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Email tracking: Is it ethical?

Lawyers have been using email for more than two decades now. Years ago, in the early 1990s, most jurisdictions did not permit lawyers to use email to communicate with clients. But in the mid-1990s, the tide shifted as email began ...

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Florida first state to require legal tech CLE credits

Over the past decade, the rate of technological change has been unprecedented. The legal field has not been immune to this phenomenon. Quite simply, unless you’ve been living under a rock, it should be readily apparent to you that technology ...

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How lawyers are using technology in 2016

Every year the International Legal Technology Association releases the ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey. This year’s survey results were released a few weeks ago at the ILTA conference. According to the survey results, technology is on every lawyer’s mind these days, ...

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Why Snapchat matters for litigators

  Snapchat — it’s not just for kids anymore. Snapchat has grown quickly since its launch in 2012 and now has more active users than Twitter, coming in at more than 150 million each day. That’s why lawyers, especially litigators, ...

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Legal Loop: Prosecutors, social media evidence, and ethics

On many occasions I’ve written about the importance of understanding your ethical obligations when mining social media for evidence. This duty is particularly important when it comes to prosecutors. After all, their actions can affect the constitutional rights of those ...

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Legal Loop: When you’re snowed in, it’s business as usual in the cloud

In past columns I’ve discussed the many benefits of cloud computing, including convenience and flexibility, 24/7 access to client data from anywhere, affordability, simplicity, and the ability to eliminate IT staff and software management requirements. Another important benefit of cloud ...

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Legal Loop: Another judge allows service via Facebook

Social media has permeated all aspects of our lives. Whether it’s news breaking on Twitter, professionals connecting on LinkedIn, people sharing momentous occasions on Facebook, or others simply sharing their latest meal on Instagram, it’s hard to escape the effects ...

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Legal Loop: New York City Bar on Lawyers and LinkedIn

In December 2015, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on Professional Ethics addressed the issue of whether the use of LinkedIn by attorneys constitutes attorney advertising. While I agree with the committee’s conclusions (which ...

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