Immediately your hairs stand up thinking that my message is all about cutting fees to attract more clients – well this is not the message here – it is all about getting the customer to believe and trust that your bill reflects your firm’s hard work and has their best interests in mind.
It has been brought to the Cape Law Society’s attention that an email titled “The Cape Law Society Past Due Members Invoice” has been disseminated to a number of members. The email contains a link to what appears to be a pdf file (purportedly the outstanding membership fee invoice).
#Unemployment Must Fall: Meeting the Challenges of a Labour Market in Crisis is the subject of the 29th Annual Labour Law Conference (ALLC), taking place at Emperors Palace – the conference’s new home – from 24 to 25 August 2016.
An article published recently in The Globe and Mail highlights a pretty solid perspective on why legal professionals dislike the way hours are currently billed, and it’s probably not what you’d expect. Allison Spiegal, a commercial litigator, noted that one of the main reasons young lawyers are leaving the legal profession early on and pursuing careers in other industries is because the reward is misappropriated by billing for time spent rather than value given.
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Technology will continue to transform the legal profession but artificial intelligence (AI) will not play a significant role, legal experts have debated. In a lively discussion hosted by Thomson Reuters on whether AI will have a radical impact on the legal profession, panellists disagreed as to how close a design could come to replicating a lawyer.
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Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group’s employment law team specialising in social media law is holding a seminar aimed at business leaders on the implications, risks, legislation and strategies around social media use for business. The seminar will be held on 1 and 2 August 2016 at the firm’s Sandton offices.
Everyone talks about getting instant referrals via the internet is quick and easy by using Google Adwords, but nobody really shows us the process in simple steps. I am going to guide you via a few simple steps to register, list your adverts and warn you of a few things that could cost you a packet if you are not aware of them lurking just below the surface to the first time user.
Tsunami, blizzard, avalanche, flood, plague. There are many ways to describe the volume of emails that hit your Inbox every day. One aspect of the problem that is created by the flood is managing the clients’ expectations. Intellectually they might appreciate that you have more than one client and are busy but, intuitively, they expect a reply to their emails almost immediately. Here is one way to provide that reply and yet maintain the right to manage your own priorities in a meaningful way.
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