The proliferation of social media, text messaging and other tech-based communication platforms means law firms must take new approaches to e-discovery, writes Robert Cruz. He explains why "identity mapping" is important and notes some of the challenges it presents.
Machine learning technology will soon make the conveyancing process faster and more efficient, writes Carole Marsden. She discusses the advantages offered by "cognitive services" and artificial intelligence decision-making, and recommends adopting such technologies gradually to help staff adapt.
Law firms with updated technology are better equipped to thrive and grow. Cloud-based data management, automated templates and marketing software can speed processes and improve client services.
The Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute will implement the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA, which are intended help those with disabilities access information online. Legal services providers should consider such issues when updating technology, writes Jason Tashea, citing the value of enabling those with vision impairments to use screen readers to understand online text and images.
Online word processors can offer great value and flexibility, but legal firms have an ethical obligation to vet any provider that stores data, writes Nicole Black. That means finding out how the data is handled, where the servers are located, who has access to the data, and how and when backups are performed.
China is looking to the US, Canada, Australia and the UK as it tries to improve its online public legal services, a Chinese justice minister said. He cited those nations' expertise in legal training and legal information awareness.
Silicon Valley firm-based Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has developed a SixFifty Privacy enterprise app that complies with California state regulations for data privacy. "We've automated each part of the requirements to adhere to the CCPA, and tried to make it as easy as possible for organizations to meet these obligations," SixFifty President Kimball Parker said.
The Army STEM Experience, a mobile exhibit from the United States Army, lets students participate in a mock humanitarian effort to give them a sense of how Army engineers apply STEM principles in their work. The exhibit is one of five free programs in this STEM roundup that teachers can use to give students a real-world perspective of STEM.
Delegation can be useful tool for school leaders, but there are times when you should not delegate, according to Naphtali Hoff of Impactful Coaching & Consulting. Hoff shares 13 tasks that should be completed personally, including modeling positive behaviors, public relations and crisis management.
In a letter to the US Education Department's acting inspector general, several advocacy groups are asking for a probe into Secretary Betsy Devos' reluctance to disallow the use of Title IV-A funds from the "Every Student Succeeds Act" to train and arm teachers. In a hearing before US Representatives last month, DeVos asserted that the department has "not advocated for nor against" such use of the funds.
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