The 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide (Table of Contents)
Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., John W. Simek and Michael C. Maschke
This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. You’ll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, the iPad, and anything else a law office might need. It’s written in clear, easily understandable language to make implementation easier if you choose to do it yourself, or you can use it in conjunction with your IT consultant. Either way you’ll learn how to make technology work for you.
Most lawyers now encounter PDFs, and many own Adobe Acrobat--the most widely used software for working with PDFs. But most attorneys are confused about how to work efficiently with PDFs. Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers is written for lawyers and legal professionals who want to be more organized by making better use of PDFs.
Amicus Attorney in One Hour for Lawyers (2000) (Table of Contents)
David J. Bilinsky
Here is the clear, concise information you need to maximize Amicus’s powerful file manager, contact manager, calendar, time sheets, and call center features. Author Dave Bilinsky includes more than 100 screen shots that support the book’s easy explanations, as well as a variety of real-world examples. This book also shares helpful guidance for integrating Amicus Attorney into Word and WordPerfect, as well as dozens of keyboard shortcuts.
Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers (2013) (Table of Contents)
Daniel J. Siegel
Lawyers are already using Android devices to make phone calls, check e-mail, and send text messages. After the addition of severl key apps, Android smartphones or tablets can also help run a law practice. From the more than 800,000 apps currently available, Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers highlights the "best of the best" apps that will allow you to practice law from your mobile device. In just one hour, this book will describe how to buy, install, and update android apps, and help you: Store documents and files in the cloud; Use security apps to safeguard client data on your phone; Be organized and productive with apps for to-do lists, calendar, and contacts; Communicate effectively with calling, text, and e-mail apps; Create, edit, and organize your documents; Learn on the go with news, reading, and reference apps; Download utilities to keep your device running smoothly; Hit the road with apps for travel; and Have fun with games and social media apps.
Blog Marketing (2006) (Table of Contents)
Today, tens of millions of bloggers are communicating on the Internet about companies, products, trends, and much more. Don’t miss out on the conversation! Blog Marketing explains how blogs are amazingly cost-effective tools for making business decisions based on actual customer feedback and market intelligence. So get on the blog wagon!
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Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers (2012) (Table of Contents)
Until a few years ago, only the largest firms could afford to engage an audience of millions. Now, lawyers in any size firm can reach a global audience at little to no cost--all because of blogs. An effective blog can help you promote your practice, become more "findable" online, and take charge of how you are perceived by clients, journalists, and anyone who uses the internet. Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers will show you how to create, maintain, and improve a legal blog--and gain new business opportunities along the way. In just one hour, you will learn to: Set up a blog quickly and easily; Write blog posts that will attract clients; Choose from various hosting options like Blogger, TypePad, and WordPress; Make your blog friendly to search engines, increasing your ranking; Tweak the design of your blog by adding customized banners and colors; Easily send notice of your blog posts to Facebook and Twitter; Monitor your blog's traffic with Google Analytics and other tools; and Avoid ethics problems that may result from having a legal blog.
Cloud Computing for Lawyers (2012) (Table of Contents)
As more businesses move their IT systems into the cloud, lawyers need to ask if cloud computing is right for their firm. Cloud Computing for Lawyers features a discussion of cloud computing fundamentals, and overview of legal cloud computing products, and step-by-step instructions for implementing cloud computing in your practice--including practical tips for securing your data. This book will help you: Understand the current state of cloud computing technology; Weigh the risks and benefits of cloud computing; Evaluate legal cloud computing applications like law practice management, billing, time tracking, e-mail, and e-discovery software; Consider the ethical considerations of storing client data in the cloud; and Maintain security and privacy for your online data.Cloud Computing for Lawyers will be an essential resource for attorneys seeking to make an informed decision about adopting cloud computing in their practice.
Thomas J. Shaw
Cloud computing is the present and future of IT, a utility service that promises unlimited, cheap, and reliable IT services for all. But at present, there still are significant risks involved in the use of cloud computing for organizations, including legal and business risks. Executives, and the lawyers and risk professional who advise them, must understand how to identify, assess, and respond to these risks in their own organizations and in cloud service providers and do so in a globally-aware manner. This important resource introduces cloud computing, not only what it is but when to use (or not use) it and the financial implications to consider. It covers the applicable statutes and regulations that affect organizations using the cloud, including privacy, information security, breach notification, cross-border data transfers, blocking statutes, and cloud-specific laws, cases, and activities.
The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet 9th Edition (Table of Contents-9th Ed.)
Carol A. Levitt, JD, MLS and Mark E. Rosch
Much of the information that was once only available to professional researchers from expensive, fee-based sources is now available for free on the Internet, if you know how to find it. There’s more to conducting a comprehensive search for information on the Internet than just relying on the results returned by search engines, though. The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet will show you how to be your own cyber-detective and unearth this information FREE (or at low cost!) on the Web.The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet includes numerous examples based on real world research scenarios. Whether you’re just starting to use the Internet for serious research or you’re a seasoned online research veteran, this book can help you find what you’re looking for fast and free.For "novice searchers," the book covers many overlooked features of Web browsers, the "mechanics" of navigating the Internet, and basic research strategies and tools. For "power searchers," it covers more advanced search strategies, and uncovers tips and tricks for getting the most out of many of the sites.
Data Breach and Encryption Handbook (2011) (Table of Contents)
Lucy Thomson (Editor)
The Data Breach and Encryption Handbook takes an in-depth look at the issue of escalating data breaches and their legal ramifications. This comprehensive resource focuses on the law and its implications, encryption technology, recognized methods of resolving a breach, and many related aspects of information security. Unlike a treatise on information security or encryption, this book will enable attorneys, business owners, technology professionals, and policy-makers to understand the root causes of the security failures that lead to many of today's massive data breaches. It will instruct practitioners on how to ask the right questions to address the issues raised by data breaches and provide solutions for how to prevent them. The book also examines a number of the major data breach incidents from a variety of legal and technology perspectives, and provides instructive graphics to illustrate the methodologies hackers use to cause these breaches.
E-mail Management (2009)
Association of Legal Administrators
Honora Wade and Rita Alli
Explore good practices and technology features designed to enhance your productivity - not bog it down. Learn to identify and prioritize your e-mail with some simple but highly effective tools.?
E-Policy (1999) (Table of Contents)
Michael R. Overly
Heard the latest off-color joke circulating around the office? If so, you probably got it via e-mail or on the Internet. And you’re not the only one. One large U.S. company estimates its e-mail messages at 1 million per day—obviously not all of them strictly business. In fact, productivity is plummeting and costs are climbing as employees squander hours online. Worse yet, trade secrets stored on computers are regularly stolen or compromised by employees and searches of business networks routinely turn up hundreds of megabytes of pornographic material and illegal software loaded by employees. In short, employee use and abuse of e-mail is running rampant—and it’s costing businesses million in litigation, settlement of lawsuits, theft, and wasted resources.
It doesn’t have to be that way. With clear, legally sound policies any company can reduce, even eliminate the dangers posed by computer/e-mail use, protect their interests—and reap the rewards of these technologies without any of the risks. E-policy is the first book written to help you do just that. A one-stop computer/e-mail policy writing kit, it examines the potentially astronomical costs of e-mail and Internet misuse, and gives you step-by-step guideline for creating up-to-date, legally sound policies that explicitly define the rights and obligations of employees. E-policy is packed with background information, detailed instructions, sample clauses, prewritten policies you can put o immediate use, and real-life horror stories that emphasize how explosive these problems really can be—and how crucial the solution is provides is.
Effective Use of Courtroom Technology (2002) (Table of Contents)
Deanne C. Siemer, Frank D. Rothschild, Anthony J. Bocchino, and Donald H. Beskind
Effective Use of Courtroom Technology: A Lawyer’s Guide to Pretrial and Trial is the first definitive how-to book for attorneys using evidence cameras, computers, digital projectors, screens, monitors, and video and audio displays in the courtroom. Written for lawyers who bring electronic equipment into the courtroom or use court-provided equipment for displaying or playing exhibits during trial, this book explains what the real issues are, provides a jargon-free description of the technology driving the issues, and suggests the considerations in making motions or responding to objections.
Effective Use of Courtroom Technology makes it easier for lawyers to benefit from courtroom technology from the initial phases of discovery through post-trial briefing. The book comes with a CD-ROM containing sample computer generated exhibits that illustrate a variety of templates, animations, color combinations, and transitions which are useful to attorneys wanting to bring technology in the courtroom. The CD also contains an appellant’s e-brief filed in a recent case.
Electronic Discovery for Small Cases (2012) (Table of Contents)
Bruce A. Olson and Tom O'Connor
As organizations create increasing amounts of digital data, electronic discovery costs for lawyers can skyrocket. For firms with limited technology budgets, or cases with small amounts of electronically stored information (ESI), e-discovery can be challenging. Electronic Discovery for Small Cases offers effective, budget-friendly solutions for collecting, viewing, and analyzing electronic evidence that will benefit any litigator. With an overview of e-discovery techniques and extensive reviews of software products, this book will help you: Determine if you should collect ESI yourself or hire a consultant; Select the best--and most user-friendly--collection tool for your budget; Make the most of your e-discovery software with step-by-step guidance; Process, view, search, and analyze a mixed collection of files; Learn about affordable cloud-based applications for litigation support; Publish a searchable document collection on a CD, DVD, or flash drive; Work with electronic records at mediation, arbitration, or trial; and Learn about emerging ESI trends.
