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Why would I want to Like your law firm Facebook page?

Monday, 02 May 2016 13:46

why people would like a law firm Facebook pagePreviously we looked at reasons why people used Facebook, as well as why somebody would want to follow, like or share a page or post. I guarantee you that the average Joan Soap is not going to search for the local law firm to follow their office, people and activities.


Business Fraud in South Africa

Monday, 02 May 2016 10:52

business fraud in south africaBusiness fraud is the crime that is least talked about because it is not as headline grabbing as armed robberies, and more importantly many businesses do not report this type of crime because they are afraid of reputational damage should it become public knowledge.


Five Worthwhile Uses for Private Browsing Mode (Besides Porn)

Monday, 02 May 2016 11:07

private browsing mode law firmsPeople snicker about private browsing mode, but it isn’t just for pornography. In fact, it’s not even just for browsing privately–it has other uses. This is all thanks to the way private browsing mode works. It gives you a temporary browser session that doesn’t share cookies with your main browser, and the data–including those cookies–is automatically erased when you close the private browsing window.
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Paving the Way for South African University Libraries

Monday, 25 April 2016 13:33

sabinetThe recent launch of a new Library Management System at the University of Pretoria identifies the significance of up-to-date and relevant technology that serve as a catalyst for our future leaders.


Webber Wentzel maintains its top spot in The Legal 500 EMEA Rankings

Monday, 25 April 2016 12:44

Webber-WentzelWebber Wentzel has taken first place in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa directory listing, maintaining its top spot as the most highly ranked South African law firm.


How to avoid getting fired over Facebook posts

Monday, 25 April 2016 13:48

bad language principal facebook hankeyAn Eastern Cape principal faces dismissal after he called a local politician a c**t on Facebook. According to a report by the Sunday Times, Hankey Senior Secondary School principal Godfrey Thorne called Edmund van Vuuren, a member of the provincial legislature, the offending word after the education portfolio committee found that 134 girls at his school got pregnant last year.
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Lexprompt WRITE—helping law firms improve efficiency and close productivity gaps

Monday, 18 April 2016 16:58

lexprompt logoSince 1999, most enterprises have heavily invested in information technologies, yet productivity gaps remain. As of 2012, IDC Research, Inc. has estimated that about 5% of organization productivity is wasted on searching for and not finding relevant information/documents and on pulling information that exists in different files and formats together into one document.


Presidents of the provincial law societies pledge their commitment to a clean, ethical and responsive legal profession

Monday, 18 April 2016 17:21

SA provincial law societiesWe, the undersigned Presidents of the Law Societies of the Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and the Northern Provinces, acting in the public interest, commit ourselves to a clean, ethical and responsive legal profession, and will do all that is necessary in the interest of public and clients.


E-contracts save one lawyer up to 240,000 pages of paper per project

Monday, 18 April 2016 17:59

docusignColin Biggers & Paisley, an Australian law firm with a focus on property development, did the sums and also decided that it could save both paper and thousands of paralegal hours by digitising its contracts with DocuSign.
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Automate or Stagnate

Monday, 11 April 2016 14:50

change and automate law firmA few years ago a number of industry experts began talking about the transformation of the legal profession, and how commoditisation, competition, and automation would change the way in which law firms work. “Not us,” said the large firms. “It will only affect small and mid-sized firms.” “Not us,” said the small firms. “It will only affect the mid-larger firms.” “This won’t affect me,” said the older practitioners, “since I will be retired in 20 years”.


The Imani Way

Monday, 11 April 2016 15:06

Imani law on demandThe Origins of Law - As civilizations have evolved over the millennia, our legal systems and institutions have changed with them. Where human society has adapted, so have the legal structures that protect our rights and give us guidance.


Sendr - the new document and parcel courier

Monday, 02 May 2016 10:27

sendr app for lawyersSendr is a smart-phone based mobile application (app) designed to assist individuals, businesses, private and public entities with point-to-point delivery of small goods and documents. Sendr gives users real-time control of requested point-to-point services, as well as live and continuous tracking of the item’s progress from its pick-up point, right up until it has been delivered.


10 supremely useful Microsoft OneNote add-ins and tools

Monday, 02 May 2016 12:02

one noteIf you embrace all of Microsoft OneNote’s capabilities, you’ll find that it can do just about anything to help you stay organized and productive. That utility doesn’t end with the core features. OneNote hooks into a ton of different services, so it’s easy to save everything from meeting notes to recipes and even emails to your digital notebook. We’ve rounded up some of the most useful OneNote supplements to help make your powerful, purple notebook even better.
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Why do you use Facebook and Like a page?

Monday, 25 April 2016 12:17

why do people use facebookFor those of us who use Facebook – 13 000 000 South Africans and 124 500 000 in Africa – there are two simple things that I would like us to look at, why do we use Facebook and then the next logical step to that is why we Join or Like a Facebook page.


XpressDox v8 released with major enhancements

Monday, 25 April 2016 12:32

XpressDox v8XpressDox (Pty) Ltd has released a new version of its document automation software for Microsoft® Word and the Web. “There have been a number of major enhancements in the past year,” said Peter Tuffin, head of XpressDox development. “Template Authors can now preview a document on the fly, and all inserted fields are highlighted for easier proof reading,” he added.


Why attack law firms?

Monday, 25 April 2016 13:39

MWR infosecurityWe hear about data breaches in the legal sector relatively infrequently, however law firms are in fact regular targets of cyber attack; a lack of publicity does not reflect a lack of hostile activity. While the motivations may not be immediately obvious, they are very real.


The forgotten marketing gem

Monday, 18 April 2016 16:19

handwritten letters from law firmsThe age-old handwritten letter is an extremely powerful way of marketing your services. Something everyone knows how to do, has the equipment, but just have forgotten to use.


Preventing unwanted mobile calls

Monday, 18 April 2016 16:40

block unwanted callsIn recent months I have been plagued by repeated calls from 031 833 2707 to my mobile phone. When I answer, there is no one on the other side and the call almost immediately hangs up, so it is most likely an auto-dialler gone wrong.


Law Society expresses grave concern at views by President Zuma on the courts

Monday, 18 April 2016 16:50

LSSA law society of South AfricaThe Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) expresses grave concern at the comments relating to the courts made by President Jacob Zuma when addressing a gathering of Traditional Leaders in Pretoria yesterday.


Landing pages for Lawyers

Monday, 11 April 2016 19:16

landing pages for lawyersNothing worse than clicking an advert in Google search about a special weekend getaway in Knysna and landing on a website that tells you about the travel agency and you spend frustrated minutes trying to find the actual special. Right?


New advocates given a career boost

Monday, 11 April 2016 14:33

LexisNexis AAP recipientsAssisting with the development of newly qualified advocates is the mandate of LexisNexis South Africa’s annual Advocate Advancement Programme (AAP). This year, 52 advocates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds were sponsored with technology and legal resources as well as in-depth training to help them kick-start their legal careers.


Notyesi and Van Rensburg elected to lead Law Society of South Africa

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 15:54

LSSA Cochairpersons Jan van Rensburg and Mvuso Notyesilr thumbnailMthatha attorney Mvuso Notyesi and Brits attorney Jan Janse van Rensburg were elected Co-Chairpersons of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) at its annual general meeting in Kempton Park on 2 April 2016.

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