And Cisco is pushing its partners to use basic technologies like extranets, as well as Web enabled reporting tools that allow the company and law firm partners to share information. But beyond that, the company is somewhat vague about what it expects this technology revolution to look like, hoping law firms will initiate projects on their own. When pressed for examples of the kinds of technology they’d like to see, Chandler and others point to a couple of database projects. For example, the McGuireWoods law firm has created ContractBuilder, a database of contract templates clients can use. Also, they point to Reed Smith’s online database of privacy laws relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Clients can pay a fixed price to use the database to answer compliance questions. … [Read more...] about The Cisco Way
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House Democrats are proposing as much as $1.2 billion in new spending. Senate Republicans have offered a $307 million increase. Gov. Walz has proposed $882 million in new money. Those increases are on top of the more than $700 million the education budget is expected to increase because of growing enrollment and existing programs if lawmakers do nothing new. … [Read more...] about GOP and DFL start education negotiations nearly a billion dollars apart. Here are the big differences.
Hunoval leased 1,600 square feet in the current location in September 2010. He had started out handling 10 to 15 foreclosure files monthly, and in less than six months it grew to about 100. When he was offered an opportunity to expand into South Carolina, it was time to get bigger space. Now the count is about 500 monthly, with significant growth expected from the two new “whales,” if Hunoval’s LSS approach suits them. … [Read more...] about Foreclosure firm goes statistical to improve speed and quality
Paul Kiesel: Well, for me, most importantly it’s on the class actions that we do a number of. And the class representative needs to be adequate and needs to be basically approved by the court. So I let every one of the potential class representatives know that I’m gonna be doing a full background investigation into them. I get the social security number, I have a private investigator, and we do a full background search on them to find any skeletons in the closet. That’s my due diligence, not just for the handling of the case but the entire class itself. So I do that. … [Read more...] about Picking a Winner: How to Identify Great Contingency Cases
Swartz at Davies says there is some discussion in the Bar about how the CCAA is being used in connection with releases. “It used to be you got releases for officers and directors, then it got extended out to everybody and his brother. It got pushed very far in ABCP because it released all the financial institutions. … [Read more...] about Insolvency Ripple Effect