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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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Deep Down, Lawyers Love Technology

Deep Down, Lawyers Love Technology 150 150 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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Free Webinars: Learn Strategic eDiscovery Skills for Attorneys

Free Webinars: Learn Strategic eDiscovery Skills for Attorneys 150 150 Michael Beumer

As a litigator, you may view eDiscovery is a necessary evil; and discovery software as a basic and necessary remedy. The use of document review software has become ubiquitous at law firms of every size, and most teams are leaning on technology in some way to organize data and automate repetitive tasks. But can technology…

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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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4 Critical Law Firm Data Security Tips

4 Critical Law Firm Data Security Tips 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 in law firm data security is…

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eDiscovery and Cloud Computing CONVERGE in NYC

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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Data Security: 6 Important Takeaways From The Sony Hack

Data Security: 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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Data Security Ethical Obligations for Litigators : Four things to tell your clients

Data Security Ethical Obligations for Litigators : Four things to tell your clients 1920 1280 Rakesh Madhava

Like all professionals in 2014, every modern litigator uses technology to get their job done. As with all industries, technology is the wonder drug delivering efficiency to a lawyer’s practice and duty of competent representation. The fly in the ointment, however, is the issue of confidentiality regarding client data that has litigators rightly concerned about…

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