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Elephant in the Room: How to be a Champion of Change

Elephant in the Room How to be a Champion of Change-2

Change is hard, but it may be complicated by the attitude we collectively present when faced with change.  Attitudes can be influenced. That’s one of the messages we took away from Dan Heath’s key note presentation at the 2016 LexisNexis Accelerate business development conference by the InterAction® team.  His presentation, “How to Lead a Switch” drew from the best-selling book ... Read More »

5 Things to Know About the New CaseMap Version 12.1

5 Things to Know About the New Version of CaseMap

For litigators, every day spent working on a challenging case includes the mental exercise of analyzing multiple facts and issues with an impact on the dispute. This process, which was historically done on legal pads, sticky notes and dictaphones, is now aided by case analysis software products that collect, categorize and store all of those pieces of information. One of ... Read More »

Infographic: Advantages of Litigation and Trial Technology

Infographic

Visualization could be the next big thing in legal technology.  From the visual analytics of early case assessment to trial and presentation software, there is growing recognition that pictures are indeed worth 1,000 words. A recent panel of judges during a LegalTech session noted that while technology adoption in the courtroom has been a slow evolution, it is gaining prominence: ... Read More »

Litigation Case Study: CaseMap v The Blood Diamonds Dictator

Litigation Case Study CaseMap v The Blood Diamonds Dictator

What does it take to bring down a dictator who supports amputation, rape, murder, kidnapping, slavery and other inhumanities to gain control of diamond mines in a neighboring country? If you’re human-rights attorney David Akerson, it takes every ounce of your considerable international experience helping prosecute war criminals in Lebanon, Yugoslavia and Rwanda. What was Mr. Akerson’s weapon of choice ... Read More »

Legal Tech Webinars and Events for March by LexisNexis

The Happy Lawyers Webinar + 5 More in September

March brings madness for NCAA basketball fans, relief from the cold with the first day of spring and of course a bit of luck from the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. March also brings us to our monthly legal tech roundup of webinars and events this month for large law, small law and corporate counsel.  In addition, we’ve added a ... Read More »

3 Surveys: 2016 another Year in Cautious Optimism for Law Firms

3 Surveys 2016 another Year in Cautious Optimism for Legal

Several surveys at the tail end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 provide a glimpse at the law firm outlook for 2016.  Below is a summary of three recent surveys, including two by banks, with a flavor for law firm economics. As always we have linked to underlying sources for those interested in delving deeper. 1. Law Firm Leaders ... Read More »

Business Stripes: LexisNexis Aims to Enlist Vets in NC Jobs

Business Stripes LexisNexis Aims to Enlist NC Vets

Upwards of 20,000 veterans transition from several large military bases located throughout North Carolina during a given year, according to reporting by Time Warner Cable News: Statewide Initiative Focuses on Employers to Boost Military Hiring. An initiative to support these veterans – NC for Military Employment – began a little more than a year ago, by the governor of North ... Read More »

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 »

Clients Driving Adoption, Am Law Tech Survey Finds

Clients Driving Adoption Am Law Tech Survey Finds

Just a few months ago, Legaltech News provided in-depth coverage of the 2015 Am Law Tech Survey an annual report by the ALM publishing business.  The publication focused on three key areas of legal tech: cybersecurity and privacy law firm technology adoption cloud adoption Interestingly, a common theme throughout the survey was the influence clients, or corporate counsel, is having ... Read More »

Legal Recruiting Trend: Big Law Firms Eye the MBA

Legal Recruiting Trend Big Law Firms Eye MBAs

An ABA proposal about non-lawyer law firm ownership has renewed controversy in what the WSJ Law Blog characterized as a “long simmering debate.” Reporter Jacob Gershman wrote “those who favor lifting the restriction say it would expand consumers’ access to legal services, spur innovation and reduce the cost of legal help.” On the flip side, he reports, “Giving people who ... Read More »