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Microsoft stunner – is Office 365 SRA compliant? UPDATED

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Just had a message in from a top 200 UK law firm saying they have been informed that Microsoft Office 365 is not SRA compliant. One of the firm’s partners told the Insider “The Solicitors Regulation Authority tell us that it is our responsibility to use compliant software but they won’t comment on individual products.” All thoughts and comments welcome.

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Oct 2014 at 2:30 pm 2 comments

DJM signs up to SOS Connect in six-figure deal

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Douglas-Jones Mercer (DJM) Solicitors has signed a six-figure deal for SOS Connect from Solicitors Own Software (SOS) as part of its drive to harness technology to deliver an enhanced service to clients. The firm is replacing its legacy legal solution with SOS Connect for integrated practice and case management. DJM Solicitors is a full service law firm with 60 people based in Swansea, and also in serviced meeting facilities in Cardiff, Porthcawl and The Mumbles.

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Oct 2014 at 8:56 am No comments

Handshake announces legacy DMS file & document converter for Microsoft Matter Center for Office 365

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Handshake Software just announced the availability of Handshake Converter, a new product that converts documents and other files from legacy document management systems such as HP WorkSite, OpenText eDOCS, file shares and others to Microsoft SharePoint, both on premise and online with Office 365. As a result, the converted documents and files will also work with Matter Center for Office 365, Microsoft’s new legal document management and collaboration solution.

Added by Charles Christian on the 21st Oct 2014 at 8:02 pm No comments

APAC Legal IT New Round-up

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We’ve a lot of APAC news to cover today, with stories involving Bird & Bird in Australian merger + HighQ opening an Australian data centre + Lexis Interaction going into ASEAN law firm DFDL + CPA opening a new office in Taiwan.

Added by Charles Christian on the 21st Oct 2014 at 7:48 pm No comments

Leading Colombian firm Posse Herrera overhauls IT as competition hots up in LatAm’s fastest growing major economy

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As Colombian law firms face increased competition from a slew of international entrants, local independent magic circle firm Posse Herrera Ruiz is undertaking a complete overhaul of its IT systems including looking at SAP or an “equivalent” enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool. The full service firm has already migrated over to Cisco’s Voice over IP phone network and is working alongside Janders Dean founder and director Justin North in selecting an ERP provider, with a decision expected shortly. The integrated system will be rolled out next year to coincide with the circa 100-lawyer firm’s adoption of new international accounting standards.

Added by Charles Christian on the 21st Oct 2014 at 4:43 pm No comments

Information Security Specialist – Midlands, Law Firm

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Information Security Specialist, Midlands – competitive salary Our client is a full service international law firm with offices in the Midlands and London. The firm is highly regarded and is going through a period of […]

Added by Job Form on the 21st Oct 2014 at 12:35 pm No comments

Business Analyst – Leeds, Legal IT Vendor

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Business Analyst – Leeds Our client is a global leader in the provision of technology to the legal sector. The company are expanding rapidly and are seeking an experienced Business Analyst to join their Enterprise […]

Added by Job Form on the 21st Oct 2014 at 12:33 pm No comments

Interesting new infographic here from DX on security in law firms

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It’s an infographic – the caption says it all

Added by Charles Christian on the 21st Oct 2014 at 12:22 pm No comments

There’s an App for it – a new approach to capturing & sending business cards?

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Olocode today announced the release of Olocode Plus, a free app for iOS that makes contact sharing even easier on the go. Saving people from re-typing business cards themselves, Olocode Plus gives users the ability to take a photo of any card, have it typed out for them and added directly to an address book within minutes. Olocode is a free service linking contact details to a memorable six-character code that makes it easy to share. The code can be printed on a business card, shared in-person or included in an email signature. Olocode users can identify “followers,” including non-registered users, who will receive automatic emails whenever their contact details change.

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Oct 2014 at 3:23 pm No comments

Something for the Legal IT lunch

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Here’s a picture doing the rounds that will bring a smile to anyone working in tech support…

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Oct 2014 at 1:05 pm No comments

Bartletts go with Eclipse Proclaim

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Liverpool-based law firm, Bartletts Solicitors, is implementing the Proclaim Case Management Software solution from Eclipse Legal Systems. Established in 1860, Bartletts Solicitors employs over 60 staff at 8 offices across the North West region. Boasting a nationwide reputation for providing trusted legal assistance and superb client care, the firm provides a full range of legal services to both corporate and private clients. To further strengthen this position, and as part of a strategy to continually invest in the latest technologies, Bartletts Solicitors has implemented Proclaim throughout its Personal Injury team.

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Oct 2014 at 12:05 pm No comments

Comment: Why outsourcing transcription overseas is not a good idea

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With a growing number of UK law firms choosing to outsource some aspect of their business processes, in the pursuit of greater efficiency, it is boom time for the large global transcription and secretarial service industry. Whether it’s just general legal transcription of digital sound files, letters, reports and memos, or transcription of voice recording of interviews, conferences and consultations, is there really a difference in the service provided by UK-based service providers and their counterparts overseas. Solicitor Maxine Park, co-founder of digital dictation, transcription and support services provider DictateNow explains why the service overseas isn’t necessarily as good as it paints itself: “When we discuss our service, with law firms in particular, there are five common myths that re-occur when comparisons are made between the service we deliver and that offered by overseas service providers.

Added by Charles Christian on the 20th Oct 2014 at 10:27 am No comments

Law Firm Technical Business Analyst – BLM

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The Technical Business Analyst will provide technical and administrative support to a progressive and fast moving team of IT Project Managers in the delivery of a defined portfolio of projects. Reporting into the Senior Project […]

Added by Job Form on the 20th Oct 2014 at 9:17 am No comments

Law Firm Marketing Technologies Manager – BLM

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Marketing Technology Manager We are looking for a Marketing Technology Manager with solid experience within an in-house Marketing function, with a proven track record in introducing digital marketing innovation and managing CRM databases. The Marketing […]

Added by Job Form on the 20th Oct 2014 at 9:16 am No comments

Law Firm Desktop Analyst (Mobility) – BLM, Manchester

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We are looking for a Desktop Analyst (Mobility) for our office in Manchester. The Desktop Analyst will have a key focus on mobility providing a user support function or ‘Service Desk’ facility to all members […]

Added by Job Form on the 20th Oct 2014 at 9:13 am No comments
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