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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 since January: The facts about the 21st-century fax—and how lawyers can use it to their advantage – ABA Journal  I, For One, Welcome Our New
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Law enforcement officers have no problem using the latest and greatest technologies to police the people, whether it’s using facial recognition tools, cellphone geolocation data, or recordings obtained from smartphone technologies such as Amazon’s Alexa. But it seems that when the people use the very same tools to police the police – well, that simply won’t do.…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** A decade ago, smartphones were in their infancy. The iPhone was not even a year old and widespread adoption had not yet occurred. Many were suspicious of the touch screen interface, and lawyers in particular clung to the idea that they required the tactile feel of a traditional keyboard. Fast forward to 2019, and smartphones are commonplace even…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Must Lawyers Use AI in 2019? According to One Judge, the Answer is “Yes” Many of the lawyers I encounter are intimidated by technology. Rapid technological advancements have left them bewildered, and thus unwilling to even attempt to catch up. For those lawyers, turning a blind eye to technology and practicing law as if it were still 1995…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How Lawyers Are Using Social Media in 2019 I’ve been covering lawyers’ use of social media in my column for the Daily Record since 2008. Back then, most lawyers believed that social media was a passing fad, despite my ardent assertions to the contrary. Some even believed that it was both unethical and unwise for lawyers to use…
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 from November 2018: The ins and outs of law practice management software – ABA Journal  Knowing When (And How) To Upgrade Your Legal Software –…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligation Office water coolers used to be gathering places where people discussed current events and caught up on office gossip. But, like many other time-honored traditions, even water cooler conversations have been affected by technology. Certainly these in-office discussions still occur, but much of the day-to-day discourse about current…
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 from November 2018: Hate missing deadlines? Here’s what you ought to know about court-rules-based calendaring software – ABA Journal  Streamlined Billing: Five Best Ways to
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *****   Supreme Court of Florida weighs in on judges using social media Whether judges should use social media has been a contentious issue for some time now. Early on, the consensus seemed to be that it was problematic for judges to do so, but over time that’s changed. So, for example in 2012, Florida’s Fourth District Court of…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Two paths for 21st-century law firms: innovation or extinction When I graduated from law school in 1995, the world was a different place. Legal research still occurred in law libraries using books. Windows 95 had not yet been released and MS-DOS reigned supreme. The internet was just emerging on the scene and cell phones were few and far…