has the answer in her no-punches-pulled shootout review.

How to Receive TechnoFeature
Our flagship newsletter never disappoints thanks to its in-depth reporting by leading legal technology and practice management experts, many of whom have become "household names" in the legal profession. As a result, TechnoFeature offers some of the most profound thoughts on law practice, and helpful advice about legal-specific products. The TechnoFeature newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

Review of Document Creation and Management Tools Snapdone and Snapnumbers

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Coming today to TechnoFeature: In this issue of TechnoFeature, New Jersey lawyer Edward Zohn reviews two products — Snapdone and Snapnumbers — geared at the majority of law firms. Law firms that write their own software or on the flipside are considering upgrading from Windows 98 to XP can stop reading here. The rest of you may find Ed's thoughts on these two tools that add document assembly and document management to Microsoft Office of interest. After jumping on a hard drive a few months ago to test the manufacturer's durability claims, Ed has earned a well-deserved reputation for pushing the products he reviews to their limits. Don't skip his entertaining and informative review of Snapdone and Snapnumbers.

How to Receive TechnoFeature
Our flagship newsletter never disappoints thanks to its in-depth reporting by leading legal technology and practice management experts, many of whom have become "household names" in the legal profession. As a result, TechnoFeature offers some of the most profound thoughts on law practice, and helpful advice about legal-specific products. The TechnoFeature newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

A Veteran Litigator Reviews TextMap 6

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Coming today to TechnoFeature: All the talk about ediscovery these past few years makes it seem like that's the only important evidence. However, many smoking guns still reside in testimony because people say the darndest things even after being coached by their lawyer. If you're still reviewing transcripts on paper, we'd like to gently remind you that we're 12 years into the new millennium. It's time for a better tool. In this issue of TechnoFeature, 38-year (not 38-year old) Oakland lawyer Jeffrey Allen reviews TextMap 6, a transcript management program. Jeffrey has used all six versions of TextMap so you won't find a more insightful review than this one.

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Our flagship newsletter never disappoints thanks to its in-depth reporting by leading legal technology and practice management experts, many of whom have become "household names" in the legal profession. As a result, TechnoFeature offers some of the most profound thoughts on law practice, and helpful advice about legal-specific products. The TechnoFeature newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

The Four Options for Practice Management On The Go

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Coming today to TechnoFeature: Working on vacation may sound like a terrible idea, but like anything it's all relative. It beats canceling a vacation. Here's the problem. You can't manage your practice by calendar and email alone. You need access to your entire practice management system. In this issue of TechnoFeature, lawyer and practice management expert Seth Rowland runs through the four current options for accessing your practice management system on the go. For each option, he discusses several products, including their pros and cons.

How to Receive TechnoFeature
Our flagship newsletter never disappoints thanks to its in-depth reporting by leading legal technology and practice management experts, many of whom have become "household names" in the legal profession. As a result, TechnoFeature offers some of the most profound thoughts on law practice, and helpful advice about legal-specific products. The TechnoFeature newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

There's nothing better than an expert -- except a free expert. The TechnoFeature newsletter provides concise articles from lawyers and others with considerable expertise. Through this newsletter, I learn not just about the next big thing, but also how to better use the skills and tools I already have. The TechnoFeature newsletter is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to use technology to become a better lawyer.
- Jeffrey S. Lisson, Esq., Carter, Boyd & Lisson, P.C.
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