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Dear ILTAns ! Last week, we introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day ( QoD ). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to all of the answers received on our QoD postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities of Interest. Also, there is a COVID QoTD Virtual Roundtable today (3/26/2020) where we wil explore each of the QoDs in ...
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Disasters always bring out the best and the worst in people. The hoarders of toilet paper and the caregivers risking their lives to help others. I have a couple observations about this, and they center around focus.  The self-focus and the selfless focus.  Are you trying to make things better for others or are you just worried about your own ass (literally)?  Focus on the real problem (and address it). We have a more than adequate supply chain of toilet paper.  We don’t, however, have inexhaustible supply of caregivers, masks and medical facilities to treat potentially exposed people.  Under normal conditions, neither of these examples would pose much of ...
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Hello from my bunker in Texas. Like most of you I am “WFH,” which I consistently confuse with “WTH,” which makes for some initial seconds of confusion on my part.  Some examples completely made up but inspired by real life.  Feel free to add your own in the comments. “The WFH initiative will be implemented on Monday. All necessary technology and instructions are in place and everyone is ready.” “She was on a conference call and her kids were running up and down the stairs. WFH, right?” “WFH. How to connect with you clients in a really, REALLY remote environment.” But this WFH thing has a lot of us doing things differently.  A lot of us.  Even the ...
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Dear ILTAns! Last week, we introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day (QoD). These questions were developed based on content covered in our  COVID-19 Global Roundtable  and harvested from our eGroups.  To provide you with quick access to all of the answers received on our QoD postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and  Open Public Forum  Communities of Interest.  Also, be on the lookout for a virtual roundtable coming soon where we explore each of the QoDs in more detail! Summary: ...
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Anything and Everything Office 365 By Jack Recinto For the last decade Office 365 has been slowly making its way through all organizations and industries.  What is Office 365 exactly and what makes it different from Office 2010 – 2019? Probably the largest difference is that Office 365 is a subscription based application suite in the Cloud rather than the on premise solution you install and then have to eventually upgrade when your support plan runs out.  The Office 365 subscription is also tiered to give your organization options based on what tools you need to conduct business. There is a possibility of mixing and matching some of the plans, ...
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What Are Organizations Doing to Address COVID-19? Quite A Bit, Actually. Ron Friedman has created a list of firm initiatives that he is continually updating.  It is a great quick read if you are looking for some ideas for your organization.  Thank you, Ron.  You were able condense an entire blog post to three sentences. 😊 Dozens of legal innovation professionals, coordinated by Professor Cat Moon of Vanderbilt Law, have signed on as resources for #makelawbetter and to assist in maintaining functionality and accessibility to systems of justice.  If you are interested, send her a note on twitter -@inspiredcat  My podcast co-host, Greg Lambert, is ...
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As the United States (and our global friends) quickly converted to working remotely over the course of last week, we have been inundated with tips and articles about how to work from home. We keep hearing that we should keep a schedule. To get dressed every day. Create a work space. Test your Equipment. Be Patient. But how do you take care of your mental health and wellness during these uncharted times? All day, we are in tight quarters with family, roommates, friends, and pets. The lines between work and our home lives have become even more blurred. So how do you even find the time to take care of yourself? I recommend taking our normal commute time and applying ...
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Dear ILTAns! Last week, we introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day (QoD). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups.  To provide you with quick access to all of the answers received on our QoD postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities of Interest.  Also, be on the lookout for a virtual roundtable coming soon where we explore each of the QoDs in more detail! How do ...
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In celebration of 2020 Women’s History Month, ILTA was pleased to  announce a list of Influential Women in Legal Technology . Each Tuesday in March, readers will learn more about the women who were selected. Maya Markovich   Chief Growth Officer,  Nextlaw Labs  at Dentons Oakland, California, USA Maya has been central to Nextlaw Labs, Dentons’ startup accelerator and legal tech investment fund, since its launch as the industry’s first tech-focused innovation catalyst in 2015. With her unique background spanning behavioral science, law, investment, and change management, she designs and drives cutting-edge legal tech projects on behalf ...
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Working from Home, eDiscovery, and How to Manage Remotely during COVID   Original questions written by Gillian Glass , Director of Legal Services, Farella Braun + Martel LLP, as part a collaboration for the ILTA Litigation and Practice Support Content Coordinating Team (CCT). Questions answered by Danny Zambito , Executive Vice President of Global Legal Technologies KL Discovery. Published earlier this week, some of the below questions were used as a base for a podcast discussion on Working from Home: Episode #3. Listen to that podcast here !   Gillian Glass for ILTA: Tell me a bit about yourself and your background in eDiscovery. ...
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Dear ILTAns! Last week, we introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day (QoD). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups.  To provide you with quick access to all of the answers received on our QoD postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities of Interest.  Also, be on the lookout for a virtual roundtable coming soon where we explore each of the QoDs in more detail! Summary   ...
