As it has almost every year since 2011, the legal technology newsletter TechnoLawyer has published its picks for the top products of the year.

Winners are picked through “passive” voting, based on the number of reader click-throughs on articles published during the year about new products.

“When you and your fellow TechnoLawyer subscribers click for more details about a product after reading the article, you passively cast a vote,” publisher Neil J. Squillante explains.

Winner of the top product award this year is TrialLine, which is software for creating timelines for litigation and other legal uses.

“With virtual hearings on the rise, TrialLine stands to make further gains as timelines work even better when everyone can see them on their own computer screen instead of squinting at a projected image or poster board in a courtroom,” Squillante says of the product.

Other winners this year:

  • Zola Suite, the practice management platform that Squillante says “might be the most fully formed product to ever launch in the legal market.”
  • Word LX, a document creation add-in for Microsoft Word that Squillante says can save time and ensure consistency across a firm’s documents.
  • Tracers, for searching public records, which Squillante likes for its ability to find all public records associated with a person of interest.
  • CourtLink, the LexisNexis product for searching court records, which Squillante says is “one of the pillars of the Lexis Advance platform.”
  • Lawyaw, cloud-based document assembly software, whose no-code interface “makes document automation more accessible to law firms than legacy products,” Squillante says.
  • Zola CRM, a CRM product that can be used on its own or as an add-on to Zola Suite. Squillante says its functionality is on par with Salesforce, but designed for legal.
  • Panoramic, a legal workflow management product from Thomson Reuters that, Squillante says, “makes you feel like it’s 2030.”
  • Actionstep Express, a cloud practice management system whose “ready-to-go” interface “seems clairvoyant in retrospect,” Squillante says.
  • PCLaw Go, a native mobile app for PCLaw users, which Squillante says, “delivers what PCLaw users have wanted for years — a real native app.”

You can find much more detail about the picks and the original articles on which the selections were based at TechnoLawyer.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.