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(Chicago, IL) May 12, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces an encore Microsoft Teams virtual event. ILTA is pleased to announce a second installation of the sold-out Mastering Microsoft Teams event, to next take place July 20-21, 2022. Moderating the next series will be Kenny Leckie, of Traveling Coaches, and Jeffrey Roach, of Encoretech, with special guest speaker Michelle Gilbert. This second program will feature new topics, new trends, and look to the attendee audience for real-world problems for our experts to trouble-shoot and assist. For more information, please visit the ILTA Mastering Microsoft ...
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As law firms transition from crisis management to long-term solutions for the Normal Now, a crafted digital mailroom is essential. Inbound legal mail needs to get in the DMS, not the email system where it is delayed and exposed. If your firm is still scanning daily mail to email, how many of these challenges does your firm experience? The mailroom scanning operation is not integrated with the document management system (DMS). Scanned mail recipients must use their email inbox as a workflow tool to process daily mail. From an IT and security perspective, scanned legal mail ends up as unnamed PDF attachments stored in the email server, clogging storage ...
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By Nick Inglis In my book Advancing from eDiscovery to Prediscovery , I provide a deep dive into the current state, process evaluation, and future state of Information Governance and eDiscovery, as well as how these disciplines can be aligned. In this second in a three-part blog series about the book, I will summarize the second section, focusing specifically on the current and future state and process of eDiscovery. The basis for the eDiscovery profession is, as has been said, best reflected in the EDRM, a linear step-based process released by George Socha, and Tom Gelbmann in 2005. It begins with identifying data related to a case, then moving ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Glenn Hoxie, Senior Project Manager, Practice Innovation and Legal Solutions, Paul Hastings LLP. Many of us have tested our green thumbs in the last two years. Some of us have managed to create a beautiful garden, grow the perfect gardenia, and learn from those constant challenges which impact the new gardener. As one of my interviewees shared, building and maintaining a client relationship is akin to growing a garden and making it thrive. My conversations with industry leaders in the Knowledge Management, Legal Project Management, and Pricing areas resulted in other unique ideas, suggestions, and examples around ...
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Explore the key add-ons of netDocShare! Co-Author, Search, Sync, Attach NetDocuments content in SharePoint & Teams with netDocShare Add-ons. The Key add-ons of netDocShare netDocShare is an innovative solution exclusively designed for law firms and corporate general counsels using NetDocuments DMS to Live View, Add, Edit, Search, and Sync NetDocuments content with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive for business, or Web apps. For more details visit https://netdocshare.com/
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(Chicago, IL) May 4, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces several new types of registration options for ILTACON 2022. ILTA is pleased to announce new types of registration for ILTACON 2022 . ILTACON is the leading legal technology conference, held over four-and-a-half-days, with comprehensive peer-driven programs, educational content, and face-to-face networking. Industry experts and the legal community collaborate onsite in National Harbor this August to discover and evolve successful legal operation strategies for today’s transforming legal industry. Beginning today, ILTA has opened registration to ...
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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by Kristin Rhodes, Senior Practice Manager, Paul Hastings LLP and Mike Ertel, KM Attorney, Paul Hastings LLP. Our previous posts discussed practice management generally and how it adds value to law firms . This post discusses how to introduce an embedded practice manager. A new practice manager has several process goals, including: Obtain holistic view of priorities Generate simple and high value wins Gain champions Build trust Reaching these goals is an iterative process requiring a slow build of reliance over time. They are also non-sequential and can inform each other. As you learn about priorities, ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Tanya Pereira, Discovery Services and Litigation Support Coordinator, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP. As a Discovery Services and Litigation Support Coordinator, I have a 360-degree view of how projects are managed, both on the internal legal operations side as well as the eDiscovery and client matters side. Legal project management is becoming increasingly prevalent in the industry as more firms build out dedicated project management offices and encourage teams to be trained in legal project management. In eDiscovery, it remains critical to adopt a standardized approach to projects due to the need to monitor ...
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(Chicago, IL) April 26, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the ILTACON 2022 Legal Investment Hub. The ILTA Investment Hub is a one-day event held in conjunction with ILTACON, the premier educational and networking event for the legal community. The Legal Investment Hub , an “event within an event”, will include: “Shark Tank”™ style pitch sessions where participating startups will be given 5 minutes to make a pitch to private equity and venture capital firms Startups will be provided an opportunity for a prep session with an experienced corporate advisor Investors and potential customers will be allotted 5 minutes ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Tom Baldwin , Partner, Fireman & Company - an Epiq Company. Intro: In this blog post, we will learn what marketing and KM teams have done with their intranets to promote engagement and productivity across the organization in this ever changing environment. —---------- The pandemic has revealed quite a lot about society, and certainly our little legal industry bubble is no exception. At the onset there were many questions, periods of anxiety, and fear of the unknown. However, we learned a few things: Lawyers can, when pressed into action, work remotely and be effective for extended periods of ...
