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Law Firm’s increasing adoption and reliance on technology The COVID-19 crisis has a profound impact across the legal sector, especially on the traditional law firms, mostly relying on the office model. The current pandemic situation has shown the importance of legal technology to the conventional as well as modern legal firms and the need for these solutions for business continuity in this scenario. The year 2020 has seen a considerable shift in the legal industry in terms of technology adoption and ongoing transformation, which is now amplified due to the global pandemic situation. The current focus on technology is driving change in the industry and ...
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You all understand the benefits of writing and getting your tech blog post published on a high-quality site with the right SEO metrics and traffic.  However, only a few writers actually get their posts published on leading technology blogs. If you’re just starting out, prepare to face an avalanche of rejections from blog owners until you have refined your writing to an acceptable level.  There are many times when you’ll hardly understand why your well-researched article on a hot tech topic has been rejected.  Despite your best efforts, your article could be rejected due to a number of reasons including poor writing style or skills, irrelevant topic, ...
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2020 was a tough year.   A year where many of us saw our plans crushed by a series of events, most notably COVID-19.   During ILTA’s Ascend 2020 planning meetings held in January, the Women Who Lead Advisory Group began planning programming for the “deep south.”   There was interest in continuing the conversation of women’s self-empowerment, mentoring and growth discussed during ILTACON 2019, and taking the message on the road for in person meetings in New Orleans, La; Atlanta, Ga.; Birmingham, AL, and possibly Florida or Nashville. We’d planned to schedule one week in November of 2020 and travel to each city for in-person events.   When COVID-19 ...
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Quick question for you all, What if any, server-side processing do you do to clean your Metadata? We use Litera MetadactE, which works well, but we are moving to a cloud-hosted OWA. Thus, we would like to also host Metadact in the cloud as well. Has anyone hosted and or done that before in an EC2 and or Azure instance?
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Please enjoy the first in the series of blog posts where the authors will share tips in how to make the best use of common software tools we all use everyday.  To say that Litigation Support professionals manipulate data on a daily basis is an understatement.  Whether a load file is not in the proper format, the values require changes, or you need to create one from scratch, a text editor is indispensable. Find and Replace in any tool, including Microsoft’s Notepad can do the job of replacing a consistent set of characters with another set of characters: But what if you need to replace variable text with new text?  Text editors ...
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  I’m looking for a solution to help manage which systems can relay emails off of Exchange.   Currently for these systems to send email, i have to add their IP to the receive connector of every Exchange server, and remove them when that system is no longer in use; very cumbersome. By inserting an email appliance between these systems and the Exchange servers, i not only can scan each email before they get to Exchange, but the receive connectors will be much more manageable as we only have to add the appliance IP.   Any suggestio
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Your business office is not just the place where you go to keep an eye on your employees or your business. It is the heartbeat of your business and needs to be kitted to increase productivity. It is the area where you are going to meet new clients and cannot look like a second rate scrapyard office.  Your office is as much for you to do business in as it is for clients to decide to do business with you. It represents who your company is and how doing business with you is the best choice.  The hardware Every office needs to have the right equipment if it is to be used effectively. Epson business inkjet printers and copiers are a great printing ...
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2020 was rough, and we’re moving on.  But on the bright side, ILTA members created another treasure trove of useful content on knowledge management (KM) topics, the quality of which was particularly good this year.  In case you were distracted at some point in 2020 (and who wasn’t?) and missed some of this excellent material, I have cataloged it below. It can be hard to filter the many recordings and articles produced by ILTA each year to only KM topics.  I generally look for works produced by KM contributors for a KM audience, plus a sprinkling of topics that are interesting to me.  The range of topics was a little narrower this year than in years past, which ...
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Please enjoy this blog post written by Kenji Miyagawa, Special Counsel, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune Legal framework Generally speaking, e-contracts executed by e-signatures are valid, binding and enforceable under Japanese law. Accordingly, the validity of e-contracts is not an issue except for in certain limited cases (e.g., certain types of real estate lease contracts). One key issue is the admissibility of e-contracts as evidence, i.e., whether or not e-contracts are admissible as evidence under the Code of Civil Procedure.  In this regard, the Act on Electronic Signatures and Certification Business which came into effect on April 1, ...
