Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In Tabs3’s latest update, ScanSnap scanners can add searchable scanned documents to PracticeMaster

Tabs3 Announces New Integration with Fujitsu®

ScanSnap provides law firms the ability to scan documents searchable within PracticeMaster

Lincoln, NE – February 10, 2016 – Software Technology, Inc., the maker of Tabs3 and PracticeMaster, announced a new collaboration with Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., the distributor of ScanSnap scanners in the US. In the latest update to Tabs3 software, clients can use ScanSnap scanners to quickly add searchable (via OCR technology) scanned documents to PracticeMaster from ScanSnap’s Quick Menu. ScanSnap gives users the confidence of knowing that all documents will be found using PracticeMaster’s text search functionality.

“Teaming with Fujitsu extends our document search functionality and provides law firms with an innovative and easy-to-use way to save and find their documents in PracticeMaster,” said Dan Berlin, President of Software Technology, Inc. “For over 35 years, we have worked hard to develop reliable, quality software for law firms and to ensure Tabs3 clients can organize their firm’s documents and perform conflict of interest searches easily.”

"ScanSnap makes it easier to find exactly what you need when you need it,” said Scott Francis, Senior VP of Marketing at Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. “Integrating ScanSnap into PracticeMaster gives law firms greater efficiency and productivity.”

Tabs3’s integration with ScanSnap is a Version 18 feature. Version 18 also includes new ways to save time through enhanced reconciliation, bank transaction import capabilities, and improved trust accounting features. The reconciliation process in Version 18 has been completely redesigned to have fewer steps and make any discrepancies easier to understand, helping clients reconcile their accounts faster. Further, clients can save time and prevent the possibility of human error by importing transactions from their bank’s website directly into Tabs3 General Ledger and Trust Accounting software. Finally, with the improvements to Tabs3 Trust Accounting, it’s even easier to keep clients’ trust account balances in check.

For more information about Tabs3 and PracticeMaster, visit Tabs3.com.

About Software Technology, Inc.
Software Technology, Inc. (STI), the maker of Tabs3 and PracticeMaster software, has been at the forefront of developing software for law firms for over 35 years. Tabs3 is one of the most widely used legal-specific time and billing products in the United States and has been an industry leader since its introduction in 1979. Tabs3 is designed to seamlessly integrate with PracticeMaster, a leader in practice management software. Among its many features, PracticeMaster provides an easy way for firms to create a firm-wide calendar, search for conflicts of interest, organize case and contact information, and manage email and documents. For more information, call (402) 419-2200, email sales@tabs3.com, or visit Tabs3.com.

About Fujitsu

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is an established leader in the Document Imaging industry, delivering innovative scanning solutions and services that enable our customers to solve critical business productivity issues and streamline operations. Fujitsu provides cutting-edge document capture solutions for business and personal environments, backed by a comprehensive portfolio of service and support programs. For more information about Fujitsu Document Imaging solutions and services, visit http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa or call us at (888)-425-8228.

 

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

By Guest Blogger: Tabs3 Software

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Legal Cloud Computing Association announces new standards for #legaltech vendors, with @goclio.

The Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium of the leading legal cloud computing providers, is releasing its inaugural set of security standards. These draft standards help both legal providers and the growing legal technology sector collaboratively and transparently work together to address cybersecurity concerns and implement best practices for security into their joint operations. LCCA members each commit to using these security standards within their companies and services.

The LCCA guidelines incorporate industry best-practices, data privacy guidance from North American and European governments, and legal-specific requirements recommended by bar associations and courts.  The new draft guidelines set standards for a range of issues related to law firms using cloud computing services, including:

  • Geographic data residency location and disclosure requirements;
  • Encryption and data integrity best practices;
  • Restricting access to cloud-stored data by third parties;
  • Data loss prevention measures; and
  • Terms of Service and other contractual obligations to which each LCCA member commits.

The LCCA guidelines issuance is timely, as legal service providers continue to adopt cloud computing services in ever-increasing numbers. Of the lawyers surveyed in the American Bar Association’s 2015 Legal Technology Survey, currently 31% use cloud-based services to complete law-related tasks.  However, other businesses have been quicker to adopt cloud-based services to enhance their own security. PWC’s Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016 Report found that 69% of non-legal businesses were adopting cloud computing services as part of their cybersecurity initiatives.

