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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Legal cloud security standards

Nextpoint Helps Draft First Cloud Security Standards for Law Firms

Nextpoint Helps Draft First Cloud Security Standards for Law Firms 1920 1080 Alex Braun

Nearly a decade after we moved our eDiscovery platform to Amazon Web Services, making it accessible from anywhere without expensive infrastructure, it’s become increasingly common for law firms to manage their clients’ data in the cloud. Yesterday, leaders from six legal cloud computing providers – known collectively as the Legal Cloud Computing Association – released…

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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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year-in-review

Year in Review: Our Top Legal Tech Stories of 2015

Year in Review: Our Top Legal Tech Stories of 2015 1024 683 Alex Braun

We covered some diverse ground on the Nextpoint blog in 2015, publishing 23 legal technology stories that ranged from dissecting new laws and trends, outlining best practices in eDiscovery, and teaching legal professionals how to work more efficiently with the aid of software. In case you missed them, here are summaries of our five most…

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Ediscovery software wins

eDiscovery Software Wins Civil Litigation

eDiscovery Software Wins Civil Litigation 1000 665 Rakesh Madhava

On Saturday, Nextpoint released a slew of new features I’m really proud of. That’s because they all support the goal that should be priority No. 1 for any eDiscovery software: helping clients win civil litigation. Today, great eDiscovery software isn’t just a ‘nice-to-have’ asset for litigation firms. It has a major influence on whether each matter, and…

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