Practice Management & Technology

4 August 2015 - Aderant Announces Record Growth

 

30 July 2015 - ALPMA/InfoTrack Thought Leadership Award Finalists Announced

 

30 July 2015 - For LegalVision Technology is at the Heart of Everything They Do

LegalVision CEO, Lachlan McKnight: “Traditional law firms just see their IT departments as an annoying overhead. Our approach is totally different. Technology is at the heart of everything we do. We develop our tech in-house, meaning we can quickly develop tools to assist both our legal team and our clients on an as-needed basis. Our approach to sales is also completely unlike that of a traditional law firm. We use a Software as a Service business sales structure, and divide the team into inbound and outbound sales. This means our lawyers can focus on doing what they do best: providing great legal advice to our clients”.

LegalVision was founded three years ago by corporate lawyer Lachlan McKnight and software developer Evan Tait-Styles. After a year of operating as a curated online legal marketplace, they teamed up with corporate lawyer Ursula Hogben to launch a law firm. Knowing that many aspects of business law could be standardised, the team set up technology and legal processes that would enable them to produce work that was better, faster and more cost-effective than that of big and mid-tier law firms.

“Our team of senior lawyers come from some of the largest law firms in Australia, such as Herbert Smith Freehills, Baker McKenzie and Norton Rose, all of whom have jumped ship because they’re attracted by our regular hours and flexible working options,” said McKnight.

Offering high-quality, cost-effective fixed fee services has proven to be a winning formula for the three-year-old company. LegalVision now employs at team of 39, including 20 solicitors, three developers and a 14-strong sales and marketing team. It recently closed a $1.2 million funding round, and acquired Capacity HQ (a curated marketplace of consultant lawyers) to enhance and strengthen its offering.

 

28 July 2015 - Knight Lawyers Makes the Move to BHL Insight Software

 

28 July 2015 - Top Three Legal Technology Trends

Eight legal tech industry experts were asked to give their opinion about the top three legal technology trends in 2015 and beyond. Click the image below to view the article at Aderant's Think Tank website.

 

 

23 July 2015 - LEAP Users Get Paid Swiftly With RapidPay

 

21 July 2015 - iManage Leadership Completes Buyout of Business Unit From HP

 

20 July 2015 - What Does Australian Privacy Principle 8 Mean For Email Marketing?

 

14 July 2015 - Smokeball Precedents Transforms into ByLawyers

 

9 July 2015 - PEXA: The Big Hurdle is Behaviour Change


PEXA video screen shot

The Australian reports today that PEXA "sets sights" on an early ASX listing, which might be even before it reaches profitability. The PEXA CEO is quoted as saying: “The big hurdle is behaviour change, and that’s about hearts and minds and we’ve got a team to work with practitioners, take them through the system and work on their concerns.”

 

9 July 2015 - Just Don't Call it Project Management

 

 

 7 July 2015 - Revealing Reveal's Uptake Since Launch

  

 

2 July 2015 - SAI Global Forms Strategic Alliance with Rundl - Innovative Conveyancing Collaboration Software

 

1 July 2015 - Veda Acquires ZipId

 

1 July 2015 - Next generation of Aderant Expert On the Go Time mobile app now available

 

30 June 2015 - LexisNexis Wins Vanuatu Supreme Court Tender

 

25 June 2015 - How safe is it to use an agent for Verification of Identity obligations?

 

23 June 2015 - Henry Davis York Automates Business Processes with Intapp Flow

 

22 June 2015 - Electronic Discovery: Great Disparity in Knowledge Levels Amongst Lawyers

“Electronic discovery has been evolving quickly, but there is still a great disparity in knowledge levels between lawyers,” said LDM Global CEO and Founder Chris O’Reilly.

LDM Global offers two main review platforms in its Australia data centre and considers itself technology agnostic, simply choosing the technology that works best for individual clients and their specific case needs.

