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  • November 17, 2006

computers in the legal market

And now for something completely different......to borrow a phrase. One of my friends asked me to do some research for him. The question is "What do lawyers need computers for". I thought I would start my search and find out what Oracle does in the legal field.

Business intelligence appears to be a big part of law firms. http://searchoracle.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid41_gci1155993,00.html

Storing confidential information also appears to be important.

Records management appears to be important as well
http://www.pa-lawfirmconsulting.com/articles.htm#records
http://www.americanconference.com/docretention.htm

Separation of duties and conflict of interest also appear to be important.

search engines appear to be important as well.
http://www.legaline.com/2006_10_01_lawsites_archive.html
  - 12.5% firms have search engines

collaboration and document sharing

knowledge management
http://www.systems-thinking.org/kmgmt/kmgmt.htm

document repository like Ringtail hosted by Fulbright and Jaworski
http://www.fulbright.com/images/publications/GenericRingtailPresentation.swf

blogging, web site management, e-newsletters
http://www.legaline.com/2006_10_01_lawsites_archive.html

portals for....
witness preparation, deposition and hearing transcripts, trial preparation.
http://www.ftiringtail.com/web/

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