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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 »

Infographic Friday: Surprising Look at Famous Paralegals

Infographic Friday Surprising Look at Famous Paralegals-header

Vicki Voisin, who champions a podcast called The Paralegal Voice, is an obvious choice to included in an infographic on “Famous Paralegals.”  However there are a few other names on the list that we found surprising including: Famous activist Erin Brockovich Comedian Ellen Degeneres Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln The reference to Mr. Lincoln as a paralegal caused us pause:  The ... Read More »

7 Creative Ideas to Kick Start Collaborative Legal Conversations

7 Creative Ideas to Kick Start Collaborative Legal Conversations

Note:  The following is a guest post by Timothy B. Corcoran. As a management consultant who spends time with both law firms and law departments, I frequently feel like a marriage counselor or mediator who is constantly encouraging each side to better understand the other. Quite often, the laments and wish lists by in-house counsel and outside counsel are fundamentally ... Read More »

Friday Share:  Pop Quiz – Are You a New Normal Lawyer?

Friday Share Pop Quiz – Are You a New Normal Lawyer

Are you a “new” normal lawyer? The “Are You the (New) Normal Lawyer?” quiz, which was developed by the by Catherine Sanders Reach, director of Law Practice Management & Technology  at the Chicago Bar Association, can help with such an assessment. Eight simple questions will evaluate a lawyer’s perspective on a range of topics including: billable hours, client communication, cloud technology and Richard ... Read More »

YouTube Friday:  Legal Services as a Credence Good

YouTube Friday Legal Services as a Credence Good

Seventeen and half-days – it’s the time between legal work performed and time entry.  There’s a parallel between the time that elapses and the size of the legal invoice – or velocity. “The longer you wait, the more you inflate,” says D. Casey Flaherty driving home a message of his key note talk the recent 2015 CounselLink Customer Conference.  It ... Read More »

NACD Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Cyber-Risk Oversight

NACD Lays Out 5 Key Principles for Cyber-Risk Oversight

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. In a recent survey of its members, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), which provides information resources to more than 15,000 corporate directors in the U.S., found that just 11 percent of corporate directors believe their boards have ... Read More »

3 Ways Corporate Legal Operations Use Metrics

3 Ways Corporate Legal is Using Metrics

The recent conference that provided snapshots into the evolution of corporate legal operations maturity – also provided a glimpse into metrics and measurement. It’s important to note, as the CounselLink consulting team is quick to point out, legal departments metrics may vary based on the unique needs of a given company or industry. Sometimes legal departments fall into the habit ... Read More »