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Survey: eDiscovery Pros Predict Increased Spending in 2016

Discovery Professionals Predict Increased Spending in 2016

Six out of 10 eDiscovery professionals have a positive outlook for spending on eDiscovery this year, predicting gross revenues in their segment of the industry will be higher in six months. This was one of the headline findings from the inaugural eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey, conducted by ComplexDiscovery, a leading industry blog The survey was launched in February and was ... Read More »

4 Notable Legal Software Updates You Might have Missed

Updates to LexisNexis Business and Litigation Software

Over the last several month the legal software solutions division has released software enhancements to several product lines.  For those that missed it here’s an at-a-glance view of the most recent updates: 1. New eDiscovery platform goes GA Originally announced at the 2016 Legaltech NY tradeshow, the legal software solution division has rolled out the product for general availability (GA). ... Read More »

Quick Read: Summaries for 6 Recent Law Firm Studies

Quick Read Summaries for 6 Recent Law Firm Studies

Unlike available time, there seems to be no shortage of legal industry studies and surveys. We find keeping tabs on external sources of data to be a useful mental, for understanding the market and trends, as benchmarks against our own research, or ferreting out new ideas and pursuits. In the course of such reviews, providing summaries of these studies here ... Read More »

3 Keys to Powerful Analytics in eDiscovery

3 Keys to Powerful Analytics in eDiscovery

The use of data analytics in the eDiscovery workflow continues to accelerate. According to a survey of in-house legal departments conducted by the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (CTRL), a majority of legal departments (56%) reported that they were using data analytics to address eDiscovery obligations. Specifically, the survey found that the top three uses for data analytics in ... Read More »

Friday Share: Resurrecting the “Dying Art” of ECA

Friday Share Resurrecting the “Dying Art” of ECA

We recently came across an article published in Inside Counsel back in 2012 that now seems highly prescient – and it’s this week’s Friday Share. In his column, “E-Discovery: The Dying Art of Early Case Assessment,” attorney Matthew Prewitt opined that the high stakes of eDiscovery were transforming the traditional idea of smart “early case assessment” (ECA) by trial lawyers ... Read More »

Spring Forward with 6 Legal Tech Webinars for April

Spring Forward with these 6 Legal Tech Webinars for April

Whether springing forward or falling back, those affected by changes for daylight savings are reminded twice a year the value of an hour.   To that end, we put a lot of effort into lining up webinar – that last about an hour – with high quality speakers and content. Below you can find our monthly legal tech roundup with webinars ... Read More »

5 Timeless April Fools’ Jokes for the Legal Community

5 Timeless April Fools’ Jokes for the Legal Community

With April Fools’ Day landing on the last day of the week this year, we are again embracing levity.  This year we are building on the April Fool’s Pranks for Lawyers piece curated on these pages last year. After searching for new gags with an appropriate angle for legal, we’ve added just two more to the list as the theme ... Read More »

3 Law Firm Business Development Imperatives for 2016

3 Law Firm Business Development Imperatives for 2016

It takes 30,000 or 40,000 hours of practice to become an expert litigator, according to one large law firm partner.  To date, including the very seminar that partner was attending, he had spent a grand total of just a few hours honing his business development skills. If attorneys can accept that the practice of law is a skill that’s learned ... Read More »

Key Considerations Before Buying an eDiscovery Platform

Key Considerations Before Buying an eDiscovery Platform

With a number of legal software companies introducing new eDiscovery products recently, it’s understandable that many law firm CIOs and in-house legal departments are scratching their heads about which platform might be the best fit for their unique needs. Legaltech News tackled this challenge recently and spoke to a pair of prominent eDiscovery attorneys for advice about the questions that ... Read More »

Report: North Carolina poised for Tech Growth

Report North Carolina poised for Tech Growth

Move over Silicon Valley, the state of technology in North Carolina looks increasingly attractive to businesses. That’s our interpretation of the 2016 North Carolina State of Technology industry report, which we are featuring for this week’s Friday Share. It’s no coincidence that LexisNexis continues to build out the Raleigh Technology Center of Excellence. The second annual report was produced by ... Read More »