Small law firms need to break through the daily routine to embrace new time-saving technologies, writes Matt James of Litera Microsystems. His suggestions start with evaluating existing software to make sure it is fully employed and up to date.
Paperwork has always been the most tedious aspect of the legal profession, but efficient tools are available to create and manage documents, writes attorney Nicole Black. Standard practice-management software provides some solutions and can be supplemented as needed.
A British contract-reviewing company, ThoughtRiver, says its new artificial intelligence tool could save "hundreds of millions of hours of lawyers' time" by removing variations between documents. The product, Lexible, was developed using machine learning techniques for the examination of 1.4 million legal documents to reconcile legalese and conversational English.
Legaltech is pervading all areas of the profession, putting some firms in danger of falling behind competitors who better grasp technology. This analysis examines the shift from the "medieval processes of managing physical data."
Law firms are spending more on IT security, but many are on a treadmill ride that will end badly, writes Michael Hadley of iCorps Technologies. He suggests abandoning the traditional "break-fix" pattern in favor of proactive solutions.
The proliferation of sensitive information across various electronic platforms increases the danger that departing employees may take it with them, perhaps inadvertently. Suggestions for managing risk include devising and enforcing specific policies dealing with employees who leave.
Many legal cases hinge on information gathered from electronic devices, so care must be taken when that evidence is retrieved, note forensics experts Martin Prinsloo and Gabriel Campos. They examine six common pitfalls that can damage or derail a case.
The 11th Annual Ohio Litigation Support Statewide Meeting, a day where legal professionals of many diverse roles enjoy educational content geared toward the complex world of eDiscovery, will be Oct. 3, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio. Registration opens in August. Learn more here.
We had a successful legal technology security event this month outside of Washington, D.C.! Read the highlights and view the experience by checking out our wrap-up website. Thank you to all attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors who made this event a success!
While novice teachers may have grown up using technology as "digital natives," two new studies discussed at the International Society for Technology in Education conference find they still may need support in using education technology in the classroom. Karla Karr, an assistant professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, says her research found that teacher training on technology did not always align with the skills new teachers need on the job.
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