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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.

UnitedLex Relies on Scalable Software Tools to “Deliver Best Product to Our Clients”

UnitedLex Relies on Scalable Software Tools to “Deliver Best Product to Our Clients”

We often hear that it’s important for a business product or service to be “scalable” – in the world of information technology, as TechTarget defines the term, that means the software will “continue to function well when changed in size or volume in order to meet a user need.” One global provider of legal and business solutions has proven that ... Read More »

A Case in Driving Operational Efficiency: Identify What Matters Most

A Case in Driving Operational Efficiency: Identify What Matters Most

“You can’t boil the ocean,” said Kris Satkunas, director of strategic consulting for LexisNexis CounselLink, during a webinar focused on driving operational efficiency in the legal department.  Instead of trying to accomplish everything at once, she suggested honing in on a handful of metrics that clearly identifies what is most important to the legal department. “The legal department is a ... Read More »

NightOwl Discovery Reduces eDiscovery Document Review by 85%

NightOwl Discovery Reduces eDiscovery Document Review by 85%

It’s a well-known axiom in the legal tech world that effective early data assessment on the front end of the eDiscovery process can significantly reduce data that must be processed later in the workflow. But the proof of any theory is always in the empirical results. NightOwl Discovery, which helps companies in the most demanding industries reach their discovery management ... Read More »

Putting the You in UX: Behind the Scenes of Lawyer-Driven Legal Software

Putting the You in UX: Behind the Scenes of Lawyer-Driven Legal Software

“You can observe a lot by watching.” Yogi Berra When it comes to legal software, there’s “easy.” And then there’s easy. “Easy” it what a lot of products promise, but sometimes they equate the term with taking a minimalist approach. So minimalist, in fact, that when you sit down to use it you’re greeted by a seemingly blank screen void ... Read More »

“Design Thinking” in eDiscovery Software

“Design Thinking” in eDiscovery Software

American consumers have proven to be lovers of a well-designed product. For proof, look no further than the way that Apple Inc. has revolutionized enormous industries – such as the music business, the notebook computing space and the entire mobile communications category – with a series of sleek, elegant and well-designed products that are among the most expensive in their ... Read More »

How to Give Clients the Birthday Experience Using Science

How to Give Clients the Birthday Experience Using Science

“Give clients the birthday experience,” says Mo Bunnell, president of Bunnell Idea Group of how to win over clients and generate leads. Focusing more attention on clients and prospects, he adds, can have a profound impact on connecting more closely with these individuals. He recommends tailoring lead generation efforts to a client or prospect’s preferred thinking style, via the Herrmann Brain ... Read More »

Learning to Grow: Investing Based on Legal Department Objectives

Learning to Grow: Investing Based on Legal Department Objectives

At 87 years of age, Michelangelo famously said, “I am still learning.” In spite of his remarkable talent, he understood there’s always an opportunity to learn something new. Bolstered by continued growth in new business, revenues and number of customers and inspired by a capacity to learn more, LexisNexis is making significant investments in its CounselLink business in the coming ... Read More »

EDA vs. ECA: An Introduction

EDA vs. ECA An Introduction

The litigation technology industry has been grappling with how to find consensus over distinctions between a pair of key acronyms in eDiscovery that are related but separate: Early Data Analysis (EDA) and Early Case Assessment (ECA). According to The Cowen Group’s “2016 Q2 eDiscovery Critical Trends Survey,” nearly all litigation technology and eDiscovery professionals expressed an understanding of EDA as ... Read More »

Breaking Down Walls Broke Down Barriers

Breaking Down Walls Broke Down Barriers

On a random Wednesday afternoon in May, Angela McIlveen called lawyers and staff to meet her in the law firm’s common area where she distributed bonuses to everyone in the office. The firm met a new financial goal and as Angela describes it, everyone helped meet the goal, so everyone benefited with a financial reward. Or put another way, the ... Read More »

Why Hasn’t Predictive Coding Fulfilled its Promise in eDiscovery?

Predictive Coding

Last week, the U.S. Tax Court denied an Internal Revenue Service motion to compel the production of electronically stored information that was not delivered based on the mutually agreed-upon use of “predictive coding” in eDiscovery. This ruling comes two years after the same court authorized the use of predictive coding in the case (Dynamo Holdings, Ltd. vs. Commissioner, 143 T.C. ... Read More »