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IT & the Lawyer

2012
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Digital generations

Digital natives are forcing digital immigrants to accept the use of social networks particularly in relation to human resource management.

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Transvaal Provincial Gazette

Sabinet has announced the launch of online access to the Transvaal Provincial Gazettes Archive from 1910 to 1994.

2011
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Information Session

Korbitec and the City of Cape Town invite you to an essential yet free information session about new changes to the electronic rates clearance system.
 

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Internet marketing

The importance of internet marketing for law firms and details about a part-time course for attorneys is to be held by GetSmarter in March.

2010
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A market leader

GhostConvey - After more than 26 years of business, GhostConvey remains the most cost effective and wide ranging conveyancing solution in the South African market.

2009
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Citation index

SAFLII (the Southern African Legal Information Institute) has launched LawCite, a free online legal citator service.

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Move to technology

UK - Timothy Hill writes that conveyancing must move toward technological change… or else.

2008
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"Voodoo" words

What "voodoo" words in your client newsletter will trigger spam filters?

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Boot

The "Assistant-at-Law" identifies the five biggest wasters of law firm time and resources.

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The future

Build your own future, says Professor Richard Susskind to the legal profession.
 

2007
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Legal Technology Insider – June 2007

The Legal Technology Insider newsletter has just come out.

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Legal Technology Insider – July 2007

The Legal Technology Insider newsletter has just come out.

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Inbox tyranny

Lizelle Kilbourn gives us twelve tips to allow us to free up some time away from the Inbox.

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Demise of lawyers

In his latest book, Richard Susskind has predicted the demise of lawyers in IT-led future.

2006
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Dennis predicts for 2006

USA - Dennis Kennedy has been predicting for years, and at the start of 2006 he continues this activity.

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Technology predictions

Recently Richard Susskind delivered the Society for Computers & Law's annual lecture on the topic of "The Next Ten Years".

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Staff ratios and IT

"Decreasing your staffing ratios is simple, but is it best?" asks Seth Rowland.

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IT's not all about costs

Use the internet to attract and keep new clients.

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The best and the worst

Law firm websites range from the excellent to the bizarre and the downright awful.

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Common mistakes

Learn how to avoid and correct the most common flaws in your firm's web site design.

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Legal Technology Insider

The Legal Technology Insider newsletter has been described by The Times newspaper as "the definitive online resource for the latest news about legal technology."

2005
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Take a stand

Renata Saayman writing in this month's De Rebus, calls on conveyancers to take a stand on IT systems.

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Dennis Kennedy predicts

In Legal Technology Predictions for 2005: Color My World, Dennis Kennedy does some crystal ball gazing.

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E-mail tops

It is official: lawyers now like e-mail more than the telephone, but they prefer both forms of remote communication to a face-to-face meeting.

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IT and the Law

IT and the Law enjoy an uneasy partnership according to Tony Williams.

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Why Acrobat?

Lawyers process information. Today, most of that information exists on paper and in digital format. Adobe Acrobat™ bridges the divide.

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Homeowners want SMS updates

Homeowners in England want the technology.

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Always on

The benefits of broadband internet access Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) for law firms are many and varied, and are worth considering.

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Super conveyance

Christian Beck looks at some recent advancements in conveyancing software and at what will be setting the future pace.

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Tech @ 10

A look back at the last decade's winners and losers in the battle for lawyers' hearts, minds and technology dollars.

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Virtual caution

A Note of Virtual Caution: Technology's advantages have a cost, writes Ed Poll in the September issue of Law Practice Today.

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Next step forward

UK - The legal IT market is maturing as firms slow down in their race to invest in IT.

2004
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New Year Legal Tech Resolutions

As we ease into the new year with shattered resolutions blighting our lives, Inpractice has come up with some more for us to consider.

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2004 Legal Technology trends - 1: Do we stand on the threshold of the next Legal Killer App?

In this, the first segment of a two-part article, well known writer and speaker, Dennis Kennedy, sets forth his legal technology predictions for 2004.

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Plug pulled on secure e-mail project

The Law Society of Scotland has decided to pull the plug on its Lawseal secure e-mail project.

