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The Power to change the game

Former world squash player, Jonathon Power teams up with Maria Toorpakai Wazir to empower girls around the world through sport.

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Digital dictation software becoming the norm

Several years ago, Mark Davis was preparing for a trial over the Christmas holidays. He was the only one in the office, and didn’t have an assistant to transcribe recordings from his digital voice recorder. So he strolled to a nearby electronics outlet, bought Dragon Naturally Speaking,

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Improving legal service delivery by going online

Lawyers as technology entrepreneurs Doug Simpson holds a degree in computer science. Engineer Monica Goyal worked for years in the technology industry. Both Michael Bluestein and Michael Carabash profess passion for both business and technology. These technophile lawyers believe they can improve the delivery of legal services.

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To make sense of big data, look inward

Having difficulty understanding big data? Don’t examine it on the Internet. Instead, look at your own company’s version of it. From e-mail systems to invoicing to accounts payable to text messaging to document sharing to HR, the list of disparate systems on which a business relies can

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Smartphones offer lawyers many options

Last time in this space, we covered security, IT support, keyboards and email features offered on Android, Apple, BlackBerry and Windows smartphones. Here in the second part, we’ll cover other business features that help lawyers work on the go.

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Smartphones improving, making choice tougher

This is the first article in a two-part series. Smartphone operating systems as a discussion topic can sometimes prove as inflammatory as religion and politics. Arguments seem prompted, at least in part, by marketing as the major manufacturers battle for greater share of the lucrative business smartphone

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Trade dress for success

Marlboro decision defeats marketing tactic of look-alike brand Philip Morris owns the trademark for Marlboro, the top-selling international cigarette brand, in most of the world. But not in Canada. Thanks to that quirk — the result of a long-ago trademark sale by a Philip Morris predecessor company

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A world of extras available to make your (WordPress) site better

If you build your law firm website using WordPress, you might find it doesn’t do everything you want it to out of the box. Fortunately, plug-ins and themes abound to fill in the gaps.

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Battling court gridlock with tech tools

A committee of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice recently published a series of reports that advocate, among other solutions, an increased role for technology in promoting access to justice in civil and family matters. Lawyer Garry Wise of Toronto’s Wise Law Office has been hearing talk about improving

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A cost-effective way to build a business website

This article is the first of a two-part series. Part Two publication date TBA. WordPress, widely known as a blogging platform, is also the engine behind many law firm websites. Should you use WordPress to build your firm’s site?

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