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This bio page is used to publish submissions by contributing writers. We welcome contributions from the legal community and are especially keen for contributions from our customers. Please review previous submissions published here and the “About Us” section to get a sense for what topics work for this blog. All posts must be original content not published elsewhere for at least 30 days. To submit an idea for consideration, please email blsssocial@lexisnexis.com.

Legal Ops Grows; CLOs Strive “See Around Corners,” says Survey

Legal Ops Grows; CLOs Strive “See Around Corners” says Survey

Corporate legal departments will experience healthy growth this year, according to the latest findings from the Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Annual CLO Study. The survey finds legal operations roles are in high demand and broadly, CLOs plan to invest more money in-house, than in previous years. Last week we wrote about how the survey relates to current corporate legal ... Read More »

What “Multi-Core” and “Hyper-Threading” Mean for eDiscovery

Litigation What “Multi-Core” and “Hyper-Threading” Mean for eDiscovery

The heartbeat of any computer hardware is the processor, that incredibly powerful microchip-powered brain of the machine. For legal professionals, advancements in the power of processing technology are now translating into tangible benefits when it comes to running eDiscovery software applications. Today’s new eDiscovery software products are able to perform much faster imports of documents by taking full advantage of ... Read More »

Experts Identify 5 Ways that Managed Tech Services Deliver ROI

Experts Identify 5 Ways that Managed Tech Services Deliver ROI

Managed service providers in the legal industry are firms that utilize information technology and automated processes to help law firms and corporate legal departments achieve greater efficiencies and better manage cybersecurity risks. This outsourcing approach is most common in the legal marketplace when it comes to the hosting of litigation data and applications. Legaltech News recently spoke to various industry ... Read More »

4 Corporate Counsel Benefits to Early Case Assessment

4 Corporate Counsel Benefits to Early Case Assessment

At the recently concluded LegalTech New York 2016 conference, a trend appeared to be taking shape about the future of the linear review model that has shaped the eDiscovery business in recent years. Some industry players are advocating for a greater focus on early case assessment and the use of legal software tools that provide earlier insights into the landscape ... Read More »

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 »

Tools for Legal Project Management: The Kick-Off Meeting

Tools for Legal Project Management The Kick-Off Meeting

Legal project management improves client satisfaction, teamwork and the economics of legal services, writes contributor Aileen Leventon in this contribution to the LexisNexis Business of Law Blog. And they’re off…like thoroughbreds breaking from the gate and barreling down the track in single-minded pursuit of the finish line.  This image may capture of a typical start of a major matter: get ... Read More »

Puerto Rico Law Firm Finds Value of Early-Stage eDiscovery

Puerto Rico Law Firm Finds Value of Early-Stage eDiscovery

With more than 45 lawyers and offices in the heart of the San Juan business district, Pietrantoni Méndez & Alvarez LLC (PMA) is one of Puerto Rico’s leading commercial law firms. Among the firm’s core practices is litigation, representing clients in all areas of civil and commercial litigation before the Puerto Rico Court of General Justice, the U.S. District Court ... Read More »

LegalTech: 40+ Articles and Blog Posts Summarizing #LTNY16

LegalTech 40+ Articles and Blog Posts Summarizing #LTNY16

We’ve rounded up a list of articles or blog posts summarizing this year’s 2016 Legal Tech Show, otherwise known to many conference goers as, #LTNY16. In keeping with our tradition, this conference wrap-up includes quotes, quips and, of course, session summaries. It’s this week’s Friday Share and there are even a few that are not about eDiscovery or “puppygate.” This year’s ... Read More »

7 Trends Heard [So Far] at LegalTech New York 2016

7 Topics Heard So Far at LegalTech New York 2016

LegalTech New York 2016 is off to a rousing start, with huge crowds filling the hallways, conference sessions and hotel lounges. There are seven key topics of conversation driving the discussions so far: 1. FRCP Rule Changes. The long-discussed changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure have now gone into effect. In the February 2nd keynote panel discussion (“How ... Read More »

Six Sigma: Driving Better Law Firm Business Decisions

Driving Better Law Firm Business Decisions with Six Sigma

When the recession of 2007 sent the legal sector reeling there was a tremendous drop in billable hours and a significant loss of legal sector jobs. Following a quarter century of enormous boom in business, law firms were suddenly faced with a retracting market. Competition between law firms grew tremendously, with big law fighting over the same pool of potential clients. More ... Read More »