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Right tools crucial to keep mobile data safe

Brock Smith’s clients regularly send him documents to sign using tools like DocuSign or Adobe Acrobat’s signing feature. The partner at B.C.-based Whiteboard Law also acts as a part-time general counsel for a technology company. He is an authorized user of both their systems and Whiteboard’s. And

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10 Minutes With Legal Tech Entrepreneur Abdi Shayesteh

  From serial entrepreneur to working lawyer and back again, Abdi Shayesteh (sha-YES–tay) has never lost the urge to start and run businesses. After 14 years in corporate, bank regulatory and financial transactions law, Shayesteh chose to act on a pain point many lawyers experience: the need to

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Customer relationship management invaluable for gaining, retaining clients

Does your firm use CRM (customer relationship management) tools? If not you probably should. CRM tools help law firms both land future clients and satisfy current ones. Lawyers can use CRMs to improve relationships with both.

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Specialty in project management could open more doors

Project management as a practice hasn’t yet caught on with lawyers the way it has in other industries, if Rachael Chadwick’s experience is any indication. Chadwick obtained her project management professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute several years ago. “I found the exam tough, mainly

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CHP: Combined Heat and Power Systems

Condo Boards Need to Ask the Right Types of Questions The recent release of the latest iPhone caused now-predictable excitement among millions of consumers. Condominium board directors might feel something similar when they learn of combined heat and power (CHP) systems. In essence, these systems use generators

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Thinking about design can go a long way

People with heightened design sensibilities will tell you that a law firm’s documents — everything from brochures to business cards to contracts to invoices — create an impression from the moment clients see them. Paul Cahill, a partner at Will Davidson LLP, has become more sensitive about aesthetics since

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“Traditional” project management can be costly

Better project management skills can get you from start to finish much more efficiently Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures, Joe Milstone was involved in collaboration between a law firm and its client, a public company that was going private. The firm’s initial estimate for the legal work

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Finding a fit for virtual desktops in your firm

Computer users typically keep the software and data they use on their computers. About five years ago, Will Davidson LLP began to access both software and data located on company servers using virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Partner Paul Cahill rebels against this change to this day. Virtual

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Defusing the retirement bombshell

The 2007-08 worldwide financial crisis forced numerous companies to take drastic steps just to survive. For instance, General Motors got rid of a pension plan that, in its then-underfunded state, could have hampered its recovery. Canadian retirees could bear the brunt of similar crises. We live longer

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Molecular Motors Similar To Macro Engines

Think of individual proteins as strings of spaghetti. When they fold and combine with other proteins, they create tools that do important work inside a body. These tools are known as molecular machines. Protein folding is a “carefully orchestrated sequence of events,” says Lars Konermann, a professor

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