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LAW FIRMS GRUELLING HOURS AND POOR IT SYSTEMS ARE TURNING DEFECTORS INTO COMPETITORS

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Great article in the Harvard Business Review this week about the increasing start up and new law culture in the legal sector.  Although the article is US focused I’ve no doubt the Australian market has some very close similarities.

The HBR article which you can read here discusses the overwhelming pressure big law firms place on their employees – to the point where many of these lawyers are leaving en masse to either join “New Law” or are starting innovative new niche practices.
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WHAT IS THE INTERNET OF THINGS AND DOES IT AFFECT LAW FIRMS? (IOT)

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Hi, James Vickery from I Know IT and thanks for tuning in to our Legal Tech Tips.  Throughout this Legal Tech series we’ve talked about all sorts of ways you can improve your firm’s IT by following some of our tips – if you’re interested in watching the series please visit legaltech.com.au and check them
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KEEPING YOUR WEBSITE COMPLIANT WITH ETHICAL STANDARDS OF LEGAL PRACTICE

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While you may think that you’re done with building your website and that it should already start getting visitors and potential clients, there’s one important detail you shouldn’t miss: is your website keeping up with ethical language as mandated by law? Here are some points to check your website against and ensure you don’t get into ethical violations moving forward:
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IS VOICE OVER IP RIGHT FOR YOUR LAW FIRM?

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Hi, James Vickery from I Know IT and thanks for tuning in to our Legal Tech Tips.

Voice Over IP has been available to law firms for many years now, but it wasn’t off to a good start and has earned itself a bit of a reputation for poor quality calls, dropped calls and hidden costs but Voice Over IP or “VoIP” has evolved and many firms are looking to take advantage of the benefits.
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO RUN A MULTI-OFFICE LAW FIRM

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Hi, James Vickery from I Know IT and thanks for tuning in to another of our Legal Tech Tips.

Running more than one office can be a real challenge, especially for law firms. Not only do you have the duplication of costs but also the challenges in communicating with one another and sharing information without it costing too much time and money.
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HOW BLOGGING CAN HELP YOU ESTABLISH YOUR LEGAL EXPERTISE ONLINE

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For conventional lawyers who are still grappling with the concepts of the Internet, social media, and other new ideas brought by the digital era, it proves to be a big challenge to understand the connection between getting one’s business online and increasing one’s market reach. While search engine optimisation remains one of the most popular ways to earn money on the net, blogging can considerably help your business win a larger online Continue reading

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR LAW FIRM SECURITY

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Hi, James Vickery from I Know IT and thanks for tuning in to our Legal Tech Tips.

We’re all a little bit security conscious but law firms in particular need to be very aware of their IT security because the information you are bestowed with is so sensitive in nature.
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WHAT IS OFFICE 365 AND IS IT RIGHT FOR YOUR LAW FIRM?

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Hi, James Vickery from I Know IT and thanks for tuning in to our Legal Tech Tips.

One of the most interesting evolutions in technology today is the sheer number of productivity tools and apps available to law firms. For many years firms were limited to a handful of practice management tools and productivity suites – today, the challenge is deciding which products to choose from and whether they will meet your firms needs in the long run.
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HOW LAWYERS SHOULD COPE WITH THE SOCIAL MEDIA FEVER

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The widespread use of social media among all industries across the globe has gotten many conventional organisations and institutions struggling with the dilemma of whether to continue pursuing their goals and catch up with the trend or completely disengage and simply slip into oblivion. Law firms however know that the former option is the smarter decision to take.
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