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Please enjoy this co-authored blog post by Kristin Rhodes, Senior Practice Manager, Paul Hastings LLP, Mike Ertel, KM Attorney, Paul Hastings LLP and Lori Millang, Legal Project Manager, Paul Hastings LLP. Introduction Legal Project Management (“LPM”) and Practice Management (“PM”) are two terms that are commonly interchanged or misused. This blog post offers a concise recitation of the differences and similarities between LPM and PM. There is often synergy between the roles, but they each bring their own value to the practice. This blog focuses on their unique contributions. In broad strokes, Practice Management (“PM”) is the global ...
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Explore the key add-ons of imDocShare! Co-Author, Search, Sync, attach iManage Work Server 10.2+ & iManage Cloud content in SharePoint & Teams with imDocShare Add-ons. imDocShare is an innovative solution to conveniently live view, edit, search and sync iManage Work Server 10.2+ & iManage Cloud content within Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams. The key Add-Ons of imDocShare imDocShare Teams app imDocShare Teams app allows users to Live - View, Add, Edit, Search, and Sync any iManage Work Server 10.2+ (or iManage Cloud) content in Microsoft Teams as a personal app or Channel Tab. ...
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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by Ryan Gerlach, Legal Analyst, State of California Office of the Attorney General - DOJ and Andrea Shirey, IT Consultant, Bayer Corporation Legal Department. In the world of Legal Technology, there are not always clear cut paths to take in terms of professional education. But as technology updates and changes, it is more and more important to be able to stay up to date with these updates and the policies surrounding them. While certification exams cost some additional money, they are well worth the investment in your own skillset that can be taken with you no matter which direction you follow your career in. They also ...
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Please enjoy this blog posted on behalf of the author, Mary O`Carroll, Chief Community Officer, Ironclad. Through my years at Google, CLOC, and now Ironclad , I’ve met with countless GCs and in-house professionals struggling to scale their legal departments and optimize their resources. Fortunately, I have some experience with this. I started at Google when the Legal department was roughly 200 people. At first, our legal department looked like many others; we had no processes or procedures, no systems or tools, no data or reports. By the time I left 13 years later, the department had scaled to over 1,400 people globally, maintaining enviable levels ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Mark Manoukian, IT Director, Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter. Kegler Brown has, without a doubt, moved to a hybrid model. While the bulk of our non-attorneys are back in the office, our 65 attorneys split their time between the office and elsewhere. It is fair to say that we are only able to move to a hybrid model because of the revolutionary changes to the meeting tools that took place during the pandemic when we were working remotely. These same tools, particularly improvements in video and audio conferencing, will continue to serve us well as we adjust to a hybrid model. Before the pandemic we used service-based ...
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(Chicago, IL) June 23, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces one of the two Keynote speakers for ILTACON Europe. ILTA is pleased to announce Stephen Carver as the Monday morning Keynote speaker for ILTACON Europe , the premier legal technology professional education and networking event. Mr. Carver is consistently rated as one of the top lecturers at conferences worldwide and often speaks to technologists and business- and thought-leaders on the subjects of Change Project & Programme Management. Mr. Carver last spoke to ILTA audiences at the 2019 ILTACON UK event in London. ILTACON Europe full programme details ...
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(Chicago, IL) June 14, 2022 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces a return to London in 2022 for ILTACON Europe. ILTA is pleased to announce ILTACON Europe , the premier legal technology professional education and networking event. This 2022 event will be held in Central London, at an ILTA-member firm, on 17 November. ILTACON Europe 2022 will feature five highly engaging sessions, separated by networking breaks, two Keynotes, a robust exhibitor showcase, and more. Spearheaded by ILTACON Europe co-chairs Damien Behan (Brodies) and Andrew Powell (Macfarlanes), and ILTA Vice President Tony McKenna (Howard Kennedy), ...
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When the pandemic sent the workforce to home offices, most law firms quickly started scanning daily mail to email inboxes. Facilities management or mailroom staff went into the office and cobbled together a new work process to accommodate this method of delivery. For the purpose of this article, daily mail includes documents delivered by USPS, overnight services or local couriers. But email has proven to be a poor workflow management tool and perhaps more importantly, nearly impossible to govern. Email is also the weakest point of security and compliance in the lifecycle of matter documents and client information. Clients pay attention to this. Year over ...
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By: Parita Kanevskiy - Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Dawn Sheridan - Thompson Coburn LLP and Cindy Foellmer - Sidley Austin LLP Templates are the foundation of so many things within our firms. Repeatable items deserve a template or automation, when possible. With Microsoft Teams, you can have templates and automation! Because Teams is built on SharePoint online, we can take advantage of its capabilities to create a sustainable template. Once the lists are created, add them as tabs in your Teams site for easy access. Review and Discuss Current State Take some time to review your current state. What do you like about your current processes? ...
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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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