This was another rich week for excellent content from the LPM-o-sphere. Here are a few that are really worth checking out:
David Sparks of MacSparky shared a really intriguing app perfect for folks who set aside content to read later but never have the time to actually read it. Voice Dream (iOS only) can grab articles from Evernote, Dropbox, Instapaper, etc., and reads them aloud so you can listen while driving, exercising, and so forth.
LinkedIn users with complete profiles are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn, according to Allison Shields (and she oughtta know, she and Dennis Kennedy wrote a book on it). Allison explains how to complete your profile on her Legal Ease blog.
How much are you paying for your firm website, all in? Karin Conroy shares a quick rundown of which website fees you should and should not pay for on Lawyerist.
Jim Dedman of the excellent Abnormal Use blog (which I am always tempted to call “Abby-something“) wrote an article on how to probe Facebook friendships in the context of litigation.
Sending an unencrypted email is akin to sending a postcard, says Catherine Sanders Reach. Her article on the Canadian online legal magazine, Slaw, details three easy email encryption tools for lawyers to explore, as well as a brief history of the subject since it was treated by the ABA in 1999.
Law Technology Today posted a great podcast on taking a fresh look at the “paperless office.” Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk through the history of the paperless office and offer some new insights on how to get there. 36 minutes.
Fastcase continues to roll out new research tools to make it easier to find the cases you want. Now they have combined their graphical approach to showing the most-cited cases (which they call the “interactive timeline”) with their tool that highlighted important cases that didn’t make it into your search results (called, “forecite”). No confirmation yet from Fastcase CEO Ed Walters if they will use my suggested name for the new feature: intertimeforeactiveciteline.
Straight out of the Jetsons, Google is rolling out a new feature that allows users to search Google for customized, personal information. Instead of searching on your airline flight number, you will be able to ask Google “is my flight on time?” Users of the incredible Google Now app (free for both Android and iOS) are already accustomed to this, but soon it will be available to everyone right through the search box.
Last but not least, Attorney at Work featured a terrific step by step guide (courtesy of Mike Ramsey of Nifty Marketing) for harnessing the power of online reviews for your firm.