Staying up to date on emerging solutions, technology updates and relevant industry events, among other priorities, is a necessity that can often feel daunting. Luckily, professional development has come a long way in terms of accessibility and LinkedIn has been a major contributing factor in helping to ease the stress of staying current.
LinkedIn Groups allow users to forge new business relationships with like-minded professionals, discuss relevant issues and learn about what's trending in our industry. You can share content, find answers to pressing questions, make business contacts and sharpen your skill set.
We've compiled a list of the top six LinkedIn Groups to join if you work in legal tech.
1. Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS)
ACEDS is committed to providing its members with the tools that are essential for developing and maintaining competency in eDiscovery. With a whopping 10,000 members, it’s no wonder why this group has become a leader in the industry on LinkedIn. Ask questions, join discussions and follow along to stay up to date on your eDiscovery information.
2. Legal Tech News
This group of nearly 6,000 legal tech professionals offers sharp, jargon-free insights into the latest technologies and trends with news, commentaries, reviews and more. Hot topics include free webinars to attend, where to find more information on the newest updates and discussion boards that offer support on the issues that matter most.
3. Women in eDiscovery
There is a strong female presence in the world of legal tech. The mission of the Women in eDiscovery group is to bring together business women who are interested in the technology related to the legal industry and to provide opportunities to grow. Join nearly 4,000 other women in this empowering community.
4. eDiscovery Networking Group
If you’re looking to expand your network of legal practitioners and IT/data managers, this is a great place to start. This group brings together over 2,000 eDiscovery professionals from across the globe into one forum. Explore news, job opportunities and tech updates with your peers.
5. Canadian Legal Network
For those of you looking to connect with other Canadians in the legal tech industry, the Canadian Legal Network is a great group to join. The nearly 1,000 members from cost to cost promote relevant conferences, podcasts, networking events and more.
6. Information Technology Audit and Governance Group
In contrast to the other groups, this LinkedIn group focuses on IT governance, security, compliance, quality assurance, disaster recovery, fraud, risk and forensics. Together the 76,000+ professionals share knowledge on the technical side of legal tech.
The largest group on our list with nearly 200,000 professionals. This group is designed for lawyers, corporate in-house counsel, paralegals, law students and eDiscovery specialists to learn and discuss trending topics in the field. This forum brings together perspectives and ideas from across the globe into one spot for you to stay up to date.
Do you have any other favourite groups to add to our list? Let us know below in the comment section. Be sure to follow Ricoh eDiscovery on LinkedIn for updates, events and more.