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Recommend With growing attention on security and compliance, your organization can leverage Colligo to support sensitivity labels as part of a more comprehensive information protection and collaboration strategy With volumes of data growing significantly and collaboration central to everyday work, automation as part of the records management and classification process is important to meet company and industry policies without creating friction for your knowledge workers. Colligo helps bridge what the organization needs with what Microsoft provides by empowering users to easily apply labels to tag content and emails. What are sensitivity ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Sherry Kappel – Evangelist, Litera Microsystems.  This blog post offers a counterpoint to our “vidcast” on “ How to Move from White-Glove Service to Self-Service ” recorded on December 14, 2021. As firms adjust to the realities of a hybrid and flexible work environment, they’re rethinking the technologies, structures and staff to support the dynamics of a new workplace. One consideration on the table: tilting internal technical support and training away from high-touch, white-glove service toward one of self-service. The shift makes sense – especially now: we chat-bot with our Internet providers, Google ...
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Please enjoy this round-up by Gwyn McAlpine, Director of Knowledge Management Services, Perkins Coie LLP. Many of you know that each year, I post a round-up of Knowledge Management (KM) programming produced by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).  My goal is to collect the KM-related content and, in cataloging it, reflect on the themes of the past year.  You can find past years’ editions here: 2020 , 2019 , 2018 , 2017 and 2016 .  Keep reading for this year’s version.  Because KM-related interests can be very broad, there is some editorial discretion in compiling this list.  I focus on content targeted to a KM audience, produced ...
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netDocShare Sync! Bi-Directional Synchronization of NetDocuments with Teams, SharePoint & OneDrive The netDocShare Sync empowers collaboration with the capabilities of syncing business libraries or files such as: Ability to bi-directionally sync files from the Microsoft Teams Files Tab to NetDocuments Cloud (Standard Channel) Ability to bi-directionally sync files from the Microsoft Teams Files Tab to NetDocuments Cloud (Private Channel) Ability to bi-directionally sync files from SharePoint to NetDocuments Cloud Ability to bi-directionally sync files from OneDrive to NetDocuments Cloud Ability to sync the files posted into Team’s ...
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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by Shefali Lakhani, Knowledge Management Lawyer, Proskauer and Caroline Sweeney, Director of Knowledge Management & Innovation, Dorsey & Whitney. COVID continues to have a lasting impact on the legal market. Not only has it accelerated the use and adoption and of technology, but it’s also affected job opportunities, hiring, and retention. As associates are snatching opportunities to move to their dreams jobs, to firms with better work life balance, and to other new opportunities, firms are experiencing a large influx and outflux of associates. As new members join the firm, they need to be trained on, among ...
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Dearest ILTAns! We thought 2020 brought us more change than we could handle, then along came 2021...We found that change - including seemingly endless pivoting – was our only constant.   But change also brings opportunity and can inject fresh ideas and new priorities, which help us grow and evolve.   There are so many examples of that within ILTA!   So, what happened at ILTA in 2021? Well, in no order, here are some of the important (and often amazing) accomplishments of 2021!   ILTACON 2021 : This was really three conferences: one in-person, one digital, and one hybrid. We made it happen, despite changes in operating parameters that ...
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How Megamatters are Costing Your Legal Department Millions—and What to Do About It  In corporate legal department (CLD), matters with more than $1M in lifetime spend—which I refer to as “megamatters”-- account for about 61% of total legal spend, and are also bellwethers for the direction where total spend is headed. In fact, according to a recent report released by Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, if annual spend on these matters goes up or down by even $1, there is an 89% chance that total outside counsel spend will go up or down in the same direction. Megamatter spend is also highly volatile, with 51% of CLDs spending double or almost double on them in a ”bad” ...
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By Christiane Matuch, LL.M., ALPM and Harriet Joubert-Vaklyes Have you ever found yourself in the situation where the firm has bought or developed a new legal tech tool, but nobody knows how to make the most of it? Or maybe one person knows but just can’t handle the volume of support? Who are the first adopters of new, legal technology solutions in your firm, and does it matter what kind of support you provide? It sure does! (At least that is what our latest survey shows.) Let’s get into it. Our survey shows that there are different levels of adoption between shareholders/partners, associates, paralegals, and staff. Almost 90% of respondents stated that ...
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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by Dan Phelps, 3Cloud and Reggie Pool, HBR Consulting With cloud adoption accelerating in the legal industry over the past two years, earlier in this year, 3Cloud and HBR set out to speak with IT leaders in the legal industry to understand their priorities for using cloud over the next 12 months. Through these conversations, we learned that CIOs are exploring how cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure can help them secure sensitive data, meet data privacy requirements, and enable better decision-making with 360-degree views of data and improved analytics tools. While making the move to the cloud can be instrumental ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by David Whale, Director Information Security, Fasken Martineau Dumoulin LLP  The world of cybersecurity maturity models is on par with going to your favorite buffet (pre-Covid of course) for your birthday dinner. So many options. Government based frameworks, regulatory based frameworks, development based framework, cloud based frameworks, Internet of Things based frameworks… Where to start? How to start? This blog post will take a high level look at 10 of the more popular frameworks in hopes of making your questions clearer then mud. NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF): When President Obama calls for ...
