The Lawyer's Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools

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American Bar Association, 2010 - Law - 223 pages
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This ground-breaking guide introduces lawyers and other professionals to a powerful class of software that supports core aspects of legal work. The author discusses how technologies like practice systems, work product retrieval, document assembly, and interactive checklists help people work smarter. If you are looking to work more effectively, this book provides a clear roadmap, with many concrete examples and thought-provoking ideas.
 

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Contents

You
3
Me
5
Them
9
Windmills and Flywheels
13
What
17
Working Smart
19
Well What Do You Know?
23
Enter the Tools
27
Why
125
Benefits
127
Costs
135
The Balancing Act
141
Inhibitions and Motivations
145
Oh Say Can You C?
155
How
161
Finding and Choosing Tools
163

Three Kinds of Knowledge Tools
31
The Managers
35
Work Product Retrieval
39
Document Assembly
47
Artificial Intelligence
61
Intelligent Tools for Managing Factual Arguments
73
The Web as Knowledge Tool
97
Choosing Smarter
101
Other Tools
119
Knowledge Wasteland
121
Developing Systems
169
Making Money from Technology That Saves Time
175
Smart Pads on the Wireless Web
183
When
189
Tomorrow
191
Today
197
Book Reviews
199
Index
217
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