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Large Law Firm Trends in 2020 – Part 2 (Efficiency + Value)

Ron Friedmann

Large law firms have faced growing pressure since 2010 to deliver more value to clients, creating pressure for efficiency and lower rates. The 2020 Law Firms in Transition Survey (June 2020) reports on large law firm trends. In my Part 1 post , I covered survey results around long term changes, innovation, and the rise of senior strategic professionals.

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CLE Webinar Based on popular Internet Legal Research Book Coming Soon

Internet for Lawyers

Learn About Free Internet Legal Research: Join us for a new CLE webinar, "Internet Legal Research on a Budget" on July 8, 2020. CLEwebinars.com is hosting a new webinar based on the the popular and newly updated book "Internet Legal Research on a Budget" on July 8, at 1:00 pm ET. After you sign up for this webinar, you'll receiv.

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Top 5 legal technology stories of 2020

LLRX

Nicole L. Black discusses the wide ranging effects on the legal technology space from the pandemic across all corners of the legal technology world. The shift to remote work had a dramatic impact on both the practice of law and the business of law, resulting in the rapid—and singularly remarkable—adoption of technology at rates never before seen. In some cases, the transition was a smooth one, and in others, it was a spectacular disaster.

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ICYMI: Three Hot Topics from Dark Money Politics to Free Speech and COVID-19

Legal Talk Network

by Molly McDonough. These three episodes can help you: Take a break from the real world of nasty election politics and dive into a fictional one. Find out how to quit selling and help clients buy. Take a closer look at Covid-19 shutdowns and Ohio’s liability shield. ONE: If the real world is taking its toll, voting rights lawyer turned novelist Steven Wright has an escape route.

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Visibility Into the Strategy & Supporting Documents of Major US Law Firms

Law Firm Intelligence by Trellis aggregates state trial court data across the Trellis platform enabling users to: look up a particular metric related to a specific law firm (such as, how many cases a law firm had or has against another law firm), and see the actual dockets and documents supporting the metric. Trellis data is maximized in a revolutionary and unique way to provide users an exclusive look into a law firm litigating in state trial courts.

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Tough Cookie: French CNIL Hits Google and Amazon with a Total of €135 million in Fines

Debevoise Data Blog

Tough Cookie: French CNIL Hits Google and Amazon with a Total of €135 million in Fines On December 7, 2020, the French data protection authority, the CNIL (“Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés”), fined first Google LLC and Google Ireland Ltd €100 million, and then Amazon Europe Core €35 million for violations of the French Data Protection Act (“French DPA”).

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European Legal Technology Association elects new president and board

ELTA

On November 27, 2020, the members of the European Legal Technology Association (ELTA) elected a new board, the governing body of ELTA. The new board consists of Holger Zscheyge (Russia) as next President of ELTA, Helena Hallgarn (Sweden) and Jeroen Zweers (The Netherlands) as Vice Presidents, Grégoire Miot (France), as Treasurer, Marisa Monteiro (Portugal), as well as Orsolya Görgényi (Hungary) and former President Tobias Heining (Germany) as co-opted board members.

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Adapting E-Discovery Workflows to a Remote Work Environment

Discovery Advocate

As courts and litigants adapt to the new normal by instituting social distancing measures through remote hearings and depositions, how we preserve, collect and produce documents should not be an afterthought. While the practice of e-discovery may already be well suited to remote work given the advanced evolution of technologies available to address challenges, below are five key areas to address in the current COVID-19 environment. 1.

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Marketing Your Firm During the COVID-19 Shutdown

ABA TECHSHOW

New from Legal Talk Today | Legal marketing expert Gyi Tsakalakis offers advice about what law firms should be doing right now to market and grow their practices. Legal marketing expert, founder of Attorney Sync, and host of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing Gyi Tsakalakis offers advice about what law firms should be doing right now to market and grow their businesses during the COVID-19 shutdowns.

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Replacing Legal Market Trends with Real World Realities

InsideLegal

Welcome to the 'new (ab)normal'! When is the last time you were glued to the TV, social. pick your media to figure out what's next, not only in your own life but with the economy, your own businesses and anything and everything you care about? Oh yeah and there's the working from home 'thing', 24/7, with or without a proper place or space to call your office.

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Law Firm Coronavirus Response Centers

Legal Expert Connections

Law firms across the country have been moving quickly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing emergency response teams. A selected list of law firm with a coronavirus response team appears below. Partial Listing of Law Firm Coronavirus Response Centers Akerman LLP [link] Baker McKenzie [link] Crowell Moring [link] DLA Piper [link] Frost Brown Todd LLC [link] Gibson Dunn [link] Holland & Knight [link] Paul Weiss [link] Sidley Austin [link] Stoel Rives [link] The Association of Leg

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Stay On Top of Newly Filed State & Federal Litigation: Curated Just for You!