Electronic Records Management (2010)
Association of Legal Administrators
Dana C. Moore
With the explosion of electronic communications - social media sites, twitter, regular "old" e-mail - managing the law firms' electronic records is becoming a significant challenge. If you can begin to address the issues surrounding ESI, you can start to build some processes to more effectively manage ESI in your firm.
Employee Use of the Internet and E-mail (2002) (Table of Contents)
David M. Doubilet and Vincent I. Polley (Editors)
Use of e-mail, the Internet and corporate databases by individuals and companies is increasing exponentially, and has probably had a more profound effect on businesses during the last few years than any other single phenomenon. Undoubtedly, this trend and its impact will continue for the foreseeable future. Despite—or possibly because of—this rapid expansion, most companies have not yet put in place policies addressing the legal issues associated with the widespread use of the Internet and electronic mail. The lack of corporate policies presents special risks in light of the uncertain legal environment created as the law struggles to keep up with these rapid technological changes.
The Everything Blogging Book (2006) (Table of Contents)
Aliza Sherman Risdahl
If you have access to a computer, you can start your own online journal, or blog—if you know how to do it right. With your own blog, you’ll have a voice in the exciting world of the Internet. This one-stop resource shows you how to publish your ideas, get feedback, and create your own worldwide network!
With this book you’ll learn how to: create buzz marketing for your business; get amateur poetry, short stories, and prose published; create a worldwide network of people; and share unique hobby ideas with thousands of other hobbyists.
This easy-to-use guide helps you to create and maintain a creative and unique blog that readers the world over can enjoy. With The Everything Blogging Book, you’ll learn how to make your mark on the World Wide Web—and beyond!
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Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers (Table of Contents)
Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields
Many lawyers use Facebook, the world's most popular social networking platform, to communicate with friends and family across the globe. But lawyers are missing a major opportunity if they do not consider the business possibilities of their Facebook accounts. With a few simple steps, lawyers can harness Facebook to market their services, grow their practices, and expand their legal network--all by using the same methods they already use to communicate with friends and family. Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers will show any attorney--from Facebook novices to advanced users--how to use this powerful tool for both professional and personal purposes. In just one hour, you will learn to: Set up a Facebook account; Optimize privacy and other settings; Create a profile and manage your timeline; Find, organize, and manage friends; Use Facebook search and navigation; Participate on Facebook with updates, comments, likes, and timelines; Send messages, join groups, and subscribe to feeds; Establish a business page; Monitor your Facebook network; and Develop a Facebook strategy to grow your legal network.
Find Info Like a Pro--Volume 2 (2010) (Table of Contents)
Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch
This complete hands-on guide reveals the secrets, shortcuts, and realities of conducting investigative and background research using free and low-cost public records available on the Internet (and from fee-based databases). Written for legal professionals (but also useful for anyone who needs to conduct investigative and background research), this comprehensive desk book describes how to use hundreds of government and non-government Internet sites to uncover public records. The resources and techniques in this book are useful for investigations; finding assets; advising clients about potential business partners; depositions; locating missing witnesses, clients, or heirs; and trial preparation, among other research challenges facing legal professionals. In addition, a CD-Rom featuring clickable links to all of the sites contained in the book is included.
Google for Lawyers (2010) (Table of Contents)
Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch
In the decade since its launch, Google has become synonymous with searching on the Internet. Designed to help lawyers learn how they can put all of Google’s power to work in their practices, Google for Lawyers: Essential Search Tips and Productivity Tools shows lawyers how they can use free and low-cost tools available from Google to compete with large firms and their large research and technology budgets. This guide unleashes the full power of Google as a search engine and as a provider of lesser-known resources such as Google Voice, Google Wave, and Google Translate, as well as the better-known office applications such as Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar that can make novice, intermediate, and advanced users alike, more productive attorneys.