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Please enjoy this blog post co-authored by Kristin Rhodes, Senior Practice Manager, Paul Hastings LLP and Mike Ertel, KM Attorney, Paul Hastings LLP. Introduction Practice management in law firms is not new. While some firms have had practice management programs for decades, many still do not. The definition and implementation of the program varies widely across firms, and even across practice groups within the same firm. This is the first in a series of blog posts designed to provide an overview practice management to help you consider whether your firm should implement or bolster its practice management efforts. What is Practice Management? ...
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Microsoft leadership shares vision for Teams, Viva, Power Apps, and SharePoint in the new world of modern work Author: Tim Brady, CEO, Colligo The Colligo team finished up a productive and session-intensive week at the Microsoft 365 Collaboration Conference in Las Vegas last week. And while we generally like to adhere to the adage of ‘what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,’ we’re breaking that rule to share our top five valuable takeaways for those of you who didn’t get to attend. 1. Microsoft Viva is a big focus for Microsoft Microsoft Viva was the centre of the show, with 11 sessions covering the Viva application suite (including Topics ), and ...
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(Chicago, IL) December 14, 2021  – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Announces the opening of nominations for the 2022 Influential Women in Legal Tech list.    Over the last two years , ILTA has honored five outstanding women leaders annually in the global legal technology community. Honorees are selected based on their history of mentorship and level of impact on Legal Technology.      The Influential Women in Tech Awards are open to all women in the legal community across the globe.  For more information on the Influential Women in Tech list,  please click here.  Nominations close Sunday, 30 January 2022 at 11:59 PM ...
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Sync Microsoft Teams & SharePoint Files & Folder with iManage Work Server 10.2+ content   imDocShare allows users to synchronize iManage Work Server 10.2+ & iManage Cloud content with your Microsoft Teams “Files” tab, Microsoft SharePoint List Attachments, Document Library (or specific folders and files), and Microsoft OneDrive for Business Library files. The imDocShare sync empowers collaboration with the capabilities of syncing business libraries or files such as: Ability to bi-directionally sync files from the Microsoft Teams Files Tab to iManage Cloud/Work Server 10.2+ (Standard Channel) Ability to bi-directionally sync ...
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Users need to manage content effectively from within the app to enable high-performing teams Has Microsoft Teams become your central hub for communicating, collaborating, and creating content? You’re in good company. The “always-open app” now has over 250 mm daily active users , and organizations are increasingly relying on Teams for enabling remote, in-office, and hybrid forms of modern work. However, if you’re like 97% of users, you may be severely underutilizing Teams . In fact, a recent Swoop Analytics report found that most people are heavily using Microsoft Teams for chat, calls, and meetings, but digital teaming features like channels, file sharing, ...
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For a business to be successful in terms of time management, it needs to know how to prioritize daily tasks and how to organize its teams, optimizing its resources, without compromising both the quality of services and the relationship with all its customers. But how can we prioritize activities when everything we get is made a high priority? Clearly, this cannot compromise the company's workflow, but must be part of its management. In other words, the decision to prioritize a task must follow a previously established rule and not be based on the pressures of the moment it arises. Mercado Livre, the leading company in e-commerce in Latin America, has ...
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Several years ago, I was on the ILTACON Conference Committee and was responsible for assembling a panel on "jobs in new law."  At the time there was a lot going on around KM roles, some innovation stuff and a rise in e-discovery.  About five years later, contrast this with a recent post of mine on Twitter that stemmed from a discussion on client-facing KM.  Long thread short, I'm convinced the next winners in legal are going to be those that secure the product talent. Let me unpack that…it’s no secret that I have an interest in productized legal services .  Even so, the stars seem to be aligned for a significant uptick in productization in the near ...
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Modern intranets offer law firms a two-way communication channel, where lawyers can brainstorm and talk about news articles. Modern intranets assist law firms and attorneys in managing their knowledge by providing quick mobile access to a huge chunk of data during the current remote working era. A new modern intranet that can be integrated with solutions like Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint is redefining the intranet site experiences and enhancing the usability. Modernizing the intranet allows law firms to provide a source of truth for employees and streamline communications. Key features that are important for today’s intranet include knowledge management, ...
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**Please note that this blog is posted on behalf of the author, Fernando Gonçalves, Head of DevSecOps, Congruity360. EVERYTHING-AS-CODE AUTOMATE EVERYTHING TEST EVERYTHING SECURITY BY DEFAULT CHANGING MENTALITIES / YOUR C-LEVEL PARTICIPATION In the last few years, the DevSecOps area has been growing significantly. Its related tools/technologies and the surrounding culture have become more mature and specific than ever. This journey also brought new challenges as well as their corresponding solutions. No environment is equal to another and usually, a one-size-fits-all approach is not always implementable, but we can suggest high-level ...
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Please enjoy this blog post authored by Chris Acosta, Head of Firmwide eDiscovery Resources, Morrison & Foerster LLP  The beginning of 2019 started out great, with lots of aspirations for the new year.  That quickly changed with a culmination of negative catalysts never seen in our industry. Whether it was a lockdown or security breach matter, the same core competencies translated regardless of the situation. Communication, inclusion, and innovation allow you to rebound from a bad situation, no matter how small or large it may be. A mentor of mine once said, “bad news is not like fine wine, and it does not get better with age.”  It may be a natural ...
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