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Document Management

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Product Beat: Report from Legalweek 2018

ALM Media’s Legalweek events in New York, which wrapped up Feb. 1, brought together legal professionals and technology providers to address issues facing the legal industry. In addition to technology, programs covered the business of law, legal ...

Sean Doherty - February 6, 2018
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E-Signatures in Adobe PDFs

A few years ago, I interviewed Mike Dillon, general counsel at Adobe Systems. Dillon chuckled over how, before coming to Adobe, he’d had to sign stacks of documents each week using “wet ink” (his words). During the three months preceding our ...

Luigi Benetton - November 10, 2017
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Mining Document Metadata: Pointers

During discovery, document metadata can prove just as important as the visible contents in the document. That’s why legal teams need to comb every document for metadata. (It’s also why many legal teams use metadata “scrubbers” on documents they ...

Luigi Benetton - May 3, 2017
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Five Ways Quip Can Help Your Legal Practice

In "Evernote vs. Quip: A New Productivity King?" I introduced you to Quip, the collaborative workspace app invented by former Facebook and Google executives. Quip's creators wanted teams to be able to collaborate and share information without ...

Daniel Gold - December 12, 2016

LEAP – One System to Manage Your Solo and Small Law Firm

LEAP can increase law office billing by as much as 30 percent because the system facilitates capturing every service provided to the client  — and that makes the investment well worth the money. Focused on Serving Small Law Firms LEAP is a ...

Chris Stock - May 2, 2016
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Pearls of Legal Technology Wisdom for Solo and Small Firms

ABA TECHSHOW just marked its 30th anniversary. The traditional gift for a 30th anniversary is pearl — and that's appropriate since I have received many pearls of wisdom in my years at the conference. I attended my first TECHSHOW in 1999 and I ...

Jim Calloway - April 6, 2016
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The Legal Document Automation System Decision

Any nontrivial decision presents a tournament of reasons. Choosing document drafting tools for law practice is a classic case, featuring a complex dance of circumstances, candidates and considerations. This is the third in a series of short ...

Marc Lauritsen - January 26, 2016
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Document Automation Choices: Buy or Build?

In my previous post on "Choosing a Document Automation System," we kicked off the topic with a checklist of circumstances and goals for those embarking on what can ...

Marc Lauritsen - December 16, 2015
Document Automation

Choosing a Document Automation System

The secret’s out. Many legal documents, even quite complex ones, can be reliably drafted by intelligent software when it is supplied with appropriate inputs. Consumers and businesses have become accustomed to preparing their own documents with ...

Marc Lauritsen - November 18, 2015

Getting Serious About Your Solo or Small Firm

Running a small law firm is no easy feat. Aside from the fact that law school gives you little in the way of business or technology skills, there’s also the small matter of spending the majority of your time dealing with people at some of the ...

Chelsey Lambert - July 22, 2015