Google for Lawyers includes step-by-step descriptions, search tips, usage tips, and hundreds of screen shots to help lawyers understand how to use Google’s features. In addition, the authors include practice tips, ethics alerts, and various “war stories” from legal professionals. The book discusses the importance of including effective Google searching as part of a lawyer’s due diligence, and cites case law that mandates that lawyers should use Google and other resources available on the Internet, where applicable. Google for Lawyers’ tips, tactics, strategies and free office applications will make it one of the most powerful weapons in a lawyer’s arsenal to become a Google power user—locating information from the Internet more effectively and practicing more efficiently and economically.
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Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers (2013) (Table of Contents)
Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch
Millions of corporations, small businesses, solo lawyers, large and small law firms, and government agencies have "gone Google." Find out why these organizations moved from hosting their own e-mail servers - and in some cases, calendars and documents - to using Google Apps. This book is a step-by-step guide to the features and functions of Gmail and Google Calendar, as well as related services such as Google Voice and Video, Hangout, and Call Phone. In just one hour, you will learn how to transform your law practice by using these powerful Google tools.
HotDocs in One Hour for Lawyers (2002) (Table of Contents)
Bruce W. Miller
This book is designed as a quick starter for legal professionals who want to automate their legal forms using HotDocs. The four lessons provide you with step-by-step explanations of how HotDocs can be used with your word processor to significantly improve your document production process. After completing all of the lessons, you will understand the basic features of HotDocs and how to start automating your legal forms. Beyond the lessons, several of the more advanced features are also explained, and some words of experience are given to assist you in successfully completing the initial automation process and maintaining your template files.
Information Security and Privacy (2011) (Table of Contents)
Thomas J. Shaw, Esq. (Editor)
Today more than ever, legal practitioners need to fully understand the obligations, liabilities, risks and treatments involving information security and privacy. Top executives must have a firm grasp of the information security and privacy statutes and regulations in each country where they do business, including any industry sector-specific rules. This book provides a practical and comprehensive approach to information security and privacy law for both international and domestic statutes. It provides all the tools you need to handle the business, legal and technical risks of protecting information on a global scale. For anyone responsible for or advising a corporation involved in domestic or international business, who must comply with a dizzying array of statutes, regulations, technologies, methodologies and standards, this book is the invaluable resource you've been looking for.
Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms (2006) (Table of Contents)
Sharon D. Nelson, David K. Isom, and John W. Simek (Editors)
This book is important for lawyers and all the others who combine to provide legal services. The spirit of this book is to help, to give advice, and to suggest guidelines—not to try to announce standards for judging or discipline. I believe this book achieves the important goal that we set: to write simply and clearly to bridge the worlds of law and technology on important information security issues that legal professionals face every day. Be forewarned that information security is a moving target, and the true watchwords for dealing with it successfully are eternal vigilance.
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Internet Branding for Lawyers (2012) (Table of Contents)
An effective law firm brand and a compelling website are two of the most critical aspects of law firm marketing, as they can have a tremendous impact on new client development and revenue. How can attorneys create an effective brand and website that will deliver new clients? What works well, and what aspects of the "traditional" website approach used by most firms should be avoided?
Internet Branding for Lawyers: Building the Client-Centered Website provides step-by-step direction on how to develop a solid brand and website that will attract the clients your firm desires. You'll learn how to: Create a unique brand that identifies and addresses client needs; Differentiate from competitors so that your firm will be seen as the right firm by prospective clients for their legal needs; Develop a compelling Client-Centered Website with messages that resonate and lead to new clients; and Create powerful attorney profiles and practice area pages that convey the information that prospective clients are seeking.
The Client-Centered Website approach is fundamentally different from the "traditional" law firm website approach, which focuses on the firm instead of on how clients are served. You'll learn how to avoid the pitfalls of the "traditional" law firm website, as well as how to use successful branding and a Client-Centered Website as the cornerstone of your firm's marketing program.
Internet Legal Research on a Budget (2014) (Table of Contents)
Carole A. Levitt, Judy K. Davis
With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research databases, especially when reliable free resources are available. Internet Legal Research on a Budget will help you quickly find the best free or low-cost resources online and use them for your research needs. The authors share the top websites, apps, blogs, Twitter feeds, and crowdsourced resources that will save you time, money, and frustration during the legal research process.
iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers (2012) (Table of Contents)
At last count, there were more than 80,000 apps available for the iPad. Finding the best apps often can be an overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating process. iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers provides the "best of the best" apps that are essential for any law practice. In just one hour, you will learn about the apps most worthy of your time and attention. This book will describe how to buy, install, and update iPad apps, and help you: Find apps to get organized and improve your productivity; Create, manage, and store documents on your iPad; Choose the best apps for your law office, including litigation and billing apps; Find the best news, reading, and reference apps; Take your iPad on the road with apps for travelers; Maximize your social networking power; and Have some fun with game and entertainment apps during your relaxation time.
