Twenty years ago, lawyers were debating whether to use email in their practices. It’s now impossible to imagine lawyers practicing without using email. Studies indicate that eight trillion text messages were sent in 2011. Will we see texts and IMs becoming as integral to law practice as email has become? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the growing use of texts and IMs by everyone, how these technologies are starting to play a role in the everyday practice of law, and how lawyers should prepare for the use of these technologies in the future. After you listen, be sure to check out Tom & Dennis’ co-blog and book by the same name, The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies.
What kind of year was 2011 for legal tech? What were the big developments and trends that you need to know? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell pay tribute to ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” and adopt its format for a fast-paced and fun discussion of what transpired in legal technology in 2011. After you listen, be sure to check out Tom & Dennis’ co-blog and book by the same name, The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies.
In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, Charles Volkert, the executive director of Robert Half Legal, and Joel Wuesthoff, a director with Protiviti Inc., discuss how corporate legal departments are proactively managing e-discovery while limiting risks and containing costs. They share key findings from Future Law Office, Robert Half Legal’s annual research program that examines important developments in the legal field.
Information governance can be expensive, but not adopting compliance programs can cost much more. Attorney Christian Liipfert, president of Houston-based Christian Liipfert Consulting, and Chicago-based Theodore L. Banks, of counsel to Schoeman Updike & Kaufman (and president of Compliance & Competition Consultants) join Law Technology News’ editor-in-chief Monica Bay, to discuss how compliance and risk management issues may soon eclipse e-discovery concerns. The pair also discuss CCH Wolters Kluwer’s MediRegs ComplyTrack Suite, a possible model for legal technology options, on the November edition of Law Technology Now!
On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Attorney in the Thought Leadership & Industry Relations division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Tom Allman, Attorney and Consultant, and Bill Butterfield, Partner with Hausfeld LLP in Washington, DC, to explore the recent efforts to amend the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including a discussion on whether amendments are even necessary or an actual possibility. On the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent, Ben Kirk focuses on the facts surrounding United States v. Briggs.
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