Monthly archives: January, 2009

Collaboration Through Wikis at Hicks Morley

Heather Colman explains how wikis were an ideal KM solution for her law firm. Quick and easy to set up, requiring little IT support, wikis support central data repositories and provide features including search capabilities, email, RSS, and also allow users to create a taxonomy of subject tags to classify information.

Subjects: Case Management, Information Architecture, Information Management, Information Mapping, KM, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Technology, Technology Trends, Wiki

Art of Written Persuasion: Part IV – What Makes a Good Problem-Solving Model?

Following up on his commentary about how problem-solving models can help lawyers (and law students) to solve legal problems systematically and to communicate legal solutions persuasively in writing, Troy Simpson discusses what makes a good problem-solving model.

Subjects: Columns, Courts & Technology, Legal Profession, Writing Skills

Burney’s Legal Tech Reviews: A Review of the 8GB SanDisk Cruzer Micro

Brett Burney returns with a review of the well designed, low cost, high capacity SanDisk Cruzer Micro, which includes U3 technology that turns the flash drive into a portable computing environment.

Subjects: Burney's Legal Tech Reviews, Gadgets

FOIA Facts: New FOIA Provisions Take Effect

Scott A. Hodes discusses two sections (Section 6 and 7) of the OPEN Government Act of 2007 that just went into effect, and the problems that will be encountered by requesters trying to use them to their advantage.

Subjects: Freedom of Information

Metadata – What Is It and What Are My Ethical Duties?

Jim Calloway explains why every lawyer needs to understand a few basic things about metadata. He contends that the legal ethics implications of metadata “mining” are no longer just of interest to the lawyers processing electronic discovery, or the ethics mavens.

Subjects: Case Management, E-Discovery, Law Firm Security, Legal Ethics, Legal Technology
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