Thursday, April 28, 2011

Latest speech technologies boost your productivity

New app designed specifically for Apple products and for full integration with Philips’ SpeechExec Enterprise suite


Atlanta, GA – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced it will begin offering a recording application for iPhones and iPads. Philips Recorder for iPhone and iPad turns the smartphone or tablet computer into a wireless digital dictation recorder and works seamlessly with the SpeechExec Enterprise suite – allowing users to record, edit and send dictation files directly from the mobile device.

By Guest Blogger: Philips Speech Processing

Upside Software develops and markets Contract Management (CLM) software and related solutions.

Upside Software develops and markets Contract Management software and related solutions to customers around the world (also known as Commitment Management or Contract Lifecycle Management software). Its software addresses business requirements across industries and geographies, offering multi-language and multi-currency support. Solutions are typically deployed within 3-4 months for an enterprise-wide implementation, or within 30 days for a smaller scale implementation, and ROI is often delivered in less than six months. Upside Software also provides an affordable and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) solution – UpsideLive – making deployment and ROI faster than ever and having clients up and running in 1 day and at a cost of about $150/month for up to 3 users.


Upside Software is a leader and an innovator (constantly rated #1 amongst leading industry analysts as well as industry associations), delivering its award-winning solutions globally through its head office in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The company has zero debt, is profitable and has experienced consistent revenue and profit growth year over year.


Upside Software is one of the only profitable providers in the enterprise contract & commitment management market and also consistently wins about 8 out of every 10 deals that originate through a structured sourcing process (i.e. RFP, RFI, etc.). In addition, Upside Software has the most number of customers in the market and also has the most proven global deployments.


Upside Software’s innovative solutions stem from product ideas that were conceived by its President and CEO, Ashif Mawji, who realized the value of Contract & Commitment Lifecycle Management software in 1998 and commenced research and development activities at that time.


In 2000, the formation of Upside Software Inc. allowed the company to focus on a series of products aimed at helping organizations of all kinds, in public and private sectors, achieve operational efficiencies in their Billing, Sourcing & Procurement, and Contract & Commitment Lifecycle Management.


Upside Software has won large enterprise deals worldwide and is proud that its software is used in virtually every country around the world, in all major languages (including Asian character sets) and handling all major currencies. Upside Software has customers in virtually every industry, including: Health Care, Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail, Banking, Public Sector, High Tech, Telecommunications, Higher Education, Transportation, Aerospace, Media & Entertainment, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and much more.


The company is ranked as a leader in Contract Lifecycle Management software globally by most major analysts. It has won various industry awards and has gained recognition at national and international levels. Upside Software’s staff enjoy a fun, nurturing, profitable, challenging and innovative work environment.
By Guest Blogger: Upside Software Inc

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Masters Conference Launches Masters Series for Legal Professionals

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 27, 2011- The Masters Conference, an advanced legal educational experience, today announced the date and location of the first Masters Series for Legal Professionals event, which will be held June 1st, 2011, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Chicago. The event, entitled “Strategies for Spanning the E-Discovery Divide” will feature thought-leading speakers from across the industry and will focus on the challenges and developments in e-discovery, data protection, records management and more.

The event, designed specifically for litigation support professionals and attorneys from law firms and corporate legal departments, is free to attend, though in keeping with the Masters Conference format, space is limited. The educational event will offer CLE credit as well.

The Masters Series for Legal Professionals will offer two educational tracks that will be presented by corporate and law firm thought leaders. The first track covers the 7th Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, records management, e-discovery preparedness and international e-discovery. The second will cover organizational data protection, social media and cost-effective e-discovery management for smaller companies.

The Masters Conference provides practical, CLE education for lawyers and data-oriented professionals that is delivered with front-line experience. Masters Conference content is developed by an advisory cabinet of industry thought leaders. Attendees will gain practical knowledge, presented by peers, on current issues that can be applied immediately to everyday practice.

