The AALL Gateway has details and contact info for the blogger meetup to be held on Monday, July 10 in St. Louis at Kitchen K at 1000 Washington Avenue starting at 5:00. As if we need any more reasons to get bloggers together in St. Louis, the event was inspired by the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting being held in St. Louis.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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Thanks to the very nice people at Caselogistix, I’ll be speaking at the LegalTech Westcoast 2006 show on the afternoon of June 5 about electronic discovery trends and predictions. The panel for this presentation consists of me, so you’ll get a lot of my favorite ideas, for better or worse. I guarantee I’ll give you plenty of things to think about.
This presentation will be an update of the presentation I gave back in January at LegalTech New York that was one of my best-received presentations, so I’m excited to get to give it again. There will be changes from the earlier version. In fact, quite a bit is changing in the world of electronic discovery these days.
If you are attending the show, it’d be great if you would attend my session and say hello. I’ll be around the show as well and don’t have much in the way of specific plans. If there’s a group of bloggers who might like to get together, let me know and we can get the word out. Otherwise, I’ll probably focus on seeing what’s going on with vendors these days.
After LegalTech, I’ll give two presentations at the always great Missouri Solo and Small Firm Conference – one on email management and information overload (and the role of blogs) and the other on inexpensive technology choices for litigators (where I’ll get the chance to co-present with my friend Bob Wiss from CaseSoft).
Then . . . I looked at my calendar and saw that I have no other presentations scheduled for the near future. Of course, that means that I should be reminding you that this is a GREAT time to schedule me to speak for your group or event. However, I must admit that it’s nice to have a little break from speaking this summer.
In any event, I hope to see you in Los Angeles or Missouri next week. Be sure to say hello if you see me.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
Learn more about electronic discovery at Dennis Kennedy’s Electronic Discovery Resources page.
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Zane Safrit, CEO of Conference Calls Unlimited, has put together some special offers for readers of DennisKennedy.Blog and I’m offering them to you as another blog reader appreciation gift (like the recent X1 offer).
I met Zane at the original LexThink event and saw him again at the LexThink Lounge event. He also recorded my first podcast when he interviewed me last year. I’m a regular reader of Zane’s blog and I always enjoy talking with him and hearing about his insights.
I’m always on conference calls lately where someone conferences people in and asks, “Is everyone still on?” Or people apologize in advance in case they drop someone while trying to conference someone in.
The conference call services at Conference Calls Unlimited just plain work. It’s a pleasure to use the service.
If you are considering a conference call service, or reevaluating an existing one, take a look at the offers from Conference Calls Unlimited for readers of this blog. Thanks again for reading my blog.
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The nice people at X1 have graciously agreed to provide up to 50 of the readers of my blog with a free license to the X1 Desktop Search tool ($75 regular price). The downloads are my way of saying “thank you” to the readers of this blog.
There is no software that will improve your daily life as a computer user more than a desktop search tool like X1. I use X1 to search both my local hard drives and, most importantly, as the fast, effective search tool that I’ve always wished that Microsoft Outlook would have had. I can tell you that Microsoft Outlook seems like a completely different program once you use X1 a desktop search tool for searching your email.
How often do you have trouble finding a file or wish that you could find all of the documents that contain a certain word or phrase. Now you can do that. It’s fast and it works very, very well — across your entire desktop as well as your enterprise network.
There will be a limited number of these licenses available. Simply click on the link here and you can download your copy. When the licenses run out, you won’t be able to download a copy. So, if the last time we did a promotion like this is any example, you will want to act quickly.
Thank you again for reading my blog. A special thank you to Gregg Coapman and Ann Kuo of X1 for making this happen.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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I’m always looking for ways to demystify and make easier the RSS subscription process. Marshall Kirkpatrick’s recent post on FeedPass (read the comments, too) got me interested in exploring FeedPass.
Part of what FeedPass does is to create a handy subscription page that is designed to make it easier for people to learn about your RSS feed and subscribe to it.
If you are a new reader of my blog or have been thinking about subscribing to the RSS feed, please take a look at the subscription page and let me know whether you think it makes it easy for your to understand RSS and subscribe to the feed.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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I’ve always liked to try new ideas on my blog that might benefit my audience. Here’s the latest one.
I was contacted recently by the nice people at “Accept by Phone” about their merchant credit card accounts built with attorneys who bill for their time in mind.
They offered and now actually agreed to do something special for my blog audience for the next 4 days (through March 25).
“Accept by Phone” is one of those ideas that works just like it sounds. You can process payments from a client quickly by dialing a toll-free number, entering your client’s credit card number through an automated system, and then authorizing and processing the payment, all in a few seconds.
The pertinent facts: The system supports Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover cards. Payments will automatically transfer from your Accept by Phone merchant account to your own bank account in about 24-72 hours.
So, what are the advantages, you might be wondering, as I did. It only costs $5.00 a month and 3.95% per sale. There are no equipment leases (that’s an important feature) or other add-on fees, and you can cancel at any time without penalty. Hey, they even include free sales slips.
It’s simple and it might be a good way for you to eliminate the hassles of dealing with bad checks, late payments and accounts receivable – and it could also help some of your clients to pay their legal fees. And you can accept payments from anywhere.
That’s the idea of Accept by Phone. I liked what they told me about the service and said that I’d be happy to publicize the service if they would do a special promotion for readers of my blog. I’m getting no commission. We’re trying this as a blog marketing experiment.
They agreed, and here is the special offer:

