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Column: The ‘Internet Of Things’ Is Taking Over

Column: The ‘Internet Of Things’ Is Taking Over

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] On February 9th, 2018, Apple suddenly woke up and finally released the HomePod. What is it? It plays music and, assuming your house and all its gadgets are connected using Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem, it will let you control them via Apple’s intelligent assistant, Siri. It can tell you what the weather or... Read more of this article

Why Is Crypto So Important And Should I Care?

Why Is Crypto So Important And Should I Care?

[Written by Chris Garrod] A few years ago, if you had mentioned the term “cryptocurrency” to me, I would have imagined some kind of currency involving an underworld banking system, with hooded traders sitting behind shady computers. We now read about it not only in the business sections of daily websites or financial publications, but on their... Read more of this article

Column: Law Firms & Cyber Security

Column: Law Firms & Cyber Security

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] Hello Hackers My veterinarian was recently hacked. Someone wanted to extort money from them as ransom for private information they held. On dogs… and cats. And of course, more realistically, their clients. It was dealt with and they beefed up their software and data systems. But, to me, it was a telling example... Read more of this article

Column: Social Media & Lawyers: Why So Afraid?

Column: Social Media & Lawyers: Why So Afraid?

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] I’m an attorney in my mid-forties. Every day, I tweet and retweet. I go on LinkedIn to comment on articles. I go on Facebook. I’ve written my own articles and published them on Medium, LinkedIn Pulse and then tweeted them. Social media. When I mention it to many colleagues who tend to be my age or above,... Read more of this article

Column: Transformation, Goodbye Time Sheets

Column: Transformation, Goodbye Time Sheets

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] The AI Transformation begins Every working day, I sit behind my desk and record what I do in increments of 6 minutes. Time recording. Every qualified lawyer in private practice has been exposed to it, whether it be in the form of manually recording it via time sheets, or entering it directly into a specialized... Read more of this article

Column: Will We Need Lawyers By 2050?

Column: Will We Need Lawyers By 2050?

[Opinion column written by Chris Garrod] My 6 year old son may never have to learn to drive a car. We may at that stage in his life all be driven around in driver-less cars. All thanks to current advancements being made in automation and in artificial intelligence. That fact alone boggles my mind. A Starting Point: Automation vs Artificial Intelligence Artificial... Read more of this article