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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by Matt Miller, VP of Product, Litera Microsystems, Matt James, Sr. Director of Evangelists & Sales Engineers, Litera Microsystems and Sherry Kappel, Litera Evangelist, Litera Microsystems. The market for legal services has been tightening for years. Alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) have been ratcheting competition up and driving prices down, forcing law firms to create new models for client service. At the same time, client expectations for both cost-effectiveness and the quality of legal work have consistently risen. These pressures have inspired many law firms to look for ways to offer alternative ...
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Please enjoy this blog, posted on behalf of the author, Andrea Williams, Principal, Fides essociates Inc. When undertaking initiatives and new opportunities, it isn’t always possible or easy to deliver to the classic Return on Investment (ROI) formula. While showing the profitability, or savings, that has resulted is very important, there are frequently many more results and learnings identified that have significant benefits and impact to the organization beyond the baseline ROI calculation. It’s not a black and white world, so painting your ROI picture using more of your palette will reflect the additional dimensions. Why is it important and valuable? ...
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(Chicago, IL) September 27, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces a limited-time offer for purchasers of Law Firm 101. A premier ILTA offering, LawFirm 101 will, through Friday, September 30, 2022, offer purchasers two complimentary passes for the 2022 LegalSEC Summit in San Antonio, Texas. LegalSEC Summit will be held on October 10-12, 2022 and is an industry-leading three day conference all about security for legal. To redeem this offer, please visit the LawFirm 101 page , email ILTA Membership, and the ILTA Accounting department will work with purcahers directly to redeem the two complimentary event passes for LegalSEC ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Rabiya Hirji, Solution Advisory Director, Risk Products, Intapp. When I started my career in law firm risk management over 25 years ago, the conflicts assistant/analyst/administrator was expected to fulfill a wide range of responsibilities including all aspects of matter opening, procuring details to respond to audit letters, preparing matter lists for lawyer departures, and maintaining client/matter data in financial systems. This wide range of duties and expectations not only put a lot of strain on these professionals; it also kept them from focusing on and specializing in specific areas and skillsets. A recent ...
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Audits, Audits, Audits

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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Layla Atkins, Security Analyst, Winstead PC. With the rise of cyber-attacks, international tension, and remote or hybrid work environments, clients want to ensure their data is properly handled and secured. A popular method of ensuring the safety of their data is an audit. With respect to this blog post, the term “audit” is used to refer to a process by which a law firm’s risks are identified and analyzed, and the information is used to minimize the firm’s risk going forward. Think of an audit as a law firm health check, which ensures the client’s data is safe and provides increased control. This control ensures ...
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Maptician Announces Scenario Planning: Optimize Hybrid Office Space and Return-to-Office Strategies--ILTACON Maptician , makers of market-leading, intelligent space and occupancy management technology, announce general availability of Scenario Planning, designed to help law firms optimize hybrid office space and return-to-office (RTO) strategies. Scenario Planning is an unprecedented office space visualization tool powered by Maptician’s proprietary mapping engine and enables firms to easily create sand-boxed versions of complex seating assignments, furniture layouts, schedules and architecture so firms can optimize their office space and RTO strategies. ...
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Maptician Empowers the Hybrid Office with Release of Powerful New Feature: Presence Presence helps professionals optimize their in-office time Maptician , makers of market leading intelligent space and occupancy management technology, today announces general availability of Presence, a powerful new feature designed to optimize people and space in hybrid office operations. Presence delivers unprecedented visibility into peers’ physical office attendance through an automated and proprietary internet protocol (IP) based integration. With Presence, professionals make quick decisions that optimize their in-office time aligned with collaboration, networking, ...
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Maptician Releases Conference Room Signage Integration to Power End-to-End Hybrid Office Solution Maptician , the market leading end-to-end technology solution for the hybrid workplace, announces the addition of conference room signage to the Maptician platform, providing firms an end-to-end technology solution to manage their hybrid office operations. Maptician is the all-in-one software solution for the hybrid workplace, from office hoteling, conference room management and employee collaboration, to innovative scenario planning and powerful reporting and analytics features that help organizations make great decisions. According to Cushman & Wakefield’s ...
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Hybrid operations are here to stay but building a hybrid office strategy that works? That’s a challenge. Until now. Maptician is the end-to-end solution for hybrid operations. We help law firms get their hands around optimizing space and people, solving complex and ever-evolving hybrid challenges in a simple, intuitive platform that makes it easy. Join ILTA and Maptician‘s CEO Alaa Pasha and COO AshLea Allberry on Monday, October 3 rd at 11am ET to learn about this innovative technology and some of the key benefits powering law firms’ hybrid strategies including: Scenario planning . Our unprecedent mapping engine puts space planning at your fingertips. ...
