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Legal Publishers in 2007 and Beyond

Legal publishers play an important role in the legal market. They have moved from print, to digital content, to assembling an array of services. How will changing technology affect the publishers?  A large legal publisher recently asked me to address this question. This was not a

Demise of Document Management?

Microsoft SharePoint has captured significant legal mind- and market-share. It may be moving one step closer to replacing document management software (“DMS”).  The consensus among large US firms is that someday it may replace traditional DMS. That day has arrived for

Recruiting Indian Lawyers

India is a big outsourcing destination. It may also become one for recruiting lawyers.  Indian lawyers next target for international firms in Lawyers Weekly (Australia, 9 Mar 07) reports that legal recruiters and some large law firms now look for lawyers in India work in outside

High Powered Panel Considers Impact of E-Discovery

Last week I attended a great e-discovery forum: “And Justice for All: How the Electronic Information Explosion is Transforming the American Legal System.” H5 Technologies assembled an outstanding panel (listed below), moderated by Prof. Arthur Miller.  The 2-hour long

Customized Searching (Part II)

I continue to be intrigued by Google’s custom search engines. These little tools have potential value for law practice and law business.  I recently blogged about a top US law firm search I created. After that, Mark Gould, Head of Knowledge Management, Addleshaw Goddard LLP

The Gold Standard for E-Discovery Document Review

Two recent e-discovery webinars suggest that the legal profession has yet to settle on the best approach to e-discovery document review.   E-Discovery: Search Engines & The Lawyer’s Role in Review (, 2/28/07) addressed using key words versus concept searching to

Roundup (3/16/07)

In this Roundup: a report on the Large Law Firm Leaders Forum (with coda on demise of Goodman and Carr); comments on new New York State advertising ethics rules; and a SharePoint 2007 case study.  Large Law Firm Leaders Forum Adam Smith, Esq. has a fabulous report on the “L

Hidden Danger of Knowledge Management

Is knowledge management sometimes dangerous?  Sun General Counsel Michael Dillon’s blog post Contracts with clarity implicitly raise this question. Dillon describes an effort at Sun to simplify contract language. He notes that “attorneys seldom create agreements from

Recent Acquisitions: E-Discovery and Outsourcing

Two acquisitions occurred in recent weeks, one in e-discovery and one in outsourcing.  Integreon to acquire CBF Group Inc (2/22/07) notes that “Integreon Managed Solutions, Inc., a global leader in complex knowledge process outsourcing, announced today that it has acquired

Court Applies UPL to Online Legal Service

A court has ruled that an online legal service engaged in the unauthorized practice of law (UPL).  A recent 9th Circuit case, In re Reynoso (2/27/07), holds that bankruptcy advice provided by an expert system “was the conduct of a non-attorney” and therefore “co