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From : Blog Entry>>‘s Blog EntryCheck out this introductory piece around #CreatingTheFutureTogether, brought to you by @Jackie Nagtegaal , one of  ILTA’s 2020 Influential Women in Legal Tech  awardees, Futurist & Managing Director,  Law for All .  What immediately comes to mind when you read this?  Share your thoughts in the comments here or within the blog post. COVID-19 is a seismic event, reshuffling our carefully planned strategies, rearranging our societies and changing human behaviour in powerful ways. It [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryNever do this in Word: Use Format Painter as a replacement for styles If you find yourself using Format Painter a lot, stop. Instead, create a custom style or modify one of Word’s built-in styles accordingly. Formats applied directly (manually) have a way of causing problems because they take precedence over styles. Later, when applying a style doesn’t have the desired effect, you might not know why. Format Painter isn’t the only culprit though—any direct formatting has the potential to cause [More]
From : Blog Entry>>John’s Blog EntryFirst in the Future-Proofing Series “[I]f your firm is rising to meet the new demands of a post-pandemic legal economy, and, in particular, if you expect to embrace the increased risk-shifting toward law firms that now seems inevitable, you will be best served by investing soon in document automation. Document assembly platforms and expert systems will become the foundation of the fixed price and alternative fee economy. They are essential tools in separating value from hours. And, as such, they [More]
From : Blog Entry>>David’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog post co-authored by  David Forrestall , CISSP CISA, Managing Partner, SecurIT360 and David Oxley , CLM, CISM, Director of Information Technology, Messerli & Kramer. Introduction Everyone agrees that cybersecurity is absolutely essential.  However, many firms still do not have dedicated security resources.  And, if you are a smaller firm, do you really need to do as much as the larger firms?  If you look at NIST, ISO 27001, or other frameworks, there is a lot to do, [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Robert’s Blog EntryAs we open another week bringing us closer to a sense of normalcy, the rippling impact of the economic downturn continues to touch many in the legal community. With the financial strain impacting law firms of every size in need of IT services,  IVIONICS  has put together a stimulus program that will allow your attorneys and staff to focus on business while maintaining a secure and supported workplace. As part of this program, IVIONICS is offering new clients impacted by the crisis: Up to [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Eric’s Blog EntryAs in-house counsel, your priorities are to develop a high-quality patent portfolio for your company while staying within the company’s IP budget. By contrast, the priority of outside counsel is more closely tied to basic economics. A law firm desires to maximize its profits, but higher quality work at a lower price may reduce profits. As in-house counsel, it is important to take action to ensure that your outside counsel is taking care to do high-quality work.  This is especially the case [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryDon’t Depend on Recall If you send a message you want to withdraw, you can try Recall, but don’t hold your breath. It seldom works. If you want to try, here’s how: Open the message you hope to recall. In the Move group, click Actions and select Recall This Message from the dropdown. In the resulting dialog ( Figure D ), choose one of the delete options and click OK. Now, this feature is great in theory, but the reality is, it will probably fail because: The message must be [More]
From : Blog Entry>>‘s Blog EntryWelcome to ILTA’s new blog and podcast series to showcase the new voices of legal technology. This series highlights those who have one or less years of experience within the community in hopes to showcase and educate the future of the legal landscape. Here is the abridged conversation between Mercedes Brown , ILTA UK Membership Engagement Manager, and Nada Elfaki, who has a little more than 13 months of experience in the legal tech community with her position at DocsCorp , a trusted ILTA [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryThis article is Part 1 of the To Pause or Not to Pause series, authored by Trevor Bell, Chief Customer Officer at ZERØ. The next article in the series will appear in the Summer 2020 issue of ILTA’s Peer to Peer . In the legal tech world, we are currently trying to balance two different, seemingly paradoxical realities.  On the one hand, predictions abound that law firms need to hasten digital transformation. As those of us in the industry have seen, many were unprepared for the reality [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryCreating LINKS To Places In Same Document in Power PDF   On the Edit ribbon in PowerPDF, click on Link A + will pop up, so select the word or prhase you want to link something to. This box will pop up:   Here you can choose whether the box around the word/phrase will be visible or not (usually, you do NOT want it visible).  Change Visible Rectangle to  Invisible Rectangle. On the Link Action: for linking to INSIDE the SAME document, change it to Go to a page view.  [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Pete’s Blog EntryDr. Anthony Fauci recently stated that the Coronavirus behind the current COVID-19 pandemic “is very efficient,” meaning it has the ability to protect and advance itself through its environment with explosive propagative efficiency. This quote demonstrates that viruses have a billion-year evolutionary head start compared to humans. Where a virus may have simply infected a horseshoe bat with little to no affect with their longer evolutionary traits, humans on the other hand do not have the same [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Martha’s Blog EntryEvolving Skill Sets in Law There is ample evidence that the practice of law is evolving. It is a topic covered frequently in industry publications, educational programming, blogs, and in the mainstream media. An increasing number of Am Law 100 firms are marketing not only their legal services but also their legal-operational services to their clients. Alternative Legal Service providers are now in the mix even in the United States. Practice innovation leaders and teams have become relatively common [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryRolling Credits in PowerPoint If you need to give credit to multiple people who contributed to your PowerPoint presentation, you can add rolling credits to the final slide by using the scrolling text animation. Here’s how to do it in your next presentation. First, navigate to the final slide of your presentation and insert a blank text box. You can do so by clicking the “Text Box” icon in the “Text” group of the “Insert” tab. Your cursor will turn into an arrow and, after you click, a crosshair. [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Alice’s Blog EntryDISCLAIMER: This is not an endorsement of any product or platform. With many organizations thrust into videoconferencing like never before in the midst of a global pandemic, new norms and tools are being developed by organizations across the country and the world. The first weeks were spent trying to ramp up to productivity, but as organizations settle in for what may be a long time, it’s important to consider how to thrive in this new environment. A critical element of the new norms being created [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Amy’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this co-authored blog by Amy Monaghan, Senior Practice Innovations Manager, Perkins Coie and Mike Ertel, Practice Innovation and Knowledge Attorney, Paul Hastings. The purpose of this blog post is to encourage using empathetic, human-centered design as an overlay on Design Thinking when creating solutions for your law firm.  We decided this was an important topic earlier this year before COVID-19, when we could still meet in person and were not confined to working at home.  Now, after [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Alice’s Blog EntryDISCLAIMER: This is not an endorsement of any product or platform. Zoom has experienced unprecedented growth in the past three months; in the first three months of 2020, Zoom added more users than in all of 2019. [1] Undoubtedly, this growth is suddenly testing Zoom’s performance and security boundaries, and new users are thrust into quickly getting up-to-speed on this software. In considering best practices for Zoom, each organization needs to assess its balance on the Usability-Security [More]