iPad in One Hour for Lawyers (2014) (Table of Contents)
The bestselling ABA book iPad in One Hour for Lawyers has helped thousands of attorneys learn to use the iPad in their law practices. Fully revised and updated to reflect the newest versions of the iPad and the latest apps available, iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Third Edition, will help attorneys get more out of their iPad. Ideal for lawyers who want to get up to speed fast, this acclaimed book presents the essentials so you don't get bogged down in technical jargon and extraneous features and apps.
iPad in One Hour for Lawyers (2011) (Table of Contents)
Whether you are a new or a more advanced iPad user, iPad in One Hour for Lawyers takes a great deal of the mystery and confusion out of using your iPad. Ideal for lawyers who want to get up to speed swiftly, this book presents the essentials so you don't get bogged down in technical jargon and extraneous features and apps. In just six, short lessons, you'll learn how to quickly navigate and use the iPad user interface; set up mail, calendar, and contacts; create and use folders to multitask and manage apps; add files to your iPad, and sync them; view and manage pleadings, case law, contracts, and other legal documents; use your iPad to take notes and create documents; and use legal-specific apps at trial or in doing research.
Also Included: a listing of the best apps for lawyers, as well as dozens of keyboard and browser tips and shortcuts, and much more!
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iPad in One Hour for Lawyers (second edition - 2012) (Table of Contents)
The bestselling ABA book iPad in One Hour for Lawyers has helped thousands of attorneys learn to use the iPad in their law practices. Fully revised and updated to reflect the newest version of the iPad and the latest apps available, iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition, will help attorneys get more out of their iPad. Ideal for lawyers who want to get up to speed fast, this acclaimed book presents the essentials so you don't get bogged down in technical jargon and extraneous features and apps.
In just six, short lessons, you'll learn how to: Quickly Navigate and Use the Latest Version of the iPad; Set Up Mail, Calendar, and Contacts; Create and Use Folders to Multitask and Manage Apps; Add Files to Your iPad and Sync Them; View and Manage Pleadings, Case Law, Contracts, and other Legal Documents; Use your iPad to Take Notes and Create Documents; and Use Legal-Specific Apps to Trial or in Doing Research.
Also Included: a listing of the top ten apps for lawyers, security advice, dozens of keyboard and browser tips and shortcuts, and much more!
iPad in One Hour for Litigators (2013) (Table of Contents)
More and more lawyers are choosing to take their iPads to trial--with positive results. Bestselling ABA author and iPad expert Tom Mighell's latest book, iPad in One Hour for Litigators, will help you transform your iPad into a powerful tool in the courtroom, at mediation, and beyond. This essential guide discusses all the steps of trying a case with an iPad, from pretrial docketing and legal research to depositions and evidence presentation.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Adobe Acrobat 3rd edition (2008) (Table of Contents)
David L. Masters
The transition from paper-based information to digital information has begun. The Lawyer’s Guide to Adobe Acrobat, Third Edition will help lawyers increase productivity, decrease costs, and improve client services by moving from paper-based files to digital records.
This updated and revised edition focuses on the ways lawyers can benefit from using Adobe Acrobat 8.0, the most current Adobe software for creating and working with Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The format is so reliable that both the federal courts’ Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) program and state courts that use LexisNexis File & Serve have adopted PDF as the standard.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies—CD-Rom supplement also available (2008) (Table of Contents)
Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell
From videoconferencing to document sharing, from Microsoft Office to Adobe Acrobat, there are innumerable ways to increase productivity today. The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together is the first guide showing the legal world how to do it right. With practical advice on how to use specific tools and concrete action steps to take, lawyers and law firms will benefit from working more efficiently on projects with colleagues, clients, co-counsel, and even opposing counsel.
This new 2009 supplement contains (in Acrobat PDF Format) the most recent updates and latest developments in collaboration tools that will help streamline your practice. The authors identify what’s new, what’s how, and guide you to various resources for keeping yourself up-to-date. Also included is a podcast interview with both authors. You’ll benefit from the practical advice and wealth of information that you can put to work straight away. With their proven tips on how to use specific tools and concrete action steps to take, lawyers and law firms at all levels will benefit from working together better.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Concordance—2007 and 2008 versions are covered (Table of Contents)
Liz M. Weiman
In this age, when trial outcomes depend on the organization of electronic data discovery, The Lawyer's Guide to Concordance reveals how attorneys and staff can make Concordance the most powerful tool in their litigation arsenal. Using this easy-to-read hands-on reference guide, individuals who are new to Concordance can get up to speed quickly, by following its step-by-step instructions, exercises, and time-saving shortcuts. For those already working with Concordance, this comprehensive resource provides methods, strategies, and technical information to further their knowledge and success using this robust program.
