Putting Together an Effective Legal Strategy Session

Published Tue, May 19, 2020 by Debora Motyka Jones, Esq.

People often refer to the legal operations function as a “legal chief of staff.” In many ways, that characterization fits really well. One of the key elements of being a chief of staff is supporting your department’s daily operations. In order to do so effectively, you need to be clear on department strategy and ensure that everyone in the department is clear on the strategy as well. One of the best ways to drive this clarity and alignment across the group is to host an annual strategy session. As I mentioned in a prior post, it is helpful,...

Cybersecurity in eDiscovery: Protecting Your Data from Preservation through Production

Published Mon, May 18, 2020 by Sarah Ledgerwood

Now more than ever, data security has become priority number one, especially in the context of litigation and ediscovery. And as the worlds of ediscovery, information governance, and cybersecurity continue to rapidly converge, cybersecurity incidents are alarmingly on the rise, showcasing all of the weaknesses in an organization’s information governance system. Addressing cybersecurity continues to be a top challenge in ediscovery. Many are unsure if their own internal processes are safe, not to mention those of the vendors who manage their...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Data Science for Legal Demystified

Published Thu, May 14, 2020 by Erika Namnath

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Achieving eDiscovery Compliance Amidst the Ever-Evolving Cloud Landscape

Published Thu, May 14, 2020 by Sarah Ledgerwood

There’s a whirlwind of change sweeping across the globe right now, and I’m not just talking about COVID-19. In the legal world, companies both big and small are continuing their steady march toward migrating to the Cloud, and, in particular, moving their data landscape to Microsoft 365 (M365). Amongst this huge technological shift comes significant benefits derived from cloud computing, but also an accompanying landscape fraught with risk and previously unknown challenges. For example, as GDPR, CCPA, and other burgeoning privacy regulations...

Managing Your (Legal Ops) Budget with Five Simple Tips

Published Tue, May 12, 2020 by Debora Motyka Jones, Esq.

Have you created, or were handed, a budget but you don’t know where to start? Or, have you managed a budget for a while but want some other perspectives on what to look for throughout the year? Well this is the post for you. As I mentioned in my prior post about creating budgets, I have managed budgets for a long time in legal, operations, and other departments, as well as gotten input on this topic from many peers. Below you will find five of my top tips.

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