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Law Firms Are Prime Information-Security Targets

Law firms do not hold special immunity from the threat of cybercriminals. In fact, law firms should be extra vigilant, considering the breadth of sensitive client information they often possess regarding corporate...more

Legal Tech Startups: Separating Hype from Opportunity  [Video]

Mar. 26 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- David Perla, co-founder of Pangea3 and current CEO of Matterhorn Transactions, talks with Lee Pacchia about the rise of a 'startup culture' in legal technology. According to Perla, approximately...more

Fun with Facebook

In the last few months, numerous cases involving Facebook have resulted in amusing rulings that we would be remiss to ignore. On deck for this blog post we have three good ones...more

Boom or bust for patent trolls?

House of Representatives passing the Innovation Act in December, and now heading for the Senate, does 2014 hold the answer to the patent troll question? Andrew Mizner reports. In 2013, the dockets of courts in...more

Rolling Out LPM Software at Akin Gump  [Video]

Dec. 19 (Bloomberg Law) -- Toby Brown, Director of Strategic Pricing and Analytics at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the challenges of implementing a pricing strategy at a large...more

How to Build the Visual Foundation of Your Case

We all know by now that we live in a world in which information is delivered visually, and that people learn best when they have visual aids. Attorneys who head to court with demonstratives to show as well as tell their case...more

Consultant: Legal Ethics Rulemaking Outpaced By Technology  [Video]

Sept. 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- Adrian Dayton, law firm consultant and columnist for National Law Journal, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about three recent legal ethics opinions on lawyers and law firms using LinkedIn....more

Sipping From the Fire Hose: Techniques for Managing E-Discovery and Evidence in Litigation

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at noon Pacific Time, I will present a webinar for SFTLA entitled “Sipping From the Fire Hose: Techniques for Managing E-Discovery and Evidence in Litigation.” If you are reading this post before...more

Animating the Hypothetical Negotiation of a Reasonable Royalty in Patent Litigation

Good litigation graphics convey a message quickly and clearly. The example animation in today’s post supports an argument that plaintiff’s claim for a “reasonable royalty” in a patent case was unreasonable because the claim...more

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest - September 4, 2013

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and...more

Lawyers cannot do "simple"

(excerpt from soon to be published "Why Lawyers Suck and What You Can Do About It" by Melody A. Kramer) Lawyers cannot do "simple." This complaint comes over and over again in different iterations. Lawyers write...more

Displaying Patent Language in Patent Litigation

As lawyers, we are always arguing about documents, and we often need to display those documents in court. In patent cases, displaying documents is particularly important because the patent’s language describes the invention....more

Ideas and Advice for Demonstratives In Employment Litigation

I recently had the pleasure of giving a presentation on demonstrative graphics for the State Bar of California’s Employment Law Division in San Francisco. In giving this presentation, I wanted to make sure it was not simply...more

Paperless Manifesto: The Value of a Paperless Practice & Three Steps to Make it a Reality

No conversation about law practice technology can begin without first assuming a paperless practice. Why not? Because a paper-based practice is the antithesis of law practice technology. Advances in law practice technology...more

Try E-Briefs As Part of Your Hearing or Trial Presentation

For your next trial or important hearing, you should seriously consider using an e-brief to help the judge (and the judge’s clerk) navigate and understand your argument. Cogent Legal recently helped a team of patent...more

Kanzlei Life! No 4 Das Juristenmagazin für Rechtsanwälte und Notare in Deutschland, Ausgabe 02/2013

Kanzlei Life - Das Magazin für Anwälte & Notare in Deutschland, Ausgabe 02/2013 News, Facts, und Kanzleimarketing für & aus dem lebendigen Kanzleialltag in Deutschland Sehr geehrte Leserin, sehr geehrter...more

Can Voice Recognition Software Ever Replace Human Stenographers?

In an effort to cut spending, many courts are attempting to replace certified court reporters with digital recording devices, or a combination thereof. By cutting the expense of hiring a stenographer, the courts have to...more

With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession [Video]

May 2 (Bloomberg Law) -- Just as legal process outsourcers are stealing business from law firms today by doing it cheaper, they too will face pressure in the coming years from technologies that can do the the job even cheaper...more

Every Lawyer is a Technologist: Take a Step Back to Take the First Step Forward

Don't be entirely distracted or frightened by emerging technologies and their effect on the practice of law. Lawyers already use technology every day even if they never turn on a computer. Technology is not just computers...more

Cybersecurity Lobbying Booming: How Law Firms Can Profit  [Video]

April 5 (Bloomberg Law) -- In recent months, a wave of lawyers and consultants have taken to lobbying various members of the federal government on cybersecurity issues. David Ransom, partner at McDermott Will & Emery, talks...more

Kanzlei Life! No 3 Das Juristenmagazin für Rechtsanwälte und Notare in Deutschland, Ausgabe 01/2013

Kanzlei Life - Das Magazin für Anwälte & Notare in Deutschland, Ausgabe 01/2013 News, Facts, und Kanzleimarketing für & aus dem lebendigen Kanzleialltag in Deutschland Sehr geehrte Leserin, sehr geehrter Leser, wie Sie...more

How Facebook's Lawyers Price Their Services [Video]

March 7 (Bloomberg Law) -- Silicon Valley's Fenwick & West -- which incorporated Apple and took Facebook public -- recently hired a new kind of staff position: a product manager charged with helping clients understand the...more

A PowerPoint Sample for Business Trial Lawyers

The Association of Business Trial Lawyers recently asked Cogent Legal to prepare the graphics for a presentation on mock trials. The panel consisted of some of the best jury consultants in the country exploring the factors...more

The Litigation Graphics Lesson in the "Wealth Inequality in America" Video

I always like to share examples of what I consider powerful graphics to give attorneys ideas on what’s possible to create for use in litigation. This morning, I was struck by a video going viral that describes economic...more

What Litigators Can Learn From Some of the Coolest Graphics in Construction

The ability to make powerful, high-quality trial graphics was extremely limited by the software available in the early 1990s. I was reminded of how far we’ve come in the area of visualization and modeling when I recently had...more

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