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Shortcut to Insert Time/Date in Excel or Access Use the following shortcut keys to insert the current time and date in a Microsoft Access table or Excel worksheet. ( Current date:   Press Ctrl + ; (semicolon) ( Current time:   Press Ctrl+Shift+ ; (semicolon) Note: When you insert the date and time using this tip, the information remains static. To update this information automatically, you must use the TODAY and NOW function
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Content Integration: The Key to Unlocking Data from Your CRM Law firms around the world rely on CRM solutions to keep an accurate account of their clients’ experience interacting with the firm.  This includes contact information,  activities, and potential for growth. These firms also rely on data from various other sources to aggregate a holistic view of these client contacts. Recently Scott Winter, the LexisNexis® InterAction® Director of Product Management sat down with Snehit Cherian, the LexisNexis Vice President of Technology, to discuss how technology can help bridge the gap between these pockets of critical data to empower CRM users with a single ...
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I have created an in-depth legal machine learning experiment using historical IPO, Initial Public Offering, data. The experiment is written in Python. Full source code for this project is available on GitHub . The goal of this experiment is to teach by example. I cover all of the major steps in a data science experiment: Data Import and Cleansing Data Exploration and Visualization Feature Engineering Training and Evaluating a Model Business Objective The business objective is to predict whether or not an IPO will be under-priced, using only the information that we have available before the offering. An offering is considered under-priced ...
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GDPR One Year Later!

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Privacy is the buzz word that we all hear about today. Why?  Because on May 25, 2018 the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect solidifying that privacy is a human right.  It is binding on all EU members businesses and their partners that manage and collect personally identifiable information (PII) on EU citizens, and grants rights and remedies for businesses to be fined and sued for non-compliance. With the implementation of GDPR, citizens are granted the following rights: Right to be informed Right of access Right to rectification Right to erasure/to be forgotten Right to restrict processing Right to data ...
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AutoCorrect   is a feature in   Microsoft   Word   that will automatically correct misspelled word and common typos. You can also add entries to this list for those words you commonly have issues spelling. It can also be used for capitalization errors as well as symbols. Here’s how you access   AutoCorrect   in Word:   -            File > Options > Proofing > AutoCorrect Options….   button                                                   -            Use the Replace: field to enter the word you want to type. Then use the With: field to enter what you want to actually show in your document. o    For example,   Replace: ...
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So, you want to learn Machine Learning. In this post, I will break down the various topics. In addition, each topic will include references to learning resources. There is an abundance of free information available on all of these topics. How to Get Started with Machine Learning Start with practical problems in which you have a strong business knowledge. For example, take an analysis you have already done in Excel, and try to improve it incrementally. Take the time to understand the math and how the algorithms work.  Always benchmark your results by learning how to score and evaluate your models. Be realistic about your programming skills. You can ...
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There is so much information these days on AI it’s hard to know where to begin.  If you are interested in hearing about some case studies on practical usage then look no further than an ILTA webinar series on the topic.  You may also want to review these as a precursor to this year’s ILTACON. The first in the series is Beyond the Hype: Artificial Intelligence in Legal Research where William Caraher, CIO at van Briesen & Roper discusses how they use ROSS to improve their processes.  Some of the points made are: Ability to search different sources at once Natural language Talking point with clients An investment in the future   The second ...
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Shift + F3. How often do you use that one? Remember its little gem? It takes the highlighted text and rotates it between the Title Case of lowercase and UPPERCASE letters. But, what if you're tired of rotating through the choices and just want to jump straight to UPPERCASE? Can we find a quick way to make that change? Well, obviously we're looking for a key combination. (After all, if we have to use the Format menu, Change Case choice, it's going to take way too long). Here's my humble suggestion. Next time, try   Ctrl + Shift + A . To change   a single word , simply put the cursor on the word and hit   Ctrl + Shift + A . Changing   multiple ...
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Introduction This is the second post in my series of machine learning posts in advance of the conference.  I hope this will provide for a lively conversation during our session:  Machine Learning and AI in Action (AI Series, Session 2).  In my first post, A Non-Technical Introduction to Machine Learning Algorithms , I discussed the various machine learning algorithms, and the types of business problems which can be solved using artificial intelligence and machine learning. In this post, I will discuss the process of implementing a complete, end-to-end,  data science experiment.  This post should help you understand how to get started, and also provide ...
