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We often highlight articles that would be interesting and relevant to the Firmex community. We thought you might find the following article by Peter Coons from The Daily Record insightful. The article highlights the regulatory and ethical obligations of lawyers to...
Think Cyber Threats Don't Impact You? Think Again.

Despite enormous and increasing resources devoted to protecting confidential information, security breaches continue to plague the legal industry. Hackers are deploying some of the most sophisticated attacks ever seen, and law firms are a primary target. Law firms are storehouses of...

As corporations become more reliant on modern technology, they also become more vulnerable to online attacks. Corporate cyber crimes are on the rise, and can cause serious harm to an organization’s bottom line. In 2010, the Ponemon Institute estimated that the average cost to companies affected by cybercrimes was $3.8 million per year. That rose by a staggering 56% in 2011, to $5.9 million per year!

With ILTA just around the corner, Jeffrey Brandt offers some practical advice on how to make your legal IT budget stretch a little further this year.  All law firms are looking to better manage costs, and to many firms that has...

Alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) are bringing significant changes to the legal profession. Clients are pushing for a combination of cost savings and cost certainty, and law firms are responding in a resounding way. Though AFAs are not a new concept to the...

We often highlight articles from our customers that would be interesting and relevant to the Firmex community. We hope you enjoy this comprehensive analysis from Blakes LLP on the key trends that have emerged in the legal industry and how they will...

Alterative fee arrangements (AFAs) seem to be consistently in the news. With clients demanding greater efficiencies and increasingly clamping down on legal fees, I'm often asked about technology's role in alternative fee arrangements. Clients want to know what the secret software...

Despite enormous and increasing resources devoted to combating data breaches, security incidents in the enterprise continue to rise. Hackers are deploying some of the most sophisticated malware attacks ever seen, and law firms are a primary target. Just last month it was...

As legal technologies advance, and attorney expectations increase, law firms will need to implement dramatic changes in how they deliver IT services.

  For the past few years, I've been working with a client on a very cutting edge software development effort. I have to say that the most complex part of the project has been ensuring that the interface and the overall user...