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Driving Organizational Change Within Your Law Firm: Collaboration, Consensus, and Buy-In

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Collaboration, consensus and buy-in all serve a role in driving progress in law firms. Here's why and how....more

ABA Explains When a Lawyer Must Tell a Client About a Mistake by the Lawyer

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility recently released Formal Opinion 481 addresses the question when a lawyer who has made a mistake must tell the client about...more

Why Is TAR Like a Bag of M&M’s?, Part Four: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...So where does this leave us? The idea behind TAR – that technology can help improve the eDiscovery process – is a valuable goal. But figuring out what pieces of technology to apply at what point in the workflow is not so...more

The First Things to Do Ways to Avoid Financial Loss in the Wake of a Loved One's Passing

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

The occasion of a loved one’s passing is a shock, and the loss can often throw those nearest and dearest off their guard. In fact, despite the difficulty of doing so, this is when at least one survivor must step up and take...more

Law Firm Merger Checklist Item-Culture

by Hayse LLC on

The spring of 2018 has produced a spate of large law firm mergers. Despite this noticeable activity, the interest in mergers is not something new-over 600 mergers and acquisitions have closed since 2007. Based on the tactic’s...more

Examining E-Discovery Statistics: Is Cross-Border E-Discovery a Meaningful Distinction Anymore?

by Exterro, Inc. on

In this entry in our series on interesting e-discovery data points, I'd like to dig into a topic that's been receiving a lot of attention--and will continue to do so for the next month and a half at least: GDPR, cross-border...more

Court Reporters – Legal Videographers: How To Change Time In Windows 10 For Syncing

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Court reporters working with legal videographers need to sync time before every deposition so that they can provide a transcript with timestamps that match the time on the video that is created by the videographer’s camera’s...more

CLOUD Act Renders Supreme Court Decision in the Microsoft Case Moot: eDiscovery News

by CloudNine on

The Supreme Court heard arguments on February 27th over Microsoft’s ongoing data privacy case involving email stored in Microsoft datacenter in Ireland. Supposedly, according to reports from those attending, the justices...more

Attorney Client Privilege is Not Dead – At Least Not in Pennsylvania

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Confidential information that you give to your attorney is still protected in Pennsylvania. The duty to keep your information confidential is known as the attorney-client privilege. The duty is called a “privilege” because it...more

Helping Lawyers See the Bigger Picture - Market Leaders Podcast with Paul Lipton at Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Join David Ackert as he interviews Paul Lipton, Director of Professionalism, Career and Skill Development at Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast. Tune in to hear David and Paul...more

No Slowing Down: Marketing and Business Development Efforts Accelerate in Legal

Results from the third annual joint research study from the LMA and Bloomberg Law....more

18 Deposition Tips from Court Reporters

by Planet Depos, LLC on

There is a lot that goes into taking a deposition, and a lot that goes into making the record. We’re often asked by attorneys and paralegals if we have any tips for their depositions—what can they do to make sure the...more

Why Is TAR Like a Bag of M&M’s?, Part Three: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

Before you think about using more advanced technology, start with the basic tools early on: dedupe, de-nist, cull by dates and sample by custodians. Perhaps even keyword searches if your case expert fully understands case...more

Best Practice Tips for the Law Firm Records Management Professional

by Epiq on

Law firms are in the information business. Information is a critical operational asset for firms, and is effectively the primary product. With the dramatic explosion of the volume of information and the risks inherent in...more

[Ep. 8 LEGAL MARKETING MINUTES] Lawyers, General Counsel Beg For Billing Changes

by Nancy Myrland on

In today’s Flash Briefing, I discuss a recent panel of general counsel where project-based billing was the topic of the day. I also offer a suggestion about how you can transition to this model with more confidence. You...more

Do Your Clients Like You?

by Wicker Park Group on

Advanced technology was supposed to free us up to work less, spend time with our loved ones and pursue hobbies. Instead, these devices are just shackling us to work and creating blurred lines between our work and personal...more

Fraud and Forgery: From Vintage Violins to Today’s Real Estate Transaction

Fraud has a long history. In a recent blog in the Orchestrating Real Estate Series, New Things to Consider in Section 1031 after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, I discussed how famous violin maker Jean-Phillipe...more

Do you need to upgrade your law firm office space?

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

Law firms and law firm owners are often tempted to upgrade their office space. The thought is that new office space might help increase morale. The thought is often that new office space might attract more clients....more

April Showers Bring…??

by LawVision Group LLC on

The first quarter is behind us and the legal industry as a whole seems to be doing reasonably well. Early reports on AMLaw firm performance suggests that at least most (though not all) of the larger firms are doing very...more

Race-based Strikes: Expect Fixes for the Problem (and Problems with the Fixes)

It is unacceptable for someone to be the wrong color or the wrong ethnicity to serve on a jury. In modern times, the law says race-based exclusions can’t happen. But the practical reality in the courtroom, particularly some...more

Slash Risk by Saying Goodbye to Manual Legal Holds

by Zapproved LLC on

The right automation software can help you avoid spoliation sanctions, improve your audit trails, and boost ROI - We all know that ediscovery can be expensive. But while we usually think of review as the most expensive...more

Episode 34 -- The Cohen Criminal Investigation and the Search Warrants

by Michael Volkov on

On April 9, 2018, FBI agents executed search warrants at Michael Cohen's office, hotel, residence, safety deposit box and electronic devices. Since then, we learned that the US Attorney's Office in New York City have an...more

A Plan Sponsor Needs To Avoid Being The Patsy

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Whether it’s a movie or something in real life, we’ve seen people who are left holding the bag for something they really had no control over. We call that person, a patsy, which is a dupe or a scapegoat for nefarious...more

Tips for Effective Advocacy in Arbitration

by Holland & Hart LLP on

Parties to arbitration proceedings frequently comment that they appreciate the arbitration process because it is a faster, more efficient, and less costly way to resolve their business disputes. Unlike litigation, arbitration...more

Sullivan & Worcester Advises ETF Managers Group on Launch of First Global Dry Bulk ETF

by Sullivan & Worcester on

International law firm Sullivan & Worcester LLP acted as fund counsel to Exchange Traded Managers Group (ETFMG) on the launch of the first dry bulk shipping exchange-traded fund, Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (NYSE ARCA:...more

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