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5 Things Legal Tech Should Know About ISO 2013 Certification

5 Things Legal Tech Should Know About ISO 2013 Certification

Peer to Peer, the official publication of the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), published a special editorial feature in its Winter 2015 issue regarding important developments in the world of data security. Among the subjects tackled was the new ISO 27001:2013 certification for information security. International Organization for Standardization (English acronym is ISO) develops standards for a number of global ... Read More »

Can You Relate? A Touch Point Checklist for Law Firms

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The recent release of the 2015 Year-End edition of the Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report has revealed several insights regarding the current state of corporate legal dynamics. As we reported in a recent Business of Law Blog post, among the many revelations found in the latest report is this sobering fact: When it comes to engaging outside counsel for significant ... Read More »

Analytics Revolution Will Drive Better Litigation Outcomes

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A new generation of eDiscovery software products is stirring excitement as we’re discovering the enormous untapped potential of advanced visual analytics in the eDiscovery workflow. “The use of analytics in e-discovery is not new; indeed, in some ways, it’s as old as the discipline of electronic discovery itself,” writes Steve Ashbacher, vice president of litigation solutions at LexisNexis, in a ... Read More »

5 Tips for Women to Succeed in the Legal Tech Workforce

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A recent report found that just 30 percent of the average tech company workforce is comprised of women. By comparison, women make up 59 percent of the overall U.S. labor force and almost 51 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Census Bureau. And while comparable data is tough to come by in the legal space, it’s well known ... Read More »

Corporate Internal Investigations: Performing Smart Investigation Analysis

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Corporate executive teams and their in-house legal departments used to be called upon to conduct internal investigations when there was some kind of employee misconduct that needed to be assessed or perhaps a conflict of interest concern to be quickly resolved. Those types of issues still surface, of course, but the mazes of regulations and litigation risks that are present ... Read More »

Building a PreDiscovery Analytics Maturity Model

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Any organization needs objective measurement tools to monitor and evaluate their progress in pursuit of specific operational goals. One way to do this is with a “Maturity Model” – a progress map that allows an organization to have its methods and processes assessed against a clear set of best practice benchmarks. With this tool, progress is indicated one step at ... Read More »

Clients Willing to Hire for Litigation and Corporate Work, Says New Report

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View full graph A new CounselLink report suggests clients aren’t likely to retain new law firms this year. However, as they say, there are exceptions to the rule. The 2015 CounselLink Year-End ELM Trends Report concludes a majority of clients, 56 percent, plan to stay with their incumbent firms. Interestingly, the tide changes for those clients seeking counsel in two particular ... Read More »

5 Social Media Risks in eDiscovery

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Social media has replaced email as our primary means of electronic communications. Since 2009, there have been more social network users than email users worldwide. Moreover, there is now more time spent on social media than email – and that amount of time continues to grow. Meanwhile, we’re seeing a total blurring of the lines between “personal” and “business” uses ... Read More »

Corporate Internal Investigations: Conducting Smart Investigation Interviews

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When a company is confronted with the need to conduct an internal investigation into allegations of possible wrongdoing, it’s essential to respond deliberately and thoughtfully in the execution of the investigation. While no two corporate internal investigations are the same, there is a certain pattern to most investigations and certain recurring best practices that can be leveraged by in-house and ... Read More »

M&A Surges, Outside Hiring Cools: ELM Trend 2015 Year-End Highlights

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Mergers & Acquisition activity is often subject to big ebbs and flows. And, that’s what we are seeing now. While Q1 2016 is showing a rather quiet period for M&A, 2015 was a boom year for M&A according to the just-published CounselLink Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) Trends 2015 Year-End Report. This new report shows that that fees paid for M&A ... Read More »