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Please enjoy this blog post authored by DeBora King, Security Risk & Compliance, Robinson Bradshaw. Why is it a race? Because Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) are accelerating at warp speed. During this race, we have an incredible task of investigating the unknown and assessing security risk levels commensurate to our firm’s risk appetite. Here’s the hard part – we must perform these tasks while juggling the compulsory for innovation and maintaining a competitive edge. Roadmap We’re going to need a roadmap in our race to building a better Third-Party Risk Management Program, so let’s start with frameworks ...
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Please enjoy this infographic blog authored by Corey Reitz, Distinguished Cyber Assurance Architect, Sandia National Laboratories and designed by Kendall Lazorchak, Creative Director, ILTA. #Security #SecurityProfessionals #Cybersecurity #AuditResponse #100Level
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Law firms that plan to increase litigation lawyer leverage in the next year, should invest in the right legal tech now. According to the Citi Law Firm Leaders Survey , around 62 percent of large law firms plan to increase their lawyer leverage by 2025. However, only one-third of firms plan to spend more on litigation support technology, according to a survey by U.S. Legal Support – making it unclear how they hope to accomplish their lawyer leverage goals. Despite the ongoing hype about technology eventually replacing lawyers, it seems that law firms should be more focused on finding legal tech that solves everyday problems. When applied correctly, legal ...
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A lawyer’s day is typically filled with a pile of documents on their desk, each requiring meticulous proofreading and drafting. Meanwhile, their inbox teems with clients eagerly seeking updates on the progression of their cases. Faced with these demands, lawyers find themselves compelled to work tirelessly to bring each case to its resolution, leaving no detail unexamined. However, the recent emergence of ChatGPT for lawyers has revolutionized paralegal services, and how they engage with information and enhanced their efficiency in navigating the complexities of legal discourse. As per a March 2023 survey (statista) among lawyers at large and midsize ...
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Introduction Legal tech investments witnessed an explosive boom between 2010 and 2020. This period saw the rise of cutting-edge legal technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP) , Cognitive Computing , and Smart Search. These disruptive innovations have fundamentally transformed how legal professionals approach research, streamline processes, and deliver services, ushering in a new era of efficiency and innovation in the legal domain. But with these new capabilities came the significant risks – security threats, data loss, integration challenges, ethical and regulatory compliance, and more! ...
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Remember the early days of MDM (Mobile Device Management)? While widely used, the early iterations were not popular. MDM adoption still suffers from the early experience. We’ve come a long way from those days. Recent developments from Microsoft make authentication and data management easier for both users and for IT admins. Integration with the Intune SDK and Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) If you are either an Azure Entra ID user, an Intune user, or both, an MSAL integration offers a simpler experience for users and IT alike. Fewer sign-ins for both frequent and occasional LINK users Integrating MSAL into an app allows the app to ...
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Please enjoy this blog post by Iman Badri, Data Scientist, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. Understanding Prompt Engineering Prompt engineering can be described as the process of designing and fine-tuning input prompts to maximize the efficiency and accuracy of interactive AI systems responses. It involves crafting specific instructions, questions, or scenarios that help the AI system to understand the context and detailed requirements of the task. To achieve optimal outcomes, it is essential to have a good grasp of how AI / GenAI systems work and what they can and cannot do, and also to have a solid understanding of the characteristics of the task in question. ...
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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by Danette Shaifer, Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer at Florishion Consulting & Coaching, LLC and Amy Wegener, Executive Coach and Consultant, AB Wegener LLC. A Tale of Leadership at Southfield & Pinch At Southfield & Pinch, a medium-sized law firm renowned for its commitment to excellence, the technology department is the backbone that ensures smooth operations. Among the many strategic challenges faced by the firm, one stands out: cultivating the next generation of leaders among the operational and administrative staff. This is a story about two managers, Casey and Jerri, and their journeys ...
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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by Damian Priamurskiy, Project Management & Delivery Specialist, Lowenstein Sandler LLP and Mike Ertel, Practice Innovation and Knowledge Attorney, Paul Hastings LLP. Introduction Process mapping uses visual representation to document, analyze, and improve business processes. Its roots can be traced back to the time-and-motion studies conducted by Frederick Winslow Taylor and Frank and Lillian Gilbreth, who sought to optimize industrial efficiency. One of the first studies was titled “Process Charts, First Steps in Finding the One Best Way to Do Work” published in 1921 by industrial engineer and efficiency ...
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(Chicago, IL) JUNE 12, 2024 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces continued partnership with S4S Club in 2024. ILTA is pleased to announce a continued partnership with S4S Club. With this partnership, ILTA members will have the opportunity to take part in an innovative and disruptive information security event on 17 September 2024 at 155 Bishopsgate, London, United Kingdom. S4S and ILTA invite members and guests to share in a day of dynamic programming. This event will be filled with roundtables and coordinated discussions led by over 50 industry thought leaders. Freshfields Global Chief Information ...
