Data plays a role in everything. And as we as a society collect more and more data, the ability to parse through it effectively and draw conclusions can lead to greatly improved efficiency. But usually we think this only pertains to straightforward and easily-quantifiable things and not, say, interpersonal negotiations. But as our guest on LXBN TV explains, you can use analytics to vastly improve negotiations.
As part of our coverage of LegalTech New York 2014, LXBN TV had the opportunity to interview Foley & Lardner attorney Adam Losey, the founder and President of IT-Lex. IT-Lex is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to advancement if the field of technology, and it hosts a large cash-writing project that powers a law review, it hosts a yearly conference and it has a wealth of educational material—all geared towards helping students get a jump on a career in technology law.
More and more, law firms are looking to have a single system when it comes to legal case management. This hasn’t been the case in the past, for a number of reasons, but David Glynn thinks his company has a solution. That solution comes in the form of JuraLaw by Law Bulletin Publishing Company.
LawToolBox.com President & CEO Jack Grow took the time to speak with us as part of our ongoing coverage of LegalTech New York 2014 and managed to share with us how his company came to exhibit with Microsoft at the event. They had exciting news for LegalTech, as they were rolling out their new Court Deadline App for Office 365.
As part of our ongoing coverage of LegalTech New York 2014, I had the opportunity to speak with Sevag Ajemian, the President and CEO at Globanet, which he’s lead since its inception in 1996. Globanet, a company with a wealth of expertise in data archiving, is showcasing two new products at LegalTech.
Though lawyers and law firms have struggled just to get to this point, it isn’t enough for them to simply understand and efficiently use today’s technology. No, with technology constantly moving forward they must be proactive in understanding what new technology lie ahead, and how they can use it to serve their clients.
The legal industry is more competitive than ever. Law firms are being asked to do more with less, and efficiency is at a premoum. While technology infrastructure can aid that, tech use on a micro-level must be improved as well. Or, to be blunt, lawyers better know how to use technology, or their hurting the firm.
Because the negatives of the anonymous web can be so bad—drug selling, arms trade, child pornography and worse—it’s often all we hear about. But in actuality, the anonymous web, and the TOR network used to browse it, are amoral tools. They can be used for both bad and good, with us usually hearing very little about the latter.
It seems every word there’s a big buzzword or two being tossed around every year at LegalTech. I’ve heard a lot of talk around “proportionality” before, but it may be bigger than ever this year with a recent series of regulations and legal rulings.
The legal industry is in a state of flux. New problems are arising as law firm clients increasingly demand greater efficiency, and law firms try to do more with less—or at least do more in new ways. Recently, the International Legal Technology Association partnered with Fast Future Research to identify the biggest challenges facing law firms in this “new normal” and how technology can help solve them.