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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Jarad Schraeder, Cybersecurity Manager, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Regardless of the size and scope of your environment, vulnerability management is a daunting task. Depending on the maturity of our vulnerability management program, the vulnerability scan results can create a challenge of prioritization, which for some law firms can be hard to tackle based on the resources you have available. There are automated solutions on the market like Insight VM or Vulcan Cyber to address priorization, but not everyone has the budget or time to deploy a tool like that. Whatever your current vulnerability scanner is, it should ...
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Research identifies common Microsoft 365 challenges – and we offer solutions What’s the biggest challenge with Microsoft 365 implementations these days? According to Colligo research, it’s a perfect three-way tie between: 1. content sprawl, 2. lack of governance controls, and 3. lack of metadata and labelling. While a few of our recent poll respondents cited a lack of buy-in or adoption and a lack of integration with Outlook, a whopping 87% selected one of the three information-governance-related options. Colligo Poll Results, October 2021   Our poll data falls in line with what we commonly hear from our customers. Things like: “We have ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Ken Fishkin, CISSP, CCSP, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US, CISM, CEH, and many others. https://www.linkedin.com/in/kfishkin/ Since 1996, I have been pursuing industry certifications.  I have always found them to be an essential part of my career growth, because I use them as entry points to learn new skills that seem challenging.  While I know that practical experience is much more important than obtaining these certificates, I have found that the process of obtaining certificates first, gives me the confidence boost I need to immerse myself in whatever area I am studying.  For example, in 2007, I passed the gold standard ...
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Matter intake process in legal firms Legal matter intake in a law firm refers to the process of initial client interaction, ensuring strong client relationships as well as help to make well-informed business decisions. It evaluates the merits of new business (matter) as well as new clients to propose further plans. The legal intake process establishes the first impression of lawyers on clients aiming to convert a lead into a paying client. Successful legal firms, as well as sole practitioners, are already following the legal intake process to organize their marketing efforts and provide enhanced service to the clients reaching them. New client matter ...
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Legal firms are trying to identify ways to better manage their workflow with lawyers and associates struggling to bridge the digital gap between the legal industry and their clientele. Chatbot vendors are positioning solutions and services that cater across a wide array of services right from automating mundane tasks to narrowing down to specific laws and policies to support their client case. Depending on the size and nature of the law firm, the following areas make top use-cases for collaboration platforms. Generate legal agreements, non-disclosure agreements (NDA’s), privacy policy, and other legal-related organizational policies Enable   legal firms ...
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Colligo , a leading provider of email and document management apps for the modern workplace, today announced the launch of Colligo Content Manager for Teams, expanding upon the email capture and SharePoint Online collaboration capabilities it delivers to organizations using Microsoft 365. At a time when organizations are embracing cloud technology and Microsoft Teams to enable hybrid work and empower employees, Colligo is significantly extending the capabilities of Teams for content management and improving organizational governance and compliance. A true cloud-based solution built on the latest Microsoft 365 architecture, Content Manager for Teams provides ...
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Data is central to legal KM, yet formal data strategies and capabilities are often defined poorly, if at all, and dedicated data teams generally sit outside KM functions in finance, business intelligence, or marketing. Still, data is a hot topic. Big Data and artificial intelligence have raised new possibilities around how data can be harvested and exploited, and GDPR has pushed data and compliance to the front of the agenda for many firms. Failing to build an effective data strategy means that KM systems and processes remain fragmented, data quality and insight are impaired, and efficiency diminished. To help us navigate this complicated and crucial area, ...
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In this post you will learn how to: Save incoming email messages from your Office 365 Outlook inbox to SharePoint Apply metadata and retention labels as you save emails to SharePoint for quick search and easy record management using Colligo Email Manager for Microsoft 365 Set up quick access “pinned” SharePoint folders to rapid save to desired file locations Share emails as a secure link without leaving Outlook Capture email to SharePoint using Outlook for O365 on a mobile device To save an email to SharePoint with metadata and labels Note: This process can be completed using Outlook on any platform (Outlook on Windows or Mac Desktop, Outlook ...
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(Chicago, IL) September 14, 2021  – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the opening of registration for LegalSEC Summit 2021. ILTA is pleased to announce the return of the much-anticipated conference, LegalSEC Summit. LegalSEC Summit is the industry’s premier two-day security conference, designed for technology professionals at every level, who manage security, governance, risk, and compliance in support of the practice of law. This year, the digital conference will be held on Thursday, 21 October and Friday, 22 October, 2021, and will offer premier information security education, focused on the information security challenges faced ...
