OK … so that’s not exactly what the DC Bar said, but take a moment and think about what two recent DC ethics opinions are suggesting. The Bar opinions note that many e-discovery vendors providing document review services are either a) practicing law without a license (opinion 21-12), or b) splitting fees improperly with non-lawyers (opinion 362

Yet another 2011 ILTA Conference chance meeting lead to an interesting Q&A with Jim McGann VP of Information Discovery at Index Engines. In my prior role at Fulbright, I worked with the e-discovery practice group on developing ideas for building client relationships. As part of this we offered a “Litigation Readiness Audit” to help

In the last post in this series on law firm profitability, we examined the implications of shifting from a cost-plus business model to a margin model for law firms. The bottom-line is that firms need to reduce the number of hours it takes to provide a service, and/or reduce the average cost per hour for

I’ve seen a couple of articles on VaporStream’s “Electronic Conversation Software”. The idea is that you can send communications that look a lot like e-mail, but the communication is temporary, exists in the cloud, and resides in your computers RAM (temporary memory). Once the communication is over, it disappears and cannot be recovered, even through

Computing in the Cloud (f.k.a. SaaS, Hosted Applications, ASP, Thin Client computing, etc.) is all the rage these days. And it incites a high level of emotion amongst both its supporters and detractors. Those holding back against the Cloud trend point to security of information (for lawyers this is your clients’ information) as

There comes a point in time where you have to shake your head and say that we’ve created something that is unsustainable. Whether it was the Dot Com bubble in the 90’s or the Housing bubble this decade, there is a point in which you have to stand back and say that reality is going