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Chrometa's "Auto" Time Tracking for Android

Monday, 25 August 2014 14:10

chrometa mobile timer appLast week, Chrometa shipped their shiny new time tracking app for Android. Here is a quick tour to illustrate how easy it is to track your billable time.. 


Virtual telcos break network operators’ stranglehold over business

Monday, 25 August 2014 13:39

connection telecomIf you’re a South African business there’s every chance that you’re stuck in a dysfunctional relationship with your telco.


Publishing trusted code on the internet

Monday, 25 August 2014 12:36

LaW TrustOne of the bigger concerns in the software industry is how to ensure users can trust code that is published on the internet. Browsers typically display a warning message explaining the possible dangers of downloading data, but do nothing in terms of verifying that the code is what it claims to be.


Judge Ngoepe calls for ‘genuine’ postgraduate LLB degree to make comeback

Monday, 18 August 2014 13:04

LLB degree scrapRetired Gauteng Judge President Bernard Ngoepe says there is a need for lawyers to be trained properly, and has called for the "genuine" postgraduate LLB degree to be brought back. His comments on Thursday evening come amid concern in the legal fraternity over the quality of the four-year LLB programme.
Read more at Business Day Live...


Sabinet provides support for small law firms and tertiary institutions in South Africa

Monday, 18 August 2014 12:42

sabinetExorbitant operating costs are one of the biggest barriers in starting a small or medium enterprise in South Africa today. Many law firms and tertiary institutions in South Africa have felt this financial pressure, it is impossible for businesses and institutions everywhere to ignore these economic times.


Barnacle SEO: What is it? & Why Law Firms Need It

Monday, 18 August 2014 13:44

barnacle SEOIt’s no secret that Google has been continuing to reward bigger law firms and bigger brands with more search visibility. The competition in all search mediums for attorney’s is very stiff and a great example of this is just looking at the costs per click if you do PPC. Simply put, Barnacle SEO is leveraging other websites rankings for your benefit.
Read more at Lawyer SEO Marketing...


Thomson Reuters Elite Announces New Functionality in Envision 2014.1 to Streamline Practice Management Processes

Monday, 11 August 2014 13:19

elite thomson reutersThomson Reuters Elite, part of the Legal business of Thomson Reuters, announced the launch of Envision™ 2014.1, strategically designed to better equip clients with real-time access to key performance metrics. The enhanced functionality of the latest version of the leading business management offering is optimally designed for mid-market firms.


How to move Outlook Data to a new PC

Monday, 11 August 2014 15:53

moving outlook dataIf you use Windows' Easy Transfer tool, the actual file moving should be no big deal, although I wouldn't bet the farm on it working well every time. I gave up Easy Transfer years ago, finding it easier to simply drag and drop my files over the local network. However you move the files, Outlook can be particularly tricky. 
Read more at PCWorld...


Something must be going wrong...

Monday, 11 August 2014 17:24

jokes 2014Ever get the feeling that all is not well on the home front?...


Philips Smartphone Dictation – “Built for BlackBerry”

Monday, 04 August 2014 14:10

philips speechexec-for-smartphonesSpeech Processing Solutions, the global no.1 one in professional dictation has just been awarded the “Built for BlackBerry” badge for their newest dictation recorder app.


Victims of crime get a voice in the parole process

Monday, 04 August 2014 15:32

video conferencing paroleThe Department of Correctional Services will spend R10-million installing video-conferencing technology in all its 53 centres to allow victims of crimes to be part of the parole process. Correctional Services acting national commissioner Zach Modise said that in terms of Section 299A of the Criminal Procedure Act, victims or their relatives had a right to make representations on parole of offenders serving terms for murder, rape, robbery, sexual assault and kidnapping.
Read more at Times Live...


Greater mobility and digital access at SA’s highest courts

Monday, 25 August 2014 12:58

Lexis nexis south africaLexisNexis South Africa, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for the legal and professional markets, has continued its drive to make the practice of law more efficient and mobile, by introducing Wi-Fi technology at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.