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2004 Legal Technology trends - 2: Do we stand on the threshold of the next Legal Killer App?

In this, the second segment of a two part article, well known writer and speaker Dennis Kennedy continues with his legal technology predictions for 2004.

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Virulent Mydoom virus is foul

Mydoom, a new computer virus spreading by e-mail, is breaking records for new infections and fouling up networks. It generated more than 100 million infected e-mails in its first 36 hours.

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Throwing money away

In Seven Easy Ways for Law Firms to Throw Away Money on Technology, in Law Practice Today, Dennis Kennedy contemplates the ease with which firms waste technology expenditure.

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Home buyers' demands

Estate Angels makes it clear that consumers now demand extra services alongside property details when they use the Internet to move home.

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Propeller heads and lawyers

UK lawyers are arrogant, ignorant and they still don't understand IT - and those are the politer things said about them!

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The next big boom

A fascinating picture is beginning to emerge of the trends in Internet growth, electronic banking and e-commerce. Well-known local commentator Arthur Goldstuck pulls together the threads of various research projects.

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Andrew Craig Conveyancing

"Solicitors are often perceived as stuffy and old fashioned. Not so at Andrew Craig Conveyancing."

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New look Government online front page

The Batho Pele Gateway portal is now a useful single-entry point to both government information and government services.

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Tesco to sell legal services

Tesco has just launched its Legal Store thereby adding legal services to its range of consumer products.

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Use the technology

David Kamu opines that given the advancement in technology such as the availability of email, word processors and document assembly tools that enhance productivity, the lawyers' charging system should change.

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Spyware

If you think you don't have spyware on your network, you're probably wrong, Chris Hayes investigates this aspect of the Internet.

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Conveyancers set legal IT pace

Conveyancers are at the forefront of legal IT use and adopting the latest technologies.

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Don't leave it to the end

Partners should be actively involved in the software procurement process from the start.

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Disaster recovery

Disaster recovery for small and medium firms is eminently worthy of one's attention, according to disasterrecoveryworld.com.

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Strategies for law firms

In Strategies for law firms: The use of technology and technology platforms, Sean Bosse maintains that law firms will succeed once they understand and apply the benefits of technology to their business.

2003
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Electronic Disclosure

Paper is no longer the sole source of documentary evidence, and in many cases most of the documents created exist in electronic form only. This article examines the implications of this fundamental shift.
 

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Property Direct: Conveyancing Online

Property Direct is the largest solicitor's conveyancing operation in the UK and their entire conveyancing operation is handled online.

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Unresponsive cursor?

Could be because you have a jerky, dirty mouse.

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2003 Legal Technology Predictions - 1 : The coming battle for control

In this the first segment of a two part article, well known writer and speaker, Dennis Kennedy, sets forth his legal technology predictions for 2003.

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Survive and thrive

This précis of a presentation given by Brian Blackwell and Allan Carton at Legal IT 2003 in February highlights the need for conveyancing firms to embrace technology to increase their profitability.

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2003 Legal Technology Predictions - 2 : The coming battle for control

In this the second segment of a two part article, well known writer and speaker, Dennis Kennedy, continues with his legal technology predictions for 2003.

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Increasing Technology ROI in a legal Practice - 2: Infrastructure

Part two of this series considers the following questions:

  • What makes up a technology infrastructure?
  • What does it provide in terms of service?
  • What can be done to ensure that a practice gets the most value from it?

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Termination of Windows 95 support

On 31 December 2000 and 31 December 2001, Microsoft terminated its support for Windows 95 and Word 95 respectively.

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Generating business in 2003

A useful article by Wendy Werner in Law PracticeToday gives tips on how and why law firms should spend more time on client development.

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Simplified Google searching

A link to Microdoc News giving useful tips on how to execute better searches using Google. The short article discusses simple ways of getting the information one wants without having to resort to complicated Google search syntaxes.

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Increasing Technology ROI in a Legal Practice - 1: Introduction

Most legal firms have invested significant sums of money in technology. However, it is widely recognised throughout the legal profession that lawyers have not succeeded in harnessing the full return on investment (ROI) potential of their investment.

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Choose the right technology partner

In the April/May 2003 edition of The Property Professional, Richard Gahagan (CEO of Property24) remarks that estate agencies need to choose the right technology partner.

