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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.

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 »

4 Valuable Reports in Case Preparation

4 Valuable Reports in Case Preparation

Whether you’re talking about litigation, real estate, insurance or any other professional service industry, there is nothing terribly exciting about creating reports. They can be onerous to build, a pain to produce and boring to study. But the fact is that few things can improve efficiency and strategic management more than a well-crafted, insightful and user-friendly report. On a recent ... Read More »

How Law Firms Can Recapture Those Lost Discovery Fees

How Law Firms Can Recapture Those Lost Discovery Fees

Historically, law firms were able to generate significant revenue from the time-intensive work their attorneys were required to do throughout the entire discovery process. When lawyers reviewed paper copies of client files, weeding out duplicates and irrelevant documents while flagging the relevant documents, they billed those hours and the firm collected the fees. The rise of eDiscovery momentarily created even ... Read More »

Data Security Audits: The Art of Interpreting an Audit

Data Security Audits

Last week, we introduced a new 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 that kick-off post, we shared some of the overarching trends in data security audits, including the fundamental reality that law firms are seeing a sharp ... Read More »

Insider Secrets to Understanding Government Compliance

Insider Secrets to Understanding Government Compliance

For professionals working inside government agencies, finding the right balance between rapidly changing data and a limited budget can be tricky. However, it is possible to meet compliance standards and improve your transparency efforts at the same time. With a more automated compliance process, better storage, new document workflows, a dedicated staff and better security control, transparency and citizen trust ... Read More »

Data Security Audits: Shining a Light on Law Firm Security

Data Security Audits

When it comes to data security audits, one size doesn’t fit all. The metrics of one industry don’t necessarily translate to other industries – and this is particularly true when it comes to the document-intensive legal industry, where confidentiality in communications between client and attorney is a central value to the entire profession. “As a legal service provider, we’re seeing ... Read More »

Enterprise Legal Management Solution Purchasing: Tools to get from Project to Go-Live Part 2

Enterprise Legal Management Solution Purchasing: Tools to get from Project to Go-Live

Note: The following article first appeared on the LexisNexis University Blog, and is reposted here, courtesy of our friends on the LexisNexis Training Team. In the last segment, Part 1: Enterprise Legal Management Solution Purchasing: Tools to get from Project to Go-Live, we talked about some of the processes you should undertake when purchasing a new Enterprise Legal Management solution including: defining ... Read More »

4 Key Roles for Paralegals in Trial Prep

4 Key Roles for Paralegals in Trial Prep

Preparing for a trial is hectic, stressful and demanding — no matter the nature of the dispute, nor the jurisdiction involved. The litigators are busy with the development of their case and anticipating the arguments of their opponents, not to mention the filing of pre-trial motions and determining how to approach cross-examination of witnesses. Amid this controlled chaos, though, paralegals ... Read More »

Enterprise Legal Management Solution Purchasing: Tools to get from Project to Go-Live Part 1

Enterprise Legal Management Solution Purchasing: Tools to get from Project to Go-Live

Note: The following article, and Part 2, which we’ll publish next week, first appeared on the LexisNexis University Blog, and is reposted here, courtesy of our friends on the LexisNexis Training Team. You are the head of Law Department Operations (LDO), a Lean or Six Sigma Process Expert or managing litigation for a Property & Casualty (P & C) carrier, ... Read More »