Last week, I made my annual pilgrimage to the Big Apple to wade among thousands of legal industry professionals, the majority of whom are involved in some phase of the discovery process. And as is normally the case, the three-day event became a blur.
A Practicing E-Discovery Litigator’s Perspective On LegalTech New York 2013—Baker Hostetler’s Gil Keteltas
Of all the people LXBN TV interviewed at LegalTech New York 2013, more than 45 individuals total, we didn’t get the opportunity to speak with a practicing lawyer who focused on the conference’s most-discussed topic—eDiscovery. Today though, we finally get that perspective, as Baker Hostetler‘s Gil Keteltas joins me to reflect on the event. Keteltas is an author on the Discovery Advocate blog, where he actually raised some questions heading into the conference.
Operating at the intersection of so many different parties, law firms handle massive troves of sensitive documents and data. Though, despite this fact, they aren’t the quickest to adopt more advanced technological security, and hackers know this, sometimes even perceiving firms as low-hanging fruit. Joining LXBN TV to expound on law firm’s data security blind spots and how they can be addressed is Stuart McClure, President & CEO at Cylance and former CTO of McAfee.
By Finding and Improving Keystone Habits, Law Firms Can Drastically Change Culture—Author Charles Duhigg
It is no secret that law firms, and particularly large ones, are facing some challenging times. From culture to revenue model to customer service, there are a number of areas that could be drastically altered. During LegalTech New York’s day three keynote, Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit, explained that create “habit loops” around a few keynote habits can dramatically alter the culture of a company, and its overall success. In his interview with LXBN TV, he explained the basics of the habit loop and gave some examples of those keystone habits.
eDiscovery, and especially eDiscovery using predictive coding and other advanced technology, isn’t the least expensive thing in the world—but there are ways to use tech to manage costs. Daegis Business Development Manager Don Ryan joins LXBN TV to explain how companies can repurpose the data they collect and sort in order to “start from a running position as opposed to a standstill.”
Legal Project Management is Really About Focusing Relentlessly On the Client—Reed Smith’s Chris Sweet
Though the concept of legal project management has gained a bit of buzz as of late, the primary concept behind it isn’t all that new or complex: focusing relentlessly on the client and using discipline to manage their matters in such a way that ensures a high-quality experience. Following a session on legal project management, Reed Smith Senior Manager of Legal Project Management Chris Sweet joins LXBN TV to discuss his philosophy on the matter.
We’re seeing advances in technology in nearly every field, and the legal profession is no exception. As the use of technology becomes more commonplace and less cost prohibitaive more firms are taking advantage of a variety of tools. Chad Burton, Principal at Burton Law—themselves a virtual law practice—had a few things to say on this shift, and about how his practice is leveraging technology in his interview with LXBN TV.
Raytheon is one of the more well-known defense contractors in the United States, and their comfort with technology is coming in handy as e-discovery trends begin to favor those with big servers and processors. Raytheon’s Woods Abbott spoke with LXBN’s Colin O’Keefe after a panel discussion on the ROI of predictive coding, where Abbott spoke of Raytheon’s ease in setting up a bank of servers to assist their e-discovery efforts.
Predictive Coding’s ROI Outpaces Other Processes Even As Technology Costs Rise — WilmerHale’s Steven Berrent
When surrounded by rows of booths with thousands of people milling about at LegalTech New York, it’s easy to forget just how new many of these technologies are. After speaking on a panel on the ROI of predictive coding, WilmerHale’s Managing Director, Steven Berrent, talked with LXBN TV about how far discovery technology has come in just the past few years, and the driving force behind adopting predictive coding – cost.