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(Chicago, IL) June 12, 2024 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces ILTACON Europe 2024 and the opening of registration for this event. ILTA is pleased to announce ILTACON Europe , the premier legal technology professional education and networking event, will be returning to A&O Shearman in London on 13th and 14th November 2024. Further, ILTACON Europe 2024, is now open for member registration . This year’s event will feature highly engaging sessions, separated by networking breaks, multiple Keynotes, a robust exhibitor showcase, and more. “Our two day event last November was a real success with ...
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Legal professionals today are moving past the skepticism surrounding AI's legal implications. They are evaluating applications of AI legal research and analysis. Amongst various reforms AI can introduce, generative AI (gen AI) or legal chatbots have received the highest adoption amongst law firms. A survey by LexisNexis states that lawyers see massive potential with gen AI tools to assist with researching (65%), drafting documents (56%), and document analysis (44%). In a competitive market, leveraging cutting-edge technology, like AI in legal processes, is vital for enhanced productivity, efficiency, and cost reduction. AI transforms legal research ...
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In today’s digital age, law firms manage mountains of sensitive client data using technology. Keeping client information safe isn’t just your duty, it is essential to the success of your firm. As law firm breaches increase, client questions about legal tech security and privacy rise as well. To answer these questions confidently, legal professionals should understand how their firm protects client data. In this article, we’ll share an overview of why legal tech security is so important and questions to ask legal tech providers when considering a new solution. We’ll offer an educational overview of security certifications and data privacy regulations you will ...
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Hi Everyone, We currently use Intapp Content Connector at our firm but it is very unstable with the New Microsoft Teams update. Does anyone have any other recommendations that work for their firm? Does anyone know when NetDocuments will release their coauthoring tool? Any insight will be greatly appreciated.
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Recently, I came across a LinkedIn post from a friend who was #Hiring for a cybersecurity role. It got me thinking - just how challenging is it to find and crucially, to retain, experienced cybersecurity staff? According to my friend, it is very challenging. Intrigued, I decided to take a dive into the numbers. 71% of organizations are currently unable to fill cybersecurity positions, leading to a concerning skills gap in the workforce. This issue has been highlighted by The World Economic Forum , which warns of the potential impact on infrastructure and society as a whole. Globally, there is an estimated 4 million person ...
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(Chicago, IL) May 15, 2024 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), announces additional registration types open for ILTACON 2024. ILTA is pleased to announce the opening of the remaining registration types for ILTACON 2024 . These types are as follows: Non-Member - Full week registration for individuals eligible for ILTA membership (from firms, corp legal depts, law schools, etc). Consultant/Explorer - Full week registration for individuals who may be exploring ILTA corporate sponsorship (Explorers) or those who provide services to ILTA’s corporate sponsors (Consultants). Day Passes - Day registration ...
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The American Bar Association is facing a petition spearheaded by Olga V Mack, a fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, and Damien Riehl, Vice-President and Solutions Champion at legal tech platform vLex. Their call to eliminate the term "non-lawyer" has reignited a pivotal debate on inclusion and hierarchies within the legal profession. As Indian law firms witness a surge in allied professionals across domains like business development, communication, legal technology and innovation, this issue takes on heightened relevance. While an influx of allied roles in Indian firms represents progress, it also exposes deep-seated cultural ...
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(Chicago, IL) May 1, 2024 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) proudly announces the recipients of the 2024 Distinguished Peer Awards . On Tuesday, 30 April, ILTA honored the nominees of the 2024 Distinguished Peer Awards in Charlotte, NC at the Sheraton / Le Meridian in a formal dinner and live simulcast. “The DPA awards ceremony was a great way to end April Volunteer month,” expressed Joy Heath Rush, CEO of ILTA. “Our volunteers are our life blood, they are our thought leaders, our innovators, our problem solvers, and our visionaries.” ILTA launched the Distinguished Peer Award programing in 2010, honoring ...
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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by John Graves, Training Support Specialist, Winstead PC and Josh Moore, Director of Solutions Engineering, Govlnvest. Being a new associate can be stressful. But imagine it’s 1995. Hours upon hours are spent perusing the Law Library. Finally, Batson v. Kentucky, 476 U.S. 79 (1986) …just what the Partner wanted. At the time, this method was the best way to find cases. Thankfully, legal tech has provided a better way. The legal industry is transforming at a blistering pace and legal tech startups are at the forefront of this disruption. Startups are newly established companies, typically less than 5 years ...
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Please enjoy this blog post by Stephanie Carty, Senior Manager, Real Estate Practice Group. "I finally figured it out", my sister sighed into the phone. "It's ADHD." As frustrations around focus, time management, overwhelm and disorganization mounted, my sister was running out of patience. She is a talented attorney who is well liked and respected, but she has one major adversary: Herself. The fast paced and demanding day of a big law associate is challenging enough, but enduring additional unexplained focus and attention struggles can make the workload feel insurmountable. At the end of her rope, my sister sat for neurological testing, and the results ...
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