14 EthicsABA Model Rules - Requires lawyers to “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology” in order to competently serve their clients.
Invasion of Smartphones And Tablets 15 What are the biggest benefits you have realized from using your Smartphone or tablet? Anywhere, anytime access to email 90% More efficient use of my time 41% Anywhere, anytime access to work-related documents 36% Improved collaboration with colleagues 9% It has enabled me to solve problems in new and/or better ways 4% Other 3% Source: ALM Legal Intelligence special survey
16In terms of work productivity, which activity- if any – has been improvedmost by using your Smartphone or Tablet? Email 91% Business development (researching prospective clients/firms, social networking sites, etc.) 14% Research 13% Document review during discovery 8% Project management 7% Legal writing 6% Court presentation 6% Billing 6% Case preparation 5% Collaborating with colleagues via social networking sites 4% Collaborating with colleagues via other method 4% Collaborating with colleagues via videoconferencing 3% Other 13% Source: ALM Legal Intelligence special survey
17What would help you make better work-related use of your Smartphoneor tablet device? Better apps 68% An easier way to find useful apps 53% Better devices 49% Less restrictive rules in court 21% Better support/guidance by my employer 15% Less constraining rules/policies by my employer 6% Fewer restrictions stipulated by clients 1% Other 9% Source: ALM Legal Intelligence special survey
E-Discovery 20E-Discovery is the term used for the initial phase of litigation where the parties ina dispute are required to provide each other relevant information and records,along with all other evidence related to the case.
Cloud Computing 22Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that aredelivered as a service over a network, typically the Internet. How lawyers use cloud computing? Law practice management Document management and collaboration Time and billing Accounting Electronic discover Virtual lawyering Back-up and storage Project Management Office Suites (email, calendar, documents)
Mobile Tech and Apps 24Smart Phone and Tablets will become ubiquitous. Most Used Mobile Features - Project Management Legal Writing Court Presentation E-Billing Case Preparation Social Networking Time Tracking CollaborationsGeneric apps for legal space on app stores push innovation further.
Dial A Judge? 25Mobile Technology In CourtsOh, and did we mention that there are services that enable court appearances by phone / video for attorneys and clients alike?Yes, it’s true!
Case Management Tools 27Case management refers to a subset of law practice management and cover arange of approaches and technologies used by law firms and courts toleverage knowledge and methodologies for managing the life cycle of a caseor matter more effectively Organized Data Data Integration Automation Reduces Time Wastage Improves Productivity Centralized Data Storage Remove Data Redundancy Transparency
Security Solutions 29 With highly sensitive information in their networks, law firms are a major target of cyber attacks against their networks, applications and websites. These attacks lead to IT security breaches that can damage a firms reputation and expose it to lawsuits, as well as losses due to system downtime.Security –Cornerstone of Legal Technology!
Collaborative Tools 33 Collaborative software is an application software designed to help people involved in a common task achieve goals. Effective team collaboration Transform the way documents and rich media are shared
39INSZoom.com – Innovator in Immigration Space
Innovations 40 Web Based Case Management System - 2000 Multiple Portals for access to various stakeholders - 2000 Priority Dates Calculator - 2002 Prospect Module - 2003 Vendor Module - 2004 Credit Card Processing - 2004 E-Tracking of applications filed with government authorities - 2005 HRMS Integration - 2005 E-Filing of forms by integrating the product with multiple government websites - 2006 Integration with FedEx - 2006 Synchronization with Outlook - 2006 Quickbook Synchronization - 2006 Single Sign-on - 2007 Workflow based Case Management System - 2009 Eligibility Criteria to increase compliance - 2009 Compliance Modules (LCA, Advanced LCA, Visa Check, etc) - 2010