Lex Connect Curated Reading List April 15

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.


Machine Learning and Law

Broadly speaking “machine learning” refers to computer algorithms that have the ability to “learn” or improve in performance over time on some task. In general, machine learning algorithms are designed to detect patterns in data and then apply these patterns going forward to new data in order to automate particular tasks.

Here come the robot lawyers 

The law profession is being reshaped by new automation technologies that allow law firms to complete legal work in a fraction of the time and with far less manpower. Think IBM's "Jeopardy!"-winning computer Watson -- practicing law.



How to calculate ROI for E-Discovery (with Calculator)

In this post I use a case study to explain how to calculate the ROI for improving the E-D processes. Then I provide a calculator you can use to model your own situation. If the case study bores you, just scroll down and download the calculator. Take a whack at it with your firm’s own numbers.




101+ eDiscovery Resources: An Abridged Overview

Designed to provide a salient starting point for individuals seeking information related to the field of eDiscovery, this abridged overview of eDiscovery resources provides readers with a non-comprehensive listing of key industry informational resources.


Insider view – Interview with Dan Fitz, General Counsel at BT

In our latest blog we speak to Dan Fitz of BT Group. As Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Dan is no stranger to innovating and talks to us about doing more for less, the issues arising from the traditional law firm model and his plans to develop BT Law.




Considering eDiscovery Providers

Comparing and contrasting eDiscovery providers is a daunting task when one considers the multiple stages of eDiscovery, the many providers of eDiscovery offerings, and the fact that most provider comparisons today are based on solely on stage (EDRM¹) or feature/function capabilities. 




Don't Define Knowledge Management Strategy Without Assessing Knowledge Management Maturity

When it comes to developing a Knowledge Management strategy, we can’t over-emphasize the importance of understanding your organization’s level of maturity. According to Nina Platt, a Senior Director at LAC Group and well-respected KM thought leader, “If you are still in your infancy, the strategy would be different than what it would be if you were further along or more mature in your implementation and use of Knowledge Management tools and principles.”

More Than Half of Compliance Officers Expect Personal Liability to Increase in 2014 

The growing numbers of senior managers facing enforcement actions by regulatory bodies all around the world are leaving compliance officers themselves feeling quite vulnerable these days.





eDiscovery in a New Era

Last week I attended the 8th Annual Sedona Conference Institute Program, “eDiscovery in a New Era: New Technologies, New Media, New Rules.”

During the initial session, leaders polled the audience as to how many were first-timers at the event, and a significant number of attendees raised their hands. I've attended the annual event for the past four years, and am encouraged to see more people taking an interest in improving their e-discovery processes.

Reinventing the Law Department: Building a World Class Legal Operations Function

We asked several of Huron Legal’s managing directors and senior directors about law department management trends for 2014.Following are some of the challenges and solutions law departments will be looking at in 2014.



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