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Trainers Talk: January 28, 2020 New Year, New Topics Moderators: Asima Macci Missy McDonough Greg Tomlinson    Topics of Discussion:   How to put some fun into a technology upgrade that will help entice users learn the new features? Breakfast with Asima Like Asima, but just monthly "IT Q & A" with Einstein bagels - ANY computer question! and people come to just hear the other questions and answers :+ Gamification: Themes: Make an upgrade fun by figuring a theme for that particular upgrade, and follow that theme through with the promotion of the new product, training, hand-outs, prizes etc. for example - when we ...
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En nuestra experiencia como consultores para departamentos legales internos de empresas, hemos identificado que uno de los grandes problemas a los que se enfrentan se relaciona a la pregunta “¿Cómo ser más eficientes y medir tales resultados?”. Esto último resulta ser clave cuando entendemos que los equipos legales internos deben convertirse en socios estratégicos dentro del negocio. Mucho se ha escrito sobre las condiciones del entorno a los que los departamentos legales deben enfrentarse hoy.  Incremento del trabajo que tradicionalmente era llevado a cabo por firmas legales externas, recursos y presupuestos limitados, presión por reducción en gastos ...
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We hope you enjoy this blog co-authored by Nikki Shaver, Global Director of Knowledge Management, Paul Hastings, LLP and Adam Dedynski, KM-Project Manager, Reed Smith, LLP. This post is the first in a series ILTA will run over the course of the year, entitled “Foundations of Knowledge Management”. Upcoming posts will discuss the pillars of KM, evolving roles in KM, and how to measure the value of KM. First, though, we start at the beginning, for those new to the field. What is Knowledge Management (“KM”)? Defining KM has always been challenging, and it’s only become more so as the legal industry has evolved. [1] Generally, however, most traditional ...
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PowerPoint Tips (Merge multiple presentations into One; Keyboard shortcuts when Presenting)   Merge Multiple Presentations into One There are times when you might want to   combine multiple presentations   into a single   presentation, such as when you want to add slides from an existing presentation to a presentation that you are creating. The best way to copy slides from one presentation to another is to insert them using the Slide Finder dialog box (Insert menu, Slides from File command). In this dialog box, you can select the slides you want without having to open the presentation. In the   Slide Finder   dialog box, browse to ...
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There is an old story about the origin of the unofficial nickname of the state of Missouri, “The Show Me State”, which you may have seen on a license plate a time or two. As it goes, a turn-of-the century Missouri congressman named Willard Vandiver once said, in part, “…frothy eloquence neither convinces nor satisfies me. I'm from Missouri, and you have got to show me." I don’t think it’s leap to say that politicians and attorneys share perhaps a skeptical nature, and certainly a pragmatic one. Therefore, this phrase comes to mind often when I am trying to get the attention of perpetually busy attorneys. Whether it is convincing an attorney to embrace existing ...
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For Immediate Release:  (Chicago, IL): January 23, 2020: The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has joined with the   Australian Legal Technology Association   (ALTA) and many more legal technology innovators to support a major research project called the Global Legal Tech Report (GLTR). Together with ALTA, ILTA joins with the European Legal Tech Association (ELTA), the UK Legal Tech Association (UKLTA), ASEAN Legal Tech (ALT), Legal Tech NZ (LTNZ), the Law Society of England and Wales, Alpha Creates, Macquarie, KPMG, and Toro Digital, to create the Global Legal Tech Report. It will be the first of its kind to survey legal technology from ...
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Please enjoy the blog written by Andrés Jara Baader, Founder and CEO, Alster Legal. As consultants for ​​internal legal departments, we have identified that one of the major problems these business units have is related to the question of “how can we be more efficient and measure such results”. The latter is a key factor when we understand that in house teams need to become strategic partners within the business. A lot has been written about the environment conditions legal departments face today.  The increase of internal work that was traditionally carried out by external legal resources; limited resources and budgets; pressure for reducing expenses ...
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Please enjoy this blog co-authored by Caitlin Peters, Senior Manager of Business Operations, Ropes & Gray and Stephanie Godley, Sr. Manager of Knowledge Management & Library Services, Ropes & Gray. Once you have identified a pressing need for a technology solution to a knowledge management, marketing, or practice support issue, often the question arises – should we buy or should we build? The first step is to outline your core requirements. Once these are identified, take time to research third-party solutions. Then it is time to go through the exercise of considering whether to build your own custom solution. Even if there is a product out ...
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Here is a brief article on how to improve engagement on LinkedIn.   https://www.attorneyatwork. com/advanced-linkedin-tips- for-lawyers/  with links at the bottom to more great articles on LinkedIn for attorneys and others
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ILTA is excited to announce the recipients of the first ILTA Volunteer Awards. These awards were created as an opportunity to highlight just a few of the amazing volunteers who dedicate their time to ensure the association’s success. Nominations were received from the ILTA community and the awards were presented at Ascend 2020 on January 18 in Denver, Colorado. We are thrilled to not only honor these individuals with an award, but with words of praise from those who nominated them. Member Whisperer Award This award is given to an ILTA Member who most embodies an Ambassador spirit through their network and works to develop relationships to foster ...
