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How Law Firms Can Recoup the Costs of Subscription Services

Unless circumstances dictate otherwise, law firms typically pass through or “bill back” to the client the costs they incur to perform e-discovery services. This can be a hairy proposition for several reasons, not the least of which is that e-discovery costs are unpredictable. If the only cost associated with e-discovery was the amount of data…

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Weighing civil liberties vs. public safety in the fight for free information

This is the second part of the Logikcull interview with Michael Morisy, founder of MuckRock — the public interest organization that helps people pursue government information through FOIA and other open records laws. In part one, we discussed some of the challenges associated with accessing public records and, from the government’s perspective, efficiently responding to requests for…

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Logikcull-ACEDS March 23 CLE in Washington, DC: Register Now

Logikcull is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a CLE program on law firm data security on March 23 in Washington, DC. The DC Chapter of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists is co-hosting. The event is free to law firm, government and corporate practitioners. Program and registration details are below. Description Practical…

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WordPress hacks expose law firms’ cyber-disconnect – and, perhaps, client data

Earlier this month, users of the popular WordPress CMS were advised to upgrade to the latest version of the software to patch “an undisclosed critical vulnerability.” At the sound of that dogwhistle, hackers pounced, targeting the many sites whose users had not immediately pushed the update. In the weeks since, some 1.5 million websites have been exposed and defaced,…

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Full-Court Press: An Interview with MuckRock Founder Michael Morisy

Once primarily the domain of journalists, the issues of freedom of information and access to government records have in recent years grown in the greater public consciousness. These days, it’s hard to find a major government-related news story that isn’t underpinned at least in part by details gathered from public records. Recent notable flash points include the Snowden disclosures, the Clinton…

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7 Questions You Should Ask Your Lawyer About Data Security

A post published yesterday on Inc.com suggests that law firms may not be the safe havens for information that clients believe them to be. Similar stories have recently appeared in Inside Counsel and the National Law Review. The Inc. article, which proposes 7 questions clients should ask their lawyers before entrusting them with sensitive data (and for which Logikcull…

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Why the archaic process of eDiscovery is vulnerable to hacking and data breach

And what you can do about it. Earlier this year, Inside Counsel published an article speculating as to whether e-discovery repositories pose an attractive target to cybercriminals and, given the often chaotic nature of discovery, whether the process itself presents a vulnerable point of data breach. It would be hard, on either question, to reach…

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Fact Sheet: 15 Alarming Statistics about Law Firm Data Security

Law firms are the holders of their clients’ most sensitive data, business secrets and IP. But while some assume they are safe havens for that data, nothing could be further from the truth. Recent high-profile calamities have pulled the curtain back on law firm security practices, and validated the deepest fears of experts who’ve long…

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ShareSafe Webinar Now Available – Eliminate the #1 Risk in Modern Litigation

Recording and slides are available below.  Security experts have a favorite saying: data is most vulnerable when it’s in motion. Discovery, unfortunately, is a process of motion, where information and documents are shared between client, counsel, third-party service providers and opposing parties. Often, this data is exchanged on physical media (i.e. hard drives, DVDs) or…

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ShareSafe from Logikcull is an evolutionary leap in legal tech security

On Friday, Logikcull will demonstrate ShareSafe in a 30-minute webinar. Register here.  In the beginning, there was paper. And that paper was stored in boxes. And those boxes were locked in an office. And the keys to that office could be anywhere — perhaps on a lawyer’s desk next to the sticky notes scrawled with passwords,…