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Review of Abacus Private Cloud Plus Local Search Ranking Factors

Friday, October 09, 2015

Coming today to SmallLaw:Virtual desktops seem to offer the best of both worlds. Your law firm gets out of the business of buying and managing servers, but you can still use client/server software. Abacus Private Cloud has become a major player in this area so who better to review it than New Jersey lawyer Edward Zohn who witnessed the birth of the PC firsthand at IBM in the 1980s? In this issue of SmallLaw, Ed walks you through set up, evaluates the major features, discusses the price, and renders his verdict in the form of a TechnoScore. Also, don't miss the SmallLaw Pick of the Week for the latest local search ranking factors for lawyers.

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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.

Better Results From Dragon; Reviews of Symphony Suite, Family Law Software; How Can You Convert a Scan Into Word Format?

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles:

Donald Lowrey, Tips for Better Results From Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Henry Murphy, Review: Symphony Suite With Worldox

Nancy Chausow Shafer, Review: Family Law Software

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

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Do you believe in the wisdom of crowds? In TL Answers, TechnoLawyer members answer legal technology and practice management questions submitted by their peers. This newsletter's popularity stems from the relevance of the questions and answers to virtually everyone in the legal profession. The TL Answers newsletter is free so don't miss the next issue. Please subscribe now.

LitigationWorld: Trial by iPad Plus 51 More Must-Reads

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Coming today to LitigationWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 52 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.

Where the Litigation Money Goes

Tips on Organizing Your Table of Contents

A Trial Lawyer's Review of Page Vault

Justice Roberts' First Ten Years

Congratulations to Carolyn Elefant of My Shingle on winning our LitigationWorld Pick of the Week award: Trial by iPad: 10 Days, Three Six-Figure Verdicts

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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.

TrustBooks: Read Our Exclusive Report

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a cloud application for trust accounting designed to prevent career-ending ethics mistakes (see article below), Microsoft's spiffy new hybrid laptops, and an iOS time-tracking and billing app. Don't miss the next issue.


Trust accounting is a misnomer because many lawyers don't necessarily trust their trust accounting and hope they don't get audited. Commonly used tools such as Excel and QuickBooks don't have lawyers top of mind. Some practice management systems offer trust accounting, but what if you want a standalone app?

TrustBooks … in One Sentence

Launched recently, TrustBooks is a cloud application that exclusively focuses on managing trust accounts.

The Killer Feature

TrustBooks contains various controls to save you from making a career-ending mistake. For example, many law firms create one bank account for all their trust accounts. For this reason, many states require three-way reconciliation of trust accounts. This involves reconciling each bank statement against each matter's trust ledger while ensuring that nothing leaks into ledgers for other matters. TrustBooks makes this process feel like traditional two-way reconciliation.

When plenty of cash resides in the bank but not in a trust account your bank can't warn you about an overdraft. However, TrustBooks prevents you from paying yourself or a vendor from a matter's trust account with insufficient funds even if the associated bank account has enough funds. When a trust account is sufficiently solvent to cover a bill, TrustBooks includes information on checks that some states require.

"We created TrustBooks as easy-to-use software focused on helping attorneys manage their trust accounts and stay in compliance with their state bar," TrustBooks CEO Tom Boyle tells us. "Our goal has been to take the complexity out of the trust accounting process. We want small law firms and solo practitioners to gain greater confidence around managing their trust accounts by using TrustBooks."

Other Notable Features

TrustBooks presents you with a dashboard when you login. This page lists the balance of all trust accounts, recent deposits and payments, and one-click access to key tools. From this page, you can create a trust account for a new matter, add payees, enter deposits and payments, print checks, start a reconciliation, and generate reports.

From the dashboard, you can drill down to a Matter Info page for an overview of each trust account and then further drill down to the View Trust Account page for a granular look at that trust account's ledger. TrustBooks offers several reports, including statements for clients that you can export in PDF format.

Printing a check to yourself seems silly nowadays. TrustBooks enables you to record an ACH or other permitted electronic funds transfer from a trust account to your firm's account.

What Else Should You Know?

TrustBooks works in all major desktop and mobile web browsers. It costs $25 per user per month or $199 per user per year. Learn more about TrustBooks.

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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.

A Lawyer Reviews the New iPhone 6S Plus 64 More Must-Reads

Monday, October 05, 2015

Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 65 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week.

Free Office 2016 Quick Start Guides

Review: Adonit Jot Dash

Review: Logitech K380 Keyboard

Why Do Lawyers Resist Document Assembly?

Congratulations to Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D. on winning our BlawgWorld Pick of the Week award: A Lawyer Reviews the New iPhone 6S

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Our newsletters provide the most comprehensive coverage of both legal technology and mainstream technology of interest to the legal profession (e.g., monitors, smartphones, scanners, the iPad, and more). 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. Please subscribe now.

As Chair of our firm's Litigation Team Technology Committee, TechnoRelease provides an excellent means for me to become aware of new technological developments applicable to the practice of law, and helps me analyze options and make recommendations for hardware and software acquisitions.
- William J. Mulligan, Esq., Davis & Kuelthau
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