The second Legalist meetup (organised by Jerome Raguin of Lex-Connect takes place in London tomorrow – 13th March. It’s a great opportunity for everybody involved (in varying degrees) in Legal Technologies and Legal Operations to meet in person.
The legal sector has probably been among the slowest in the UK to adopt recent technological advances such as cloud computing, virtualisation and mobile working, or has implemented them only partially. This is especially true of the country’s smaller and high street firms, which could perhaps most benefit from the unique advantages each approach offers as they aim to compete with larger, global organisations. A large part of the reluctance among SMBs in the legal sector to fully embrace each of the three technologies stems from a common concern: security. Tim Maxwell, business development director at JMC IT, considers the well-founded reservations about the storage and use of sensitive information in a more open IT environment and outlines the strides being made specifically to address such concerns.
Today on legal IT channel news we have Rekoop getting additional funding and Sword making another acquisition…
Cheshire law firm Poole Alcock has signed up for SOS Connect legal software from Solicitors Own Software (SOS) in a six-figure deal. The firm, which is headquartered in Crewe and has five other offices across Cheshire, has 100 staff working across the full range of legal services. It opted for SOS Connect for integrated practice and case management after undertaking a review of its IT capabilities.
Due to steady growth the firm are looking to add a Proclaim Developer to our current team of developers. Areas of Responsibility • Working on various development projects as required by the business and to […]
There’s an interesting new report just hit our desk. Called the Future of Print, it is by digital print specialist Altodigital and the futurist Ian Pearson (pictured) that looks at both current trends in print and document technologies, as well as some more longer term trends we’ll be seeing over the next 40 years.
Here’s our 8th submission to the Legal Industry Video Awards. This has been entered by LexisNexis Business of Law Software Solutions in the United States. The company describe’s the video’s objective is “To visually articulate the myriad of challenges attorneys face in their daily routine vis-a-vis LexisNexis Time Matters.”
A top 50 law firm are currently seeking a Reports Analyst to join their Knowledge, Information & Data team. Liaising between the business, finance & technology, you will be responsible for the planning, design, development […]
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a top 50 firm within their Knowledge, Information & Data team. As a highly skilled Business Analyst, you will be focusing on Business Intelligence and MI, adopting structured […]
A top 50 law firm are currently looking to recruit a Systems Support Analyst to work within their Knowledge, Information & Data team. The team are responsible for supporting and driving Business Intelligence & MI […]
Here’s details of some legal IT and ediscovery events taking place over the next couple of months… EDRM, the standards organization for the ediscovery market has announced two upcoming events: Second Annual Electronic Discovery Conference […]
Organisations are waking up to the need to deploy better encryption techniques to their data, but better security can have a sting in the tail in the event of a litigation or regulatory request, writes John Shaw*, Director, Digital Forensics at Consilio.
Leading African law firm Webber Wentzel has deployed BigHand’s digital dictation technology to enhance its document production processes, improving productivity and efficiency. The BigHand solution is providing visibility of workloads across departments and, in doing so, is transforming the way in which transcription work is shared. It is improving the turnaround time for the creation of legal documents.
Sabina Smith, a LexisNexis news service editor turned artist, has sent in the following message “I am organising an Open Art Exhibition in September, so now am calling for artists to submit their work. I know there are many lawyers who dabble in the arts (and not just the dark ones) so it would be great to see if any will expose their inner talent to the outside world.” You can find out more about the exhibition (there is a £1500 first prize) here http://londonlegalsupporttrust.org.uk/our-events/just-art-2014/
So video may have killed the radio star, as Buggles once sang back in 1979 – but is telephone cold calling and email spam now killing direct marketing? I ask because over the past six months I’ve noticed a huge increase in the number of people signing up for the Insider newsletter using anonymous/generic Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo email accounts.