Document Automation

Practical Business Advice for Lawyers – Part 5

Another technology idea that will help your law firm is reusing information and that comes down to our intelligent documents that I spoke about...
serving court documents via email

Substituted Service by Electronic Mail

Considering the way in which technology has advanced over the past few years, it would be wise to make use of more efficient and...
Work Smarter

Practical Business Advice for Lawyers – Part 4

I spoke about voice dictation, you can dictate emails, you can dictate documents, voice is the way forward so start getting used to it. ...
Cloud Hosted Servers

Practical Business Advice for Lawyers – Part 3

Another trend that we are seeing, and I started talking about this two years ago. Where I said in three to five years every...
The Perfect Storm for Law Firms

Practical Business Advice for Lawyers – Part 2

Working Smarter…The first way you can do that is to train your staff better.  Make sure they have the tools to do their job. ...
The Perfect Storm for Law Firms

Practical Business Advice for Lawyers – Part 1

I’m going to be talking to you about technology and how you can use that to make your practices more efficient. I am sure that...
BK Taoana, Associate in the Corporate & Commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr

The Impact of FICA Amendments on South African Accountable Institutions

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act, No 38 of 2001 (FICA) is a piece of legislation introduced in South Africa to combat money laundering and...
Skills gaps

4 Steps to Close Skills Gaps in Legal

Skill gaps are emerging as legal operating models shift to keep pace with business. Four steps enable legal to close them proactively. The...
Checklists for client communications for law firms

Client Communications Checklist for Law Firms

Every day offers opportunities to build trust with a client or prospect, thereby setting your firm apart from the competition. Here are eight easy...
100 hours available to bill

Business Advice for Law Firms – 100 Billable Hours

Being a single practitioner or a small-firm lawyer is challenging. To be a good lawyer is just one aspect of your job. You also...
Happy to pay your law firm bill

Preparing Bills Clients Will Be Happy to Pay

Some say that the most important piece of paper that a lawyer sends to his client is the bill! Why? Yes, it is the...
Back pain

How to Take Care of Your Back When You Have a Sitting Job

Sitting at a desk all day can wreak havoc on your back health. It can leave your spine in pain and feel stiff and...