Quick Hits Friday is here! January was a month of many insightful posts, with everyone looking to the future and focusing on what may be looming on the horizon. Readers were especially interested in how to handle new technology—for themselves and their firms—and perennial topics like job security. In case you missed them, here are the top 10 posts from January 2016!
“LinkedIn is a tool to help you make your networks more visible and usable than when those networks reside only in your head. It lets you map your networks, organize them, grow and nurture them, and efficiently use them both for your own benefit and the benefit of your connections.”
“The problem comes when organizations look only at the cost of the people, and not at the value of the knowledge resources they hold.”
“Many attorneys consider metadata a must have piece of e-discovery, but in fact whether this “data about data” provides useful information in most cases tends to be misunderstood.”
“Customer relationship management (CRM) software can help your law practice whether you’re just starting out, or you’ve been in business for many years. With the right solution, you can organize and manage all facets of your practice to bring in more profit, while streamlining operations.”
“On December 1, the 2015 amendments went into effect, introducing Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(e) that will make it more difficult to sanction lawyers and custodians for e-discovery failures. Or will it?”
Many people want to learn more about one or more new technologies. Helping people learn more about technology is part of our mission here at Law Technology Today! January’s Roundtable Discussion, we asked members of the LTRC Board their thoughts on learning new technologies.
The Future Of The Professions (Book Review)
“Have you taken a look around lately? The world is changing—and it’s changing quickly. It’s hard to ignore the incredible technological advancements occurring around us, whether it’s rapid leaps forward in artificial intelligence, 3D printing being used to create artificial limbs, or cutting edge wearable technologies that are changing the manufacturing process. Technology is undeniably affecting many different disciplines and job functions.”
“We all know that bookkeeping challenges bog down the best efforts of many small law firms. Now that the books have closed on 2015, it’s the perfect chance to start fresh with a new approach to accounting that will keep your ledgers clean and current all year long.
“In this series’ final installment by author Mary Juetten, revisit change, diversity, and inclusion as well as alternative fee arrangements.”
“In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview Richard and Daniel Susskind about their new book and key topics within that might interest lawyers who wish to prepare for the future.”