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Your lazy password policy is putting your data at risk

This is a guest post by Brian Focht, an attorney at Stiles Byrum & Horne in Charlotte and author of the highly regarded blog, The Cyber Advocate. Brian posts about important cybersecurity issues on which lawyers and other legal professionals should be focused. He can be reached at bfocht@sbhlaw.net.  Let’s be honest, the life of an IT manager…

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Talking shop with the chief counsel of a $12 billion multinational

Mark Herrmann is the author of a book called, “The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law,” which dispatches professional wisdom to wet-behind-the-ears associates… from the perspective of a crotchety partner. It’s the second best-selling book the ABA has ever published. To even come up with that idea, let alone execute it, you have to possess a level…

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10 million reasons to celebrate and say thank you

It is with great humility and excitement that we today announce big news we’ve been dying to share: Logikcull has raised $10 million from OpenView to bring our cloud-based Legal Intelligence platform to market. OpenView is a widely respected top-tier investment firm, and we could not ask for a better partner in our journey to bring…

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What Pokemon Go and Other ‘AR’ Apps Mean for eDiscovery and Privacy Law

This post was authored by Eric Pesale, a soon-to-be attorney who recently graduated from the New York Law School. Eric will contribute regularly to the Logikcull blog, focusing on the legal impact of emerging technologies. He can be reached at epesale@gmail.com or on Twitter at @ericpesale. Niantic Labs — the creator of the popular augmented reality (“AR”)…

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How fit are new law school grads to actually practice law?

The overall level of eDiscovery competence exhibited by its oft-begrudging participants leaves some wanting. But though the profession generally gets a bad rap in this regard, it is hard to dispute that the bar’s tech savvy is rising — slowly, yes, but rising nonetheless. There are a number of reasons for this: the maturing of legal tech and…

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With Data Copy, Logikcull is on the cusp of dragging eDiscovery into modernity

Of all the risk-laden tasks that comprise the processes of eDiscovery and evidence exchange, perhaps the most perilous is the transfer of data itself. The terms “risk-laden” and “perilous” may strike you as scare-mongering. And if they do, consider the lifecycle of a typical discovery collection. In the course of exchanging evidence, it is not unusual for data to be passed from…

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Why are law schools blind to the importance of technology?

Much has been written about the inability of law schools to prepare students to practice law, their high cost, their fudging of placement rates, and so forth. The knocks on law school can be summed this way: If you go to, say, Akron Law, you have a 9% chance of entering the workforce as a barista and a…

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Get your limited edition ILTACON ‘Jethro Cull’ T-shirt

Grizzled trade show goers arrive at conferences with two missions. The first is to learn. A good conference is equal parts educational crash course and, um, The Bachelorette, where suitors of varying levels of repute vie for your affection in a setting where it’s encouraged to do so (and there’s alcohol). The second goal, of arguably far greater importance,…

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This old-fashioned industry is ripe for the taking

Earlier this week, LegalTech News published a story about the changing face of the e-discovery industry, which features commentary from, among others, our CEO Andy Wilson. The article says, in so many words, that the backward-looking, risk-averse nature of law and its practitioners stifles innovation. But that, even in an environment where the big guys are…

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A primer on data encryption best practices for law firms

This is a guest post by Brian Focht, an attorney at Stiles Byrum & Horne in Charlotte and author of the highly regarded blog, The Cyber Advocate. Twice a month, Brian will post about important cybersecurity issues on which lawyers and other legal professionals should be focused. He can be reached at bfocht@sbhlaw.net.  Does your law…