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Google under fire from all sides

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:50

google logo

Google faces accusations of underhand tactics from start-up Mocality, an online business directory based in Kenya, which has accused the search engine giant of malpractice and misrepresentation. 

Read more at LegalBrief.....


Why a mobi website for your practice?

Monday, 16 January 2012 08:57

gomobi-logoDomain names are the identifier of all websites on the Internet. If you want to be found on the Internet – you need a domain name. So if you are called Johnny Walker Attorneys, you need a domain name like or or something similar. This is great for all traditional websites – and for creating websites that people are going to view on PC's or laptops. But what happens when someone tries to look at your website on a mobile phone?


New LAW Academy Trainer for Northern Cape

Sunday, 15 January 2012 20:06

Sue Winter

Sue Winter has been appointed as the new trainer for the Northern Cape region. Sue has been a Trainer at the LAW Academy in our Cape Town office for almost two years. Prior to this, she worked for one of the major financial institutions as a regional registrations manager and gained extensive knowledge of the conveyancing industry during her 25 year tenure.


Consternation in the Pietermaritzburg Deeds Office

Saturday, 14 January 2012 09:42

consternationThe heading sounds a bit like the over-dramatic headlines used in newspapers. But let me explain. Yesterday a notice was sent out to conveyancers by the Assistant Registrar of Deeds, Pietermaritzburg to the effect that some clerks were taking out examiner’s notes at prep and further that such conduct was inappropriate and should be discontinued. Then another notice was sent out by the same person to advise that some conveyancing firms were sending “clerks” [i.e. not qualified conveyancers] to “execute deeds on behalf of their principals” and that this “is highly inappropriate and illegal”. The notice went further to state that as from Monday 16th January 2012 only conveyancers would be allowed in the execution room during execution times. The responses from various conveyancers were swift in coming in. Here are some of them:

Read more in the Tech4law Conveyancing4all forum....


Do attorneys want to separate personal from professional on social networks

Monday, 09 January 2012 10:11

blogiconThe New York Times' Randall Stross has a story this morning about 'Sifting the Professional From the Personal' when it comes to social networks. Attorneys and other professionals have gravitated towards LinkedIn because it is 'professional.'

Read more at Real Lawyers Have Blogs


Using the Windows Phone 7

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 15:39

wp7-screen1A long road to testing the new Windows Phone 7 operating system, but at the end of our road together, I’m a little sad to see it go.


Tech comes out tops in 2011

Monday, 02 January 2012 15:43

 1984-was-not-supposed-to-be-anHistorians will look back on 2011 as a momentous year, one in which technology and the Internet played a pivotal role, often behind the scenes, but sometimes as the main attraction.
Read the great article at GeekBeard


Punishment - humour

Monday, 02 January 2012 15:08

humourHow shall I torture you today?


LexisNexis and Vizibility Release Research Results on the Use of Social Media Within Law Firms

Friday, 30 December 2011 00:00

report resultsNEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vizibility Inc. and LexisNexis announced today the results of a survey conducted to shed light on the use of social media in legal services marketing.


Find your iPad or iPhones after theft

Monday, 26 December 2011 14:27

 prey-iosPrey, which is used to locate your notebook computers, is now available for iPhones and iPads at the App Store. Open source, for free, tested and ready to kick some burglar butt. Check it out.
Read more on the Prey web site...


How long should a law firm close over the festive season?

Monday, 19 December 2011 14:58

closedWorking out when to close the office for the festive season is always a difficult decision - the staff deserve a good rest, but the clients bring in revenue - which one do we ignore this year? Take the simple three button survey on the top right of the Tech4Law home page - maybe next year we will have better information to make the right decision.


LinkedIn is the most popular social media platform in law firms

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:50

 lexisnexisLexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced results from its latest study on law firm engagement in social media methods. The report, 'Global Social Media Check-up: A global audit of law firm engagement in social media methods', reveals that whilst social media has changed the way that millions of people communicate in their personal lives and that many international B2B law firms have registered their presence on the networks, the legal profession overall has a reticent approach to social media engagement.
Read more at Market Watch....


Indent the selected text (Shortcut Series)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012 10:50

 shortcut2Use this quick key to indent the current text.


The Hanging Indent (Shortcut Series)

Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00

 shortcut3Apply a hanging indent to the current text, or the selected area.


5 Predictions for time capture in 2012

Friday, 13 January 2012 19:08

crystal ballOnce again, we’ve come to the time of year where we all start looking forward. We’re going to harness our curiosity about the year ahead and make some predictions relevant to timekeeping. Keep reading to find out why Todd Gerstein, CEO & Founder of Smart WebParts, thinks 2012 will be the Year of Time Capture.

Read more at the LegalITProfessionals web site...


Justify text (Shortcut Series)

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 21:31

  word gabJustify the text so that the text is aligned with the left and right margins.


How to avoid roaming aftershocks

Wednesday, 04 January 2012 08:16

roaming shockWith South Africans starting to return to work at the end of the holiday season, there’s nothing more likely to destroy the warm afterglow of a great trip overseas than coming home to an astronomical cellphone bill after being caught in the roaming trap.


Cost Effective Engineering Solution - humour

Monday, 02 January 2012 15:30

 toothpaste fatoryA toothpaste factory had a problem: they sometimes shipped empty boxes, without the tube inside. This was due to the way the production line was set up, and people with experience in designing production lines will tell you how difficult it is to have everything happen with timings so precise that every single unit coming out of it is perfect 100% of the time.


Find and Replace (Shortcut Series)

Monday, 02 January 2012 14:11

 Word farA quick way to open the “Find and replace” option….


Best iPad apps for 2011

Monday, 26 December 2011 14:50

 best ipad appsIt’s been another great year for the iPad, and for iPad apps. There are now over 170,000 iPad apps available in the App Store (as at 12/21/11). And as Apple’s TV ads for the iPad so nicely illustrate, there are now iPad apps for just about anything you care to do with your favorite tablet device.


Open a new document (Shortcut Series)

Monday, 26 December 2011 14:12

 ctrl nWhen you are typing correspondence on a regular basis (all day type of thing), it makies sense to use the shortcut key to open a new blank document....


Shortcut to printing (Shortcut Series)

Monday, 19 December 2011 14:37

papercut smA quick and easy way to get to your printing window without the mouse.

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