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Dangerous Curves Ahead: The Crossroads of Ethics and Technology

The American Bar Association has posted a very helpful outline from a session from the Arkansas Bar Association Midyear meeting identifying some risks of the use of technology in the law office. The ABA intro provides as follows: Technology provides great benefits for attorneys, including highly...

Things NOT to Include in an Email

Roger Matus, CEO of InBoxer, Inc. of Concord, Mass. and a well-known commentator on the use of email, IM, and messaging technologies, has posted some great advice from Cataphora CEO Elizabeth Charnock on his Death by Email blog in 10 Things Never To Put In Email . According to the blog, using any...

Cyberspace Glossary

Cyberspace is a metaphor used to describe the nonphysical, virtual terrain created by computer systems. (The prefix "cyber" means anything related to computers or to the Internet.) Like physical space, cyberspace contains objects (files, mail messages, graphics, etc.) and different modes of...

Internet Contracts

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 strangers. The main problem in establishing an...

Do You Twitter? Well, It’s Time You Did

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 it appealed to an earlier time when presidential...

Moving On Up – Moving Past Your First Tweet on Twitter

You may have once asked yourself – “What if I gave a party and no one showed up?” You have now posted your first Tweet on Twitter, and there its sits, doing nothing. And you are asking yourself – “What if I keep Tweeting and no one ever follows me so that they can read my...

Making Twitter Work for You

You are following a dozen attorneys in your legal specialty who use Twitter extensively, and some others outside of your field who are boring you to death. You are following a couple of publications in your field, two bar association resources, and of course most importantly, the Lexis Hub . You even...

How to Properly Erase a Hard Drive

Productivity blog Lifehacker recently reported that in a recent experiment performed by Kessler International, a computer forensics company from New York, regarding used hard drives available on eBay, 40% of the hard disk drives purchased on eBay contained sensitive (and sometimes embarrassing) information...

To Friend or Not to Friend – Social Media for Lawyers

On the Legal Intelligencer Blog, Attorney Gina F. Rubel of Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. is posting a series of articles devoted to social networking for attorneys. She writes: As an avid user of social media platforms such as Linkedin, Facebook, YouTube, Plaxo, Flickr and others, one of the questions...

Using Social Networks for Due Diligence

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 -- a kind of informal resume and kitchen table...

Disclosure of Confidential Metadata

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 ramifications. Practitioners take that approach...

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 suggest as follows: Establish broad parameters...

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 Twitter. As if I don’t work enough, I spend...

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 in obtaining such e-mails was illegal or violated...

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, significant gaps exist among generations regarding...

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 Denis Leary). Because the movie is only 10...

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 open to the malicious, and you can’t...

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 alleges that Facebook did not fully disclose to...

“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 attorney inquired as to whether it would be considered...

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, targets not only the owner of Web sites that offer...

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 store or during our commute. Some are free,...

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 about some folks who lost their cell phone data....

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? Lawyers USA spoke with practice management consultants...

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, in part at least, on the extent to which the firm...

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 time predicting the future of technology and...