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Author Archives: Nicole Black

Legal Loop: New York courts and bar take tech forward steps

How much did the pandemic change your life? What about your law practice? Were the effects significant or peripheral? Did your law firm change the way it functioned in order to adapt to remote working challenges? Or did your firm ...

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Sign of the times: NY to require cybersecurity CLE credits

When was the last time you attended a CLE course focused on cybersecurity issues? If you’re anything like most lawyers, chances are you’ve never taken one. But if you’re a New York lawyer, that will soon change. For many members ...

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NY on the ethics of sharing phone contacts with mobile apps

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since the iPhone was released. A lot has changed during that time, not the least of which is the number of lawyers who use smartphones, with the vast majority of attorneys ...

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There’s no better time than now to join your local bar association

Bar associations are the glue that binds legal communities together. Historically, they’ve been at the center of the spoke around which lawyers, law firms and legal organizations revolved. Membership benefits were many, including CLE seminars, camaraderie and the business relationships ...

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NY on out-of-state attorneys, the ethics of letterhead advertising

The technology that enables remote work has been around for more than a decade, but before the pandemic, lawyers rarely used it. Remote work was uncommon, and as a result, the many ethical issues triggered by remote work were infrequently ...

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Tribute to my mentor, Edward Z. Menkin

Last month, when Ed Menkin died, the world lost a wonderful man. He was a loving father and devoted husband, a fantastic and renowned criminal defense attorney who fought zealously for his clients, and a mentor — my mentor. No ...

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NY on the ethics of protecting smartphone contact information

Smartphones are such an integral part of our day-to-day lives that it’s often difficult to recall how we managed without them. Our mobile devices allow us to easily connect with our family members and colleagues while also offering instantaneous access ...

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Wellness for lawyers: How technology can help

It’s been more than two long years since the onset of the pandemic, and although things seem to be slowly, steadily improving, we’re not yet in the clear. The stressors of living during this unpredictable time cannot be underestimated. Some ...

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Technology competence requires ethical compliance during remote proceedings

With new COVID-19 variants popping up left and right, we face renewed uncertainty about the pandemic and the near future. As a result, many law firms continue to allow remote work, and some legal proceedings are occurring virtually. The challenging ...

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