March 14th, 2012 → 6:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
OnlineUniversities.com shared this unique infographic about How Higher Education Helps the Economy based on a study that PayScale conducted for Bloomberg Businessweek. The short- and long- term success rates, as well as the corresponding unemployment statistics, for those in professional services is interesting.
Via: Online Universities Resource
March 6th, 2012 → 7:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
I speak and write often about collaboration. My research has also shown that successful rainmakers work in tandem – they attend events together, participate in masterminding groups, and find ways to create opportunity for one another. A variety of firms in different industries across the globe connect with one another by developing a formal partnership. I spoke with Simon Truskett, a Sydney-based senior partner at Clayton Utz in the firm’s Corporate Advisory / M&A group, who is the new chair of Lex Mundi, a global association of independent law firms, with 160 member firms in 102 countries.
The association features a client advisory council in which leading in-house counsel advise on ways to improve client service. Members also exchange information on practice management, administrative support and technology usage. In terms of trends, he noted Lex Mundi’s interest in broadening its reach in Africa and Asia because of increased competition from international firms and a more globalized client base that expects its professionals to provide services where they are. Listen to our interview below:
March 2nd, 2012 → 11:01 am @ Ari Kaplan
At Legal Tech NY 2012, I had the opportunity to speak with Jim Hammond, the Vice President for Global Marketing at Aderant about the company’s recent acquisitions and the cohesion of its various brands. He noted that the new company has a wider footprint in legal, financial, and practice management systems with Client Profiles; is fully integrating Compulaw for a seamless integration; and has a larger market share with CRM for business development used by firms all around the world. He described it as “one company with multiple products” that is focusing on providing high value to its clients. Watch our interview below:
February 17th, 2012 → 6:50 am @ Ari Kaplan
During Legal Tech New York 2012, I had the chance to speak with Tim Sparks, the CEO of CLM Matrix about contract lifecycle management. He noted that the company’s Matrix software solutions are uniquely designed for Microsoft SharePoint, automatically draft contracts in Word, and dynamically create essential workflow. Watch our interview below:
February 10th, 2012 → 7:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
I had the chance to interview Eric Elfman, the CEO of Onit at Legal Tech NY 2012. We discussed the company’s business process and productivity apps, designed to solve very specific problems, including contract review and approval, ethics violation tracking, and whistle blower reporting. Watch our interview below:
February 8th, 2012 → 1:10 pm @ Ari Kaplan
At Legal Tech NY 2012, I had the chance to speak with David Netzer, the President of LitigationSupportCareers.com, which he describes as “an alternative to Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com.” In a continuing trend of leveraging the web to pursue local opportunities, Netzer created LitigationSupportCareers.com to provide a portal for the industry to specifically advertise legal technology and litigation support positions. He notes that it builds efficiency by increasing the number of qualified applicants while reducing the amount of resumes that employers ultimately need to evaluate. Job seekers can also proactively search for positions by location, category, and employer type. Watch our interview below:
February 1st, 2012 → 6:30 am @ Ari Kaplan
There is a great sense of optimism at this year’s Legal Tech New York conference. I had the chance to capture some of the perspectives from the show, including:
Samantha Miller, the director of product management for website services at LexisNexis, who discussed Client Center’s 2012 Software & Industry Information Association (SIIA) CODiE Award for Best Legal Solution.
ABA Legal Rebel, Ken Adams, the author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (ABA 2d ed. 2008) and the founder of Koncision, discussing his 2012 alliance with global contracts powerhouse, Business Integrity, makers of ContractExpress.com.
Bob Krantz, the dynamic CEO of Mindseye Solutions discussing the company’s technology and its impact on the discovery process.
January 30th, 2012 → 7:17 am @ Ari Kaplan
In anticipation of Legal Tech, I spoke with George Tziahanas, the senior vice president for legal and compliance solutions at Autonomy. We discussed the rise of meaning-based coding, the convergence of Stratify and Introspect, and the changing landscape for information governance. Listen to our interview below:
January 26th, 2012 → 4:48 pm @ Ari Kaplan
In anticipation of the upcoming Legal Tech New York conference, I spoke yesterday with Steve Harber, the President and co-founder of DiscoverReady, a leading provider of e-discovery services. Steve and I have been discussing fixed-fee document review services and innovations in automated review for a few years. He shared his views on how the market has changed, as well as key trends for 2012 and beyond. Listen to our discussion below:
January 24th, 2012 → 9:40 am @ Ari Kaplan
In anticipation of attending Legal Tech New York next week, I wanted to share this conversation with Paul Unger of Affinity Consulting Group about reinvention in law practice management. He discusses the impact of cloud computing, online learning, and how the use of technology in the courtroom is “breathing new life into what [lawyers] do.” Watch our interview below: