The Lawyer s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies

Author: Dennis M. Kennedy
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781590319796
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This first-of-its-kind legal guide showcases how to use the latest Web-based and software technologies, such as Web 2.0, Google tools, Microsoft Office, and Acrobat, to work collaboratively and more efficiently on projects with colleagues, clients, co-counsel and even opposing counsel. The book provides a wealth of information useful to lawyers who are just beginning to try collaboration tools, as well as tips and techniques for those lawyers with intermediate and advanced collaboration experience.

The Lawyer s Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools

Author: Marc Lauritsen
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604428261
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This ground-breaking guide introduces lawyers and other professionals to a powerful class of software that supports core aspects of legal work. The author discusses how technologies like practice systems, work product retrieval, document assembly, and interactive checklists help people work smarter. If you are looking to work more effectively, this book provides a clear roadmap, with many concrete examples and thought-provoking ideas.

The 2009 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

Author: Sharon D. Nelson
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604423211
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An annual guide helps solo and small firm lawyers find the best legal technology for their dollar, providing current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, and everything else a law office might need. Original.

The Lawyer s Guide to Practice Management Systems Software

Author: Andrew Zenas Adkins
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604424669
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What can practice management systems software do for a law practice? With the right system in place, a law firms and staff will have the ability to automatically route items, tasks, documents, and events to certain people based on their role in the case or matter, as well as manage deadlines, improve responsiveness to clients, reduce malpractice insurance rates, and boost overall productivity. The challenge is to find a program that best serves the needs of the firm.

The Lawyers Guide to Concordance

Author: Liz M. Weiman
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781604422078
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this age, when trial outcomes depend on the organization of electronic data discovery, The Lawyer's Guide to Concordance reveals how attorneys and staff can make Concordance the most powerful tool in their litigation arsenal. Individuals who are new to Concordance can get up-to-speed quickly, by following its step-by-step instructions, exercises, and time-saving shortcuts. For those already working with Concordance, this comprehensive resource provides methods, strategies, and technical information.

Smart Collaboration

Author: Heidi K. Gardner
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 163369111X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A Washington Post Bestseller Not all collaboration is smart. Make sure you do it right. Professional service firms face a serious challenge. Their clients increasingly need them to solve complex problems—everything from regulatory compliance to cybersecurity, the kinds of problems that only teams of multidisciplinary experts can tackle. Yet most firms have carved up their highly specialized, professional experts into narrowly defined practice areas, and collaborating across these silos is often messy, risky, and expensive. Unless you know why you’re collaborating and how to do it effectively, it may not be smart at all. That’s especially true for partners who have built their reputations and client rosters independently, not by working with peers. In Smart Collaboration, Heidi K. Gardner shows that firms earn higher margins, inspire greater client loyalty, attract and retain the best talent, and gain a competitive edge when specialists collaborate across functional boundaries. Gardner, a former McKinsey consultant and Harvard Business School professor now lecturing at Harvard Law School, has spent over a decade conducting in-depth studies of numerous global professional service firms. Her research with clients and the empirical results of her studies demonstrate clearly and convincingly that collaboration pays, for both professionals and their firms. But Gardner also offers powerful prescriptions for how leaders can foster collaboration, move to higher-margin work, increase client satisfaction, improve lateral hiring, decrease enterprise risk, engage workers to contribute their utmost, break down silos, and boost their bottom line. With case studies and real-world insights, Smart Collaboration delivers an authoritative case for the value of collaboration to today’s professionals, their firms, and their clients and shows you exactly how to achieve it.

Expert Testimony A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them

Author: NITA
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1632814293
Format: PDF, Docs
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Order two copies of this book: one for yourself and one for your expert witness. It will give experts the confidence they need to be comfortable in court, and give you the skills necessary to emphasize the credibility of your experts. You can avoid pitfalls such as unintentional signals, inappropriate demeanor and appearance, and awkward body language by using Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them, Third Edition as your guide. Elizabeth Boals and Steve Lubet coauthored the Third Edition of Expert Testimony: A Guide for Expert Witnesses and the Lawyers Who Examine Them expanding and amplifying the original book with: • New guidance on the development and presentation of expert testimony in the digital age, including discussion of visual aids and electronic discovery • Updated analysis of the Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure • Updated discussion of the ethical rules governing expert retention and testimony • Examples of expert witness examinations and detailed discussion of techniques for coping with lawyer questioning • Checklists for quick reference The collaborative effort of Professors Lubet and Boals has resulted in a Third Edition that is worthwhile to both the expert witnesses and the lawyers who examine them. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Tomorrow s Lawyers

Author: Richard Susskind
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198796633
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Tomorrow's Lawyers predicts that we are at the beginning of a period of fundamental transformation in law: a time in which we will see greater change than we have seen in the past two centuries. Where the future of the legal service will be a world of internet-based global businesses, online document production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web based simulation practice. Legal markets will be liberalized, with new jobs for lawyers and new employers too. This book is a definitive guide to this future - for young and aspiring lawyers, and for all who want to modernize our legal and justice systems. It introduces the new legal landscape and offers practical guidance for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law. Tomorrow's Lawyers is divided into three parts. The first is an updated restatement of Richard Susskind's views on the future of legal services, as laid out in his previous bestselling works, The Future of Law , Transforming the Law, and The End of Lawyers? . He identifies key drivers of change, such as the economic downturn, and considers how these will impact on the legal marketplace. In the second part, Susskind sketches out the new legal landscape as he predicts it, including the changing role of law firms, and in-house lawyers, with virtual hearings and online dispute resolution. The third part focuses on the prospects for aspiring lawyers, predicting what new jobs and new employers there will be, and equipping prospective lawyers with penetrating questions to put to their current and future employers. This new edition has been fully updated to include an introduction to online dispute resolution, Susskind's views on the debates surrounding artificial intelligence and its role in the legal world, a new analysis of new jobs available for lawyers, and a retrospective evaluation of The Future of Law , Susskind's prediction published in 1996 about the future of legal services. This is the essential introduction to the future of law for those who want to succeed in the rapidly changing legal landscape.