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Robert L. Blacksberg, Esq.

Bob’s experience spans more than two decades of technology leadership for lawyers, following a law practice that included partnerships at two Philadelphia law firms. Bob is principal of Blacksberg Associates, LLC and leads engagements with law firms in strategic technology planning and implementation, creates and delivers CLE training programs, and works with leading technology vendors to explain, promote and train leading-edge technology products for lawyers. An author and speaker, Bob has appeared at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) conference and on ILTA Roadshows. His column, “The Word of Law” appeared in Woody’s Office Watch and helped establish standards for best use of Microsoft Word and protection against the risks of metadata. He can be found on Twitter at @rblacksberg and on his website.
Winning Strategies for Word Wrestling Part 3: Managing Styles and Stylists
By Robert L. Blacksberg, Esq. on December 21, 2017

The prior two posts in this series (Winning Strategies for Word Wrestling and Winning Strategies for Word Wrestling Part 2: Getting Styles Right) demonstrated the power of Styles in...

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Winning Strategies for Word Wrestling Part 2: Getting Styles Right
By Robert L. Blacksberg, Esq. on November 21, 2017

In part two of a three-part series on using Styles in Microsoft Word, Bob Blacksberg illustrates how to apply Styles and updates his "Seven Laws of Styles." Winning Strategies for Word...

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Winning Strategies for Word Wrestling
By Robert L. Blacksberg, Esq. on October 19, 2017

In part one of a three-part series on using Styles in Microsoft Word, Bob Blacksberg illustrates how it can help you create polished, professional documents. Despite two decades of...

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Keeping clients’ data safe in today’s fast-paced world
By Robert L. Blacksberg, Esq. on September 5, 2017

How Formal Opinion 477R Intensifies Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility for Securing Communication of Protect Client Information, Part 2 The blog post, “No Ordinary Email?” began the...

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No Ordinary Email?
By Robert L. Blacksberg, Esq. on July 7, 2017

How Formal Opinion 477R Intensifies Lawyers’ Professional Responsibility for Securing Communication of Protect Client Information, Part I We could, if we chose, now celebrate 30 years of...

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Technology Competency: Lessons across the Ages
By Robert L. Blacksberg, Esq. on June 16, 2017

In recent years, lawyers and their staff have been challenged over their basic technology competency and proficiency. Credit is due to Casey Flaherty for pursuing this issue vigorously....

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Artificial Intelligence

What Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Really Mean
By Robert L. Blacksberg, Esq. on May 11, 2017

Two of the hottest terms in the technology of law today are “artificial intelligence” and “machine learning.” From the prose devoted to them, one might expect that they will launch a new...

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