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Legal Currents: Are police unlawfully accessing social media accounts?

It’s undeniable: social media use has permeated our culture. People are sharing information about all aspects of their lives via social networking sites. Some of these disclosures are broadcast publicly while others are limited to select friends and followers. This ...

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Legal Currents: ABA Techshow 2012: Legal tech and innovation

Every year in early spring, legal technology enthusiasts from across the United States, Canada and even Europe, converge upon the Chicago Hilton to attend the American Bar Association’s premier legal technology conference, ABA Techshow. For those unfamiliar with this conference, ...

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Legal Currents: Apps, social media enhance conference experience

Last week, I attended the annual ABA Techshow in Chicago. It’s one of my favorite legal technology conferences. While there, I learned a lot and really enjoyed spending time with old friends and meeting new ones. It was also the ...

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Legal Currents: Jurors punished for using social media?

Currently, the United States imprisons more than 2.3 million of its citizens.This incarceration rate means that 1 out of every 100 United States citizens is in jail. Since we already imprison people at a rate that some estimate is 10 ...

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Legal Currents: NC Bar Council issues final opinion on the cloud

The use of cloud computing products by lawyers in their law practices is an emerging trend — and one that presents unique ethical issues for lawyers who intend to store confidential client data on servers owned and operated by third ...

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Legal Currents: The discoverability of social media evidence

For years I’ve been asserting that social media is not a fad — it’s a phenomenon. And now, from our current vantage point, the observation that social media has infiltrated, and affects, all aspects of our culture is indisputable. But ...

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Legal Currents: IPad, iPhone apps for the traveling lawyer

If you’re a lawyer with an iPad or an iPhone and you travel frequently, this article was written just for you. In it, you’ll learn about the latest travel apps and how you can use them to make your travels ...

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Legal Currents: Expand your networking using social media

If there’s one thing that should be obvious at this point, it’s that social media is not a fad — it’s a phenomenon. And it’s not going away. So why not take advantage of the many benefits that it offers, ...

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Legal Currents: Law practice management in the cloud

Now that my latest book, “Cloud Computing for Lawyers,” has been published, I’ve got cloud computing on my mind. Cloud computing, where your data and software are stored on servers owned and maintained by a third party, offers solo and ...

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LegalTech 2012: Legal innovation through technology

It’s that time of year again. A time of year smack dab in the middle of winter when thousands of legal and IT professionals descend upon the Hilton hotel in Manhattan to learn all about the latest legal technologies and ...

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Legal Currents: More iPad apps are available for lawyers

IPad sales have exploded since this revolutionary device was released less than 2 years ago in April 2010. In the last quarter of 2011 alone, it is estimated that more than 13.5 million iPads were sold — a 166 percent ...

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