“We have a review tool that many Australian law firms will be familiar with,” O’Reilly said. “But we also have a tool that is very popular in the United States and the United Kingdom. It offers true end-to-end eDiscovery capabilities and allows flexible, simple and fixed pricing.

“Historically our industry has seen problems with efficiencies in moving data between tools, and this eliminates that need,” O’Reilly said. “Our goal is to simplify the whole process. With our current technology, we can help law firms and corporations gain business efficiencies, save costs and find their important documents more quickly.”

Doing his part to narrow the disparity in knowledge levels amongst lawyers, Chris O’Reilly is offering to meet with solicitors at their law firms. “I hope to help them understand how eDiscovery services can offer a true competitive advantage. I’ll also be able to answer questions from anyone who may be unfamiliar with eDiscovery technology ... or is interested in some of the tools we use," said Chris O’Reilly. Mr O'Reilly can be contacted via this link.

 

22 June 2015 - Barristers are All Talk and All Action

 

 

17 June 2015 - What is it Like to Use Dragon (Legal Edition) for the First Time?

 

15 June 2015 - Rachel-Leanne Williams is on a Mission to Convert you to the Cloud

 

9 June 2015 - New Version of LEAP

 

5 June 2015 - Reality TV - Technology Makeover

 

2 June 2015 - Cloud Storage, Electronic Evidence and Metadata

 

Metadata matters - download white paper courtesy of Workshare 

 

1 June 2015 - Innovative Legal Tool Developed to Assist in a Workplace Crisis

 

1 June 2015 - Why Do Law Firms Underutilise Their Practice Management Software?

 

 

29 May 2015 - Be Recognised for Innovation in Legal Practice Management

 

28 May 2015 - The Best Budget Priced Android Smartphone

The video below discusses prices in North America in $US but even in Australia you can buy three to four ASUS Zenfone 2s for the price of an iPhone 6 or top end Galaxy.

 

 

26 May 2015 - 20 Years of Revolutionising Justice

 

20 May 2015 - ASIC and PPSR Results from a Single Search on a Single Report

 

19 May 2015 - Fulfil Your Verification of Identity Obligations Using a New Online Service


 

15 May 2015 - Texas Trial Lawyer, Computer Forensic Examiner to Give Keynote at e-Discovery Summit

 

14 May 2015 - Real Estate Agents Who Love Conveyancers

Conveyance Genius is a new software app used by conveyancers to keep clients and other parties up to date during a conveyancing matter. 

Included in the video below is an important reminder about why a conveyancer will be loved by real estate agents simply by keeping them in the loop. That love has to turn into more referrals.

The pricing for the app will be released soon. Legal Practice Intelligence understands that the price is likely to be under $10 per conveyance.

Until the official pricing is released, you can send an email with "innovation" in the subject line to olly@conveyancegenius.com and Conveyance Genius will be provided to you free for 60 days.

 

  

 

12 May 2015 - A New Consultant Joins Lexis® InterAction® CRM System From Kennedys Law Firm

Tennille Roache has joined LexisNexis from international litigation law firm Kennedys to advise and consult clients on the use of Lexis® InterAction®.

Based in Australia, Roache will engage with the company’s InterAction customers across APAC to help them fully embrace the CRM discipline and maximise the value of InterAction to their organisations.

The Lexis Client Advising Services is a free-of-charge offering to customers to enable them to derive maximum business benefit from their investment with LexisNexis. 
 
“The introduction of our Client Advising Services in APAC is a direct response to the needs of our customers,” commented Guy Phillips, Sales Director at LexisNexis Enterprise Solutions.

“Tennille’s credentials are perfect for the role of Client Advisor. She has extensive consulting experience in law firms where she has driven the adoption of CRM systems and optimised their use for tangible business gain. We are delighted to have her on board, our customers will benefit greatly from her expertise.”

