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In their Trial Practice column, Robert S. Kelner, Gail S. Kelner and Joshua D. Kelner discuss the meaning and impact of ...
05/20/2019
Google Maps and Other Web Mapping as Litigation Tools

In their Trial Practice column, Robert S. Kelner, Gail S. Kelner and Joshua D. Kelner discuss the meaning and impact of a recent CPLR amendment which makes Internet mapping services like Google Maps a part of a practitioner's arsenal when litigating personal injury matters.

In their Trial Practice column, Robert S. Kelner, Gail S. Kelner and Joshua D. Kelner discuss the meaning and impact of a recent CPLR amendment which makes Internet mapping services like Google Maps a part of a practitioner's arsenal when litigating personal injury matters.

'We're seeing more of a demand for both compliance advice and getting more clients who are served with biometric litigat...
05/20/2019
Seyfarth Launches Biometric Privacy Practice, Citing Litigation, Compliance Risks

'We're seeing more of a demand for both compliance advice and getting more clients who are served with biometric litigation of all kinds,' said practice leader Karla Grossenbacher.

'We're seeing more of a demand for both compliance advice and getting more clients who are served with biometric litigation of all kinds,' said practice leader Karla Grossenbacher.

#CLOC2019 was the largest U.S. conference dedicated to legal ops education and networking in 2019, with more than 2,000 ...
05/20/2019
Scenes From CLOC 2019: Photos Inside the Event

#CLOC2019 was the largest U.S. conference dedicated to legal ops education and networking in 2019, with more than 2,000 registered attendees.

With more than 2,000 registered attendees, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium's Vegas Institute is the largest U.S. conference of its kind. Here's a photo summary of CLOC 2019.

The overflow of emails that make up a company can be a lucrative source of data, painting a detailed and performance-dri...
05/17/2019
Mining Company Emails for Insights: A Beneficial, But Tricky Proposition

The overflow of emails that make up a company can be a lucrative source of data, painting a detailed and performance-driven picture of an organization. But actually finding that data is easier said than done.

The overflow of emails that make up a company can be a lucrative source of data, painting a detailed and performance-driven picture of an organization. But actually finding that data is easier said than done.

Bloomberg Law’s Legal Operations & Technology survey found that just under a quarter of legal offices use AI. But a si...
05/17/2019
Cost and Confusion: Legal Struggles to Understand, Deploy New Technologies

Bloomberg Law’s Legal Operations & Technology survey found that just under a quarter of legal offices use AI. But a similar amount also can't say if they do or not.

Bloomberg Law’s Legal Operations & Technology survey found that just under a quarter of legal offices use AI. But a similar amount also can't say if they do or not.

CLOC's 'A Tale of Two eDiscovery Operating Models' panel examined some of the opportunities that come streamlining e-dis...
05/16/2019
Why E-discovery Savings Is About Department Value for Corporate Legal

CLOC's 'A Tale of Two eDiscovery Operating Models' panel examined some of the opportunities that come streamlining e-discovery and information governance inside corporate legal departments.

CLOC's 'A Tale of Two eDiscovery Operating Models' panel examined some of the opportunities that come streamlining e-discovery and information governance inside corporate legal departments.

As technology and client expectations evolve, so too are the skill sets needed by lawyers. It’s a common adage repeate...
05/16/2019
Legal Tech's Competitive Edge Top of Mind for UK Law Schools

As technology and client expectations evolve, so too are the skill sets needed by lawyers. It’s a common adage repeated by legal educators and legal tech advocates in the U.S., but recently it’s also being heard across the Atlantic.

Universities in England and Wales are steadily coming to the realization that legal tech knowledge is a necessary skill for any aspiring solicitor in the U.K.

With a significant amount of matter data to draw from, negotiating a portfolio pricing deal can be a far less risky and ...
05/16/2019
Big Data May Be Making Portfolio Pricing Easier Than Ever

With a significant amount of matter data to draw from, negotiating a portfolio pricing deal can be a far less risky and arduous endeavor.

With a significant amount of matter data to draw from, negotiating a portfolio pricing deal can be a far less risky and arduous endeavor.

With a significant amount of matter data to draw from, negotiating a portfolio pricing deal can be a far less risky and ...
05/16/2019
Big Data May Be Making Portfolio Pricing Easier Than Ever

With a significant amount of matter data to draw from, negotiating a portfolio pricing deal can be a far less risky and arduous endeavor.

With a significant amount of matter data to draw from, negotiating a portfolio pricing deal can be a far less risky and arduous endeavor.

“Sometimes machine learning is not the right solution,” said Josias Dewey, the innovation partner at Holland & Knigh...
05/15/2019
Legal's Modern Tech Challenge: Learning When Not to Use AI

“Sometimes machine learning is not the right solution,” said Josias Dewey, the innovation partner at Holland & Knight.

Most law firms possess the large data sets needed to feed machine learning, but the time commitment involved means it's not always the right solution.

A panel at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium 2019 institute explored how the data within contracts can help corp...
05/15/2019
Why Contract Data Holds the Key to Legal Operations' Value

A panel at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium 2019 institute explored how the data within contracts can help corporate legal departments bring value to their organization's financial health.

A panel at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium 2019 institute explored how the data within contracts can help corporate legal departments bring value to their organization's financial health.

Legal operations management platform SimpleLegal is Onit's first acquisition and will become a stand-alone subsidiary of...
05/15/2019
On Heels of $200M Investment, Onit Acquires Legal Ops Platform SimpleLegal

Legal operations management platform SimpleLegal is Onit's first acquisition and will become a stand-alone subsidiary of the Houston-based enterprise workflow company.

Legal operations management platform SimpleLegal is Onit's first acquisition and will become a stand-alone subsidiary of the Houston-based enterprise workflow company.

The 3rd annual Study of Effective Legal Spend Management found that legal departments are looking to bring more e-discov...
05/15/2019
In-House Targets External Spend in Push for E-Discovery Efficiency

The 3rd annual Study of Effective Legal Spend Management found that legal departments are looking to bring more e-discovery processes in-house and are eyeing document review and data collection as prime areas to elicit savings from.

The 3rd annual Study of Effective Legal Spend Management found that legal departments are looking to bring more e-discovery processes in-house and are eyeing document review and data collection as prime areas to elicit savings from.

Companies can expect to continue to encounter a similar, steady—if not increasing—steam of phishing attacks specific...
05/14/2019
How Effective Employee Education and Training Combats Phishing Attack Risk

Companies can expect to continue to encounter a similar, steady—if not increasing—steam of phishing attacks specifically targeting business entities for the foreseeable future. As such, now is the time for companies to ramp up their employee phishing education and training regimens.

Companies can expect to continue to encounter a similar, steady—if not increasing—steam of phishing attacks specifically targeting business entities for the foreseeable future. As such, now is the time for companies to ramp up their employee phishing education and training regimens.

The FTC's move to issue orders that include "strong injunctive provisions" comes as the agency jockeys to have a strong ...
05/14/2019
What's Behind the FTC's Push for More Detailed Orders?

The FTC's move to issue orders that include "strong injunctive provisions" comes as the agency jockeys to have a strong voice in national data privacy.

The FTC's move to issue orders that include strong injunctive provisions comes as the agency jockeys to have a strong voice in national data privacy.

Pruitt's advice to young women: "Share experiences that help others with their careers such as your success and failure ...
05/14/2019
Women of Legal Tech: Karen J. Pruitt, Champion of Both E-Discovery and Animal Welfare

Pruitt's advice to young women: "Share experiences that help others with their careers such as your success and failure stories so that others may benefit."

Karen Pruitt, regional sales director at JND Legal Administration, talks being litigation support in the '80s, rescuing animals at the family ranch, and carrying on the legacy of President George H.W. Bush.

The joint venture between LexisNexis and LEAP Legal Software will exist outside the company's ongoing Authorized Hosting...
05/14/2019
LexisNexis, LEAP Enter Joint Venture to Support PC Law, Time Matters Solutions

The joint venture between LexisNexis and LEAP Legal Software will exist outside the company's ongoing Authorized Hosting Program for PCLaw and Time Matters, which allows select cloud providers to host the solutions.

The joint venture between LexisNexis and LEAP Legal Software will exist outside the company's ongoing Authorized Hosting Program for PCLaw and Time Matters, which allows select cloud providers to host the solutions.

Convincing lawyers to clear out 25 years worth of email storage isn’t easy, but it’s also not a bad idea. That pearl...
05/13/2019
New Redgrave Partner: Technical E-discovery Abilities Just Don't Cut It Anymore

Convincing lawyers to clear out 25 years worth of email storage isn’t easy, but it’s also not a bad idea. That pearl of wisdom comes courtesy of Christine Payne, who was announced as the latest partner to join the firm of Redgrave last week.

Christine Payne, who recently joined Redgrave as a partner, discusses what lawyers want to see in the future e-discovery skills and tools. Spoiler: it's more than just IT abilities.

Law firms aren't the only ones providing compliance support. Microsoft unveiled updates to its Compliance Manager that a...
05/13/2019
As Regulatory Pressures Intensify, Microsoft Updates its Compliance Manager

Law firms aren't the only ones providing compliance support. Microsoft unveiled updates to its Compliance Manager that allows users to track how compliant on-premises and non-Microsoft applications are to various regulations.

Law firms aren't the only ones providing compliance support. Microsoft unveiled updates to its Compliance Manager that allows users to track how compliant on-premises and non-Microsoft applications are to various regulations.

LexisNexis CounselLink unveiled a new set of features designed to assist corporate law departments with tracking tasks a...
05/13/2019
LexisNexis Updates CounselLink, With Greater Scrutiny on Outside Counsel Management

LexisNexis CounselLink unveiled a new set of features designed to assist corporate law departments with tracking tasks and take a more metric-driven approach to choosing outside counsel.

LexisNexis CounselLink unveiled a new set of features designed to assist corporate law departments with tracking tasks and take a more metric-driven approach to choosing outside counsel.

Understanding when it's best to use AI is pivotal in demonstrating the value it has for certain workflows. But for the t...
05/10/2019
When Should You Rely on Robots for Document Management? | Legaltech News

Understanding when it's best to use AI is pivotal in demonstrating the value it has for certain workflows. But for the technology to really make a difference, certain variables have to align up just right. http://ow.ly/uOfS30oHnPT #ConnectLive19 iManage

Understanding when it's best to use AI is pivotal in demonstrating the value it has for certain workflows. But for the technology to really make a ...

Q&A: DISCO’s Catherine Casey discusses how the eagerness among investors for legal tech, the ballooning data created b...
05/09/2019
From Big Law to Legal Tech, DISCO's New CINO Sees E-Discovery Renaissance | Legaltech News

Q&A: DISCO’s Catherine Casey discusses how the eagerness among investors for legal tech, the ballooning data created by lawyers’ clients, and a greater need for advanced analytics are ushering in the new chapter in e-discovery. http://ow.ly/a6PX30oGykv DISCO

DISCO's first chief innovation officer says eager investors in legal tech, ballooning data created by lawyers’ clients, and a greater need for adva...

Webcast: Leveraging In-House and Law Firm Technology to Achieve Value and Efficiency. Thursday, June 6, 2019, 2:00 pm ET...
05/08/2019
Leveraging In-House and Law Firm Technology to Achieve Value and Efficiency | Legaltech News

Webcast: Leveraging In-House and Law Firm Technology to Achieve Value and Efficiency. Thursday, June 6, 2019, 2:00 pm ET |11:00 am PT (also available on-demand for all registrants). Cost: Complimentary. Register here » http://ow.ly/PLx430oFIhv

Webcast Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 | In-house counsel are being asked not just to do more with less, but to be better with less. Join this webina...

A major technological barrier to developing viable digital currency is the 'double-spend' problem. In this month's look ...
05/08/2019
Nervous System: Think Cryptocurrency is New? You've Forgotten the '80s | Legaltech News

A major technological barrier to developing viable digital currency is the 'double-spend' problem. In this month's look at the history of cybersecurity, David Kalat examines eCash's answer that far outdates bitcoin. http://ow.ly/pKQQ30oFIbm #innovation

A major technological barrier to developing viable digital currency is the 'double-spend' problem. In this month's look at the history of cybersecu...

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