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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 April: Manage your bankruptcy law practice with this software – ABA Journal The Fate Of Midsize Firms In A Post-Pandemic World – Above the Law When Bar Associations Innovate, Everyone Wins – Above the Law Managing, Motivating, and Retaining Remote Law Firm Teams – MyCase Blog Discover New
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Top Gadgets for Lawyers Working From a Home Office It’s been more than a year since the start of the pandemic, and what a year it’s been! The good news is that as we head into the spring, the light is finally visible at the end of the tunnel as vaccination rates increase. As a result, sometime in the near future we may finally be able to head back to our offices on a full or part-time basis. Of course, we’ll be returning…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Tips for Managing Remote Employees The shift to remote work was an abrupt and unexpected change for most businesses, including law firms. For that reason, it didn’t always go smoothly. However, over time, most legal employers were eventually able to work through the challenges and put technology and work processes in place that allowed their workforce to get work done efficiently regardless of where it was occurring. This is good news for law firms with remote work technologies and systems in place, since…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** A Virtually Perfect MCBA Legal Conference More than a year has passed since the start of the pandemic and life has yet to return to any semblance of normal. Social distancing and mask requirements are still in place and interacting in person inside for lengthy amounts of time is inadvisable. That means that when it comes to legal conferences, virtual conferences are all we’ve got for now, for better or for worse. Unfortunately, most remote conferences are boring. The reality is that virtual…
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 March: Plenty of options when it comes to litigation fact management software – ABA Journal ABA TECHSHOW 2021: It’s Virtual But Still Has Lots To Offer – Above the Law New York Provides Zoom Decorum Advice Because Lawyers Clearly Need It – Above the Law ABA (Virtual) Techshow
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Jersey On The Ethics Of “Reply All” Emails Lawyers have communicated with clients via electronic means for more than two decades. For most of that time period, email has been the preferred and primary method of electronic communication. However, over time, email – which is inherently unsecure and is no different than sending a postcard written in pencil through the post office – has begun to fall out of favor as technology has improved. For that reason, in recent years, more secure…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Zoom Etiquette Guidance Offered to New York Lawyers If you regularly read my column you know that I’ve been encouraging lawyers to use technology for over a decade now. When I first started writing about technology, I highlighted the benefits that social media and blogging could offer lawyers. From there I shifted my focus to mobile computing and cloud-based tools, and then eventually artificial intelligence legal software. Regardless of which technology I was focused on at any given time, my primary goal has…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Because of the pandemic, lawyers are working remotely more than ever before, and many will likely continue to do so – at least occasionally – even after the pandemic is behind us. Now that practicing law virtually is more commonplace than ever, many different bar associations have recently handed down ethics opinions that address the ethical issues to consider when working from a remote location. Most recently, the American Bar Association weighed in on this issue on March 10th in Formal Opinion 498
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** New Cybersecurity Recommendations For Lawyers Now that lawyers have been intermittently working remotely over the past year – and may continue to do so in the near future – their ethical obligations relating to cybersecurity practices have taken on a whole new level of importance. That’s why technology competence is paramount in 2021: it is essential for law firm leaders to have a full understanding of cybersecurity issues and how they may affect their displaced workforces, especially since lawyers and other law firm…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Pennsylvania Lawyers Can Ethically Practice Remotely From Out-Of-State In March of last year, as we faced lock downs and the newfound threat of COVID-19, remote work became a sudden and unexpected reality. Law firms shut their doors and sent everyone home, and the work-from-home revolution began out of necessity, not choice. As lawyers tried to adapt to the “new normal,” they encountered ethical quandaries when transitioning their dispersed workforces to the cloud-based technologies that would facilitate remote working. Because working-from-home was not commonplace…
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 –…