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Author Archives: Nicole Black

Here’s why your firm needs to be in the cloud

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If you’re familiar with my column you know that I have been urging lawyers to learn about — and use — technology for over a decade now. I always stress how important it is for lawyers to educate themselves about ...

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Will lawyers continue to be averse to technology post-pandemic?

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As the pandemic recedes and we head into the “new normal,” no one is exactly sure what law offices will look like post-pandemic. Will lawyers work remotely more often than before? Will the “face time” requirements of year’s past fall ...

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NY’s in-state office requirement is on its last legs

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For years now, New York has steadfastly resisted the realities of practicing law in the 21st century by requiring non-resident lawyers to have an office in the state. This despite the fact that rapid technological advancements over the past decade ...

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Federal District Court judge rules on discoverability of Fitbit data

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These days, technology is inexorably intertwined with our daily lives. We interact with others online for both business and social purposes. We carry mobile phones with us everywhere we go. We use cloud-based software so that we can access our ...

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Are legal professionals ready to return to the office?

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Now that mask mandates are being lifted across the country, the return to in-office work seems inevitable. However, anxiety about COVID-19 remains high due to the absence of consistent universal protocols and less-than-ideal vaccine rates, especially among children, many of ...

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ABA report provides post-pandemic advice for lawyers

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The pandemic and its effects have dramatically affected the practice of law and will continue to have a long-term impact on the ways that legal work is conducted in the years to come. The good news is that now that vaccine ...

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It’s lawyer well-being week, so make sure to take care of yourself

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It’s not easy being a lawyer. Even though it’s a fulfilling profession, practicing law can be also be stressful. That’s why the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being established Lawyer Well-Being Week, and the goal is to ensure that lawyers focus ...

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Top gadgets for lawyers working from a home office

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It’s been more than a year since the start of the pandemic, and what a year it’s been! The good news is that as we head into the spring, the light is finally visible at the end of the tunnel ...

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Tips for managing remote employees

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The shift to remote work was an abrupt and unexpected change for most businesses, including law firms. For that reason, it didn’t always go smoothly. However, over time, most legal profession employers were eventually able to work through the challenges ...

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A virtually perfect MCBA legal conference

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More than a year has passed since the start of the pandemic, and life has yet to return to any semblance of normal. Social distancing and mask requirements are still in place, and interacting in person inside for lengthy amounts ...

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