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Dispelling the Myths that Prevent Legal Innovation in Hong Kong

2017-05-23+0000| | In-house Counsel, International, Law Firm, Litigation Support

051917-hong-kong-innovation.pngThis article originally appeared in Legal IT Insider.

What is it like to litigate in Hong Kong?

At the recent Global Pound Conference in Hong Kong, attendees were asked about how to improve the dispute resolution process for all parties. Data generated from a live, technology-enabled poll of the audience led to a thought-provoking discussion on the priorities and limitations to innovating the dispute resolution process—specifically in Hong Kong.

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For Job-Seeking Law School Students, Technology Is the Answer

2017-05-23+0000| | Community, Education & Certification, Law Firm

051717-technology-for-law-students.pngThis article originally appeared in Law Technology Today.

Which word doesn’t belong: data, analytics, lawyer, or software?

There’s no right answer, because technology is bringing sweeping changes to the legal profession.

According to a Robert Half survey, eight in 10 corporate lawyers said their collaboration with IT specialists has increased during the past two years. And law firms increasingly find they must hire attorneys who are already well versed in the tools of the trade to satisfy the demands of these corporate legal clients.

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e-Discovery Sanctions Update: The Lawyer’s Computer, the Iron Rooster, and Rule 37(e)

2017-05-23+0000| | Legal Update, In-house Counsel, Law Firm

051517-new-case-law-3.pngTwo technological events bring fear and loathing to many of us: trying to trade in a defective mobile phone, and walking up to our personal computer and finding it’s fried—in the words of Dickens, dead as a doornail.

In a significant week for e-discovery case law, we’ve had two decisions over the past few days where these hassles have landed litigants—including an attorney—in the hot water of e-discovery sanctions proceedings.

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Experience the Modern e-Discovery Story [VIDEO]

2017-05-23+0000| | In-house Counsel, ECA & Investigation, Relativity Product Spotlight

051117-connected-experience-fest-video-2.pngCorporate legal teams are bringing more e-discovery expertise in-house—and finding ways to save time and money on processes beyond litigation.

Still, while corporate counsel are getting more savvy, their projects continue to get more complex. Data volumes continue to grow, information moves and lives across borders more often than ever, and the technology behind it all never stops evolving. That means in-house minds often need outside support.

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New Data: Employee Data Habits May Increase Corporate Legal Risk

2017-05-23+0000| | In-house Counsel, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

051017-employee-big-data-habits-and-employer-risk.pngThis article originally appeared on Law360.

In our daily work lives, we see a fair amount of anecdotal evidence indicating many of us engage in workplace behaviors that put our personal privacy and company data at risk.

But, how serious is the problem?

To find out, kCura recently commissioned a Harris Poll survey conducted between December 28, 2016, and January 18, 2017, included 1,013 U.S. adults age 18 and over who were employed full-time or part-time, working in a traditional office setting for at least 50 percent of the time (referred to as “employees” throughout) to get a better idea of just what employee behaviors may be putting corporate enterprises—and themselves—at risk.

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The Best of Relativity Fest London: Our Favorite Quotes about e-Disclosure, Brexit, and More

2017-05-23+0000| | International, Community

050817-Fest-London-Quote-Roll-up.pngWith our London event growing to become the largest e-disclosure conference in the UK, as well as undergoing a transformation into Relativity Fest London this year, we thought it was time to roll it into our bigger e-discovery conference tradition: sharing our favorite quotes from the speakers (and live-tweeters) after the event.

Read through the notable highlights below, and let us know what stood out to you in the comments or @RelativityFest on Twitter.

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Underwriting e-Discovery Risk with ECA in the Insurance Industry

2017-05-23+0000| | In-house Counsel, ECA & Investigation, Law Firm, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Insurance02.pngOriginally published in early 2016, this post highlights some important considerations for professionals in an industry that helps protect our everyday economy. It continues to get attention today, so we're republishing it in case you'd like to take another look.

Property insurance keeps our business and personal lives afloat. The common risks we take to go about our everyday lives—the risk that our home will be burglarized, for example, or that we'll cause a car accident on our way home from work—could be catastrophic if we didn’t have policies in place to protect us from the consequences when those risks come to fruition.

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How Two Law Schools are Making the Grade for e-Discovery Education

2017-05-23+0000| | Community, Education & Certification

050417-making-the-grade-for-ediscovery-education.pngWe can talk all we want about trends: more and more law schools are embracing the need to introduce technical skills to their curriculum. But what do those programs look like in action?

Whether it’s a mature, battle-tested course that’s been in place for years or a new one just beginning to take off, faculty are getting creative with the ways they teach legal technology, data analysis, and e-discovery to their students. To get some insight into just how these lessons are playing out, we connected with Janice Hollman and a few of our Relativity Academic Partners. Check out these examples from the spectrum of modern academic offerings for tomorrow’s attorneys.

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GDPR: The New Driver for Good Information Governance

2017-05-23+0000| | Information Governance, In-house Counsel, International, Law Firm

Alverez & Marsal_Presentation.pngThis article was originally published by Alvarez & Marsal, and offers an informative look at the necessary coexistence of GDPR compliance and sound information governance.

“Information is the oil of the 21st century” and organizations are amassing and storing more than ever before. According to the Gartner group, data is growing 40-60 percent year-over-year. For enterprises to successfully manage this exponential growth of information, they must first understand what data they have across the enterprise and how it will affect their operations. Gaining that knowledge is the first step toward developing an information governance (IG) strategy that will extract more value from data and minimize the costs and risks associated with managing it.

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What Does e-Discovery Look Like to the Next Generation?

2017-05-23+0000| | Community

042717-TOKTWD-Feature-Image.pngIf you work in the US, you may have noticed a few new (smaller) faces on your commute this morning. No, you’re not in some Freaky Friday situation—today is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, a national holiday that lets kids experience first-hand a day in the life of a grownup.

Here at kCura, we’ve got rugrats roaming the halls and partaking in fun and educational activities (and very little software development, we promise). Unlike last year, though, we won’t interrupt them to learn what they think their mom or dad does all day.

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