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We have all become used to the idea of extracting insights from litigation docket data. But regulatory analytics appearto be emerging as an exciting new area for practice and competitive insights. Intelligize just launched a new feature which offers interactive Insights derived from from No Action letters enabling lawyers and financial analysts to glean quick insights into No Action Letter grants and denials by company, issue an law firm. No action letters are used…
Even though the government is shutdown, Voxgov is still “listening.”  Since 2014 Voxgov has been ingesting and analyzing every statement, report, newsletter and tweet from over 14,000 government websites and social media accounts. To date they have collected almost 50 million pages! I asked Robert Dessau, voxgov Founder and CEO  if he  could provide some  insights into the statements of official Washington since the start of the shutdown. The word cloud images included in this post are previews…
Please mark your calendar for a Private Law Librarians and Information Professionals (PLLIP) Webinar from the Education and Professional Development Committee: Feb 6, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST Start It or Stop It? Jump Starting Initiatives and Innovation in 2019 Description: Listen in on a lively conversation that will help you jump start your new year! Since 2013, Jean O’Grady has been conducting a Start Stop survey via her blog, Dewey B Strategic.…
Today I am launching a new “Hits and Misses” survey which will replace the annual “Start Stop” Survey.  The new survey is more structured and should only take 5 to 7 minutes to complete. Please take a few minutes to share your insights on the state of legal publishing industry practices, products and technology. You can access the survey HERE. This is an anonymous survey,  however respondents who wish to be entered in a…
Normally the top blog posts are  heavily weighted with posts which introduced readers to new products.  While readers remained interested in innovative products, this year  readers were also intensely interested in w legal publishing and technology company layoffs, expansions, pricing policies and content strategies. What do these changes say about the state of the legal information market ? Will these trends continue into 2019 ?  I for one think that the coming year will bring …
Last week Lex Machina hosted a panel discussion on the value of analytics in the practice of law. The panel was moderated by Josh Becker, Chairman, Lex Machina and Jackie Bell, Sr. Reporter, Law360. The Panel included 4 of the 5  The 2018 Data Driven Lawyer award  recipients: Eric Falkenberry, Partner, DLA Piper, Kate Gaudry, Senior Associate, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Evan Moses, Shareholder/Co-Chair, National Class Action Practice, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak…
Thanks to  the two professionals   who provided comments  for today’s post . West KM and Drafting Assistant “I can attest that few have WestKM anymore and most have cancelled the product. Practical Law has taken the place of WestKM for many firms. with a vast collection of model documents and precedents. However, with the continued high pricing of PL, there has been an incremental wave of buyers canceling the product for the less favorable Practice Advisor.…
In a recent post Thomson Reuters to Layoff 3,200 Staff Through 2020, Close Offices and Eliminate Products – Which Legal Products Might Die? I asked readers to provide their insights into the impact of Thomson Reuters layoffs on products and support. Readers have highlighted several products which they think are in jeopardy due to the recent layoffs at Thomson Reuters. Those products are eBillingHub, Monitor Suite,…
The American Association of Law Libraries has extended the deadline for members to complete the State of the Profession Survey until December 14,  2018. AALL Members were emailed the survey on November 8th. “The ultimate objective of the survey is to deliver a report to identify, clarify, and support the value of your individual and collective roles. The survey aims to understand the impact of significant challenges we have faced while shining a bright light…
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