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Thoroughly Thursday and things are humming! We're staring down the barrel of year-end - are your ducks in a row?

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LegalWeek - January 28th to January 31st, 2019 Its everything about the business of law.

Annual Corporate Legal Operations Institute CLOC Institute, January 21-22, London U.K.

Association of Legal Technologists Annual Conference - February 9-12, 2019 in Scottsdale AZ. ABA Techshow - February 27 - March 2, 2019 in Chicago

Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference (LMRM) - March 5-7, 2019 in Chicago

AIIM Conference - March 26-28, 2019 in San Diego, CA.

The Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference - April 8-10, 2019 in Atlanta, GA.

Annual Corporate Legal Operations Institute CLOC Institute, May 14-16,2019 in Las Vegas.

ALA Annual Conference - April 14-17, 2019 in Grapevine, TX.

Managing Partner Forum - May 1-2, 2019 in Atlanta GA.

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Its Not Your Father's Paperless Office

Yesterday's LAD included my comments about the process side of your "paperless office" initiative. Today, I'd like to offer some thoughts about the big why and some of the payoffs.

Why go paperless at all? Law firms have operated perfectly well for years - nay generations - using paper as the currency for information. But a confluence of factors makes this change necessary. Here are some reasons why:

  • Space: Reducing office square footage seems to be a common theme these days. Whether its the cost per square foot, or a desire to design better more efficient work spaces, a move to offices that do not accommodate rows of filing cabinets is a clear trend. To squeeze into less footage usually requires a hard look at document polices and an aggressive and concerted effort to digitize relevant paper.
  • Redundancy and security: If someone said.. "make a copy of every paper document and lock it all in a vault".. you would ask "how". Its simply not feasible. But once your paper is digitized, its an easy feat to accomplish. To rely on the paper record of a matter is risky for a number of reasons (loss, lost, stolen documents for example), and doesn't meet today's standards for information governance.
  • Any information anywhere any time: Lawyers and clients are mobile. Making relevant documents available to mobile users simply cannot be achieved with paper. Only when documents are digitized can documents be accessed - within very secure electronic confines - can you meet the needs of mobile lawyers and - most importantly - mobile clients.
  • Velocity: Every since the invention of the telegraph, the time-distance between information request and information response has been shrinking - to the point that the expectation today is "instantaneous" or on-demand response. The velocity of information is impeded by paper, and enhanced by digital information.

    I think of it this way: paper is like the cholesterol of information flow.. digitizing removes this sludge..

  • Information Governance: There are a raft of information governance issues - beyond the scope of this (p)article that drive us to digitized paper, but a central issue for law firms is establishing the official record for a matter. This means that all relevant information about a matter should be collected in one source - for law firms that is your document management or case management system. To get there.. means digitizing the paper so it can join the collection of "already digital" content you create or receive each day for any given matter.
  • Profitability: If for no other reason.. go paperless because its profitable. Yes indeed there is an up-front cost in transforming your systems to support a paperless office, but the returns are significant.

What are some of the benefits besides those discussed above? Searching through pages and pages of digitized paper in ways that simply cannot be accomplished in hard-copy. Resue of documents, access and sharing of documents, and security .. all mean lower costs, greater efficiency, and substantially stronger information security.

Happy paper-less!

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NC Mandates Technology CLE

Who would have thunk it?! North Carolina - my adopted home state - has mandated technology training for lawyers. The requirement is for 1 hour of 12 required CLE training hours be on technology.

Its a start in the right direction. Thanks to Robert Ambrogi for this coverage.

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  1. Relativity Develops ‘Pre-Crime’ Abilities With Trace App at ING Bank, Artificial Lawyer, December 6, 2018
  2. How Should We Tax The Sharing Economy?, TaxProf Blog, December 6, 2018
  3. Best Holiday Gifts for Lawyers (Updated for 2018), Clio Blog, December 6, 2018
  4. North Carolina Becomes Second State to Mandate Technology Training for Lawyers, Law Sites Blog, December 5, 2018
  5. Employers Face Open Questions After Landmark 'Dynamex' Labor Ruling, Blog of Legal Times, December 5, 2018
  6. Industry Event Wrap Up: Blockchain and the Future of Legal, The Net Docs Blog, December 5, 2018
  7. SECURITY AWARENESS: Top 10 Security Threats for Users During the Holidays, Kraft Kennedy Technology Blog, December 5, 2018

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Time and Billing

  1. Best Holiday Gifts for Lawyers (Updated for 2018), Clio Blog, December 6, 2018
  2. Study: Non-Lawyers as the Path Forward in Law Firm Innovation, Think Tank: Aderant, December 5, 2018
Litigation Support / Practice Management

  1. US Government Research on Using Technology to Improve FOIA Responses, ZyLab, December 6, 2018
  2. eDiscovery Technology for Greater Government Transparency, ZyLab, December 6, 2018
  3. Women's Bar Association - A Venetian Masquerade Evening, Epiq Systems, December 6, 2018
  4. Braintrace interviewed by ABC News 4 Utah, Braintrace, December 5, 2018
  5. Today's General Counsel eDiscovery Exchange, Epiq Systems, December 5, 2018
Document Management / Knowledge Management