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If you are planning to exchange productions electronically with other parties, there are important technological considerations that the parties should discuss together up front. Whether your eDiscovery team is internal or a trusted vendor, involve them from the outset. Your eDiscovery team will advise you on important technical decisions that will ensure each party receives productions in a format that will allow them to use their preferred technology to search, retrieve and organize documents in a meaningful, efficient and cost-effective manner. Once decisions about the exchange have been made, they should be documented and incorporated into your production ...
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Improve the Efficiency of Inbox Searches:   Outlook has some keywords and search operators that if used together, can drastically improve the efficiency of searches in Outlook: Search Keywords example Search for emails from a specific person From:Jeff Search for emails from a specific time Received:last week Search for emails with attachments Hasattachment:yes Search for specific text in the subject Subject:PowerPoint   To search click in the   Search   box and type the desired keywords. Or,  you can use the buttons in the   Refine   group of the Search toolbar. ...
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Biometric Information Privacy Laws By Alan S. Wernick, Esq.    ( Bio of Alan S. Wernick )  As biometric data use in society becomes more ubiquitous, so have the statutory and judicial responses concerning their use and the related privacy and contract law issues. To minimize financial and legal risks organizations should proactively address the attendant legal risks of biometric data with customers, employees, and third-party vendors.           One of the most famous scenes in the movie “Minority Report” features Tom Cruise’s character Jon Anderton walking through a shopping mall as discrete scanners using iris recognition technology are ...
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Even the best new tools may fail unless you have a good change management program.  In the last few years, chatter about change management in the legal profession has increased significantly.  Why do we need change management? With so many great new legal technology products in the market, it is not difficult to license a product that can increase efficiency, improve work product, and reduce write downs.  When a new product is introduced to attorneys, it will be an easy sell and they will be excited to use it…right?  Not always. Why is it difficult to introduce new tools? Of course attorneys want to work better and faster.  The problem is that change ...
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Here at ILTA, we’re excited to welcome a new year and a new decade. To ring in 2020, we reached out to ILTAns to share their legal tech trend predictions for this year and beyond. ILTAns took a look into the future and delivered. There might not be any flying cars in the near future, but our community is excited about the changes to come to everything from automation to client privacy, and staff changes to Artificial Intelligence. Read on and then leave a comment below with your own prediction. Maureen Blando, President and COO, Mobile Helix We see two growing trends which people may have been skeptical about as recently as three years ago. They ...
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Hello all I looked this up to make sure it was not a scam, but no, it is real. Do write “2020” on documents, checks, etc., to prevent problems later!   Below are some websites to confirm: https://fox8.com/2020/01/02/consumer-alert-dont-abbreviate-2020-when-signing-documents/ https://whdh.com/news/dont-abbreviate-2020-when-signing-legal-documents-police-warn/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/02/do-not-abbreviate-year-2020-in-date/2795857001/ https://wjimam.com/dont-abbreviate-2020-on-legal-documents-heres-why
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On January 15 th , Microsoft will be releasing a new version of Microsoft Edge built on Chromium to all supported versions of Windows 10. This new version of Edge Chromium also supports Windows 7, 8.1, and Windows Server along with OSX, Android, and iOS. With this release, the legal vertical vendors will be able to stop supporting Internet Explorer. Read on to learn how to prepare for this new change. Background When Microsoft released Windows 10 in the summer of 2015, a new browser named Edge was introduced. This new browser replaced Internet Explorer (IE) 11, which Microsoft introduced in 1995 along with Windows 95. Those of us that have been in IT ...
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Just because the company you work for is not a Fortune 500 company does not mean your credentials were not stolen at some point. According to an article in Security Magazine, 21 million login credentials stolen from Fortune 500 companies were found on the Dark Web. Bleepingcomputer.com reported that only 4.9 million of the passwords were unique. Just imagine what the results are for millions of other companies.  For example, most small companies do not have large IT staffs and large IT security budgets. Think about small companies that outsource their IT needs to local and online service providers. Consequently, many of their compromised credentials are ...
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Employers today are armed with more technology than ever before—with state-of-the art tools that improve productivity, enhance communication, and ultimately help to boost our bottom lines. But the more we rely on digital tools to create, store, and share data, the more vulnerable we become to employee digital data theft. Similarly, digital methods of communication can often open the door to inappropriate or dishonest employee behavior. For these reasons, employers are, more and more, faced with addressing allegations of digital misconduct. In fact, according to dozens of studies, upwards of 25% to 50% of employees have admitted to stealing proprietary ...
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Merry new year!  Please enjoy this fourth annual catalog of   International Legal Technology Association   (ILTA) programming of interest to Knowledge Management (KM) professionals.  Because we all get busy, I assume that you might have might have missed some of ILTA’s 2019 peer-powered programming.  Plus, let’s be honest, it can be difficult to know what is out there when the content is spread among podcast and blog platforms, magazines, conferences and recordings.  In this post, I gather all those links together and organize them by topic. Each year, I make judgment calls on what is relevant to KM professionals.  KM is a varied and evolving discipline ...
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