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How Law Firms are Becoming Tech Firms and Why That’s a Good Thing (ICYMI…)

Here’s a great article on the adoption of legal technology and how technology is reshaping legal business models. We particularly enjoyed reading about Atrium, a law firm where legal tech isn’t meant to improve the business model, in the words of the author, legal tech “is the model.” The author suggests that over 100,000 legal jobs will be automated in the next 20...

Controlling Disappearing Communications in the Workplace: Four “Litigation-Friendly” Ephemeral Communications Apps

Since as early as 2014, individuals and businesses have adopted ephemeral (aka “disappearing”) apps for secure and private messaging. While the general population embraces these apps for their privacy features, attorneys—especially in house counsel—must deal with myriad legal issues, such as eDiscovery, preservation, and spoliation that arise from the use of these apps. For attorneys advising...

In-house Business: A Business Perspective for Your Litigation Services (Part 2 – Pre-Matter Scoping)

In-house legal departments want legal providers to approach projects from a business perspective. To do this, take a cue from cost controls used by legal procurement such as legal project management, pre-matter scoping, invoice auditing, and eAuctions. Litigation practitioners can implement these same cost controls in the litigation services they provide to their clients. This post is Part Two of...

In-house Business: A Business Perspective for Your Litigation Services (Part 1 – Legal Project Management)

Want help impressing your in-house legal department? View your litigation services from a business perspective. The same cost controls used by legal procurement will help your firm approach litigation projects with a business mentality and the bottom line in mind. In this two part series we will introduce you to two of the top cost controls used by your clients: legal project management and pre...

Silicon Valley Betting Big on Legal Tech… (ICYMI)

Here’s a great article on FindLaw about the serious investments Silicon Valley has been making in LegalTech. While rules of ethics are still largely holding back the watershed of investments noted in #fintech, Silicon Valley is signaling a strong interest to grow in #legaltech. Is your firm ready for the explosion of new legal tech services and products? Stay tuned to TBT for more on how...

5 Podcasts on Litigation Funding You Don’t Want to Miss

Litigation funding has been around for two decades, but most attorneys are still unfamiliar with this innovative way to pay for trial. Here are the top five podcasts to get you up to speed about litigation funding from industry experts. Litigation funding (also known as litigation financing, third party litigation funding, and consumer legal funding) is a concept that has been around for twenty...

Fastcase Sandbox: A sample of the Future

One of the problems new AI-based legal tech companies must contend with is a general sense of unease or fear of the unknown connected with artificial intelligence. Thanks to Hollywood lore, some might imagine a horde of Schwarzeneggellian lawyer bots plodding forward in a determined march to take jobs away from attorneys. One company, Fastcase, is combatting these fears by offering a digital...

Blockchain: What It Is a Good For? (ICYMI)

Many attorneys have heard of blockchain in the post 2018 January financial pump and dump, but there remains a lack of clarity about whether blockchain is useful for litigation attorneys. An article in Business Law Today details why blockchain may be more useful than attorneys realize, particularly in the areas of: authenticity, integrity, completeness, transparency, and security. ICYMI: Joshua...

IBM Watson: Artificial Intelligence in the Courtroom

What is Watson? IBM made quite the splash in 2011 with a public demonstration of Watson’s ability in a game of Jeopardy. The supercomputer took part in the well planned, public-relations event to demonstrate the power of their artificial intelligence system. Over a span of three days Watson competed against two Jeopardy champions including Ken Jennings, famous for winning 74 games in a row. At...

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