The key functions of a document management system v3

This is Legal Practice Intelligence's third attempt to list the key functions of a document management system. We don't do this exercise very often. The first attempt was almost five years ago. The second was about two years ago and here we are now with v3. Five years ago it was these four key functions: Find stuff Save stuff Secure stuff and  Version control A prescient comment received in response to this list was: what about collaboration? Is a key function of a document management system the ability to…

For a new law firm, what should be the priority: office space or technology?

by Peter Frankl. When you’re starting a new law firm from scratch you'll have to make some hard financial choices. If you have no clients, you can’t have the latest computers, a flashy office and a team of employed lawyers and admin staff at the ready. If you’re waiting for the phone to ring while all of those expenses are ticking over then you're asking for financial trouble. Most startup law firms will not employ staff until there is work…

The new digital front door to your law firm

Did a client enter your firm through the front door of your office today? Did a receptionist greet the client and offer a glass of water? This scenario is becoming less frequent as the digital age takes hold. It may become so rare that one day we may look back on it as a remnant from an earlier age of doing business. For a client to reach your office’s front door can involve time consuming and inconvenient travel. Your new front door…

Houseroo puts conveyancers, real estate agents and mortgage brokers on a common platform with a common purpose

If you are a conveyancer, don’t be surprised when you get an invitation to collaborate on the new online platform, Houseroo. Your first invitation is likely to come from a real estate agent but it could also come from a mortgage broker or a property buyer or seller.  Houseroo is a project management tool and communications hub that keeps all stakeholders in a property transaction updated. Each property transaction is presented as a visual timeline. Parties can see the status of…

The 16th fastest growing technology company in Australia is a law firm

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2017 Australia recognises and profiles fast growing technology companies. Now in its seventeenth year in Australia, the program ranks the 50 fastest growing public or private technology companies, based on percentage revenue growth over three years (2015 to 2017). LegalVision placed 16th on the list with revenue growth of 389%. This is clearly a positioning statement by LegalVision as to how it sees itself. Is LegalVision a technology company that provides legal services or a law firm that uses…

Locally based lawyers and admins extend your legal team’s capacity in an instant

If you have been offered a service called Legal Process Outsourcing it was probably comprised of lawyers and administrative staff based overseas. A risk with overseas outsourcing, especially since law is based in language, is that something is missed or misinterpreted as a result of a nuance in meaning. The demand for locally based legal process outsourcing is evident with the 33% year-on-year growth (to October 2017) reported by Unison Outsourcing, based in Wollongong, NSW.  Unison Outsourcing was founded in 2013 as a division of one…

A new association based in Western Australia is a strong advocate for compulsory electronic settlements

The E-Conveyancing Association of Western Australia (ECAWA) is headed by Ebony Bishop who is President and Jack Boyle, Vice President. They are both conveyancers / settlement agents in WA. The view of ECAWA is that "Western Australian home buyers and sellers stand to benefit from a more transparent, secure and efficient home settlement process through the introduction of compulsory electronic settlements." ECAWA further states: "The view that electronic property transactions shouldn’t be mandated while only one provider exists is flawed. In giving…

Workflow integration key to Mills Oakley’s efficiency

Leading national law firm Mills Oakley is reaping the benefits of integration and interoperability between multiple systems, thanks to new advancements in legal technology that are driving operational growth. The 96-partner strong firm of more than 650 staff is one benefactor of a recent integration announcement by legal technology provider GlobalX and cloud-based document and email management platform, NetDocuments, which is delivering clients efficiency, security, and collaboration solutions across its global cloud service. In addition to providing regulatory information documents…

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The key functions of a document management system v3

This is Legal Practice Intelligence’s third attempt to list the key functions of a document management system. We don’t do this exercise very often. The first attempt was almost five years ago. The second was about two years ago […]

Workflow integration key to Mills Oakley’s efficiency

Leading national law firm Mills Oakley is reaping the benefits of integration and interoperability between multiple systems, thanks to new advancements in legal technology that are driving operational growth. The 96-partner strong firm of more […]
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The new digital front door to your law firm

Did a client enter your firm through the front door of your office today? Did a receptionist greet the client and offer a glass of water? This scenario is becoming less frequent as the digital […]
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