In February we highlighted Dragon Naturally Speaking’s speech recognition software, Premium Version 11. That version, aimed at lawyers and nonlawyers alike, received rave reviews. Dragon also offers speech recognition software designed especially for lawyers, Dragon Naturally Speaking Legal Version 11. Although Dragon Legal is more expensive, its added features could translate into lower labor overhead for a firm. In this blog post, LTR highlights four advantages Dragon Legal offers to attorneys and law firms.
In today’s App Friday round, Stacey E. Burke, a personal injury lawyer and the social media marketing maven for her law firm, tells Lawyer Tech Review about her favorite apps for BlackBerry and iPad.
The iPad can be used to present documents to a jury. In this blog post, St. Louis personal injury lawyer Spencer E. Farris reviews and compares two iPad trial apps, TrialPad and iAnnotate.
In today’s App Friday round, Michael Reiser, a California-based trial lawyer, tells Lawyer Tech Review about his favorites.
Lighter than a desktop, more convenient than a smart phone, the iPad is the must-have gadget of choice for some lawyers and judges. A recent review of the Apple tablet by a St. Louis trial lawyer as well as an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch highlight some of the ways lawyers and judges are using the iPad to organize a busy practice and boost productivity.
In today’s App Friday round, Gavin Ward, a solicitor and owner of Scotland-based WardblawG Consulting, tells Lawyer Tech Review about his favorites.
Contact Capture is a way to quickly extract contact information from e-mails, websites and electronic documents, including Word and PDF files, and export it into a variety of database applications such as Outlook, Excel and ACT. But is it a timesaver? Read more to learn about one lawyer’s experience using a free trial of Contact Capture to move information into his Outlook address book.
In today’s App Friday round, David Flint, partner in the Technology, Media and Communications Group of the Glasgow, Scotland-based law firm MacRoberts LLP, tells Lawyer Tech Review about his favorite apps such as iDialog, Words with Friends and Priority Pass.
Videoconferencing through the use of Skype has been embraced by teens as a way to stay connected with friends. Grandparents have discovered the merits of Skype as a way to bond with grandchildren. But what about lawyers? Is there a use for Skype at work? Lawyer Tech Review posed that question recently and the answer was a resounding yes. Read more to find out how Skype can be cost effective for the client and boost productivity in the law firm.
In today's App Friday round, Richard Russeth, vice president and general counsel to Denver-based Leprino Foods, tells Lawyer Tech Review about his favorite apps and devices, for both, work and fun.
Although many judges now allow lawyers to discreetly use their phones to check e-mail and text messages, actually talking on the phone or checking voice mail is strongly discouraged or banned outright. For lawyers with hectic practices and numerous court appearances, unchecked voice mails remain a major source of stress. As a result, lawyers are increasingly turning to voice-to-text transcription services as a way to quietly keep on top of urgent messages.