The Masters Series for Legal Professionals takes place in Chicago at the Mid-America Club on June 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To register online for the Chicago Masters Series for Legal Professionals event, visit For sponsorship information, contact

About Masters Conference
Since 2006, the Masters Conference has brought together experts and leading professionals from law firms, corporations and the bench to discuss strategies, practices and resources for managing the information lifecycle. The Masters Conference is an intimate forum where legal industry professionals can share, collaborate and obtain master knowledge of the most relevant topics in the legal industry today. By limiting attendance, the Masters Conference is meant to be an exclusive opportunity to learn and network with the top legal professionals in the industry without battling large crowds and an overwhelming vendor hall. The Masters Conference offers other educational events, including its Masters Series for Legal Professionals, in various cities and via webinar. For additional information on the Masters Conference, please visit

Media Contact:

Masters Conference
Marilyn Gladden
Global Client Relations Director

ABA TECHSHOW's "Effective Preparation for Rule 26(f) Conference" Session a Great Eye-opener

Amy Juers, founder and CEO of Edge Legal Marketing ( and national director of marketing and PR of Women in eDiscovery, had the pleasure to sit in on a session at the ABA TECHSHOW ( just the other week. Presenters included Craig Ball, David Chaumette and Honorable David Waxse and the session title was “Effective Preparation for Rule 26(f) Conference.” Under the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the meet and confer conference is more critical than ever. This panel focused on the critical information you need to effectively prepare for the conference, the information you need to share with your opponent and the court, and effective methods for negotiating forms of production.

Craig brought a bit of nostalgia back for some as his opening slide stated “e-discovery is people = soylent green is people” and the audience got a good chuckle out of that! David’s thought on an effective “meet and confer” was that the parties must ask the right questions. David was able to bring a lot of practical advice to the table which was welcomed by the audience. Hon. Waxse stated the purpose of Rule 26(f) is that it should resolve disputes in a just, speedy and inexpensive manner. He also said it exists to help parties cooperate better. Craig offered practical examples and steps to a successful meet and confer and said that if not now, but soon, lawyers will be asked in a meet and confer what their clients are doing to preserve electronically stored information. Craig then said, if you haven’t dealt with ESI, it is only a matter of time. The three panelists talked about different difficult situations of productions and production methods, especially when it came to dynamic sources or technology such as proprietary databases, Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. There is often data behind the data, or hidden data, that you can’t see in a TIFF production. It is important to consider special handing of these types of data, and how to address them in a meet and confer. The overriding conclusion of the panel was about education and how, as an attorney, young or old, do you keep up with technology.


Around this time of the presentation, panelists were discussing how lawyers don’t always ask the right questions which can lead to missing information or having to go back and rework production forms and production sets. There is a lot being missed or done incorrectly (or even as malpractice as Craig said) when it comes to the meet and confer process…they were painting a picture of gloom and doom, and then Wasxe said…

“You know, let me add one hopeful thing, I got a chance to review a new software product that’s patent-pending and is not out yet, but it is going to try and set up a structure for the Rule 26(f) conference because everybody says it is a process, not a one-time thing, and the idea of this structure they’re setting up will be simply that by following the steps and the structure and filling out the information and having the conversations that are required, it will get all of these things done that are now not being done. I am actually kind of anxious for them to get it developed because I think there are a lot of lawyers that need that kind of help in getting through these discussions.”

With that statement, there were no further question and the panel was closed. This session was a great eye-opener for many in the room and it will be good to continue to watch the industry come to terms with 26 (f) and success.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Press Release- "Take A Depo....Plant A Tree" More Than 30,000 Trees Planted and Counting!

Barkley Court Reporters Funds Planting of 30,000th Tree on Earth Day 2011


Environmentally responsible court reporting firm plants one native tree for every deposition taken and paperless transcript purchased by a client anywhere in the world



Los Angeles – April 21, 2011 – In honor of Earth Day 2011, Barkley Court Reporters, a privately owned court reporting firm that serves clients from 18 offices worldwide, will tomorrow fund the planting of the 30,000th tree since the launching of its unique corporate partnership with American Forests.

In 2007, after Barkley earned the distinction of being the nation’s first and only court reporting firm to be government-certified as a Green Business, the firm launched an innovative environmental initiative in the document-intensive litigation services industry. Barkley partners with American Forests’ “Global ReLeaf” program to fund the planting of one native tree in a forest restoration project for every deposition taken and paperless transcript purchased by a Barkley client anywhere in the world.

