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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 »

10 Timeless Tips for the Law Firm Startup

10 Timeless Tips for the Law Firm Startup

Lean.  It’s mainstream business concept that’s seeped into the legal community. “Start-up success is not a consequence of good genes or being in the right place at the right time,” according to Eric Ries, who penned the best-selling book The Lean Startup. “Success can be engineered by following the right process, which means it can be learned, which means it ... 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 »

5 BizDev Actions to Take with Existing Law Firm Data

5 BizDev Actions to Take with Existing Law Firm Data

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Law firms seeking to better understand clients, and the strength of client relationships, have an often overlooked source of data: their own. In a LexisNexis webinar on “Revenue Generating Relationships,” Toni Minick, says some of the law ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday: Why Law Firms are at Cybersecurity Risk

Oops says the End User and Law Firm Cybersecurity

Law firms “may not be the primary target” of cybersecurity attacks, according to a compelling presentation published online by Accellis Technology, a certified LexisNexis consultant, titled: Law Firm Cybersecurity: Practical Tips for Protecting Your Data. The presentation is this week’s Friday Share and is embedded nearby. Firms are at risk for maintaining “tremendous amount of highly confidential information and information.”  The ... Read More »

Survival Tips and 14 Can’t Miss Events at #ILTACON

Survival Tips and 14 Can’t Miss Events at #ILTACON

Vegas! It’s been two years since the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) hosted its annual conference in Las Vegas (see: 38 Posts Summarizing the 2013 ILTA Conference). This year, the legal community is headed back.  Some 1,500+ attendees will congregated in Caesar’s Palace from August 30th to September 3rd.   It promises a heavy dose of legal tech just before the ... 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 »

One Attorney has No Fear of the Client Billing Conversation

Fear Not the Client Billing Conversation Says One El Paso Attorney

Note: The following is a post from contributor Carla Del Bove, who provides support to the business of law software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Attorney Robert A. Skipworth has no qualms asking clients to pay for legal services rendered, a task some attorneys say they’d prefer to avoid altogether. According to Mr. Skipworth, who runs his own solo law practice in El ... Read More »