The lawyer's guide to collaboration tools and technologies /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Mighell, Tom
Other Authors: Kennedy, Dennis M., 1958-
Format: Book
Published: Chicago : Law Practice Management Section, American Bar Association, c2008
Edition:1st ed
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Table of Contents:
  • Collaboration at the crossroads
  • Collaboration inside the firm
  • Collaboration outside the firm
  • First steps
  • The benefits of improved document collaboration and using document collaboration tools
  • Basic collaboration on documents
  • Creating a document online - Getting started with the major players
  • Working simultaneously on a document
  • Hidden dangers, security and metadata
  • The benefits of collaboration in lawsuits and transactions
  • Instant collaboration - From conference calls to IM
  • How to hold a meeting on the Internet
  • Simple project management - Basecamp
  • Setting up a simple extranet or deal room
  • Email as a collaboration platform
  • Sharepoint
  • Collaborating inside and outside the office : intranets and extranets
  • Adobe acrobat
  • Wikis - Web collaboration
  • Other Web 2.0 collaboration tools
  • Specialized and high-end collaboration platforms
  • Must-have features for your collaboration tools
  • Free vs. pay
  • Involving clients in your decisions and choices
  • Determining which factors will drive your strategic planning
  • Getting the word out to your collaborators
  • Ethics, metadata, and other practical issues
  • Ownership, control, and other legal issues
  • Potential pitfalls of collaboration - Where to be wary
  • Implementing collaboration tools
  • Recommended choices for common scenarios
  • from solos to large firms
  • Creating a culture of collaboration
  • The future of collaboration in the practice of law