Technology

Latest news – Register for World Masters seminar; Referendum rebuff under fire; Clients want strategic partnerships

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,People Management(HR),Strategy & Leadership,Technology] November 6, 2017

Last chance to register for World Masters seminar Time is running out to register for the latest World Masters of Law Firm Management seminar, which will be held in Sydney on November 15. Registrations are almost full for the day. At the seminar, legal practitioners will have the chance to learn about collaboration using the […]

Competing in a buyers’ market – three strategies for law firms

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

Despite in-house legal teams playing hard ball with external law firms regarding the provision of legal services, there are effective strategies that firms can use to improve their chances of winning profitable work, writes Eric Chin. “An industry begins with the customer and his or her needs, not with a patent, raw material or a […]

Why guessing the direction of technology is not so important

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

Too many firms and companies are so obsessed trying to pick technology winners that they ignore the development of sustainable business strategies that could deliver ongoing success, writes Leticia Mooney. Law firm managers can find themselves asking a series of questions about technology. Where is it going? Which technology should we embrace? Which technology will […]

10 smart ways to pursue the holy grail of a paperless office

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

The path towards a paperless office has been bumpy for businesses around the world, but intelligent technology adoption and new tools offer the ability to significantly reduce the use of paper with law firms, writes Mark Andrews. For as long as I have been in the legal sector, the discussion about paperless offices has been […]

Latest news – Harvard lecturer set for World Masters seminar; Pro bono lawyers approach milestone; AI to help client-service delivery

[Australasian Law Management Journal,General Management,Marketing & Business Development,Strategy & Leadership,Technology] October 4, 2017

Collaboration the focus of World Masters address Legal practitioners will have the chance to learn about collaboration using the renowned Harvard University case study methodology when Dr Heidi Gardner addresses the World Masters of Law Firm Management seminar in Sydney in November. Gardner, a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession, […]

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 […]