“We’ve made a serious financial commitment over the past three years to help reduce the carbon footprint of our industry, and we’re delighted to announce the funding of our 30,000th native tree on Earth Day 2011,” said Pat Barkley, founder of Barkley Court Reporters.

            Barkley has been at the forefront of the “green business” movement for many years and was the first court reporting company to be certified by a government agency (the City of San Francisco) for making a positive contribution to the environmental well-being of a city.

“By underwriting reforestation projects worldwide every time we are hired to take a deposition and asked to provide a paperless transcript, we enlist our valued clients in an important project to preserve natural resources and better protect our environment from the destructive impact of deforestation,” said Mason Farmani, chief executive officer and managing partner of Barkley Court Reporters. “We are committed to being socially responsible in everything we do as a company and to being a leader in our industry.”

In addition to its innovative reforestation program, the firm has also created financial incentives for its law firm clients to go paperless for depositions and avoid printing the lengthy transcripts in hard copy. Moreover, Barkley conducts CLE seminars to educate litigators about the environmental implications of how they do business and to promote paperless depositions as a green alternative.

            “On those occasions when our clients require a printed deposition transcript – as well as for all other printing needs throughout all Barkley offices – we use 50% post-consumer content paper, which also conserves a tremendous amount of energy and natural resources,” explained Farmani.

            Barkley’s funding of the 30,000th tree planting since the inception of the firm’s partnership with American Forests was made in conjunction with the 41st annual worldwide Earth Day celebration. In recognition of the power of millions of individual actions, Earth Day 2011 will be organized on April 22, 2011, around the theme of “A Billion Acts of Green” personal, organizational and corporate pledges to live and act sustainably. Earth Day organizers hope that A Billion Acts of Green will become the largest environmental service campaign in the world, with a goal of registering one billion actions in advance of the Earth Summit in Rio in 2012.

            For more information about Barkley’s “green business” credentials and the firm’s partnership with American Forests, please go to, contact Tim Mertes at 800.222.1231, or email

About Barkley Court Reporters

Serving attorneys, law firms, corporate counsel, and the entertainment industry, Barkley Court Reporters ( is one of the nation’s oldest and largest independent court reporting firms. Barkley has nine offices on the West Coast, five in New York, as well as an office in Chicago and Las Vegas. Additionally, it has a European office in Paris and an Asian office in Hong Kong. With a network affiliation of similar owner/operator organizations throughout the U.S. and the world, Barkley is the expert at providing deposition and transcript services globally using the highest-skilled and most committed court reporters. Barkley also offers videography, video conferencing, video synchronization, Internet streaming, remote secure access to documents, electronic repositories, and trial technology services.

By Guest Blogger: Barkley Court Reporters

White paper discusses why lawyers volunteer & how firms can encourage pro bono

A recent study from LexisNexis  and Pro Bono Net ( indicates that pro bono work is heavily ingrained in the legal profession, and is driven primarily by a sense of personal commitment on the part of lawyers. Almost eight out of ten (79 percent) of the more than 200 attorneys surveyed (from both large and small firms) use their skills to make a positive impact in the world. The survey found that those undertaking pro bono work are motivated by personal fulfillment goals and a dedication to issues important to them and their communities. Lawyers not volunteering their services often are interested in pro bono work, yet constrained by time and billing expectations.  The white paper discusses how this data can be used by firms and corporations to encourage attorneys to do more pro bono work.

By Guest Blogger: Pro Bono Net

The Edge Room Consolidates News from ABA TECHSHOW 2011 Exhibitors

Minneapolis, MN – April 26, 2011 – Edge Legal Marketing, a Minneapolis-based marketing and public relations firm serving the needs of companies targeting the legal market, reported that The Edge Room™ (, a virtual press room for the ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, averaged more than two files uploaded per exhibitor, exceeding usage of last year’s event. ABA TECHSHOW, presented by the ABA Law Practice Management Section New York, is the American Bar Association’s largest legal technology and education trade show that attracts lawyers from around the world.

