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Who knew about Outline View? I didn’t – but Dave did!  This follows up from last week’s tip on Styles:   Create A Document Outline In Outline View When you have a complex document to organize, Outline View ( View   >   Outline ) helps you focus on its structure. You can use Outline View to create or edit headings, adjust heading levels, and rearrange the content until everything is right where you want it. It’s just a standard view function part of the Word Ribbon under the View Tab..I guess a little hidden gem as not many are aware of it but I use it all the time to catch ToC errors before creating one Available in all versions of Word since ...
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  Now that I’ve finally (mostly) cleared out my inbox post-ILTACON, I have a few minutes to ruminate on the two data privacy sessions I attended.  Tuesday’s session, titled Data Privacy:  Everyone’s Getting In On It , featured Michelle Merola as the moderator and panelists Lauren Doerries, Tsutomo Johnson and Joshua Lenon.  Thursday’s session, titled Data Privacy:  The anniversary of GDPR and the shape of things to come , featured Terri Garland as moderator and panelists David Hansen, Richard Hogg, and me.   Both sessions looked at the current state of data privacy and the impact it’s having on all our organizations, whether law firm or corporate, ...
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At a recent ILTACON iManage Company Update, Work 10 user adoption methods were reviewed. Considering the large number of ILTA members utilizing or moving to iManage Work 10, the ILTA Technology Solutions Content Coordinating Team asked Missy McDonough, Strategic Business Partner Liaison for IManage, to summarize the discussion to benefit not only those in attendance but those that were no able to participate. Thank you Missy for providing the following summary: At the ILTACON 2019 iManage Company Update, iManage introduced the concept of dividing DMS users in to three personas: power users, modern professionals and those who refuse to the use the DMS. ...
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WHY USE STYLES? I.               Modify one, update all If you’ve used a Style to format a heading (or a paragraph or a numbering scheme or … whatever), rather than using direct formatting (where you painstakingly apply all the formatting to every bit of text individually), you can re-format whole swaths of text merely by  updating the Style . Don’t like that Style? Right-click it and Modify! You want to change the font on   everything , including the footnotes and headers and footers, all at once?   Right -click on the   Normal   Style on the Home tab and hit “Modify”, then change the font in the drop-down on that dialog box. And it all updates ...
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Word (2010 and up) How to add a custom dictionary Use one of the following methods to add a custom dictionary. Method 1: Create an additional custom dictionary To create an additional custom dictionary, follow these steps: 1. Start Word. 2. In Word, click File , and then click Options . 3. In Word, click Proofing , and then click Custom Dictionaries under When correcting spelling in Microsoft Office programs. 4. Click New to create a new custom dictionary. 5. In the File name box, type a name for the new custom dictionary, and then click Save. 6. The custom dictionary is added to the Dictionary list. The location is: 7. In the ...
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TimeSlips SME

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Can anyone recommend a TimeSlips SME? A small NYC firm is seeking a contractor to help them out.
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Here is the tip for Outlook Calendars (2016 and up):   Is there a way to change the whole color of a particular appointment (NOT using categories)? Yes – from the Calendar pick the View Ribbon, then  View settings . Then choose   Conditional formatting . Click   Add   and add your new condition, i.e., Birthday. Click   Condition , and choose from the options your “condition” for coloring that appointment. Make sure you delete “Free” and “Busy” or your other calendar items will change color! Example:   Thanks to Chad Conrow of Perkins Coie for this tip
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(Chicago, IL) August 22, 2019 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) today, at the annual conference in Buena Vista, Florida, announced the seating of the newly elected Board of Directors. This change is effective immediately, following the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, 1:52 p.m. ET.  The new ILTA Board of Directors includes: President  James McKenna, Chief Information Officer, Fenwick & West Executive Vice President Ginevra Saylor, National Director, Innovation Programs, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP Secretary Chris Hunt, Director of Technology & Operations Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, ...
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(Chicago, IL) August 22, 2019 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has announced the 10th Annual ILTA’s Distinguished Peer Award winners. These awards were announced throughout the week during ILTACON 2019 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ILTA's Distinguished Peer Awards program recognizes ILTA peers who have delivered great business value and transformational impact through their innovations and implementations or have been champions in specific areas of focus for their organizations. “The individuals, projects, organizations, and business partners who have been selected by their peers this year are outstanding,” says Joy Heath ...
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Shortcut to Insert Time/Date in Excel or Access Use the following shortcut keys to insert the current time and date in a Microsoft Access table or Excel worksheet. ( Current date:   Press Ctrl + ; (semicolon) ( Current time:   Press Ctrl+Shift+ ; (semicolon) Note: When you insert the date and time using this tip, the information remains static. To update this information automatically, you must use the TODAY and NOW function
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Content Integration: The Key to Unlocking Data from Your CRM Law firms around the world rely on CRM solutions to keep an accurate account of their clients’ experience interacting with the firm.  This includes contact information,  activities, and potential for growth. These firms also rely on data from various other sources to aggregate a holistic view of these client contacts. Recently Scott Winter, the LexisNexis® InterAction® Director of Product Management sat down with Snehit Cherian, the LexisNexis Vice President of Technology, to discuss how technology can help bridge the gap between these pockets of critical data to empower CRM users with a single ...
