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3 Good Reasons to Outsource eDiscovery

3 Good Reasons to Outsource eDiscovery

Note: This article was written by Francis George. Buying software won’t solve an eDiscovery problem overnight according to a group of panelists on a recent webinar.  The panel debated the pros and cons of keeping eDiscovery in-house or outsourcing it  – which we’ve summarized below into three reasons for outsourcing eDiscovery. 1. Reactive vs. proactive The consensus recommendation from the ... Read More »

39 Articles and Blog Posts Summarizing the 2015 #ILTACON

39 Articles and Blog Posts Summarizing the 2015 ILTACON

Thirty-nine posts is one better than the 38 summarizing the 2013 annual ILTA conference – the last time it was held in Las Vegas. In the 2015 summary, we’ve added the stats, quips and quotes, which is an idea borrowed from our summary in 2014. There was an impressive volume of coverage stemming from the conference and especially solid summaries ... Read More »

Q&A with Veta Richardson:  ACC Chief on Teaming with Australia

Q&A with Veta Richardson ACC Chief on Teaming with Australia

Globalization is a consistent trend in the backdrop of the corporate counsel agenda.  Combined with the fact that corporate legal departments are taking more work in-house and a clear need for a larger support network has emerged. It’s been nearly a year since the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association announced it was joining with the Association of Corporate Counsel – the ... Read More »

Devil is in the Data and 20 Other Must-Read eDiscovery Articles

20 Must-Read eDiscovery Articles

  Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. During the summer months, even the most dedicated legal professionals can be forgiven for taking a break from their daily reading of industry blogs and news sites in order to catch up on this year’s bestseller novels or ... Read More »

ILTACON Song:  “Lawyers Love Lexis” by Legal Bytes

Lawyers Love Lexis legal bytes

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

Note:  This article was written by Francis George. 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 ... 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 »