Trial

How to Use iPads in the Courtroom: Tips for Litigators

How to Use iPads in the Courtroom: Tips for Litigators 150 150 Jason Krause

According to the American Bar Association’s Annual Legal Technology Report almost 50 percent of all attorneys use a tablet, and 9 out of 10 lawyers using tablets are using an iPad. That’s almost 400,000 lawyers using an iPad to do their work. But the real power of any iPad or tablet computer is in the courtroom, where the size, power,…

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Lawyers and Legal Technology: A Love Match

Lawyers and Legal Technology: A Love Match 150 150 Jason Krause

Before coming to the legal technology industry, I spent five years in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom. In Silicon Valley, I was used to dealing with early adopters and wannabe technology visionaries. These are people who loved technology in all of its forms, embraced change, and were desperately trying to look around the corner…

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The Collapse of Big Law, and the Rise of Small Law Firms

The Collapse of Big Law, and the Rise of Small Law Firms 150 150 Jason Krause

In the past decade, twelve major firms with more than 1,000 partners between them have collapsed entirely. That’s an unfortunate trend, but one that will likely only get worse. Noam Schreiber summarized the coming legal conflagration this way in the New Republic: There are currently between 150 and 250 firms in the United States that…

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Death of the PC: The Rise of the iPad Lawyer

Death of the PC: The Rise of the iPad Lawyer 150 150 Jason Krause

When we started the Nextpoint Evolution newsletter two years ago, the PC was still king and most lawyers were tied to their desktops. However, 2011 was also the first year that the U.S. market for personal computers shrank. It’s been a slow, painful decline ever since. The growth of tablet sales has been outstripping more traditional…

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Litigation Support Technology: Lessons from the Healthcare.gov Fiasco

Litigation Support Technology: Lessons from the Healthcare.gov Fiasco 150 150 Jason Krause

The failure of the Healthcare.gov site has put a spotlight on the value of having well-designed, lightweight, and modern software. It seems like a lot of things went wrong with the new site, but the common assessment is that government’s development teams were unable to make the backend, legacy databases work with the more modern,…

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Nextpoint’s Guide to Trial Preparation for Expedited Trials

Nextpoint’s Guide to Trial Preparation for Expedited Trials 150 150 Jason Krause

Nextpoint is a trial services company. We manage data for a lot of multi-district (MDL) and complex litigation, including many cases that last for years. Some of our earliest cases are still active, thanks to appeals or new actions. It might seem like a litigation support technology company would like long engagements and oppose shortened…

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E is for Arbitrator.

E is for Arbitrator. 150 150 Jason Krause

If you read the thousands of articles, news releases, and scholarly papers published every year about eDiscovery, you’d think that electronic evidence was only important in jury trials. The 2006 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provided very clear guidelines for lawyers to follow regarding digital evidence in trial. e-Arbitration is a well-understood…

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5 Simple Steps to Deposition Designations

5 Simple Steps to Better Deposition Designations

5 Simple Steps to Better Deposition Designations 1024 683 Jason Krause

This guide explains how to use deposition designations to your advantage for a smooth case planning and trial prep process. Testimony from a living, breathing person is always better than recorded testimony in any legal matter. But given the cost and scheduling conflicts that come with a trial, recorded depositions are often a necessity. The…

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Why Multi-District Litigation Blows Up

Why Multi-District Litigation Blows Up 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

As any Multi-District Litigation is coming together, cases are being filed and transferred, the court’s liaison counsel are selected, and individual parties are evaluating their litigation strategies. No one wants to talk about buying technology. Unfortunately, because of the rapidly evolving technology landscape, the appropriate time horizon for determining these issues is harder to determine…

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Facing Down the Multi District Litigation (MDL) Challenge

Facing Down the Multi District Litigation (MDL) Challenge 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

As with all types of litigation, the volumes of data involved in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and Class Actions are exploding in both volume and diversity. Merging complex cases into one matter simplifies litigation, as in upcoming drug safety litigation over drugs like Yaz and Pradaxa. However less complicated that can make a matter from a legal…

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