Liz Weiman has created an all-purpose instruction guide that addressed the diverse needs of different law firms. Attorneys in offices with large IT staffs that manage their databases still need to become familiar with data entry procedures, screen views, searching, tagging, and printing. Lawyers and staff in smaller firms need to know how to load database records and troubleshoot if problems arise. This book provides and guidance for these scenarios and more.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Creating Persuasive Computer Presentations 2nd Edition (2005) (Table of Contents)
Ann E. Brenden and John D. Goodhue
This completely revised second edition has been updated to include chapters on hardware and software currently being used for digital displays, as well as new sections that walk the reader through beginning skills—and some advanced techniques—for using Microsoft PowerPoint. Much more than just a technical resource, this fascinating guidebook explains the advantages of computer presentation resources, how to use them, what they can do, and the legal issues involved in their use. You’ll learn how to use computer presentations in the courtroom, during opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination, closing arguments, appellate arguments, and more. You’ll discover how to make the best use of computer presentations during different stages of trial, and learn about using presentations outside the courtroom as well, during client meetings, pretrial, and seminars. Also included is a CD-Rom containing on-screen tutorials illustrating techniques such as animating text, creating zoomed call-out images, as well as several helpful sample PowerPoint presentations.
The Lawyer’s Guide to CT Summation iBlaze 2nd Edition (2009) (Table of Contents)
CT Summation iBlaze give you complete control over litigation evidence by bringing all you need—transcripts, documents, issues, and events, to your fingertips in one easy-to-use software program. Working in close collaboration with CT Summation, author and noted technology speaker Tom O’Connor has developed this easy-to-understand guide designed to quickly get you up and running on CT Summation software. Fully up-to-date, covering the latest version of iBlaze, the book features step-by-step instruction on the functions of iBlaze and how to get the most from this powerful, yet easy-to-use program.
Organized from the perspective of working with evidentiary documents, The Lawyer’s Guide to CT Summation iBlaze, Second Edition explains the program’s system of storing and recalling disparate types of evident, and walks you through CT Summation’s entire integrated litigation-support product line. Helpful screenshots throughout illustrate all the procedures being discussed, and "Practice Pointer" sidebars illustrate the processes where Summation can make the task of managing litigation more efficient for you. If you’re looking to make CT Summation iBlaze software work harder for you, or if you simply want to evaluate the features of iBlaze to see if it’s right for you, this is the perfect book for you.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Extranets (2003) (Table of Contents)
Douglas Simpson and Mark Tamminga
An extranet can be a powerful tool that allows law firms to exchange information and build relationships with clients. This new book shows you why and how you can implement an effective extranet that can result in significant expansion in clientele and profitability for your law firm. You’ll improve your client communication, attract new business, increase profitability, improve efficiency and workflow management, raise your level of quality control, and ultimately build a community where your firm’s values and purposes can grow.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet, Third Edition (2006) (Table of Contents)
Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch
This up-to-date and expanded third edition is a complete hands-on guide that shares the secrets, shortcuts, and realities of conducting fact finding on the Internet. Written for legal professionals, this comprehensive desk reference lists, categorizes, and describes hundreds of free and fee-based Internet sites. Useful for investigations, depositions, and trial presentations, as well as company and medical research, gathering competitive intelligence, finding expert witnesses, and fact checking of all kinds. The book also includes information on browsers, search engines, Weblogs, library databases, public records, and much, much more. In addition, a CD-Rom features all the links contained in the book in one handy PDF file. Find the link you’re looking for, and click on the hyperlink to take you there—no typing of URLs required!
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The Lawyer’s Guide to LexisNexis CaseMap (2010) (Table of Contents)
Daniel J. Siegel
LexisNexis CaseMap is a computer program that makes analyzing cases easier and allows lawyers to do a better job for their clients in less time. Many consider this an essential law office tool. If you are interested in learning more about LexisNexis CaseMap, this book will help you: analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your cases quickly and easily; learn how to create files for people, organizations and issues, while avoiding duplication; customize CaseMap so that you can get the most out of your data; enter data so that you can easily prepare for trial, hearings, depositions, and motions for summary judgment; import data from a wide range of programs, including Microsoft Outlook; understand CaseMap’s many Reports and ReportBooks; use the Adobe DocPreviewer to import PDFs and quickly create facts and objects; and learn how to perform advanced searches plus how to save and update your results.
