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Ediscovery Comment: IT Offers Key Considerations for Corporate Legal Teams to Effectively Bring Ediscovery Inhouse + 6 point checklist

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Unfortunately, while bringing e-discovery in-house sounds like a good idea, many organizations have learned the hard way that it’s not nearly that simple. In fact, many companies have failed at such efforts because traditional on-premise e-discovery solutions turn out to be complex to implement and woefully hard to use and maintain. Worse, they are often not designed specifically for legal teams. Organizations aspire to bring e-discovery in-house, imagining they can put easy-to-use tools in the hands of the people who are most knowledgeable about a case. However, when the software is so complex that it requires technical staff to successfully operate it, it often undermines the original goals of improving efficiency and empowering the legal team.

Added by Charles Christian on the 3rd Aug 2015 at 4:12 pm No comments

Guest post: Understanding the needs of in-house counsel

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If you sell products or services to in-house counsel, as I do, you need to understand their needs – how they think and feel. After many years working with them I have come to three conclusions: firstly, they think a lot but eschew feelings; secondly, they believe they are different to other leaders in the business, because they are; finally, their value, more so than private practice, is in direct proportion to the extent to which they exploit their opportunity to have perfect knowledge of their businesses. I explained these points in depth in a speech I gave to the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Europe Conference earlier this year called ‘General Counsel: reluctant business unit leaders?’

Added by Caroline Hill on the 3rd Aug 2015 at 9:55 am No comments

Concealing data breaches is not a zero risk strategy – how the hacking threat can be countered through collaboration

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Many law firms have put considerable resources into cyber security – sometimes in the wake of a breach – while others appear to remain unaware of the scale of the threat posed by attackers. However, the legal sector has a significant role to play in the wider fight against cyber crime, and a cohesive approach is needed to counter the threat. Cyber attacks are the defining threat of the connected age, with lawyers facing heightened risk due to the treasure trove of information they hold.

Added by Charles Christian on the 31st Jul 2015 at 12:13 pm No comments

Wright Hassall complete a firm-wide technology roll out including digital dictation and BigHand SmartNote.

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Wright Hassall has implemented a voice technology refresh that includes BigHand’s digital dictation solution with iPhone and iPad apps for fee-earners on the go, and server-side speech recognition to reduce secretarial workload. In addition to refreshing the voice platform, Wright Hassall have also opted to implement BigHand SmartNote, a document automation solution to automate the production of file and attendance notes.

Added by Charles Christian on the 30th Jul 2015 at 9:49 am No comments

Comment: BYOD and Surviving an Insecure Cyber Workforce

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Employee behaviour is one of the biggest risks facing IT security in the legal sector today. The enormous uptake of the Internet of Things (IOT), wearable technology, Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and office-based cloud applications have created many potential vulnerabilities in legal firms’ IT security. Ensuring that employees use this technology securely must therefore be a top priority for legal firms when implementing and reviewing their security procedures.

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Jul 2015 at 3:36 pm No comments

“I’m convinced that we have to look for what comes after email” – DLA Piper rolls out internal ‘Twitter for enterprise’

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In an idea that has yet to be fully embraced by its staff, DLA Piper has introduced its own internal Twitter for enterprise called Grapevine.

Using Greets instead of Tweets, Grapevine is an open security model which is being used to send messages; spread news, information and know-how across the firm; and send automated messages to update fee-earners on areas such as matter status and bill payments.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 29th Jul 2015 at 10:44 am 7 comments

Project Managers to £75k, London

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Project Managers – To £75,000 London Our client is a US based supplier of technology to the legal sector. The company provides enterprise software to many of the top 200 global firms and is going […]

Added by Job Form on the 29th Jul 2015 at 10:13 am No comments

Solutions Consultants – to £60k, London

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Solutions Consultants, to £60,000 London Our client is a global leading software supplier within the legal technology arena supplying many of top international law firms across the globe. The company is going through a period […]

Added by Job Form on the 29th Jul 2015 at 10:10 am No comments

.Net Developer/ SQL 2012 Developer/ Microsoft Developer / Application Developer

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.Net Developer/ SQL 2012 Developer/ Microsoft Developer / Application Developer Market Rates – 12m FTC Essex Essential skills: • .Net Development • SQL server 2012 • Visual Studio/BIS • Excel/MSOffice • T-SQL • SSIS/ SSRS […]

Added by Job Form on the 29th Jul 2015 at 10:05 am No comments

Application Support Analyst – Veale Wasbrough Vizards

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We are looking for an Application Support Analyst to join our Bristol based IT team. Legal experience is essential, and you must be familiar with iManage and Intapp time recording. We are a full service […]

Added by Job Form on the 29th Jul 2015 at 9:57 am No comments

.Net Developer – Legal Tech – Slicedbread – Cheshire

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Slicedbread is a very different type of IT consultancy, we’re proud to have turned the traditional consultancy model on its head. With a clear strategy, much fun and enthusiasm we are committed to transforming our […]

Added by Job Form on the 29th Jul 2015 at 9:51 am No comments

And another legal IT event for the autumn season – 15 & 16 September

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Here’s a link to the programme page for this year’s Alternative Legal IT Show at The Belfry – 15 & 16 September. Consultants Peter Owen and Chris Bull, plus Carol Skinner of Lewis Silkin, Steve Sumner of Taylor Vinters, Duncan Eadie of Foot Anstey, Phil Wood of Bristows, Paul Lowe of Darbys and Simon Clarke of Michelmores are on the advisory board. Linetime Limited is the headline sponsor.

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Jul 2015 at 11:56 am No comments

Talking Tech: Caroline Hill talks to Chris White of Clyde & Co

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When Chris White, Global CIO (chief information officer) of Clyde & Co joined the top 20 UK firm two years ago, he had to make a business case for greater investment in technology and set up a global technology board to increase the levels of engagement from within the business. The firm now has a larger IT budget, senior leaders from within the firm who act as technology ambassadors, and a global strategy. Here, in this episode of Talking Tech, White tells associate editor Caroline Hill how he has achieved that at the same time as cutting IT costs.

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Jul 2015 at 10:43 am No comments

Webinar: Mobile WorkSite – Easy & Productive with LINK – 10 August

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Monday, August 10th, 2015, 5 PM London / 12 Noon EDT Enhance lawyers’ productivity from smartphones and tablets with the Mobile Helix LINK app: • Open an email & view an NRL attachment • Send […]

Added by Event Form on the 28th Jul 2015 at 10:10 am No comments

Seminar: Reducing SQL Server Costs Whilst Improving Resilience – The SAM Club in conjunction with DH2i – 9 September, London

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The SAM Club, in conjunction with DH2i, invites you to a breakfast seminar “Reducing SQL Server Costs Whilst Improving Resilience” on Wednesday, 9th September at the Strand Palace Hotel, London UK (http://www.strandpalacehotel.co.uk/explore-with-us/location/). Breakfast and registration […]

Added by Event Form on the 28th Jul 2015 at 10:08 am No comments
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