The Legal Technology Guidebook (Hardcover)

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This book explores the transformational impact of new technological developments on legal practice. More specifically, it addresses knowledge management, communication, and e-discovery related technologies, and helps readers develop the project management and data analysis skills needed to effectively navigate the current, and future, landscapes. It studies the impact of current trends on business practices, as well as the ethical, procedural, and evidentiary concerns involved.

Introducing novel interactive technologies as well as traditional content, the book reflects expertise from across the legal industry, including practitioners, the bench, academia, and legal technology consultants. All of the contributing authors currently teach aspiring lawyers and/or paralegals and have identified a gap in the available instructional material.

Rapid technology advances have radically changed the way we all live and work, and the legal profession is by no means exempt from the impact of these changes. In order to better assist their clients, and to better compete on the legal market, it is imperative for lawyers to understand the ethical, functional, and business consequences of new technologies on their respective practices. This book provides the necessary content by including legal technology texts, information about novel pedagogical technologies, helpful tools for managing legal technologies and IT staff, statistical methods, tips and checklists.


About the Author


John M. Facciola was appointed a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Columbia in 1997. Prior to being appointed to the bench, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan from 1969-1973, and was in private practice in the District of Columbia from 1974-1982. Judge Facciola joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in 1982 and served as Chief of the Special Proceedings section from 1989 until his appointment as Magistrate Judge. A frequent lecturer and speaker on the topic of electronic discovery, Judge Facciola is a member of the Georgetown Advanced E-Discovery Institute Advisory Board and a recipient of the Sedona Conference Lifetime Achievement Award. Kimberly Williams is the founder and CEO of RedShift Legal, Inc. She is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and pioneered the application of Six Sigma processes to legal service delivery domestically and abroad (in India, where she spent nearly two years). She has consulted extensively with both in-house and law firm clients on the application of these processes in various contexts requiring the optimal use of legal technology, including eDiscovery, contracts management, alternative fee arrangements, and other legal projects. Kimberly received her A.B. from Harvard University, and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, and practiced as a commercial litigation associate at Carter, Ledyard & Milburn and Loeb & Loeb. She is currently an adjunct professor of Legal Technology and Legal Project Management at New York Law School. Vincent M. Catanzaro is a member of Counsel with the law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, where he works with clients to develop best practices and untangle issues related to data preservation, litigation management and international and cross-border collection. Before joining Shook, he served as Senior Counsel, Global Discovery Manager for E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, where he was responsible for counseling the company on how best to comply with evolving legal standards relating to discovery. He is a current member of the Sedona Conference Working Group One on Electronic Document Retention and Production and Working Group Six on International Electronic Information Management, Discovery and Disclosure, a former faculty member of the Georgetown Law School Advanced e-Discovery Institute and Academy and Adjunct Professor at Widener University Legal Education Institute, a member of the Richard Herrmann Technology Inn of Court, and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. Peter McCann is a Founding Partner and Director of Legal Informatics of Loop, a Legal Services company leveraging patented Artificial Intelligence to provide answers to legal questions. A proud Legal Technology Futurist, Peter believes that technology is the key to solving the access to justice problem, and making the legal system operate as it was intended.Before Loop, he founded and operated e3 Discovery Consultants, a pioneering legal technology consultancy that educated attorneys on pertinent developments in the legal technology software space and facilitated relationships between lawyers and legal tech vendors. Prior to e3 he spent 10+ years practicing law in the eDiscovery/Legal Technology field. Peter received his B.A. from Penn State and his J.D. from Temple University. He currently holds various advisory board positions and serves as an adjunct professor at Wilmington University and Drexel University's Kline School of Law.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783319545226
ISBN-10: 3319545221
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: May 26th, 2017
Pages: 142
Language: English

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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