Video from 2014, when Tennille Roache was with Kennedys

 

12 May 2015 - GlobalX Opens Adelaide Office and Adds South Australian Team

 

7 May 2015 - Nuance Power PDF Helps Hall & Wilcox Become Paperless

While in the process of moving offices, Australian legal firm, Hall & Wilcox Lawyers, decided to seize the opportunity and set their firm on the path to becoming paperless. The mid-sized, commercial law firm was keen to cull the volume of paper it had amassed over the years and implement digital capability where possible to reduce future paper volumes.

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5 May 2015 - A New Cloud Practice Management System Arrives in Australia

Thomson Reuters is launching cloud practice management system Firm Central for solo and small law firms. It was launched in North America around two years ago and the Australian version is coming soon.

Key features include:

• Integration with legal research, workflow and precedents
• Matter and Document organisation
• Find matter and documents and even text in documents with its global search functionality
• Calendar, including integration with Outlook
• Mobility - use on tablets and smartphones
• Security and backups

Find out more about Firm Central by attending its Sydney launch via this link or visit the website by clicking the image below.

 

30 April 2015 - LG G4 Smartphone Launched Plus Telstra Reduces Mobile Extra-Data Prices

The just-released LG G4 is set to put a dent into Samsung's giant market share. Unlike the new Samsung Galaxy S6 which adds new features but takes others away, the LG G4 is all about giving.

 

Telstra's extra mobile data prices have been three times the cost of rival Optus: 3c per extra megabyte versus 1c. It took some time but finally a critical mass of people must have realised that they could save a lot of money and worry by ditching Telstra Mobile. To avoid losing millions of its mobile customers, Telstra has cut its extra data prices by two-thirds. Extra data is the mobile data used in excess of your plan.

 

  

28 April 2015 - App Turns Entire Conveyancing Process Into a Visual Timeline

 

27 April 2015 - The Interconnectedness of Businesses - Visually Presented

 

27 April 2015 - Alternatives to Expensive Disposable Samsung Phones

 

21 April 2015 - The Smartphone as a Scanning Device 

You are probably a sceptic about what this app can do but the technology seems to have advanced. 

 

 

 

20 April 2015 - cabenet Practice Management System Introduces Text Message Manager

 

13 April 2015 - Samsung Galaxy S6: From The Anti-iPhone to The iPhone-Clone

 

9 April 2015 - Lexis Advance - What Can We Expect From The New Platform?

 

1 April 2015 - The New Microsoft Surface

So far the Surface range of computers hasn't converted mainstream laptop users to give up their laptops and it hasn't converted iPad and Android tablet users to give up their tablets. Why would you when you can buy a good laptop plus an inexpensive tablet for less than the cost of a Microsoft Surface Pro?

In its latest round of trying to convince us to give up our tablets and laptops for a Surface, Microsoft has launched a new cheaper, more "Windowsy" device known as Surface 3.

 

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26 March 2015 - InfoTrack Adds Visual Representation to Search Results

 

24 March 2015 - A Fixed Fee Law Firm Cannot Afford Inefficiencies

 

23 March 2015 - A Miniature Physical Keyboard for a Smartphone and Tablet

 

 More at waytools.com

 

20 March 2015 - East Coast Conveyancing Speaks About its Experiences with InfoTrack

 

 

 

16 March 2015 - Aderant Extends MatterWorks™ to Support Elite Enterprise Clients

 

13 March 2015 - Nikec Solutions Launches Nikec Hub

 

11 March 2015 - eConveyancing - Implications for Legal Practice - The View of a Leading Practitioner: CLE Opportunity

 

 

4 March 2015 - ILTA Survey Names Nuance the Leader in Document Scanning, Print Management, Cost Recovery and Speech Recognition Solutions for the Legal Community

 

 

27 February 2015 - 3E Client Base Continues to Expand with Greatest Annual Market Adoption to Date

Thomson Reuters Elite, part of the Legal business of Thomson Reuters, has announced that the market adoption of 3E reached an all-time high in 2014, with 37 firms deciding to implement the industry-leading solution. The trend of firms transitioning from Elite’s legacy Enterprise system to 3E has also continued in 2014, with more than twice as many Enterprise firms moving to 3E than in 2013 and more than triple those in 2012. 3E is an integral component of Elite’s enterprise business management solution, a cutting edge platform that optimizes operational performance across the business.

