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Law Technology Today Top 10: July

On the final Tuesday of every month, we will be featuring the top 10 posts of the past month. Below are the articles you read the most during July!

1. “Hidden Twitter Tricks” by Rose Frommelt

“If you’ve been using Twitter for a while, you probably think you have it down. You keep your tweets short and sweet, incorporate a hashtag here and there, keep it interesting and a bit mysterious if there is a link or picture attached—nailed it.

Your tweets are probably doing the job, but maybe it is time to challenge yourself to use Twitter even more efficiently.”

2. “The Digital Answer to the Court Reporting Shortage” by Benjamin Jaffe

“Can you imagine a day when court reporters are not readily available? When you call an agency to schedule a proceeding and they tell you they don’t have an opening for six months? Or when a judge’s schedule is dictated by the availability of a court reporter rather than the number of cases on the docket? When your trial is continued four or five times, not at counsel’s request, but due to a lack of court reporters?

These scenarios are already a reality in some places around the nation.”

3. “Microsoft Teams for Legal Professionals

“Microsoft Teams is a great application, but it isn’t right for every situation. Knowing when to use Teams and when not to use it is step one. Whether Teams is the right application for a particular situation depends on what other software your organization has implemented.”

4. “Microsoft Excel for Legal Professionals

“The best bang for your technology dollar is to learn to use the technology you already own. Since Excel comes with Microsoft Office and most organizations already own it, Excel is a classic example of this. Upon completion of this course, you might wonder why you didn’t start using Excel sooner.”

5. “Sending Messages to Multiple Recipients on LinkedIn” by Allison Shields Johs

“One question I’m often asked is whether you can send messages to multiple recipients through LinkedIn. You can, and there are several methods for doing so.”

6. “NFTs and the Law: What Do I Actually Own?” by Julian Pipolo

“This article does not intend to convince you of the value of NFTs. But it will try and show you how these tokens will have to be fused into an ill-suited legal framework that has to work out what to make of itself.”

7. “Can Police Force You to Unlock Your Cell Phone?” by David Notowitz

“A California judge has ruled that—in certain situations—people have a right to keep the contents of their phones private.

The ruling also prevents police from forcing people to unlock their cellphone using biometric recognition, which includes facial, fingerprint, or iris identification.”

8. “Five Ways Billing Automation Saves Time and Money” by Jared King

“Just getting a legal invoice delivered is a complex process and, if done manually, can mean an inordinate amount of time may be spent just running the business of the firm. This means that more time is spent sending and collecting invoices and less time is spent helping clients.

It doesn’t have to be like this, however. Automating your accounts receivable (A/R) process simplifies a complex system and maintains order and predictability for your billing processes. Automated A/R removes much of the burden of billing and collection, which reduces overhead costs and better serves clients.”

9. “Seven Ways to Ease the Pain of Second Request Responses” by Daniel Bonner

“An inevitable consequence of the rise in M&A activity is the increase we can expect to see in second requests. Second requests—the discovery procedures regulators use to determine whether potential antitrust issues might arise from proposed M&A activity—come with a host of attendant challenges and costs for corporations, their counsel, and legal service providers.”

10. “Track Changes and Redlining: An Expert Roundtable

“We asked our experts how, when, and why they use track changes and redlining features.”

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