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Comment: Why US law firms fail the Shark Tank Test

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Charles Christian writes… I was having a discussion with a US contact last week about the differences between the protectionist environment within which US law firms still operate and the more liberal, post-LSA regime we have in the UK. And then it came to me: the Shark Tank Test!

Added by Charles Christian on the 30th Sep 2014 at 11:57 am No comments

Rekoop & Smart Time say “Hey Intapp & Tikit, you ain’t the only game in town!”

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Over the last 12 hours, two legal IT vendors – one in the UK, the other in the US – have thrown down the challenge to Intapp Time and Tikit Carpe Diem to say when it comes to time recording/time keeping software, you aren’t the only game in town. The challengers are Rekoop, which has just signed up 265-user Burness Paull, one of the largest law firms in Scotland, who will be rolling out Rekoop both on the desktop and on mobile devices; and Smart Time Apps, which has just deployed Smart Time Mobile (the firm is already running Smart Time on the desktop) to Miami lawyers Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod.

Added by Charles Christian on the 30th Sep 2014 at 10:37 am No comments

Comment: Fresh ideas from the ClioCloud9 Chicago Conference

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The Clio Cloud Conference closed last week in Chicago after two energy-packed days. Some 400 delegates from mainly smaller law firms across the United States oozed enthusiasm in every session. Numbers were up from 200 in 2013. Clio brought 40 staffers, compared to 20 last year. And session numbers were triple. All a tribute to the near-cult status that Clio is very successfully engendering.

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Sep 2014 at 4:33 pm No comments

Phoenix Business Solutions Webinar: Manage your business-critical information more efficiently: An introduction to the DocsCorp Document Productivity Suite

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Register for this complimentary webinar to discover how to work more efficiently with your document management system with DocsCorp and Phoenix Business Solutions. During this session you will hear about the full DocsCorp Portfolio of […]

Added by Event Form on the 29th Sep 2014 at 12:26 pm No comments

Phoenix UK User Group – Roadshow – Jersey & London

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We are pleased to announce the dates of this year’s Phoenix User Groups. Our biannual user groups aim to keep you informed of HP, Phoenix, and industry updates and offerings as well as provide an […]

Added by Event Form on the 29th Sep 2014 at 12:24 pm No comments

Latest Legal IT People News & Moves

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We’re starting the week off with a round-up of the latest legal IT people hires and moves in the UK, EMEA, APAC, US and discovery sectors…

Added by Charles Christian on the 29th Sep 2014 at 11:28 am No comments

International In-house Counsel Journal Competition Law Conference – 4 November, London

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With 18 senior in-house counsel and competition experts presenting or participating in panel sessions the IICJ competition law conference is a must attend event, providing delegates with a sound insight into how they manage their […]

Added by Event Form on the 29th Sep 2014 at 10:18 am No comments

Latest Video Awards entry – #52 – Roberts Jackson Solicitors on back pain

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Time now for our penultimate entry – #52 – in of our Legal Industry Video Awards. This is another entry by Roberts Jackson Solicitors in their series of videos to educate and raise awareness of work related conditions using video feedback from existing clients. It highlights the potential damage certain working environments can cause to a person’s health – in this video cumulative back strain – and is carefully layered with expert information from one of the firm’s solicitors. This video has been entered in Category 5 : Legal or Vendor Informational Video of the Year Award – designed to educate & inform external audiences, such as clients, customers & prospects, on current trends, developments and issues.

Added by Charles Christian on the 26th Sep 2014 at 12:08 pm No comments

New Case Study: How Husch Blackwell reduces email strain with Accellion secure file sharing

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Interesting new case study here on how US law firm Husch Blackwell LLP reduced the email strain with Accellion secure file sharing – read the case study here Husch Blackwell Case Study

Added by Charles Christian on the 25th Sep 2014 at 5:26 pm No comments

Integrating Nikec Binder with your DMS – Nikec Solutions Webinar

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Nikec Binder collates different types of documents in a single convenient digital ring binder. It makes it easy to store, organise and archive electronic documents and share complete matter folders. Find out how Nikec Binder can be integrated with a firm’s existing DMS to create a universal interface for document contents at two upcoming webinars.

Added by Event Form on the 25th Sep 2014 at 5:09 pm No comments

HCB Group signs three year deal with Advanced Legal to implement ALB + Advanced has a Plan B!

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The legal and accountancy services firm HCB Group (HCB) has just signed a three year, six-figure deal to deploy ALB from Advanced Legal across its nationwide network of offices. The fully integrated practice and case management system (PCMS), designed to help legal firms efficiently manage their clients, cases and documents, will go live early next year and will be used in more than 20 offices. PLUS we have news of Advanced’s new disaster recovery initiative with Plan B.

Added by Charles Christian on the 25th Sep 2014 at 1:02 pm No comments

Enhance the Value of Microsoft SharePoint in the Legal Sector – 6 November, London

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Date: Thursday 6th November Time: 3.00 – 6.00pm Venue: Taylor Wessing LLP, 5 New Street Square, London EC4A 2TW Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is the latest iteration of the popular content and collaboration platform, and now […]

Added by Event Form on the 25th Sep 2014 at 12:14 pm No comments

September Legal IT Insider newsletter out now – hurrah!

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Welcome to the latest issue of the Legal IT Insider newsletter (September, # 276) – this is our Microsoft SharePoint: The Parrot Bites Back edition plus Did you know that at the current attrition rate, sole practitioners could be an extinct species in England within just 6 years time? Or that the IT to lawyers & other staff ratio averages one IT person to every 28 civilians?

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Sep 2014 at 4:31 pm No comments

The Claims Magazine Conference 2014 – Entry #51 in the Video Awards

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Time now for entry #51 in of our Legal Industry Video Awards, this time featuring Barker Brooks, Claims Magazine and their annual Claims Conference 2014. The video is intended to provide a summary and flavour of the Claims Conference for those who did not attend the event. The Claims Conference predominantly tackled best business practice issues for those involved in claims in the legal sector. The production is by mmadigital and it’s good to see Chrissie Lightfoot of Entrepreneur Lawyer giving a bravura demonstration of how to use a sound-bite opportunity – you don’t mumble, ever so humble, you hold forth. This video has been entered in Category 6 : Legal or Vendor Event Video of the Year Award – conferences, seminars, user-group meetings, speeches & keynotes.

Added by Charles Christian on the 23rd Sep 2014 at 12:04 pm No comments

Bad timing – as Microsoft seeks to allay English Law Society fears about Cloud security

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In an example of timing so bad you couldn’t make it up, Microsoft has just prepared a position paper for the English Law Society to allay fears that storing data in the cloud (when using Office 365) could in anyway be a risk to the confidentially of lawyer/client communications. Read the guidance here Office 365 – A view on UK legal sector guidance then compare and contrast with our previous story on the Dublin warrant case.

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Sep 2014 at 4:32 pm No comments
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