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Posts on Legal Tech, Litigation, & E-Discovery

Jeff Kerr

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Litigation Management
August 10, 2017

The Cost of Using Non-Legal Software for Case Management

Perhaps you've realized that keeping your case information in notepads and Word documents isn't a good idea. You've seen how hard it is to search, filter, and collaborate with these tools, and you want something more structured — because you...

Law Office Technology
June 29, 2017

Microsoft Word: Essential Techniques for Lawyers

Nobody ever said MS Word was the best software for word processing, but I think we can all agree that Word won the war against its competitors. Aside from a few obstinate holdouts, no one uses Word Perfect anymore, and Google Docs just doesn't...

eDiscovery
June 16, 2017

Let's Ban TIFFs in E-Discovery

Every day, I hear from lawyers wanting to know what to do with the massive set of TIFF files they have received in response to their discovery requests. They can't search the TIFFs using the software they own, and they can't review them in a...

Litigation Management
February 15, 2017

Total Case Organization as a Strategy for Winning

Being a litigator means managing an immense amount of information. Witnesses, documents, key dates, and legal issues have to be tracked and managed for each case. Your success hinges on your ability to persuade, but you can't persuade without...

Business of Law
November 21, 2016

Bar Exam Analysis: A State-by-State Breakdown of Pass/Fail Rates

For many law school grads around the United States, prepping for the Bar Exam is a long and arduous process that can lead to anxiety and stress. After three years of law school, there is no greater fear than failing the Bar. And yet, this...

Practice Management
September 23, 2016

An Authoritative Guide: Case vs Practice Management

Having been on both sides of legal tech - both as a consumer when I was practicing and now as a producer as a founder of CaseFleet - I have learned a great deal about the different solutions that can help lawyers run their practice more...

Business Development
August 25, 2016

10 Tips on Starting Your Own Law Firm

When I graduated from law school in 2010, legal jobs were very hard to find. After a brief stint as a staff attorney, I wasn't feeling very optimistic about my chances of finding a job that would fulfill the dreams that led me to attend law...

Law Office Technology
July 21, 2016

Law Firm Technology: Say Farewell to Your Server

I encounter many small law firms that continue to operate on-premises servers that hold key firm data, files, and even emails. While having a server is less and less common for new firms, it seems that many existing firms feel compelled to keep...

Law Office Technology
July 06, 2016

Law Firm Security Infographic

Because law firm security is essential in this age of cyber threats, here is an infographic with a series of tips and tricks to improving cybersecurity at your firm. Enjoy!

 

Litigation Management
June 28, 2016

12 Deposition Strategies for Obtaining Killer Testimony

Depositions make or break cases. Taking a deposition can be exhilarating when you're able to get past the witness's defenses and layers of preparation - or extremely frustrating if the witness is a skillful evader or if opposing counsel...