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5 New Benefits in Concordance Desktop for Small Law Firms

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Earlier this month, an 18-month journey of research and development concluded with the release of a reimagined version of the venerable LexisNexis Concordance® eDiscovery software product. The new product, which is designed for cases of less than 1 million records (approximately 80% of all litigated disputes in the U.S.), was built to help litigation teams at smaller law firms manage ... Read More »

Faster, Easier eDiscovery Review:  The New Concordance Desktop

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One million records – that’s the average volume range for approximately 80% of litigation cases relying on eDiscovery.  More than 70,000 litigation support professionals across small- and mid-sized law firms slice and dice those million records for attorneys over the course of the eDiscovery process. Many of them have relied on the LexisNexis Concordance® eDiscovery review software product for years ... Read More »

Going Cold Turkey Leads to Cleaner Law Firm Financials

Going Cold Turkey Leads to Cleaner Financials for One Vegas Firm

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. Ever wonder how to motivate a group of resistant legal time keepers and attorneys steeped in old ways embrace a new way of managing financials? According to Barbara Fanning, office administrator for the Las Vegas-based law firm ... Read More »

“eDiscovery is for Everybody” and 5 Tips for Small Law

“eDiscovery is for Everybody” and 5 Tips for Small Law

Note: The following is a guest post from Daryn Teague, who provides support to the litigation software product line within the LexisNexis software division. Electronic discovery is often discussed through the lens of big-ticket commercial litigation and high-stakes federal investigations, matters typically handled by large law firms and government litigation teams. There is good reason for that, of course, since the dollar amounts ... 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 »

8 Legal Tech Tips for Small Law to Level the Playing Field

8 Legal Tech Tips for Small Law to Level the Playing Field

Note: The following is an excerpt from a new eBook titled 15 Ideas for Getting a Jump-Start on 2015 which is freely available with registration. Heads up, solo and smaller-firm litigators: it’s time to modernize your law practice with technology. Unfortunately, two prevailing truths remain: Frist, too many attorneys think the acknowledgement of technology is as good as actually using it in ... Read More »

4 Ways Tech is Changing Small Law

4 Ways Tech is Changing Small Law

For a time, “full-service” was a key point of differentiation for law firms.  That may not be true any longer, according to Luke Closson, the managing partner at the law firm of Closson, Bass & Tomberlin. The law firm is based in Valdosta, Georgia, about 200 miles south of Atlanta and near the border with Florida.  A LexisNexis Time Matters ... 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 »