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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 »

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 »