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From : Blog Entry>>Ann’s Blog EntryIn litigation support, we often receive data in formats that may not work for our software platforms. A key example is the date field. Dates can be formatted in many different ways, but the software platform may only recognize one format for sorting purposes.  Therefore, extracting the date field information in the format that you require it in can be a bit of a pain. However, you can use Excel to assist with that process.  The following is a formula that you can use to assist with the conversion [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Peter’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog post tip co-authored by Matt Maslow, Senior Manager, Deloitte Canada, and Peter Sanford, Director, ‎Deloitte Canada. Those of us of a certain age grew up expecting that by now we would have the Jetsons’ robot maid, Rosie, simplifying our lives. Yet so far, all we have is the Roomba vacuum cleaner.   — Juan Enriquez Well Mr. Enriquez, we are here to respectfully disagree. In the context of eDiscovery, the advent of Artificial Intelligence has changed the way that [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog Entry(Chicago, IL) June 14, 2021 – The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) is pleased to announce one of the ILTACON 2021 Keynote Speakers, Dr. Mae Jemison.   Dr. Jemison, the first woman of color in the world to go into space, served six years as a NASA astronaut. Jemison has been active in volunteerism, activism, and is an author and speaker. For more information on her many leadership roles and career accomplishments, please click here .   ILTA is pleased to [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Ragav’s Blog EntryVirtual Assistants — Next-gen solution to mitigate administrative challenges Law firms and lawyers managing business in a digitally tech-savvy environment, need to consciously capitalize on emerging automation technologies to better manage their workflow and client experience. Typically, lawyers spend about 40% of their time in scheduling meetings, searching for relevant documents and managing volumes of case history databases. These challenges become exacerbated when handling multiple clients [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Catherine’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog post recap from Kate Hanley, Knowledge Management Lawyer, Sidley Austin LLP. On June 2, 2021, ILTA hosted a roundtable on “Knowledge Management and IT: Push and Pull.” The participants were Caroline Sweeney (Director of Knowledge Management and Innovation) and Paul Miller (Chief Information Officer) from Dorsey & Whitney, and Gwyn McAlpine (Director of Knowledge Management Services) and Rick Howell (Chief Information Officer) from Perkins Coie. The roundtable was moderated [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Ragav’s Blog EntryIntranet — a great tool for team collaboration An intranet is a virtual hub that enables an organization’s internal communication and collaboration. Industries, including legal, rely on the quick discovery of the information; hence many legal firms are rapidly adopting intranets. Law firm intranet is a gateway for an organization to create a complete and auditable digital workplace where lawyers can share knowledge, experiences, and other important announcements. Having a transparent platform is [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Carolyn’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog post authored by Carolyn Anger, Senior Director, Consilio. I am a note-taker. Always have been, always will be—to-do lists, checklists, weekly and monthly plans, meeting notes, and journal writing.  I recorded information with my pen of choice for most of my school and working life, the Pilot Pen Hi Tecpoint V5 and a Blueline Miraclebind Hardcover Notebook. Back in 2015, I started working exclusively on a laptop, and that is when I began to record my notes electronically. [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Sarah’s Blog EntryAuthor: Tim Brady, CEO, Colligo eDiscovery is a massive challenge for businesses today. As fines and non-compliance penalties continue to increase, eDiscovery should be a top agenda item for almost every organization. However, proactive eDiscovery and other legal compliance activities should not be partitioned off and exist in a silo, but rather as part of a well-functioning business strategy across legal and IT, enabling better teamwork and collaboration.    What is eDiscovery? [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Ragav’s Blog EntryAttorneys Recognizing the need to Modernize Legal Sector Today, most of the legal firms face challenges of eliminating routine work that becomes mundane over some time. Such tasks tend to strip most of the scheduled time away from the actual work reserved for clients. Employees in a legal firm realize that a significant portion of their time spent on completing redundant as well as administrative and business development tasks. Many attorneys express their concern for working more than [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Tracey’s Blog EntryIn a recent ILTA podcast featuring Josh Lazar, Chief Information Officer, 18th Judicial Circuit, Florida and Sean McGinty, Learning Product Engineer, Simplify Compliance, they touched upon several great resources to enhance your skills and how to go about taking that first step forward in investing in yourself and your career. Edx ( Edx offers free online courses from over 160 of the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations.  Originally founded by professors from by [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Tiana’s Blog EntryIt’s hard to argue the beauty and power of Excel as a tool for Litigation Support.  The vast number of functions available make it a fantastic starting point for any changes you have to make to data.  Whether you’re editing a load file, creating an index, preparing a report, or making your database more functional – there is a way to accomplish almost every task in Excel. CONCATENATE With so many great functions, there is one that gets used in almost all of my data manipulations: Concatenate.  [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Ragav’s Blog EntryWhy do law firms need an intranet? Even though video conferencing tools, messengers, forums, chats are daily modes of communication among attorneys, there is still an essential role of intranets. By 2023 the global enterprise collaboration market is forecasted to reach nearly $59.86 billion at a CAGR of 11.6% with intranet among highly adopted collaboration tools. 1 Modern intranets have a unique capability of combining collaboration channels with events in the same digital environment. [More]
From : Blog Entry>>ILTA’s Blog EntryOn Tuesday, May 4, 2021, several additional ILTA audio and video series, along with the ILTA magazine, Peer to Peer , were recognized by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts as Winners of Distinction.  The video series for ILTA’s Tea with Me program , won a  2021COMMUNICATOR AWARDS DISTINCTION , under the awards section,  C ampaign-Non-Profit for Branded Entertainment.   ILTA professional staffer Dawn Hudgins, VP of Service Delivery was recognized for the award. The ILTA podcast series, [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Juan’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog post auth ored by Juan G. Corvalán [1] , Co-D i rector, Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence of the Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires. PretorIA is the first predictive artificial intelligence system in a highest court in the world. Developed within the scope of the Laboratory of Innovation and Artificial Intelligence of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA IALAB) to be applied in the Constitutional Court of Colombia, PretorIA complements people and improves [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Steve’s Blog EntryQuality Control and Shredding Documents The payback for scanning paper documents is never fully released until shredding occurs. Continuing to distribute, store and manage paper physically after it is made digital is inefficient, posing a risk to your clients and ultimately the firm. Unfortunately, the decision to shred is a big one for a firm and so is often delayed indefinitely seeking that “perfect” time or set of circumstances to make such a move. A carefully defined, quality control [More]
From : Blog Entry>>Victor’s Blog EntryPlease enjoy this blog post authored in both English and Portuguese from Victor Cabral Fonseca, Innovation Specialist, TozziniFreire Advogados. In his book “Tomorrow’s Lawyers”, Prof. Richard Susskind introduces us to what he calls the “more-for-less challenge”. According to the book, which analyzes current transformations in law and its effects on the future, there is a growing pressure in legal departments and law firms for stricter cost controls and greater efficiency in carrying out legal [More]