Posts Tagged legal technology

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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Streamlining document review with technology

Today’s discovery teams must pick relevant information from mountains of similar-looking documents. To speed up the process, they can now have computers find relevant documents instead. The smorgasbord of technologies used to do this is called both technology assisted review (TAR) and computer-assisted review (CAR). These technologies are

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Adapting to change amid tech enhancements

Some firms are boosting choices for work devices Henry Ford is quoted as saying: “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.” For the longest time, IT departments the world over have used similar reasoning in procurement

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Your data network needs to be fast, accessible, secure

Lawyers often reach their work product using data networks. The speed and reliability of those networks can affect their productivity. At the same time, network security can determine whether lawyers keep client information confidential — or not.

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Lawyers see need, design legal software

Here’s a recipe for change: Take one motivated, tech-inclined lawyer. Mix well with needlessly time-consuming tasks. Let frustration simmer. Throw in software development talent. Expected result: a startup software company serving the legal industry. That’s the recipe that baked three recent Canadian start-ups and their products. Three

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Trend of multiple monitors continues to grow

Five monitors sit on Peter Aprile’s desk. He uses the three on the left when he’s on the treadmill under the left side of his stand-up desk. When Aprile sits, he pivots the middle monitor and clicks an icon on his desktop to create a similar three-screen

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Getting time tracking down to a science

New software captures billable hours The financial crisis of 2008 permanently changed the legal services industry. That’s when businesses began to exercise greater diligence in managing their legal spending, according to Peter Zver, who claims greater scrutiny of law firm invoices have led to more challenges of

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Mobile devices gaining importance in probes

Whether a case centres on employee theft, insurance fraud, intellectual property theft or a range of other matters, cell phones and other mobile devices can contain “relevant information that shouldn’t be ignored,” says Chuck Rothman, director of e-discovery services for Wortzman Professional Corporation. “Information on phones can

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Cut down the amount of time spent on searches

Robert Drake figures he spends about 15 hours each week searching for information. “Fifty years ago, I think the entire bar would only have knowledge of six cases in an area of law,” says Drake, an associate at Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP. “Now there are

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Looking for efficiencies in a complicated system

Remember that children’s board game, Mousetrap? It’s a Rube Goldberg machine that uses an unnecessarily large number of moving parts to catch a mouse. Part of the entertainment came from wondering whether the machine would effectively transfer the kinetic energy required to catch the mouse. Now replace

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