The ABA Law Practice Management Section is a professional membership organization providing resources for lawyers and other legal professionals in the core areas of the business of practicing law—marketing, management, technology and finance—through its award-winning magazine Law Practice, Law Practice Today webzine, educational CLE programs, website and publishing division. For more than 30 years, LPM has established itself as a leader within the profession by producing ABA TECHSHOW, the best legal technology conference in the Midwest.

“The Edge Room provides an efficient means for media to gather information for exhibitor interviews, future articles and blog postings,” said Amy Juers, founder and CEO of Edge Legal Marketing. The Edge Room brings exhibitors and media together in a paperless press room, which ensures the most current exhibitor information is readily available and keyword searchable. “We look forward to continuing to offer innovative services like The Edge Room for years to come,” continued Juers.

Exhibitors are given free access to The Edge Room, a virtual press room, where they update their company profile, enter company contact information for members of the media, and upload files including press releases, white papers, company brochures, company logos, product flyers and more. Legal industry writers, editors, bloggers, and thought-leaders are given access to the exhibitors’ information and are able to download files to pre-plan their booth visits, schedule vendor interviews, and plan their editorial coverage of the event. Exhibitors also have the option of increasing their industry presence by using The Edge Room’s free social media function when uploading files, electing to allow their announcements to be uploaded to blog ( and Twitter ( sites.

To learn more about The Edge Room, visit

About Edge Legal Marketing

Edge Legal Marketing ( delivers marketing and public relations expertise to service, software and hardware providers targeting the legal market. They help B2B businesses market and sell their products and services to corporate legal departments, law firms, federal and state courts and legal associations. Edge Legal Marketing services include strategic planning, marketing and e-marketing action plans, alliance building, Web site development, market research, public relations and advertising (concept and media plans).

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Carolyn Depko; Director of Media Relations; Edge Legal Marketing; 732-533-5491;

Monday, April 11, 2011

Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 7.1 Integrates with NetDocuments

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN), a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions and the provider of PDF Converter Professional for Microsoft Windows, today announced that Nuance PDF Converter™ Enterprise has added another connector to its growing portfolio of supported document management systems and is now fully integrated with NetDocuments, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) document management service provider.

By Guest Blogger: Nuance Communications

Friday, April 8, 2011

Courtroom Connect

Courtroom Connect creates technology solutions for legal and financial professionals, with a primary focus on remote participation in legal events. Courtroom Connect offers two main services: Courtroom View Network and Remote Counsel. Courtroom View Network is a leading news provider delivering unmatched video coverage of the most compelling civil litigation in the country. Remote Counsel products leverage technology and partnerships to bring attorneys and other professionals remote, live access to their events: depositions, trials, hearings, jury research, and more. Founded in 2001, Courtroom Connect is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with offices in New York and California.


Remote Counsel, a service of Courtroom Connect, leverages technology and partnerships to give attorneys and other professionals remote, live access to events: depositions, trials, hearings, jury research, and more. With Remote Counsel products, attorneys can receive live text and video streams from anywhere – including the courtroom. And through Remote Counsel Network, attorneys and their support staff can actively participate in video conferences anywhere in the world in rooms designed for legal events, such as depositions, arbitrations, and interviews.


Courtroom View Network, a service of Courtroom Connect, is a leading news provider delivering unmatched coverage of the most compelling civil litigation in the country. Since 2004, CVN has streamed live gavel-to-gavel video coverage of hundreds of high-stakes legal events from inside the courtroom.  CVN’s front row view is used by attorneys, judges, law students, and other legal and financial professionals every day for news, live viewing, trial preparation, legal training, and competitive advantage.

By Guest Blogger: Courtroom Connect

HoudiniESQ 1.8 to be unveiled at the ABA TechShow in Chicago

Cary, NC April 8th, 2011

LogicBit Corp to unveil HoudiniESQ 1.8 Legal Practice Management Suite at the ABA TechShow in Chicago.


HoudiniESQ is a web-based legal practice management suite that can be run on-premise or in the Cloud.


Earning a reputation as an innovator and an emerging leader in law practice management software, LogicBit Corp. announced tight integration between its Practice Management Suite HoudiniESQ and Intuit QuickBooks. 

