Innovation and Technology

Legal Ethics and Social Media

Legal Ethics and Social Media - lawyers looking at laptops

Social media is now being increasingly used by lawyers and firms for business development and networking purposes, but some ethical risks can undermine the benefits and opportunities these new communication channels offer.

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Embracing the Pioneer Spirit as a Woman in Legal Tech

LawCPD Co-Founder Sarah Mateljan shares her thoughts on being a female pioneer in tech

This International Women's Day, we celebrate the spirit of pioneering and innovation. Sarah Mateljan - co-founder of LawCPD - reflects on her own journey as a woman entrepreneur in legal tech.  

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How is Social Media Affecting Australian Law?

Social Media Australian Law

Explore how social media is changing the legal landscape in Australia. Learn about increased scrutiny, defamation rules, data privacy changes, and how continuous learning  can keep legal professionals ahead of the curve. 

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3 Australian Initiatives Using Technology to Improve Access to Justice

Member of the community accessing legal assistance on their website

Can technology really help us bridge the Access to Justice gap? Discover how some Australian and International initiatives have used technology to build new services that empower the community.

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Cyber Risks for Law Firms: 4 Safeguards to Protect Your Practice with Zahn Nel

Zahn Nel - Filepro CIO and LawCPD Contributor

As lawyers increasingly rely on technology, now more than ever, law firms need to implement measures to safeguard their business. In our course, Lawyers' Ethical Duties in the Digital Age, Zahn Nel, CIO of FilePro Legal Practice Management Software, explores 4 critical safeguarding measures and provides practical steps law firms can take to protect their firm against cyber risks. 

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Lawyers & Technology: 3 Strategies to Safeguard Your Ethical Duties


From incorrect redactions to inadvertently disclosing confidential client information, there is plenty of evidence of lawyers using technology incompetently. But as technology becomes embedded in modern legal practice - lawyers must educate themselves about technology or face the risk of failing to uphold their ethical duties.

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Social Media and Its Impact on Trials

Risks of jury using social media during trials

In this day and age, social media has found its way in to all areas of our life from work to home – but there is somewhere it just doesn’t belong, the jury room.

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Roadmap to Building a Strong Innovative Legal Team

Lawyers talking

Innovation has become critical for firms looking to thrive in the disrupted legal industry – but there are still barriers that need to be overcome before a firm can fully embrace legal innovation. Lay the groundwork for sustainable innovation by changing your team’s approach to change, innovation and collaboration.

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Not just a pretty face... how emojis can end up as evidence in court

Lawyers using emoji

Almost everyone is familiar with emojis – the tiny pictures of facial expressions and objects used in texts, emails and social media to mimic non-verbal cues. The hyper-condensed nature of emojis leaves room for interpretation, creating a brand new set of challenges for legal professionals.

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Leaders in Law Interview Series: Simone Herbert-Lowe

Leaders in Law - Simone Herbert-Lowe


Simone Herbert-Lowe is the founder and director of Law & Cyber, where she offers legal advice, risk management and consultancy services to businesses and individuals with a focus on cyber threats. As a popular speaker and regular contributor to Australasian Law Management Journal and the Law Society of NSW Journal, Simone is widely recognised as a thought leader on cyber risks and professional duties in Australia. We spoke with Simone about her passion to educate lawyers about cyber threats, the common misconceptions lawyers have regarding cyber risks and what steps lawyers and law firms can take to avoid falling victim to cyber crimes.


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