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Future Law: IT and Legal Practice Predictions for 2014

Published on 05/01/2014 By Brian Inkster

… A couple of days ago I looked back to what happened in 2013. Today I will look forward to what might happen in 2014. I first made legal IT predictions in 2011 on this blog. I will for 2014 follow the same format and topics (with perhaps some extra ones thrown in at the end). […]

Evolution or Extinction for Law Firms?

Published on 06/10/2013 By Brian Inkster

… On 24 September 2013 I attended the annual flagship Law in Scotland Conference organised by the Law Society of Scotland. This year the conference was held in Glasgow and theme was Evolution or Extinction. President of the Law Society of Scotland, Bruce Beveridge, opened the conference by telling us “It is the species that is most adaptable to […]

Reinvent Law London 2013 Reviewed: DO – don’t just talk

Published on 16/06/2013 By Brian Inkster

… I attended Reinvent Law in London on Friday. It had the same organisers (Daniel Katz and Renee Knake of Michigan State University College of Law in partnership with the University of Westminster) and style as LawTech Camp London 2012. Basically the same concept but with a new name. So pretty much every tweeting legal is here […]

The Time Blawg – Two Years On (Part 2: Blawging)

Published on 05/01/2013 By Brian Inkster

… On 1 January 2011, The Time Blawg materialised. One year ago I looked back at the first year of The Time Blawg – One Year On. Two days ago I looked back at what went on during the second year of The Time Blawg with specific reference to Social Media and give my thoughts […]

The Time Blawg – Two Years On (Part 1: Social Media)

Published on 03/01/2013 By Brian Inkster

… On 1 January 2011, The Time Blawg materialised. One year ago I looked back at the first year of The Time Blawg – One Year On. Today I will look back at what went on during the second year of The Time Blawg with specific reference to Social Media and give my thoughts on […]

Why lawyers can take breaks from Twitter

Published on 01/12/2012 By Brian Inkster

… My last post on ‘Tweeting less but meeting more‘ has generated some debate with Brian John Spencer posting ‘A letter to Inksters: just because it’s winter it doesn’t mean that you can put your Twitter into hibernation‘. This is an interesting topic and one worthy of some debate and consideration. I do, however, think […]

Charon QC’s UK law tour (in a jag rouge) and his impending trial

Published on 28/10/2012 By Brian Inkster

… Charon QC is about to embark (this coming Thursday 1st November 2012) on a law tour of the UK in a red Jaguar. This tour will cover the far reaches of the UK (including, with my encouragement and Inksters‘ sponsorship, Shetland), take him about a year and as he says will involve:- “Podcasts, voxpops […]

LawTech Camp London 2012 Reviewed: Time to Push

Published on 01/07/2012 By Brian Inkster

  I have been to a couple of legal technology conferences already this year (LawTech Futures 2012 and Lex2012) but the recent LawTech Camp London 2012 stood out from those as somewhat unique in its format and content. The Conference was organised by and a collaboration between Michigan State University, University of Westminster Law School, […]

100,000 Legal Tweets

Published on 07/04/2012 By Brian Inkster

This past week @CharonQC achieved a major Twegal (or Tweeting Legal for those that prefer) milestone (although he joked with Antonin Pribetic that it was perhaps a millstone) when he tweeted his 100,000th tweet. I thought this event should not go undocumented. Here it is:- Those that know Charon QC will know that it is […]

Lawyers cannot hide on Twitter

Published on 29/01/2012 By Brian Inkster

… Recent headlines in the The Mail Online and The Telegraph suggested that a (now ex) Barrister (who tweets as @Geeklawyer) had been struck off for inappropriate tweeting. Delve a little deeper and he was in fact fined £2,500 by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for his tweeting and, put simply, disbarred for his conduct […]