December 5th, 2012 → 10:25 am @ Ari Kaplan
As we approach the new year, there are various topics that capture the imagination of the professional services markets, with cloud computing often leading the list. I spoke with Ron Collins, the President and founder of Toronto-based Gavel & Gown Software, the developers of the popular practice management tool Amicus Attorney, about the company’s recent release of Amicus Cloud.
We discussed Gavel & Gown’s motivation to introduce a cloud offering, how it differs from the desktop version, its unique features, and customer reactions, among other topics. Listen to Collins share his views on the adoption rate of cloud-based products in 2013:
November 21st, 2012 → 1:20 pm @ Ari Kaplan
Lawyers and other professionals who offer free initial consultations have a new way to reinvent their practices thanks to Brendan Ludwick and Claudio Dunkelman, the founders of LawZam, a free online video conference service which connects lawyers and consumers. Learn more about their service in the video below, and listen to our interview during which we discuss the genesis of the company, what makes it unique, and how it facilitates more seamless communication.
November 5th, 2012 → 7:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
Over the summer, I had the privilege of contributing to a summer associate series for Bloomberg Law. One of the other participants with whom I had the opportunity to collaborate is Alison Monahan, the founder of The Girl’s Guide to Law School, and the co-founder of the Bar Exam Toolbox and the Law School Toolbox. We discussed the genesis of the Girl’s Guide, advice on law school exam preparation, and ways that law students can balance academics with health and wellness, among other topics. Listen to our interview below:
And, of course, you can watch the summer associate series to which Alison and I both contributed here:
October 17th, 2012 → 7:11 am @ Ari Kaplan
The rise of big data is on the minds of many of those responsible information governance and I spoke with Doug Stewart, Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Daegis, a provider of eDiscovery solutions, which has just updated its eDiscovery Platform with Acumen, its Technology Assisted Review tool. We discussed the genesis of Acumen, the adoption rate of similar tools, the challenges, and its impact on the big data trend.
Listen to our discussion below:
October 12th, 2012 → 7:15 am @ Ari Kaplan
The infographic below from Carissa Newark of accountingdegree.net highlights how much more efficient dictation can be in content creation.
(HT Patrick DiDomenico – via Twitter.com/LawyerKM)
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: