Technology in Practice: The Blog

Technology in Practice is an annual litigation technology conference that provides educational and practical content for Canadian legal professionals. It is hosted by Commonwealth Legal and supported by our technology partners and fellow industry experts.

Celebrating Canada 150

Jun 30, 2017 5:03:46 PM | Marketing

Happy Canada Day! 

To celebrate this momentous milestone in our country's history, we're sharing 5 facts about Canada and the technology industry.

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Topics: Industry

EDRM Launches Security Audit Questionnaire

Mar 22, 2017 1:45:59 PM | Chris Plauschinn

The article EDRM Releases Security Audit Questionnaire with Focus on E-Discovery Security was recently published on Legaltechnews.com by Legaltech News Editor, Zach Warren.

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Topics: Industry, Chris Plauschinn

A New York Legal Week 2017 in review

Feb 14, 2017 4:46:42 PM | Lindsay Duprey

The newly coined New York Legal Week 2017 (formerly Legal Tech) came to a close just over a week ago. I have lost count, but I believe this marked my 10th consecutive year in attendance. As always, the week unfolded as a reunion of sorts, a meeting of the minds, and an opportunity to put your finger on the pulse of the eDiscovery market. It was not as busy as I remember from previous years, and the exhibit floor was far less congested, but there was a general feeling of stability and maturity for the industry.

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Topics: Industry, Lindsay Duprey

Is Technology Alone the Driving Force For Innovation?

Feb 10, 2017 4:28:27 PM | Marketing

The Global Legal Post recently posted the article Law Society Urges Firms to Harness the Power of Automation written by Kathryn Higgins, Corporate Counsel Writer and Editor for The Global Legal Post.

“Technology by itself will not bring innovation to a firm. What will is a better understanding of business issues and the points where technology and business come together, and how that can be better understood and developed".

In today's world we are constantly surrounded by the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and of course "All Things Social". But is technology alone the driving force for innovation?

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Topics: Industry

Building a Business Case to Drive Change

Feb 1, 2017 4:26:01 PM | Natasha Doucas

Published on Canadianlawyermag.com is the article Get Ready for the Legal Tech Revolution! published by the General Counsel for Nissan Canada, Inc., Fernando Garcia.

Implementing change is one of the biggest challenges in managing a law firm or any organization. In order to drive change and for true impact and success of any new initiative, especially around technology, it is imperative to assess and calculate the ROI.

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Topics: Industry, Natasha Doucas

Achieving Goals By Adopting a "Growth Mindset"

Jan 27, 2017 1:42:52 PM | Lindsay Duprey

Last week kCura's Chief People Officer, Dorie Blesoff, wrote a very timely article on the Relativity Blog about Adopting a Growth Mindset for the New Year

The perspective of this article is a great reminder to set goals in order to grow and thrive in today’s “VUCA” world (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous). Rapid technology advancement and information overload coupled with seemingly limitless opportunity can make it difficult to stay focused and achieve; particularly in the absence of clear goals. 

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Topics: Industry, Lindsay Duprey

The disconnect between what clients want versus what lawyers sell

Dec 1, 2016 1:39:58 PM | Marketing

Published on Lawyerist.com is an interesting and provocative article from the blog's Founder and Editor-in-Chief Sam GloverWhat Clients Want v. What Lawyers Sell

It is a good reminder of how important it is for all organizations to recognize that clients are looking for tangible solutions to their problems and are less engaged by product features or professional credentials. With increased options available in the market, the need to truly connect with and understand your client's needs is the strongest differentiator. 

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Topics: Industry

Is the traditional law firm model "gone the way of the dodo"?

Mar 4, 2015 3:14:50 PM | Jennifer Johnson

Earlier this month, Lexpert Business of Law put out the article, Transformative Practice: will the traditional law firm model dominate much longer in Canada?, which comments on the current and changing state of the Canadian law firm market. It's a worth-while read, but what really resonated with me was this quote:

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Topics: Jennifer Johnson, Industry