Save over R700 when you buy a Philips Dictation Bundle

Monday, 25 August 2014 12:46

special offer from philips saPhilips Professional Dictation and Transcription bundle offer where you save over R700 when you purchase a DPM7200 and LFH7277 bundle!


The Guide to Social Media for Lawyers

Monday, 25 August 2014 13:57

social media tips for law firmsAre you a lawyer looking to use social media to promote your law firm? Perhaps you work in law firm marketing and have been tasked with creating a social media marketing plan for your law firm. This article explains some of the ways you can use social media marketing for law firms to grow your practice.
Read more at Cube Social...


Document turnaround takes the priority level

Monday, 18 August 2014 12:25

speechexecBirmingham Law Firm oversees administrative tasks and distributes departmental workload with optimised digital dictation solution from Philips.


What are the Going Law Firm Rates by Practice Area? (USA)

Monday, 18 August 2014 14:02

What are the Going Law Firm Rates by Practice AreaWhat rates can corporate counsel expect to spend for outside counsel by practice area? The chart nearby, while complex at first glance, encompasses an enormous amount of data with an at-a-glance view of what the going rates are for legal services by practice area in United States.
Read more at Business of Law Blog...


World’s largest seller of PCs selling more smartphones than PCs

Monday, 18 August 2014 12:58

lenovo phoneLawyers and law firms may no longer delay. All of their websites and blogs need to be optimized for mobile. Look no further than Kaylene Hong’s (@kaylenehong) report this morning for The Next Web that Lenovo, the world’s largest vendor of PC’s by sales volume, is becoming more of a mobile firm. It’s selling more smartphones than PCs for the first time ever.
Read more at Real Lawyers Have Blogs...


10 Technologies That Changed the Practice of Law [INFOGRAPHIC]

Monday, 11 August 2014 15:05

manual typewriterI often write about how quickly technology has changed and how difficult it can be for lawyers to keep up. It’s tough enough to keep abreast of changes in your practice area, let alone staying on top of the latest technology advancements.


Lenovo Yoga Tab 10 HD+ review

Monday, 11 August 2014 15:35

lenovo-yoga-tab-10-hdYoga Tabs are known for what Lenovo calls their "Multimode Design" – in short, rather than housing its battery behind the display, the Yoga Tab features a battery cylinder and kickstand. This not only keeps the Yoga Tab remarkably thin, but it also allows it to take on various forms, from "Stand" for watching movies and video to "Tilt" for typing and gaming.  I spent a month with the Yoga Tab 10 HD+ and found that a tablet doesn't have to be jam packed with bells and whistles and top of the line specs to be truly innovative.
Read more at Android Central...


Sabinet will be distributing Newsbank products in South Africa

Monday, 04 August 2014 15:44

sabinetSabinet is pleased to announce that an agreement has been concluded with NewsBank, Inc., publisher of Access South Africa and the South African News Archive. NewsBank, has been one of the world’s premier information providers for more than 40 years. As part of this agreement, Sabinet will distribute the NewsBank services to Corporate and Government institutions in Southern Africa.


Law Firm Succession Planning – Five Common Mistakes

Monday, 04 August 2014 16:38

succession planningThe issue of succession planning at law firms has received the attention of commentators and I have written about it as well. Demographically, the need among law firms to address succession is mounting as the boomer generation ages. Because the number of firms facing succession issues increase with each passing year, planning at firms is now more important than ever.
Read more at Managing Law Firm Transition...


Response to developments around the Legal Practice Bill

Monday, 04 August 2014 16:31

South african attorneys associationThe South African Attorneys Association (SAAA) through its chairperson, Praveen Sham, notes that the Legal Practice Bill, which was passed by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) National Assembly (NA) in March 2014, is still awaiting President Zuma’s signature.

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