Law Practice in the ‘New Normal’

In March, Smokeball conducted the largest annual legal business sentiment study to explore law practice in the new normal and obtain valuable insights into the most important issues facing the legal profession. In doing so,…

Understanding the latest ARNECC Model Participation Rules

On April 12, ARNECC announced some changes to their Model Participation Rules around Verification of Identity (VOI). We’ve heard your feedback that you have some questions and concerns about the validity of using remote, video…

NSW migrates to 100% e-conveyancing. Here’s what you need to know

As of 22 March 2021, 29 dealings in NSW are no longer accepted via paper lodgments and will now need to be lodged electronically. The NSW Government has also released a draft bill to allow…

Winning the hearts not just the minds of your clients

The volume of legal content skyrocketed over the past year, with firms now taking advantage of more and more of the content marketing toolkit. However, certain tricks are yet to be used to their fullest…

How to achieve the latest cyber security compliance

Since May 2020, ARNECC has recommended cyber security training after conducting a security review. The reason being that “Cyber security is of broader relevance to Subscribers and is not limited to transactions with land.” Now, ARNECC…

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How one firm is seeing success from adopting new and emerging technologies

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, more legal and conveyancing firms have embraced digital practises to complete their matters. Now, we’re looking at what McKinsey and Company have defined as the ‘Next Normal’, where organisations ‘reset for…

NSW electronic signing requirements extended

In October, InfoTrack shared an update from the NSW Registrar General regarding the electronic signing of paper land dealings, plans and Section 88B instruments. These rules were due to cease on March 31, 2021. Under…

How new technology has evolved firms

How new technology has evolved firms

Legal and conveyancing firms evolved tremendously throughout 2020, with many having to make quick transitions that they were not prepared for. We saw masse technology adoption and many business owners now expect these changes to…

Starting your own practice? Here’s the one thing you need to succeed

Starting your own practice? Here’s the one thing you need to succeed

Whether you’ve just finished your law degree or have done your time in big firms, now you might be looking to start your own practice. You work hard to find your first few clients, but you start to…

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Working from home (WFH): What Powers Do HR and Employers Have Really?

This article has been republished with permission from NB Lawyers | Lawyers for Employers. Read the original article here. COVID-19, lockdown, face masks, illness, border closures and work from home (WFH) and remote working.  These…