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It wasn’t all that long ago that collaborating with people on documents was a huge hassle. You’d make multiple copies of a file and have to add a stupid ending to the filename, like “-edited-JD-final-final,” in hopes of keeping track of everyone’s changes. Equally painful was managing versions of your own documents as you emailed

Gauteng High Court Deputy Judge President Roland Sutherland has issued a stern warning to legal practitioners not to abuse court processes and delay proceedings. In a notice issued earlier this month, Judge Sutherland warned that such practices could lead to punitive costs against offending lawyers as this was in violation of the code of conduct

Next week Tuesday, 30th May 2023 at 8:30am, I will be hosting a zoom session on the above topic in a video/vlog/podcast called “Tech Talk Legal” hosted by Tech4Law. The idea behind this initiative is to have a regular post, to share a quick 15min recording, which can be watched live or later when you

Why would a law firm, or for that matter a corporate legal team, sack a lawyer who is doing a good job? One widely mentioned reason is because the new wave of generative AI could take their role – but will it really? Now, before we get into this, some may say let’s focus on

Legal practitioners and the public can now only claim a maximum of R5 million from the Legal Practitioner’s Fidelity Fund (LPFF). This is according to Section 55(1) of the Legal Practice Act, 2014 (Act No. 28 of 2014), which was gazetted in the Government Gazette by the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development on 13 January 2023.

In the opening scene of the sci-fi feature film, Terminator Genisys, a voice-over says the following: “Before they died, my parents told me stories about how the world once was; what it was like long before I was born; before the war with the machines. They remembered a green world, vast and beautiful, filled with

Spur Group v Montgomery [2023] ZALCCT 21 LABOUR – Restraint – Trade secrets – Restaurant business – Development manager having had access to business cases for existing and prospective restaurants and other information – Intending to take up employment with direct competitor – Applicant’s proprietary interests are directly and substantially prejudiced by respondent’s intended employment

Improving how you run your practice is what we do. AJS serves the legal industry. We have done so for the better part of 43 years (and counting).  And it’s because of our 43-year dedication to the industry which we they serve – the mighty lawyers – that we strive to hold ourselves to the

Universal keyboard shortcuts are great — if you can remember the right keystrokes, you can save time across a wide variety of applications. A lot of legal work, however, requires using commands that are unique to one application. For example, inserting table of authorities entries is only something you need to do in Microsoft Word. Unless