Daniel Siegel’s practical guide is filled with numerous tips designed to help you get the most from LexisNexis CaseMap. He includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Designed for beginners as well as longtime users.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet, Third Edition (2007) (Table of Contents)
Gregory H. Siskind
In today's competitive environment, it is critical not only to have a presence online, but to have a comprehensive online marketing strategy. In this up-to-date third edition of The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet, you'll discover the tools to transform your firm through proven online marketing strategies. From choosing relevant content for your site to using the latest technology to stand out from the competition, this comprehensive resource is the definitive guide to help you effectively and efficiently market your law practice.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 (Table of Contents)
John C. Tredennick
Did you know Excel can help you analyze and present your cases more effectively? Or help you better understand and manage complex business transactions? Written by John Tredennick, author/editor of four best-selling books on law and technology issues, a 20-year trial lawyer, and a pioneer in the field of legal technology, The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Excel 2007 will help you learn how Excel can become a powerful ally in your legal practice.
No matter what your law practice, you will find spreadsheets to be incredibly handy tools for calculating, sorting, filtering, and charting data. This valuable guide is uniquely designed to help lawyers improve their efficiency and increase their productivity with the most used spreadsheet software on the market. Designed as a hands-on manual for beginners, as well as longtime spreadsheet users, you’ll learn how to build spreadsheets from scratch, use them to analyze issues and data, and create impressive graphic presentations to use in your daily practice.
BONUS: This guide includes a companion CD-Rom loaded with spreadsheets that you can download and use as you work through the book.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007 (Table of Contents)
Ben M. Schorr
Outlook is the most used application in Microsoft Office, but are you using it to your greatest advantage? The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007 is the only guide written specifically for lawyers to help you be more productive, more efficient and more successful. More than just email, Outlook is also a powerful task, contact, and scheduling manager that will improve your practice. From helping you log and track phone calls, meetings, and correspondence to archiving closed case material in one easy-to-store location, this book unlocks the secrets of underappreciated features that you will use every day. Written in plain language by a twenty-year veteran of law office technology and ABA member, you'll find: Tips and tricks to effectively transfer information between all components of the software; The eight new features in Outlook 2007 that lawyers will love; A tour of major product features and how lawyers can best use them; Mistakes lawyers should avoid when using Outlook; What to do when you're away from the office.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2010 (Table of Contents)
Ben M. Schorr
Outlook is the most used application in Microsoft Office, but are you using it to your greatest advantage? The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2010 is the only guide written specifically for lawyers to help you be more productive, more efficient and more successful. More than just email, Outlook is also a powerful task, contact, and scheduling manager that will improve your practice. From helping you log and track phone calls, meetings, and correspondence to archiving closed case material in one easy-to-store location, this book unlocks the secrets of "underappreciated" features that you will use every day. Written in plain language by a twenty-year veteran of law office technology and ABA member, this book will help you: Sort and group messages to de-clutter your inbox; Find old e-mails quickly; Create an effective to-do list; Master your calendar; Work with journal entries; Add, organize, and share contacts; Utilize long-term storage when you're done with a case or client; Back up your data; Track and log phone calls, meetings, and correspondence; AND Take advantage of time-saving keyboard strokes.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2013 (Table of Contents)
Ben M. Schorr
Take control of your e-mail, calendar, to-do list, and more with The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft® Outlook 2013. This essential guide summarizes the most important new features in the newest version of Microsoft® Outlook and provides practical tips that will promote organization and productivity in your law practice. Written specifically for lawyers by a twenty-year veteran of law office technology and an ABA member.
The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word 2007 (Table of Contents)
Ben M. Schorr
Microsoft Word is one of the most used applications in the Microsoft Office suite. This handy reference includes clear explanations, legal-specific descriptions, and time-saving tips for getting the most out of Microsoft Word—and customizing it for the needs of today's legal professional. Focusing on the tools and features that are essential for lawyers in their practice, this book explains in detail the key components to help make lawyers more effective, more efficient, and more successful.
The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Word 2010 (Table of Contents)
Ben M. Schorr
Microsoft Word is one of the most used applications in the Microsoft Office suite. This handy reference includes clear explanations, legal-specific descriptions, and time-saving tips for getting the most out of Microsoft Word--and customizing it for the needs of today's legal professional. Focusing on the tools and features that are essential for lawyers in their everyday practice. The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Word 2010 explains in detail the key components to help make you more effective, more efficient, and more successful.Written specifically for lawyers by a twenty-year veteran of legal technology, this guide will introduce you to Microsoft Word 2010 and explain the key features that will help you in your daily practice, including: The new and improved customizable ribbon; Creating PDF files without additional software; Metadata checking and cleanup, to protect your client and yourself; New numbering formats; Checkboxes for forms or lists; Comparing documents; Navigation panes; Assembling standard documents quickly and easily; Collaborative editing; Using images to illustrate your point; Backstage view; Paragraph numbering and styles; and much more!
