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…

Off the Learning Pathway at #ILTACON2018 – Sessions I’m Looking Forward To Outside the Lit Support Path
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Off the Learning Pathway at #ILTACON2018 – Sessions I’m Looking Forward To Outside the Lit Support Path

If you’re attending ILTA’s annual conference next week, I’m sure by now that you’ve seen the “learning pathways” that are a part of the sessions schedule. Naturally, there is a list of sessions designated the Litigation Support Professionals Pathway. It’s fairly solid, and a good start to your agenda, and I’m not going to bother…

Linked – Better Information Governance Means Better E-Discovery Outcomes—Part I: E-Discovery in the Big Data Era
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Linked – Better Information Governance Means Better E-Discovery Outcomes—Part I: E-Discovery in the Big Data Era

This should be obvious, but I suspect that in the majority of cases, a whole lot of time and effort is spent just trying to figure out what data is out there, and where it is. “Anyone familiar with electronic discovery (e-discovery) and complex civil litigation knows that there is tremendous evidentiary benefit to quickly…

Linked – Beware The eDiscovery Disconnect
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Linked – Beware The eDiscovery Disconnect

I’m just going to put this quote out there. I don’t have anything else to add other than this is probably one of the biggest causes of re-work in the industry. “Here’s the rub — the litigation support folks, and yes, even the world’s most amazing project manager — have no idea what the lawyers…

Litigation Support In a Law Firm – Vendors Are Coming for Your Job
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Litigation Support In a Law Firm – Vendors Are Coming for Your Job

Hidden away in a recently seen blog post about moving to the cloud on Cicayda’s website this week was this little nugget: There is absolutely no reason to keep hiring internal staff for litigation support when we have the team to help perform all the heavy lifting. Now, since I work in a law firm…