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Cutting edge transcription management at McCabe Terrill creates a more productive team and satisfied clients

Monday, 26 January 2015 15:58

Winscribe DictationMcCabe Terrill had already adopted digital transcription technology but found that their current platform did not lend itself to the current overall goals of the firm. Professionals wanted a reliable, easy to learn transcription system with a key driver being the ability to “dictate on the go.”

 

WhatsApp Comes To The Desktop

Monday, 26 January 2015 16:57

whatsapp desktopAre you one of the 600 million people on WhatsApp? Do you grow tired of having to type all of your messages through your phone? Good news! There’s now a desktop version. It’s a web app rather than a native client — and for now, at least, it seems to only play friendly with Google Chrome.
Read more at TechCrunch...

 

SA's first compliant, cloud-based voice logger launched

Monday, 26 January 2015 16:33

Call-CabinetSouth Africa's first secure and compliant cloud-based voice logging solution has been launched by Call Cabinet Southern Africa, a subsidiary of Call Cabinet Corporation USA, an international leader in the provision of enterprise voice logging and call recording solutions.

 

Steps to Being a Successful Legal Secretary

Monday, 19 January 2015 14:58

great legal secretary mugWanted: Great Legal Secretary. Not a mediocre legal secretary. Not adequate….Great. We’ve all the seen the job postings. Terms like “high-caliber”, “skilled” and “polished” appear throughout, but what does a law firm actually mean when using these types of phrases? What are recruiters really looking for?
Read more at R Johnson Corp...

 

After The Social Web, Here Comes The Trust Web

Monday, 19 January 2015 14:25

bitcoin“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” - Buckminster Fuller. The bitcoin train is really made up of two revolutions in one: money and finance, based on the bitcoin protocol, and exploiting the “currency programmability” aspects; and decentralized applications, based on the blockchain’s distributed technology capabilities.
Read more at TechCrunch.com...

 

New Golf Book for Sale

Monday, 19 January 2015 13:53

golf humourI have written a book and am quite proud of the results and, in order to market the publication, I'm asking friends and family to spread the news about this essential read. This book on golf gives the reader valuable playing tips and insider information that I have gained through my 20+ years of golfing experience.

 

How to tune up your billing system?

Monday, 12 January 2015 14:37

time billing tips for law firmsGetting a physical is an important part of everyone’s life. You need to look at the important parts of your body like the blood, the heart, etc. Just like your body, your law firm has parts that are vital to its health—none more important than your billing system. Time accounting and billing is the lifeblood of your firm. Without timely and accurate billing efforts, you will work harder than you should at less money than you should make. We do what are called “systems audits” which is just a fancy name for a billing system physical.
Read more at Law Technology Today...

 

Sensible Social Media Checklist for Business [Inforgraphic]

Monday, 12 January 2015 14:16

social media checklist for businessIf you find yourself stumped at the prospect of using social media marketing to promote your business, our simple guide can help. Follow these easy suggestions to create a consistent social media internet marketing presence on multiple channels. Thanks to The Whole Brain Group (www.thewholebraingroup.com) for sharing this valuable information with us.

 

The Husband Shop

Monday, 12 January 2015 14:08

husband shopA store that sells new husbands has just opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates.

 

Students create law app that can be your legal researcher

Monday, 05 January 2015 13:35

ross legal research onlineIf you like Mike Ross, the brilliant pretend-lawyer on the popular TV show Suits, you’re in luck because now there’s an app for that. Students at the University of Toronto are behind the new app, named Ross after the TV character, and they say it may not get rid of lawyers but it is sure to become “a major disruption” in the legal profession. Ask Ross a legal question using lay language, just like you’d ask a colleague, and it will turn billions of documents into snippets of answers for you in a matter of seconds.
Read more at Law Times News...

 

2015 Facebook Changes Affecting Your Law Firm

Monday, 05 January 2015 12:12

facebook changes 2015Facebook is changing its rules as of January 1 for businesses that post promotional or advertising content, putting limits on the distribution. Facebook has thus made a big step toward being entirely pay-to-play. Only non-promotional content will be shared with your fans.
Read more at Law Practice Advisor

 

Why Writing Skills are Necessary for Paralegals?

Monday, 26 January 2015 18:49

paralegal talkParalegals and paralegal students often have difficulty developing their writing skills to the level expected from legal industry. The legal professionals rely heavily on both verbal and written communication, and writing is an essential necessity for both lawyers and legal secretaries. Because the other employees in a law firm will not tolerate inadequate writing skills, all paralegals need to learn to write in a concise and precise manner with proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. But how should they get started?
Read more at Legal Talk Network...

