Slack Way of Our Legal System? Is it Really Possible?


Slack is a new-age collaborative team communication, file sharing, and search platform that’s being marketed as a replacement for the email. There’s scope for Slack in any type of work where team communication and project management are involved.

Slack is already being used by top global brands such as Samsung, LinkedIn, TIME, EA, airbnb, Harvard University, eBay, Pinterest, and BuzzFeed. Slack was primarily designed for corporates, but owing to its immense capabilities to make teams more productive and their work simpler and pleasant, it is being utilized by people in various other domains. One such domain is the legal system, wherein many lawyers and law firms in the United States have st`arted using Slack. Here’s how Slack is turning out to be hugely beneficial for lawyers and law firms.

Real-time interactions with the client: Slack enables real-time interactions with the client, which significantly increases the productivity of legal professionals. Considering the huge popularity of Slack, it is highly likely that the client may already be using Slack. Such a client would find it really useful if their lawyer is also on Slack since it will allow for faster communication and information and document sharing.

Comprehensive app integration: Slack connects seamlessly to a wide range of apps encompassing communication, analytics, file management, productivity, payments and accounting, security & compliance, etc. This allows users to access anything they need from a single dashboard without having to constantly switch between dozens of apps. This helps lawyers to focus more on their core job and reduce the time spent on administrative functions.

Different channels for different clients: In situations where a lawyer has multiple clients, it becomes really difficult to track conversations through email. All the various emails from different clients drop in the same inbox, which makes things quite confusing and cumbersome. Slack helps resolve such issues as it allows lawyers to create dedicated private channels for each client. All communications and files relevant to a client are available through the respective private channel, something that makes life easier for lawyers.

Sharing important information with colleagues: Changes are always occurring in the legal world, for example, a new legislation, regulatory or statutory updates, a new ruling by a judge/court, etc. Legal teams need to have access to such information to make changes to documents, case files, notes, etc. Slack makes it easier for legal teams to share such important information and make it available to anyone who might need it through the respective channel. Such information could be vital in determining the outcome of a given court case.

Advanced search features: Slack comes with advanced search feature that can shift through voluminous amounts of data and find the right information a lawyer may be looking for. Junior members in the legal team often have to search through thousands of documents and case files, which could be really time-consuming. Slack works by creating a rich database of information, enabling users to instantly find the documents or information they are looking for.

Cutting-edge security features: Privacy and confidentiality are critical in the legal system. Slack has advanced security features that ensure 100% protection in terms of communications, information sharing, documents, case files, etc.

Team bonding: Slack has also shown to improve informal bonding with clients and among team and project members. Email rarely provides opportunities for informal communications, but Slack is real-time and there’s plenty of scope for informal chit-chat. If needed, a separate channel can also be created for informal communications with team members. Informal communications help create stronger bonds with team members, eliminate the drudgery of work, and ensure free flow of ideas.

Slack way of our legal system is possible and it can unlock a host of new possibilities. However, there may be some challenges, since Slack was not designed specifically for the legal system. Nonetheless, considering the fact that an increasing number of lawyers and law firms have started using Slack, new features may be added to suit the specific needs of the legal system. It is also possible that a platform similar to Slack may be launched, which would be designed exclusively for the legal system.


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#TheCulinaryQuest2017 at Phoenix Market City, Chennai

Phoenix Market City has always been the place which has been frequented by youngsters and others all through the day. The mall keeps buzzing with one activity or the other. Having located very close to Guru Nanak College, the mall houses some of the top notch brands from across various industries like Gadgets, Fashion, Technology, Entertainment, Food among others.

Having tasted the success with its #TheCulinaryQuest edition in 2016, the mall announced it this year as well which began on July 1st and would be going until July 31,2017. The announcement came at the time when the nation is already reeling under the shock of the proposal of GST which has seen the prices of the most of items being shot up with restaurants and multiplexes taking the maximum heat.

Having said that, Phoenix Market City decided to treat its customers during this testing time and announced the culinary quest where it has tied up with 10 top restaurants namely – Jonahs, Kobe, The Chocolate Room, Bombaysthan, Mamagato, iD, Noodle Bar, Spaghetti, Punjab Grill and Nandos. Each restaurant is unique in it’s own aspect be it with its food or with the style they were being served with one common scenario for all – that all of them are situated inside the Phoenix Market City which means, you may prefer a Vegetarian or a Non Vegetarian food, Tandoori or Chinese, North Indian or South Indian, you get them all in one place.

Coming to the most interesting part. What is the OFFER in store?

There is a 15% off on all the above restaurants and the terms differ from one brand to other but having said that, most of the time, it would suit all and it would effectively offset the proposed GST of 18%

The team from Newspatrolling had an opportunity to visit Punjab Grill to taste the specially curated menu for this festival. We were served with Paneer Tikka Satay, Beetroot Ki Tikki, Tandoori Brocolli, Button Mushroom as starters.


This was followed by the main course which included Garlic Nan and Laccha Paratha with Dhabe Wali Dal and Roasted Masala Aloo and ended with Gulab Jamun Rabdi.


Some of the core points to be noted here:

  1. The taste has remained the same over the period of time since we tasted the same items back in 2016 Culinary Quest as well.
  2. Paneer is made in-house which ensures that it is prepared properly which cuts like a cake instead of being chewy in the centre.
  3. The masala used in these items were blended evenly giving a perfect aroma and an everlasting taste.
  4. The food tasted real good and at the same time, it did not burn a hole in our wallet.
  5. The offer is valid till 31st July,2017. Make the best use of it to dine at some of the finest restaurants to taste the unique food and enjoy the delicacies thereby celebrating the real spirit of #TheCulinaryQuest2017

Sky on fire

IMG_2044The evening came, the sky was on fire. The clouds melted and mingled together.
Apocalypse or the most beautiful landscape that I’ve ever seen!

Shimla was indeed beautiful.



This picture was shot in Kausani, Uttarakhand. I feel really lucky to have been able to experience the beauty of The Himalayas like this. Kausani is full of such astonishing, mind boggling picturesque landscapes.

This picture was taken from the beautiful roads of Kausani in Uttarakhand. I stopped midway to capture this beautiful moment of moon-rise while the clouds were still carrying the heavenly sunlight with themselves.moon2

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