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AutoSum Keyboard Shortcut   Everyone uses Excel's AutoSum button    for quickly SUMming values. But did you know there is a   keyboard shortcut   that performs this same function and very few Excel users know about? This is great for times when you'd prefer to use your keyboard rather than your mouse.   Select a cell or range of cells below, or to the right of, the cells you want to apply the SUM function to and simply press the Alt   key plus the equal sign ( Alt + = ).   Once you get used to using this shortcut, you can avoid reaching for the mouse when you already have your hands on the keyboard.       From   TheExcelAddict.c
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By Sharon Ford, Technology Education Specialist, Perkins Coie. There are many interesting changes in the Knowledge Management (KM) area including AI and machine learning, Chat Bots, automation and more.  Many of these initiatives involve technology changes, but they also result in process changes including how people work, and they may evoke emotions including concerns about job security.  Regardless of the type of change, one thing you need to keep in mind is organizations don’t change; people do. If individuals need to change, then there needs to be a focus on people when initiatives are implemented and that is where change management comes in. Whether ...
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Panel : Greg Tomlinson Asima Maci Missy McDonough Q1: What department do you belong to?                GT is Training Dept Coordinator, part of Information Technology. AM is Manager of Training and Quality Assurance and belongs to IT but has been under HR is past positions. MM is Applications Manager now and has been a Training manager in the past; her team belongs to IT. Her team is responsible for the Desktop and FileSite for her firm.                From Chat the majority of folks report being part of their respective IT departments. One was recently shifted from IT to Professional Development, one straddles between IT and Lit Support, two was ...
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Here’s a tip for all starting to do training or other kinds of presentations in a Windows 10 environment that makes the transition between presentation slides and live program demonstration a breeze.   -Prior to starting your PowerPoint show (or showing other onscreen documentation), open a second desktop using the Task View with any programs and materials that you will be live demonstrating from (or keep it blank for general windows topic training).    -In Desktop 1, start your PowerPoint show.  When you reach the point where you wish to switch to do a live demonstration press CTRL-WIN-*Right Arrow* to seamlessly pop over to Desktop 2 and begin your ...
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ILTACON is almost here and we are super excited for all we have planned.  We do have a few things we want to point out before you go make your trip more enjoyable.   Dawn Hudgins our VP, Events & Conferences and Nicole Martinez, Program Manager, Education and Content have made a great video with details to make you more familiar with the property and program before you even arrive ALL ABOUT YOU: These events do take a toll on your body, so there are a few things to keep in mind…   YOUR FEET  – Plan to wear comfortable, supportive shoes to this event. Although the distance between where you sleep and where you need to be is a shorter ...
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International Legal Technology Association Conference (ILTACON) 2019 Press Registration is Open (Chicago, IL) July 10, 2019   – Press registration is open for this year’s highly anticipated   ILTACON 2019 , the premier conference for legal technology professionals. This year’s annual event, to be held on Aug. 18-22 in Orlando, Fla., at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, is expected to break all previous attendance records. It will offer more than 140 peer-provided   educational sessions   focused on   7 learning pathways . It will also feature more than   220 exhibitors and solution providers , with 30 sessions from industry thought leaders, and eight ...
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Designing Your Project with Adoption in Mind by @April Heimerl  and @Heather Ritchie If you build it, they will come … right? Perhaps in movies about baseball. But in law firms - not necessarily. Starting any new initiative involves a significant amount of thought and planning. Surprisingly, user adoption, which is critical to a project’s success, can often be an afterthought, or overlooked. In this blog post, we explore ways you can design your projects to better ensure that they are adopted. We cover key strategies to involve your users throughout the process and embed their input in the project lifecycle, so they are interested and invested ...
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Vertical Selection in Word Ever need to select a "weird" portion of an MS Word document? I'm talking about a selection that doesn't follow the usual line by line highlighting the program implements by default. Maybe you're looking to copy a vertical column of information from the center of your document, which is a difficult prospect with the usual methods. You could highlight and copy/paste each item on the list individually, but that could take a very long time. Looking for a way to highlight and copy/paste the list in one move, without taking extra text with you? Yep, I agree. It could be a handy skill to have. You just never know when it might ...
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Function and Combo Key Shortcuts for PowerPoint Key Combinatio
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In preparation for the conference, I will be creating a series of machine learning blog posts.  These will cover the basic concepts, as well as practical examples of real world machine learning experiments using R, Python, the Azure Machine Learning Studio, and SQL Server.  I hope this will provide for a lively conversation during our session:  Machine Learning and AI in Action (AI Series, Session 2).  I also hope this will start you thinking about ways that machine learning can be used at your firm. To begin, let's start with a non-technical description of different types of machine learning algorithms. Machine Learning Algorithms We use different ...
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What? You haven’t already figured out why ILTACON 2019 is so relevant to Marketing and Business Development professionals? Check these out and then register! ILTACON is the legal technology industry’s premier event for peer-driven educational programming, with advanced content offered in a variety of formats to suit every learning style.  Several collaboration times carved out specifically to gather with colleagues in similar marketing roles. Numerous networking opportunities are provided so that you can meet and talk to legal professionals outside of marketing whose different perspectives will help you broaden your knowledge. The ...
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