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Lawyer use of blogs, social media up

  The use of social media by lawyers — including blogs and social networking sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter — is continuing to increase, according to the annual technology survey conducted by the American Bar Association. The 2012 ABA ...

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Calif. bar: Lawyer can run virtual office in ‘cloud’

An attorney may use “cloud computing” to maintain a virtual law office practice, a California State Bar committee has concluded in an ethics opinion. The opinion addressed an inquiry by a solo practitioner who wished to establish a virtual office ...

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ABA adopts policies on marketing, technology

The American Bar Association adopted new ethical guidelines for lawyers regarding online marketing and staying aware of current technology at its annual meeting this month. The ABA House of Delegates also approved a policy requiring law schools to provide detailed ...

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New Yorker becomes ABA president-elect

New York State Bar Association President Seymour W. James Jr. on Tuesday congratulated New York City attorney James R. Silkenat on his election as president-elect of the nearly 400,000-member American Bar Association. Silkenat (Sullivan & Worcester) was elected at the ...

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NYSBA announces new committee chairs

State Bar Association President Seymour W. James Jr. has appointed 10 attorneys as chairs and co-chairs of committees within the association. The standing and special committees of the state bar sponsor conferences, seminars, monitor legislation and conduct research studies. Each ...

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Virtual practice: ABA revisits Model Rule 5.5

The practice of law has seen numerous changes in the last 10 years, as online options have expanded to give attorneys the ability to work from almost anywhere. For the last decade, though, the American Bar Association’s licensing guidelines have ...

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Erie women are making their own mark

One thing lacking in the history of the Bar Association of Erie County, like many around the country, has been representation by women and minorities. Maryann Saccomando Freedman crashed through the glass ceiling in 1980 when she broke tradition and ...

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Erie bar celebrates 125th anniversary

Not many bar associations can claim a U.S. president as part of its history, but the Bar Association of Erie County had two. Members of the local bar who became president of the United States were Buffalo attorneys Millard Fillmore ...

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