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5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online

5 Security Tips for Lawyers Working Online 1000 667 Michael Beumer

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. SaaS software typically offers greater security and less maintenance than locally installed products. But, 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 Michael Beumer

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

Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE 1920 1280 Michael Beumer

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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Chicago-Kent Law Students Get Hands-on eDiscovery Experience

Chicago-Kent Law Students Get Hands-on eDiscovery Experience 1000 667 Michael Beumer

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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Legal cloud security standards

Nextpoint Drafts Cloud Security Standards for Law Firms

Nextpoint Drafts Cloud Security Standards for Law Firms 1920 1080 Michael Beumer

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 Michael Beumer

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 Michael Beumer

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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Nextpoint Brings Custom Export Templates to Cloud eDiscovery

Nextpoint Brings Custom Export Templates to Cloud eDiscovery 150 150 Michael Beumer

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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