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Ediscovery conference - On Point 2022

Evolutions in Ediscovery, From the Cloud to AI: Thoughts From On Point 2022

Evolutions in Ediscovery, From the Cloud to AI: Thoughts From On Point 2022 2560 1707 Elizabeth Guthrie

Check out the highlights from On Point 2022, Nextpoint’s annual ediscovery conference. They came for the hands-on technical support sessions, but stayed for the networking, thought leadership, mimosas, architecture cruise, and an epic 20th anniversary party! That was the general, happy consensus coming from attendees to the 2022 On Point User Conference hosted by Nextpoint.…

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ClioCon Cloud Conference Begins

Reports From ClioCon: The Secret to More Satisfied Clients, Happier Employees, and Stronger Revenue Streams

Reports From ClioCon: The Secret to More Satisfied Clients, Happier Employees, and Stronger Revenue Streams 2560 1920 Brett Burney

Brett Burney, Nextpoint’s eLaw Evangelist, shares his thoughts after attending ClioCon 2022 with the Nextpoint team. Law firms that refuse to adopt cloud-based tools may struggle to maintain continuity in the post-pandemic world. That was the strong, overarching message from the impactful Clio Cloud Conference held October 10-11, 2022 in Nashville, TN (affectionately known as…

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Manage Ediscovery Better With Software

Three Reasons You Don’t Need Ediscovery Software (And Why They’re Bogus)

Three Reasons You Don’t Need Ediscovery Software (And Why They’re Bogus) 905 612 Elizabeth Guthrie

When dealing with small cases, many lawyers think they can manage ediscovery without specialized software. But cases of all sizes involve electronic evidence, and it’s important to handle it with care, as you would with any other evidence. Attorneys can manufacture any number of reasons to avoid using ediscovery software, but the reality is that…

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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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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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Technology_Rockstar

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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Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Get eDiscovery?

Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Get eDiscovery? 150 150 Jason Krause

Lawyers have taken a lot of criticism over the years for being slow to wrap their heads around eDiscovery. However, it turns out that lawyers aren’t the only ones having trouble with the issue. Silicon Valley, the hotbed of high-tech innovation, is now struggling to deal with electronic evidence in litigation. The Bay Area is…

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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 Future of Legal Technology: It’s Time for Lawyers to Think Small

The Future of Legal Technology: It’s Time for Lawyers to Think Small 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

We’ve talked in the past about why legal technology services providers are primed for a newspaper-like contraction. Both newspapers and law firms deliver a text-based product, delivered by geographically-focused entities that largely rely on their reputation and institutional rules to protect their business models. And both never believed that Internet-based technologies would impact their industries.…

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Internet legal technology

The Legal Challenge of Our Time: Technology That Gets the Internet

The Legal Challenge of Our Time: Technology That Gets the Internet 1000 667 Rakesh Madhava

Healthcare.gov is at the core a legal technology. It’s a technology designed to facilitate a legal process – the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. It is very analogous to the way ediscovery technology facilitates the requirements of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. What’s amazing about Healthcare.gov is that this “website” is the central…

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