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The Business of Litigation: CLE Virtual Panel Series

LexisNexis is proud to present an innovative panel series on “The Business of Litigation.” You will hear industry leaders from corporations, outside counsel and academia discuss and debate the issues surrounding managing matters more efficiently and more cost-effectively. The series will also address how technology provides solutions but adds complexity and raises novel ethical issues. Presented in conjunction with Adam Smith, Esq., these live panels will be delivered to your desk via a new technology – virtual panel discussions, or vPanels, providing the dynamism of panel discussions without having to leave your office. vPanel technology is powered by Shift Worldwide.

For complete details of each vPanel click here.

Special Note – Each virtual panel is approved for CLE credit. ‘Ethical Considerations’ is approved for one Ethics credit. State restrictions may apply.

The Business of Litigation


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Type Quantity
July 15th at 2:00ET – Ethical Considerations of Outsourcing
Approved for 1 Ethics credit

Event Details

Maximizing Results of Early Case Assessment

Thursday, June 10, 2010, 2:00pm ET
Approved for 1 General CLE credit

The goal of “ECA” is to estimate the risk—in time, money, and conceivably reputation—of defending a disputed matter rather than attempting to reach a quick settlement. For the well over 90% of all matters that settle before trial, discovery is the primary expense and, particularly in the age of e-discovery, the financial burden can be substantial. There are new and increasingly potent tools your firm can deploy to ad-dress that issue. You’ll hear from corporate and outside counsel that have longstanding experience with ECA about what they’ve learned works and what doesn‘t work. This panel will discuss how ECA can connects the dots from document holds to e-discovery and full case analysis.”

The Discipline and Benefits of Project Management

Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 2:00pm ET
Approved for 1 General CLE credit

Project management is nothing more than rationally supervising the process of (a) deploying resources (b) which have associated costs (c) against tasks (d) to accomplish specified objectives. Viewed this way, disputed matters and transactions are simply types of projects, albeit sophisticated ones. Learn more about how project management can help make alternative billing models more predictable, transparent, and effective, including:

  • Why your firm needs to focus on continually improving project management skills
  • Developing ways to more readily provide budget updates to clients
  • Ensuring that lawyers are skilled at clarifying and communicating expectations and guiding the engagement process
  • Implementing processes to review performance at the end of an assignment, or sooner, if need (“Lessons Learned”)
  • Applying the appropriate staffing model that provides the needed skills at an acceptable value.

Ethical Considerations of Outsourcing, Offshoring and Cloudsourcing

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 2:00pm ET
Approved for 1 Ethics credit

Outsourcing—particularly to third-party providers in remote locations—is here to stay. Similarly, there is a trend towards computing “in the cloud” (GoogleDocs is probably the most familiar example), which spares your firm painful and expensive software in-stallations and upgrades, enhances collaboration, and makes your work available 24/7 from any device that can get online. But what are the ethical implications in sharing confidential documents and work product with third parties? Learn what you need to know to disaggregate intelligently. Firms will find it essential to mine and analyze data they have ignored. Competitive intelligence (focusing on the external environment), business intelligence (focusing on firms’ internal processes), and knowledge management will be new growth sectors inside law firms. Be sure you stay strictly within the bounds of the profession’s ethical traditions

Moderator:  Kevin Stehr, Vice-President, LexisNexis Litigation & Research Solutions

Panelists include:

  • Tom Birsic, Partner and Litigation Practice Leader, K&L Gates
  • Jamie A. Brown, Director, Fennemore Craig, P.C.
  • David Burt, DuPont Corporate Counsel
  • Rick Rose, General Counsel, Calgon Carbon
  • Bruce MacEwan, Founder, Adam Smith Esq.
  • Other panelists to be announced
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