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Flexible Working: a means to happiness?
Twenty percent of lawyers in the US now work from home, according to a recent American Bar Association (ABA) legal technology survey report.  Given that last year the figure was a relatively paltry 12%, this is quite a significant jump.  So what’s the state of play for flexibly working lawyers in the UK and what’s in it for lawyers, clients and law firms? More…
Cybersecurity: what’s new?
With law firms operating in a high-tech global legal market place, there is still insufficient understanding of cyber threat, and the cyber risks associated with running a legal practice.  Law firms who have not yet cottoned onto the fact that they are particularly vulnerable to cyber attack need to grasp the reality now – and get to grips with the advice available. More...
A Day in the Life of a Legal AI
Driven by efficiency imperatives and the need to keep costs down without compromising on delivering the service clients expect, more and more law firms are looking to Artificial Intelligence (AI) engines.  We take an alternative snapshot at what AI legal practice could look like. More…
How to move to the cloud with Office 365
Moving to the cloud is becoming more attractive to SMEs who are looking to maximise their productivity. You can make the move by purchasing a licence for Office 365, which is really a relatively simple process. You can actually do it online right now, and after a few clicks, you will be in the cloud and also the proud owner (sort of) of an Office 365 subscription. More…
Outsourcing dictation – what are the benefits and risks for firms?
Firms are increasingly looking to outsource work that doesn’t require the expertise of a legal practitioner. Passing on the burden of administrative tasks outside the firm enables the reduction of overheads, and leaves fee-earners free to focus on legal work. We take a look at the risks and benefits of outsourcing dictation to third party experts, and suggest some transcription providers to consider. More…
New apps for criminal lawyers on the move
Mobile apps aimed at the busy lawyer are increasingly seen as essential tools to ease the daily legal grind – perhaps all the more so for criminal lawyers, who can be constantly on the move from office to police station to court and back. We take a look at the new iAttend app, which promises to become a favourite for criminal lawyers, and at other apps well worth installing into smartphone and tablet. More…
Your 2016 IT Checklist
Now is the perfect time to take stock of your IT and work out your New Year resolutions for 2016. Here legal IT experts, NETprotocol share their tips on what law firms should think about for next year. More…
The Best Legal Technology Books for Law Firms
When it comes to legal practice we’re increasingly working in tomorrow’s world.  Few lawyers who qualified at the turn of the 21st century could have predicted quite how much the role of legal tech would influence daily legal practice in the next fifteen years. More…
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