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Lawyers need to get a life

Last week I attended the “Get a Life” conference in Chicago. Its goal≠ Help attorneys discover how to “run [their] practice without running [themselves] into the ground.” It was a great conference — really interesting and knowledgeable speakers, relevant and ...

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In New York, privacy trumps technology

Last week the New York State Court of Appeals handed down its decision in People v. Weaver, a case I wrote about when oral arguments occurred in March (See the March 30 edition of The Daily Record.) At issue in ...

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Should technology trump privacy rights≠

In recent years, privacy advocates have expressed the concern that privacy is disappearing as people voluntarily disclose all kinds of information, including their every move, on the Facebook, Twitter, and other Internet platforms. The fear is that companies, such as ...

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Law practice management in the cloud

Software as a service (SaaS) is defined at Oracle.com as “[a] software delivery model in which a software firm provides daily technical operation, maintenance, and support for the software provided to their client.” And for those who don’t know otherwise, ...

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Save time and money: Use technology wisely

Whenever I evangelize the importance of keeping up with technological changes, the most common response I hear from other lawyers is that they don’t have enough time to sort through the ever-increasing number of choices available to them. After I ...

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A confounding victory

“A rule that gives police the power to conduct such a search whenever an individual is caught committing a traffic offense, when there is no basis for believing evidence of the offense might be found in the vehicle, creates a ...

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Actions speak louder than words

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Technological change is occurring at an unprecedented rate and is indisputably changing the way that the business world functions. Nevertheless, well-established, mammoth institutions move forward blindly, attempting to conduct business as ...

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The end of the profession as we know it≠

“It is from clients that we can glean probable trends in the legal market. It is client demand for new working practices and new efficiencies that will ultimately incline law firms to adopt new technologies. A few innovative and entrepreneurial ...

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It’s not a perfect system, but it works.

“Justice is the tolerable accommodation of the conflicting interests of society, and I don’t believe there is any royal road to attain such accommodation concretely.” — Judge Learned Hand, Philip Hamburger’s “The Great Judge” Last week, the Communications Committee of ...

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Does technology have to trump privacy rights≠

Privacy advocates in recently years have expressed the concern that privacy is disappearing as people voluntarily disclose all kinds of information — including their every waking move — on the Facebook, Twitter and other Internet platforms. They fear that companies, ...

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Technology strikes — oblivious attorneys stunned

The term “Internet” was first coined in 1974 and referred to a single global system of interconnected computer networks that shared data by packet switching using the standardized Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP). The first TCP/IP network became operational in 1985. ...

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Rethinking what it means to be a lawyer

“Lawyer: A person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law. Any person who prosecutes or defends causes in courts of record or other judicial tribunals of the United States, or of ...

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