Category «Technology Trends»

Law Library Lessons in Vendor Relations from the UC/Elsevier Split

Academic Law Library Director Jamie J. Baker discusses the requirements for scholarly research journal content in the context of the global push-back against publisher pricing increases that are beyond the acceptable thresholds of organizational funding and budgets.

Subjects: Information Management, Law Library Management, Legal Research, Reference Resources, Technology Trends

Nothing Artificial About It: How Law Firms (Really) Use AI in Practice

Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase, talks about how the new age of law firm innovation is changing legal services by moving from anecdotal to data-driven insights and thus providing better-informed guidance for clients. Walters also identifies the value of analytics to manage and mitigate risk, which he points out is almost always more cost effective than litigating the effects after the fact. Most importantly, Walters highlights not only how law firms are using AI, but that they are also building their own tools to deliver new types of services as well.

Subjects: AI, Legal Marketing, Legal Technology, Technology Trends

Using Google Maps costs more than you think.

Jason Voiovich’s article focuses on a subject of recent attention by Congress, privacy groups and journalists, both in the U.S. and abroad. Tech Giants distribute services and applications that are free, but nevertheless track and monitor your mobile activities – collecting, aggregating and monetizing information about many facets of your daily life. In this case, Voiovich discusses Google Maps with the understanding that his evaluation is applicable to many other services and companies – all of whom are providing you with their “services” at no “cost” until such time as you understand the price you are really paying to use them.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Internet Trends, Internet Use Policies, KM, Mobile Tech, Privacy, Search Engines, Technology Trends

Making a difference with data driven decision-making

Amanda L. Brown, Esq., Legal Technology Consultant, Louisiana Legal Aid Navigator Project, Louisiana Bar Foundation – shares her experience on how using technology is an effective way to bridge the justice gap, and supports this position by demonstrating how data-driven decisions are used to help shine a light on where the needs are to ensure that efforts are then appropriately channeled from the start.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Economy, Financial System, Government Resources, KM, Management, Technology Trends

Blockchain Challenges

V. Mary Abraham shares her notes from the new Blockchain in Government conference, part of the KMWorld 2018 Conference, that was held November 7-8, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The program speaker was Marcus Ralphs, CEO, ByzGen Ltd. who shared his real-world challenges, both technical and organizational, as well as tips for others starting to use distributed ledger technology.

Subjects: Blockchain, Cybersecurity, KM, Technology Trends

Text Analysis Systems Mine Workplace Emails to Measure Staff Sentiments

Giving the processes of observation, analysis and change at the enterprise level a modern spin, is a fascinating new article in the September 2018 issue of The Atlantic, titled What Your Boss Could Learn by Reading the Whole Company’s Emails, by Frank Partnoy. Alan Rothmam summarizes and annotates this article that raises timely and significant issues around privacy, data mining and organizational management. Rothman concludes his review by posing important questions concerning the impact of text analysis data on executive training and development and on employee performance.

Subjects: AI, Data Mining, Email, Employment Law, KM, Privacy, Technology Trends

Exploring the global LegalTech ecosystem

Fueled by a combination of mushrooming LegalTech startups, an increasing interest from corporate legal departments, law firms looking into LegalTech strategies and most importantly, the legal media, LegalTech has come in the legal industry’s mainstream consciousness. Headline grabbing articles like “Machines are going to replace lawyers” or “Robo-lawyers are here to take your jobs” have become du jour. As an industry analyst, Eric Chin goes beyond the buzz to explore the state of the global LegalTech market by gauging size, funding and corporate activities across different jurisdictions.

Subjects: KM, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Technology, Technology Trends

Three TextExpander Snippets You Should Be Using to Save Time Immediately

Brett Burney recommends and demonstrates an application from which we can all benefit: Text Expander – its saves you time immediately because it can type for you. And not only does TextExpander save you time, but it’ll also make you a better typist because it’s 100 percent accurate every single time. No typos or misspellings.

Subjects: Email, Information Management, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 5 2018

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health/medical, to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways our privacy and security is diminished, often without our situational awareness.

Subjects: Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media, Technology Trends

Popular Face-to-Face Conferencing Software

Brandon Wright Adler reviews free and fee based meeting/conferencing software that meets the requirements to support effective communications with team and/or group members in disparate locations.

Subjects: Conferencing Software, Legal Research Training, Presentation Software, Technology Trends
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