ediscovery-collections-guide

A Best Practices Guide for Managing eDiscovery Collections

A Best Practices Guide for Managing eDiscovery Collections 1000 437 Michael Beumer

Are you directing your eDiscovery collections with maximum efficiency and speed? Data collection can be the most complex and technically rigorous of all eDiscovery phases. It involves the extraction of potentially relevant electronically stored information (ESI) from its native source into a separate, secure repository for review. The collection process should be comprehensive without being over-inclusive. It…

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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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Discovery Meet & Confer

eDiscovery Planning: Winning the Rule 26(f) Meet-and-Confer

eDiscovery Planning: Winning the Rule 26(f) Meet-and-Confer 2500 1668 Tricia Boguslawski

Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure requires that parties meet early in a litigation to negotiate an eDiscovery plan that will reduce costs and burdens for each side. In 2009, the Sedona Conference issued its own proclamation encouraging such cooperation. Still, many lawyers enter eDiscovery without a detailed understanding of their client’s ESI or a…

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security for attorneys

5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online 1000 667 Alex Braun

As long as attorney work requires access to the sensitive personal records of end clients, law firms will always be a top target for hackers. While SaaS software typically offers greater security and less maintenance than locally installed products, users share some basic responsibility for keeping client data secure. As an attorney, this is part…

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Attorney Ethics Cloud Computing

Does Legal Cloud Computing Create Ethical Issues for Attorneys?

Does Legal Cloud Computing Create Ethical Issues for Attorneys? 1000 667 Alex Braun

As is often the case with new technologies, the concept of storing legal data in the cloud battled its share of skeptics before it gained wide acceptance from vendors and law firms alike. Let’s face it, the imagery it conjures up isn’t great (clouds seem pretty out in the open), and for the technophobic, there…

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Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE at River North Art Gallery

Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE at River North Art Gallery 1920 1280 Alex Braun

Nextpoint is proud to be sponsoring a unique CLE credit opportunity next week for Chicago attorneys, produced by global nonprofit Human Rights Watch. From noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, we’ll be sponsoring “U.S. Immigration Policy and the ‘Other’ Refugee Crisis,” an HRW law symposium at the Weinberg-Newton Gallery in River North. Lunch will…

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Legal cloud security standards

LCCA Sets New Cloud Security Standards for Legal

LCCA Sets New Cloud Security Standards for Legal 1920 1080 Michael Beumer

Cybersecurity and protection of privileged client data are vital concerns in the legal industry. The ABA Model Rules impose a duty on lawyers to use reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized access to client data and recently made related changes to address the advances of technology. Today at ABA TECHSHOW, leaders from six legal cloud computing…

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Nextpoint in class

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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Lawyers Love Technology

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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Lawyers in legal tech?

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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