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Please enjoy this blog post which is posted on behalf of the author, Ann Rainhart, Chief Strategy Officer, Taft Law. Evolving takes time. In fact, lasting evolutionary change takes about one million years. Of course when we talk about change in law firms we don’t really mean the “Darwin” kind of evolution. For those of us who focus on doing things better and faster, and who care about helping people find meaning and success in their professional lives, we’ve spent most of our careers talking about helping lawyers and law firms evolve the practice of law in innovative and successful ways. And many of us might confess to feeling like significant change would ...
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(Chicago, IL) September 7, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces a limited partnership with IG World magazine for the 2nd Annual Global Information Governance (IG) Survey 2022-2023. The joint survey is open to all practitioners and providers in IG, and its major facets, and is intended to help IG practitioners and advisors learn what strategies and tools others are using, and the results of those efforts. ILTA hopes that survey will help foster the adoption and maturation of Information Governance programs, and the IG discipline itself. “Last year’s survey report provided valuable insights for IG practitioners managing ...
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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by Carolyn Bragiel, CEDS, Advisor, Legal E-Discovery Team, Cardinal Health and Daniel Stamper, Senior Engineer, Information Security & Risk, Cardinal Health. When working with legal, e-discovery, IT and even data custodians, sometimes there are barriers in the process, as we have all probably noticed. We need the cooperation of all to have a smooth process of getting the data we need. How can we overcome these barriers? Let’s start with the data custodians. For some custodians, this may be the first time they have been named in a document preservation issue. Good and patient communication is the key. They ...
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Just wondering if your law firm blocks insecure file sharing sites even if the client wants to use them. Any insight how this is handled would be greatly appreciated.
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FOCUS IS SAYING NO

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How many times during the day do you question yourself about the relevance of your work? I have noticed in several companies in the most diverse sectors this feeling of doubt about the effectiveness of the time spent by the team, be it in a simple process, report or even a large project. So, I start here with a provocation: what is productivity for you? Let me guess... quantity of deliveries, correct? or who knows how many meetings you attend during the day or week? No, productivity is not associated with a schedule full of meetings that you can't add much to, and it's also not about monitoring 54 processes, 14 projects, and several AD-HOC deliveries, productivity ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Mark Manoukian, IT Director, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, Chad Ergun, Chief Information Officer, Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP and Tom Hall, Chief Operating Officer, Brachers LLP. Tell me a little about yourself and your firm. Chad Ergun: I am the CIO at Davis Graham & Stubbs located in Denver CO with about 200 attorneys. In addition to IT, I also oversee KM & Legal Research, Records, eDiscovery and Application Development teams. Tom Hall: I am the COO of Brachers LLP a full service law firm located in Maidstone, Kent, UK, with 200 staff. I oversee IT, Finance, Facilities and ...
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(Chicago, IL) August 9, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces full language translations of ILTACON 2021 video recordings. These recordings, available in both Spanish and Portuguese , were from conference sessions recorded in 2021 at ILTACON. These translations were sponsored by iManage. Learn more about the 2021 conference here . By releasing this innovative and important conference content in multiple, additional languages, ILTA continues to publish and create international content that furthers our Strategic goals and increases accessibility for ILTA members across the globe. ABOUT ILTA The ...
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(Chicago, IL) August 4, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) announces a limited content collaboration with the Legal Marketing Association (LMA). Over the remaining months of 2022, ILTA and LMA will produce a 30-minute podcast series, “Marketing and Technology: How a Communicative Relationship can Yield Valuable Results.” In this collaboration, four seasoned marketing and technology experts discuss their organizational structures, the importance of establishing effective and open communication processes between departments and share stories in which these efforts resulted in successful projects. Both ILTA and LMA recognize that ...
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Intellek, a leading supplier of learning technology to the global legal community, joins forces with the leading marketplace for legal technology. Intellek and Reynen Court recently announced that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership that will bring the latest in innovative learning technology to the legal industry worldwide. “The team and I are proud and excited to go live with this marketplace partnership, showcasing our cutting-edge product suite for law firms , in collaboration with such a well-recognized and established platform… As one of the first developers of a cloud-based legal-specific Learning Management System , ...
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(Chicago, IL) August 2, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the opening of registration and speaker applications for LegalSEC Summit 2022. LegalSEC Summit , held 10-12 October at the San Antonio, Texas, Marriott Rivercenter, will feature three full days of educational programming, focused on the information security challenges faced by the legal industry. Registration is now open. Beginning today, Speaker Applications are open for LegalSEC Summit. ILTA encourages technology professionals, at every level, who manage security, governance, risk, and compliance in support of the practice of law to apply to speak and lead ...
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(Chicago, IL) August 1, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the return of LegalSEC Summit 2022. ILTA is pleased to announce the return of the educational conference, LegalSEC Summit . This year’s conference, held 10-12 October at the San Antonio, Texas, Marriott Rivercenter, will feature three full days of educational programming, focused on the information security challenges faced by the legal industry. LegalSEC Summit is designed for technology professionals, at every level, who manage security, governance, risk, and compliance in support of the practice of law. A detailed agenda, along with information on CISSP, CLE, ...
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