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I have created an in-depth legal machine learning experiment using historical IPO, Initial Public Offering, data. The experiment is written in Python. Full source code for this project is available on GitHub . The goal of this experiment is to teach by example. I cover all of the major steps in a data science experiment: Data Import and Cleansing Data Exploration and Visualization Feature Engineering Training and Evaluating a Model Business Objective The business objective is to predict whether or not an IPO will be under-priced, using only the information that we have available before the offering. An offering is considered under-priced ...
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GDPR One Year Later!

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Privacy is the buzz word that we all hear about today. Why?  Because on May 25, 2018 the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect solidifying that privacy is a human right.  It is binding on all EU members businesses and their partners that manage and collect personally identifiable information (PII) on EU citizens, and grants rights and remedies for businesses to be fined and sued for non-compliance. With the implementation of GDPR, citizens are granted the following rights: Right to be informed Right of access Right to rectification Right to erasure/to be forgotten Right to restrict processing Right to data ...
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AutoCorrect   is a feature in   Microsoft   Word   that will automatically correct misspelled word and common typos. You can also add entries to this list for those words you commonly have issues spelling. It can also be used for capitalization errors as well as symbols. Here’s how you access   AutoCorrect   in Word:   -            File > Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options….   button                                                   -            Use the Replace: field to enter the word you want to type. Then use the With: field to enter what you want to actually show in your document. o    For example,   Replace: ...
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So, you want to learn Machine Learning. In this post, I will break down the various topics. In addition, each topic will include references to learning resources. There is an abundance of free information available on all of these topics. How to Get Started with Machine Learning Start with practical problems in which you have a strong business knowledge. For example, take an analysis you have already done in Excel, and try to improve it incrementally. Take the time to understand the math and how the algorithms work.  Always benchmark your results by learning how to score and evaluate your models. Be realistic about your programming skills. You can ...
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There is so much information these days on AI it’s hard to know where to begin.  If you are interested in hearing about some case studies on practical usage then look no further than an ILTA webinar series on the topic.  You may also want to review these as a precursor to this year’s ILTACON. The first in the series is Beyond the Hype: Artificial Intelligence in Legal Research where William Caraher, CIO at van Briesen & Roper discusses how they use ROSS to improve their processes.  Some of the points made are: Ability to search different sources at once Natural language Talking point with clients An investment in the future   The second ...
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Shift + F3. How often do you use that one? Remember its little gem? It takes the highlighted text and rotates it between the Title Case of lowercase and UPPERCASE letters. But, what if you're tired of rotating through the choices and just want to jump straight to UPPERCASE? Can we find a quick way to make that change? Well, obviously we're looking for a key combination. (After all, if we have to use the Format menu, Change Case choice, it's going to take way too long). Here's my humble suggestion. Next time, try   Ctrl + Shift + A . To change   a single word , simply put the cursor on the word and hit   Ctrl + Shift + A . Changing   multiple ...
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Introduction This is the second post in my series of machine learning posts in advance of the conference.  I hope this will provide for a lively conversation during our session:  Machine Learning and AI in Action (AI Series, Session 2).  In my first post, A Non-Technical Introduction to Machine Learning Algorithms , I discussed the various machine learning algorithms, and the types of business problems which can be solved using artificial intelligence and machine learning. In this post, I will discuss the process of implementing a complete, end-to-end,  data science experiment.  This post should help you understand how to get started, and also provide ...
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AutoSum Keyboard Shortcut   Everyone uses Excel's AutoSum button    for quickly SUMming values. But did you know there is a   keyboard shortcut   that performs this same function and very few Excel users know about? This is great for times when you'd prefer to use your keyboard rather than your mouse.   Select a cell or range of cells below, or to the right of, the cells you want to apply the SUM function to and simply press the Alt   key plus the equal sign ( Alt + = ).   Once you get used to using this shortcut, you can avoid reaching for the mouse when you already have your hands on the keyboard.       From   TheExcelAddict.c
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By Sharon Ford, Technology Education Specialist, Perkins Coie. There are many interesting changes in the Knowledge Management (KM) area including AI and machine learning, Chat Bots, automation and more.  Many of these initiatives involve technology changes, but they also result in process changes including how people work, and they may evoke emotions including concerns about job security.  Regardless of the type of change, one thing you need to keep in mind is organizations don’t change; people do. If individuals need to change, then there needs to be a focus on people when initiatives are implemented and that is where change management comes in. Whether ...
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