The legal IT 2006 trade show held on 8-9 February at the business Design Center in London, the trade show contains a wide range of IT products, solutions and services designed to increase the law firms efficiency, profitability and competitiveness.
On 8th February, the Institute of Legal Cashiers & Administrators (ILCA) is launching its Software Users Award 2006. This award scheme gives users the opportunity to express their views about the software they use. Voting will take place via ILCA’s website: www.ilca.org.uk until the end of July 2006. The award will be presented to the software vendor with the most votes at the ILCA’s annual lunched on 20 September 2006.
A new conference is done about the study of, The Future of Legal Practice. The study involves all features of legal practice, of which technology is an important part of the overall picture. The conference will establish what drawback to avoid and what opportunities will exist in order to ensure your practice succeed.
AIM Professional Systems
AIM as an enterprise-wide practice and case management solution for private practice, public sector and corporate users. AIM Professional Systems is set to launch a new version of its all-in-one legal office system, AIM Evolution InSight. It is designed to channel management-reporting data directly to the PC desktops of a firm?s fee earners. The company says this enables them to manage by exception.
AIM will also be demonstrating E-Vigilance, an active exception reporting engine which can be configured to automatically inform staff, fee earners, clients, referrers and other parties that there are critical activities they must undertake.
Also showing will be the latest releases of DocuMail and PostRoom, the e-mail and document handling applications, plus a system to help firms deal with home information packs.
Crescendo Systems Corporation
Crescendo Systems Corporation presents its new product suite for Citrix – Access environments. Deploying digital dictation and speech recognition applications from the Citrix server will bring major administrative benefits and efficiency gains to law firms, President of Crescendo Systems Corporation, Costa Mandilaras explains: Citrix infrastructures allow for the deployment of software applications from a central server, making them particularly attractive to law firms. They reduce the need for cost-intensive, powerful workstations, saving financial resources and increasing data security, as all files are stored in the central system.
Crescendo applications on the Citrix server can either be started from the workstation as a desktop application or through a web browser – a practical feature when traveling. Remote employees can also access the digital dictation and speech recognition system from outside the office
Pericom is a supplier of broad-based IT and telecom solutions in legal market. They launched a number of new products.
PMS Indigo is an SQL-based program; it aims to be a complete solution to managing back-office operations in small-and mid-sized firms. It will give fee earners more financial responsibility and partners improved financial control, compared with Pericom’s previous offering.
Pericom is also launching a DDS that integrates with its front-office application – OMS Matter Center-to organize, manage, transfer and process dictations from beginning of legal transcription. Audio- and web conferencing solutions are the next product from Pericom. Pericom believes that it is suitable for meeting the needs of law firms of all sizes.
Philips Dictation Systems
The new product from Philips is SpeechMike dictation handset. Its a complete solution for document production. The advantage of SpeechMike dictation handset is flexibility, efficiency and mobility. The SpeechMike dictation handset is linked to a users desktop PC; and Digital Pocket Memo gadget for mobile dictation. Philips says that, using SpeechMike solution reduces the firms organizational process, saves on time and cost, guarantees security of dictation files and allows lawyers on the move to edit their dictations.
The managing director of Philips Dictation Systems, Thomas Brauner says that, the new generation of our dictation machine is a step further in our efforts towards enabling simple and comfortable operation and increasing efficiency in our customers work process.
Win-Scribe is a New Zealand-based digital dictation developing company. Win-Scribe is launching a voice-recognition system. Digital dictation and voice-recognition seem to be two technologies at probability with each other. The new voice-recognition system gives lawyers the option of using either, or both. Once finished, a dictation can be automatically transcribed and then checked through for accuracy by desk, or given to a team for normal transcription.
WinScribes latest systems also allow fee earners to dictate through any hand-held device or touch-tone phone. The company claims its voice recognition system creates documents three times faster than normal transcription methods.