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For Immediate Release:  (Chicago, IL): December 10, 2019: The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) has joined The Standards Advancement for the Legal Industry (SALI) as a founding member. ILTA joins the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) and the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), who endorsed the SALI Alliance as founding managing members. The SALI Alliance is an independent, not-for-profit member organization focused on facilitating a more transparent and efficient market for the buying, selling and delivery of legal services.  “ILTA is pleased to partner with SALI in order to help establish industry standards that will promote consistency ...
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It might be time to “let it go”. In Outlook, you receive pop-up reminders for upcoming and past events based on your calendar.  These reminders can build up over time if they are not cleared.  You have the option to clear ALL past-due reminders, if you want.   In Outlook go to File – then Options. In the left pane of the Options window, click on   Advanced.   Then in the right pane for the Advanced Options, click on the box beside   “Automatically dismiss reminders for past calendar events ”.  Now Outlook will no longer throw it up in your face that you missed that meeting.   Have a great week, and here’s to letting go of the past!   Submitted ...
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What keeps you up at night ? December 4, 2019 Round Table   Data migration when bringing software in-house or moving to the cloud Takeaway :   prepare, prepare and prepare – things can go smoothly.  Transitioning to an in-house solution or migrating 25 TB of data to a cloud solution can and has been done.  It’s a huge endeavor - delegate the workload – being Project Manager and doing all is overwhelming. Make sure your entire team has the game plan and the attorneys are onboard.  Does my team have the right tools ? Takeaway :   software is such a huge investment in time and money it’s essential to have ...
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During ILTACON 2018 I had the pleasure of co-presenting with Sherry Kappel and Donna Payne on a three-part session devoted to Office 365. We invited law firm members and industry experts to participate in each panel and it turned out to be a highlight of my 20 plus years of presenting for ILTA (the artist formerly known as LawNet). As far as I was concerned, that was the end of my Office 365 shenanigans until ILTACON 2019. Then, I got a call from my friend Cindy in Chicago, asking me if I could just do one presentation for ILTA in Chicago. Five months later, I rolled into Dallas for the last leg of the accidental roadshow with a new perspective and a ...
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Paperless? Not totally – yet. We all still have printers. Printing a   website  i s always tedious and wasteful, with lots of ads and images that you don't need. Even the text can print strangely to the point that it's barely readable. Websites are designed to be viewed on screens, of course, and little thought is put into their ink-and-paper versions. Most web browsers offer a feature called   Reader Mode   that makes it easy to distill a webpage down to only its contents with none of the advertisements and JavaScript items. Reader Mode wasn't designed for printing, per se. The concept was created for commuters, who often lack the internet for their ...
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Something a little different for this American week of Thanksgiving, give  this a try. I've done it and it really is amazing how it works! https://ideas.ted.com/your-5- day-gratitude-challenge-from- ted/?utm_source=pocket-newtab Stay safe, warm and happy - and grateful - this Thanksgiving all
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Copy a Contact in Outlook (just ONE)   So I vainly searched Google, etc., and so forth, for an answer to this question – how do I copy just ONE contact to make a new contact from the SAME company, without having to type all that same ‘stuff’ over again?  Here’s how (applies to Outlook 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019).  Click on that one particular Contact you want to copy  Click on the   New Items    drop-down:   Choose   Contact from the   S ame Company .  The new Contact will open up with the Company information (business name, web page phone number and fax information, if all that was in the original Contact).  Finish the new contact information, ...
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What is a data warehouse? Data warehouse is an analytical data store that combines information from various sources across the organization and third-party sources, providing a uniform structure for subsequent analyses. A well-designed data warehouse can be leveraged to drive strategic and tactical decisions within an organization. What do you need to know before creating a data warehouse? When building a data warehouse, product owners (business intelligence leads) need to consider short-term and long-term business objectives. They need to think about the data lifecycle—how data relate to business processes and how data must be updated with business events. ...
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The concept of an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) has been around for decades.  However, building an enterprise data warehouse is extremely challenging. Despite this difficulty, the benefits far outweigh the challenges.  Having a centralized repository of information from an organization’s numerous disparate information systems provides many unique opportunities to present data in new and useful ways.  It greatly accelerates the speed to production for new reporting. It also enables an organization to put information into the hands of the business users, enabling them to create their own reporting. Where do I start? The first step to the implementation ...
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For Immediate Release: (Chicago, IL): November 11, 2019: The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) announces the opening of the Leadership 3.0 seminar. On Monday, December 2, ILTA will host Leadership 3.0 , a half-day event, held in Washington, DC. This is ILTA’s sixth annual leadership development seminar inspired by Chief Warrant Officer Five Sharon T. Swartworth (deceased). Attendees will spend the afternoon learning from R. Patrick Huston, Brigadier General U.S. Army Office of the Judge Advocate General, as well as participate in workshops to develop their leadership skills. ILTA CEO Joy Heath Rush reflects, “Sharon ...
