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5 Benefits of the Hosted Model for Litigation Support

5 Benefits of the Hosted Model for Litigation Support

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. With corporate counsel, law firms and outside service providers mobilizing to deal with the data security threat confronting our industry, more legal professionals are debating the idea of moving to a “hosted” model for managing litigation ... Read More »

Budgets, Compliance, Security Top CLO Priorities, ACC Survey Says

Budgets Compliance Security Top CLO Priorities ACC Survey Says Post

Chief Legal Officers (CLOs) expect budgets to remain flat even as they wrestle with a range of issues from security and compliance to diversity, according to the 2015 CLO Survey, recently released by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). The annual survey, which this year counted 1,289 respondents, found “almost two-thirds of chief legal officers said they plan no change ... Read More »

3 Outcomes of Improving Legal Department Operations

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Technology, analytics and process are the three drivers of corporate legal operational maturity. All three are necessary – and must work in harmony to advance the maturity of legal department operations – and the benefits can be significant. According to Justin Silverman, who leads product management for the LexisNexis CounselLink product, annual savings customers report can come in at ballpark ... Read More »

3 Drivers of Corporate Legal Operational Maturity

3 Drivers of Corporate Legal Operational Maturity

A recent survey of law departments indicated most legal departments are in the early stages of improving the maturity of law department operations. As the chart below indicates, most corporate legal departments say they have deployed technology, but still have much work to be done before having the process and technological maturity to make data driven decisions or even to predict ... Read More »

Most US Presidents Were Lawyers

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If you’d like something interesting read about US Presidents that were also lawyers, consider this piece published in 2009 by the ABA Journal:  Fascinating facts about America’s lawyer-presidents.  It includes interesting facts such as: Taft had the most diverse legal career of America’s lawyer-presidents. His resume included service as a city attorney, superior court and federal circuit court judge, law school ... Read More »

Trends, Spends and Clouds: 3 Takeaways from LegalTech Bloggers

3 Takeaways from the LegalTech Bloggers Breakfast-1

The annual Bloggers Breakfast at LegalTech aimed to address three pressing questions this year: 1. Is the US legal market on a path for revival? 2. What tech trends do you expect to see in 2015? 3. How did cloud technologies played out in 2014 and what’s in store for 2015? Ron Friedman published an exceptional live blog of the ... Read More »

Ellipsis: A Vendor Ode to Monica Bay…

Ellipsis A Vendor Ode to Monica Bay…

…this year, the LegalTech conference seems a little bit different because the legal world is bidding a farewell – of sorts – to Monica Bay.  ALM Media, the show organizer and publisher of Law Technology News (LTN) announced recently she will retire on February 9, 2015 as editor-in-chief of LTN.  She has spent a career spanning three decades at ALM ... Read More »

4 Cyber Threats Confronting Law Firms and Corporate Legal

4 Cyber Threats Confronting Law Firms and Corporate Legal-1

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Executives from some of the nation’s leading law firms and large corporate legal departments shared insights this afternoon regarding major cybersecurity threats they’re confronting and what the legal community needs to do in order to successfully deal with the ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday:  An Introduction to Legal Analytics   

SlideShare Friday An Introduction to Legal Analytics

The data behind the legal spend trends in the Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) Trends Report is staggering.  The CounselLink team applies a powerful analytics tool to cull through some $17 billion in legal invoices to identify those trends. In litigation technology circles, especially with regard to eDiscovery, the lexicon continues to expand at a rapid pace.  Where a not so ... Read More »

5 Things Corporate Legal Execs are Seeking in Data Security

5 Things Corporate Legal Execs are Seeking in Data Security

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. The efficient management of legal data has never been easy to achieve, but the stakes are suddenly much higher for in-house counsel and their outside law firms. With an alarming number of large American companies and government agencies ... Read More »