January 31st, 2014 → 4:10 pm @ Ari Kaplan
Just before Thanksgiving, Ari Kaplan Advisors conducted a flash telephone survey of 26 predominantly administrative professionals from Fortune 500 (or Global 500) companies with knowledge of, and responsibility for, their organization’s electronic discovery protocols and litigation practices. Half of the respondents were either the director of legal operations or the director of electronic discovery. They shared their views on the key trends that are likely to shape e-discovery in 2014 and I published them in this article for Law Technology News online.
January 28th, 2014 → 6:33 pm @ Ari Kaplan
I spoke with Dave Kinsey, the President of Total Networks, an IT services company based in Phoenix, which serves as either the outsourced IT department or as a strategic partner to the in-house team for small to medium professional services firms in Arizona, with an emphasis on the legal industry.
We discussed the genesis of Total Networks, key technology trends (including cloud computing and managed services), and the impact that privacy and compliance will have on the legal industry in 2014. Kinsey also identified the three leading IT risks that law firms are likely to face this year:
Listen to our interview below:
January 15th, 2014 → 3:35 pm @ Ari Kaplan
“They contain specific and easily applied business suggestions,” he says. “Three of them are micro resolutions relating to specific functions within a law firm that should be examined and improved. The other three are macro resolutions that transcend specific internal functions and relate more to the philosophical focus and overall direction of the firm,” he adds.
The resolutions are:
1) Seriously Examine Your Cost Structure
2) Bill Monthly and Collect Monthly
3) Stop Discounting
4) Write and Follow a Realistic Strategic Plan
5) Become an Entrepreneurial Law Firm
6) Question Your Traditions
Read the entire article here.