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Tech Savvy as a Source of Law Firm Innovation

Tech Savvy as a Source of Law Firm Innovation

More and more law firms are embracing technology as a means to improve client experience, according to BTI Consulting. A survey of corporate counsel conducted by the research firm found “9% more law firms using technology as a source of innovation in 2015.” The statistic is just one slice of data from a larger study – the BTI Brand Elite ... Read More »

Encryption for Lawyers in Plain English [#ABATECHSHOW Recap]

Encryption for Lawyers in Plain English

Some 70% of data breaches involve laptops and portable devices.  Ten percent of mobile phones are stolen during their useful life.  In 2013 nearly a million and a half smart phones were lost. Where lawyers are going increasingly mobile, those statistics make strong case for encryption according to John Simek and David G. Reis.  The two gentlemen co-presented an ABA ... Read More »

6 Tech Buying Tips for Small Law Firms [#ABATECHSHOW Recap]

6 Tech Buying Tips for Small Law Firms

Change happens fast, especially in technology, which may explain why ABA TECHSHOW panelists Bjorn Christianson and Sharon D. Nelson advocate a simple mantra for small law firms purchasing technology:  Plan, review, revise, recycle. For most law firms, according to the panelists, attorneys find themselves in a vicious cycle of “break-fix” meaning the only time given to tech usually comes in ... Read More »

Are US and UK Law Firm IT Oceans Apart?

Are US-UK Law Firm IT Oceans Apart

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. The legal services industry is increasingly a global marketplace, fueled by more cross-border law firm mergers this year and continuous innovation in the application of technology to the practice of law. Still, there are attributes unique ... Read More »

4 Cyber Threats Confronting Law Firms and Corporate Legal

4 Cyber Threats Confronting Law Firms and Corporate Legal-1

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Executives from some of the nation’s leading law firms and large corporate legal departments shared insights this afternoon regarding major cybersecurity threats they’re confronting and what the legal community needs to do in order to successfully deal with the ... Read More »

3 Notable Examples of Big Law IT Innovation

3 Notable Examples of Big Law IT Innovation

“It is time to put down the broad brush used to paint BigLaw as inefficient and out of touch,” wrote Bill Henderson, in a commentary published on The Legal Whiteboard titled Ahead of the Curve: Three Big Innovators in BigLaw. His writing reviews several IT projects presented by three large law finalists for an annual awards program held at the ... Read More »

Legal Tech Briefs: Law Firm Practice Management Tools

Legal Tech Briefs Law Firm Practice Management Tools

He went to school to be a lawyer and wound up as a technology consultant to law firms for the last 12 years. A little more than a decade ago, Craig Bayer finished school and went to work for a law firm, which coincidentally had just purchased LexisNexis® PCLaw® software for practice management.  Though at the time he had no ... Read More »

Law Firms: Soft Targets; Hard Truths

Law Firms Soft Targets Hard Truths

Note: This post was penned by Christopher Anderson and originally published in Attorney at Work in June 2014. Are law firms really a “soft underbelly” for hackers? Yes, according numerous legal security experts recent news reports. Several corporations are demanding law firms to take increased security measures to protect their businesses. So why are law firms on the hacker radar ... Read More »

Infographic Friday:  File Sharing Information in Law Firms

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Law firms are caught in a bit of a bind when it comes to file sharing.  On one hand clients demand an easy way to collaborate but on the other, the risks can be high. In a post titled, File Sharing by Lawyers Largely Insecure, Survey Suggests, legal luminary Bob Ambrogi wrote If I were to leave a document on ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday:  IT Best Practices for Small Law

IT Best Practices for Small Law

Technology was the top tactic for improving efficiency in the 2014 Law Firms in Transition flash survey by Altman Weil.  Sixty-percent of law firms reported using technology – to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. While that particular study is aimed a large law firms, there’s little doubt small law has much to gain from technology as well. For many small ... Read More »