Nowadays there’s a lot of noise as people talk up the wonderment of lawyers and law firms going social. Frankly there’s a lot of huff and puff and it can be difficult to make sense of it all. The reality is that Twitter is no silver bullet. It will not revolutionise your practice. Though it can play a significant role in marketing and business development; but even that is hard to quantify. Therefore, I want to ask: must lawyers be on Twitter?
If you missed ZyLab at yesterday’s LawTech Futures event in London, don’t worry because Rob Kenny of ZyLab UK and Insider editor Charles Christian are holding a live webinar on eDiscovery in the Corporate Environment this coming Tuesday 14 May. We’ve just completed a rehearsal and can promise you a session that will be lively and informative.
Here’s the firtst of a number of videos we’ll be publishing over the next few days from this year’s LawTech Futures event.
Omers Private Equity has paid £390m for public-sector services and software supplier Civica. Civica software is widely used in the UK local government case management systems sector but still has a foothold in the law firms market with its Galaxy Legal product.
Legal IT Insider is updating its Probate Software Buyers Guide which as well as being available online, has been at the core of the Law Society’s Probate Practitioners Handbook since 1999. The deadline for submissions …
Here’s a new case study from Oyez Services on the reasons why Top 100 UK law firm Ward Hadaway swapped out its existing electronic legal forms package in favour of OyezForms. The benefits of the change included “Eliminating the downtime and interruptions caused by regular form updates and decreasing the load on internal servers, computers and IT resources.”
Thomson Reuters Elite would like to invite you to join them for a complimentary law firm breakfast seminar – How Technology Can Impact Law Firm Profitability – taking place in Denmark on May 14th and Sweden on May 16th.
Even though the legal profession has evolved over time, it remains a document-intensive industry, and it is one that puts great pressure on scanners, printers, faxes and document-management software. Under those demanding conditions, any cracks or weaknesses in products or document workflow processes will soon show.
A revised version of The Legal IT Insider UK Top 200 Chart is now available – the latest updates reflect the DWF + Cobbetts deal plus the Bond Dickinson merger and the IRIS to Advanced Legal name change.
I received an email today from a legal IT vendor saying they were attaching a copy of a letter they had just sent out to all their customers denying rumours that they were about to close down. What? Are they mad?
The latest issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers is now published, stories include… • The digital shift: Laurence Kaye suggests ten overriding, interlinked themes shaping the legal agenda • Cloud computing: Alex Heshmaty on …
Here’s some links following on from the LawTech Futures last week…
* the first is to the photo gallery for the event… http://lawtechfutures.com/photo-gallery-2013
* the second is to some coverage the event received in the Spanish press via Eva Bruch of More Than Law in Barcelona
This Wednesday (8 May) join a panel session on the Jackson developments so far. Hear from Mark Surguy (Partner at Eversheds LLP) and Johan Botha (Senior Case Manager at Herbert-Smith Freehills) as they discuss their experiences in working under the new procedures and the early lessons learnt. Andrew Haslam (Independent Litigation Support consultant from Allvision) will share feedback on an initiative to develop a Jackson protocol for use in one of the major courts.
Sitting through Neil Cameron’s presentation on The Law of Unintended Consequences at last week’s LawTech Futures event in London plus a coincidental conversation with a couple of delegates afterwards has prompted Team Insider to revive one of our regular features from a few years back. Yes, The Midgely Corner is returning is returning to the Legal IT Insider website.
In the first of a new series in conjunction with One North Interactive, the agency’s CEO John Simpson considers the Death of the Sales Funnel: embracing the full client relationship cycle and creating a relationship experience in order to drive client loyalty, advocacy and new business…