Lawyers, law departments, regulators, and the public at large are welcome to read and comment on the standards here: http://www.legalcloudcomputingassociation.org/standards/

All comments will be integrated into the final version of these standards being published in March, during the American Bar Association's TECHSHOW conference.

About the Legal Cloud Computing Association:

Formed in 2010, The Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA) is the collective voice of the leading cloud computing software providers for the legal profession. The LCCA consists of Clio (Themis Solutions, Inc.), DirectLaw, Inc., NetDocuments Inc., Nextpoint, Inc., Onit, Inc., and Rocket Matter, LLC. To find out more about the LCCA, visit http://www.legalcloudcomputingassociation.org/.

By Guest Blogger: Themis Solutions (Clio)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

.@ReadyTalk Creates Desktop Offering to Streamline Audio Conferences

READYTALK CREATES DESKTOP OFFERING TO STREAMLINE AUDIO CONFERENCES

 

New application allows for more acute organizer control, attendee timeliness

 

NEW YORK, February 3, 2016 – From the floor of the Legaltech tradeshow, ReadyTalk, a leading provider of conferencing and webinar services, today announced ReadyTalk Desktop, a new application meant to make audio conferencing even easier for professionals that host and attend a significant number of calls every week.

 

ReadyTalk Desktop pairs with an existing ReadyTalk customer’s conference line and calendar scheduler, but eliminates the need to set reminders, open a browser window or remember dial-in numbers and passcodes. When a conference organizer’s meeting is about to begin, they receive a notification on their computer desktop, make two clicks and start their meeting. Attendees using ReadyTalk Desktop have the same simple process to join.

 

“When you do the math on the amount of time that’s wasted launching and getting all participants into an audio meeting, it’s astonishing,” said Stephen Deckrow, product manager, ReadyTalk. “With ReadyTalk Desktop, we’re aiming to further simplify that process and ultimately make meetings more productive.”

 

The service is free to all existing ReadyTalk customers, but is especially valuable to professionals in the legal, financial and healthcare markets, who tend to have a high volume of audio conference commitments. ReadyTalk conferencing customers can download Desktop today at: https://www.readytalk.com/products-services/integrations/productivity/readytalk-desktop.

 

ReadyTalk Desktop does not have to be adopted by all users at a given company; the decision to use the app is based upon individual preference for how to most easily manage and join conference calls. The application directly calls a leader or attendee wherever they are, on the phone or other prescribed device they’re currently using, to join the conference. It also allows organizers to see who is in a conference, identify who is talking, mute individuals, mute everyone to minimize interruptions, and escalate an audio call by presenting or sharing content via a simultaneous web meeting.

 

“I’ve really benefitted from ReadyTalk Desktop,” said Kent Wilson, director of Assureon Architecture Solutions, Nexsan. “It makes hosting a meeting or joining someone else’s meeting seamless. A reminder of my next call pops up; I click to join. For those of us that often have lots of back-to-back calls, it’s an incredible time-saving tool.”

 

For those attending Legaltech 2016, please stop by booth #1319 to learn more about ReadyTalk products and services.

 

About ReadyTalk

ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that inspire collaboration and enable the Future of Work for today’s increasingly digital and mobile workforce. By combining intuitive, innovative technology with unmatched customer service, ReadyTalk provides a seamless collaboration experience for anyone, across any device, platform or location. Everything you need, anywhere you are, for before, during and after your online event. ReadyTalk is headquartered in Denver, CO and was founded in 2001.

By Guest Blogger: @ReadyTalk

.@tdsglobal, trusted leader in data management services, kicks off 2016 growth with 4 acquisitions

TDS Announces Four Acquisitions to Kick Off 2016

Trusted Data Solutions (TDS), a global leader in data management services, announces four successful acquisitions as it begins 2016 with an aggressive growth strategy for its Tape Restoration, Email Migration, and Voice Logger Retrieval Practice Groups.

Akaibu, a leading email migration software provider, will continue to license its market leading Evolve Software to customers and partners who prefer to execute migrations on their own, while TDS focuses on its fully managed service offerings for complex, large scale, enterprise migration initiatives.

