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Downloadable and online resources about technology from LSN and our networkpartners.

  • Make the switch to a client portal

    17/06/19
    technology
    You’re probably already aware of the dangers associated with email, but we bet you’re still continuing to use it, despite the risks. In the current climate, it’s almost impossible to completely avoid using email as part of your daily communication, however, you should be making an effort to minimise your email usage by only using it in certain scenarios, i.e. inquiries. For lawyers in particular, once a client has been acquired, you should move all communications and file sharing to one secure portal, this not only streamlines all communications, but generally makes it easier for you and your client to contact each other and share files.
  • The PDF Binder application that helps users create court bundles 75% faster

    10/06/19
    technology
    Combining PDFs into a document bundle to be distributed to a client or filed with the Court can eat up hours of billable time. But it doesn’t have to.
  • How to put mobility to work for law firms

    22/03/19
    technology
    When we visit law firms around the globe, we are often struck by just how many firms are still reliant on paper and paper-based legal business processes. Even at firms with paperless initiatives, we’ll see billing partners packing up stacks of pre-bills to review and edit in the evening at home.
  • Everything you need to know about legal document automation

    05/03/19
    technology
    Legal document automation isn’t scary. Automating the creation of documents is not intended to replace, minimise or threaten what lawyers do. Lawyers always have been, and always will be, the guardians of the legal documents that form the basis of all business; but by automating certain parts of the process, they can be liberated to focus on elements of the role that add real value.
  • An introduction to machine learning – part three

    31/01/19
    technology
    Nearly everyone who keeps up to date with technological developments has heard of the term ‘machine learning’. It’s a nice buzzword that is being used more and more in recent years. But what does machine learning actually entail? What is the technology that lies behind it?
  • An introduction to machine learning - Part 2 (A history lesson)

    28/01/19
    technology
    Nearly everyone who keeps up to date with technological developments has heard of the term ‘machine learning’.
  • Clocktimizer: An introduction to machine learning - Part 1

    22/01/19
    technology
    Nearly everyone who keeps up to date with technological developments has heard of the term ‘machine learning’. It’s a nice buzzword that is being used more and more in recent years. But what does machine learning actually entail? What is the technology that lies behind it?
  • Evolve your practice with insights from the Legal Trends Report from Clio

    Each year, Clio’s annual Legal Trends Report provides new data-driven insights into the practice of law.
  • Workshare Compare in iManage Work 10

    18/12/18
    technology
    Workshare was once again recognized as the market-leading content comparison solution in the ILTA technology survey
  • LPM December 2018/January 2019 – Legal watch

    What should SME law firms be on the lookout for when the clocks strike midnight?
  • What blocks digital evolution in the public sector?

    12/11/18
    technology
    After the last talk at the Government Digital Transformation Conference last week, Emma Stace believes she'll never look at the phrase ‘digital transformation’ in the same way again.
  • LPM November 2018 – Boxing clever

    What's stopping law firms from creating more products from their services?
  • Benefit from the basics

    01/11/18
    technology
    What is the point of being an early adopter of AI and blockchain if your existing systems aren’t delivering to their full potential? Lawyers and support staff still need tools that help them to do their job efficiently, so firms should help to bring the focus back to the tasks that land on desks every day of the week, and with tried-and-tested strategies. Spreading some efficiency on top of your bread and butter of legal work can save time, reduce risk, and increase productivity. Look for strategies that enhance – and don’t interfere with – the natural course of work.
  • Assessing a cloud DMS – Considerations for transition by SeeUnity

    30/10/18
    technology
    In 2011, “cloud” was the latest buzzword in the document management space. However, misconceptions about the cloud, such as it was storage only or that it wasn’t secure, kept many organizations from considering it in their strategy.
  • Why law firms should and shouldn't use public cloud

    11/10/18
    technology
    An increasing number of legal firms are looking to the cloud to deliver cost-efficiencies and flexibility, and many are becoming more confident with providers’ IT security and datacentre compliance capabilities.