Speaking about Cloud Computing for Law Firms
I have been invited to do a couple of talks about my experiences at my law firm, Inksters, in using cloud computing.
First up in Glasgow, on 29 February 2012, is the Denovo Business Intelligence Scottish Legal Conference: Maximise Fee Income using Intelligent Cloud Computing. I will be presenting my practical experience of implementing Denovo’s ‘Intelligent Cloud Computing’ and the positive impact this has had for Inksters. The conference also includes a Practical Guide to Improved Cashflow and Profitablity by Graeme Bryson from William Duncan & Co, a Guide to Cloud Computing by James Henigan from RISE and an Introduction to Denovo Intelligent Cloud by Margaret Buchanan of Denovo Business Intelligence. The conference is taking place at the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts which just happens to be a building my wife was partly responsible for as an Architect at Page/Park.
Next up in London is the Law and Technology Forum – Re-thinking legal services in a competitive marketplace, organised by the Law Society of England & Wales, which takes place over two days: 20-21 March 2012. I will be speaking in the afternoon of the second day (21 March 2012) in a section entitled “Unchartered Waters of E-Lawyering: Practicing on the Cloud” which is chaired by Jeff Wright of Morgan Cole and includes sessions from Jonathan Lea of Bargate Murray on Practising as a virtual lawyer and Mark O’Conor of DLA Piper UK on Choosing and vetting cloud computing providers: due diligence checklist. This two day conference at the Law Society’s HQ in Chancery Lane (which my wife did not play any part in designing) also includes a wealth of legal technology sessions from many well known speakers.
So if you are interested in cloud computing for law firms and want to hear what I have to say on this topic then do book to come along to the CCA in Glasgow on 29 February 2012 or 113 Chancery Lane in London on 21 March 2012.
Cloud is the future. It’s refreshing to see how the legal community is embracing the cloud and even talking about it. Gone are the days, when legal community was skeptical about security. Most firms are now realizing that cloud options are even more safer than their own in house infrastructures.