Data Conversion Resource (DCR), a leader in legacy data conversion services since 1997, owner John Svee and his technical team will join TDS’s Global Solutions Group, where they will help drive the development of the next generation of media recovery and restoration technologies.

American Eagle Systems (AES), a leader in data center services and supplies since 1976, will join forces with TDS to integrate some of AES’s professional services into a series of new solutions TDS is bringing to market in 2016, as well as expand AES’s core data center business.

Data Recovery Systems (DRS) founder Steve Morgan will join TDS’s Global Solutions Group as Director of Innovation. Steve and his team will be instrumental in designing the company’s international Restoration Assurance Centers that will be announced in 2016.

“We are very happy to see some of the best technical talents joining our TDS family. With our recent new website launch, 2016 will be an exciting year for TDS,” said Chris Clark, President and CEO of TDS Global Holdings.

By Guest Blogger: Trusted Data Solutions

Opus 2 International released Magnum 6.0, their cloud-based platform for collaboration

Opus 2 International (opus2.com), a worldwide litigation services and software development company, today formally released the sixth generation of its cloud-based platform for collaboration on transcripts, documents, key facts and attorney work product – Opus 2 Magnum. Previously only available as a managed service, Opus 2 Magnum 6.0 includes an optional robust Admin Module, which enables self-service by US law firms that choose to license the SaaS platform enterprise-wide. The new version also includes enhancements to the end-user experience, such as the ability to upload large video files without SFTP and browser timeout issues, customizing exhibit labels, and accelerating mark-up of key issues with the new Recent Tag Recall. 

By Guest Blogger: Opus 2 International

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Legal Workspace Poll Shows Law Firms Lacking in Cybersecurity and HIPAA Compliance Standards

Many law firms lack critical security measures that help ensure HIPAA compliance, according to a new poll from Legal Workspace, a leading provider of cloud-based work environments designed specifically for law firms.

The poll, conducted from November 2015 through January 2016, shows that only 13 percent of the 240 law firms had key technology and processes in place to support HIPAA compliance and provide secure environments. This includes items such as executed business associate agreements, email encryption, keeping and reviewing access logs and intrusion detection systems.

By Guest Blogger: Legal Workspace

LawToolBox Deadline Add-in for Microsoft Outlook 2016

LawToolBox Deadline Add-in for Microsoft Outlook 2016

At LegalTech 2016 LawToolBox is announcing its new
Court Deadline Add-in for Outlook 2016.  This Add-in calculates rules-based court deadlines in all 50 states based on the applicable rules of procedure in state and federal courts. This new add-in expands on its existing apps for Office 365 and Windows, and is part of its continuing focus to help attorneys and legal departments calculate deadlines using products they are already familiar with.

 

In Office 2016, Microsoft has renamed “Apps” for Outlook to “Add-ins” for Outlook.  Currently, in Office 365 and Outlook 2013 “Apps” will only show up in the email app bar; but in Office 2016 an “add-in” can be configured to automatically appear in the Outlook Ribbon or as a “tab” in the top of Outlook, which is a look and feel that traditional Outlook users are familiar with.

 

The new LawToolBox “Add-in” for Office 2016 builds on 5 prior app releases for Office 365 and allows users to calculate deadlines from inside their Outlook Inbox, view deadline reports, and then to share any deadline with users inside or outside their firm.  For example, without having to install any special software or executable file, an attorney or paralegal can share case deadlines with firm members in Outlook, with an expert who uses Google calendar, an insurance adjuster who uses Lotus Notes, or a client who users iCal. 

In addition to calculating and sharing deadlines, LawToolBox has also added some powerful new features, including: (1) when a user receives an email notification on one of their federal matters from PACER the
add-in will read basic matter information from the email and streamline the calculation of new deadlines; and (2)  as you are writing an email legal professionals can pull up deadlines and matter information from any case in LawToolBox and insert them directly in the email you are composing.

 

The new features in the LawToolBox add-in for Office 2016 are part of the company’s continuing mission to build valuable technology for attorneys, and to streamline the automation of important procedures, whether they have a solo practice or are a member of a large law firm.

Visit LawToolBox at
booth 1300
www.lawtoolbox.com/microsoft-outlook-2016

Contact: Carol Lynn Grow

clg@lawtoolbox.com

303 759 3572

By Guest Blogger: LawToolBox.com, Inc.