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netDocShare Teams app offers seamless collaboration within Teams   netDocShare Teams app enabling the integration of NetDocuments with Teams NetDocuments is a cloud-based document management software that allows data-sensitive organizations (law firms, financial institutions, insurance, and more) to collaborate, share, edit, and manage documents in a secure location. Integration of NetDocuments with Teams offers inherent security and comprehensive governance protocols, empowering organizations to enhance document sharing and collaboration with both internal as well as external stakeholders. netDocShare Teams app, with its int e grated search ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Gretel Best, Manager, Litigation Support & eDiscovery Management Group, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP.  As the volume of electronic data continues to grow, managing the cost of processing, reviewing and producing data as part of the electronic discovery (“eDiscovery”) process is becoming increasingly challenging. Leveraging technology and litigation support tools and retaining the assistance of vendors or alternative legal service providers (“ALSP”) are effective ways to manage these costs. However, implementing cost saving measures can itself present a complex undertaking for those who fail to approach tasks strategically ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Tara Patterson, Marketing Technology Manager at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. To say priorities have shifted greatly over the past year and a half is an understatement. Many of us have been tasked with developing and implementing tools and processes allowing for more remote collaboration. Requests have grown in complexity with even quicker turnaround times expected – mainly because we have learned through this pandemic that our workforce is adaptable. To accommodate this progression, we now have technological solutions in our (virtual) tool belts that are indispensable. You literally cannot be efficient ...
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The increased adoption of virtual collaboration systems – like Microsoft Teams – due to the pandemic has created a new, hybrid workforce. While this massive switch has allowed organizations to operate during these unprecedented times, new threats have arisen. Cyberattacks – including ransomware – have increased by 62% over the last year. This has led the White House to declare the threat of cybercrime on-par with terrorism. While cybercriminals and hackers have become the face of these attacks, human error is actually the largest risk factor leading to an attack. In fact, nearly 95% of organizations that experienced a cyberattack or data incident last ...
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ILTACon 2021 offers glimpses of the future of legal tech landscape   We were live on location in sunny Las Vegas for the International Legal Technology Association’s annual conference last week. Dubbed ILTACon 2021 , the conference provided a great opportunity for us to get back to meeting in person with some of you — our partners, customers, and colleagues.   Amid the excitement of the first legal tech hybrid event of 2021, not to mention the glitz and glamour of the City of Lights, three legal technology themes surfaced:    Microsoft 365 is rising rapidly  in the legal industry Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been a ...
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With over 250 million monthly active users, Microsoft Teams has become the top collaboration platform for remote and hybrid work. With a wide array of collaboration tools and deep integration with the entire Microsoft 365 suite, it’s no surprise that Teams is truly changing the way we work, collaborate, and communicate. That being said, Teams still has its quirks and limitations that organizations need to address if they want to truly leverage their investment and get as much out of the platform as possible. Over the last year and a half, we’ve  worked with many organizations in helping them deploy and manage Teams , so we’re happy to bring you ...
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(Chicago, IL) August 31, 2021 –  The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), at the annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada ,USA, announces the seating of the newly elected Board of Directors. This change is effective immediately, following the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. PT.  The new ILTA Board of Directors includes: President  Ginevra Saylor, National Director, Innovation Programs, Gowling WLG LLP Toronto, Ontario, Canada Executive Vice President Tony McKenna, Director of Information Technology, Howard Kennedy LLP London, England, United Kingdom Secretary Kara Portwood, Practice Area ...
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Matter centricity approach can help firms relieve Microsoft Teams channel chaos and extend governance across shared content. The concept of matter-centric content views with Microsoft Teams is gaining momentum, especially in the legal industry, providing a centralized location for the matter-related content, facilitating collaboration, and making an attorney job comparatively easier. With the shift towards work from a home model, many organizations have deployed Microsoft Teams for enhancing their remote worker’s communication and collaboration. Microsoft Teams is one of   t he quickest multiplying products in Microsoft’s history, and in April 2020, it ...
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As I was applying to ILTA volunteer positions, I watched the “Residual Effects of Volunteering,” a timely webinar. It amped me up even further, seeing the potential to engage in building a community with other smart, excited individuals. Panelists on the webinar were: Melanie Prevost – Director of Infrastructure and Technical Support Services, Vinson & Elkins Tony Capecci – Associate Director of Business Core Applications, Kirkland & Ellis Sandy Mikita – Information Technology Project Management, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott Moderated by Samantha Surillo – Director of Member & Volunteer Operations Volunteering presents a myriad of ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Dr. Georg Thomas, CCISO, CDPSE, CISM, CISSP, GRCP   Cyber-attacks are on the rise across the globe with 2021 identified as the highest average cost of data breaches over the past 17 years (IBM, 2021). Law firms are under increased pressure from clients, insurers, and regulators to name a few to ensure that adequate protections are in place to provide protection from cyber threats. It is no secret that law firms hold vast amounts of sensitive and valuable information and consequently, law firms are increasingly becoming targets (Shanker, 2021). Over the past few years, there has been an increased focus on implementing ...
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Firm intelligence is the next data revolution, and organizations today to be successful must gain value from the information it has access. Businesses to achieve productivity, as well as performance enhancements, must have an intention of transformation, as developing an intelligent organization is not possible without a digital transformation plan. Firm intelligence is workforce or organization focused and enables effective collaborative communications between internal as well as external users. The chatbot does it all! Chatbots have proven out to be one of the best digital transformation efforts to transform the way an organization gathers and utilize ...
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