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IT and the small firm

For small firms, IT offers risks, opportunities and challenges. Tom Fitzpatrick writes about his positive experiences in inbrief.

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IT the law and the future

Richard Susskind, described in an interview as the "new media guru" and "the most accurate of futurologists", has a vision for the future of technology and the legal profession that is both alarming and compelling.

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Processing IT

In an article in the Law Gazette on 21 March, Charles Christian advises solicitors on the best ways to keep up with the rapidly changing technology market and the benefits that such developments can bring to firms.

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Designing an effective internet strategy for law firms

New models of service delivery will lead to overall improvement in service value and might also create new revenue streams for law firms, according to an article published on the Singaporean Law Gazette site.

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What is a digital lawyer?

The phrase "The Digital Lawyer" was first coined by Professor M. Ethan Katsh in a series of articles and his book, Law in a Digital World. What does it mean?

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Legal websites in South Africa

Emerging technologies are making the legal marketplace more competitive in South Africa, yet lawyers continue to deliver traditional methods of service. Why?

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Lawyers really do not like technology

A new survey by Digital Message in the UK has found that although 99% of lawyers surveyed use PCs, nearly three quarters of them admit they don't enjoy learning new software. A large percentage of lawyers also have only a basic grasp of common packages such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Online strategies for smaller law firms

This is a must-read white paper by Charles Christian, which appears on the Legal Technology Insider website. He provides a concise overview of developments in the online world and then comes up with ideas and practical advice to help firms determine their Internet and online legal business strategies.

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Surviving the e-mail onslaught

E-mail is becoming more widely used and vital to the practice of law - how one can use it more effectively and efficiently is the subject of an article by Dan Pinnington on the Law PracticeToday web site.

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Horrors of bad web design

Your firm's website can harm your reputation. Attorney and web designer Peter Boyd identifies 17 of the horrors your firm should avoid to achieve the quality of a professional website.

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WinXfer Plus

WinXfer Plus is a useful bulk search tool for property transfers. It is used by amongst others financial institutions, mortgage originators and estate agencies to retrieve information from the deeds office about South African property sales.

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Solicitors involvement in e-business

A survey by the Law Society of England and Wales into the extent and nature of solicitors' use of information and communication technologies has revealed that their reluctance to use computers is holding back universal desktop PC access at small and mid-sized law firms.

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Linux for law firms?

Could it be curtains for Windows? In Linux for Law Firms: Is the Penguin an Emperor or a Turkey on the inpractice website, Dominic Watson gives an excellent overview of what the state of play regarding Linux is and its use in the legal profession.

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Sonnenschein case study

Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP is a United States Law firm with over 1600 PC users, including 600 attorneys. This Case Study documents their implementation of GhostFill Document Assembly and Document Management software during 2003.

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Virtual solicitors' chambers - the future now?

The smaller legal firm has very real and immediate problems facing it. These include rising overheads and an inability to afford the real cost of technology, including the purchase price, training, support and replacement. Time spent on administration as against fee earning is also high.

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Using technology to remain competitive

In this article legal technology consultant Carol Schlein lists basic guidelines every law firm, regardless of size, should follow to remain competitive with and even get a leg up on the rest of the legal profession.

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Virus/worm update

During the last week two insidious viruses have blighted the business world, causing much irritation, damage and embarrassment all round. These are the W32/Sobig.f@MM and W32.Blaster high-risk worms (a worm is a variant of a virus).

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Monitors

Buying a good monitor can be confusing, what with terms like "dot pitch" and "bezels". This article, by Rhoda Alexander of Stanford University, should go a long way to putting you in the picture.

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E-mail usage guidelines

A Spam Summit was held in Sandton on 22 October. A web site with useful links and documents is the result.

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TechnoLawyer.com: Why document management?

In this article from TechnoLawyer.com, legal technology consultant John Heckman discusses the basic functionality of document management systems, including a checklist of features to help you decide which ones are essential to your firm.

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Utility computing

Will the provision of IT services eventually be as easy as obtaining water or electricity, where the flick of a switch or the turn of a tap provides as much of the resource as is required?