Timekeeping for an attorney seems to be a dreaded affair. Billable hours vs. non-billable hours is not something they go into at great length in law school, if they touch on it at all. But as the seasoned mavens will tell you, keeping track of all of your billable hours is important, especially if you […]
About Jaliz Maldonado
Jaliz Maldonado is the Director of Human Resources and the Operations Manager for PracticePanther, the #1 rated legal case management software in the world. Her growth trajectory at PracticePanther is not isolated; as an eight-year Army veteran, Jaliz rose through the ranks to become a Staff Sergeant. Following her honorable discharge, Jaliz obtained a degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida.
Since joining the company, she has channeled her talent and organizational skills into streamlining the company’s operations, maximizing efficiency, and creating a cohesive plan to cultivate and maintain its incomparable culture. Jaliz has quickly risen to a role characterized by her extraordinary ability to multitask. This uncanny capacity to wear several different hats, all the while proving her capability of putting on, even more, is highlighted by Jaliz’s obtaining her MBA from the University of Miami with a focus in finance while coordinating all of the operations of a tremendously successful up-and-coming company such as PracticePanther.
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Most of those familiar with blockchain technology are familiar with it within the context of cryptocurrency. However, there are several more uses beginning to wind their way through the evolution of blockchain technology – especially in the legal industry. With blockchain technology, we’re now able to point to the origin along the chain of custody steps, revolutionizing […]
On May 10, the California Supreme Court issued an order that approved 69 Rules of Professional Conduct for California attorneys, rejecting just one. These new rules go into effect Nov. 1, 2018, and they closely follow the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, especially in organization and structure. The order finally allowed California to join […]
You’ve been with your current law firm for a number of years. Things may be getting stagnant, or you haven’t moved sufficiently towards your hoped-for direction. You’ve decided that perhaps the grass is greener on the other firm, and it’s time for you to move on. You’ve made the decision to either join another firm or […]
According to the National Association for Law Placement, the average number of billable hours required from a first-year associate is 1,892 hours for the latest year listed, which is 2016. But the average number of billable hours required for first-year associates at firms with more than 700 attorneys is 1,930 hours. The lesson is that […]
We’ve all seen the horrific images of wasted buildings and landscapes after a disaster has hit. Despair and hopelessness may be the first thing that comes to mind. But it doesn’t have to be. With foresight and careful planning, understanding the Rules of Professional Conduct in regards to the American Bar Association, some of the […]
The legal industry has experienced a lot of changes in standard practices, especially in the process of reducing costs while maximizing revenue. Delegating the legwork of complex litigation – such as routine document review, privilege logs, and more – to less-costly interns, associates or temporary contract attorneys is now considered standard billing practice. But at […]
83 percent of workloads will run on the cloud by 2020, according to a survey conducted by LogicMonitor. This is a combination of public cloud usage at 41 percent, private cloud usage at 20 percent and the hybrid cloud at 22 percent usage. Anyway you look at it, the 83 percent of workloads running on […]
During the last few years, the use of artificial intelligence by law firms has surged. Slow to adopt forward-motion change, the field of law is nevertheless coming around to acknowledging the tremendous power and assistance of Artificial Intelligence (AI), sometimes known as cognitive computing. More lawyers are recognizing that the technology is a formidable tool […]
It’s not too grandiose a statement to say that attorneys are some of the world’s leading experts on due diligence. It’s for this reason that it is particularly important to be prepared for the worst-case scenario at all times, be in regarding a case or the state of your practice itself. It’s not a fun […]
Trend-setting California is leading the charge of consumer data privacy protection by unanimously passing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Passed and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown in late June, the act goes into effect January 2020. In a perfect compromise, neither side of the issue is too happy with the act. […]
The temptation to data dump e-documents has been too much for some firms and clients. Big data has made it too easy for a good attorney to become an ethically challenged attorney. During the course of e-discovery, an ethically challenged attorney may submit an enormous amount of electronic data during e-discovery. E-discovery refers to the […]