Normally, it’s $99.00 to apply for an account. For the next four days, that application fee is waived if you use the codes below. Think of it as a $99 reader appreciation gift.
To take advantage of this offer and bypass the $99.00 fee to apply, you must click on the “Special Offer Login” link on http://www.accept-by-phone.com/attorneys.html (or go directly to http://www.accept-by-phone.com/spec_offer.html. Study the service carefully and see if it makes sense for you and your needs. I’m happy to bring the offer to you, but you’ll need to do your own due diligence.
Then use the following user name and password to apply to receive the application fee waiver.
Username: techlaw
Password: abp7

If you have been considering accepting credit card payments, then be sure to take a good look at what Accept By Phone is offering.
This special offer will only be available until 11:59 PM, Saturday (March 25).
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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As I’ve mentioned, my friends at Caselogistix are bringing me to LegalTech NY next week to speak about trends and predictions in electronic discovery. I hope to see you there. I did a run-through of the presentation today and was pleased with how it is turning out.
As I’ve learned more about Caselogistix, I’ve become intrigued about how this tool fits into the whole litigation management / electronic discovery field. If your practice concentrates in these areas, you’ll definitely want to do some research to see if it fits your specific needs. I like their tagline: “Litigation software so easy to use, lawyers actually use it.”
As part of a new experiment on this blog for 2006, I’m trying out an affiliate marketing link on this blog that is designed to produce a small commission for purchases of Caselogistix use the affiliate link. Essentially, I’ll be doing with Caselogistix exactly what I do with book links through the Amazon Associates program.
You would be correct if you assume that I get a lot of requests to mention products on my blog or put links in the Legal Technology Central Section of my website. I’m looking at affiliate marketing arrangements as a reasonable economic approach to handling those requests. I’m interested in your feedback on that approach.
So, I encourage you to learn more about Caselogistix by using this link:

[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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I’m so pleased to welcome DiscoveryResources.org, the premier electronic discovery resource center on the Internet, as a new sponsor of DennisKennedy.Blog. In addition, Fios, a leading electronic discovery service provider, will be sponsoring the Legal Technology Central section of my website, which I am now in the process of updating and adding resources and new pages.
Please take a look at what’s going on at DiscoveryResources.org and Fios by clicking on the sponsor banners when you see them.
I’m so pleased to see legal technology vendors seeing the potential of using blogs as a way to reach their target audiences and am pleased to be associated with an innovative and forward-looking company like Fios.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]

As I mentioned here, the nice people at X1 are providing fifty licenses for the X1 Desktop Search tool for readers of this blog who email me with a request for the URL for the download. My rough estimate is that there are around fifteen of them left, so if you would like one be sure to email me (denniskennedyblog @ gmail.com) with your request for the down load URl soon. I appreciate it when you include comments about this blog with your request. As any blogger will tell you, it’s fascinating to see who reads your blog.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www/denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
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The nice people at X1 have graciously agreed to provide up to 50 of the readers of my blog with a free license to the X1 Desktop Search tool ($75 regular price). I wanted to used this offer as a way to say thank you to readers of my blog.
There’s been no category of software hotter in 2005 than the desktop search category. X1 is one of the leaders in the category. The tool will let you swiftly search files and email as if you have a search engine for your hard drive. I can tell you that Microsoft Outlook seems like a completely different program once you use a desktop search tool for searching your email.
All you need to do is to be one of the first 50 people to email me (preferably at denniskennedyblog @ gmail.com) with a request for the URL you’ll need for the download and I’ll get you the info you need. The URL has a built-in counter that will cut things off at 50 or at an expiration date in January, so I’ll simply ask you to download one copy only. Once the 50 downloads happen, the offer will end. If you’d like to pass along some comments or suggestions about my blog, I encourage you to do so.
By the way, although I am, of course, interested in sponsor inquiries, I’m also happy to talk to vendors about doing promotions like this one that provide benefits to readers of this blog (without requiring any more effort from me than this one does) or other discount / affiliate marketing arrangements.
[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]
This post brought to you by Dennis Kennedy’s legal technology consulting services, featuring RSS and blogging consulting, technology audit, strategic planning and technology committee coaching packages especially for medium-sized law firms (15 – 100 lawyers) and corporate legal departments. More information on the “Second Pair of Eyes” packages for legal technology audits and strategic planning may be found here (PDF).