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Sit on your butt and more clients will come

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:20

webinar listen online brand exposure for law firmsI know you all want to believe that this can and hopefully will happen... The very best I can do is give you some tips on increasing your online branding for your law firm while you sit on your butt in your office chair on Tuesday 30th June 2015 at 16:30.

 

How to optimise your law firm for today's changing times

Monday, 29 June 2015 11:10

Silversoft-Logo-with-DeltekWho makes the decisions in a company? Is it the CEO, middle management or the employees? The answer is actually none of the above, as it is the customers who decide ultimately.

 

LexisNexis South Africa agrees to acquire Korbitec

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:45

KorbitecLexisNexis South Africa, part of RELX Group, has agreed to purchase Korbitec (Pty) Ltd from the Naspers Group for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is subject to approval by the South African Competition Commission. Korbitec is a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions for South African property professionals, with two leading products, GhostConvey and Windeed, in addition to its Banking and Municipal services divisions.

 

Easy ways to get more electronic exposure for your law firm

Monday, 22 June 2015 16:55

Easy ways to get more electronic exposure for your law firmOur next webinar/podcast will tackle the subject of increasing your electronic exposure for your law firm. Whether it be your website, email, newsletters, social media, yours and other topical blogs or electronic directories.

 

Introduction of South African Society for Labour Law

Monday, 22 June 2015 11:22

south african society for labour lawThe South African Society for Labour Law (SASLAW) is a non-profit organisation. The aim of the Society is to promote the advancement of labour law as a legal and academic discipline, and encourage collaboration between lawyers and other experts within the field of labour law.

 

Uber Driver Deemed Employee By California Labor Commission

Monday, 22 June 2015 12:10

uber california driver employerThis ruling changes all that, turning Uber into a transportation startup instead of a logistics software company. That puts the company in a position to face a number of legal obstacles, as well as rising costs of employing those drivers directly and offering them benefits, etc.
Read more at TechCrunch...

 

UPS and Inverters short video

Monday, 15 June 2015 12:56

power inverter 1440We hosted a webinar/podcast last week and Tuesday on the differences of a UPS and an Inverter. The 28-minute video of that podcast is now available for you to watch in the Tech4Law Youtube channel.

 

Why “only client syndrome” presents great opportunity for paralegals

Monday, 15 June 2015 12:37

only client syndrome fix for paralegalWe have all had clients with “only client syndrome”(OCS); some of us have had a few of these at any one time and have a few premature grey hairs as a result. It is all too easy however to label these clients as “high maintenance” and dismiss their demands as unreasonable. Beware! By labelling their demands as unreasonable you miss a valuable opportunity to better understand how your clients tick.
Read more at The Paralegal Portal...

 

The government can spy on you using e-tolls

Monday, 15 June 2015 11:17

e-toll privacySanral tracks a vehicle’s locational information on tolled freeways, which they do by taking photographs of the vehicle registration plates as the vehicle drives under the gantries. Basically location tracking. Locational privacy refers to the right of people to move about freely, without having their movements tracked. Information about a person’s movements can reveal a great deal about a person’s personal, social and political activities.
Read more at MyBroadband...

 

Load Shedding Power Solution - UPS or Inverter

Monday, 08 June 2015 15:30

webinar UPSDon't forget the webinar discussion about the difference between the UPS and power inverters which is being aired at 16:30 on Tuesday the 9th June 2015.

 

4 Ways to Get Referrals

Monday, 08 June 2015 16:57

law from referralsEver met a lawyer who wouldn’t prefer more qualified cases? Thought not. The most valuable cases—both financially and professionally rewarding—come from referrals. Generally speaking, referred cases tend to have the lowest cost of acquisition and come with some helpful level of “prequalification” through a past client who knows your legal competence.
Read more at Law Marketing...

 

Your Legal Billing Problem Needs to be Solved Yesterday

Monday, 29 June 2015 12:13

houston we have a problem law firm billingThe future for the uninformed law firm looks bleak not just on the competitive landscape. The nature of revenue growth is in jeopardy. Historically, law firms have been able to sustain and, in some cases, grow by a combination of a few basic factors: (1) increasing the volume of business (e.g. adding new clients and/or generating more work from existing clients); and (2) increasing the price of the business (e.g. raising rates).
Read more at Legal Productivity...