With Daily Filings Report by Trellis you will receive an email and csv file daily with all new cases filed in the jurisdictions you're tracking. Each new case will include all case metadata like judge, parties, counsel, practice area, and even direct links to the full docket and complaint. Trellis Daily Filings Reports provide direct access to newly filed state and federal litigation curated just for you.

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Richard Susskind + Mark Cohen on Digital Transformation + Legal Tech

Ron Friedmann

This is a live blog post of a 90-minutes video discussion with Richard Susskind and Mark Cohen about “Digital transformation and the legal function” and “The future of legal technology”. It is hosted by Legal Geek and sponsored by Thomson Reuters, UnitedLex, and iManage. This is the fourth of a four-part discussion, The Uncertain Decade, “Richard Susskind and Mark Cohen debate the future of the legal industry”.

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Internet Legal Research on a Budget Gets New Edition

Internet for Lawyers

New ABA book shows lawyers alternatives to expensive legal research databases Just published by the American Bar Association, " Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers, Second Edition " by Judy Davis and Carole Levitt directs lawyers to useful and reliable databases and explains how to use them effectively.

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 12, 2020

LLRX

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness.

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Professional Growth Tactics for the New Year | Numbers to Know | Law on Screen

Legal Talk Network

As we close out a, um, memorable 2020, there’s no shortage of wishes for a happier and healthier New Year. Helping us look ahead is legal industry analyst Ari Kaplan. He reviews some of his recent legal research projects and provides professional growth tips for lawyers with On Balance Podcast hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent. Kaplan, who celebrates his 200th #VirtualLunch on Dec. 21, shares how legal professionals can build community with teams and peers even when in-person interaction is

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California AG Unveils New Opt-Out Button for CCPA Compliance

Debevoise Data Blog

On December 10, 2020, California’s Attorney General formally announced a fourth round of proposed modifications to the AG’s regulations regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). These modifications include the long-awaited proposal for a universal form of “opt-out” button for businesses to use on their websites – shown below without further ado: The proposal responds to a mandate, in the text of CCPA, that the AG’s regulations must address “the development and use of a recognizable

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Board Election – Call for Applications end 5 November 2020

ELTA

The annual general members meeting of the European Legal Technology Association will take place on 27 November 2020 at 12 noon. The invitation will be sent out 2 weeks in advance with all relevant information. Every two years the election of the board is due and we would like to inform you with this email about the election procedure and announce the possibility to apply for a board position.

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Lawyers Duty of Technology Competence (2020 Edition) With Jim Doppke

Technically Legal

Ethics attorney Jim Doppke returns to Technically Legal to talk legal ethics and technology. Jim is a former prosecutor for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission and is now in private practice with Robinson, Stewart, Montgomery and Doppke. Jim counsels attorneys and businesses on legal ethics issues and represents attorneys and attorney candidates in ARDC proceedings.

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Key COVID-19 Considerations for U.S. Discovery and Information Governance

Discovery Advocate

Many businesses have remote work and bring-your-own-device policies that cover access to company systems and information from personal devices. These policies may also state expectations or requirements for the management and security of company information. But these policies likely do not account for the rapid transition to virtual offices and remote work hastened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why Online Marketing Is Much More Than Your Law Firm Website

NSLT

Web Presence: Why Online Marketing Is Much More Than Your Law Firm Website When law firms come looking for help using digital marketing strategies to build sales, most start by saying they need a new website or that their website isn’t driving enough leads. But there is too much of a singular focus on a law firm’s website.

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Ep 103: The Founders of Findlaw and Justia on 25 Years of Making Law Free

LawNext podcast

Twenty-five years ago, in the still-fledgling days of the web, the husband-and-wife team of Tim Stanley and Stacy Stern founded FindLaw and quickly developed it into the most highly trafficked legal site on the internet. In 2001, they sold FindLaw to the West Group, and two years later, they founded Justia , repeating their earlier success and then some with what is now one of the most popular legal sites in the world.

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Call for Entries: ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley 2021 – The First Virtual Edition

ABA TECHSHOW

Attention legal technology startups: Here is your chance to compete to be featured as a presenter and exhibitor in the fifth-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW , the American Bar Association’s annual legal technology conference, to be held virtually on March 8-12, 2021. Today officially kicks off the call for entries for Startup Alley, in which 15 startups will be selected to participate in a virtual pitch competition that will be the opening event of this year’s TECHSHOW.

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Lawyers Fill Practice Gaps with Software and the State of Legal Tech

Ron Friedmann

I recently spoke to two lawyers turned legal tech entrepreneurs about their early stage software companies. I start with a discussion of the problem each sets out to solve, then turn to observations of and implications for the legal tech market more broadly. Solving a Broad Problem: Allocating Lawyers to Matters and Managing Capacity At most large law firms, partners can choose associates to staff their matters.

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Accellis Technology Group Achieves?Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

Accellis Technology Group

Accellis demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment. Accellis Technology Group today announced it has attained a gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.

