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“Friending” vs. Spying
Posted on 19 Aug 2009 by Lexis Hub

Many of us use Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to keep up with friends and their activities. But one attorney’s plan to “keep friends close and enemies closer,” was recently deemed unethical by the Philadelphia Bar Association. The... Read More

Latest Legal Apps Help You Save Time
Posted on 6 Oct 2009 by Technology Tips

If you’ve ever misplaced your iPhone, Blackberry, cell phone or favorite electronic toy, you quickly realize how much you depend on it as a time-saving tool. Certain apps increase our productivity, allow us to work in such crazy places as the grocery... Read More

Do You Twitter? Well, It’s Time You Did
Posted on 3 Feb 2009 by Ted Zwayer

In summer of 1992 after the Democratic convention, Bill Clinton and Al Gore made a historic bus trip across the country that created the momentum that led to their victory that November. The trip captured the attention of the media and the voters because... Read More

Protecting Your Data and Contacts
Posted on 15 Oct 2009 by JAlexDalessio

Posted by: J. Alex Dalessio With the cacophony of news pouring out of every outlet these days - from the Olympics, Nobel Prizes, troop escalations in Afghanistan, to the earning reports of the big banks - you might have missed a medium sized story... Read More

Using Social Networks for Due Diligence
Posted on 25 Feb 2009 by LexisHub Staff

How do you perform your litigation background checks? Checking court records and even Googling subjects only gets you so far. As astutely noted by Tamara Thompson in Law.com’s Technology News, “Social networking activity can be quite revealing... Read More

What's Next after Web 2.0?
Posted on 19 Nov 2009 by Angela Zener

Most of us don't think about the impact of technology in our everyday lives until it changes or improves something we do (for example - when did mobile applications become relevant to you?). But from time to time, I personally tap into those who spend... Read More

Discovery of Electronically Stored Documents
Posted on 18 Jun 2008 by AME3bg

Corporations today store thousands of documents on their computers: original drafts, rewritten contracts, notices, publications, and e-mail discussions and conversations. When there is contested litigation involving large corporations, culling through... Read More

Don’t Let Your Legal Career “Flash” Before Your Eyes
Posted on 27 Oct 2008 by Duplicate-Do Not Use-Lisa McManus

Ah, the wonders of the flash drive. First made commercially available in 2000, the flash drive is a technological wonder that allows mass storage of data, including word processing documents, spreadsheets, slide shows, images, and movies, on a device... Read More

Internet Contracts
Posted on 23 Dec 2008 by AME3bg

The Internet has quickly become a vital marketplace for consumer and business commercial transactions. However, Internet electronic commerce could not become a successful marketplace unless it became possible to form binding electronic contracts between... Read More

Ethics Complaint Tests Internet Marketing Method
Posted on 24 Sep 2009 by LexisHub Staff

An ethics complaint looming over hundreds of attorneys nationwide will test the boundaries of lawyer advertising on the Internet. The complaint, filed with disciplinary authorities in 47 states — including Maryland —against 550 attorneys,... Read More

Disclosure of Confidential Metadata
Posted on 27 Feb 2009 by Duplicate-Do Not Use-Lisa McManus

I’ve posted articles previously about the dangers of inadvertent disclosure of privileged or confidential materials through metadata, see, e.g., Native File Format and Metadata . Most people I’ve talked to haven’t really considered the... Read More

The Legal Profession, Personal Responsibility, and the Internet
Posted on 27 Oct 2008 by AME3bg

Our law students are more tech-savvy than ever. Unfortunately, they occasionally lack sense. Some of them simply fail to realize that we -- professors, bar examiners, and law firms -- see material they post online. Others make a game out of being intentionally... Read More

CEO Andy Prozes Steers The Course of LexisNexis Technological Advances
Posted on 26 May 2009 by LexisHub Staff

I had occasion to watch the DVD of True Crime the other day, a 1999 movie starring Clint Eastwood (and others in a terrific cast too lengthy to list here, but that includes Isaiah Washington before his Grey’s Anatomy days and a fantastically understated... Read More

Addicted to Twitter? 10 Warning Signs
Posted on 27 Mar 2009 by Duplicate-Do Not Use-Lisa McManus

Mark S. Britton, Founder and CEO of Avvo, submitted a special to the Legal Technology Blog entitled Avvocating: You Might Be Obsessed With Twitter if ... Personally, the fact that I had to link to and read the article tells me that I am obsessed with... Read More

Will Google Wave Ripple or Roar Through Law Firms?
Posted on 19 Nov 2009 by Google Wave

As I dip my toes into Google Wave, I wonder if what one commentator has called simply "a tool for getting work done" that "solves the problems with email" will impact law firms more like a ripple or a tsunami. The answer may depend... Read More