The Lawyer’s Guide to Practice Management Systems Software (2009) (Table of Contents)
Andrew Z. Adkins, II
ILearn how to successfully implement a practice management system in your law firm.What can practice management systems software do for your law practice? With the right system in place, you and your staff will have the ability to automatically route items, tasks, documents, and events to certain people based on their role in the case or matter, as well as manage deadlines, improve responsiveness to clients, reduce malpractice insurance rates, and boost overall productivity. The challenge is to find a program that best serves the needs of your firm.The new edition of The Lawyer’s Guide to Practice Management Systems Software is your complete how-to guide to understanding, evaluating, choosing, and implementing a practice management system. Written by legal technology expert Andy Adkins, this updated guide covers the entire gamut of the latest practice management systems software, helping you gain a solid understanding of their individual capabilities and special features. You’ll learn how to obtain the software at the best price; set up the workflow in your office; obtain necessary training for staff; and much more. Written for both novice and experienced practice management systems software users, this book will get you up and running on a system quickly—leaving you more time to work on your cases (not track them!).BONUS: The accompanying CD-Rom contains the appendices from the book, including sample checklists, questionnaires, RFPs, a Case Management System (CMS) Implementation and Training Plan, and more!
The Lawyer’s Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools (2010) (Table of Contents)
This ground-breaking guide introduces lawyers and other professionals to a powerful class of software that supports core aspects of legal work. The author discusses how technologies like practice systems, work product retrieval, document assembly, and interactive checklists help people work smarter. If you are looking to work more effectively, this book provides a clear roadmap, with many concrete examples and thought-provoking ideas.
The Lawyer's Ultimate Guide to the Best Technology for Your Practice (2011) (Table of Contents)
Barron K. Henley, Esq.
This title provides a wealth of legal technology tips in plain English, covering all areas of law office technology from document and file management, legal-specific billing and accounting software, computer configurations, printers and scanners to how to find the best deals on technology for your office and much, much more.
Barron Henley is an attorney and legal technologist, and he'll show you ways to improve your practice while making it easier. He'll review the best products on the market for law offices and give you tips that will enable you to work more efficiently, find things easier, create better documents, protect client data and avoid committing malpractice with your computer.
LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers (2012) (Table of Contents)
Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields
Lawyers work in a world of networks, connections, referrals, and recommendations. For many lawyers, the success of these networks determines the success of their practice. LinkedIn, the premier social networking too for business, can help you create, nurture, and expand your professional network and gain clients in the process. LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers provides an introduction to this powerful tool in terms that any attorney can understand. In just one hour, you will learn to: Set up a LinkedIn account; Complete your basic profile; Create a robust, dynamic profile that will attract clients; Build your connections; Use search tools to enhance your network; Maximize your presence with features such as groups, updates, answers, and recommendations; Monitor your network with ease; Optimize your settings for privacy concerns; Use LinkedIn effectively in the hiring process; and Develop a LinkedIn strategy to grow your legal network.
Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields
Since the first edition of LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers was published, LinkedIn has added almost 100 million users, and more and more lawyers are using the platform on a regular basis. Now, this bestselling ABA book has been fully revised and updated to reflect significant changes to LinkedIn's layout and functionality made through 2013. LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition, will help lawyers make the most of their online professional networking.
Locked Down (2012) (Table of Contents)
Sharon D. Nelson, David G. Ries, and John W. Simek
In 2009, an FBI advisory warned that law firms are being increasingly targeted by identity thieves and hackers. In an age where lawyers frequently conduct business across wireless networks using smartphones and laptops, how can attorneys safeguard client data and confidential information? Locked Down explains the wide variety of information security risks facing law firms and how lawyers can best protect their data from these threats--with any budget. Written in clear, non-technical language that any lawyer can understand, this book will help you: Create secure passwords--and store them safely; Assess the existing security risks at your firm: server rooms, cleaning crews, guests, alarm systems, and more; Work securely from a laptop or smartphone; Authenticate users and encrypt your data; Maintain e-mail integrity; Secure your wired or wireless network; Effectively wipe data from a hard drive before disposal; and Investigate, contain, and recover from a security breach.