Big Law and the Dinosaurs

… Nicole Black has referenced my post on Big Law is so behind the legal IT curve in her post for Legal IT Professionals on Why large law firms face extinction by irrelevancy. Nicole states:- For some time now, I have encouraged law firms to embrace change or pay the price of irrelevancy. It’s been…

Big Law Little Law

… Guest Post by Mark Gould in reply to Brian Inkster’s latest blog post on The Time Blawg I am generally nervous about technology evangelism because evangelists tend to assume that their preference should be the same for all, without considering that different people have different needs and perspectives. The sterile debate between Mac fans and Microsoft…

Future Law: IT and Legal Practice Predictions for 2014

… 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)….

The Practice of Law in 2013

… The Time Blawg was three years old on 1 January 2014. It is now, at this time of year, traditional for me to look back over the past year on The Time Blawg with my reflections and thoughts on the past, present and future practice of law. So here goes. In 2013 I blogged less…

Evolution or Extinction for Law Firms?

… 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…

Maximise Fee Income using Intelligent Cloud Computing

… On 19 June I will be in Edinburgh speaking about my law firm’s experience of moving our entire IT system to the cloud at a Conference organised by Denovo Business Intelligence in conjuction with RSM Tenon, Inksters and RISE. This is the programme:- Scottish Legal Conference Maximise Fee Income using Intelligent Cloud Computing  09.30am, 2.00pm or…

Tomorrow’s Lawyers – Reviewed

… I remember enjoying the TV series The Tomorrow People. It gave (in the 1970s) a glimpse of a possible future where the next stage of human evolution (Homo superior) had emerged. Now, with Tomorrow’s Lawyers, Richard Susskind does that for lawyers. Although, Richard does not, as yet, envisage those lawyers having psionic powers such…

Why lawyers can take breaks from Twitter

… 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…