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More US law firms facing extinction

Following the recent closure of four US law firms – Thelen Reid, Thacher Proffitt –which actually survived the destruction of its NYC head office in the World Trade Center on 9/11, Heller Erhman and Dreier, […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Jan 2009 at 9:47 am 1 comment

T'was the last post before Christmas…

OK people, this is probably the last post before the Christmas/New Year break (as we call it in the UK – for our North American readers Happy Holidays and for our German readers, enjoy the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 22nd Dec 2008 at 12:00 pm No comments

December Legal Tech Insider published – includes latest readers poll

The December edition of the Legal Technology Insider newsletter (issue 215) is now out. The digital version hit desktops during the past 15 minutes and the hard copy version will be arriving (subject to the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 17th Dec 2008 at 12:23 pm No comments

Aderant say Microsoft provides bridge to the future

Commenting on the company's performance this year, Aderant's president & CEO Michael Kohlsdorf said “the outstanding performance in 2008 sets the stage for the introduction in early 2009 of the next-generation of the company's business […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Dec 2008 at 2:48 pm No comments

Elite 3E goes live at another site

High-end international legal, tax and strategy consulting firm, Nishith Desai Associates, based in Mumbai, Bangalore and Palo Alto, has successfully gone live with 3E, the next-generation financial and practice management software system from Elite. Milind […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Dec 2008 at 12:32 pm 3 comments

Guest article: Are we ready for ESI ?

by Tracey Stretton, legal consultant, Kroll OntrackThe economic downturn has damaged corporate performance and as a consequence companies are more carefully analysing expenses as budgets become more constrained. Like other expense centres in a corporation, […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 16th Dec 2008 at 8:17 am No comments

Something for the weekend

To end the week on a light note… as it is that time of the year when we reach for the mouse and start shopping online (well those of us who don't have a branch […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Dec 2008 at 5:49 pm No comments

Something for the library and information services departments

Responsibility for the UK Statute Law Database transfers today from the Ministry of Justice to The National Archives where it will be brought together with the existing official legislation publishing responsibilities of Her Majesty’s Stationery […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Dec 2008 at 4:21 pm No comments

Orange Rag traffic hits new high

What a difference a year makes. Visitor figures for The Orange Rag blog have hit a new high. The total number of visitors (measured as distinct URLs) has increased by 40% from 11,000 in November […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 12th Dec 2008 at 11:16 am 3 comments

LSSA and LSC trying to be friends

The Legal Software Suppliers Association (LSSA) has announced an agreement with the Legal Services Commission (LSC) to govern how changes in LSC policy will be communicated to – and implemented by – LSSA members. “I think […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 11th Dec 2008 at 11:19 am 4 comments

New UK standard for electronic evidence

BSI British Standards has published BS 10008: Evidential weight and legal admissibility of electronic information – Specification. The standard sets out the requirements for the implementation and operation of electronic information management systems, including the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 10th Dec 2008 at 8:27 am 1 comment

Only 11 suppliers in the next Law Soc Guide

Orange Rag sources report that there are likely to be only 11 suppliers listed in the upcoming edition of the English Law Society's Software Solutions Guide – compared with the 15 featured in the 2008 […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 9th Dec 2008 at 10:58 am 3 comments

IRIS buys AlphaLaw

The IRIS Group are still on the march with the acquisition on Friday of AlphaLaw – we're still awaiting a formal announcement however last Friday (4 December) Simon Meehan sent this letter out to the […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Dec 2008 at 10:37 am 22 comments

Aderant claim 'next generation' win

Aderant say they have scored a significant win in the battle of the 'next generation' ERP/practice management systems against Elite 3E with the news that Allens Arthur Robinson – which has 1500 users across 14 […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 8th Dec 2008 at 8:35 am No comments

First rollout announced for Nflow's DDS 2.0 system

nFlow today announced that an installation of its widely reported next generation DDS 2.0 digital dictation system has been successfully completed for 100 users at top 50 accountancy firm Johnston Carmichael.  nFlow DDS Version 5.0 […]

Added by Charles Christian on the 5th Dec 2008 at 12:46 pm 6 comments