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3 Ways to Map Your E-Discovery Process (and Why You Should)

by Exterro, Inc. on

Business process mapping, as a topic, may not excite everyone. That doesn't mean it's not necessary. Every business process should be mapped out, because the level of insight you gain from the exercise is what allows you to...more

Building A Lean In-House E-Discovery Strategy

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Whether you’re a seasoned Big Law partner, a mid-career corporate counsel, or just got your ticket, e-discovery can be overwhelming. But it’s here to stay — and growing exponentially with the rise of Big Data. “Building a...more

Legal Project Management: You Can’t Fake It Anymore (Part 2) – Service Delivery as Part of Strategy and Differentiation

by LawVision Group LLC on

Virtually every article kicking off 2018 has talked about the “new” world that law firms are facing: more work going to in-house counsel and alternative legal service providers (or ALSPs), increasing pressures on law firms to...more

Legal Project Management Series: People

by Exterro, Inc. on

In the first article of our series on legal project management (LPM), I looked at the fundamentals of LPM: a definition of the term, some key principles, and its increasing formalization over the past decade. It helped set up...more

Upgrade Your Pitch - LeftFoot Q&A with Dorsey's Brendan McInerney

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Brendan McInerney, Manager of Legal Project Management at Dorsey, chats with LeftFoot about applying diligent matter planning practices understanding the necessity of transparency and clear communication with clients on legal...more

Build Versus Buy: 5 Ways BigLaw Is Tackling Legal Tech

Orrick Chief Technology Officer Craig Dean spoke with Law360 for this article on how law firms develop legal technology that fits into the “build versus buy” equation. Craig discussed how Orrick leverages existing technology...more

[Event] LPM Certification Workshop - April 11th & 12th - Washington, DC

by LawVision Group LLC on

Please join us for this comprehensive two-day workshop on legal project management. Register today for this workshop and learn the fundamentals to efficiently and effectively manage your matters or engagements. This hands-on...more

Legal Project Management Series: Defining Fundamental Principles

by Exterro, Inc. on

One topic that’s been earning more and more mindshare in the world of e-discovery is legal project management (LPM). Thinking about what article or articles to write on the topic, I vaguely recalled a famous quote, perhaps...more

Meeting GDPR Requirements - Is Your E-Discovery Process Ready for the EU’s New Data Privacy Rules?

by Zapproved LLC on

Buzz is building around the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which becomes law May 25, 2018 — and for good reason. The GDPR’s strict personal data guidelines require that all companies doing business and/or...more

Checklist of Top 10 E-Discovery Trends for 2018

by Zapproved LLC on

Tips to Empower Corporate Legal Teams to Achieve More Litigation Response Success in the Year Ahead - Are you ready for where e-discovery is going in 2018? Whatever your litigation process maturity level — what we call...more

A Farewell to Arms

by Pamela Woldow on

This is the last post of At the Intersection. As 2017 ends, so will this blog. We are going to stop the presses. Bank the fires. Wind it up. Cease and desist. All that. For over a decade now, At the Intersection has...more

Lower Revenue? Lower Utilization? Watch out BigLaw — You Might Be Doing Something Right

by Pamela Woldow on

Editors’ Note: The boom in Legal Project Management (LPM) has been accompanied by a skeptical backbeat: “Does LPM really work? How does LPM work? Does LPM have costs as well as benefits?” Husch Blackwell has fully embraced...more

4 Tips to Improve Efficiency in Managing Legal Projects

by Exterro, Inc. on

Over the past several years, the idea of “doing more with less” has gone from being an a bland statement on increased efficiency to becoming a reality that organizations have had to live with and ultimately embrace—and it’s...more

Organizing Those Old Boxes in the Attic: E-Discovery and the JFK Documents

If you have cleaned out an attic, you’ve probably run across a box of forgotten treasures. I remember some years ago when my mom sold the house I grew up in, she found a copy of the very first short story I wrote in the...more

Bringing E-Discovery In-House Makes Perfect Sense! (But only if you invest in training and tools)

According to the benchmarking report's results, over the past year, more than a third of respondents increased the amount of litigation services they did themselves. And when asked why, they most frequently responded that it...more

Why Paralegals are the Key to E-Discovery Success or Disaster

by Exterro, Inc. on

Attorneys think they are the project managers, but in all reality 99.9% aren’t. Don’t just take my word for it, in the 2017 In-House Benchmarking Report, 42% of in-house legal survey participants said that attorneys were the...more

New Findings: In-House Legal Teams are Focusing on “Control” to Meet Evolving E-Discovery Requirements

by Exterro, Inc. on

According to EDRM Duke Law, Exterro and BDO Consulting’s new 2017 In-House Benchmarking Report, in-house legal departments have continued to move more outsourced legal services in-house in hopes of gaining the kind of control...more

Why E-Discovery Still Hasn’t Changed that Much in 5 years

by Exterro, Inc. on

The continued explosion of data! Additional, new and scary data types! New FRCP e-discovery amendments! You would think with all these new revelations e-discovery would have changed a lot in the past 5 years, right?...more

The Art of Projecting Budgets for Litigation Alternative Fee Arrangements

by WilmerHale on

Predicting the future has become a critical skill for lawyers—at least when it comes to budgeting for case work. Clients want as much certainty as possible for planning and allocating legal expenses, which inherently carry...more

Legal Project Management: You Can’t Fake It Anymore

by LawVision Group LLC on

As we have witnessed over the past five years, the efforts of law firms have evolved in legal project management and, not surprisingly, corporate legal department expectations for their outside counsel to implement LPM has...more

PMI – An Insider’s Guide – Part 3: What to do When You’re Asked to Assist in a Potential Acquisition – Post-Integration Run Phase...

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

It’s been months since your company was all over the news with a splashy acquisition and the fanfare has died down a bit. There are rumors, quietly at first, but then persistently louder, that things aren’t going so well...more

PMI – An Insider’s Guide – Part 2: What to do When You’re Asked to Assist in a Potential Acquisition – Between Signed and Closed...

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

Your day starts with headlines screaming across the Internet – your company has acquired a particular entity (“Target”). The office is buzzing with the news and potential impacts – what does this mean for my role now and in...more

[Event] LPM Certification Workshop - October 19th-20th, New York, NY

by LawVision Group LLC on

The LPM Institute and LawVision Group are offering their popular two-day Legal Project Management Certification Workshop, one of the only legal-specific certification courses available, in October 19th & 20th in New York....more

How to Get Happy Clients, Effective Employees, & Lower Costs With These 8 Legal Project Management Tips

by Exterro, Inc. on

All lawyers are looking to increase revenue, but these days, with more and more clients leveraging technology and bringing tasks in-house, law firms need to break from the status quo in order to stay competitive. This is...more

What I Learned from Finding Nemo About Custodian Identification in E-Discovery Matters

by Exterro, Inc. on

In Pixar’s wonderful animated feature, “Finding Nemo,” Marlin, a clown fish who lives in the Great Barrier Reef (and is the title character’s dad), spends nearly the entire film trying to find his son, Nemo, by locating,...more

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