Lex Connect Curated Reading List November 15, 2014

Lex Connect Curated Reading List


 With so much content available on-line, it is easy to miss the really good stuff. 

 Fear not, we have curated the best Legal Operations & Legal Technology blog and articles.
 Enjoy your 30 minutes power reading.


Predictive Coding: For What, Not For Whom

Reviewing documents for early data assessment, early case assessment, or production has become a severe pain point for litigants. The exponential growth in our use of unstructured or semi-structured electronic documents in litigation is making it increasingly difficult to comply with ediscovery deadlines.




 The Future Of Law

The year is 1978. Roger Cleaver, a senior office-bearer of the Law Society of South Africa (South Africa’s bar association), is attending a business conference, and is listening to a lecture on a subject then quite foreign to the law firms: the principles of effective business-to-business advertising.

It was a timely topic, for him and for the legal market in general.





Knowledge Management for Lawyers: Track Your Results!

Knowledge management means a lot of different things, but at its most basic level, it means being able to combine the collective experience and wisdom of your team into actionable data. 

Effective knowledge management takes that data and uses it to improve the quality or efficiency of your practice.  Better results for your clients, at lower cost, and you’ve just solved the puzzle of how to beat your competition!





Legal Analytics Today and Tomorrow

Huron Legal’s Jim Michalowicz discusses some examples of practical applications of legal analytics, some of the potential obstacles to their use, and his predictions about their short- and long-term development. 







Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.






Survey: Corporate Clients Care Only About Cut-Rate Fees

“Forty-three percent of CLOs say they don’t really care about a law firm’s delivery model as long as they get the results they want at a  competitive price ,” says the new 2014 Chief Legal Officer Survey by Altman Weil.

At a time when corporate profits are at their highest level in at least 85 years, and employee compensation is at the lowest level in 65 years, in-house corporate counsel are gouging law firms for every penny they can get.







Bridging the Gap: Using Wiki Technology to Provide Legal Guidance to a Non-Legal Audience: Nishat Ruiter, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, CA Technologies

Nishat Ruiter, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at CA Technologies, described how Wiki technology is affecting legal professionals worldwide during her presentation at the 2014 Leadership in Legal Technology event in New York on July 15.

In her presentation, “Bridging the Gap: Using Wiki Technology to Provide Legal Guidance  to a Non-Legal Audience,” Ruiter noted social media and other online tools create new risks, and organizations must understand these issues and know how to manage them as well.



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