Talking Tech & Videos
Submit a new event to our moderator here.
The other week I was talking to a retired lawyer who’d recently revisited his old law firm and was shocked by all the technology and business processes they’d now invested in. His reaction reminded me of the old Four Yorkshiremen TV sketch. Here’s the original version, performed by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brook-Taylor and Marty Feldman on At Last, the 1948 Show (circa 1967/68).
Here’s our second submission to the Legal Industry Video Awards, this one has been entered by Nuix and takes us into the world of ediscovery and uses the analogy of baked bean cans to illustrate the problems of searching Dark Data. This entry has been submitted to Category 3 : Vendor Marketing and Promotional Video of the Year Award + Category 5 : Legal or Vendor Informational Video of the Year Award + Category 8 : Ediscovery Video of the Year Award
The inaugural Legal Industry Video Awards 2014 are now open for video submissions from law firms, legal service providers, in-house legal and the legal industry. The Awards have eight categories: legal marketing, informational, training, events, media and ediscovery (with separate categories for legal services and vendors) and will culminate in a virtual film festival and an Awards ceremony.
Websites made simple – according to head of new UK coding quango, you can build a site in just one hour!
Car-crash TV as UK quangonista Lottie Dexter, director of the £500k Year of Code initiative reveals in Jeremy Paxman Newsnight interview that she knows nothing about coding. Seems you can train people to teach coding in just one day and build a website in an hour. Who knew HTML was that simple!
Time for another movie: this time Joanna Kingston-Davies, CEO at full-service law firm Lees Solicitors, talks about how Proclaim legal software, from Eclipse Legal Systems, helps the 100+ staff firm to provide the ultimate in service delivery and client care.
Conference call… we’ve all had to endure them and we all hate them. This video by Tripp and Tyler shows what a holding conference call would be like in a real-life face-to-face setting…
Time capture specialist Rekoop has announced the completion of a comprehensive rebrand. A fresh identity, strapline, website and app suite have been unveiled this week, together with a competition to celebrate the new look. Visitors to www.rekoop.com/competition can set themselves the task of finding all the differences lurking in resident cartoonist Dink’s cunning Spot the Difference challenge. The winner gets a chauffeured Bentley Flying Spur for the day so that’s worth five minutes of anyone’s lunch break.
Time for another video – this time it is Phil Hodgkinson of Compass Law talking about his firm’s use of the Proclaim case management system and its power in creating process efficiencies. The video is another in the Eclipse series of gritty B&W films in the style that we like to call Legal IT Noire…
Select Legal Systems, providers of the LAWFUSION case and practice management system, have posted a new video looking at cloud computing for law firms. This 18-minute video is designed to present a balanced view of the cloud versus on-premise debate for law firms to enable informed IT decision-making, with contributions by Cartwright King, Pepperells Solicitors, H & R Hughes and Silver Fitzgerald on their own experiences with the cloud dilemma.
Here’s an interesting video clip from 1974 of a TV interview with (the now late) Sir Arthur C Clarke in which – while surrounded by an enormous mainframe – he predicts that computers will one day be small enough to fit on a desk and that not just businesses but also individuals will use them for personal computing tasks, such as home banking and communications.
We know we have a large number of sci-fi fans among our readers, so here’s that Star Wars bloopers reel that’s recently emerged – and yes, there is no sound for the first couple of scenes…
Without doubt the most eagerly awaited session at the recent Relevent UnConference in Nashville was the presentation by Casey Flaherty, the general counsel of Kia Motors America. His theme was corporations are frequently over-charged by law firms because they are being billed for the excess time it takes associates to perform routine work.
Here’s a new – and short – video clip from Tim Cheadle and the Ad Coelum Technology team. The company says “MatterMojo represents a new era of matter management technology. Delivered to law firms as a subscription service, our solution re-defines the way matter management software is deployed and consumed. All your existing needs are still catered for such as client and matter inception, task and key date management, time recording, approval workflows and a whole lot more, but we are changing the game through a seamless and enjoyable experience, fitting of the cloud computing era.”
This week Billy Hyatt, one of the co-founders of the ediscovery software business Case Logistix and now a partner in the Standard CP concultancy, based in Tennessee, is starting on a 444 mile hike down the historic Natchez Trace trail, which links Natchez on the Mississippi to Nashville, to raise funds and awareness for two good causes. These are the Mocha Club in Africa and [email protected] in the United States.
Here’s a great new video from Nuix – remember their cans of beans and dark data video from earlier this year – which looks at the elephant in the room and how digital investigations frequent struggle to see the bigger picture because they now have to analyse so much data…
Here’s another video from Eclipse Legal Systems – this time featuring James Maxey, Managing Partner at Express Solicitors, talking about how Eclipse’s Proclaim case and practice management software solution has enabled him to grow his practice. Express Solicitors, currently with 150 staff but growing, is a personal injury claims specialist, from RTAs through to complex negligence cases, and was the first firm to implement Proclaim ABS PI software. We like the way Eclipse keep their videos short and we like their moody B&W style which we dub Legal IT Noir.
Something for the weekend: Eadie of the Arctic + sketching in the Supreme Court + Geek or Nerd – which are you?
We’ve got three stories for this weekend, starting with a handy chart to help you decide whether you are a Geek or a Nerd? – Insider editor Charles Christian reports he comes out a solid 9 on the Geek axis.
Here’s a new video from the Beyond the Cloud series featuring an interview with Frank Jennings of DMH Stallard about some of the contractual issues to be considered when dealing with cloud service providers.
The latest incarnation of Tikit’s Template Management System (TMS v6.0) was released on Thursday at their launch event at the BT Tower, London. The Insider was present at the launch (see also video clip of interview with Tikit’s Mark Garnish) and here are some of our first thoughts…
It was 50 years ago – in 1963 – that the Xerox photocopier was launched. People refused to believe copying could be so simple, so George Lois (one of the Madison Avenue ad agency people that the TV series Mad Men was based on) made this TV ad. And yes, we know this video is politically incorrect for so many reasons.
Peter Owen, the founder of Lights-On Consulting is going to be spending his birthday (4th October) sleeping rough to raise money for charity as part of the annual Byte Night fundraising campaign. So far nearly 50 people and companies who have sponsored him and raised a fabulous £1,880 (£2,205 including gift aid) for Action for the Children charity. Peter adds “If everyone sleeping out manages to raise similar amounts it would be over £3.2 million for the cause! Hopefully that’s a few less children sleeping rough, trying to take their lives and being abused.