  1. Federal Circuit Asked to Dial Back $248 Million Award, Blog of Legal Times, December 6, 2018
  2. In UCLA Stabbing Case, Appellate Court Puts University on the Hook for Protecting Students, Blog of Legal Times, December 5, 2018
  3. Gibson Dunn Sues Trump State Department Over Retooled Human Rights Report, Blog of Legal Times, December 5, 2018
  4. Employers Face Open Questions After Landmark 'Dynamex' Labor Ruling, Blog of Legal Times, December 5, 2018
  5. Cappuccino, Bill Lee and the Harvard Admissions Case, Blog of Legal Times, December 5, 2018
  6. Industry Event Wrap Up: Blockchain and the Future of Legal, The Net Docs Blog, December 5, 2018
  7. Six Months with the GDPR, FireOak Strategies, December 5, 2018
  8. Law Profs Swept Up in the #MeToo Movement, Blog of Legal Times, December 5, 2018
  9. Ex-CFPB Official Resists 'Fishing Expedition' Deposition in Student Loan Suit, Blog of Legal Times, December 5, 2018
  10. Court Nixes Law Making Felon of Anyone Who 'Encourages or Induces' Undocumented Immigrants to Stay in US, Blog of Legal Times, December 5, 2018
Other Technology

  1. What the Enterprise Information Archive of Tomorrow Needs to Be, Mimecast, December 6, 2018
  2. Lexpo Announces Lexpo’19 Advisory Board, Legal IT Professionals, December 6, 2018
  3. Leading UK Healthcare law firm joins wave of UK and European law firms switching to DocsCorp, Legal IT Professionals, December 6, 2018
  4. Elevate Acquires Sumati, Expanding Capabilities and Scale in Contract Lifecycle Management Support, Legal IT Professionals, December 6, 2018
  5. Legal IT Newswire US Deal News… Duane Morris select Wilson Proforma Tracker for paperless billing lifecycle management, Legal IT Insider, December 5, 2018
  6. Ediscovery Webinar: How to win using native format capture socialmedia data – 19 December, Legal IT Insider, December 5, 2018
  7. Legal IT Newswire Ediscovery News… Sandline Discovery partner with Litexn to offer native file Excel redaction, Legal IT Insider, December 5, 2018
  8. Operational Excellence - what does it actually mean and how are we delivering it?, Big Hand, December 5, 2018
  9. Elevate boosts its contract lifecycle management capability with acquisition of Sumati, Legal IT Insider, December 5, 2018
  10. Thomson Reuters reorg leads to eBillingHub office closure, Legal IT Insider, December 5, 2018
  11. The final issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter for 2018 is here – and it’s a whopper!, Legal IT Insider, December 5, 2018
  12. TransPerfect Introduces TransCEND 11 Secure Enterprise Document Management Platform, TransPerfect Legal Solutions, December 5, 2018

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  1. Relativity Develops ‘Pre-Crime’ Abilities With Trace App at ING Bank, Artificial Lawyer, December 6, 2018
  2. OpenLaw + Rhombus Build Derivatives Smart Contracts, Artificial Lawyer, December 6, 2018
  3. How Should We Tax The Sharing Economy?, TaxProf Blog, December 6, 2018
  4. Paying Out a Year-End Bonus or an Incentive Payment: Can an Employer Withhold the Money from the Employee Who Took FMLA Leave?, FMLA Insights, December 6, 2018
  5. Faulhaber Presents The Changing International Tax Landscape Today At Pennsylvania, TaxProf Blog, December 5, 2018
  6. WaPo: How Democrats Can Rewrite The Tax Code, TaxProf Blog, December 5, 2018
  7. Podcast #201: 4 Keys to a Profitable Law Firm, with Greg Crabtree, Lawyerist.com, December 5, 2018
  8. Wednesday Wisdom- Office 365 Calendar Sync, Rocket Matters Legal Productivity, December 5, 2018
  9. Law Company Elevate Buys Sumati Managed Services Group, As Expansion Continues, Artificial Lawyer, December 5, 2018
  10. Artificial Lawyer Wins Place in ABA Journal’s ‘Best Of’ Web 100 List, Artificial Lawyer, December 5, 2018
  11. U.S. International Tax Policy And International Human Rights, TaxProf Blog, December 5, 2018
  12. FREE Digital and Online Marketing Cheatsheets – Download TODAY, Blog: My Shingle - Carolyn Elefant, December 5, 2018
  13. SECURITY AWARENESS: Top 10 Security Threats for Users During the Holidays, Kraft Kennedy Technology Blog, December 5, 2018
  14. Overcoming FOMO – The Reality of Legal Tech, Prism Legal, December 5, 2018
  15. It’s beginning to look a lot like tax busy season, AICPA Insights, December 5, 2018
  16. North Carolina Becomes Second State to Mandate Technology Training for Lawyers, Law Sites Blog, December 5, 2018
  17. INSIGHT: Law Enforcers at the Gates? Preparing Your Company to Respond to Unannounced Government Visits (Part III), Bloomberg BNA: Law Departments, December 5, 2018

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EMPLOYMENT

ACC Job Posts

  1. General Counsel | Rogue Waste Group, Inc., December 5, 2018
ALA Job Posts

  1. Events Assistant - Pennsylvania  - Philadelphiia, December 5, 2018
  2. Office Administrator - Georgia  - Atlanta, December 5, 2018
Simply Hired

  1. Human Resources (HR) Manager - Robert Half Legal - Los Angeles, CA, December 5, 2018

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  1. Computer Forensics: What Lawyers Need to Know, American Bar Association: Law Technology Today, December 5, 2018

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