Posts Tagged convergence

Hanging up on the traditional phone system

When Michael Berger and his partners started business law firm Aluvion Law, they deliberately made what might seem a strange omission: the firm has no phones.

Read more

Tablets becoming better tools thanks to useful apps

Each lawyer in Russell Alexander’s firm has an iPad. The founder of Russell Alexander Family Lawyers has been using one since Apple Inc.’s tablet debuted four years ago. Donna Neff, founder of Neff Law Office Professional Corporation, started her tablet experience on an iPad 2, a device

Read more

MBII & network convergence

Convergence: a fresh approach to complex systems Have you ever taken a good look at the multicolored, ordered spaghetti of cabling running through most buildings? Traditional engineering calls for one set of cabling for security systems, another for surveillance/CCTV, yet another for lighting, one for HVAC, then

Read more

E-trials seen as ‘essential’ for justice in the future

The only one of its kind in Toronto, Courtroom 807 at 393 University Avenue is outfitted for “electronic” trials, a trend many in the legal community see as essential to the evolution of the Canadian justice system.

Read more

The Benefits of Video Mediation

originally published in Lawyers Weekly Magazine Face-to-face mediations won’t go away, but for cost reasons, they sometimes give way to videoconferencing. Some professional mediators are banking on this trend. “It’s a great time to do online mediation,” Petra Maxwell says. The founder and CEO of New York-based

Read more

E-trials save money and time, say proponents

originally published in Lawyers Weekly Magazine Do you have what it takes to work in an electronically enhanced courtroom? Wonder no more — just take “Tom’s test.” Can you: Turn on a computer and monitor? Use a mouse? Use the scroll wheel on your mouse? Open a

Read more

Guide to Courtroom Technology in Canada

originally published on CBA PracticeLink Certain high-profile trials have proven the value of technology usage in courtrooms. Yet most trials in Canada still do without even common technologies, like video conferencing, document management systems and document displays. And this absence spawns dissatisfaction. “Clients complain that the process

Read more

Bringing Technology into the Classroom

Five years ago, Lucas Kent brought a digital whiteboard into his largely analog classroom. The benefits were immediate, whether he taught topics as graphically gratifying as sunspots or he needed to bring up a lesson from the previous school day. “Instead of having to get out a

Read more

Lawyers hang their virtual shingles online in Second Life

Originally published in The Lawyers Weekly Do you pass lumbering purple dinosaurs, desiccated corpses smoking cigars and go-go dancers as you fly like Superman to your meetings? If not, you should register in the 3-D online digital role playing game, Second Life (www.secondlife.com). Many lawyers have hung

Read more

Wireless Exploits

There are many wireless breakthroughs occurring, which is good news for structured cabling vendors and installers. As one vendor put it, wireless access at everyone’s fingertips ultimately puts added demands on a cabling infrastructure.

Read more
Page 1 of 212