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Leading Kenyan Law Firm Anjarwalla & Khanna Selects Deltek Maconomy

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:02

African Legal NetworkLeading African law firm chooses Deltek Maconomy for its pan-African practice to improve matter management, staff utilisation and client interaction. Deltek, the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, today announced that Kenyan law firm Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) has chosen Deltek Maconomy to improve matter management, staff utilisation and client interaction.

 

Pay to get your own data back - Ransomware

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:51

ransomwareThose of you who watched Carte Blanche on Sunday night [23 August 2015] will have been reminded about the severity of the rapidly spreading data encryption calamity currently doing the global rounds - but which is particularly pervasive in South Africa [a known gullible target]. Let us talk about what to look out for, what it does and what you should do if this happens to you.

 

WatchDox by BlackBerry Deepens Secure Collaboration Capabilities Across Mobile Platforms

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:32

blackberry watchdoxBlackBerry Limited, a global leader in secure mobile communications, has unveiled updates to WatchDox® by BlackBerry®, including a new application for BlackBerry® 10 devices and additional multi-OS integration.

 

The Legal Services Revolution South Africa Has Been Waiting For…

Monday, 24 August 2015 10:49

LexNove Kyle Torrington and Andrew TaylorLexNove seeks to disrupt the legal industry and has launched an innovative online platform where high quality legal service providers will bid – at free market, fixed prices - to do the users’ legal work. In so doing, we bring fixed price, high quality legal services to the market segment that needs it most - small to medium sized businesses, which is in stark contrast to the current situation, where access to high quality legal services is largely restricted to large corporates and wealthy individuals.

 

How to Easily Change the Order of Paragraphs in a Word Document

Monday, 24 August 2015 12:51

MS Word for lawyersWhen writing a document, most of us write the first draft, making changes as you go. Then, you edit it, rewrite it, and rearrange it. When rearranging a document, you may want to reorder some paragraphs. We’ll show you an easy way to do this.
Read more at How to Geek...

 

Drawing Customers Off the Electronic Superhighway to Your Law Practice

Monday, 24 August 2015 14:21

attracting legal clientsProspective clients “pass” qualified lawyers and firms on their way to the lawyer they will ultimately hire. But what is it that draws them to your site? What do you have on your site that attracts them? Something that other firms, or maybe even other community resources, link to? What compels those visitors to come back to your site over and over again?
Read more at the American Bar Association...

 

SearchWorks, a finalist in the MTN Business App of the Year Awards

Monday, 17 August 2015 10:51

Ryan Barlow CTO e4Technology company e4 is thrilled to have had its SearchWorks app selected as a finalist in the prestigious annual MTN Business App of the Year awards. The SearchWorks app, designed to facilitate local search requests for the property and legal fraternity does so quickly and efficiently with 24-hour live results at the user’s fingertips. 

 

PJ Powers inspires guests at Garlicke & Bousfield’s Women’s Day Breakfast

Monday, 17 August 2015 11:15

garlicke-bousfieldGarlicke & Bousfield hosted its annual, much anticipated Women’s Day Breakfast on Thursday, July 23rd at The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga. Guest speaker was South African icon, PJ Powers – an internationally renown musician who has recorded 15 albums and the well known 1995 UK chart hit “World Union”.

 

The Right And Wrong Reasons To Form A Partnership

Monday, 17 August 2015 12:13

law firm partnership pros and consYears ago, I read about a marriage prenuptial agreement that was incredibly specific as to each spouse’s responsibilities, right down to the husband’s obligation to put the toothpaste cap back on the toothpaste tube. Most people thought it was a prenup gone wild. The spouses, however, clearly approved of and signed on the dotted line because it illuminated all the expectations each had of the other. Neither was in the dark about their marital responsibilities, and where there is transparency there are no surprises.
Read more at Above The Law...

 

Why are so many law firms implementing document automation?

Monday, 10 August 2015 20:09

xpressdoxsThe legal profession worldwide is facing a ‘more-for-less’ dilemma. Clients are demanding more work for lower fees. Competition is on the increase. And commoditisation is eroding profits like never before. As ‘margin-squeeze’ impacts profitability, law firms need to work more efficiently. You probably won’t be surprised to hear that there is no sustainable way left for firms to become more efficient other than by embracing technology.