With this plugin you can effortlessly post Invoices, Expenses, Credit Memos, Payments, Trust Deposits and Fees Earned to QuickBooks. HoudiniESQ does all the heavy lifting. No complex setup in QuickBooks is required. HoudiniESQ will create or use all the appropriate accounts, journal entries and item list as you work. No need to perform duplicate data entry. No need to export and import data into QuickBooks every month. Data moves between HoudiniESQ and QuickBooks effortlessly. If the Client, Matter/Job, or Trust accounts don't exist HoudiniESQ will create the required entries in QuickBooks for you. It doesn't get any better than this.


Our plugins offer the tightest most complete integration of any web-based product in the market. All our HoudiniESQ Plugins work with SaaS accounts and On-premise versions Practice, Elite, Solo and are free.

HoudiniESQ 1.8 has many benefits and new features.


HoudiniESQ tightly integrates with MS Word, Excel and Outlook. The Microsoft Office product suite is entrenched in today's legal practices and an important part of a law firm's workflow. HoudiniESQ integrates natively with Microsoft Office. Law Firms can continue to use Outlook, Word and Excel while seamlessly saving important client/matter information and recording their time as they work in HoudiniESQ. These plugins do not require a third party product of any kind and install right into the MS Word, Excel and Outlook ribbons. MS Word and Excel documents can be created, edited and managed in their native applications as usual, linking documents to a Matter is effortless. Staff can optionally record the time spent composing or editing these documents. Documents are full text indexed and immediately appear under the document tab of the selected matter in HoudiniESQ. Staff members can create document merge templates in MS Word and save them as templates in HoudiniESQ. These templates can then be used to generate final documents from within Word or the HoudiniESQ interface with just a click while maintaining all formatting.



MS Outlook is fully supported and will automatically bi-directionally synchronize Outlook email, contacts and calendar events with HoudiniESQ. Linking Email to its associated Matter has never been easier. Email and attachments are full text indexed and appear under the Email and Document tabs of the selected Matter immediately in HoudiniESQ. Staff members can even bill for the time spent reading and composing email. When items in outlook are linked to a Matter the HoudiniESQ plugin creates an associated Matter folder in Outlook for easy management of matter related correspondence from within Outlook. Merge templates can be created in MS Outlook effortlessly and are available both from within Outlook and the HoudiniESQ interface.


Getting things done. HoudiniESQ 1.8 now sports a wonderful new feature called GTD My Day. With this new feature staff are aware of everything that is on their plate for the day. Staff members can place items for review onto anthers GTD screen where the recipient can review then bill for the time. For example, Jane receives a Email from a client. Jane can flag it so it will appear on John's GTD screen. John is alerted that he has an item he needs to review. With a click John can view the email and bill for the time or optionally re-assign the item to someone else to review. As John works items on his GTD screen are removed. When all items have been removed he is assured that he accomplished all that was required for the day and nothing has fallen between the cracks.


LiveDoc: Staff members can use Microsoft Word files as merge templates in HoudiniESQ. With the LiveDoc feature in HoudiniESQ these templates become forms within the HoudiniESQ interface. Staff members design documents in Word and save them as templates in HoudiniESQ. Staff members can then use the LiveDoc feature in HoudiniESQ to complete these MS Word files from within HoudiniESQ. Use MS Word to design a template and check it into HoudiniESQ. Whenever a staff member needs a document for a case they simply select it from the matter's document tab, fill out the remaining fields and presto you have a completed final Word file full text indexed and linked to the matter.


Customization: This release has greatly enhanced user customization.


Staff can now create and share custom views and ad-hoc reports.

Client Access: Law Practices and their clients can now communicate securely without the need of insecure email. Clients and council can keep track of their own to-do's, communicate with legal staff, be alerted to important notices, upload and view documents and invoices. All from within a secure environment. HoudiniESQ Client Access permits the law firm to grant access by contact, matter, and document type providing fine grain control of what is viewable, for how long and by whom. There is no cost for Client Access and no limit to the number of clients who can take advantage of this new feature. HoudiniESQ Client Access provides law firms with a competitive edge in today's market place.


