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I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won’t include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles published from February: Automating your firm’s documents is a snap with document assembly software – ABA Journal Has The Legal Profession Reached A Tech Adoption Tipping Point? – Above the Law New Remote Working Guidance And Cybersecurity Best Practices For Lawyers – Above the Law ABA Survey: Legal Software Use
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Since the turn of the century, the internet has increasingly become part of our day-to-day lives. Initially, this new reality presented a bit of a challenge for precedent-based, risk-averse lawyers. As a result, in most cases the legal profession as a whole has adapted to the online world more slowly than the general population. Internet marketing, however, was one of the exceptions, and lawyers recognized its potential fairly early on. That being said, ethics rulings have been one of the primary roadblocks for…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** The importance of technology competence when communicating electronically I’m sure that by now you’ve already seen the now infamous cat filter court hearing video. If not, Google it and watch it. I’ll wait. Now that you’re back, let’s talk about how you can avoid replicating that unfortunate predicament. The short answer? By maintaining technology competence when using electronic methods to communicate with clients and colleagues. It’s always been important to ensure that you understand how to use the technologies that you use regularly…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** The Internet is Forever My fellow lawyers: let’s talk. Now let me just say at the outset that I am absolutely thrilled to see all of you using technology, whether it’s social media, video conferencing, or cloud computing. For more than a decade now I’ve been encouraging lawyers to embrace internet-based tools and educate themselves about the possibilities and many benefits of interacting, engaging, and conducting business online. As you can imagine, it’s been a long, and sometimes frustrating journey. Before the pandemic…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NYSBA Provides Ransomeware Guidance For Lawyers The pandemic has impacted so many different aspects of our lives, from where and how we work to how we communicate and interact with loved ones. The work-from-home requirements necessitated by COVID-19 have been one of the most noticeable effects of the pandemic. This increase in working from home has also led to another notable trend: an escalation in the number of cyberattacks occurring due to the vulnerabilities exposed by the rapid and unexpected transition to remote…
I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won’t include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles published from January: Run your law practice remotely with legal practice management software – ABA Journal The Next Social Media Frontier For Lawyers: Clubhouse – Above the Law Kicking Off (Virtual) Legalweek 2021 With A Lexis+ Legal Analytics Update – Above the Law Ethical Guidance for Lawyers Working Remotely –…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers: Take a Look at These Two New Social Media Platforms As you plan for a successful 2021 for your law firm, don’t forget to consider how you plan to use social media to forward your firm’s marketing and business development goals in the coming year. Importantly, you may want to think about whether you should broaden your presence to additional social media sites. You might be wondering why you should bother interacting on new platforms. I would suggest that it’s well worth…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** ABA Offers Ethical Guidance on Responding to Negative Online Reviews Now that we live in a digital world, online reviews are becoming increasingly useful tools for consumers. Using these reviews, consumers are able to make more informed decisions when making purchasing decisions about products or services. Online reviews are great for consumers, but for business owners, navigating the world of online reviews can be tricky since responses to reviews, both negative and positive, are decidedly public. This confounding newfound reality can present problems…
I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won’t include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles published from December: Top 5 legal technology stories of 2020 – ABA Journal Most Virtual Conferences Suck, But Not This One! – Above the Law Last-Minute Holiday Gifts For Lawyers – Above the Law Round Up: The Top Remote Working Software for Law Firms in 2020 – MyCase Blog Top
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** ABA Ethics Opinion on Working Remotely In 2020, the pandemic changed just about everything. One of the biggest areas impacted was the way that work was performed. Out of necessity, it was the year of working remotely for businesses across the country. And with increasing COVID-19 surges across the country and vaccine availability for the general population at least 6 months away, working remotely will continue to be commonplace for months to come. For lawyers, working from home presents unique ethical issues due…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers 2020 has been quite the year, and it’s been anything but easy. No doubt, you’re ready for this unprecedented year to end so that we can look forward to a new, hopefully much less eventful 2021. In the meantime, the holidays are upon us and you may still have presents to buy. If so, you’re in luck! I’ve pulled together a last-minute holiday gift guide for lawyers, and I have no doubt that one of the gifts…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NYC Bar On the Ethics Lawyers Appearing in Court During the Pandemic In October, I wrote about an opinion issued by the New York State Bar that addressed the ethical issues presented when a lawyer sought to withdraw as counsel due to health-related concerns regarding in-person court appearances during the pandemic. As I reported in my article, the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Ethics concluded that an attorney may indeed withdraw from representation due to COVID19-related concerns if the attorney…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Case shows why lawyers must encrypt e-communications Whenever your firm’s employees work remotely during the pandemic (and beyond), electronic communications will increase out of necessity. If those communications aren’t encrypted, you run the risk of inadvertently disclosing confidential client data. That’s why it’s imperative that your firm takes steps to encrypt online communications if it isn’t already doing so. Whether you decide to encrypt emails on a case-by-case basis or use the secure online communications portals that are often built into law practice…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** As we enter our ninth month of the pandemic and COVID-19 numbers are surging across the country, lawyers and judges alike are bracing for newfound full or partial shutdowns. If and when the shutdowns occur, our court systems will undoubtedly slow down, creating a bottleneck effect, just like what happened in the spring. And when that occurs, litigators run the risk of losing track of, or access to, case-related court filings. If this scenario should come to pass, and a lawyer’s access to…
I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won’t include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Apologize for the delay in posting this roundup, but in addition to my job with MyCase, I’ve been busy writing the annual update for the New York criminal law treatise I co-author for Thomson Reuters. In any event, here are my posts and articles published from November: 2020 in review: Legal software for working remotely –…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Should You Copy Clients On Emails to Opposing Counsel? As a result of the pandemic lawyers are working remotely now more than ever before. This means that out of necessity, in-person meetings are far less common during the pandemic, and lawyers are increasingly relying on email to communicate with clients and other attorneys. Of course, email is not an ideal way to communicate when confidential information is being shared. Not only is email inherently unsecure, since it’s like sending a postcard written in…