uLawPractice Blog

How coders found $13,000 of lost income for an Ontario lawyer

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Feb 21, 2018 2:18:06 PM

An Ontario lawyer is $13,000 richer because a few lines of code were changed inside his accounting software.

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New law firms: prep for audits! Build a strong foundation

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Feb 12, 2018 3:46:49 PM

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Audit preparation is important, especially for new law firms on the block.

 

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Topics: Audit preparation

Introducing uLawPractice - your legal accounting assistant 

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Feb 9, 2018 3:51:48 PM

Today’s world of legal accounting and practice management has never been easier and more cost effective for legal firms wishing to conduct business competitively in the 21st century.

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7 ways a smart phone can harm your practice & how to stop it 

Posted by Admin 2 on Feb 9, 2018 1:43:44 PM

The modern smart phone, and to a lesser extent, the tablet have become indispensable tools in the management of legal firms in the 21t century. 

Such power, mobility and convenience unfortunately comes with security vulnerabilities that can be highly detrimental for a lawyer if not mitigated. 

In our experience consulting with the administrative staff of many Canadian legal firms, we often find that lawyers are neglecting a number of security practices that should become part of your professional life. That's why we've arranged a list of 7 common areas where smartphones can cause huge problems. We've also listed some remedies to these issues. 

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Topics: Security in the cloud: what matters to lawyers, Using smart phones as a lawyer

Precautions for lawyers to take in the wireless world

Posted by Terry Curtis on Feb 6, 2018 11:37:31 AM
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The modern smartphone and, to a lesser extent, the tablet have become indispensable tools in the management of your practice.  

Such power, mobility and convenience, however comes with some security vulnerabilities that can be somewhat mitigated with a few security practices that should become part of your professional life.  In todays world practice management is carried out almost entirely with laptops and mobile phone and both these devices are predominantly wireless. 

Practice management and legal accounting software such as uLaw, PcLaw and others, contain all your client and business data. You will want to take extreme  care to protect yourself and your business in this capable but vulnerable wireless world.  Let us examine in this article the potential problems and remedies that you can take to reduce risk.

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Topics: Blogs

No way, Jose! Paralegal booted for faking WSIB claims

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Jan 29, 2018 3:09:02 PM

 

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Introducing “BLAC”, legal aid clinic for Black Ontarians

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Jan 23, 2018 2:56:11 PM

A new non-profit legal aid clinic is now open exclusively for Black Ontarians to help with access to justice. 

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6 things we know about Canada’s new Chief Justice Wagner

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Jan 22, 2018 4:09:34 PM

Change is in the air for Canada’s top court, and it’s in the form of a new Chief Justice whose legal decisions will likely leave a lasting mark on Canadian jurisprudence for years to come.

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American lawyer "borrows" $120k, gets disbarred in Ontario

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Jan 18, 2018 1:28:03 PM

The money was supposed to be for a client’s “matrimonial matter”, but somehow more than $100,000 unlawfully ended up in the hands of a sticky-fingered practitioner from south of the border.

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Ontario paralegals to become 'officers of the court'

Posted by uLaw Editorial Team on Jan 13, 2018 7:00:00 AM

For years it was never certain, but now Ontario’s more than 8000 paralegals are set to be deemed “officers of the court”, similar to that of lawyers.

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