Gamification: law firms think outside the Xbox

What is gamification? Technically, it’s applying game design and methods to training to engage, encourage and motivate users. The basic idea is that, if you make the learning as engaging as possible, the “player” will learn and understand more while they are playing and then retain more once the learning has concluded. Gamification can be… Read More…

How to protect yourself from data breaches

Barristers and solicitors need to make sure they keep personal information secure, especially information on paper files, says a statement from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This warning follows a number of data breaches reported to the ICO over the last few months involving the legal profession. What threat do data breaches pose to the… Read More…

Law firm technology: reprogram your culture

It is a truth universally acknowledged by commentators and consultants to the legal sector that law firms need to change in order to compete effectively with “alternative” business and charging models. What’s changed? We continually read about technology disrupting the legal services marketplace. Of course advances in technology transform how firms are run and how… Read More…

Security in the cloud: is your client’s data secure?

What are the concerns surrounding the safety of lawyers’ data? The concept of confidentiality is at the core of the solicitor-client relationship and protected as a concept in law and also through regulatory controls. This is dependent on lawyers’ data being secure. The challenge that many lawyers now face is the need to reconcile the… Read More…

10 things you might have missed at #ReInventLaw

In no particular order, a quick Twitter re-cap of 10 things you might have missed at today’s conference: 1. Lawtoons: Law Made Fun through Comics create series on law Kanan Dhru (@dhrukanan) Research Foundation for Governance in India 2. What’s Love Got to Do With It? Dana Denis-Smith (@ddenissmith) Obelisk 3. What’s the Buzz? Hyun… Read More…

If the robots rise, will lawyers be in their sights?

It is a perennial question – will the advance of technology take people’s jobs? From the Luddites protesting the use of giant mechanical looms, to London’s black-cab drivers objecting to the use of a convenient smartphone app to book and hire a competing private car, new technology has threatened – and generally eventually overturned –… Read More…