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JoAnna Forshee / InsideLegal.com
Atlanta, GA
Founder of InsideLegal - the insider's guide to doing business in legal technology.
Interests: Law firm technology, innovation and disruption, market research, competitive intelligence, technology purchasing patterns and buying influences, use of social media in legal
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‘Pre’ Legalweek New York began today with various premium boot camp-style intensives but Tuesday’s ‘State of the Industry’ general session at 9AM (Grand Ballroom West) marks the official kick-off for Legalweek 2018. I had a chance to touch base with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at InsideLegal
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If you are looking for basic tradeshow tips such as "wear comfortable shoes", "plot out who you want to meet ahead of time" and "bring business cards", etc. this isn't the post for you. This is a post based on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at InsideLegal
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Starting next week, we will join a few thousand people at what will be our 19th edition of Legaltech New York (LTNY). 2018 will mark the second year that LTNY is part of an expanded Legalweek format, with three days... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2018 at InsideLegal
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Happy New Year. While many of us are more than happy to leave 2017 in the rear view, we did want to point out some worthwhile content you may have missed at the tail end of last year. In late... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at InsideLegal
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InsideLegal's Jobst Elster writes a bi-monthly column "Thinking out Cloud" for the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) member publication, Legal Management. As you probably figured out, he focuses on all things cloud computing related in this series. Below are the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at InsideLegal
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Next week, a few thousand people will convene at Legaltech New York (LTNY), part of an expanded Legalweek format, for three days of exhibitions, networking and legal technology sessions. To give an overview of what will be covered in those... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at InsideLegal
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International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), and InsideLegal, the insider’s guide to doing business in legal technology, today released the findings of the “2016 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey” (survey). The survey, which is distributed to all ILTA member law firms, includes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at InsideLegal
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ILTACON 2016 is upon us... and another ILTACON conference also means an opportunity for us to offer a series of educational sessions to the ILTACON exhibitor community. InsideLegal has been partnering with ILTA for the past 12 years to produce... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at InsideLegal
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At ILTACON 2015 we released the 10th annual ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey which highlights the purchasing and budgeting habits of ILTA member law firms. One of the most popular questions included in the survey each year covers the technology purchases... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at InsideLegal
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Spring has Sprung and so has the legal/legal IT award season. While most legal associations, related special interest groups as well as many vendor user conferences have some sort of an award program, there are a handful more than worthy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at InsideLegal
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Once the grandparents start telling you to check out the newest family photos they uploaded to the cloud, you know cloud computing has hit Main Street. Cloud technologies are not only changing the consumer game, but increasingly making headlines within... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at InsideLegal
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The ABA TECHSHOW, edition #30, is taking place at the Hilton Chicago this week (March 16-19). The 2016 ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board is chaired by law practice management expert and Affinity Consulting partner Steven Best and features 18 educational tracks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at InsideLegal
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Steve Best - Chair ABA TECHSHOW 2016 The 30th Anniversary of the ABA TECHSHOW is just around the corner, taking place at the Chicago Hilton, March 17-19 - coinciding with the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Chicago. The 2016 conference... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at InsideLegal
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In a couple of weeks, a few thousand people will convene at Legaltech New York (LTNY) for 3 days of exhibitions, networking and legal technology sessions. To give an overview of what will be covered in those sessions, we have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2016 at InsideLegal
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Listen to the Podcast Recently, the Association of Legal Administrator's (ALA) Legal Management Talk Podcast invited InsideLegal to share some highlights from the results of our 2015 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey (Survey). Since 2006, we have partnered with the International... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at InsideLegal
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Recently, the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) commissioned InsideLegal's Jobst Elster to conduct a follow-up to his "Getting Comfortable in the Cloud" cover article featured in the May 2015 issue of its member publication, Legal Management. In the October issue,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at InsideLegal
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In the 2015 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey we asked ILTA member law firms to list technology consultancies they work with. Given that 92% of respondents indicated using outside consultants, we anticipated an interesting, yet telling response pool. The official question... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at InsideLegal
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On Monday, we released the 2015 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey which includes detailed technology budget data; updated information on firms’ purchasing influences and patterns; legal IT department trends and challenges; and expansive sections on specific legal technology purchases – both... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at InsideLegal
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Download 2015 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), and InsideLegal, the insider’s guide to doing business in legal technology, today released the findings of the “2015 ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey” (survey). The survey, which is distributed to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at InsideLegal
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We at InsideLegal have been partnering with ILTA to co-produce the Vendor Education Program at the ILTA Annual Conference since 2004. For our twelfth year anniversary, we will be offering our popular "InsideLegal Market Flash Course" that outlines the best... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at InsideLegal
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Award shows, 'best of show' galas and fancy award ceremonies are dime a dozen ... especially the legal community has its fair share of 'attaboys' recognizing any legal-themed superlatives you can think of. And there's the Fastcase 50, an annual... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at InsideLegal
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With ILTACON 2015 (new name, same amazing programming) just around the corner (46 days and counting), we figured the timing was right to share our recently updated ILTA Social Media Cheat Sheet. You'll find all ILTACON/ILTA-specific social channels and links... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at InsideLegal
The 5th Annual Super Marketing Conference 2015 - co-sponsored by Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP) and the American Bar Association Law Practice Division (ABA) - will focus on the theme "Social Marketing Strategies" and will be held June... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at InsideLegal
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Legaltech News (formerly Law Technology News) recently announced the finalists of the 2015 Legaltech News Innovation Awards, which recognizes both outstanding achievement by legal professionals in their use of technology and vendors across 20 categories. The 2015 Innovation Awards finalists... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at InsideLegal
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Browning Marean In August 2014, the legal community lost a great friend. Browning Marean, a Partner at DLA Piper, touched the personal and professional lives of many within the legal sector. In honor or Browning’s work in the litigation field... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at InsideLegal