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This bio page is used to publish submissions by contributing writers. We welcome contributions from the legal community and are especially keen for contributions from our customers. Please review previous submissions published here and the “About Us” section to get a sense for what topics work for this blog. All posts must be original content not published elsewhere for at least 30 days. To submit an idea for consideration please email blsssocial@lexisnexis.com.

Legal Technology Key to Compliance Risk Management, According to Survey

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Inside counsel believe technology can improve risk management in meeting their compliance obligations and frequently base their new software purchasing decisions on the dual keys of reliability and security, according to AlixPartners’ fourth annual Litigation and Compliance Practices survey. The survey was conducted of 300 general counsel and compliance officers from companies in North America and Europe with revenues in ... Read More »

2nd Annual E-Discovery Day Celebrates Key Role in Litigation

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On December 1st, legal and IT professionals nationwide participated in “E-Discovery Day 2016,” the second annual celebration of the growing role of eDiscovery in the legal process. The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) delivered a number of informative webinars that provided a look back at the evolution of the eDiscovery industry over the past decade, an in-depth look at ... Read More »

Law Firms Turn to Boutique Providers for eDiscovery Expertise

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It’s common for large law firms to maintain a team of experts in the area of eDiscovery, with some firms even building dedicated practices to assist clients with their eDiscovery challenges. But for small and midsized law firms, it’s difficult to justify the allocation of resources needed to create a full-time, in-house team. For firms of this size, an increasingly ... Read More »

A Blueprint for Legal Department Budgeting and Forecasting – Part 1

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Are you accountable for tracking your legal department’s spend? Are you currently using matter budgets, but don’t feel that you have a good way to predict your organization’s future legal spend accurately? Or, is your legal department maybe one of the approximately 40 percent that don’t do any budgeting at all? If you fall into any one of these groups, ... Read More »

ABA Legal Tech Survey Finds Use of Predictive Coding Still Related to Size of Case

Predictive Coding

The 2016 Legal Technology Survey Report, published by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC), documents a common misconception in the legal industry that technology assisted review software tools are only useful in large cases. “There is a myth in our industry that predictive coding and other smart review tools are only useful and cost-effective in large-scale commercial ... Read More »

Boston Housing Authority Legal Team Adds Efficiency without Cost

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How does a team of eight attorneys and just five support staff manage a legal caseload serving 26,000 people in 70 developments and 12,600 public housing units across Boston, Massachusetts? One might assume the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) would require a goliath sized legal team to manage its constantly growing legal caseload, however the opposite is the true for the ... Read More »

“Issue Spotting” for Law Firms: Using eDiscovery Tech in Government Investigations

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Providers of eDiscovery services to law firms need to be technically proficient, adept at using software, cost-conscious and focused on quality, among other things. But according to one leading eDiscovery firm, there is another ingredient that is sometimes overlooked. “Our view is that eDiscovery is not a technical issue, it’s a legal issue with a technical solution,” said Dana Conneally, ... Read More »

Demo PCLaw or Time Matters for a Chance to Win an Amazon Echo or Other Great Prizes

Demo PCLaw or Time Matters for a Chance to Win an Amazon Echo or Other Great Prizes

It’s that time of year again … we can almost smell the turkey roasting in the oven and the apple pie bubbling over with delight, which can only mean one thing, Thanksgiving is coming! While most of us are getting ready to enjoy, arguably, America’s most anticipated meal, the impending Thanksgiving holiday also means the season of giving is upon ... Read More »

Data Security Audits: Start with the Resources Under Your Roof

Data Security Audits

Perhaps no topic has attracted as much attention – and angst – in the legal profession this year than data security. One strategy that many corporate clients are employing to try to minimize their risk profile in working with outside law firms and their third-party information service providers is to require them to undergo intensive data security audits. Earlier this ... Read More »

5 Ways Government Agencies Can Automate FOIA Compliance

5 Ways Government Agencies Can Automate FOIA Compliance

Complying with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is an important way that our government agencies serve our democracy, but the fact is that complying with these mandates is incredibly time-consuming and expensive. A 2016 report from the U.S. Department of Justice found that the 100 agencies subject to FOIA transparency requirements received more than 713,168 requests in 2015 while ... Read More »