Tag Archives: technology

Legal Ethics Corner: When Turning Over a Client’s File, Don’t Forget to Include Electronic Data

Andrew Dimitriou, Dimitriou & Associates One of the most difficult things is to lose a client. Sometimes it is for the best. However, when you lose a client and the…

How Lawyers Can and Must Learn Legal Tech and Social Media

“Luddite Lawyers Are Ethical Violations Waiting to Happen.” That’s the alarming headline on a great post in Lawyerist.com by attorney Megan Zavieh, who specializes in defending attorneys under investigation by the California State Bar. She talks about how lawyers’ relationship to technology—and their obligation to understand it—have fundamentally changed in two decades. “Technology is an unavoidable part of practicing law. The ethics rulemakers have taken note of this evolution, and the rules have grown to require technological competence,” she writes.

New Partnership Helps Law Firms Present Their Cases With State-of-the-Art Visuals and Trial Tech

Michael Kelleher has joined Morgan C. Smith as a co-owner and manager of Cogent Legal, an Oakland-based litigation graphics firm that provides attorneys with state-of-the-art demonstratives and support for trial.

Practical Encryption: Backing Up Your Data

Scenario: Like most law firms, your data is growing day by day and you want to make sure you’re both (a) backing up that data, and (b) keeping the data secure.

Typical Solution: While most lawyers have developed good habits regarding backup, the security of that backup file is rarely discussed or addressed. Files are often simply copied to an external drive or burned onto DVD/CD.

Google Apps for Business: Security, Confidentiality and Ethics

Millions of corporations, small businesses, solo lawyers, large and small law firms, and federal, state and local governments have “gone Google”—meaning that they have moved from hosting their own e-mail servers (and in some cases calendars and documents) to using Google Apps. Companies that have gone Google range from Konica Minolta and Jaguar to the solo law practice Craig Law Firm (North Carolina) and the 12-office law firm Bradford & Barthel. Government users include the U.S. General Services Administration, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the State of Wisconsin, the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, and the City of Pittsburgh

Solo and Small Firm Toolkit

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Legal Writing Tip: Writing for Mobile

Leslie A. Gordon Tablets and smart phones have launched a culture of portable reading. Clients today review opinion letters on iPhones, for example. And now that courts manage documents electronically,…