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CI Takes Time

LLRX

Research Attorney Caren Zentner Luckie discusses the many aspects of competitive intelligence and business development, importantly stating that it takes time to perform the work, and it takes even more time to learn which sources to use to find the information. She notes that CI also takes money to deliver comprehensive and accurate work product. Using a range of public and private sources, expert techniques, and a thorough understanding of the specific client requirements is critical to CI res

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Editor’s Picks: Inside story on Joseph Pilates | Military paralegals | Bonus season in full swing

Legal Talk Network

Large Thanksgiving gatherings may have been fewer in number, but one thing is certain, the focus remained on food. Lots of it, whether families substituted turkey with lobster or the ham with tasty takeout. . Now that the gorging is over, you may be exploring ways to fit more comfortably in your clothes. Not quite ready to do the exercise? No worries.

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SEC Enforcement Highlights the Risks of Not Preserving Text/Chat Messages—Practical Tips for Aligning Policies with Practices to Reduce Risk

Debevoise Data Blog

At many companies, employees are increasingly using non-business communication applications (“apps”) such as iMessage, WhatsApp and WeChat for business-related communications. This trend has likely accelerated in the COVID era, as work-from-home arrangements blur traditional lines between “business” and “personal” time, and many conversations that were normally held in person are now done virtually.

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European Legal Tech Report launches on 12 November

ELTA

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the European Legal Tech Report. The publishers launch the report during a free webinar on Thursday 12 November 2020 at 10am. ELTA’s network is one of the main contributors to the report. Register for the free webinar here. The report takes us on a deep dive into the state of the European legal tech market, including where legal tech hotspots can be found.

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Episode 31: Dennis Garcia & Jason Barnwell on Legal Teams Innovating, Transforming And Working Remotely

Technically Legal

Microsoft attorneys Dennis Garcia and Jason Barnwell discuss how legal teams can successfully and productively work remotely. They also discuss how recent work from home orders may speed up innovation and transformation in legal departments and law firms. Dennis is an Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft and a prior Technically Legal guest. We talked to him on Episode 4 about Automation, Cybersecurity and the Cloud.

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Adapting E-Discovery Workflows to a Remote Work Environment

Discovery Advocate

As courts and litigants adapt to the new normal by instituting social distancing measures through remote hearings and depositions, how we preserve, collect and produce documents should not be an afterthought. While the practice of e-discovery may already be well suited to remote work given the advanced evolution of technologies available to address challenges, below are five key areas to address in the current COVID-19 environment. 1.

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Why Online Marketing Is Much More Than Your Law Firm Website

NSLT

Web Presence: Why Online Marketing Is Much More Than Your Law Firm Website When law firms come looking for help using digital marketing strategies to build sales, most start by saying they need a new website or that their website isn’t driving enough leads. But there is too much of a singular focus on a law firm’s website.

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Ep 102: Founder-Turned-VC Jules Miller On Investing In Legal Tech

LawNext podcast

Jules Miller knows what it is to be a legal tech entrepreneur. She is a three-time founder, twice of legal tech companies: Hire an Esquire in 2012 and Evolve Law in 2015. Now a partner in venture capital firm Mindset Ventures , she is leading her firm’s expansion into legal tech investing, most recently with the Series A financing of legal marketplace Priori Legal.

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Sources: Vietnamese teams won’t attend League of Legends World Championship

ABA TECHSHOW

The two representatives of the Vietnam Championship Series will not attend the 2020 League of Legends World Championship beginning in Shanghai on Sept. 25 amid concerns of players and staff being unable to reenter Vietnam if they leave for China due to coronavirus precautions in Vietnam, sources familiar with the decision told ESPN. The news was first reported by Vietnamese gaming and entertainment website Gamek.

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Large Law Firm Trends in 2020 – Part 1

Ron Friedmann

Last week Altman Weil released its 2020 Law Firms in Transition Survey , which reports on large law firm trends as of 2020. I provide comment here on several, including long term changes, innovation, and how many firms have senior strategic professionals. Part 2 of this post will cover additional trends, mainly around creating value for clients. [I also Tweeted about findings, here.

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Richard Susskind + Mark Cohen on Educating + Skills for Legal Professionals

Ron Friedmann

This is a live blog post of a 75-minutes video discussion with Richard Susskind and Mark Cohen about “UK vs US – the next decade” and “Skills and education for legal professionals in the 2020s”. It is hosted by Legal Geek and sponsored by Thomson Reuters, UnitedLex, and iManage. This is the third of a four-part discussion, The Uncertain Decade, “Richard Susskind and Mark Cohen debate the future of the legal industry”.

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Litigation, ADR, ODR—The Next Normal?

Ron Friedmann

Litigation, ADR, ODR—The Next Normal? a live blog post of a College of Law Practice Management virtual event. As with all my live posts, please forgive typos and misunderstandings of meaning. (Note abbreviations: ADR = alternative dispute resolution. ODR = online dispute resolution) The session description is below; the panelists are: Jordan Furlong, moderator—author, speaker, analyst, forecaster at Law 21.

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