Posts Tagged legal technology

Hosted solutions shift expenses away

  This is the second instalment in a two-part series in The Lawyers Weekly offering basic advice to law firms that want to make cost-effective technology decisions. This time, we’ll look at hosted solutions. Businesses of all stripes use applications and data storage outside their own (fire)walls, and law

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Technology changes don’t need to be expensive

Automobile owners and business computer users face similar decisions and anxieties. They each rely on complex machines, rarely understand the inner workings of these machines and they often don’t know how to cost-effectively acquire and maintain them. This is the first of two-part series to offer basic advice to

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Software makers respond to spam law

Earlier this year, in reaction to Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL), various organizations flooded their contacts’ inboxes across the country with requests for permission to continue sending them e-mails. Software developers also responded, marketing systems that help businesses comply with CASL. Knowing little about CASL or the systems being

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Going online with dispute resolution

We bank online. We earn continuing legal education credits online. We even work online. But the day when Canadian citizens can resolve common, low-value legal disputes online seems a long way off.

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Data disasters are waiting to happen

Having a recovery plan is indispensable for your system’s inevitable crash Ben Sapiro well knows the meaning behind the metaphor “like closing the barn door after the horse escapes.” When lawyers call him about disaster recovery, it’s usually because something has already happened. “Very often, questions come after

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The virtual deal room is now more advanced

Used as data rooms, lawyers can share confidential information. Physical “deal rooms” house documents pertaining to confidential activities such as mergers and acquisitions. Access to such rooms is controlled. No photocopiers are found within, and no cameras allowed inside. Brock Smith, a Vancouver-based partner in the technology

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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

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Quality work deserves a quality website

Does your law firm’s website reflect your firm accurately? Does the content on the site mesh with your firm’s work and history? Do pictures of offices and people on the site match your actual offices, lawyers and staff? If you answered yes to these questions, congratulations. Your

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