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Moderators: Asima Macci - Manager, Training and Quality, Bennett Jones LLP Greg Tomlinson - Training & Development Coordinator, Robinson Bradshaw Core Competencies Tips and tricks, how are you keeping things fresh, and demand on you attending training? Had a lunch meeting and a 45 minute discussion of how core competencies is done, used LMS university site, it was a seamless rollout (90 minutes to complete) once everyone was certified we opened the door for security & etc… Started a Q&A Breakfast every month LTC4 learning plans that are upcoming How to measure improvement: Is my raise or bonus dependent ...
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(Chicago, IL) November 5, 2019 –  The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) announced the publication of the 2019 ILTA Technology Survey today. The Technology Survey is ILTA's most prestigious annual publication, which provides substantive data you can benchmark your organization's technology implementations and plans. This year's survey reports answers from 537 firms, representing more than 116,000 attorneys and 240,000 total users. The 2019 Technology Survey can be accessed here .   ABOUT ILTA The  International Legal Technology Association  (ILTA) serves the professional needs of more than 24,000 international legal technology ...
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Tip of the Week - Edit Excel Cells - 4 options Edit Excel Cells Easily – shortcuts Excel allows you to quickly and easily edit information you previously entered into a cell. There are four ways you can edit the information, once you select the cell you want to edit. Just begin typing. If you do this, the information you type replaces the current contents of the cell. Use the mouse to point to the contents of the cell on the formula bar. As you move the mouse pointer over the cell information, notice that it changes to an I-beam. Position the I-beam where you want to make an edit and then click the mouse button. The cursor appears at that ...
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In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, ILTA is sharing new and repurposed content to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity throughout October. With the holiday season approaching, we thought the following piece, written by ILTA Member  Mike Ulrich , Director of Information Security, Fisher Phillips, was appropriate. The Holidays are quickly approaching and with them, unfortunately, come increased attempts to steal your personal data. Experts have observed that fraud incidents rise by 50% during the months of October, November, and December. Fraudsters know that the general public will be inundated with emails from Amazon, ...
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Word provides a handy shortcut that allows you to quickly jump to either the top or bottom of a column in a   table . This can be quite helpful, particularly if you are working with very long tables. If you press  Alt+PgUp , you are taken to the first cell in the column, where the insertion point is placed just before the first character in the cell. Likewise, you can jump to the last cell in a column by pressing  Alt+PgDn . This moves the insertion point to the last cell in the column, where it is positioned just before the first character in the cell. If you try to use these shortcuts outside of a table, they have no effect. From   WordRibbon.Tips.Net
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Please enjoy this snackable blog co-authored by Stephanie Dooley, Senior Competitive & Strategic Intelligence Manager, K&L Gates, LLP and Elizabeth Whittington, Competitive & Strategic Intelligence Analyst , K&L Gates, LLP. The ability to capture and recall information is critical to the success of any business. It is only when we identify and collect the right types of data that we can begin to transform data into intelligence that will help inform better business decisions. Businesses across all industries are increasingly devoting time and resources to data analysis in an attempt to improve their bottom lines. The legal industry is ...
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For Immediate Release: (Chicago, IL): October 22, 2019: The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) celebrates the first anniversary of Joy Heath Rush becoming CEO. Rush reflects “I am very proud of the level of engagement from our community. The ILTA professional staff, our business partners, members, and the press represent the fantastic, engaging soul of ILTA and I look forward to working together as we move into 2020 and beyond.” Looking ahead, Rush will be speaking next in Brazil on October 22 ( ILTAVATION ) and October 24 at the 3rd International Information Governance for the Legal Market.  On 13-14 November, ILTA hosts ...
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On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, ILTA CEO Joy Heath Rush spoke at the Elevate 2019 conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Alongside Rush, panelists Claudia Reese, NetDocuments Sr. Director of Human Resources, Teka Pope, Sr. Manager of Knowledge Services at The Walt Disney Company, Tanya Garig, Director of Risk Management Information Services, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Caroline Hill, Editor-in-Chief at Legal IT Insider, and Valerie Connell, Director, Document Management, NetDocuments sat down to recognize the power of diversity. Joy’s session takeaways: "It was my pleasure to serve on a panel on women in legal technology at Elevate. A mix of law firm, ...
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How to create a PDF from a web page And still capture the whole page!   In Kofax (Nuance) PowerPDF, click on File, then New Go to the bottom of the list, and choose From Web Page    You will then get a pop-up box – put in the URL of the webpage.  If you want to adjust more settings for your PDF, click on Settings and make your choices.   Then Click OK on the Settings page, and then Create on the Create PDF from Web Page box.  Depending on big the webpage is it will take anywhere from 30 seconds to about a minute to create the PDF webpag
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 Outside Counsel Guidelines: Law Firm Electronic Billing Challenges   BY JESS VAN WYHE Electronic billing or e-billing has become commonplace throughout the legal industry and has evolved into becoming the dominant way for corporate law departments to reduce outside counsel legal spend. The adoption of e-billing is largely sold to corporations on the premise that it will save time and money, improve audit and analysis procedures, as well as provide a place to contextualize legal data to help make better decisions. However, it’s impact to law firms has undoubtedly increased complexities in the billing and collection departments along the way. ...
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