“The upward momentum of 3E is significantly rising each year as its end-to-end, scalable technology continues to help firms of all sizes successfully lay the core foundation for their long-term success,” said Eric Ruud, Managing Director at Elite. “Because our new best practices approach to implementation delivers a lower cost, lower risk deployment with shorter time to live operation, we have been able to accommodate a broader scale of firm sizes and change the way they do business with the most innovative financial and practice management solution available.”

Elite continues to enhance the features and functionality within 3E to further increase clients’ returns on investment. The latest version 3E 2.7.3 delivers significantly improved performance, semi-automated system balancing, broader financial transaction management capabilities, a series of new persona based dashboards and over 100 additional enhancements aimed at improving operational efficiency.

3E offers powerful core financial and practice management features and built-in application development capabilities – all seamlessly integrated into one high-performance system. Designed from the ground up on Microsoft.NET, 3E provides an integrated development environment that enables firms to become more agile in responding to client needs. A full suite of capabilities is delivered through a consistent Web-based user experience that allows staff to easily track and manage activity on a multi-office, global scale. Visit 3E for more information.


27 February 2015 - BigHand Announces the unveiling of BigHand Office in Asia Pacific

 

26 February 2015 - Shred-X becomes nationally certified in Australia

 

24 February 2015 - LexisNexis Launches Lexis Advance Research Platform

 

24 February 2015 - Cooper Grace Ward Switches Digital Dictation Solution

 

23 February 2015 - Allens Chooses HighQ for Client Extranets

 

18 February 2015 - LDM Global Enters Australian Market with Predictable Pricing and End-to-End eDiscovery

LDM Global has announced a new eDiscovery pricing model that is simplified and predictable with fixed fees across the board, for cases of any size. As a leading international provider of legal discovery management, LDM Global has observed that the legal counsel and courts are frustrated with unpredictable ballooning eDiscovery budgets and the complex pricing structure that plagues the litigation support industry.

“We have been listening to our clients, and they are crying out for predictability in their annual eDiscovery budgets. They are tired of being chipped away at by vendors with per GB, per doc, per hour, per license fees and any other creative price unit you can think up. The current industry price model is just too complex,” said LDM Global CEO and Founder Chris O’Reilly.

LDM Global clients now have the opportunity to elect this new fixed, predictable pricing plan at the same or improved price point as the standard, line-item pricing, but without the risk of unforeseen cost growth.  This new pricing model is available for clients and projects of all sizes and is fully scalable to meet each unique case need. 

Additionally, LDM Global’s recent opening of a new Sydney data centre means that clients can now experience a true end-to-end eDiscovery tool with data hosting capabilities in Australia.

“We have heard from numerous litigators who are tired of tools that don’t offer true end-to-end capabilities. Historically our industry has seen problems with efficiencies in moving data between tools,” O’Reilly says. “Our goal is to simplify the whole process. With our current technology and gains in business efficiencies, we are now able to offer a true end-to-end tool that has the ability to do just that.”

About LDM Global: LDM Global (www.ldmglobal.com) specializes in eDiscovery/eDisclosure projects worldwide. Legal firms, corporations, and government agencies benefit from its in-depth industry expertise and innovative end-to-end strategies. LDM Global has three data centres, one each in London, Sydney and Denver.

 

 

16 February 2015 - Your Next Client May be a Liar and a Cheat

 

VOI Masterclass series: 1 - What to do before you see your client from ZipID TV on Vimeo.

 

11 February 2015 - Demand for Open Practice Version 8 Continues

 

 

9 February 2015 - Kylie Maxwell Solicitors Integrates SILQ with InfoTrack

 

 

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