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Welcome to Law Consultancy Services Support Services for Notaries Public Experts in the Business Management of SME Law Firms
Law Consultancy Services
Electronic Legalisation & Electronic Apostilles

Electronic Legalisation is becoming increasingly popular with clients, if you are not embracing this method of getting documents apostilled, you may find customers going elsewhere for a quicker, efficient service.

Electronic Signatures Remote Notarisation

E-signatures have a been around for quite some time but not all Electronic Signatures are equal. Only the most secure type – qualified electronic signatures (QES) are good enough for lawyers.

Artificial Intelligence for Lawyers

For those new to AI we offer a basic and simple introduction to getting started using; we demonstrate the unique strengths and areas of focus of the 3 main contenders for market dominance.

E-Legalisation

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) have accepted digitally signed documents and issued electronic ‘e-Apostille’ certificates since 22nd September 2022. They claim this new system would enable a quicker, cheaper, and more efficient service for thousands of people around the globe. And it seems that a vast number of people agree: many notaries are finding clients requesting this form of legalisation.

Of course, not all documents can be legalised this way. And not all jurisdictions accept them, BUT if you are not embracing this increasingly popular method of getting documents apostilled you may find customers going elsewhere!

Back by popular demand

Is our Legalisation Special’. Special because after the 3-hour accredited  seminar we take a private tour of the incredibly elaborate Foreign Office building in London’s Whitehall. See photos from 2022 visit.

We have a Zoom meeting on 26 MarchElectronic Legalisation and Remote notarisation”. We consider – do the two topics go hand in hand, if so, how might remote notarisation be undertaken within the rules?

Our distance learning program “Legalisation and the Electronic Execution of Documentsaccredited for 2 CPE hours discusses the topic ‘in the round’.

Electronic Signatures for lawyers & Remote Notarisation

E-signatures have a been around for quite some time and are used in very many different ways.
For example to sign: business contracts, real estate documents (lease and rental agreements), employment contracts or client onboarding, to name but a few.

There is a growing demand from business for lawyers to provide an electronic service as the benefits of using e-signatures are numerous. They include:

  • Convenience: E-signatures can be used from anywhere with an internet connection, eliminating the need for printing, mailing, and meeting in person.
  • Speed: Documents can be signed and returned in a matter of minutes, significantly speeding up the signing process.
  • Cost-effective: E-signatures can save businesses money on paper, printing, and postage costs.
  • Security: ‘Qualified’ e-signatures are very secure, making it difficult to forge or tamper with documents.
  • Environmentally friendly: E-signatures can help reduce paper waste.

 

It is important to note that not all Electronic Signatures are equal. Only the most secure type – qualified electronic signatures (QES) are good enough for lawyers.

For Notaries
Some notaries provided a remote notarisation service during Covid-19; many – encouraged by the interest and uptake of e-signatures – are continuing to offer this service. We review the guidance provided The Faculty Office and discuss the service practicalities.

We have a Zoom meeting on 26 March “Electronic Legalisation and Remote Notarisation”. We consider, do the two topics go hand in hand, if so, how might remote notarisation be undertaken within the rules. Reserve your place here

Artificial Intelligence – AI - for Lawyers

Computerised artificial intelligence (AI),  has been around for decades, suddenly it’s everywhere; and it’s scary! And the new genre of AI is scarily good: but not perfect.

After years of small machine-learning steps – suddenly, out of the blue, A.I. has taken one giant leap for mankind!  

The realm of generative AI is vast and ever-expanding, encompassing a diverse array of genres that push the boundaries of creativity and innovation in the fields of:

  • Text Generation: creative writing, dialogue and chatbots, code generation tools AI can also synthesize realistic text data for training other ‘bots’.
  • Image Generation: photorealistic Images in a variety of artistic styles; image editing and manipulation and 3D Model Generation.
  • Audio Generation: music composition, voice synthesis, sound effects and ambience and audio restoration and enhancement.

 

At Law Consultancy Services as we focus only on factual (as opposed to deliberate fictional story telling) text generation.

For those new to AI we offer a basic and simple introduction to getting started.  We demonstrate the unique strengths and areas of focus of the 3 main contenders for market dominance

  • DeepMind (backed by Google)
  • OpenAI: Founded by prominent figures like Elon Musk
  • Anthropic AI

Online dates to be announced or please enquire.

Our Keeping up to Date program includes making the most of artificial intelligence. If you are not already a user; how to open your own FREE account, and how to get the best results.

Current Courses

If you are you struggling with conflicts of interest, trying to balance your time, or consider that notarial work should be better integrated with solicitor’s work – you will find this CPE Zoom programme useful.

The best of both Notarial CPE worlds | No need to leave the building | Interactive small group conversations with the opportunity to ask questions |  Order and pay online and immediately download the comprehensive course notes

Self-study distance learning is designed for notaries that wish to study at their own pace. Programmes can be ordered, paid for and downloaded in one simple online transaction. Hassle free and convenient to you!

Our small-group seminars provide plenty of interaction and discussion. Many notaries return year-on-year to the useful and enjoyable face-to-face seminars.  Detailed notes are provided to act as an ongoing aide-memoire.