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Abacus is great software. But even great software needs great alternatives. Hopefully these five Abacus alternatives give you an idea of what’s available in the world of law practice management and legal document management software. Any solutions I should have included? Let me know in the comments!
Check out these five Abacus alternatives for helping automate your law practice.
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It happened to Oren Jacob, former Chief Technical Officer of Pixar, while working on Toy Story 2. Jacob’s colleague Larry Cutler was looking through a directory of 40 files, searching for a fix for Woody’s hat. “He looked again and it had four files.” An erroneous command meant the movie was disappearing off of the company’s servers. “I grabbed the phone…’unplug the machine!’”
How to tell whether your business needs file management or document management software.
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The 4 Must-Attend Legal Technology Conferences for Solo Lawyers and Small Firms 
Here are the four legal technology conferences solo lawyers and small firms cannot miss.
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Read how Clerk Can’t became Clark Kent, the “lawyer whose clients loved him”! https://legaltrek.com/blog/2016/01/legal-infographic/
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Food for thought:
Law firms need to figure out their policies on these three key questions, according to legal tech columnist Jeff Bennion.
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Hi Nicole, as a business with a number of legal clients in the UK, we find your posts informative and interesting. Thanks!
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Here are some useful apps for digital dictation:
Lawyering is, in many ways, about writing. Sure, you're not Faulkner, but plenty of attorneys spend their days tapping away at the keyboard, composing motions, answering emails, drafting contracts. But you can give the typing a break every now and...
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One more state weighs in:
More than 20 jurisdictions have issued opinions and all have concluded that it is ethical for lawyers to use web-based software in their law practices.
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You know you need to be using software to save time and increase accuracy and efficiency. But while a rainmaker sees opportunities, others in your firm will see challenges. The goal is to get your executives to spend money on legal software that will automate the boring parts of your job so you can get more done and have more fun.

Here are the three steps to get the C-suite on board with buying law practice software.
Here’s how to sell legal software to the C-suite in three steps. Capterra helps businesses find and compare software.
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Apple’s Legal Response in Less Than 300 Words #AppleVsFBI

On February 25, 2016, Apple filed its Motion to Vacate the Court Order requiring it to assist the government. Here is a summary of Apple’s legal arguments in its Motion to Vacate in less than 300 words:
On February 25, 2016, Apple filed its Motion to Vacate the Court Order requiring it to assist the government. Here is a summary of Apple’s *legal arguments* in its Motion to Vacate in less th…
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From massive investments to doubling marketplaces, the legal software world is blowing up right now. It’s like the legal industry is waking up to the fact that it’s lagging behind other industries in automation and innovation. Decreasing demand and pressure from clients to “do more with less” are pushing legal tech further than ever. In this environment, technical competence is becoming an important part of being a good lawyer.
Here are 18 current legal tech stats to quantify what’s happening in legal tech right now.
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Last year I predicted the top legal tech trends in 2015 would be savvy, sales, and safety.

So what do lawyers need to know about 2016 legal technology trends? To find out, I reached out to three legal technology experts. They share awards, books, and accomplishments in expanding awareness of and competence in legal technology.

They told me what they predict will change in legal tech over the coming year, as well as what lawyers should know and do about it. F
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On the ethics of lawyers using cloud computing:
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This is a great discussion of cloud computing use in law firms:
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Here are some apps to consider downloading: 
The best new apps for lawyers, released on iOS, Android and Windows Phone, in June 2015!
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Thinking of going paperless? Here's how to get started:
Here are some great tips to help you move your law firm to a paperless office:
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Cloud Computing & Social Media – A Lawyer's Guide to Regulatory & Ethical Obligations

See more at: https://www.moorelegaltechnology.co.uk/cloud-computing-social-media-lawyers-guide.html#sthash.TH1Pr1Qb.dpuf
Cloud Computing & Social Media Marketing in Legal Services – Maria Javed's Dissertation: A Practitioner's Guide to Regulatory & Ethical Obligations
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Good question. The answer is changing as technology improves:
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Some useful tips:
There are lots of options to streamline the process and ensure that you always have access to important information no matter what device you're using.
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