Category «Legal Technology»

Features – Ground Zero: Will You Survive the Internet Explosion? One Firm’s Story

Ground Zero: Will You Survive the Internet Explosion? One Firms’ Story By John Hokkanen

John Hokkanen , Chief Knowledge Counsel, heads the Knowledge Services Department at Alston & Bird in Atlanta, Georgia, and has acted as chief architect of the firms intranet and extranet applications. You may obtain a copy of his informational CD-ROM “Law Offices and the Internet” (which has a full copy of Pure Oxygen) by using the on-line form at .

Subjects: Features, Legal Technology

Notes from the Technology Trenches – April, 1999

Notes from the Technology Trenches By Roger Skalbeck

Published April 19, 1999

Roger Skalbeck is the Electronic Initiatives Librarian at Howrey & Simon in Washington, D.C., and is the Web Master of the Law Librarian’s Society of Washington, D.C. Current work activities cover myriad aspects of electronic research resource evaluation, intranet content development, as well as research and technology training, all from a librarian’s point of view. This column reflects the personal views of the author, which are not necessarily those of his employer or any other organization. This column, of course, is 100% free of any legal advice.

Subjects: Notes from the Technology Trenches, Technology Trends

Features – Electronic Discovery – Or, the Byte that Bit

Electronic Discovery – Or, the Byte that Bit By George Socha

George Socha is a shareholder with Halleland Lewis Nilan Sipkins & Johnson whose practice focuses on complex toxic tort, products liability, and commercial litigation. George also concentrates on the effective use of technology to support and enhance the practice of law. In addition to overseeing the firm’s selection, implementation and use of computer technology, Mr. Socha is co-chair of the Subcommittee on Litigation Technologies, Committee on Corporate Counsel, ABA Section of Litigation; a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Technology Committee; and a member of the ABA TechShow’s advisory board. He served as an ABA liaison to the group that created the Uniform Task Based Management System and on the ABA Working Group on Litigation Support Software Guidelines. He has written and lectured extensively on the use of technology in the practice of law. Mr. Socha received a J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1987.

Subjects: Courts & Technology, Features, Legal Technology

Features – A Review of West’s Intranet ToolKit

A Review of West’s Intranet Toolkit By Susan Charkes

Susan Charkes is the Systems Librarian for Dechert Price & Rhoads in Philadelphia. Ms. Charkes practiced law in New York City for 7 years before becoming involved in the information professions. She has held positions in technology consulting and electronic publishing, as well as in corporate information services for Warner-Lambert Co. and other organizations. She received a BA in English from The University of Chicago, a JD from Columbia University and an MLS from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Ms. Charkes is Director/Web Manager of the Philadelphia Chapter of Special Libraries Association.

Subjects: Features, Intranets, Product Reviews, Westlaw

Latest Links – Burwell World Directory of Information Brokers, etc…

(Posted March 15, 1999; Archived April 1, 1999)

Margaret's BioBurwell World Directory of Information Brokers

This site includes nearly 1,000 listings of information retrieval experts in thirty-eight countries in its database. Listings include company name, address, contact, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, website url, subjects covered, services, company description, databases searched, hours of operation, fees, memberships, and publications, language expertise, country experience, foreign database experience, and telephone experience.

Subjects: Internet Resources - Web Links, Latest Links

Features – VersusLaw’s V.: A View through the Southern California Online Users Group Rating Scale Lenses

VersusLaw’s V.: A View through the Southern California Online Users Group Rating Scale Lenses By T.R. Halvorson

T. R. Halvorson is a lawyer in sole practice in Sidney, MT, President of Pastel Programming Co. , and author of How to Avoid Liability: The Information Professional’s Guide to Negligence and Warranty Risks and Legal Liability Problems in Cyberspace: Craters in the Information Highway.

Subjects: Features, Online Legal Research Services

Notes from the Technology Trenches – March, 1999

Notes from the Technology Trenches By Elizabeth H. Klampert

Published March 15, 1999

Elizabeth H. Klampert is the Director of Library Services for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Ms. Klampert was formerly a litigator for five years, specializing in professional liability litigation. Before attending law school, she was a corporate librarian for twelve years, holding management positions in libraries in a number of large organizations, including Rainier National Bank in Seattle, Deloitte & Touche, and Merrill Lynch, both in New York. She received both her BA in English and MLS from the University of Washington in Seattle. She received her JD at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York.

Subjects: Notes from the Technology Trenches, Technology Trends