Along with the many new features in HoudiniESQ 1.8 are many improvements. Improved Billing, invoicing and batch time entry. Improved form customization, integrated email client, document and email merge templates, template drafts and improved dashboards throughout.


HoudiniESQ 1.8 has a deployment option for just about every law firm and is accessible via any modern web browser, smart phone, smart pad, MS word, MS Excel and MS Outlook. HoudiniESQ can be installed On-premise and is also available as a SaaS option in LogicBit's state-of-the-art datacenter. HoudiniESQ is available free as a on-premise version for solo practitioners.


About LogicBit Corp.
Founded by the Architect of the award winning Time Matters World Server, LogicBit Corp. is located in Research Triangle Park North Carolina.
LogicBit's primary focus is the development of web-based practice management software for the legal industry.

For additional information on HoudiniESQ visit

Visit Booth 613 at ABA TECHSHOW

By Guest Blogger: HoudiniESQ LOGICBit Corporation

Dialawg: Dead Serious Cloud Collaboration Made Dead Simple.

Dialawg |ˈdīəˌläg; -ˌlôg|

noun: A secure conversation, accessible from anywhere, where parties may exchange messages, share files, and collaborate on documents.


Unlike with traditional email and many other “cloud” services, whenever your critical data is moved or stored in our world-class private network, Dialawg® has it covered.*


- 128-bit SSL connection encryption

- 256-bit AES file encryption

- Storage within U.S. SAS 70 Type II center

- Double password options

- Spam-free, verified user accounts

- Self-destruct timers, edit messages until read

- Delivery confirmation with full audit reports

- Verified by TrustGuard and Thawte

- Addresses HIPAA/HITECH Standards

* See for more details.


With access from Outlook®, iPhone®, Mac® or PC, itʼs never been easier to collaborate securely.

- Keep your email address and existing office hardware/software

- Integrated web-based “vault” for all of your Dialawgs®

- File sizes up to 1 GB each, with drag-and-drop access via D-Drive(tm)

- Quickly compare multiple versions of Word® documents with TextFlow(tm)

- Personalize your Dialawg presence on the web with FrontDesk(tm)

- Build forms to collect information and view activity in the Report Center

- Read and synchronize messages with Outlook® and iPhone®, and other IMAP clients

- Never worry about digital security keys or VPN maintenance

- No new email addresses to remember, or hardware or software to install


New collaboration features and pricing structure coming Q2, 2011.  Please visit us at TechShow in Booth 603!

By Guest Blogger: Dialawg, LLC

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Disconnect from Tech

Every summer blockbuster movie seems to have the same line of dialog. Usually, an invention of some sort spins out of control and is about to cause global destruction, and a scientist exclaims, "We spent all those years asking if we could do it. Maybe we should be asking if we should do it."

We're changing. Get used to it. The Internet is changing both our society and our biology. In Disconnect from Tech, Rocket Matter CEO and co-founder Larry Port discusses the current state of our relationship with the internet and related technologies. The article explores the lure of all things internet and some of the ramifications of overuse and abuse. Some of the topics addressed include distracted drivers using their wireless phones and PDA's, internet overuse and addiction and where to turn for assessment and help.


To access this article, please visit:

By Guest Blogger: Rocket Matter, LLC

Save Money in the Cloud with Rocket Matter

Rocket Matter is a web-based practice management time & billing solution designed exclusively for the legal community. With Rocket Matter, you can reduce your operational concerns, increase your billable time, and get the freedom you need to concentrate on the practice of law. Use Rocket Matter to consolidate and organize your firm’s calendar, billing and document management functions into one easy to use application. Access Rocket Matter from anywhere you have an internet connection. This brochure outlines some of the features and benefits of our award-winning software.

By Guest Blogger: Rocket Matter, LLC

If it has a blinking light on a network, CCC Technologies designs, implements, and manages it.

CCC Technologies designs, implements, and supports application-rich presence networks and contact centers for businesses of all sizes nationwide. Our evolution and focus on technology has allowed us to keep pace with the bleeding edge of innovation, ensuring our customers remain competitive and benefit from operational efficiencies.

