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Please enjoy the Spanish verison of the blog below authored by Matías Avila Nores, Founder and Managing Partner, OneLegem. Es un hecho fuera de discusión que el objetivo del departamento o área de legales es asesorar a las unidades de negocios, al management y guiarlos en todos los temas legales que hubiera para lograr sus objetivos de negocios, minimizando los riesgos. Los departamentos de legales modernos, sin embargo, se han visto presionados en tiempos recientes a prestar un servicio de mayor calidad. Sea que provean servicios directamente a cualquiera de las áreas de negocios de una compañía o que el servicio sea prestado indirectamente mediante ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Matías Avila Nores, Founder and Managing Partner, OneLegem. It is an undisputed fact that a legal department’s goal is to provide legal advice to both business units and management, and shepherd these on all legal matters to achieve their business goals while minimizing risk. Modern legal departments, however, have been increasingly pressed in recent years to provide a higher-quality legal support. Either if they are providing direct legal advice to any of the company’s unit or indirectly retaining an outside legal provider, delivery on time and within budget is key. So, in addition to the knowledge of the law applicable ...
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Please enjoy this co-authored blog from Joshua Johns, Manager of Information Governance, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Tamara Tureson, Compliance, Conflicts and Records Manager, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. If asked, our children would share any electronic file with anyone instantly! So why is it SOO hard for me to send something to Bob down the street?”  Unlike our children, we are bound by a whole string of “doing business” process, protocols and legalities that are in place to protect us, the company and our clients.  I suspect that given where you are reading this, you are well aware of said “legalities” and I don’t have to go ...
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We recently introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day ( QoD ). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to all of the answers received on our QoD postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities of Interest. Also, please note that there is a second virtual roundtable on Thursday, April 2 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) where we explore each ...
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We recently introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day ( QoD ). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to  all of  the answers received on our  QoD  postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities of Interest. Also, please note that there is a  second virtual roundtable  on Thursday, April 2 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) where we explore each ...
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Dear  ILTAns !   We recently introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day ( QoD ). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to  all of  the answers received on our  QoD  postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities of Interest. Also, please note that there is a second virtual roundtable on Thursday, April 2 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) ...
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Challenges in managing a global law department: Law Departments, which function as business units for global organizations (i.e. function globally as well as operationally in more than one country), are wrought with challenges arising from international laws, local laws, support differentials locally versus company wide, and limitations imposed due to geographic/political/social business environments.  Examples of key challenges law departments face: The concept of privacy rules on a per country basis as well as continental basis where laws are favorable for protection but not for legal priority (i.e. GDPR and processing of data in litigation or ...
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Please enjoy this blog co-authored by Holly Hanna, KM Firm Solutions Manager, Perkins Coie and Adam Dedynski, KM - Project Manager, Reed Smith LLP. In recent years, legal knowledge management has evolved and matured, with an increased focus on how to leverage advanced technologies like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and bots. However, the basic pillars of KM remain relevant, as has become increasingly apparent during the current coronavirus pandemic. Some key takeaways from this experience include: Document Sets Still Matter A foundation of legal KM is the gathering of forms, precedents, and other useful documents into a single location ...
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Legal team members who decide to take on trial presentation duties often have embarrassing failures in the courtroom. Why does this happen? Failure rarely comes from unfamiliarity with trial software. Failure typically comes from everything else associated with presenting electronically at trial from basic tech skills like connecting multiple monitors together, not having the right equipment or firm support. If you don’t have the right skillset, equipment or firm support for basic competency in trial presentation it is hard stop – don’t do it – a trial is not your learning environment . In today’s post I’m going to explain how to test yourself ...
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In celebration of 2020 Women’s History Month, ILTA was pleased to  announce a list of Influential Women in Legal Technology . Each Tuesday in March, readers will learn more about the women who were selected. Jackie Nagtegaal Futurist & Managing Director,  Law for All Cape Town, South Africa Jackie runs Law for All, the leading Alternative Legal Service provider on the continent of Africa, which resolves approximately 100,000 cases annually on a subscription basis. Not only are they using technology to ease the way people interact and access the law, they're championing women in legal tech by having 78% of the employees be women. She ...
