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Legal tech in 2015: All about efficiency (access required)


The International Legal Technology Association conference in Las Vegas, or ILTACON, is described on the conference website as “a four-day educational conference that draws on the personal and collective strengths of professionals working in technology within law firms and legal ...

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Wearable tech data may become evidence (access required)

Wearable tech

When I first started writing about the importance of social media to lawyers in the mid-2000s, it was an uphill battle to convince lawyers that social media should matter to them. It wasn’t until social media began cropping up in ...

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Cloud a better option than in-house services (access required)

Cloud computing

Cloud computing offers many benefits for firms that need data storage and information services and functions that would be difficult, and expensive, to provide in-house, technology experts say. It does “lower the barrier to entry for firms on a leaner ...

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The good old days seem so long ago

The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been since April 2008, but pay packets are still noticeably thinner than they were before the bubble burst – especially for lawyers. According to a report published this month by the National Employment ...

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What to expect from the next generation (access required)

Teens on devices

Are you tired of reading about millennials, that demographic of socially conscious, socially networked, free-thinking, tech-savvy people born around 1980 or later who are the absolute darlings of marketers everywhere? Well you’re not alone. As this kale- and quinoa-eating demographic ...

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How to relax at work — without ever leaving your office (access required)

Office meditation

For many law firm associates, making time to relax and take care of themselves seems impossible within their busy schedules. On the surface, it sounds like a good idea (in the same way having a mandatory firm-wide nap time in ...

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Fixed fees: both sides of the debate (access required)


Is it possible for lawyers to embrace some other type of billing besides hourly billing? In particular, is it possible for lawyers to embrace fixed-fee or task-based billing, in which a fee for a specific task is determined before the ...

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To win clients, you must play the networking game (access required)


Establishing a strong network is a key component to developing business. It sets the stage for more client work and referrals. It’s therefore highly advantageous to your practice to attend events, meet new contacts and raise your visibility as part ...

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Prepare your witness for questions about preparation (access required)


It was like watching a slow-motion train wreck. As a young prosecutor, years ago, I was sitting in court and saw a witness self-destruct over something that should’ve been an easy preliminary. Witness preparation is an important topic. Generally, we ...

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