But Wait... There's More

By Joanne Kiley posted 08-17-2015 17:29

  

Members recently discussed the popular topic of attorney intake procedures, the upcoming end of Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 and 10 support from Microsoft and more. Explore curated sources on these topics including some from ILTA’s treasure chest.

ATTORNEY INTAKE PROCEDURES

Questions arise regularly in the discussion groups about attorney intake, matter management practices and exit procedures. Luckily ILTA has onboarding and offboarding resources including best practices articles and checklists to develop or refine your documents and matter processes. From the “Driving Change in a Law Firm” interview series, listen to the interview with Erin Adell on her experience with enterprise content management and matter management. From ILTA’s most recent white paper, read “Offboarding: Managing the Challenge of Attorney Exits.” Also see the recent webinar, “Best Practices for Attorney and Matter Mobility.”

INTERNET EXPLORER vs. EDGE

One year ago, Microsoft announced the end date, January 2016, for security updates for Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 and 10. Windows 10 runs on Microsoft’s new browser, Edge, but it also bundles IE11. However, many organizations still use an earlier version of IE. Many web-based tools in legal still run best in earlier versions of IE. Computerworld recently provided an update on the number of enterprises still running older versions of IE in “Patch Halt Looms for Half of All IE Users.” It seems many industries share this issue with the legal technology world.

With the deployment of Edge, Microsoft hopes to compete and beat Chrome. Read these early reviews.

“Microsoft Plays Catch-Up with Its New Web Browser, Edge” from re/code.

“Edge vs. Internet Explorer: What’s New” from Laptop.    

“Internet Explorer 11 vs. Microsoft Edge: Does Windows 10’s New Browser Measure Up?”  from ITPro.

 

Something Extra - Team Motivation and ILTACON 2015 Previews

In August, many people take vacations or wish they had.  It can be either too quiet or too crazed both because of the reduced number of people in the office. For those of you still in the office or just returning, the article “9 Uncommon Ways to Motivate Teams at Your Law Firm” from LegalProductivity.com might provide inspiration and invigoration for you and your team.

With ILTACON 2015 only a couple of weeks away, I will highlight a few sessions that cover the Cloud, Mobility, Information Governance, Security, and Business and Process Improvement in this and upcoming But Wait… There’s More editions. Today I offer a preview of sessions related to Business & Process Improvement from two session planners. I will also post a daily blog during ILTACON2015 for those unable to attend in which I will highlight sessions to help you determine which recordings to access later.

“Why the @#$&*! Did You Download That?” Tuesday, September 1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Regardless of your role, this session has takeaways for you. The three panelists will share real life situations gone terribly awry and the steps needed to right everything again. This session will also discuss the importance of rewarding a spirit of cooperation to reduce risk. BYOD and today’s employee present so many unknowns. This session equips you to successfully manage issues of privacy, security, HIPAA and more.

“The Accidental Procurement Officer: Managing the Deal,” Thursday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Do you dread the day your boss says, “Take a look at this contract and see if anything is missing?” Are you worried you do not possess strong negotiating skills? Or perhaps you have participated in the procurement process and want to learn more. Join this dynamic panel with expertise in security, software, licensing and negotiating for a collaborative conversation about contracts, strategy, metrics and more. Bring your questions about the process and best practices. One of the panelists promises rewards for good questions. You will leave this session armed with checklists, key terms and steps you can take immediately to become an effective procurement officer.

As ILTA’s content curator, I’m always monitoring the discussion forums to discover what topics are top-of-mind among the members. Each week, I focus on a few areas that spark your interest, and I provide some curated resources to assist your own information-gathering on the topics. If there are specific topics you would like assistance exploring, please contact me at joanne@iltanet.org.



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