Law Technology Product News (Volume 5, Issue 11, p. 4, col. 1)
To develop an effective policy, firms must involve all staff,not just the MIS department.
By Henry L. Judy
Editor's note: The following are excerpts from a presentation made April 9, 1998 at the Legal Tech Net seminar in Washington, D.C.
The program was sponsored by Law Technology Product News, Law Journal Extra! and Corporate Presentations Inc.
As I thought about the policy aspects, I decided that I would present to you the thinking in that area by a particular group: the American Bar Association's Subcommittee on the Corporate Aspects of Information Technology or CAIT.
As a sub-unit of the ABA's Committee on the Law of Cyberspace, it is charged with developing for all corporations, both domestic and multi-national, a set of electronic communications policies, to bring to bear the most advanced thinking the entire Bar Association can put together on that subject, along with sample language to implement those policies. Hence, the material I will review with you today is consistent with my understanding of the current state of CAIT's thinking and draftsmanship.
Law Technology Product News (Volume 5, Issue 11, p. 6, col. 1)
How Akin Gump designed and implemented its Web site and what the firm learned enroute.
By Sandra Gonzalez and Mark Farmer
The use of the Internet to market law firms has received its share of both interest and skepticism ever since the first firms ventured online. When Akin Gump decided to take the plunge, nothing seemed to fit our unique situation.
As the 10th largest law firm in the country, we were one of the few large law firms without a Web site. We were also a firm that prided itself on using technology to enhance client services. This apparent contradiction made it impossible to join the online revolution with a site that simply resembled other legal sites.