Category Archives for "Legal Tech"

Blog posts for lead-up to ABA TechShow campaign launch

Josh Taylor of Smokeball (a case management software package a.k.a. “legal productivity software”) engaged me to help with creating several blog posts during their run-up to the American Bar Association’s TechShow. They were getting ready to release a new ad campaign featuring actress Calista Flockhart (of Ally McBeal fame) in which she claimed to have invented Smokeball. It was a fun, creative campaign!

I supplied Smokeball with three posts for their blog:

Josh even graciously gave me author credit on these posts, which I really appreciated!

Blog posts publicizing eDiscovery webinar and white papers

I recently completed work on a series of blog posts publicizing a webinar and several white papers from European eDiscovery vendor Zylab. The posts are part of an email nurturing campaign designed to prompt subscribers and social media contacts to download the white papers and view a replay of the webinar.

The blog posts were focused on reducing eDiscovery cost by using cutting-edge eDiscovery tools in-house to perform early case assessments and to more tightly control the data set being sent to outside counsel and other consultants. The webinar and white papers were a treasure trove of statistics on how much eDiscovery costs and where the inefficiencies lie.

We even drilled down into the advantages of bringing the eDiscovery process in-house from the perspectives of not only the General Counsel but also the CIO and CFO. It was an interesting exercise in tailoring a message for specific audiences.

My hands-down favorite one to write was the one aimed at CFOs. My brother was actually a CFO before he semi-retired a few years ago, so it was fun to imagine how I would try to convince him to talk his General Counsel into implementing an SaaS eDiscovery solution to save the company money.

Here's the full series as published on Zylab's blog:

Video series for Attorney at Work

In August 2017, the editors at Attorney at Work engaged me to produce an ongoing video series of quick Microsoft Office tips for young lawyers. The directive: under three minutes with an immediate productivity payoff.

The result has been a popular video series that we'll now be continuing beyond the first year's engagement!

(This hasn't been my first engagement with Attorney at Work - I've been writing posts for them periodically for several years now.)

Blog posts for Lawyerist

I started as a legal technology columnist for the blog Lawyerist back in June, 2011. I've written about a number of topics, mostly about how lawyers could (and should) use Microsoft Office in the context of their work. One of my posts, on Steve Ballmer's unfortunate remarks about the likelihood of Microsoft ever developing a version of Office for the iPad, became the best-read post on Lawyerist, a position it maintained for over a year.

But if you're in the market for content marketing copy, you're not just interested in copy that goes viral, you want copy that continues to draw clicks on Google and other search engines for months and years to come. Here's what Lawyerist's editor, Sam Glover, had to say about my contributions to Lawyerist:

Deborah's articles for Lawyerist are detailed, well-written, and continue to draw visitors long after they are published.

Sam Glover

Editor in Chief, Lawyerist.com

Click here for my Lawyerist author page, which contains links to all the posts I've written for them.