Does the concept of “cloud computing” elicit fear and confusion? If so, you’re not alone!
Using information technology (IT) can be one of the most difficult parts of legal practice management, especially when you are the IT department. Identifying the right cloud-based services for your practice can be especially tough – many lawyers simply don’t speak the same language as software providers.
To address this, the Law Office Management Standards Committee started a Technology Subgroup to look at the existing Cloud Computing Standard and its supporting resources. This group set out to develop a tool to help smaller practices manage the risks of the cloud and engage in a meaningful dialogue with providers. Introducing, the new Cloud Computing Checklist.
As the regulator of Nova Scotia’s legal profession, the Society is committed to helping members navigate all stages of their professional careers. Whether you’re opening your practice, looking for practice guidance, succession planning, or seeking to understand your professional and ethical obligations, Legal Services Support (LSS) is here to assist you.
Our sixth step specifically focuses on identifying opportunities to make our offices more accessible. Before diving into related scenarios, we’re discussing the definition of disability, types of disabilities, what it means to be accessible, and highlighting the Society’s new Disability Equity Committee (DEC).
Do you ask your clients how they would like to be treated?
OurEquity in Action blog series is moving on to the fifth step in our Six Steps to Make Your Legal Workplace more Equitable – asking your clients and colleagues how they would like to be treated. The best way to assess your client or colleague’s needs is to ask directly, rather than making assumptions based on stereotypes.
Let’s review a scenario that you or your colleagues may find yourselves in: