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Legal Tech Webinars and Events for March by LexisNexis

The Happy Lawyers Webinar + 5 More in September

March brings madness for NCAA basketball fans, relief from the cold with the first day of spring and of course a bit of luck from the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.

March also brings us to our monthly legal tech roundup of webinars and events this month for large law, small law and corporate counsel.  In addition, we’ve added a superb white paper and an analyst report for corporate legal that inside counsel won’t want to miss.  The white paper is the last item on this list.

Legal Tech Webinars in March

1. Corporate Counsel: LexisNexis CounselLink Advanced Reporting

As part of the “Feature Friday” series for existing customers, this webinar will review the  advanced reporting capabilities in the CounselLink platform and offer helpful tips that allow users to more effectively: create advanced reports, set up filters, turn a grid report into a graph and set up selectors for interactive dashboards.  Finally, this webinar will demonstrate how to setup a grid report as a subscription

  • When: Mar 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Online, register here
  • Cost: Complimentary for existing customers
  • Presenter: Daniel Brichacek, CounselLink Report Engineer

Also see: LexisNexis CounselLink Standard Reports: Where to begin?

2. Case Analysis:  How to Filter and Search in CaseMap

During this webinar, you will learn about the award-winning LexisNexis CaseMap software’s filtering capabilities to cull data before generating reports or running a production. We will also show you how to quickly search your data set to locate relevant spreadsheet records, linked files and annotation notes. Learn the different methods to search such as Basic Searching, Advanced Full-Text Searching and Context Searching.

Also see: 5 Things to Know About the New CaseMap Version 12.1

3. Small Law eDiscovery:  Tips and Tricks for the Concordance Desktop Application

The Concordance Desktop application is an eDiscovery, litigation document management, and litigation support tool. Concordance makes it easy to identify, organize and analyze case-critical information so that you can collaborate and share—across your organization or around the world. During this webinar, you will learn best practices for running a production: organizing your output, exporting load files and creating your deliverable. You will also learn ways to perform quality control with your production set, which provides more flexibility for teams.

  • When: March 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  ET
  • Where: Online, register here
  • Cost: Complimentary for customers
  • Presenter: Terry Leang, Litigation Sr. Sales Solution Architect at LexisNexis

Also see: 5 New Benefits in Concordance Desktop for Small Law Firms 

4.  Big Data: Using Analytics & Visualizations to Gain Better Insight into Your Data

Big Data plays a big role in litigation for many law firms and organizations. Having the ability to cull down your data earlier in the litigation cycle enables your firm or organization to work more efficiently and competitively. Technology is increasingly playing a key role in helping firms and organizations effectively identify and manage the data most important to your litigation. This session will discuss the emerging trends around analytics in eDiscovery, and how your firm or organization can implement best practices to ensure the highest quality results at a lower cost than traditional document reviews. [Note:  this webinar is hosted by EDRM and sponsored by LexisNexis Litigation Solutions.

  • When: March 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Online, register here
  • Cost: Complimentary for customers
  • Presenters: 

Also see: eDiscovery Panel Foresees Legal Analytics Revolution 

5. P&C Insurance: Claims and Litigation Department AFA Survey Results

With corporate claims and law departments under increasing pressure to manage costs and prove their worth to their organizations, Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs) are becoming a key tool in helping lower costs, increase predictability and manage matters. This webinar will cover the AFAs that P&C claims departments use most frequently; which AFAs they consider the most effective for managing cost; and what are the challenges and benefits of implementing AFAs How compliance to AFAs is managed.

  • When: March 29, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Online, register here
  • Cost: Complimentary with registration
  • Presenter: Dan Ruderman, CounselLink Strategic Services Account Executive

Also see: Litigation Costs Study:  How P&C Shops are Keeping a Lid and Insurance: Legal and Claims Rate Metrics with Most Value

6. Past Due Notices: PCLaw® Feature Friday Webinar

Past Due notices provide a statement of account to send as a reminder to clients who have previously been billed and still have invoices outstanding. During this webinar, we will explore the options available for sending out past due notices in the PCLaw practice management software.

Also see: Law Firms that Discount have more Past Due Clients

7. Prepping for Tax Season: Juris® Feature Friday Webinar

Tax season is just around the corner–are you prepared? During this webinar you will learn ways export reports and get the data for your taxes in the Juris software prepared, including: Search GL reports and learn how to find the anomalies in accounts and what source types are system generated; review ways to export in the Juris Core and Juris Suite to get more uniform data; tag data in JE entry with the document column for easier finding.

Also see: 6 Practice Tips from Law Firm Management Experts

8. Linking Accounting Software: Time Matters® Feature Friday Webinar           

During this webinar, you will learn how to link the Time Matters software to the QuickBooks software for your billing and accounting needs. You will also learn how to use the Billing Matters application in conjunction with the QuickBooks software to give you better control of your trust money and meet your accounting needs.

  • When: Mar 11, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Where: Online, register here
  • Cost: Complimentary for customers with an existing AMP
  • Presenter: Duane Cary, trainer at LexisNexis

Also see: Sage Small Law Firm Accounting Advice from an Expert

Upcoming Legal Tech Events 

a) Corporate Legal: Change the Discussion form Commercial Cost to Legal Outcomes and How Does Your Legal Department Measure Up

The Research Triangle Area Chapter of the ACC presents a session on how law departments can optimize operational performance by improving productivity and efficiency, controlling spend, maximizing resource allocation, making informed decisions faster, and increasing collaboration with outside counsel. This session (non-CLE) will illustrate how the department can focus on four key dimensions (technology, analytics, process maturity, and people) to deliver the biggest returns and thereby move even closer to best-practice territory.

  • When: March 9, 2016 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: An Cuisines, 2800 Renaissance Park Place Cary, NC
  • Presenter: Kris Satkunas, CounselLink Director of Strategic Consulting
  • Cost: No cost for students, law school faculty and staff, RTAC-ACC members and their non-lawyer colleagues, and ACC-eligible non-members
  • Registration: Please RSVP via email to tortac@acc.com

Also see: 7 Ways to Prove the Value of the Legal Department

b) Large Law:  Accelerate 2016 Business Development Summit

The LexisNexis Accelerate 2016 Business Development Summit, by the InterAction team, will feature leading experts in law firm business development.  Topics covered include: how to prove the ROI of your marketing and BD efforts; how your firm stacks up vs. others; providing the content clients are craving, and optimizing your firm’s client experience throughout the relationship; measurable, sustainable BD processes.

Also see: LexisNexis InterAction Announces Law Firm Business Development Summit

c) Happy Lawyers: ABA TECHSHOW 2016

Estimates forecast that upwards of 1,800 lawyers and legal pros will gather at the annual ABA TECHSHOW Conference and EXPO.  LexisNexis will be presenting exhibiting in booth #208 sponsoring or presenting sessions as well.  Stop by the booth to see a number of the products for practice management or litigation – and a chance for some pretty cool giveaways including a “Happy Lawyers” t-shirt like the one you see above.  We’ll have some coverage from the show here on this blog and here’s a link to stories published from previous shows.

  • When: March 16-19, 2016
  • Where: Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL
  • LexisNexis Booth: 208
  • Schedule | Register | Blog

Also see:  2015 in Review: LexisNexis Legal Software and Tech Updates

d) Litigation: Chief Litigation Officer Summit

The Chief Litigation Officer Summit is the premium forum for bringing leading in-house litigation counsel across the nation together with service providers. As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the Summit offers a unique forum for service providers to interact with heads of litigation from the country’s leading organizations in an intimate environment.

Also see: How to Achieve Up to 99 Percent Accuracy When Predicting Legal Expenses

e) Corporate Legal: 2016 CounselLink Annual Customer Conference

Network, learn and discover at the acclaimed annual conference for CounselLink customers. Attendees will have a chance to network and trade notes with peers, earn CLE credits and see a preview of what’s next for the CounselLink Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) product.  This year’s keynote speaker is Timothy B. Corcoran who is presenting on the Corporate Legal Maturity Model.

Also see a summary of last year’s keynote address by D. Casey Flaherty: Legal Fee Lessons Corporate Legal can take from Henry Ford

New Legal Tech White Paper and Analyst Report

We have one new white paper to add at the present time:

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About Frank Strong

Frank Strong
Frank Strong is the communications director for the LexisNexis software division located on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh. In this capacity, he leads communications efforts in support of software products for law practice and law department management and also litigation tools – across large law, small law and corporate counsel segments. With more than 15 years of experience in the high-tech sector, Strong previously served as director of public relations for Vocus, which developed marketing, PR and media monitoring software. He has held multiple roles both in-house with corporations, ranging from startups to global organizations, and has also endured the rigors of billable hours, having completed gigs at PR firms including the top 10 global firm Hill & Knowlton. A veteran of two year-long deployments, Strong has concurrently served in uniform in reserve components of the military for more than 20 years, initially as an enlisted Marine and later as an infantry officer in the Army National Guard. Strong holds a BA in Film and TV production from Worcester State University, an M.A. in Public Communication from American University, and an M.B.A. from Marymount University. He is a PADI-certified Master Scuba Diver and holds a USPA "B" skydiving license.
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