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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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Zoom etiquette guidance offered to New York lawyers

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If you regularly read my column you know that I’ve been encouraging lawyers to use technology for over a decade now. When I first started writing about technology, I highlighted the benefits that social media and blogging could offer lawyers. ...

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ABA weighs in on the ethics of practicing law virtually

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Because of the pandemic, lawyers are working remotely more than ever before, and many will likely continue to do so — at least occasionally — even after the pandemic is behind us. Now that practicing law virtually is more commonplace ...

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New cybersecurity recommendations for lawyers

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Now that lawyers have been intermittently working remotely over the past year — and may continue to do so in the near future — their ethical obligations relating to cybersecurity practices have taken on a whole new level of importance. ...

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Pennsylvania lawyers can ethically practice remotely from out-of-state

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In March of last year, as we faced lockdowns and the newfound threat of COVID-19, remote work became a sudden and unexpected reality. Law firms shut their doors and sent everyone home, and the work-from-home revolution began out of necessity, ...

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N.Y. Bar opines on online lawyer-client matching services

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Since the turn of the century, the internet has increasingly become part of our day-to-day lives. Initially, this new reality presented a bit of a challenge for precedent-based, risk-averse lawyers. As a result, in most cases the legal profession as ...

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The importance of technology competence when communicating electronically

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I’m sure that by now you’ve already seen the infamous cat filter court hearing video. If not, Google it and watch it. I’ll wait. Now that you’re back, let’s talk about how you can avoid replicating that unfortunate predicament. The ...

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NYSBA provides ransomware guidance for lawyers

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The pandemic has impacted so many different aspects of our lives, from where and how we work to how we communicate and interact with loved ones. The work-from-home requirements necessitated by COVID-19 have been one of the most noticeable effects ...

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