Planning for Later in eDiscovery
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Planning for Later in eDiscovery

During a recent ILTA webinar on coordination between outside counsel and a legal department on eDiscovery, I noted that a couple of the final points that were discussed were things that I think frequently get overlooked in the beginning of an ediscovery project. Phyllis Strader and Caroline Sweeney talked a lot about choosing whether to…

Thoughts From Retaining Legal Tech Talent Webinar – Law Firms Are Going to Struggle
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Thoughts From Retaining Legal Tech Talent Webinar – Law Firms Are Going to Struggle

Yesterday, I tuned into an ILTA webinar titled Retaining Legal Tech Talent. The speakers included a legal tech recruiter, Jared Coseglia, and two Litigation Support/Litigation Technology leaders working inside of firms, James Bekier of Baker Hostetler and James Bandes of Quinn Emanuel. Early on in the webinar, all 3 talked about a success story they…

Linked – Why Is Innovation So Hard For Lawyers And Firms?
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Linked – Why Is Innovation So Hard For Lawyers And Firms?

Bob makes some good points in response the Lisa Bodell’s keynote from last week’s ILTA conference. I highly suggest you go read his column. Bodell was a good speaker and an inspiring one. But I felt her message of organizational change failed to take into account one major factor: We’re talking about the legal profession…

Oh Yeah That Other Risk For Firms from #ILTACON18 Day Two
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Oh Yeah That Other Risk For Firms from #ILTACON18 Day Two

Yesterday, I wrote about the risks facing law firms from all around that came to mind as I sat through some of the sessions. Tuesday morning, I listened to Keith Lockhart from AccessData talk about responding to data breaches, and then watched 15-year old Marcus Weinberger do some basic hacking. Oh yeah, there’s also that…

Take Aways From #ILTACON18 Day One – All The Risks
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Take Aways From #ILTACON18 Day One – All The Risks

Monday at the 2018 ILTA Conference. The focus of the day is on innovation, but one thing that kept coming back to me, over and over, were the risks to the typical law firm, and their litigation support functionality, from all sides. Risk number 1 – AI Frankly, we could break this up into two…