A 19th Century university law curriculum is ideal for the 19th Century

Australian graduates believe the current legal curriculum is failing to prepare them for ‘the real world’ when they graduate according to a broad cross section of recent graduates and young lawyers who participated in Part 2 of InfoTrack’s Legal Education Roundtable Series.  The academic focus on developing analytical thinking was felt to be too theoretical and removed from the reality of the modern legal landscape.  Roundtable participants believe more time should be spent on building practical skills and work presentation…

eConveyancing Industry Award Winners

Conveyancers, property lawyers and the major banks spearheading the digitisation of property transactions were recognised at a gala awards dinner in Melbourne on 22 May 2018. The evening was the culmination of industry-wide conference PropertyX, held by Property Exchange Australia (PEXA), with presentations from ARNECC, the Department of Finance, Services & Innovation of the NSW Government and Deloitte earlier in the day. The awards were created to celebrate those driving the industry’s digital reform, with winners drawn from the pool…

Web-apps and Geo-targeting are delivering new clients to law firms

Cost effective web application development and mobile location tracking services are being used to deliver new clients to law firms and to stay in touch with existing clients. Gadens new web application for Building Codes Gadens recently launched a user-friendly web application to assist head contractors and subcontractors to be compliant with building codes for Commonwealth funded work. Corporate Advisory Partner Jonathon Hadley, a specialist in workplace relations, said: “There are strict building codes for Commonwealth funded work which could ultimately result in exclusion…

myprosperity and View Legal partner to offer automated estate planning services

myprosperity personal wealth portal is partnering with Australian estate planning firm, View Legal to provide free, standard wills. A personal wealth portal, myprosperity is a white-label desktop and mobile app that advisers and accountants can enable for their clients. The platform provides a consolidated, real-time view of a client’s entire financial world, thanks to live integrations with leading financial services providers. When enabled by an adviser, myprosperity’s estate planning functionality will allow a client to generate a standard View Legal…

Transformative Pricing Practices For Professionals

David Wells, Liz Harris and John Chisholm have established a consulting practice to work with professional knowledge firms to help them with business transformation and especially pricing, an area where they believe there is most upside for firms.   The consulting practice is called Innovim and is officially launching at a breakfast in Melbourne on Wednesday 30 May. Following the breakfast launch Innovim is offering a half day Pricing Masterclass with educator, speaker & writer Ron Baker, the world’s leading authority and thought leader on pricing in professional firms. Ron Baker will…

The Value of Voice and Face-to-Face Communication in the Digital Age

by *Maria Skettos. In today’s digitally saturated world, texting, emailing, mobile messaging and social media interaction is the norm. These modes of communication are efficient, quick, convenient and appealing in a business world that encourages greater productivity. But has the shift towards these new communication preferences come at a price? Face-to-face communication has declined and telephone calls are a dying phenomenon. Text messaging in the US grew significantly from 14 billion in 2000 to 188 billion in 2010, and according…

Legal operations platform LawVu now integrates with Workshare file comparison

The LawVu platform helps in-house lawyers and laws firms work together more efficiently and transparently. It makes collaboration a natural and easy part of the lifecycle of a legal issue. In-house teams are able to instruct, scope, allocate budgets, measure current and future spend and view all legal matters in one place. The platform has now become even more powerful with the integration of Workshare's file comparison software. “Partnering with LawVu is an exciting opportunity for Workshare, as our leading document comparison engine, Workshare Compare, will be…

triSearch enters market for property, corporate and personal searches

triSearch provides a national service and has direct links to organisations such as Land Registry Services and ASIC. The triSearch name was previously used by a NSW search business. It is now a new and separate entity. Comprehensive searching, electronic contract preparation and integration with PEXA is possible for the new company by leveraging the InfoTrack platform where needed. triSearch CEO Taylah Allen says “We are very excited to introduce triSearch as the newest provider in the Australian conveyancing and legal…

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