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REAL CLE Credit and Also a Bit About FAKE Lawyers: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

These are two totally unrelated topics, by the way.... ...In the latest post in his excellent LawSites blog (What’s With These Fake Lawyer Blogs and Twitter Accounts?), Bob Ambrogi mentions that he has “five very loyal...more

Special Report: The Hot-ish Swag at LegalTech New York 2015  [Video]

by Mimesis Law on

Feb. 6, 2015 (Mimesis Law) Scott Greenfield checks out the swag vendors gave out at this year's LegalTech New York. Who went cheap? Who had the best gear? There's only one way to find out...more

Advice and Content: New York State Bar Association Social Media Ethics Guidelines

The ethos of legal practice—steeped in history, procedure and rules—is, in many respects, fundamentally at odds with the “act-now-ask-forgiveness-later” model of social media. But while it can be tempting to avoid potential...more

Simplify and Emphasize in Litigation Graphics

by Cogent Legal on

In oral argument, a litigator has very limited time—she needs to hit the high points and move on. She must communicate enough information to convince the judge or jury of her argument, yet must avoid getting mired in...more

LPOs Stealing Deal Work from Law Firms  [Video]

by Bloomberg Law on

Feb. 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Legal process outsourcers (LPOs) and other alternative legal service providers are beginning to take the bread-and-butter of large law firms -- handling whole mergers and acquisitions, not just the...more

Ethics of Social Media - PowerPoint Presentation

by Nicole Hyland on

Today, I gave a CLE presentation at the New York City Bar Association about the ethics of lawyers using social media. This is the PowerPoint presentation for the program. ...more

Social Media Policy: You're Probably Doing It Wrong

by Christopher Hopkins on

Social Media Policies: You're Probably Doing It Wrong. Test these 9 steps. Special thanks to Palm Beach Bar Bulletin for publishing in their Feb 2013 issue....more

An Iridescent Look at Activities During LegalTech New York

by Kevin L. Nichols on

(SAN FRANCISCO, January 19, 2012) This week, I will highlight some of the upcoming industry events that will be taking place during “The Show.” In previous years that I attended LegalTech, I felt like a “fish out of water”...more

Putting Some Pepper Into Legal Project Management?

by Pamela Woldow on

It is not uncommon for law firms being pressed by clients for more accurate budgeting and better budget management to raise the “unpredictability defense.” Whether in litigation or transactional matters, the...more

Social Media Tips in the Age of eDiscovery

by Kevin L. Nichols on

Privacy is one of the public’s biggest concerns when discussing eDiscovery and its place within the realm of social media. For one thing, many people feel that it still exists…it does not. More and more courts are...more

Legal Ethics in the Digital Age (Powerpoint)

by Kaiser Legal Group on

Delivered by Michael Kaiser on December 20, 2011, as the ethics portion of the Seattle, Washington, Continuing Legal Education seminar (CLE) "Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web." ...more

Legal Ethics in the Digital Age (text)

by Kaiser Legal Group on

Written for the ethics portion of the Seattle Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar text "Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web.” Michael Kaiser presented the ethics portion of the...more

LPO’s Have Become Legal Project Outplacement Firms: They Are Outplacing Legal Work from Traditional Law Firms

by Jerome Kowalski on

As Jeff Carr the voluble distinguished general counsel at FMC Technologies has long noted, legal services can be into four buckets: counseling, advocacy, process and content. See, for example,...more

Embracing Legal Technology

by Kevin L. Nichols on

The pendulum has shifted dramatically for how lawyers develop business, litigate cases, and obtain/demonstrate the necessary evidence to win their cases. When I started my legal career 13 years ago, I used “redwells”,...more

Law Firm Purchasing Trends Survey - ILTA/InsideLegal

by InsideLegal on

This August ILTA, in partnership with InsideLegal, administered the annual ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey. The annual survey includes many of the categories covered in past years, and has been enhanced to...more

Sending Large PDF Documents By PDF

by Christopher Hopkins on

From the May 2011 edition of the Palm Beach Bar Bulletin, here is the Lawyer's Guide to Sending Large PDF Documents by Email. Send large PDF, JPEG and other files to clients without fear of hitting email file size limits. ...more

Lawyers Beware: Your Job May be Replaced by a Computer

by Jerome Kowalski on

The New York Times recently reported that “Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software.” In fact, the computer software the Times reported about is not only dramatically cheaper -- the software is actually 5%...more

Trending for Law Firms in 2012: What to Expect This Year

by Jerome Kowalski on

Here is the definitive list of items that will dominate the news for the legal profession for 2012. I am quite sure that we have been fairly thorough and inclusive. If you think we left anything off the list, please let...more

Conference Review: ALM's Social Media: Risks & Rewards - E-Discovery & Social Media

The third session of ALM's Social Media: Risks and Rewards conference focused on social media's impact on e-discovery, and was presented by Michael Lackey, Jr. a partner at Mayer Brown LLP. Lackey started with an overview...more

Need of social media policy in the legal industry today

by Globalex Solutions on

This document aims to provide whether use of social media during working hours could be productive or unproductive. It also states about the need of social media policy in the legal industry today....more

What Do Internet Lawyer Rating Sites Say About You?

by Christopher Hopkins on

What do sites like Avvo say about your reputation as a lawyer? Are you prepared for the ABA rankings of law firms? This article discusses how clients -- or worse, simply anonymous posters -- may be commenting about...more

Outsourcing: One Tree Many Branches

by sadanand naik on

This is about an outsourcing industry and its developments today....more

Online and email risks at work

by Helen Peach on

A quick checklist...more

2010 InsideLegal/ILTA Member Technology Purchasing Survey

by InsideLegal on

InsideLegal and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) recently released the findings of the 7th annual ILTA Member Technology Purchasing Survey (survey). The 2010 survey, which was administered by ILTA and...more

Cloud Computing and Virtual Law Practice

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This manuscript was submitted as material for a Presidential CLE program at the 2010 ABA Annual Meeting. The panel discussion, hosted by the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, covered cloud computing and virtual law practice,...more

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