February 28th, 2017 → 11:47 am @ Ari Kaplan
I spoke with Dean Sappey, the President and co-founder of DocsCorp, a software company that develops a range of document productivity and security tools for law firms, including pdfDocs, compareDocs, contentCrawler, and cleanDocs.
We discussed the genesis of DocsCorp, how the use of digital files is impacting the legal profession, GDPR compliance and how that treatment of digital information is affecting data security and privacy, and upcoming software developments in the legal industry.
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August 22nd, 2016 → 8:02 am @ Ari Kaplan
We discussed the genesis of Caseflow, how law firms can improve their operational efficiency, the difference between Australian and North American law firms, how its software differs from other tools on the market, and its plans for the 2016 ILTA Conference, among others.
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May 13th, 2013 → 1:11 pm @ Ari Kaplan
I spoke with Michael do Rozario and Brian Borskjaer, Special Counsel and Director of the firm’s Legal Technology Solutions team, respectively, at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, a prominent Australian law firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth.
We discussed Casefolio, the firm’s new award-winning document review app, its development, and the user experience, among many other topics. When it received the Lawtech Award For Innovation in Legal IT at the 7th Annual Chilli IQ Lawtech Summit & Awards in 2012, one judge noted: “This iPad app is simply clever, innovative and delivers a truly ingenious and effective solution to the vexed litigation practitioner.”
Casefolio is available for free trial download in the US, UK, Canadian, and Australian iTunes stores. Corrs has also developed a converter that allows documents and metadata to be exported and imported from a range of litigation support databases, including Ringtail, Relativity, and Summation.
April 16th, 2013 → 7:51 am @ Ari Kaplan
I spoke with Peter Mercer, the founder and managing director of Vound, an Australia-based software development company focusing on forensics and e-discovery, which is the maker or Intella, the company’s signature tool for processing, searching, and analyzing electronically stored information.
We discussed the growth in user-created data, the trend of law enforcement technologies being adapted to e-discovery, and the increased focus on productivity, which Mercer noted is driving the adoption of this technology. He predicts that the rise in cloud adoption and the interest in reviewing data more simply will help to transform the forensic and e-discovery industry in 2013.
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October 4th, 2012 → 7:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
When I was in Australia for the ALPMA conference, a colleague told me about SourceBottle, a popular press leads service based in Australia that has been operating in the region for a few years. I discussed the value of such services in Reinventing Professional Services, and SourceBottle founder Rebecca Derrington explains in this blog post why she has launched the free sourcing tool to support women’s interests in the US and Canada:
In North America, existing PR connection tools cover any industry, from technology to healthcare to financial services and education. But when you consider that 85 percent of consumer purchases in the US are made by women, awareness of the ‘sheconomy’ means more products and services are being developed that cater for female consumers, more marketers are focusing on reaching specific female demographics, and more bloggers and journalists are covering topics related to women’s interests.
That’s why I felt there was a need for a journalist-to-source tool that was exclusively focused on topics around women’s interests, including beauty & fashion, business, home & lifestyle, health, parenting and relationships. And that’s what SourceBottle for North America does. It doesn’t duplicate what already exists. Instead, it’s tailored specifically and only for journalists and bloggers who need sources for their stories on women’s interests, and for PR pros who represent expert sources (male or female) who can provide insight on these topics.
Try it out and let me know what you think. Watch the video below for further insight:
May 16th, 2012 → 10:27 am @ Ari Kaplan
I had the chance to participate in the Law Firm Marketing Masters series and on a recent visit to New York City, I met with its creator, Dan Toombs, the founder of Grow Your Firm, an Australian web marketing company that assists professional services firms with enhancing their digital presence. We discussed the state of the Australian market and the benefits of leveraging Vizibility, among other topics. Watch our interview below:
March 6th, 2012 → 7:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
I speak and write often about collaboration. My research has also shown that successful rainmakers work in tandem – they attend events together, participate in masterminding groups, and find ways to create opportunity for one another. A variety of firms in different industries across the globe connect with one another by developing a formal partnership. I spoke with Simon Truskett, a Sydney-based senior partner at Clayton Utz in the firm’s Corporate Advisory / M&A group, who is the new chair of Lex Mundi, a global association of independent law firms, with 160 member firms in 102 countries.
The association features a client advisory council in which leading in-house counsel advise on ways to improve client service. Members also exchange information on practice management, administrative support and technology usage. In terms of trends, he noted Lex Mundi’s interest in broadening its reach in Africa and Asia because of increased competition from international firms and a more globalized client base that expects its professionals to provide services where they are. Listen to our interview below:
December 20th, 2011 → 7:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
I read about a recent initiative by Australian software firm, Nuix, to combine its e-discovery technology with a worthy philanthropic initiative and had the opportunity to interview Eddie Sheehy, the company’s CEO. He explained that following the Nuix Exchange in October for clients, judges (from both the U.S. and the U.K.), and prominent thought leaders, including keynote speaker Craig Ball, his team created an initiative to offer the legal community a 10GB version of Nuix Desktop called Proof Finder for $100/copy and donate 100% of the proceeds to Room to Read, an organization that partners with local communities throughout the developing world to establish libraries, create local language children’s literature, and construct schools, among other projects. Nuix was able to generate $17,000 in the first 10 days of its campaign. Watch our interview below: