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Choosing A-levels for law

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It turns out the most important aspects in deciding which A Levels to choose for a career in law is not just grades, but choosing subjects that most interest you.
This is especially interesting as future legal career posts can often be specific. Studying chemistry at A Level, for example, can be very useful if you work within Intellectual Property in, say, the pharmaceutical industry.
Showing exceptional academic talent and explicit reasoning on why particular subjects of interest were chosen is key to success in university admissions.

More information: https://www.theguardian.com/law/2016/dec/30/choosing-a-levels-for-law-its-the-grades-that-really-count

Attitudes Towards Technology

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An excellent piece by NY attorney Nicole Black on generational attitudes towards technology, concludes that the most important aspect to legal processes is client service.
How client service is improved is mainly down to communication, efficiency and access to information. With this in mind, management systems like Enoron (https://www.enoron.com) can be extremely useful; especially where information needs to be accessed remotely and spontaneously. Even more so with larger teams.
If, however, solo practitioners find taking a telephone call or email and manually assigning tasks ‘by hand’ is the best way to achieve client satisfaction, then that is perfectly acceptable. 
As more firms move towards cloud computing and management systems, it is clear that, regardless of size or structure, communication, efficiency and information-accessibility is necessary to ensure profitability, as well as client satisfaction. For smaller practices, management software has the added benefit of automating ma…

Lawyers And Cybersecurity in 2017

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According to the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Survey Report 2016, large law firms are the most likely to experience security breaches. While this may be because they represent more lucrative targets for hackers, the justification for cloud computing and data security is clear, with cloud computing used widely by small firms and solo practices.
The report findings identify that external hard drives are the most common type of backup and are used by 41% of law firms. Other forms of backup include: offsite (cloud), network (online), USB (hard drive), tape, RAID, CD and DVD.
Despite some hesitation in the legal space to move to the cloud, the statistics show offsite storage is more secure in a number of areas, from natural disasters, hacking and other forms of data corruption.

More information: https://www.legalitprofessionals.com/legal-it-columns/118-niki-black/9326-lawyers-and-cybersecurity-in-2017