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Author Archives: Nicole Black

NY Bar on whether lawyer YouTube videos constitute advertising

Lawyers have been advertising online for more than two decades. As technology evolves, the methods of online advertising also change. New social media platforms are launched, and the features of existing sites are regularly modified. Because the online world is ...

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Pennsylvania on the ethics of using smartphones for client data storage

These days most lawyers use smartphones for work-related reasons. Smartphone use has become so common that according to the ABA’s 2022 Legal Technology Report, 81% of lawyers surveyed reported that they used smartphones in the courtroom. Of course, whenever lawyers ...

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Top technology gifts for lawyers in 2022

Thanksgiving is behind us, and the days are growing shorter. You know what that means! Time is running out, and if you haven’t already started your holiday shopping, you’d better get started. If you aren’t sure what to get the ...

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Pennsylvania provides further guidance on secure client communication

Are you still using email to communicate with your clients about confidential matters? If so, you might want to re-think that approach. Because when it comes to secure communication, the tide is most decidedly turning. For many years there were ...

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Here’s what the data says about law firm profitability

One of the top business struggles encountered by lawyers from firms large and small is getting paid. Collecting legal fees can sometimes be challenging, especially since clients avoid paying bills for several reasons. Some have cash flow issues, while others ...

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NYC Bar on ethics of copying clients on emails

Lawyers have used email for decades, ever since the mid-1990s when ethics committees determined that it was permissible for lawyers to use email to communicate about case-related matters. Fast forward to 2022, and most lawyers now use email at least ...

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Ohio ethics board on holding cryptocurrency in escrow

Take a look around. The world’s a bit different these days, isn’t it? Change is occurring so rapidly that it’s not always easy to keep up. For instance, just when you’ve finally wrapped your head around the concept of cryptocurrency, ...

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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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