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Good morning! Here’s a tip to help us all on the internet while we’re home! You accidentally closed a tab on the Internet. What to do? Simply press Ctrl + Shift + T to reopen the most recently closed tab and get back to what you were doing. On Macs, it is Cmd + Shift + T
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Dear  ILTAns !   Last week, we introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day ( QoD ). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups. To provide you with quick access to  all of  the answers received on our  QoD  postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities of Interest. Also, there is a COVID QoTD Virtual Roundtable today (3/26/2020) where we wil explore each of the  QoDs  in ...
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Disasters always bring out the best and the worst in people. The hoarders of toilet paper and the caregivers risking their lives to help others. I have a couple observations about this, and they center around focus.  The self-focus and the selfless focus.  Are you trying to make things better for others or are you just worried about your own ass (literally)?  Focus on the real problem (and address it). We have a more than adequate supply chain of toilet paper.  We don’t, however, have inexhaustible supply of caregivers, masks and medical facilities to treat potentially exposed people.  Under normal conditions, neither of these examples would pose much of ...
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Hello from my bunker in Texas. Like most of you I am “WFH,” which I consistently confuse with “WTH,” which makes for some initial seconds of confusion on my part.  Some examples completely made up but inspired by real life.  Feel free to add your own in the comments. “The WFH initiative will be implemented on Monday. All necessary technology and instructions are in place and everyone is ready.” “She was on a conference call and her kids were running up and down the stairs. WFH, right?” “WFH. How to connect with you clients in a really, REALLY remote environment.” But this WFH thing has a lot of us doing things differently.  A lot of us.  Even the ...
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Dear ILTAns! Last week, we introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day (QoD). These questions were developed based on content covered in our  COVID-19 Global Roundtable  and harvested from our eGroups.  To provide you with quick access to all of the answers received on our QoD postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and  Open Public Forum  Communities of Interest.  Also, be on the lookout for a virtual roundtable coming soon where we explore each of the QoDs in more detail! Summary: ...
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Anything and Everything Office 365 By Jack Recinto For the last decade Office 365 has been slowly making its way through all organizations and industries.  What is Office 365 exactly and what makes it different from Office 2010 – 2019? Probably the largest difference is that Office 365 is a subscription based application suite in the Cloud rather than the on premise solution you install and then have to eventually upgrade when your support plan runs out.  The Office 365 subscription is also tiered to give your organization options based on what tools you need to conduct business. There is a possibility of mixing and matching some of the plans, ...
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What Are Organizations Doing to Address COVID-19? Quite A Bit, Actually. Ron Friedman has created a list of firm initiatives that he is continually updating.  It is a great quick read if you are looking for some ideas for your organization.  Thank you, Ron.  You were able condense an entire blog post to three sentences. 😊 Dozens of legal innovation professionals, coordinated by Professor Cat Moon of Vanderbilt Law, have signed on as resources for #makelawbetter and to assist in maintaining functionality and accessibility to systems of justice.  If you are interested, send her a note on twitter -@inspiredcat  My podcast co-host, Greg Lambert, is ...
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As the United States (and our global friends) quickly converted to working remotely over the course of last week, we have been inundated with tips and articles about how to work from home. We keep hearing that we should keep a schedule. To get dressed every day. Create a work space. Test your Equipment. Be Patient. But how do you take care of your mental health and wellness during these uncharted times? All day, we are in tight quarters with family, roommates, friends, and pets. The lines between work and our home lives have become even more blurred. So how do you even find the time to take care of yourself? I recommend taking our normal commute time and applying ...
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Dear ILTAns! Last week, we introduced an initiative called the COVID-19 Question of the Day (QoD). These questions were developed based on content covered in our COVID-19 Global Roundtable and harvested from our eGroups.  To provide you with quick access to all of the answers received on our QoD postings, we have aggregated the answers to each question into a blog post. We will also post summary documents in the Resource Library for the Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity and Open Public Forum Communities of Interest.  Also, be on the lookout for a virtual roundtable coming soon where we explore each of the QoDs in more detail! How do ...
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In celebration of 2020 Women’s History Month, ILTA was pleased to  announce a list of Influential Women in Legal Technology . Each Tuesday in March, readers will learn more about the women who were selected. Maya Markovich   Chief Growth Officer,  Nextlaw Labs  at Dentons Oakland, California, USA Maya has been central to Nextlaw Labs, Dentons’ startup accelerator and legal tech investment fund, since its launch as the industry’s first tech-focused innovation catalyst in 2015. With her unique background spanning behavioral science, law, investment, and change management, she designs and drives cutting-edge legal tech projects on behalf ...
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