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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…
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 October 2018: Check out some secure communication and collaboration tools for lawyers – ABA Journal (October 2018) Product Note: Mixcder E7 Active Noise-Canceling Bluetooth
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** It is beyond dispute that technology has changed the legal landscape. Brick and mortar offices are no longer a requirement, as more lawyers than ever transition their firms’ data from paper to digital. As a result, the days of paper files and being tethered to your desk are long gone. Instead, lawyers have more options than ever due…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Fitbit Evidence Provides Alibi For Victim’s Boyfriend Last week, I wrote about a recent case where Fitbit data was used in a California case to convict the defendant, the victim’s step-father, of her murder. In that case, the victim was wearing a Fitbit and her heart rate data obtained from the device conflicted with the defendant’s version of…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *** Fitbit Data Used As Evidence In A New Murder Case Wearable devices are becoming incredibly common. Take a look around – you’ll notice Fitbits, Apple Watches, and other wearable devices on the wrists of many people whom you encounter on a daily basis, including your legal colleagues and co-workers. They’re being used to track people’s health and fitness…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *** Fitbit Data Used As Evidence In A New Murder Case Wearable devices are becoming incredibly common. Take a look around – you’ll notice Fitbits, Apple Watches, and other wearable devices on the wrists of many people whom you encounter on a daily basis, including your legal colleagues and co-workers. They’re being used to track people’s health and fitness…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Texas Bar on lawyers seeking legal advice from other lawyers in online forums Lawyer-only online forums and listservs are commonplace. Often these forums are hosted by bar associations, but that’s not always the case. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Reddit private groups are often created by lawyers for lawyers. Because these groups are typically gated communities, lawyers can comfortably discuss…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Texas Bar on lawyers seeking legal advice from other lawyers in online forums Lawyer-only online forums and listservs are commonplace. Often these forums are hosted by bar associations, but that’s not always the case. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Reddit private groups are often created by lawyers for lawyers. Because these groups are typically gated communities, lawyers can comfortably discuss…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** ABA on disaster preparedness and ethical obligations In the wake of Hurricane Florence, disaster preparedness is on everyone’s minds. For lawyers affected by disasters, natural or otherwise, there are unique concerns given the nature of the services that they provide. Statute of limitations and other deadlines must be met despite the weather, as do clients’ needs and concerns.…
Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** ABA on disaster preparedness and ethical obligations In the wake of Hurricane Florence, disaster preparedness is on everyone’s minds. For lawyers affected by disasters, natural or otherwise, there are unique concerns given the nature of the services that they provide. Statute of limitations and other deadlines must be met despite the weather, as do clients’ needs and concerns.…