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Theories at LegalTech in Practice

Theories at LegalTech in Practice

Note:  This post is by Susan Harman, a vice president and product champion for LexisNexis Firm Manager. Two separate distinguished speakers at LegalTech discussed themes that converge on some central points that legal tech vendors, including us, can put to use in serving the legal profession: Professor Luke Williams, of New York University explored disruption and innovation in technology.  Jason ... Read More »

Legal Tech: Solo Success and Real-World Insights

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Penn Dodson is solo attorney based in New York, NY with AndersonDodson, P.C. She practices employment law with an emphasis on wage-an-hour on behalf of plaintiffs. Our own Loretta Ruppert caught up with Penn for a Google Hangout following her participation on a panel at Legal Tech 2014 titled: Solo Success: Real-World Insights. A video recording is posted nearby and ... Read More »

Creating Windmill Technology for the Legal Industry

Creating Windmill Technology for the Legal Industry

Note: this post is by Kevin Bonsor who is our Creative Team Manager. This week at LegalTech, as you might expect, there is a lot of talk about technology and innovation. On Wednesday, February 5th, we hosted a session titled: Finding the Human Factors in New Technology. The session looked at the various technologies that surround us and how they ... Read More »

Provoking Disruptive Thinking at #LTNY

Provoking Disruptive Thinking at LTNY

Likeminded people tend to network or hang out with likeminded people – it’s a phenomenon that may hinder innovation in any industry, let alone legal. This was an underlying theme to Professor Luke Williams’ Legal Tech 2014 session: “Disrupt” for Lawyers – Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in the Legal Industry on Tuesday. Mr. Williams offered five steps to ... Read More »

10 Reasons to Love LexisNexis Firm Manager for Law Firm Practice Management

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Note:  This post was originally posted by Christopher T. Anderson, who previously served as a LexisNexis product manager.  Today at LegalTech New York 2014, we’ve launched new visions for the LexisNexis Firm Manager solution, a law firm practice management tool based in “the law cloud.” What makes it so different? It was designed by attorneys, for attorneys. It’s literally been in ... Read More »

Six “Can’t Miss” Sessions at LegalTech NY 2014

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With so many sessions to attend at LegalTech this year, we wanted to call out six excellent sessions we are sponsoring under The Evolution of Lawyering track and the Business of Law track. Most attendees will find the former is generally focused on small law, or independent attorneys, while the latter focuses on law firm business development. “The Evolution of ... Read More »

Infographic: What Technologies do Lawyers Prefer?

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We first spotted this infographic on Lawyer Tech Review in a post by Geri Dreiling titled: SaaS, Smart Phones & iPads: Lawyers Surveyed by ABA Reveal Tech Preferences.  We’ve “pinned it” to a board on the social network Pinterest dedicated to legal industry infographics. The data is based on the ABA’s 2011 Technology Survey and we thought it made for ... Read More »

The Legal Cloud: A Question of Security, Ethics

The Legal Cloud Security Ethics

Security emerged as a major barrier to the adoption of cloud technology in a recent survey of independent attorneys.  It’s been a trend for a while, as Bob Ambrogi wrote: As other surveys have indicated. concerns about security and confidentiality remain the greatest barrier to cloud adoption among small-firm lawyers. Even though security was the top-ranked barrier, the survey nonetheless ... Read More »

Infographic: Law Firms are Warming Up to the Cloud

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Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  New research indicates that independent attorneys are more likely to adopt cloud technology in 2014.  Nearly 40% of lawyers in small law firms – defined in this study as firms employing between 1-20 attorneys – are already using it and consistently cite mobility and freedom of access as among the benefits. Security ... Read More »

5 Brief Data Points from a Survey of GCs

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The Consero Group recently released its Winter 2014 General Counsel Data Survey, which is a brief snapshot into the market view from the general counsel perspective. According to Corporate Counsel, an ALM publication: The executive consulting firm, partnering with Applied Discovery, asked 10 questions of GCs who attended a December General Counsel Forum. Consero received 52 responses. While the sample ... Read More »