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Keely McKee

Keely McKee is a member of the marketing communications team at kCura, specializing in content development.

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4 Ways to Grow Your Business at Relativity Fest

2017-07-27+0000| | Community, Law Firm

4 Ways to Grow Your Business at Relativity FestIn an industry where you need to stay up to date on the latest technology advancements and new courtroom decisions, there’s little time left to grow your career, business, and team.

That’s why this year at Relativity Fest we’ve created a professional development track, designed to help attendees find the sessions that will offer advice and insights about becoming a more effective leader, marketing your services, and advancing your career.

Here are four takeaways—as well as a few can’t-miss sessions—you’ll glean from the professional development track at Relativity Fest.

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[Videos] 5 Ways You Should Be Using Dashboards

2017-07-27+0000| | Review & Production, Litigation Support, Relativity Spotlight

5 Ways You Should Be Using DashboardsWith more and more data involved in e-discovery projects, it can be difficult to derive the story behind it. Visualizations help condense and display data in a way that’s easier to understand, so you can interact with it and take action.

At Relativity Fest London 2017, Relativity solutions specialist Clare Longworth walked through several scenarios where dashboards can improve your normal workflow and help you easily dig into and visualize data. Check out a recap of her session Creating Dashboards for Your Entire Case Lifecycle to learn five ways to use dashboards on your next project.

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name: 6 Networking Groups for In-House Counsel

2017-07-27+0000| | In-house Counsel, Community, Education & Certification

041817-In-house-Atty-Networking-Groups.pngIn-house counsel is required to foresee possible disasters, provide guidance when the worst-case scenario occurs, and translate legal situations and implications for executives. On top of these responsibilities, in-house counsel is now expected to learn new technology and help manage their organization’s data. It’s a lot. 

With this unique set of challenges, it’s important to connect with others who are in the same boat. 

While there are countless legal professional organizations to connect lawyers with one another, there are limited options for seeking advice and knowledge from other in-house counsel. We’ve compiled a few networking groups and opportunities specifically for you. Each offering differs, so take a look to find out which groups are best for your needs.

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4 Top-of-Mind Topics for UK e-Disclosure Experts

2017-07-27+0000| | International, Community, Law Firm, Litigation Support

041117-Top-of-Mind-Topics-in-UK.pngThe e-disclosure field is not for those adverse to change and uncertainty. It’s always been fast paced, but practitioners—especially those in the UK—are now facing a triad of changes in data privacy regulations, technology, and politics. While these types of changes are far from new to these professionals, there are higher stakes and more uncertainty with Brexit and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  

Ahead of Relativity Fest London, here are four topics on the minds of UK e-disclosure experts in our community as they keep up with this evolving landscape, as well as a few tips on how you can learn more about each subject. 

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4 Videos to Sum Up the Most Memorable e-Discovery Lessons from 2016

2017-07-27+0000| | Community

blog_4-most-memorable-edisc-lessons-2016.pngOur industry’s greatest lessons come from the experience and interaction of folks on the ground—those who execute on e-discovery every day. The slew of top-notch conferences we enjoy each year, such as Legaltech, ILTACON, and Relativity Fest, are the best places to share these lessons. As we begin planning for Relativity Fest 2017, taking place October 22 – 25 in Chicago, we can’t help but reflect on last year’s presentations and share a few of the most memorable ones. 

Here are four lessons that carry through 2017.

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Strength in Numbers: Community’s Role in e-Discovery

2017-07-27+0000| | Community

blog_strength-in-numbers-community.pngThe theory has been hypothesized in poetry and proven through science: no man is an island. Not only are social connections as important for humans as food and water, but psychologists have found that social interaction can improve learning as well as effective leadership. It’s only natural that we build relationships and look to others to learn, grow, and solve problems.

Since this is how our brains are wired, community plays a critical role in every part of our lives, including our careers. With constant changes to the law, technology, and the way we conduct business, e-discovery is no exception. As we work toward our common goal to discover the truth, we seek out others to not only resolve disputes, but to learn and find more efficient ways to do our jobs.

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8 Sessions to Top Your Legaltech 2017 Agenda

2017-07-27+0000| | Community, Education & Certification

blog_LTNY17-sessions.pngIt’s a time of year that legal professionals know all too well: the holiday lull has come to an end and you’re trading a plate of cookies in for a full plate of cases. It’s a new year and you’re embarking on new adventures to fulfill your resolutions. And, of course, Legaltech New York is approaching quickly.

Because your to-do list is full, we’ve compiled for you a list of what we think will be some of the best sessions of Legaltech 2017. With a range of topics to be covered, we hope these recommendations will spark some ideas for your agenda.

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Combating Global Corruption: Lessons from the ‘Jason Bournes’ of e-Discovery

2017-07-27+0000| | Analytics & Assisted Review, In-house Counsel, ECA & Investigation

111516-investigations-panel.pngWhen many hear words like “fraud,” “bribery,” and “corruption,” they imagine investigators traveling the globe, searching for clues to solve a corporate scandal, and ultimately putting the bad guy behind bars. But what is it actually like to investigate these crimes?

From the Panama Papers to the FIFA scandal, we’ve seen technology become imperative when investigating corruption across the globe. Here’s what attendees learned from a Relativity Fest panel, moderated by Control Risks principal David Deusner, and featuring Hogan Lovells litigation project manager Jeremy Burdge, as well as Control Risks partner Terry Chopiuk, director Mason Pan, and principal Daniel Rudder.

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Throwback: Jeff Salling’s Business Development Ideas for Relativity Fest-goers

2017-07-27+0000| | In-house Counsel, Community, Law Firm

QandA_orange-and-blue.pngWe recently announced that Daniel Pink, presenter of one of the top ten most popular TED Talks, will speak at Relativity Fest this October. Inspired by Daniel's work on the social side of business, we wanted to take another look at Jeff Salling's tips for making the most of your conversations at the show.

Finding a forum where an industry community can share ideas, ask questions, and discuss trends is invaluable. Every year, the kCura team strives to make tangible, actionable lessons the fuel for Relativity Fest because these lessons make a real difference in case teams’ effectiveness back in the office.

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Relativity Fest by the Numbers

2017-07-27+0000| | Community

blog_fest-graph.pngWe generally don’t use the blog to outright brag about our community, but we wanted to take a post to celebrate how they came together at last year’s Relativity Fest to share knowledge, make new connections, and have some fun.

Relativity Fest 2016 will be here before you know it. If you missed the conference last year—or are just feeling a little nostalgic—take a look at a statistical recap of Relativity Fest 2015.

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