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2 days ago

Technological Changes in the Legal Industry

Technology completely changes the legal landscape as it evolves the role of the legal professional. Automated legal processes require lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and others in the legal field to become proficient in technology as well as the law. Legal career prospective need to understand word processing, telecommunications, databases, spreadsheets and other legal research software to be competitive in this increasingly technological world. Technology hits every area of legal practice, from law firms to corporate practices to document management to the very heart of the courtroom itself.

Law Firm Technology

Electronic billing has replaced traditional paper invoices in most law firms. Technology is also a crucial marketing tool, as newly published legal blogs become a critical component.

Electronic Case Management

Electronic case management completely revolutionizes how documents are now handled. Firms can electronically store case files that once took huge volumes. Databases are created to easily track, edit, search, distribute and archive documents. Computers can do in a second what it used to take a smoky room full of lawyers days to achieve.

Corporate Technology

Electronically filing documents in court, better known as e-filing, has become common practice in most federal and state courts. Files can then be posted on the Internet so that counsel, journalists or concerned citizens may access them from any computer. Courtrooms increasingly reap the benefits of the electronic age.

Technology and the Legal Professional

Legal professionals now use legal technology more than ever. Instead of the stereotypical legal pad, Blackberries, video conference tools and data applications are closer to the reality. While the traditional briefcase remains important, it is more likely to contain a laptop than an excess of legal documents.


New federal rules enacted in 2006 now require litigating parties to preserve and produce documents that are normally in an electronic format. This includes email, text messages, voice mails, instant messages and other forms of electronic media. The process of reviewing and reading these pages has created an array of litigation database management tools. Legal professionals code, image, analyze and review this massive amount of electronic evidence through a system known as database discovery.

E-discovery has given rise to the new legal professional known as the litigations support professional. If this field interests you, find legal staffing services to help you reach your career goals.

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4 days ago

Paralegal Jobs In Las Vegas

This article aims at exploring the job possibilities and opportunities that awaits an eager paralegal enthusiast in the city of Las Vegas. If you are ready to work here as a paralegal then the city will definitely ensure that you are not disappointed Lawyers in Sandton with the job opportunities provided by them to you. So let us have a look at the jobs and opportunities that this region of the country has to offer to you.

Litigation paralegal

The above is the job title provided in the region for this particular job post. The compensation they promise is competitive with many benefits as well. A full time job is what they have to offer you. The job category can be defined or put under paralegal or legal assistant. Busy office which happens to be a reputed multi state litigation firm is in the search of a paralegal or legal assistant who would be asked to assist their lawyers in Las Vegas.

As an expected candidate you are required to have an exposure in the field of solid litigation. You must have a paralegal experience of 5 years at least in the field of construction defect, products liability and insurance defense. A bachelor degree as a paralegal is expected from all the applying candidates. If you find yourself fulfilling the above requirements then you can jolly well go for this job.

Paralegal, virtual green traders fund

They are one experienced law firm whose reputation is accounted by many other law firms. They get their work reviewed by external law firms. They have been engaged in the work of producing hedge funds since 2000 in the market. As a paralegal who can assist their attorneys and CPAs active in the region of Las Vegas. Along with a bachelor degree this firm also demands some additional qualities in you. You must be having very good managerial and communication skills.

You must find it extremely easy to operate the computer since there would hardly be any physical meetings or direct client interaction sessions. You need to deal with the clients through emails it self. You must also posses strong leadership skills and team work spirit.

The jobs offered by them are in many way can be called thrilling and exciting as it renders you quite apart in this competitive world. The job will render you so capable that you will have an edge above the others in many aspects.

Apple one

The job title offered by this company is paralegal or legal admin. The compensation that you can expect by working with them ranges from $37,000 to $41,600. As a paralegal you are expected to assist the litigation department mainly but apart from that you are also expected to provide your support to the other law departments.

You are expected to do a thorough review of all the petition and files of bankruptcy, proof of claims and many court pleadings. So this will be your job in this company

For all the above jobs you must hurry and send your resume as the post is not likely to remain vacant for a very long period of time.

By: Silas Reed

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6 days ago

The Best Mobile Broadband Deals in South Africa 2015

Cell C is next. Cell C is SA's third cellular network, having been founded in 2001, and has 11 million subscribers to date, with a 90% coverage of SA. Virgin Mobile SA piggybacks off of their network. Cell C is partly responsible for bringing about the lowering of data prices in South Africa, as well as boasting about their use of the superior 900MHz band.

But the price war that Cell C started took its toll on the network. With low prices, an influx of new subscribers crippled their network. It was the only way that they could compete with Vodacom and MTN, because they didn't offer the same network strength. Alan Knott-Craig, CEO of Cell C, says that the only hope for the company in the future is consolidation. According to him, when the market becomes saturated, then you have to consider merging with another company. A partnership between Cell C and Telkom has been in talks for some time and may not be far off.

