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Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *****   Think before you post to social media lest you face 6-month suspension If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: think before your post. This recommendation applies to everyone, of course. But if you’re a lawyer, then you’d best heed my advice and tread lightly when posting commentary online on social media sites or elsewhere. Otherwise you run the risk of running afoul of your ethical obligations and unleashing the wrath of your bar’s disciplinary body. At the very least, you’ll…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Here’s why your firm needs to be in the cloud If you’re familiar with my column you know that I have been urging lawyers to learn about – and use – technology for over a decade now. I always stress how important it is for lawyers to educate themselves about the technologies available for use in their law practice and to make informed decisions regarding which tools to invest in for the long haul. The reason it’s so important for lawyers to understand…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Will lawyers continue to be averse to technology post-pandemic? As the pandemic recedes and we head into the “new normal,” no one is exactly sure what law offices will look like post-pandemic. Will lawyers work remotely more often than before? Will the “face time” requirements of year’s past fall by the wayside as remote work increases? Will law firms continue to adopt new technologies into their firms in order to facilitate new ways of working? Only time will tell how these questions will…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** For years now, New York has steadfastly resisted the realities of practicing law in the 21st century by requiring non-resident lawyers to have an office in the state. This despite the fact that rapid technological advancements over the past decade have enabled lawyers to work from any location and access case-related information with the click of the button, at any time, day or night. Lawyers are no longer tethered to their offices and can practice law from just about anywhere using cloud-based tools.…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Federal District Court judge rules on discoverability of Fitbit data These days, technology is inexorably intertwined with our daily lives. We interact with others online for both business and social purposes. We carry mobile phones with us everywhere we go. We use cloud-based software so that we can access our data and online communications using any internet-enabled device. We purchase and pay for goods online without ever leaving our homes. We wear smart watches and fitness devices that track our every move. As…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Florida Bar on The Ethics of Accepting Venmo and Other Online Payments The effects of the pandemic on the practice of law – and on our society overall – will be long lasting and significant. It will likely take years to fully appreciate how much things have changed. That being said, many of the structural modifications to our work culture are already apparent, and have been caused by the increased prevalence of remote work, social distancing requirements, and economic turbulence. During the pandemic,…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Now that mask mandates are being lifted across the country, the return to in-office work seems inevitable. However, anxiety about COVID-19 remains high due to the absence of consistent universal protocols and less-than-ideal vaccine rates, especially amongst children, many of whom do not yet qualify for the vaccine. For those reasons, many legal professionals are reluctant to return to the office full-time, or even on a hybrid basis. However, despite the general sense of uneasiness, not all law firm leaders are willing to…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** It’s not easy being a lawyer. Even though it’s a fulfilling profession, practicing law can be also be stressful. That’s why the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being established Lawyer Well-Being Week, and the goal is to ensure that lawyers focus on wellness and take steps to reduce their stress levels. This year it’s scheduled for May 3rd to the 7th and we happen to be in the midst of it as I write this article. Unfortunately, according to the results of a recently…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** ABA Report Provides Post-Pandemic Advice For Lawyers   The pandemic and its effects have dramatically affected the practice of law and will continue to to have a long-term impact on the ways that legal work is conducted in the years to come. The good news is that now that vaccine rates are on the rise in the United States, it’s possible for members of the legal profession to envision and prepare for the post-pandemic world. That’s where a new report issued by the ABA…
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…