Law Technology News
January 2000
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Merging Firms, Merging Technologies
Effective planning for the merger of two firms involves sensitivity to both systems and people.
By Richard P. Hellers

THE BUSINESS logic driving law firm mergers is seductive in its simplicity: Economies of size reduce costs and economies of support organizations leverage time and talent.

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If You Don't Train, Don't Bother Upgrading
You can spend lots of money on new technology, but it's wasted without an investment in training.
By Elizabeth Brown

LAW FIRMS face the continuing challenge of controlling costs and reducing staff workloads while still maintaining quality and accuracy under deadline pressures. Law office technology helps, but expanding or upgrading systems is an expensive, futile endeavor if employees don't know how to use the technology to its maximum capabilities.

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