Posts Tagged electronic documentation

Getting website statistics

For a self-described geek, I don’t spend enough time tracking my website’s performance or improving upon it. Then I got a message via my website’s contact form that got me thinking about my site’s place on the web.

Read more

Technology makes work possible for office-less lawyers

Doug Simpson practises law and runs Legal Systematics, his online form and document assembly business, from all sorts of places. He works from home offices in the Toronto suburb of Burlington as well as Victoria Harbour, on the shores of Georgian Bay. He meets clients at their

Read more

Pulling text out of PDFs

My favorite way to research is to ask questions of subject matter experts. They take you right to the core of a topic and help you consider angles you didn’t know about. My second-favorite way to research is to read documents online and pull text from them

Read more

Fine print in the clouds

What to look for in a provider’s service-level agreements Lawyers who want to use the cloud to meet their computing needs find themselves whipsawed. Cloud service providers promise up-to-date systems, great features and manageable IT costs. But questions stemming from professional responsibilities, such as privacy and confidentiality,

Read more

Protection begins with assessment of access

Law firms handle plenty of sensitive information, both their own and that of their clients. A client’s competitor and opponents in a lawsuit are just two parties who may want to steal that information. “Security matters because it is not a theoretical risk,” says Martin Felsky, a

Read more

Sign of the times

Easily add signatures with Adobe’s new software Picture it: you receive an email about forms or contracts you need to sign back at the office. You read this email on a touchscreen-enabled device – your smartphone, perhaps, or your tablet. And you wonder why you can’t just

Read more

DIY e-discovery still possible, but with limits

A question of collection tools, in-house expertise, volume of work The legal industry has adopted the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, a structural workflow that professionals can follow (www.edrm.net). Before the EDRM, discovery was a do-it-yourself process. Those were confusing days. “Different vendors and law firms took different

Read more

How small firms look big by making most of resources

This is the first article in a two-part series. To read part two, click here. High-tech innovations level the playing field Innovative small law firms are using widely available technologies to compete with bigger firms. Robert Half Legal noted this trend among the key findings in its

Read more

New tools are making mining mountains of data easier

An introduction to e-discovery’s key concepts. Attorneys will always need to participate in discovery. One secret to saving money on fees is to limit the number of documents they need to handle. Fortunately, even as document collections continue to expand to mind-boggling proportions, technologies used to pare

Read more

ebooks: the advantages

I recently read a PDF of a book on an Asus Vivo Tab (Windows RT edition). That was the first time I ever read a book “cover to cover” using material other than paper. While I found the device itself lacking, there’s a lot to be said

Read more
Page 4 of 7« First...23456...Last »