August 18, 2023

Why Effective Legal Ops Management Makes Business Sense and Frees Up Lawyers to Practice Law

“You can have the best tool in the world, but if nobody’s using it, it’s a failure.”   That’s just one of many insights from UpLevel […]
July 9, 2023

Why Legal Teams Should be Agile Like Foxes and Not Defensive Like Hedgehogs

Richard Jolly of Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management explains that many in the legal industry are likely hedgehogs. They are subject matter experts with deep expertise in one area, but in a rapidly changing world, the ability to adapt like a fox is increasingly important.
March 24, 2022

Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs) – Common Use Cases

Common tasks handled by ALSPs include Contract Review and Lifecycle Management, E-discovery and Legal Document Review, Compliance and Investigation support and Flexible Legal Staffing.
February 10, 2022

Overview: The Three Types of Forensic Collections – Physical vs. Logical vs. Targeted

Generally, there are three primary types of forensic image collection techniques: 1) creating a physical forensic image of the device; 2) collecting a logical image; or 3) doing a targeted collection of device data.
October 5, 2021

Cyber Security Best Practices for Legal

In the latest episode of the Technically Legal Podcast, Matthew Holland, CEO of Field Effect, explains why law firms & legal departments are hacker targets and talks cyber security best practices.
July 19, 2021

Legal Operations Maturity Models – An Overview

A maturity model measures an organization's continuous improvement in a particular discipline and the use of people, process and tech. Maturity models can (and should) be used in legal ops.
June 2, 2021

Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSP): A Look at the Value and Benefits

Using ALSPs saves money not only because of lower rates, but efficiencies gained from specialization, technology and project management techniques.
May 5, 2021

6 Ways to Keep Communications with Legal Vendors & Consultants Confidential

Attorney work product doctrine generally shields communications between attorneys and legal consultants, but steps must be taken to preserve confidentiality.
April 21, 2021

Data Retention Policies and Legal Hold Practices – Time to Revisit Because of Remote Work?

A distributed workforce may present different document retention and preservation challenges than when employees are in the office.