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ILTACON Song:  “Lawyers Love Lexis” by Legal Bytes

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Move over MTV, LexisNexis just might start its own music awards program. And if lead singer Frank Gillman declares he’s running for POTUS in 2020, he’s got a good shot at getting 10,000 votes from all of our employees, right from the start. The Legal Bytes band performed as billed at the ILTACON conference this evening in Las Vegas, including ... Read More »

How PepsiCo Re-Engineered Law Department Tech

How PepsiCo Re-Engineered Law Department Tech

Technology ought to grow and scale with a business.  After all, technology should support business processes – including legal processes – not the other way around. Businesses are in constant motion to stay ahead of the market. Acquisitions, reorganizations and divestitures fundamentally change workflows in every business department.  In the legal shop, for example, attorneys move to other business units, ... Read More »

Infographic: Cybersecurity Stats for Legal Tech

Infographic Cybersecurity Stats and Facts for Inside and Outside Counsel-header

The cybersecurity stats and facts are adding up. A few years ago IT security was a minor inconvenience and extra investment, according to the team at Adam Smith, Esq: “It’s not necessarily about who wants your stuff….But the danger to a law firm is not just about your data “stuff,” it’s also about keeping your law firm running and your ... Read More »

The Cliff Notes to 7 Current Legal Industry Studies

The Cliff Notes to 7 Current Legal Industry Studies

Legal economics, law graduate job prospects, and inside-outside relationships are just a few of the recent legal industry studies published of late.  We’ve collected and combed through the surveys, data and reports to provide an at-a-glance summary of the latest in legal trends here. Where possible we’ve also provided links surrounding these studies for those interested in additional reading. In ... Read More »

3 Key Steps to Outsource eDiscovery: Understanding the Bill

3 Key Steps to Outsource eDiscovery Understanding the Bill

Before bringing any eDiscovery processes in-house, it’s important to understand exactly what is going on outside the house. Amy DeCesare manages both internal and external eDiscovery teams, and has always maintained how important it is to understand what you’re spending the firm’s money on. She tells the story of how one team came to her confused because they didn’t understand ... Read More »

How to put Mojo in Law Department Metrics

How to put Mojo in Law Department Metrics

Note:  a version of this article first appeared in the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel magazine. Is your corporate law department sometimes viewed more as a cost center than as a key contributor to the company’s operational efficiency? It’s a common situation. Turning that perception on its head requires heavy lifting on the part of general counsels and law department operations personnel. ... Read More »

5 Solid Links for Getting Smart on what Watson Means for Legal

5 Solid Links for Getting Smart on what Watson Means for Legal

In the last 18 months or so it seems artificial intelligence (AI) jumped from the movie screen to the news feed scroll.  More and more articles are exploring what it means for humanity. “The Wikipedia entry for “artificial intelligence” will make you wish you had an AI tool to interpret the entry,” according to Dennis Kennedy, in a panel discussion ... Read More »

Woodstock for Legal: 6 LexisNexis Legal Tech Webinars in August

Woodstock for Legal 7 LexisNexis Legal Tech Webinars in August

Woodstock was first held in August 1969.  It yielded more than 30 performances to some 400,000 people and some say it changed the culture. The LexisNexis lineup of software and technology webinars for August probably won’t be anything like Woodstock.  Not even close. However, these webinars are intended to help customers to get more value and become rock stars with ... Read More »

4 Steps for Deciding to bring eDiscovery In-House or Outsource It

4 Steps for Deciding to bring eDiscovery In-House or Outsource It

Note: The following is a guest post from George Socha, the president and founder of Socha Consulting LLC, an electronic discovery consulting firm. Many corporate legal departments and government agencies are struggling with a common question right now: do we bring everyday eDiscovery in-house, outsource it to a qualified service provider or just leave our workflow the way it is? ... Read More »

Friday Share: LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh on Advancing Rule of Law

LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh on Advancing Rule of Law

“The rule of law provides the foundation for how we live, the freedoms we have, and the degree of security that we enjoy,” so said LexisNexis CEO Mike Walsh in a recent presentation to the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG). Rule of law sounds important.  We instinctively feel it’s important.  But what do those words really mean? As Mr. ... Read More »