Cell C has for some time, since 2010, had great prepaid deals, whether they be once-off or long term. You also have the choice of whether you buy just the SIM, or the modem and SIM with some of them. Just note that with their long term prepaid deals, like the 2 GB p/m one, the data resets every 30 days as indicated on their website. The data doesn't last an entire month and doesn't reset on the 1st of the month. Of course, there are options, like with the Giga 200 deal, where the data is valid for 365 days with no monthly caps. And with the above mentioned deal, along with others, you get Giganite, which gives you data to use during off peak hours.

Their contract deals are often ridiculous compared to the prepaid option, because not only do you have to pay R195 for a SIM and connection fee, but you also usually only get a lighter 7.2 Mbps-capable modem. Being trapped in a Law Firm in Sandton 24 month contract isn't ideal, when newer and better deals tend to spring up every year - not every other year. And while on the topic, be sure you sign a termination of contract notice a month in advance before the contract "expires" otherwise you'll keep having data loaded on to your sim and possibly at new rates. The Consumer Protection Act states that by law they have to put you on month to month until you cancel.

Cell C's prepaid data bundles, which last for a calendar month, aren't bad at all, if you don't want to commit to a big deal like the ones above, and would rather buy bundles on a once-off basis. It's also worth checking in at registered resellers like Makro, Game, or Dion Wired, because you might save a pretty penny with deals you won't find at Cell C stores.

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6 days ago

Law firm in Sandton - Mpahlwa Attorneys

A law firm that gets the best outcome for its clients

Mpahlwa Attorneys was established in 2009 as a specialist corporate commercial legal consultancy before evolving into the one-stop "go-to" business partner of choice for medium size companies. As a client-centric business, we have our clients at the centre of all that we do. We are driven by a commitment to excellence in all our practice areas and focus on providing our clients with a comprehensive, highly professional and prompt efficient service. Leveraging on being an information-age law firm, we adopt a modern and proactive approach to finding simplified commercial solutions to complex matters. We are formed of the belief that our business will succeed if we are able to assist our clients to be successful.

We are a 100% black-owned and managed law firm and a Level 1 BEE contributor.

Managing Director

Law firm in Sandton

Tibane Mpahlwa FCIS, is the Managing Director of Mpahlwa Attorneys. He is an Attorney and Notary.

Tibane holds the LLB and LLM degrees from the Universities of Port Elizabeth and South Africa. He further holds a professional qualification from the Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa (CSSA) and a post-graduate qualification in International Management from the University of London. As part of his dissertation for the LLM studies, he researched the adequacy of the FSB's then regulation of Hedge Funds reaching the conclusion that the FSB had actually not regulated Hedge Funds but merely "passed the buck" to Hedge Fund managers. Tibane is category I, II and III FSB licensed compliance officer, a Registered Person (Equity) of the SAIFM and a Chartered Secretary (Fellow of the CSSA).

After completing his articles, Tibane spent sometime as an Associate in the Corporate Commercial division of a top Port Elizabeth law firm before joining the financial services industry, holding legal and compliance positions in wealth and investment management companies. More recently he was Senior Legal Counsel, Vice President, within the wealth and investment division of Barclays Africa Group, servicing the LISP and Unit Trust platforms. Prior to this, he spent a year as a Manager in the M&A and Corporate Finance divisions of Deloitte and Touche.

In 2014 Tibane was selected for participation in the ILFA programme as South Africa's only candidate and one of 21 candidates from the whole of Africa. As part of the programme he spent some time in London as an Associate in the Banking and Finance and Private Equity divisions of the global law firm Fasken Martineau during which time not only was he exposed to the practices of a global law firm but also attended workshops at some of London's "magic circle" law firms and lectures at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

1 week ago

The Law Firm of Abbey, Gardy & Squitieri, LLP, Announces a Class Action Lawsuit Against Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A class action lawsuit was

filed today against Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield alleging that the

company deliberately delays or refuses to pay its policyholders'

valid claims. The lawsuit alleges that Empire engages in a course of

conduct that consistently denies its policyholders their rightful

benefits while simultaneously insuring that Empire will earn interest

"float" on funds that should have been promptly paid.

Filed in federal court, the class action complaint accuses Empire

of employing more than a dozen standard claims processing

"dodges" that violate federal and state laws and regulations.

The lawsuit seeks millions of dollars of damages against Empire, as well

as declaratory and injunctive relief.

The lawsuit also extensively describes how Empire continuously

delayed reimbursement payments for valid, covered claims that were

submitted by the lawsuit's named plaintiff.

"With the filing of this lawsuit, we expect to receive

hundreds of phone calls from disgruntled policyholders who will provide

further evidence of Empire's consistent practice of delaying or

refusing to pay its policyholders," said Mark Gardy and Lee

Squitieri of Abbey, Gardy & Squitieri, LLP the law firm that

instituted the action.

"Policyholders are continuously subjected to numerous,

different tactics devised by certain insurance companies to reduce and

even eliminate benefit payments," added attorney Linda Cahn of

Abbey Gardy & Squitieri. "This lawsuit represents the first of

many suits that we expect to file against certain insurance companies to

end their pervasive practice of denying policyholders their rightful


If you wish to discuss this action, please contact:

Lee Squitieri (

Mark C. Gardy (

Linda Cahn (


800-889-3701 (toll free) or 212-889-3700

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