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LightGabler moves to an all-inclusive, cloud-hosted solution: Having ProLaw in the cloud for remote accessibility

LightGabler HeroEstablished in 2011 with seven staff, California-based employment law firm LightGabler has always been a very “tech-forward” firm — in fact, it has operated entirely paperless since its first day in operation. Today, it has 17 attorneys and a total team of 26 providing day-to-day employment advice and complex litigation counsel (in both federal and state courts) to businesses of all sizes and in all sectors. Since the firm’s inception it has been using ProLaw®, the comprehensive business management solution from Thomson Reuters, hosting it in the cloud.

LightGabler’s founders were already familiar with ProLaw, having used it successfully at the large firm where they previously worked. Running on relatively lean staff numbers, it was important to implement one solution that LightGabler could use for all of its practice management and matter management needs, including billing, timekeeping, accounting, reporting, contacts management, conflicts checks, and document control.

"I wanted a practice management program that can do it all, and I think ProLaw is the leader in that regard"

Jody Toerner, Executive Director

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Sponsored: CASE STUDY - ProLaw's scope for customization benefits Case Linden PC

Case Linden Hero

Civil litigation firm Case Linden PC has been making a name for itself representing businesses, executives, and professionals in U.S. state and federal courts since 2001. With a team of 22, including 10 attorneys covering a two-state area (Kansas and Missouri), the firm is a boutique with a big impact and counts top insurance companies among its clients. From its original focus on employment litigation, it has grown in size and scope to provide expertise on a range of other claims, from personal injury and wrongful death to toxic exposure.

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Sponsored: CASE STUDY - Howard Kennedy A future-proof solution that meets law firm needs today and tomorrow

Howard Kenney Hero

Founded 70 years ago, Howard Kennedy is a full-service firm that takes a very grounded yet agile approach to the business of law. While paying close attention to finding ways to improve its current operations, it also plays the long game in terms of anticipating future firm and client needs. Its use of 3E®, the comprehensive enterprise business management solution from Thomson Reuters, is central to both those imperatives.

The firm has more than 150 lawyers headquartered in the City of London with international reach across the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the U.S., advising clients in a range of sectors from private wealth to media and sport. 

The firm needed a management solution that had equally wide horizons, enabling it to streamline its back-office functions before turning its focus to customer-facing client service enhancements and innovations. In the words of Paul Roberts, Chief Operating Officer at Howard Kennedy, “We wanted an IT solution that would be future proof.”

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Sponsored: 3E Case Study - Foley Lardner

Foley Lardner Hero

Foley & Lardner LLP is a firm that maintains a clear focus on consolidating the strength of its current position while keeping one eye fixed firmly on the horizon. In that regard, it is continuously finding ways to improve its operations and service delivery to clients and adapt for the future.

A full-service firm whose practice can broadly be grouped into five main areas — intellectual property, commercial law, litigation, government advisory, and international work — it has 1,100 lawyers in offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. It chose to implement 3E®, the market-leading enterprise business management solution that enables firms to drive operational efficiency and growth through its advanced architecture, industry-leading security, and customizable platform.

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Top reasons law firms are accelerating digital transformation

What you will take away

Listen in as Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, and representatives at two top law firms discuss how they are accelerating their digital transformation to stay competitive in the legal industry.

Hear from your peers as they review why cloud accessibility is a business decision -- not an IT decision and what criteria they looked for as they evaluated today’s top technology and services.

Find out why your firm should be concerned with how well technology platforms collaborate with legal service providers and the different ecosystems that will drive growth benefitting you, your clients, and the communities you work with.

On-Demand recording accessible on your preferred audio player.

Stop, start, rewind to make sure you catch every insight whenever it works for you to learn the real value these firms are getting from their digital transformation.

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Myth vs Fact: Cloud trends in legal

In this fireside chat, you'll learn the trends in cloud services usage for the legal industry. Listen as lawyers from Microsoft and our legal technology expert at Thomson Reuters confront the myths of cloud usage by lawyers, law firms and legal departments along with the top cloud questions (and answers) law firms and legal departments ask.

Watch this this webcast to learn:

  • Global Cloud adoption in the legal industry
  • Trends in cloud services usage in the legal industry
  • Law firm and legal departments top cloud questions and answers
  • Advice to mid to large size law firms and legal departments about the cloud journey

Speakers

Dennis Garcia

Assistant General Counsel Microsoft

Alexander Simpson

Commercial Attorney Microsoft

Colleen Scimeca

Director Product Strategist Thomson Reuters

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How to get what you need (And what you want) Out of legal practice management software

get what you need out of legal practice management software Page 1Legal technology has made incredible strides in the last 10 years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. This is as true for the law firm's back office as it is for the front office. Just as the legal technology that supports such functions as research and timekeeping for lawyers has rapidly advanced, it has advanced at an equal pace for billing, matter management, and related functions for business managers.

This white paper will discuss the key considerations that firms should look at when reviewing potential practice management solutions.

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WHITE PAPER - HEAD FOR THE CLOUD IN A STORM: Maintaining your firm’s business continuity during a crisis

Head for the Cloud in a Storm business continuityWould your firm be able to function seamlessly if another pandemic or major business disruptionforced it back into operating virtually?

It’s a question many firms are grappling to answer.It’s a question many firms are grappling to answer.While the majority were able to adjust andmaintain remote business operations through initialshutdowns related to COVID-19, for most the processwas not easy or sustainable in the long term.

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e-Discovery Challenges Crop Up During WFH, Data Proliferation Period: Report

As underlying changes in technology proliferate, it is becoming increasingly difficult for litigators to successfully implement defensible e-discovery, argues a new white paper from software company Exterro. As such, the company has offered a number of ideas to help address these challenges.

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New e-Discovery Certification Backed By Hands-on, Real-world Simulations

Students and legal pros looking to gain expertise in the burgeoning e-discovery field can now take a new certificate course borne of a brand new partnership between two tech-based trade groups.

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