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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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(Chicago, IL) January 26, 2024 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) proudly announces the launch of a new 2-day conference, ILTA EVOLVE , April 29 – May 1, 2024. ILTA EVOLVE is ILTA's newest high-profile conference that will dive deep into the industry's latest challenges and trends. Two focus areas will be chosen each year based on industry demand, challenges, and trending changes. 2024 ILTA EVOLVE is all about Generative Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity. "ILTA EVOLVE is targeted at legal technology professionals and members of the broader legal profession, almost all of whom are dramatically impacted by technology and the process ...
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(Chicago, IL) April 15, 2024 – Registration for ILTACON 2024 launches April 16. ILTACON, the premier educational and networking event for the legal sector, launches member and business partner registration and housing on April 16. ILTACON 2024 , August 11 - 15, will be held in Nashville, at the heart of Tennessee and Country Music, on the 9-acre Gaylord Opryland Hotel property. Press, Exhibit Hall Only, Daily Passes, consultant passes, Explorer Passes, non-member passes, etc., will open May 14. Firms sending multiple attendees should review the Super Pass (buy six, get the 7th free) or the Super-Duper Pass (buy six, get one free, and send one who has never ...
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We currently use CodeTwo on our on-prem Exchange. We're in a Hybrid an moving fully (eventually) to Exchange Online. While C2 has an cloud version, their not based in the US, and support is sub-par. The good feature it has it can strip attachments from emails based on rules and put them in a network location; something that Exclaimer couldn't do at the time. Also,we have a lot of Out of Office rules for users that leave the company. We're not concerned about price, need an enterprise solution thats powerful and with great support. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
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Integration and Collaboration: Maximizing NetDocuments DMS Intelligence in Microsoft Teams with netDocShare Teams App Seamless collaboration and efficient management of documents are important for a successful legal practice. The netDocShare Teams app, powered by KLST, offers law firms unprecedented access to NetDocuments content directly within Microsoft Teams channels. This innovative integration is transforming the way legal teams collaborate, share and manage documents. Law Firms Are Embracing Microsoft Teams for Collaboration As the legal industry evolves, law firms are increasingly turning to Microsoft Teams as a central hub for collaboration ...
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(Chicago, IL) April 8, 2024 — ILTA congratulates all the winners of the 2024 Young Professionals to Watch . The Young Professionals to Watch Award is intended to recognize rising young professionals (under 40) in the legal technology industry, including members, ILTA staff, press, partners, and academics. The application questions are intended to demonstrate the candidate’s achievements, professionalism, and leadership in the legal technology space. Moreover, it recognizes how the individual extended their skills to the legal community and reflected ILTA’s core values. This year's Young Professionals to Watch are: Stephanie Goutos - Practice ...
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(Chicago, IL) April 4, 2024 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) announces its nominee shortlist for the 2024 Distinguished Peer Awards . In 2010, ILTA launched the Distinguished Peer Awards program to honor the achievements of those who leverage technology's strategic advantages in the legal profession. The nominees for this year's Distinguished Peer Awards are: Best Blog: Daniel Creaney – Fenwick & West, LLP Andrew Corridore – Foley Hoag, LLP Elizabeth Adkins – Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP Jeff Cox – Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe, LLP Best Member Article: Cindy Bare ...
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