 

UK Visa hijacking throws spotlight on liability and ID theft

Monday, 10 August 2015 20:53

Candice Sutherland SHAThe recent hijacking of a courier van carrying South African citizens’ UK visa application forms has brought to the fore the issue of liability for the loss of these documents, especially if these documents containing sensitive and personal information are used to commit identity theft.

 

LexisNexis First to Market With Legal Tech Solutions

Monday, 31 August 2015 12:25

Lexis nexis south africaLexisNexis continues to research and develop pioneering legal solutions aimed at making the practice of law more efficient. The firm was first to market with a number of tools that provide legal professionals with greater mobility and digital access to legal content.

 

Attorneys to draft wills for free during National Wills Week: 14 to 18 September 2015

Monday, 31 August 2015 13:14

14-18 september wills week‘If you are a parent, a breadwinner, a homeowner and generally want to ensure that your affairs are in order, it is important that you have a valid will drafted by a professional. A valid will allows you to state your last wishes, who should inherit your assets and property, to appoint an executor of your choice for your estate and also a guardian for your minor children,’ say Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) Co-Chairpersons Busani Mabunda and Richard Scott.

 

Microsoft sets new standard for cloud security and data privacy

Monday, 31 August 2015 14:14

cloud security law firmsIn the cloud-first, mobile-first era, companies in every industry around the globe are using cloud computing to power their transformation into digital businesses. Organisations are turning to the cloud due to the business benefits that the technology unlocks and enables including cost savings, greater business agility, reduced IT complexity and gaining a competitive edge on rivals. 

 

Truecaller Takes Aim at Mobile Spam and Anonymous Messages

Monday, 24 August 2015 11:05

truemessengerPowered by 150 million member community, Truemessenger lets you magically put a name to a number while blocking and filtering out SMS Spam from your inbox.

 

The 'Uber' law firm is a resourcing revolution, not a technology disruption

Monday, 24 August 2015 11:33

Uber legal in the futureMy friend the wonderful Fred Banning at Pinsents posted on Pulse yesterday about his view of a legal 'Uber' (the disruption benchmark de jour), but I'm worried that he, and many others, are missing the point about what's really disruptive about Uber-style models and why they are more threatening to 'traditional' law firms - and to tomorrow's lawyers.
Read more at Legal Support Network...

 

The Curry Cook-off

Monday, 24 August 2015 15:06

curry cook-offIf you can read this whole story without laughing then there's no hope for you. I was crying by the end.......it is an oldie, but brilliant!

 

Keep abreast of legal changes

Monday, 17 August 2015 11:06

Lexis nexis south africaEvery business will face potential prosecution for not being compliant with the law. Non-compliant companies face risks including penalties imposed on the business and executives, jail time, negative publicity, operational suspension, decreased productivity and increased liabilities. Legally compliant businesses may however find themselves in a healthier financial state by avoiding losses incurred through non-compliance.

 

What Percentage of My Gross Revenues Should I Spend On Marketing My Law Firm?

Monday, 17 August 2015 11:33

how much money to spend on marketing law firmNot one attorney asking this question is going about it the right way. They are all wrong! They are all asking the wrong question. That’s right. You heard me. “What percentage of my gross revenues should I spend on marketing my law firm?” is the wrong question. The right question to ask is “How many cases do I want to sign up?”
Read more at PILMMA.com...

 

Once upon a time there lived three little pigs..

Monday, 17 August 2015 13:40

wolf 3pigsHere's a real-life twist to the fate of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf...

 

Your Lawyer May Soon Ask This AI-Powered App for Legal Help

Monday, 10 August 2015 20:40

voice recognition ross intelligence ibm watson“I thought back to that big problem lawyers face in their day-to-day work, and how it impacts regular people,” Ovbiagele tells WIRED. “I thought we should apply the capabilities of machine learning to tackle this problem." And so the idea for ROSS Intelligence was born, a voice recognition app powered by IBM Watson, the machine learning service based on the company’s Jeopardy-playing cognitive system, that doles out legal assistance.
Read more at Wired.com...

 

Winds of Change in the Legal Industry

Monday, 10 August 2015 20:25

Silversoft-Logo-with-DeltekWinds of change are blowing through the legal Industry - affecting the way legal firms do business and acquire new clients. Reduced client loyalty, increased competition and alternative business structures puts a significant pressure for change on the new business process, making firms move from a traditional reactive acquisition process towards a proactive sales process, inspired by other professional services organisations……
Read more at Deltek...

 
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