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Something for the Legal IT Weekend – Halloween, Parties ‘n’ Stuff

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Nothing probably highlights the difference between the US legal IT and the British legal IT culture than their attitudes towards Halloween. Over the the US, the Pinhawk Law Technology Daily Digest has a whole Halloween-themed issue today, while the marketing head honcho of one of our favourite companies over on the West Coast has adopted a “Bane” persona for the day. That’s Bane as in the character in the last Batman movie – although it is arguable that most management consultants can wreak more havoc on the real world than cinematic monsters do in the celluloid realm.

Added by Charles Christian on the 31st Oct 2014 at 2:29 pm No comments

New Case Study: Intapp Open for business at Eversheds

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As we reported in this week’s Insider newsletter, Eversheds LLP has just completed the implementation of its new Intapp Open system for managing conflicts searches and speeding up the new business acceptance process. Here’s a new case study that explains it all in a little more depth.

Added by Charles Christian on the 31st Oct 2014 at 10:15 am No comments

October Legal IT Insider newsletter out now – Hey, hey we’re 19 years old!

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Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter (October, # 277) – this is our Another Bad Month for the Law Society edition

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Oct 2014 at 3:15 pm No comments

Law Firm Senior Project Manager – London £75,000

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Our Client is a Leading Global Law Firm. Due to continued growth our client is now looking to recruit a Senior Project Manager to assist with the on going improvement of their internal IT systems. […]

Added by Job Form on the 28th Oct 2014 at 7:30 pm No comments

Business Analyst – Law Firm, London £50,000

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Our Client is a Leading Global Law Firm. Due to continued growth they are now looking for a Business Analyst to join their London team. Business Analyst Responsibilities: Undertake Business analysis in regards to specific […]

Added by Job Form on the 28th Oct 2014 at 7:25 pm No comments

Applications Specialist (Intapp, SQL, XML) – Law Firm, London £50k (Intapp skills)

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This Global Law Firm is actively looking to recruit an Applications Specialist to join the it’s team. The key skill for this role is excellent knowledge and use of Intapp. The roles primary responsibility will […]

Added by Job Form on the 28th Oct 2014 at 7:20 pm No comments

Legal Technology Integration Architect – Vendor, Leeds £65k

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Our client is a highly recognised global technology organisation that provides some of the most sophisticated and state of the art technology systems and software to the Legal sector worldwide. Our client is looking for […]

Added by Job Form on the 28th Oct 2014 at 7:14 pm No comments

Filesite / Extranet Support Analyst – Global Law Firm, Glasgow, £45-£50k

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This Global Law Firm is recruiting for their Glasgow office for a Filesite / Extranet Support Analyst who will be experienced in HP Autonomy iManage server and client experience having worked with both client and […]

Added by Job Form on the 28th Oct 2014 at 7:11 pm No comments

Rocket Lawyer Unveils ‘Ask a Lawyer’ Feature

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Online legal document provider Rocket Lawyer has unveiled a new ‘Ask a Lawyer’ service that enables customers to submit questions to a network of solicitors for a reduced fee. The San Francisco-headquartered company says that its new Q&A system will mean that customers who need professional help to customise their document will be given access to a vetted lawyer within one business day.

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Oct 2014 at 2:08 pm No comments

It’s Rekoop again, with another win, in Scotland again!

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Time capture specialist Rekoop has announced further success in the Scottish market. Top ten legal firm Morton Fraser is set to roll out Rekoop to 140 users across offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow, integrating with a LexisNexis Axxia PMS. The project will see the deployment of Desktop, the primary time recording interface; Digital Footprint, which monitors activity in the background and helps construct time sheets automatically; and Mobile for a mixed environment of iOS and BlackBerry.

Added by Charles Christian on the 28th Oct 2014 at 11:15 am No comments

Marketing in the Attention Deficit Disorder Era – Keep it short, no – shorter than that!

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Here’s a great cartoon by Tom Fishburne of Marketoonist.com commenting on the fact that in 2000, the attention span of the modern consumer was 12 seconds, whereas it is now 8 seconds. For the record, the average attention span of a goldfish is 9 seconds! There is a serious side to this however because if you audience has the social equivalent of ADD (attention deficit disorder) then it also means anyone marketing to such an audience needs to consider using “snackable content.”

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Oct 2014 at 3:40 pm No comments

How Allen & Overy use HighQ for their extranet solution (updated)

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Allen & Overy is evolving extranet use from collaboration to project management. Mark Dibble, Head of Online Services delivery and Ruth Ward, Head of Central KM explain why they chose HighQ.

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Oct 2014 at 11:30 am No comments

Legal IT Diary Dates: Next month, next year, the year after!

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Here’s some diary dates for you for next month (November) and – for those of you who really, really like longer term planning – 2015 and 2016…

Added by Charles Christian on the 27th Oct 2014 at 10:24 am No comments

IT Support Analyst – Birmingham based role within a national law firm – salary from £23,616 – £27,238

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With almost 1,000 staff and partners in a network of offices nationwide, we are the most experienced trade union, employment rights and claimant personal injury practice in the UK. Role To work as part of […]

Added by Job Form on the 27th Oct 2014 at 8:16 am No comments

Something for the Legal IT Weekend – why even Abe Lincoln hated PowerPoint – probably

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So, we all know Microsoft PowerPoint is the spawn of the devil and has been the cause of more wasted hours in the day at business meetings, conferences and product demos (Death by PowerPoint and all that) than just about any other technology since the invention of chalk by Neanderthals so they could sketch GANTT charts on the walls of caves (Cro-Magnons – Opportunity or Threat?) however now it also appears that PowerPoint contains a zero-day vulnerability that can be exploited in all versions of Windows except Windows Server 2003. (Presumably Windows XP is also safe, so there’s another reason for not upgrading: older software cannot run the latest generations of malware and viruses!) Anyway, it is not just modern businesses that are plagued by PowerPoint, thanks to Peter Norvig we now that Abraham Lincoln himself struggled with PowerPoint when he delivered the Gettysburg Address in November 1863.

Added by Charles Christian on the 24th Oct 2014 at 3:27 pm No comments
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