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Co - authored by: Sharon Ford & Paul Duffy How Elements of Change Management Can Help in a Crisis   We have heard that change is the new normal, but in a time of crisis, with increased uncertainty, some of the elements important in change management can help place structure around our response and provide a level of calm.   Leadership, leadership, leadership.  The single most important factor in any successful change is engaged, visible, and supportive leadership.  The two people we most want to hear from are the person at the top (the President, Prime Minister, CEO, Managing Partner), and the person we report to – at work that’s ...
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We’re with you. We know that it’s a difficult time to adjust to a new workplace: your living room or dining room. ILTA’s professional staff have always spanned the globe, talking to each other over kitchen islands and through virtual means, like Slack and Zoom. And now, as the COVID-19 virus requires many of our members and partners to move into a new work-from-home experience, we got together and sourced the best Tips and Tricks to help you work remotely. Please tell us, in the comments below, your best Tips and Tricks for working remotely. They will help make this necessary change as productive and as enjoyable as possible.  ILTA Staff Tips ...
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We are all grappling to adapt to the changes Coronavirus has presented, and it is unlikely your working conditions haven’t been impacted in some way. Whether you are no longer able to go into the office, have your kids home from school, or simply have more neighbors working from home, work changes have impacted nearly all of us.  One of the most major impacts you may notice is to your internet bandwidth. In other words, you may see a change in how much data can be sent over your home internet connection over a given amount of time. Bandwidth is necessary for many of your work-from-home activities, such as checking email, video conferencing, and accessing files ...
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Since the first-known U.S. case of Covid-19 was discovered in Washington State on January 21 st , 2020, normal here has ceased to exist. My children have been participating in distance learning for three weeks; and like the rest of the world, our lives and business have been disrupted. Some things may return to normalcy, while other have changed forever. Coping with Disruption Here are a few tips to finding your new normal that I’ve found helpful in the past few weeks: Find consistency and try to follow routines. One thing that has worked for me is to establish a routine. Wake up, coffee, shower, dress as if going to the office, etc. We have little ...
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I received the notification last Thursday: I would be the technical liaison to work with our ITS to transition a government office to be fully functional remote workers within days. I won’t lie, the thought of working remotely seemed a dream: I wouldn’t have to shower (keep your thoughts to yourself here), put on make-up, commute, park in a garage, and walk to work in the still Ohio winter. I could simply sit on my couch and work at my own speed without any distractions. I could do document review all day long! Delightful! It was a fleeting dream. I have been working harder and longer, and well, less comfortably. We are now a fully functioning remote team. ...
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In celebration of 2020 Women’s History Month, ILTA was pleased to  announce a list of Influential Women in Legal Technology . Each Tuesday in March, readers will learn more about the women who were selected. Ivy B. Grey  Vice President,  Wordrake  Chicago, Illinois, USA  Ivy is a legal tech entrepreneur, writer, and former practicing lawyer. Her work on technology competence, ethics, and innovation has made her a respected thought leader in the legal technology community. She is a regular speaker on technology competence and law office technology -- recent events include ABA TechShow 2019 and the Chicago Legal Hackers Meet Up -- and ...
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In January, the ILTA Practice Management Programming Committee met to propose and select content for 2020.  One of the topics identified was best practices for a future where more and more people work remotely.  At that time, we were not considering this topic in light of societal health issues like COVID-19.  Times have changed.  Now, for reasons related to COVID-19, many law firms are permitting, suggesting, or even requiring people to work from home.   Many of these firms have work from home technology and processes that are already battle tested and working smoothly.  Others may be struggling to play catch-up.    Last week, ILTA hosted a roundtable titled ...
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In celebration of 2020 Women’s History Month, ILTA was pleased to  announce a list of Influential Women in Legal Technology . Each Tuesday in March, readers will learn more about the women who were selected. María Jesús González-Espejo Vice President at  European Legal Technology Association  (ELTA) and Managing Partner at  Instituto de Innovación Legal Madrid, Spain María is a lawyer, innovator, and evangelist who is working to transform the legal sector in Spain and throughout Europe. She introduced Spain to Legal Design Thinking, was named an official ambassador of the Madrid City Council for attracting the 2019 European LegalTech Congress ...
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Creating LINKS To Places In Same Document  in Power PDF On the   Edit   ribbon in PowerPDF, click on   Link   A   +   will pop up, so select the word or phrase you want to link something to.                                       This box will pop up: Here you can choose whether the box around the word/phrase will be visible or not (usually, you do NOT want it visible).  Change   Visible Rectangle   to   Invisible Rectangle , On the   Link Action:   for linking to INSIDE the SAME document, change it to   Go to a page view .                           Then your box should look like this   Then click on   Next You will ...
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