We recognize the importance of choosing a dependable partner for the security and support of your most mission-critical applications. For more than 25 years, CCC Technologies is proud to be one of the top solution providers in the country. In order to deliver unparalleled service, CCC has invested not only in best-of-breed infrastructure, but also in our Associates, as shown by our extensive field experience and industry recognized certifications.

As a convergence company with a combined experience history of over 300 years with respect to voice, data, video, applications, and services, CCC offers different levels of service and consulting to meet your specific needs. This means that you have the vast knowledge and expertise of our entire team at your fingertips helping you to increase productivity, efficiency, and customer satisfaction. Our sales, engineering, and support Associates have the industry certifications and training to ensure seamless solution integration and unmatched support for day two and beyond. In addition, our advanced monitoring and remote diagnostic capabilities enable CCC to respond to potential service issues or alarms immediately, often remotely and without the need for customer notification or interaction.

By Guest Blogger: CCC Technologies, Inc.

Earn CLE Credits the Rocket Matter Way

With RocketCLE, users can purchase and view entertaining and high-quality CLE courses over the internet at any time of the day. Our content focuses on legal ethics and Rocket Matter’s core message of improved productivity and law firm efficiency. Rocket Matter CLE is an easy to use, affordable, convenient way to earn credits. This brochure outlines some of the many engaging CLE topics our programs cover.

By Guest Blogger: Rocket Matter, LLC

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

ShareFile's Enterprise Sync: The Benefits of Desktop Sync, For the Entire Office!

Released in January, ShareFile Desktop Sync quickly became the most popular feature available in the Power Tools line. Like all of the Power Tools, Desktop Sync was designed to better integrate the ShareFile web-based service with processes that our clients already utilize on a daily basis for faster and more streamlined file transfer. With Desktop Sync, local folders can be designated to synchronize with folders located on your ShareFile account, allowing files and folders to be managed through an Explorer or Finder screen. Sync jobs are created and managed though a user-friendly interface, and the development of the tool has been part of a broad effort to offer solutions that are compatible across operating systems. Desktop Sync boasts the ability to run on Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

By Guest Blogger: ShareFile

Sign up for a free litigation spend anlysis at the ABA TechShow in Chicago.

Free Litigation Spend Analysis by BlueStar

By Guest Blogger: BlueStar Case Solutions, Inc.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Legal Profession Lags Behind Other Industries in Offering An Online Experience for Its Clients.

DirectLaw, Inc., a web-based virtual law firm platform that enables law firms to deliver online legal services, has concluded based on its own market research, that solos and small law firms are lagging behind other industries, such as travel, banking, and financial services, in providing a true, online legal services experience for their clients. The American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center also confirms that only 52.2% of solo practitioners even have a web site.

DirectLaw’s market research indicates that less than one (1) percent of solos and small practitioners have “client portals” which satisfy the American Bar Association’s eLawyering Task Force definition of what it means to be a “virtual law firm.”  The eLawyering Task Force of the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association defines a “virtual law firm” as a law firm that has a secure “client portal” where the client can sign in with a user name and password and work with their attorney securely in a digital environment.

eLawyering expert Richard Granat, CEO of DirectLaw, commented that, “Many lawyers think they are “virtual lawyers” because they use e-mail and don’t see their clients face to face. This is not the case.  The next generation of clients who have been raised on Facebook, MySpace, the iPhone and iPad will expect to deal with their lawyers online in the same way they book their travel online, relate to their friends online, network online, and do their banking online. If you don’t have a web site you can’t offer legal services online. If you don’t have a web site you can’t build an online brand. If you can’t build an online brand – no one knows you exist on the Internet.”

Despite the fact that the legal profession needs to play catch-up, an online poll carried out by YouGov* on behalf of Epoq UK, the UK affiliate of DirectLaw, Inc., reveals that nearly half (47%) of consumers would be more likely to choose a law firm that offered the convenience of online access to legal services and documents over one that had no online service capability.  Fifty-six percent (56%) said they expected good law firms to give customers the ability to use their services online in the next couple of years.

By Guest Blogger: DirectLaw, Inc.