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Contributing Writer
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.

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 »

Streamlining Technology Procurement for Government Agencies

Streamlining Technology Procurement for Government Agencies

On October 24th, the General Services Administration (GSA) released its “Making It Easier to do Business with the Government Report,” summarizing accomplishments by the program last year and goals for next year. As reported by Federal Times, “the GSA’s plan to streamline acquisition is about to find its second gear.” At the federal, state and local levels, government agencies are ... Read More »

Data Security Audits: 4 Ways We Can Work Together

Data Security Audits

Data security audits can be onerous and burdensome, but they’re a necessity of business practice — particularly in the legal industry, where confidential documents reside on virtually every desktop, laptop and notebook. To help law firms understand their responsibilities, LexisNexis recently partnered with Lewis Brisbois to host a CLE panel event in Los Angeles: “How to Interpret and Meaningfully Comply ... Read More »

Data Security Audits: The Benefits of “Co-Education”

Data Security Audits

We’ve been publishing a series of posts tied to the importance of data security audits at law firms and some of the key things that firms need to understand about their responsibilities. In previous articles (click here and here), we shared some of the overarching trends in data security audits and explored the art of interpreting data security audits. This ... Read More »