Richard Susskind has been predicting the generations-old model for delivering legal services would fail. Clients will increasingly demand transparency and better, faster, and much cheaper legal services. Reviewing current legal trends, Monica Bay asks, "Is the future on our doorstep?
Musical chairs: Mack to ZyLab, Andreozzi to Bloomberg.
Busy agendas for November conferences.
Michigan-based Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, which is ranked #159 on the "2010 AmLaw 200" list, has selected 3BClean from England's 3BView as its server-base metadata cleaning software. It helps the firm reduce the risk of unwanted metadata being forwarded via any e-mail client or server including BlackBerry, Palm, PDA, iPhone, and webmail.
DWF has chosen the Integration Builder from California-based IntApp to synchronize client intake and business development information management. The firm uses the software to connect and communicate information between its Elite 3E financial management, Lexis InterAction customer relationship management, and LexisNexis Visualfiles case and matter management programs.
Delaware-based Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor has licensed Best Authority software from Virginia's Levit & James to create Tables of Authority for their legal briefs.
The last three years have seen a renaissance for mobile law practice and business mobility, says attorney Ross Kodner. Fueled by the proliferation of mobile tools like the iPad and the economy that downsized many lawyers out of their physical offices, the portable times they are a changin'.
Emerging tools can detect source code thievery.
Collaborating with competitors may be fruitful.
Ultimately, the secret to good relations is education.
Google's Android and Apple's iPad are spawning legal-specific tools.
It's astonishing how often requesting parties fail to designate the forms to produce ESI, says attorney Craig Ball. Equally galling is how often producing parties ignore such designations and convert ESI to costly, cumbersome TIFF.
Deconstructing a CBS News report on copier hard drive security.
President, St. John & Associates International
Ambitious Green Matters conference tackles legal and political agendas.
Attorney Robert J. Ambrogi recently wrote about a number of newly launched blogs in the legal profession. Responses to his initial article offered additional evidence to bolster and regenerate his argument that law blogs are alive and well.