Reviews

We review law practice technology like practice management software, document scanners, timekeeping and billing software, mobile apps, and laptops, and anything else that might be useful to lawyers.

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CosmoLex Law Practice Management Software

CosmoLex is the new kid on the block in case management software. Can it can stand up to its entrenched competition?

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MerusCase Law Practice Management Software

MerusCase may be a good option for California personal-injury and workers-compensation lawyers, but its lack of mobile access, opacity on pricing, and dated user interface mean there are many better options.

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Rocket Matter Law Practice Management Software

From signing up to backing up your data to pricing info, this is what you need to know about Rocket Matter.

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Ntrepid Timestream Interactive Timeline Software Review

Timestream is a good start on a useful product, but still has a number of issues to resolve. It is a work-in-progress, and not quite yet ready for prime-time.

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Brydge+ with Speakers Bluetooth iPad Keyboard Review

The Brydge+ with Speakers is a full-size, all-aluminum Bluetooth keyboard that basically turns your iPad into a small laptop.

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TrialPad 4.0: Trial Presentation Made Easy

TrialPad is an outstanding addition to anyone’s trial arsenal. It simply and elegantly duplicates the most-used trial presentation features at far less cost than the competition.

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The Best Computer Monitor Setup for Lawyers

Lawyers spend much of our time staring at a computer monitor. While you can run Microsoft Word and whatever else you use to manage your practice on a five-year-old laptop (at least), a fuzzy picture, poor contrast, and limited adjustment will ruin your eyesight and contort your spine. Get a good monitor, and set it up properly.

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LexisNexis Firm Manager Law Practice Management Software

After a rocky start, LexisNexis completely redesigned Firm Manager with the help of a customer advisory board and input from hundreds of practicing lawyers. Here is everything you need to know about the new, improved, and redesigned Firm Manager.

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Transporter Private Cloud File Storage & Sync: the User Guide

The Transporter is a "personal cloud" that claims to be a Dropbox alternative for lawyers. If you don't want to pay a subscription fee for a cloud-based service, or you are re-thinking the cloud, but you still want to be able to access your documents from any device and collaborate with clients and colleagues while staying in control of your data, the Transporter might be for you.

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Ergotron WorkFit-A Platinum Sit-Stand Workstation

The Ergotron WorkFit-A Platinum is a solid, good-looking sit-stand workstation that works great if you have a sturdy desk to attach it to.

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MyCase Law Practice Management Software

Here’s what you need to know about MyCase, from getting started to using the mobile apps with your clients.

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Clio Law Practice Management Software

Clio practice management software information and review.

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NeatConnect Cloud Scanner Review

The NeatConnect is an excellent document scanner for heavy cloud users, and a pretty good scanner for everyone else, too.

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Brother Compact Document Scanners (ADS-1000w and ADS-1500w) Review

The Brother ADS-1000w and ADS-1500w are good scanners with a few flaws, and they would be a smart buy for budget-minded mobile lawyers.

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Xero Accounting for Law Firms

If you are in the market for accounting software, and would like something that is better than QuickBooks in several ways, worse in several others, and a bit better overall, then I recommend Xero.