 

How They Got to the Top: Visible Expert℠ Journeys in the Legal Sector

Monday, 26 January 2015 16:49

visible expertIn our new book, The Visible Expert℠, How to create industry stars, and why every professional services firm should care, we share exciting findings on the link between personal branding and professional success—for both you and your firm. We also profile real-life Visible Experts, offering personal branding examples from the worlds of law, finance, architecture, marketing, and more. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at a handful of Visible Experts from our series, looking at what they did to get to the top, and how they fit in with our study’s findings.
Read more at Hinge Marketing...

 

Get more from your phone, with easy-to-use voice-based applications

Monday, 26 January 2015 17:14

Dragon assistantIt’s a difficult task to operate smartphones, when our hands are otherwise busy. Go hands-free and harness the power of these voice recognition apps. These simple but effective apps will change the way you use your phone....people around you may think you are a little nuts or extremely lonely - but they do work.
Read more at The Deccan Chronicle...

 

SEO for Lawyers: How to Get Clients with Search Engine Optimization

Monday, 19 January 2015 14:36

seo for lawyersLawyers can no longer avoid the fact that the Internet has become an easy, accessible and low-cost tool for consumers to research legal services.  Data from Pew Research in 2012 show  that of all Americans, more than 70% used a search engine to find what they are looking for online.  The mission of Attorney Rankings is to help legal professionals harness the power of search engine optimization to find new business and clients.  This page is the beginning of your journey.
Read more at Attorney Rankings...

 

Electricity theft in SA: this is what it looks like

Monday, 19 January 2015 14:12

electricity theftNon-technical losses also include non-payment, fraud, pre-paid electricity vouchers from stolen vending machines, and illegal electrification schemes. About 32% of all electricity delivered by City Power Johannesburg is lost to theft and non-payment, according to electricity expert and director of EE Publishers Chris Yelland. If these non-technical losses could be eliminated, peak demand would be reduced enough to completely eliminate the need for load shedding, Yelland said.
Read more at Business Tech...

 

Legal secretary salaries

Monday, 19 January 2015 00:00

legal secretary salary survey 2015As a legal secretary, how do you know you are being paid a fair wage? And for a law firm, how do you know where you rank on the fair average salary for your secretaries? The answer is simple really…

 

2015 Predictions for the legal industry

Monday, 12 January 2015 14:26

2015 law firm predictions"Thanks to the recession and other grim economic realities, law firms have done a good job of trimming the fat. Now they need to build muscle mass. In 2015, I see more firms using big data to improve attorney and staff performance and to enhance client engagement.  Instead of ceding ground to online legal services providers, firms should hire some 25-year-old millennial whiz kids who understand the Internet and social media and find a meaningful way to compete with the LegalZooms and RocketLawyers of the universe. Firms that ignore market realities do so at their peril," says Lori Tripoli, J.D. of Contemporary Law Office Management.
Read more at Business Day Online...

 

WhatsApp voice calling in South Africa

Monday, 12 January 2015 14:02

whatsappWhatsApp voice calling is set to launch in the first quarter of 2015, and South African network operators are ready to support the service. WhatsApp’s voice calling will be a mobile-only service, competing against the likes of WeChat, Viber, and Skype, and was originally set to launch in Q2 2014.
Read more at MyBroadband...

 

Freeing Yourself from the Time Suckers in 2015

Monday, 05 January 2015 14:21

time suckers in law firmLawyers are besieged with time suckers: unscheduled phone calls, urgent emails and spontaneous interruptions for co-workers. But there is a way to take control of your limited time that you can focus on the “A” cases in your practice.
Read more at Law Practice Advisor...

 

5 facts every law firm needs to know about SEO as we move into 2015

Monday, 05 January 2015 14:04

law firm seo searchAs we look back on 2014, we can identify a multitude of changes that have taken place. Some met with joy, but most with a sense of confusion and fear of what is to come. One thing all of these changes have had in common is that they directly affect all industries and anyone involved a firm’s marketing. Let’s take a look at five facts every professional services CMO needs to know about SEO as we move into 2015.
Read more at Hinge Marketing...

 

How to limit your dependence on Eskom

Monday, 15 December 2014 14:25

saving electricityWith the rising electricity costs and declining power reliability, most South Africans are looking at alternatives. Moneyweb asked electrical and electronic engineer Heino van Jaarsveldt, of DFR Engineers in Pretoria, what alternatives are available to smaller households and which are the most cost effective.
Read more at MyBroadband...

 
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