Category «Legal Profession»

Getting Educated at LegalTech New York 2010

Conrad J. Jacoby provides an overview of the New York LegalTech show and conference, long one of the preeminent opportunities to catch a glimpse of the future of legal technology. Conrad highlights how the conference provides a surprisingly accurate snapshot of litigation support, electronic discovery, and even the health of the legal industry as a whole.

Subjects: Case Management, E-Discovery, Information Management, Legal Profession, Legal Technology

Law Firms Now Outsourcers?

With the recent announcement that UK law firm Eversheds will launch its own outsourcing business, Ron Friedmann addresses the question of what exactly is law firm outsourcing, and how does it differ from where lawyers are located.

Subjects: Features, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Ethics, Outsourcing

Using Technology To Estimate, Control And Manage Litigation Document Review Budgets

Conrad J. Jacoby details approaches and exercises that contribute to a successful process for calculating – and staying within – a realistic budget for a litigation or regulatory document review.

Subjects: Accounting, Case Management, E-Discovery, Features

The Art of Written Persuasion: Part V – Improve Your Vocabulary, Improve Your Success

Troy Simpson returns with this fifth article in the series, and investigates the link between having a good vocabulary [lawyers have a speaking acquaintance with around 23,000 words] and being a persuasive lawyer.

Subjects: Columns, Communication Skills, Legal Profession

Are Law Firms Ready for Transparency?

Attorney and KM expert V. Mary Abraham provides details on how one law firm has found a way to create real transparency in its dealings with clients via an extranet, and whether this process may start a trend.

Subjects: Case Management, Extranets, Features, Information Management, Internet Trends, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Profession, Technology Trends

E-Discovery Update: Revisiting ESI Agreements and Court Orders

Conrad J. Jacoby focuses on the new requirement that litigants must meet early in a dispute to discuss the scope of discovery work to reach agreement on how best to proceed with the discovery of potentially relevant electronically stored information (“ESI”). What happens, though, when fundamental assumptions used to reach agreement at that early stage in the case turn out to be incorrect?

Subjects: Case Management, E-Discovery, Legal Profession, Legal Technology

Ahead of the Curve: In 2009, Your Lawyers Are Your Best Knowledge Management Resource

Gretta Rusanow outlines her recommendations on why this year presents an excellent opportunity to work on those long-desired collections of models, best practice documents, sample clauses and know how files.

Subjects: Ahead of the Curve, Case Management, Information Architecture, KM, Wiki

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

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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