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: 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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Nextpoint Brings Custom Export Templates to Cloud eDiscovery

Nextpoint Brings Custom Export Templates to Cloud eDiscovery 150 150 Alex Braun

A significant Nextpoint update scheduled for release this Saturday, Dec. 12 2015 will make exchanging and producing reviewed information simpler and more efficient. Users will be able to save templates of their most-used export settings and apply them to future jobs, saving setup time and establishing consistency. This new process lets everyday Nextpoint users like…

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5 Experts Predict How the 2015 FRCP Rules Will Impact Discovery

5 Experts Predict How the 2015 FRCP Rules Will Impact Discovery 960 540 Alex Braun

On Dec. 1, U.S. federal courts adopted significant changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Designed to control the runaway costs that have characterized litigation in the eDiscovery Age, the updated Rules feature new language that’s sure to create ripple effects throughout the district courts. However, the practical impact of these changes remains to…

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eDiscovery Cost-Shifting for Law Firms: Tips for Billing End Clients

eDiscovery Cost-Shifting for Law Firms: Tips for Billing End Clients 1000 667 Tricia Boguslawski

For years, there’s been a popular sentiment that the absence of economies of scale made eDiscovery impractical for small law firms, especially those with infrequent cases. While that may have been a legitimate argument in the past, the hard truth is that eDiscovery has become more necessary to these firms’ success, not less. To reconcile these…

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