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Author Archives: Nicole Black

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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Remote work trends: Moving the bar on the unauthorized practice of law

COVID-19 has had far-reaching effects on both society as a whole and on the practice of law. Remote work has become commonplace due to the long-term impact of the pandemic and, as a result, the rules and regulations that limit ...

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ABA report on lawyers, technology and the pandemic

In the fall of 2021, the American Bar Association released its annual Legal Technology Survey Report. This extensive report provides data and analysis on the technologies that lawyers are using and how they are being implemented in their law firms. ...

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Law firm planning: 5 ways to get ready for the new year

The holiday season is already upon us, and you know what that means: 2022 is right around the corner. Is your law firm ready for whatever may come now that COVID-19 surges are occurring all around the country, and the ...

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The 2021 holiday gift guide for lawyers

The year 2021 has been one to remember, and it’s hard to believe that it’s nearly over. With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season. If you haven’t yet bought presents for the people on ...

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NJ latest to weigh in on ethics of practicing law remotely

We’re well into the second year of the pandemic and as the disruptions continue, remote work is becoming commonplace in the legal profession. Every week of uncertainty leads to the increased acceptance of working from locations outside of law offices. ...

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New Jersey court on the ethics of Facebook evidence gathering

These days, most lawyers are familiar with social media, both its benefits and pitfalls. After all, social media has been around for significantly more than a decade now. As a result many lawyers are comfortable interacting online and using social ...

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