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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

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

search engines appear to be important as well.
  - 12.5% firms have search engines

collaboration and document sharing

knowledge management

document repository like Ringtail hosted by Fulbright and Jaworski

blogging, web site management, e-newsletters

portals for....
witness preparation, deposition and hearing transcripts, trial preparation.

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