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Author Archives: Nicole Black

Legal Loop: Legal ethics and retention of electronic data

Fax machines are just one of the once familiar technologies that many businesses are now abandoning in favor of scanning, mailing or sharing digital documents via online platforms. Not surprisingly, the more conservative legal and financial industries are two of ...

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Legal Loop: 2012 technology trends for large law firms

Earlier this month, the American Lawyer released its annual technology survey results. The Am Law Tech Survey 2012 compiled the responses of 83 Am Law 200 CIOs and technology chiefs regarding their law firms’ use of technology over the past ...

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Legal Loop: Facebook, juries and mistrials, oh my!

Earlier this month, local criminal defense attorney and prolific author, Gary Muldoon, brought to my attention a very interesting Supreme Court of Kentucky decision that was issued in September, Sluss v. Commonwealth, 2012 WL 4243650. This case addressed allegations of ...

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Tips and tricks to get your legal blog started

Recently, I’ve had a number of lawyers approach me for career advice and during the course of our conversations, I sometimes suggest that the lawyer consider starting a law blog. Oftentimes I’m met with a somewhat terrified look or am ...

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Book Review: ‘Client Science’ focuses on communication skills

Effective communication with clients isn’t something that most lawyers often think about — an unfortunate reality, since, in the absence of effective communication, lawyer-client relationships have a tendency to disintegrate rapidly. This is because strong communication skills, founded on a ...

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