Technology

Q&A: Max Paterson – “We believe that expert human lawyers will always be at the centre of legal practice.”

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Technology] August 30, 2017

In this Q&A, Settify principal and CEO Max Paterson underlines the importance of embracing artificial intelligence, why ‘cyborg lawyers’ should not threaten the human element of law, and how staying engaged in theatre keeps him grounded and happy. You had a successful law career at major firms before you decided to set up Settify, an […]

8 steps for creating a winning website

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Technology] August 21, 2017

Arnold Bloch Leibler recently won the design category in the Legal Website Awards 2017. Marketing and business development manager Aleks Czerwinski tells ALMJ editor Cameron Cooper how the firm approached the redesign; discusses the impact (including a 400 per cent increase in the number of visits to the news/insights section; see table at the end […]

Latest news – Leaner budgets for GCs; Ransomware attacks prove costly; Private-practice lawyers in demand

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Finance & Accounting,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Technology] August 4, 2017

Budget constraints hit general counsels The latest report on the in-house legal sector in Australia and New Zealand has revealed that budget constraints are increasingly a fact of life for general counsel, while the rise of women through the ranks continues. The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Australia’s 2017 Benchmarks and Leading Practices Report draws […]

Time to upskill – are you prepared for the digital era?

[Australasian Law Management Journal,Strategy & Leadership,Technology] July 24, 2017

As the digital era has an impact on the legal profession, it is time to consider what skills lawyers will need to differentiate themselves and adapt to the changing times, writes Mark Andrews. The digital era, coupled with changing client expectations, puts particular pressure on lawyers in terms of their skills development. It is easy […]

How to nail the use of email and other communication tools

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,People Management(HR),Technology] June 28, 2017

Communication tools such as emails and meetings have their place in modern law firms, but they must be managed intelligently and used according to their strengths, writes Dermot Crowley. As the old saying goes, when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. In terms of how we communicate in today’s workplace, our hammer […]

Latest news – Millennials value culture most when choosing firm; independent firms upbeat; AI likely to be biggest disruptor

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Technology] June 2, 2017

Culture beats brand for millennials A law firm’s culture is the main factor for millennials when they are weighing up whether to accept a potential employer’s offer, according to a new international study. The report, called Minding the Gap: Do Today’s Associates Defy Generational Stereotypes, has been published by legal recruitment firm Major, Lindsey & […]

Put your firm on the road to telecommuting success

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,People Management(HR),Technology] April 29, 2017

In this edited excerpt from the book, Anywhere Working and the New Era of Telecommuting, co-author Yvette Blount discusses some of the factors to consider when a firm offers employees the chance to work flexibly via telecommuting. In Australia, organisations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, Telstra, the Australian Stock Exchange, ANZ and Westpac have introduced flexible work policies […]

How to build a great culture and climb the productivity ladder

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,People Management(HR),Technology] March 7, 2017

The focus of management should be on creating a culture in which employees can concentrate on the work that will have the most positive impact on their firm and stop wasting their time because of poor work practices, writes Dermot Crowley. During the past 15 years I have worked in many organisations and firms with […]

Optimising client experiences: why little data is the next big thing

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Technology] January 30, 2017

While many law firms are contemplating the impact of big data, they may be better off getting their heads around the analysis of ‘little data’ if they hope to streamline their businesses, writes Leticia Mooney. Your law firm accesses, and generates, a huge amount of data. In this respect, a law firm is much the […]

The perfect New Year’s resolution? I will do something on the tech front

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Technology] January 17, 2017

As the new year gets under way, it is the ideal time to consider technology trends and what the legal sector can do about them to ensure 2017 is a year of positive change, writes Mark Andrews. During the last few weeks of 2016 and first few weeks of 2017, I have had quite a […]