Here’s an interesting whitepaper (as a 197k PDF) via BA Insight that suggests using Microsoft SharePoint as an out-of-the-box search solution is not a viable option.
Over the past several years, I have noticed that non-lawyers are increasingly offering some of the services that were exclusively provided by lawyers such as estate planning and business start-ups. These companies are eroding legal business by offering ‘legal’ services, online, at competitive prices. The high overheads of traditional law firms are costly and time consuming compared to companies offering online services. Lawyers must appreciate how to evolve legal service provision to include online services. We attorneys need to look forward and embrace technology.
Interesting case study here – including some insightful comments by a partner – on the way Berwin Leighton Paisner is using the LexisDraft system from Lexis Nexis.
Here’s another new case study, this time featuring Belfast-based Keenan Solicitors (www.keenanlaw.co.uk) and their move away from a legacy PBX to a cloud-based unified communications platform from 8×8 and their channel partners Outsource Solutions. www.8×8.com/uk
We’ve an interesting case study here on Virgin Islands-based Karin Bentz’s law firm, and how the firm has streamlined its litigation practice by digitizing depositions with eDepoze and Esquire Solutions…
Here’s a new white paper on Developing your law firm’s mobile strategy from Intapp – an In Conversation piece based on the recent webinar with Norm Mullock of Intapp and Jeffrey Brandt of PinHawk. The topics covered include mobile security and information governance, as well as new platforms such as Microsoft Surface Pro. There’s even discussion of the advantages of native mobile apps over HTML5 – which looks like being a differentiator between Intapp and Tikit in the months to come.
Coinciding with the start of BigHand’s APAC user conference in Sydney later this week, we have news of a new product and a mew case study on productivity…
Here’s a new white paper (as a PDF) – GBGroup infopaper_FINAL – looking at the proposed 4th Money Laundering Directive – the paper is by the GBGroup with a commentary by Alison Matthews. There is also a link here to a presentation containing additional information about the GBGroup in the Legal Sector
Interesting white paper here from the people at C24 on the use of BI in the Legal Sector, based on their experiences with firms like Wright Hassall and others.
App46 is a client/server agent that gets installed on each DirectAccess client computer. The App46 Server piece is installed on a server in your network and is used for both client configuration and distribution of that configuration. App46 Server is a GUI that walks you through wizards to define the settings which your App46 client agents need to know about and once finished it is also a distribution mechanism so that your App46 clients “check in” with the server on an ongoing basis. You can download the App46 white paper here.
Joe Bloggs*, age 35, of South London had been charged and detained under arrest by the police at Plumstead Police Station. Something didn’t seem quite right to Joe’s defence lawyers Brady, Eastwood, Pierce and Stewart (BEPS) when the Crown Prosecution Service produced his previous convictions when he was being dealt with by the Virtual Court. His solicitor had a hunch the ‘previous’ produced by the CPS was not right so he took to his iPhone and looked it all up himself using his mobile technology and his firm’s case management software. (* Not his real name.)
As we reported in this week’s Insider newsletter, Eversheds LLP has just completed the implementation of its new Intapp Open system for managing conflicts searches and speeding up the new business acceptance process. Here’s a new case study that explains it all in a little more depth.
Allen & Overy is evolving extranet use from collaboration to project management. Mark Dibble, Head of Online Services delivery and Ruth Ward, Head of Central KM explain why they chose HighQ.
Here’s a new case study on how the law firm of Barry Yellin safeguards documents with Worldox Cloud Backup and leverages PDF content more effectively with contentCrawler for Worldox and the Productivity Suite.
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
Here’s an interesting case study on how Quality Associates Inc (QAI) helped the Washington D.C. Bar digitize more than 8000 membership cards with 1.6 million images to more easily comply with District of Columbia Court of Appeals and enable a more streamlined content management process.
Here’s a new case study on how the law firm Leigh Day upgraded its data backup and recovery infrastructure with the assistance of Covenco Disaster Recovery and OnQ technology from QuorumLabs – read it here… Leigh Day Case Study
Here’s a new case study looking at how Philadelphia law firm Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin dealt with the issue of suspected non-searchable content in its HP WorkSite document management system. Running DocsCorp’s ContentCrawler application on a portion of the content repository provided the firm with the information it needed to tackle and solve the problem…
Here’s a video case study about Lydian a Belgian business law firm founded in 2001, with a headcount of about a hundred people located in the company’s current premises in Brussels and Antwerp, and soon in a third regional office in Hasselt. In this video, Patrick Franssens, CEO of Lydian, comments on why the firm needed a powerful and full-featured document management system (HP WorkSite) and Jan Vanherpe, ICT Manager of Lydian, explains the business value it created. Patrick Franssens concludes the video with a strong statement: “the I.R.I.S. solution is proving a major improvement for both Lydian as a company and for every single one of our employees; we have calculated that we work on average 35% more efficiently than before, while our people are – and feel –more productive than ever.”
Here’s a new case study on how international law firm Kennedys chooses Plan-Net 24 to provide 24/7 IT support to its lawyers across the globe. With offices as far as Dubai, Hong Kong, Sydney & Auckland, law firm Kennedys has moved its IT support to Plan-Net 24 in order to strengthen its ability to continue to deliver on its international growth plans. James Elmer, IT Manager & Claire Renouf, IT Operations Manager at Kennedys share the challenges they faced, the reasons that led them to Plan-Net 24 and how this decision has benefitted the organisation so far.