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6 Ways Attorneys Can Keep Their Legal Writing Sharp On Projects

Attorneys cannot escape the importance of legal writing. This skill matters even when attorneys are not actively practicing or even technically working in a legal capacity. People have certain expectations of “attorneys” regardless of actual title or responsibilities. Those business people or colleagues will almost always defer to the attorney in the room. Attorneys looking …

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3 Considerations for Effective Delegation By Project Managers of Large eDiscovery Projects

In eDiscovery projects with large teams, it can seem impossible for a single project manager to perform all of their responsibilities from communication to training to using substantive case knowledge to perform quality control (QC). In such cases, strong project managers understand that this can only be accomplished with effective delegation of responsibility. It can …

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4 Reasons Why Transactional Attorneys Cannot Ignore Information Governance

Litigators and the IT department are not the only ones who must understand information governance and electronically stored information (ESI). Economic and technology factors have changed the way business is operated since the Great Recession. Transactional attorneys, whether in private practice or in-house, cannot provide effective representation without an understanding of the way data and …

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Four Ways Leadership Ensures Quality in eDiscovery Projects

Project managers are the main conduit between outside counsel and the review team in an eDiscovery project. Effective project managers utilize leadership techniques immediately at the project onset. They are knowledgeable in the protocols and are able to immediately interpret counsel’s protocols to the team as review begins. This dynamic between the various stakeholders makes …

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How to Make Your Social Media Presence Professional in the New Year

 Social media is expected in this market. It does not matter whether you are looking for a job or simply trying to maintain a professional network. Setting up a complete profile under the most common social media platforms is just the beginning. Unfortunately, many professionals fail to continue to invest the necessary time to maintain …

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Three Ways Project Managers Maximize Employee Value through Communication

I had an epiphany recently as I begin coaching youth basketball again this year. Leadership techniques that maximize each player’s value to the team look a lot like effective project management. Each player, or person, has different skills, interests and personalities that can be valuable. A good coach, or project manager, understands the characteristics of …

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Why Companies Really Hire Consultants

Consultants can have a negative reputation—particularly in this unstable legal market. A few bad seeds in the industry generate this bad buzz because they have checked out after cashing their checks, generated PowerPoints only to sit on a shelf or otherwise are entirely out of touch with reality. The industry is thriving despite this negative …

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