Law Firm Down – DLA Piper IT Crisis

DLA Piper has had to shut down its entire IT network as a result of being infected by a computer virus that is being described as malware / ransomware / cryptovirus. This message was posted on the firm's website. It was later updated with the message below it.     Tweets about dlapiper

Technology should not replace courts and transparent justice

The NSW Law Society President says that the legal profession welcomes the NSW Government’s planned upgrades to technology in Local, District and Supreme courts across the state, particularly in regional areas where up-to-date digital resources are lacking. President of The Law Society of NSW Pauline Wright said the savings generated by the greater use of Audio-Visual Link (AVL) technology should be deployed towards reducing prison numbers through diversionary, alternative sentencing options and rehabilitation programs. Ms Wright said the use of…

Legal Research Startup Creates Penalty Unit Tracker

Kylie Beveridge of LawCompare explains the Penalty Tracker app: It can be a tricky exercise to track down the value of a penalty unit in a given Australian jurisdiction. In some States and Territories, a penalty unit amount is written into legislation and its value is changed by amendment in Parliament. In other jurisdictions, a mechanism is included in the legislation to allow for the value of a penalty unit to be increased in line with inflation. This increase can…

LexisNexis (US) Launches Lexis Answers, Infusing New Artificial Intelligence Capabilities into the Company’s Flagship Legal Research Platform, Lexis Advance (US)

According to a LexisNexis spokesperson: "While the Lexis Answers service is not currently available in Australia, the technology is absolutely scalable and the feature will be made available internationally in the future, as applicable to business plans". Official announcement (applicable to North America): Advanced technologies deliver the most concise and authoritative answers to common legal questions, plus tailored search results for deeper research LexisNexis® Legal & Professional today announced the launch of Lexis® Answers, a new artificial intelligence (A.I.) enhancement…

Why Law Firms Go Bust

by Peter Frankl. Why does any business go bust? Here are some typical reasons: deficient products, loss of clients, declining demand for its products or services and management errors. This looks like a generic list and could apply to law firms as much as any other type of business. So the interesting question to ask is whether law firms go bust any differently? The “loose” ties of a partnership structure appears to be a key point of difference between law firms and…

Sladen Legal Selects Nikec Hub as Its Collaboration Portal

Melbourne based law firm, Sladen Legal, has selected Nikec Hub, the file sharing and collaboration tool from Nikec Solutions, to further improve communication and collaboration with clients. The firm is dedicated to providing expert advice and legal services to private enterprises, including some of Melbourne’s most innovative businesses. The firm prides itself as being client driven and having a personal approach to law. As a part of this approach Sladen Legal has chosen Nikec Hub as their extranet tool. They have…

HopgoodGanim diversifies with investment in governance advisory practice

Official announcement: HopgoodGanim is pleased to announce significant investment in Australia’s largest and longest-serving governance consultancy, Effective Governance. This exciting new governance advisory service complements HopgoodGanim’s traditional legal offering by providing clients with an additional depth and breadth of service. The move will see the firm’s clients have access to a more integrated suite of corporate governance solutions — from governance, board and CEO reviews, as well as strategy and risk management services and professional development for boards through to…

New service launches for automating documents, attracting clients and publishing

Kiwi software as a service (SaaS) startup Automio has launched innovative automation software and smart document marketplace.  Introducing document or process automation into any professional workplace has been liberated for the non-technical user. The launch of Automio’s new document automation software and smart document marketplace has the potential to be a game changer for all businesses that use repeat documentation, particularly the legal industry. Using Automio, lawyers can automate their standard repeat documents (such as wills and commercial contracts) and turn…

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Law Firm Down – DLA Piper IT Crisis

DLA Piper has had to shut down its entire IT network as a result of being infected by a computer virus that is being described as malware / ransomware / cryptovirus. This message was posted on […]

Technology should not replace courts and transparent justice

The NSW Law Society President says that the legal profession welcomes the NSW Government’s planned upgrades to technology in Local, District and Supreme courts across the state, particularly in regional areas where up-to-date digital resources […]

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Why Law Firms Go Bust

by Peter Frankl. Why does any business go bust? Here are some typical reasons: deficient products, loss of clients, declining demand for its products or services and management errors. This looks like a generic list and […]

HopgoodGanim diversifies with investment in governance advisory practice

Official announcement: HopgoodGanim is pleased to announce significant investment in Australia’s largest and longest-serving governance consultancy, Effective Governance. This exciting new governance advisory service complements HopgoodGanim’s traditional legal offering by providing clients with an additional […]

 

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