 

21st Labour Law World Congress in Cape Town

Monday, 29 June 2015 10:35

international labour law congress in cape town 2015The 21st ISLSSL Labour Law World Congress will take place from the 15th - 18th September 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in Cape Town. The South African Society for Labour Law, SASLAW, is honoured to have won the bid to host the World Congress for the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law in Cape Town in September 2015. This is the first time the Congress is being held in South Africa and indeed, in Africa.

 

Sabinet launches first-ever true mobile legislation app

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 14:02

Sabinet South AfricaSabinet is excited to announce the launch of their new Mobile app, which is now available for download by Sabinet’s SA Legislation (NetLaw) clients, from the Apple App Store. The development of this app came about as a result of an overwhelming need expressed by clients from law libraries, who require access to legislation on the move, offline and outside the office.

 

Legal Billing: The Five Levels of Success

Monday, 22 June 2015 12:50

5 levels of billingWe’ve taken observations from thousands of law firms, extracted some criteria, and constructed a simple scale of billing effectiveness. Typically, we see law firms falling fairly neatly into one of these five levels. If you’re like most, you’ll be able to identify almost precisely with one of these levels.

 

The correct way to handle a death at your law firm

Monday, 22 June 2015 11:46

Handling a death at your law firmI think the true quality of a law firm can be judged by how it responds to the death of one of its people. Your personnel, clients, legal community, and the family will notice and remember how you handled this, so make sure you do it right.
Read more at Fishman Martketing...

 

The Neighbour Confesses

Monday, 22 June 2015 12:18

Neighbour confessionThe Confession...Hi Bob, This is Alan next door. I’m sorry buddy, but I have a confession to make to you. I've been riddled with guilt these past few months and have been trying to pluck up the courage to tell you to your face, but I am at least now telling in text as I can’t live with myself a moment longer without you knowing.

 

Digital Forensics for Attorneys and Law Firms

Monday, 15 June 2015 11:10

digital forensics law firmsUses and Examples of Digital Forensics and Computer Investigations - In working with attorneys around the world, we have found that the number one resource we have in our favor is a strong understanding of the legal system, and how our investigation will be used or viewed. This helps our attorney clients understand how the evidence we have found will help them or potentially hurt them.

 

How Bad is Your Legal Billing Problem?

Monday, 15 June 2015 11:35

how bad is your billing problemOver the past six years we’ve worked with thousands of law firms. These firms vary widely in terms of size, practice area, and geographic location. And while firms, just like lawyers, often have their own unique personalities, goals, and challenges, there is still one single thread that ties all of these firms together.

 

More South African businesses willing to operate in the Cloud – e4

Monday, 08 June 2015 15:08

Ryan Barlow CTO at e4Although concerns like security, cost and risk have impacted on widespread adoption of the cloud, more South African businesses are beginning to invest in cloud based services. This is according to Ryan Barlow, CTO at e4. Barlow says there is an increase in adoption of products like Office365 and Salesforce for example.

 

What is Trial Preparation?

Monday, 08 June 2015 16:07

trial preparationTrial preparation involves gathering and preparing the raw materials for a court case or hearing. Additionally, trial preparation gives a judge and a jury an overall, better understanding of the facts and information that are presented in a lawsuit. Depending on the nature of the lawsuit, preparation tasks may differ. Effective trial preparation can be essential to winning a case, so it should never be ignored.

 

What do legal professionals need to know about Adobe Acrobat DC?

Monday, 08 June 2015 15:45

Adobe acrobat DC for lawyersThose of you who follow my blog are no doubt saying, “Gosh, Rick, aren’t you a bit late to the game here?” After all, Adobe Acrobat DC shipped three weeks ago. In this post, I’ll present just the essentials of the Acrobat DC. I hope to follow up with more detailed posts in the future.
Read more at Acrobat for Legal Professionals...

 
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