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    Legal Innovation: Make it Your Way

    There is a groundswell of evolution in the Legal Industry. Some Law Schools are changing the way they prepare students to practice law. Many firms are altering their billing practices to accommodate clients’ preferences. The number of available...

    Supreme Court Pulls the Plug on YouTube’s Plans to Stream California Proposition 8 Trial

    The U.S. Supreme Court put a stop to YouTube’s plans to stream tape-delayed coverage of the proceedings from a San Francisco courtroom. In a 5 to 4 ruling, the justices ordered US District Court Judge Vaughn Walker to refrain from allowing the trial...

    • 12-23-2009 | 10:09 PM
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    FBI Warns Law Firms to Beware of Hackers

    The FBI issued a warning to firms last week alerting them to be careful when opening e-mails that appear to be from clients or contacts but could instead be from hackers attempting to infiltrate the firm’s database. The FBI warning said the agency...

    Tools to Help Organize Your Firm and other Tech Tips

    A discussion and recommendations about practice management programs, back-up services, security encryption, time and billing and document creation. So, you've decided to strike out on your own or want to boost your small firm's efficiency. All...

    As Technology Blazes Ahead, The Law Tries to Keep Up

    Rocker Courtney Love is being sued by a fashion designer who claims Love libeled her on Twitter. Designer Dawn Simorangkir and Love disagreed over the amount the singer should pay for clothes she designed. According to the lawsuit, Love followed up by...

    What's Next after Web 2.0?

    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...

    Will Google Wave Ripple or Roar Through Law Firms?

    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...

    Legal Tech Trends for 2010

    For attorneys, 2009 was the year of advanced smartphones, an introduction to practice management in the clouds and a new social network that allowed attorneys to market themselves and their firms 140 characters at a time. So what's in store for 2010...

    Tricks for Efficient Online Interaction

    Many lawyers understand the importance of networking, but let’s face it — running a law practice takes time and no one ever seems to have enough of it. In fact, the lack of time is one of the main reasons lawyers offer as an excuse to avoid...

    LexisNexis iPhone App Lets You Get Cases and Shepardize on Your Phone

    Announcing the new LexisNexis iPhone App for Law Students! This LexisNexis iPhone App allows you to retrieve cases and Shepard’s reports right from your iPhone. Anyone can download it for free at the App Store. Now you can quickly retrieve cases...

    ABA Contests FTC’s Application of Identity Theft Rules to Attorneys

    An FTC rule scheduled to go into effect November 1 st could have serious implications for law firms’ fee and billing practices. The American Bar Association is trying to stop the Federal Trade Commission from applying the “Red Flag Rule”...

    Protecting Your Data and Contacts

    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...

    Latest Legal Apps Help You Save Time

    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...

    Ethics Complaint Tests Internet Marketing Method

    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,...

    Survey Reveals Substantial Growth in Online Social Networking by Lawyers Over the Past Year

    New survey data reveals that more than 70 percent of lawyers are members of an online social network – up nearly 25 percent over the past year – with 30 percent growth reported among lawyers aged 46 and over. The second annual Networks for...

    No More Hiding Behind Cover of the Internet

    The New York Supreme Court decision sets out what plaintiffs must show in order to obtain an anonymous blogger’s identity. The action sought to compel Google and subsidiary Blogger.com to identify the person who posted weblogs containing allegedly...

    Insurance Coverage Implications of Private Data Breaches

    Posted by Tom Hagy President, HB Litigation Conferences With hundreds of laws governing data privacy and the potential for billions of dollars in damages, you can’t help but think that insurance coverage disputes are about to fall on courts...

    “Friending” vs. Spying

    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...

    Lawsuit Claims Facebook is Foe not Friend

    Five users of Facebook filed a lawsuit in Orange County Superior Court alleging that the social media giant violated California privacy and online privacy laws by disseminating to third parties certain personal information posted by users. The suit also...

    Internet Images and Privacy Rights: When the Web Bears Witness to a Loved One's Death

    There’s an electronic window into everyone’s lives, and through this window, millions of eyes will pry and millions of people may learn the best and worst about you. It’s not like any other window. It sits safely on your desk, but it’s...

    CEO Andy Prozes Steers The Course of LexisNexis Technological Advances

    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...

    New Study Examines Technology Generation Gap in the Legal Workplace

    LexisNexis Technology Gap Survey Finds Impact on Workplace Etiquette and Blurred Boundaries Between Work and Home NEW YORK, NY, April 15, 2009 - A national survey of legal professionals found that while technology is widely embraced among attorneys...

    Using Clients' E-mail Discovery: The Intersection of Technology and Ethics

    If your matrimonial client advises you that she uncovered proof that her husband has been unfaithful while she was snooping through his e-mail on the family computer, can you use her e-discovery? An attorney must consider whether a client's action...

    Addicted to Twitter? 10 Warning Signs

    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...

    10 Steps to Manage E-Discovery Projects

    A recent article by Steven C. Bennett and Marla S.K. Bergman in the New York Law Journal outlines 10 crucial steps in a typical e-discovery project and suggest ways that attorneys can help to ensure that such projects proceed successfully. In sum, they...