Five Rules to Inform

Five Rules to Inform Legal Technology Selection: Legal Tech Trends

My latest blog post for IPRO’s blog discusses five rules to inform legal technology selection (duh!). These are rules that could apply to selection of any technology solution, not just eDiscovery and information governance, but that’s where the discussion is focused, because after all, this is an eDiscovery blog! 🙂

Whether you’re a partner at a law firm, General Counsel at a Corporation or a leader of legal services within a government agency, you can’t accomplish the goals of your legal team efficiently and effectively without leveraging technology. But many legal “chiefs” within organizations don’t know what to look for when selecting a technology solution to support their teams – they are experts in managing legal workflows and tasks, not understanding the ins and outs of technology solutions.

While legal leaders within organizations may not understand the technology, there is no avoiding the fact that their involvement in the purchasing process is vital to ensure that technology selection addresses the needs of the organization. Even if they leverage a technical resource to assist with software selection, it’s their teams who need to use the technology to accomplish legal objectives, so their involvement in the selection process is mandatory.

With that in mind, I’ve provided five rules to inform legal technology selection that are rules that apply whether your organization is considering a solution to support workflows for information governance, eDiscovery or any other business function. They are not specific features to look for – the “must have” features are always evolving to support changing requirements. Instead, they are five maxims to guide the selection process that can help ensure a successful outcome to support your organization’s technology needs today and tomorrow.

So, what are the five rules to inform legal technology selection? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. It’s just one extra click!  😉

So, what do you think? What is important to you when selecting a technology solution? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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Disclaimer: The views represented herein are exclusively the views of the author, and do not necessarily represent the views held by my employer, my partners or my clients. eDiscovery Today is made available solely for educational purposes to provide general information about general eDiscovery principles and not to provide specific legal advice applicable to any particular circumstance. eDiscovery Today should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a lawyer you have retained and who has agreed to represent you.

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