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Webinar: Collaboration Tips for Deposition and Motion Prep

Webinar: Collaboration Tips for Deposition and Motion Prep 150 150 Alex Braun

Daniel D’Angelo – Nextpoint After the review and production phases of discovery are complete, a lot of people must collaboratively work with produced evidence to prepare a strong case. Keeping them coordinated is often a challenge, particularly when you’re working with expert witnesses and counsel outside of your own firm. Thankfully, plenty of technology and…

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Chicago-Kent Law Students Get Hands-on eDiscovery Experience

Chicago-Kent Law Students Get Hands-on eDiscovery Experience 1000 667 Alex Braun

If Bo knows sports, you could say Ko knows legal tech. Mike Ko, a former attorney and the owner of Groundwork Trial Consulting in Chicago (see: Obrycka v. City of Chicago and Goldberg v. Donald Trump), helps lawyers incorporate technology into their practices from mediation to trial. He also teaches Litigation Technology, an advanced trial advocacy…

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Deep Down, Lawyers Love Technology

Deep Down, Lawyers Love Technology 1000 674 Rakesh Madhava

For lawyers, there is a decided focus on the past. Precedent is the godhead. Show a lawyer technology that helps them better present their argument (PowerPoint, tablets, laser pointers), and they want it. NOW. Introduce telephony that improves the speed of lawyer-client communication (Blackberry, iPhone), and they will embrace it wholly. The legal industry has…

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Does Legal Tech Really Need More Lawyers?

Does Legal Tech Really Need More Lawyers? 1000 667 Rakesh Madhava

Software built for lawyers by lawyers — a number of legal tech startups have recently etched this on their marketing sandwich boards. And, a recent thought-provoking post on Lawyerist.com suggested the underlying problem with legal technology is that there aren’t enough lawyers actually employed by companies in the legal tech space. Sam Harden writes that until we “see…

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These Legal Tech Buzzwords Must Be Banished in 2016

These Legal Tech Buzzwords Must Be Banished in 2016 2550 1700 Alex Braun

Ediscovery: It’s the perfect storm of “legalese” meets “techno-babble,” causing otherwise intelligent professionals to perpetuate some of the least helpful jargon known to humankind. With so many twisted creations to choose from, we asked these four legal tech influencers about the word or phrase they’d most like to bury in 2016. Q: Which terrible legal…

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4 Critical Data Security Tips for Law Firms

4 Critical Data Security Tips for Law Firms 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

Recently, I’ve been asking law firms to defend their decision to continue storing client and firm data on premise. The most common defense I hear from firms is that it’s risky to put it in the cloud, where it is “potentially at risk of being hacked.” Essentially, the pervasive belief is that there’s no one actively…

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The Future of Law: eDiscovery and Cloud Computing CONVERGE in NYC

The Future of Law: eDiscovery and Cloud Computing CONVERGE in NYC 150 150 Michael Beumer

Nextpoint CEO, Rakesh Madhava to present at Above the Law CONVERGE Conference on March 18th at The University Club in New York City. Rakesh Madhava, CEO of Chicago-based Nextpoint, will participate in a panel discussion on the future of law on March 18, 2015 at the Above the Law hosted CONVERGE conference. As an expert…

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Seven Characteristics of Law Firms Who Are Legal Technology Rockstars

Seven Characteristics of Law Firms Who Are Legal Technology Rockstars 600 300 Rakesh Madhava

It’s a new age for lawyers. Simply providing great legal counsel isn’t enough any more (some would argue it never really was). Legal technology, including e-discovery technology and evidence management software, can provide a competitive advantage in a highly competitive marketplace. We’ve compiled seven traits of lawyers and law firms that successfully use legal technology…

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Litigator’s Brief: 6 Important Takeaways From The Sony Hack

Litigator’s Brief: 6 Important Takeaways From The Sony Hack 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

The Sony Hack is big news and big news for lawyers. Besides the international political implications, celebrity backstabbing, studio politics and the involvement of a North Korean dictator, there are a number of legal angles already emerging with more to come. Of course, there’s lawsuits. Sony has brought in Boies Schiller & Flexner to assist…

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