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Please enjoy this blog post from co-authors Pablo Balancini, CEO & Founder, LegalHub, Damian Giacone, CTO, LegalHub and Jose Vega Sainz, COO & LegalOps, LegalHub. “ Le diremos al mundo entero, que hablamos la verdad. Ninguna fuerza puede detenernos ahora, somos geniales, somos rudos, bla, bla, bla ”. La frase, si bien es tomada de la película Mentiras Arriesgadas , puede perfectamente ser aplicada al estado actual del Derecho en relación con los datos y la toma de decisiones. El mundo legal es -históricamente- una industria conservadora. La prestación de servicios jurídicos tradicionales está fundada en una práctica que exalta el ...
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(Chicago, IL) April 19, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) announces the launch of the ILTA On-Demand content portal. ILTA is pleased to share the creation and opening of the ILTA On-Demand, the first one-stop portal for ILTA curated content by subject area, format, or recent ILTA event. By creating this portal, ILTA is committed to helping legal technologists find new and emerging podcasts, blogs, upcoming events, and peer-powered collaborations that will educate and engage. The portal contains direct links to ILTA’s wide content libraries and externally hosted content. Moving forward, ILTA content will be added daily and quarterly, ...
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Please enjoy this blog post from co-authors Pablo Balancini, CEO & Founder, LegalHub, Damian Giacone, CTO, LegalHub and Jose Vega Sainz, COO & LegalOps, LegalHub. “We will tell the whole world that we speak the truth. No force can stop us now, we're cool, we're badass, blah blah blah." The phrase, although it is taken from the film True Lies, can perfectly be applied to the current state of Law in relation to data and decision-making. The legal world is -historically- a conservative industry . The provision of traditional legal services is based on a practice that exalts proprietary knowledge and installs lawyers as the only providers of legal ...
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Please enjoy this blog from Greg Evans, Senior Product Manager, Relativity. The use of collaborative meeting and messaging platforms by organizations of all types has been growing exponentially. This trend has only accelerated since it began prior to 2020. Finding a large organization that doesn’t use Microsoft Teams, Slack, Google Workspace Chat, Zoom or another similar application is nearly impossible. Today: 66% of companies using Teams are also using Slack 91% of companies are using at least 2 messaging applications The average number of workplace messaging application used is 3.3 As messaging-type platforms become the preferred method ...
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(Chicago, IL) April 14, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the ILTACON 2022 Startup Hub. An integral part of the ILTACON Exhibit Hall, the Startup Hub will showcase legal IT and tech startups. Limited to 15 curated participant booths, the selected Startups will gain access to the most powerful group of legal IT and tech decision makers that can propel your company’s business. The goal of the Startup Hub is to create a compelling showcase of innovative new and emerging companies that will positively impact legal IT and operations. ILTA encourages all new, innovative, and exciting legal technology startups to apply. Full ...
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Law firms were forced to develop new habits to handle work during the pandemic. Physical mail delivery is no exception. Some solutions were carefully thought out, but like many problems solved at the start of the ‘stay at home’ orders, many are still running in the same way as when they got cobbled together as an emergency response. Just for fun let’s take a look at some of the fire drill mail delivery routines we have come across that were hurriedly put in place. Our point, of course, is to shed light on the fact that your law firm cannot keep operating in emergency response mode when it comes to processing mail. The daily mail is essential to a law firm because ...
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Law firms were forced to develop new habits to handle work during the pandemic. Physical mail delivery is no exception. Some solutions were carefully thought out, but like many problems solved at the start of the ‘stay at home’ orders, many are still running in the same way as when they got cobbled together as an emergency response. Just for fun let’s take a look at some of the fire drill mail delivery routines we have come across that were hurriedly put in place. Our point, of course, is to shed light on the fact that your law firm cannot keep operating in emergency response mode when it comes to processing mail. The daily mail is essential to a law firm because ...
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On Wednesday 23 rd March, in sponsorship with Prosperoware, ILTA hosted its second ‘Women in Legal Tech event’. The aim of these events is to build a community for women in Legal Technology. The first event, in November 2021, was very well received and had focused on Leadership; the topic for this event was Imposter Syndrome. The event was due to be hosted by Nina Gratrick (Global Services Technology Delivery Director for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP) but unfortunately she was unable to attend due to illness. The panel was lead by Melody Easton (Marketing Director of Prosperoware) and she was joined by Annette Brown (Head of IT at Milbank) and Sam Jefferies ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Chuck Neal, Senior Project Manager, IST Management Services, Inc. A poll was conducted on the ILTA LinkedIn page at the end of March 2022 where respondents were asked to choose the top processing tool/platform used by you or your vendor. Based on the results, the majority of respondents use Relativity, with Cloudnine/LAW, Ringtail and Nuix Discover being mentioned. This is a large uptick in Relativity use compared to the 2021 ILTA Litigation and Practice Support Survey. Majority of respondents (58%) use Relativity 10% use Cloudnine/LAW Other platforms mentioned in the comments were Ringtail and Nuix Discover ...
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(Chicago, IL) April 11, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the opening of ILTACON 2022 Scholarship applications. ILTA is pleased to announce the opening for ILTACON 2022 Scholarship Applications . ILTACON 2022, which bring together industry experts and the legal community onsite in National Harbor this August, will feature two distinct scholarship opportunities. The first scholarship opportunity is the Cheryl Disch Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to expand the perspectives shared at ILTACON and to foster professional development among minority members of the association. This includes ...
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