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Wow what a year it has been! The Litigation and Support Content team delivered 30 pieces of live content on a myriad of topics. Way to go Team! The following is a list of all topics. If you haven’t already done so, check them out at https://www.iltanet.org/search . Litigation and Practice Support Date Content Type Tools, Tips, and Tricks: The Tango between eDiscovery and Incident Response 1/9/2020 ILTA Radio Tools Tips and Tricks: Key Takeaways for Deploying Relativity at a large firm 1/9/2020 ILTA Radio Drafting a document production protocol 1/13/2020 Blog Post ...
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As an advocate for women in STEM careers, I know it’s not easy. It’s tough for a female leader. I often get asked how I lead a global team and maintain high levels of engagement, which led me to share what works for me and Team TutorPro.  WIFLE!   – All our meetings start out with a 1 to 2-minute WIFLE (what I feel like expressing). This is typically not work-related and gives a sense of how each individual is currently feeling. This is important when we don’t get to have those   water cooler chats . Just Say Hi! –   It takes just a moment and it’s a great way to check if the team is OK. Sending a quick hello to team members via Microsoft Teams IM, ...
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(Chicago, IL) December 8, 2020 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) is pleased to announce the 2021 ILTA Program Planning Council (PPC) Program Planning Priorities. This programming framework sets programming priorities for all ILTA volunteer groups who create content including events, select publications and surveys, and much more. The following four topics were developed as the 2021 Programming Priorities: Career Development for 2020 and Beyond The Rise of Online Collaboration Thriving in the Post-2020 Workplace Adapting to Accelerating Technology Change View detailed information on the 2021 Programming Priorities ...
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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by Holly Hanna, KM Firm Solutions Manager, Perkins Coie and Paul Henry, Chief Executive, NGAGE Intelligence. Whether you’re using the Objective & Key Result (OKR) framework, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), or some other performance measurement framework, identifying how you will define success is an integral part of proving the value of your program or solution. When rolling out a new solution, or an update to an existing solution, many solution owners focus on user adoption as the key way they will measure the success of their work. Each application deployed within your firm likely has a different set ...
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Humanity has been on a steady climb towards more and more technological advancement since the Industrial Revolution and this trend doesn’t seem to be letting up.  Technology is developing rapidly at an unprecedented rate, some of it even mutating so fast that we have to work hard to keep up with it. If you want your business to continue thriving in the 21 st century, read on to find out how technology is changing the face of business and how businesses are adapting.  Cloud Computing Cloud computing is what enables businesses to store company data in third-party servers.  This is a much safer way to store sensitive data because ...
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“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” – Charles Darwin The Underrated Skill of Listening to Your Clients. A few weeks ago, in October 2020, I had the opportunity to interview @Greg Lambert , Chief Knowledge Services Officer at Jackson Walker, on a podcast entitled “ Separating True Innovation from Hype ”. We had a very exciting conversation on how truly innovative law firms can differentiate themselves by delivering value and enhancing customer satisfaction. One of the things I asked Greg to comment on was how law firms can foster innovation to ...
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(Chicago, IL) November 12, 2020 –  The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) today is pleased to welcome our inaugural cohort of Industry Participants to membership. The Industry Participant category, announced first in July of this year , offers yet another avenue for individual legal technologists to join ILTA. ILTA recognizes that our conversation is enriched by a diversity of voices.  By participating in the Industry Participant program, ILTA offers individual legal technologists the chance to unite globally with members in more than 50 countries! We invite all legal technologist to visit our ILTA Membership page and see how ...
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Please enjoy this blog post which is posted on behalf of an anonymous ILTA member. The trend is on the rise to bring eDiscovery inside of Corporations.  The primary reason affecting this movement is centered around the fact that ‘legal teams want things done cheaper and faster’.  Vendors and law firms charge premium prices for storage and solutions.  Corporations are getting smarter and looking at dedicated technologies to effectively control costs: the total spend on legal and rethinking external spend.  There is no longer a need to maintain an expansive IT staff or a large infrastructure footprint within corporate data centers.  Corporations are ...
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London – 5th November – International law firm DAC Beachcroft has chosen Mobile & Cloud specialist Mobliciti to supply a global authentication service, which eliminates the need for staff to use passwords on mobile devices. The two-year contract delivers MobileIron’s visionary Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and Zero Sign-On (ZSO) technologies . DAC Beachcroft has employees spread across four continents and with increased reliance on mobile devices, it is crucial that IT resources are utilised securely and efficiently. Whilst already using MobileIron UEM to control more than 1500 devices, DACB was particularly impressed with Mobliciti’s MobileIron ...
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