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Something for the Legal IT Weekend #2 – Off to Aberystwyth to hear about painting judges

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Our old friend Isobel Williams has been in touch to mention her technology-free event, bar the PowerPoint, two free illustrated talks back-to-back at Aberystwyth University on Wednesday 22 April. One is about the view from the public seats of the UK Supreme Court and in the second, she’ll be talking to the Gender Studies Research Group on judicial images of women.

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Apr 2015 at 2:25 pm No comments

Something for the Legal IT Weekend #1 – A strange tale of Whistleblowers, Hackers, Corrupt Cops (allegedly), Lawyers & Corrupt Disk Drives

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An Arkansas lawyer representing three police whistleblowers has claimed a hard drive sent to him with evidence for his case was deliberately infected with password-stealing malware. Follow the link for this distinctly weird story…

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Apr 2015 at 2:09 pm No comments

New Products Round-up

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Here’s April’s round-up of new UK and US product releases and upgrades featuring DocAuto + Advanced Legal + Handshake Software + nQueue + Worldox + Ravn + Hoowla + MyHomeMove + Tikit

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Apr 2015 at 10:15 am No comments

Countdown to Inside Legal IT – Revitalising the Trade Show Format

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Everyone has a conference strategy. You work out which are the most interesting, or least boring seminars and who you are going to speak to in the break. You may even work out the route you’ll take to get to their stand to avoid certain exhibitors, because you’ve only got 15 minutes before the next discussion and you can’t afford to get lynched. Then it’s an indigestion-inducing, network-cramming lunch, before you’re off again, leaving exhibitors to wander around forlornly, swapping free giveaways and waiting to pounce during the next mad rush for caffeine.

Added by Caroline Hill on the 16th Apr 2015 at 7:29 am No comments

APAC NEWS: BIGHAND JOINS CLOUDCODE REGISTER

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The specialist digital dictation, workflow and mobility provider BigHand just announced their inclusion on NZ-based CloudCode register to champion best practice in Cloud services.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Apr 2015 at 8:28 pm No comments

Comment: The LTC4 and legal IT competence.

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Using technology effectively is essential for anyone working within the legal profession. If you think about all the tasks that lawyers do; from drafting documents through to research, recording time, billing, due diligence and litigation; technology is at the heart of the working process. IT competency is important to clients and employers to make sure that work is produced as efficiently and risk-free as possible.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Apr 2015 at 4:58 pm 2 comments

New Case Study: LexisDraft in action at BLP

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Interesting case study here – including some insightful comments by a partner – on the way Berwin Leighton Paisner is using the LexisDraft system from Lexis Nexis.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Apr 2015 at 3:04 pm No comments

New Infographic: Call Handling in 2015 – solar eclipse hit calls – “divorce day” increases them

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The latest legal call data analysis from Moneypenny shows that March has been the busiest month, although Monday January 5 (dubbed ‘Divorce Day’) – the first working day after the extended Christmas break – has been the single busiest day of the year so far. During the solar eclipse of March 20 call volumes dropped by 9% as the UK took advantage of the opportunity to view (or at least try to view) the spectacle.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Apr 2015 at 1:29 pm 1 comment

Senior Project Manager, Law Firm, London, to £75k

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Senior Project Manager. Law Firm London – to £75,000 plus bens Our client is a rapidly expanding international law firm with offices across the UK. The firm is now looking to hire a Prince2 Certified […]

Added by Job Form on the 15th Apr 2015 at 12:58 pm No comments

Business Analyst/ BA/ Legal Business Analyst, Law Firm, London to £55k

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Business Analyst/ BA/ Legal Business Analyst Permanent, London – Salary up to £55k This Business Analyst is a key interface between business and technical stakeholders to facilitate an understanding of problems being presented and specify […]

Added by Job Form on the 15th Apr 2015 at 12:57 pm No comments

Law firms websites at risk from Google’s Mobile-Friendliness update.

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Google’s mobile-friendliness update is taking place on April 21st and many law firms websites are at risk of being downgraded in Google’s results as the search engine prepares to roll out one of the biggest ever changes to the way its algorithms work. The update will impact on websites that have not been developed with features that cater for users viewing the content on mobile phones or tablet devices, with these websites being ‘downgraded’ in the mobile search results from April 21st.

Added by Charles Christian on the 15th Apr 2015 at 10:22 am 1 comment

Senior Visualfiles Application Consultant – LexisNexis

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Senior Application Consultant Anywhere in the UK (Home based) LexisNexis, a division of the global publishing company Reed Elsevier Plc, is a leader in professional publishing and a pioneering solutions provider. We are changing the […]

Added by Job Form on the 14th Apr 2015 at 9:04 am No comments

IT Trainer – Law Firm, London £45k

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Our Client is a leading global law firm. Due to growth they are now looking for a Technology Trainer to assist with the ongoing development of their staff’s technical skills. Technology Trainer Responsibilities: Deliver and […]

Added by Job Form on the 14th Apr 2015 at 9:02 am No comments

Ediscovery: What Every Legal Professional Should Know About FRCP 37(e): Part 2

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In our first article, we discussed this year’s revisions to FRCP 37(e) – set to go into effect in December. The new rule is more about solving problems caused by lost ESI than punishment for the loss, provided parties take reasonable steps to preserve and show good intent. In light of the revisions, how can you ensure you’re taking reasonable steps, preserving ESI as effectively as possible, and staying clear of sanctions in the courtroom?

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Apr 2015 at 4:23 pm No comments

Security? ICO investigated 173 UK law firms for data protection breaches in 2014

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Figures released today by Egress Software Technologies following an FOI request to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reveal the worrying number of law firms investigated for breaches of the Data Protection Act (DPA) in 2014. The research shows that a total of 187 incidents were recorded, with 173 firms investigated for a variety of DPA related incidents, of which 29% related to ‘security’ and 26% related to incorrect ‘disclosure of data’.

Added by Charles Christian on the 13th Apr 2015 at 12:07 pm No comments
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