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In a digital world, paper still matters to law firms

Chuck Rothman has heard of law firms whose offices could be cited by the fire marshal. “They have bankers boxes lining every hallway,” he said. Rothman hastened to add that few firms he’s encountered in his role as director of e-discovery services with information governance, e-discovery and

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10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Alma Asay

If not now … The impulse to rethink her career hit sixth-year litigator Alma Asay just as she was about to embark on the BigLaw partnership track. Looking around, she realized she wanted to fix an issue that hits litigators who handle large-scale litigation. “I had the idea that

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10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Gary Kinder

Legal technology entrepreneur Gary Kinder earned a law degree, but he didn’t go straight into the law. Instead, he taught writing at his alma mater, became a published author himself, and began traveling the country teaching lawyers how to write. It was during this decades-long teaching stint

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Right tools crucial to keep mobile data safe

Brock Smith’s clients regularly send him documents to sign using tools like DocuSign or Adobe Acrobat’s signing feature. The partner at B.C.-based Whiteboard Law also acts as a part-time general counsel for a technology company. He is an authorized user of both their systems and Whiteboard’s. And

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10 Minutes With Legal Tech Entrepreneur Abdi Shayesteh

  From serial entrepreneur to working lawyer and back again, Abdi Shayesteh (sha-YES–tay) has never lost the urge to start and run businesses. After 14 years in corporate, bank regulatory and financial transactions law, Shayesteh chose to act on a pain point many lawyers experience: the need to

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Customer relationship management invaluable for gaining, retaining clients

Does your firm use CRM (customer relationship management) tools? If not you probably should. CRM tools help law firms both land future clients and satisfy current ones. Lawyers can use CRMs to improve relationships with both.

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Specialty in project management could open more doors

Project management as a practice hasn’t yet caught on with lawyers the way it has in other industries, if Rachael Chadwick’s experience is any indication. Chadwick obtained her project management professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute several years ago. “I found the exam tough, mainly

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CHP: Combined Heat and Power Systems

Condo Boards Need to Ask the Right Types of Questions The recent release of the latest iPhone caused now-predictable excitement among millions of consumers. Condominium board directors might feel something similar when they learn of combined heat and power (CHP) systems. In essence, these systems use generators

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Thinking about design can go a long way

People with heightened design sensibilities will tell you that a law firm’s documents — everything from brochures to business cards to contracts to invoices — create an impression from the moment clients see them. Paul Cahill, a partner at Will Davidson LLP, has become more sensitive about aesthetics since

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“Traditional” project management can be costly

Better project management skills can get you from start to finish much more efficiently Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Joe Milstone was involved in collaboration between a law firm and its client, a public company that was going private. The firm’s initial estimate for the legal work

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