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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: 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 Bytes: Researching social media for evidence (Part 2)

Last week I covered the first part of an opinion issued by the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee, Formal Opinion 127 (online: http://www.cobar.org/tcl/tcl_articles.cfm?articleid=9073). I discussed the committee’s conclusions regarding lawyers mining social media for evidence and then promised to address ...

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Legal Loop: Researching social media for evidence (Part 1)

In November 2015, the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee issued an in-depth and well-reasoned opinion covering many of the ethical issues lawyers encounter when trying to use social media to investigate their clients’ cases. Because Formal Opinion 127 addresses so ...

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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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Legal Loop: These are a few of my favorite things

Last week I offered my recommendations for holiday gifts for the lawyer in your life. Today, I’m taking a different tack. I’m going share my favorite tech and gadgets that I’ve discovered over the past year and tell you exactly ...

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Legal Loop: 2015 holiday gift guide for lawyers

Now that Thanksgiving is a thing of the past, you know what that means. It’s time to start buying holiday gifts! Here are some ideas for the lawyers in your life. First, consider the Amazon Echo, Amazon’s voice recognition device ...

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Legal Loop: Why lawyers should be thankful in 2015

The legal landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade. Among other things, technology, globalization, and an economic downturn have profoundly impacted the legal profession, oftentimes for the better. For those lawyers who take advantage of the changes, there’s a ...

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Legal Loop: Brooklyn fire destroys 85,000 court files

In the past, I’ve discussed the many benefits of online data storage via cloud computing. Whether it’s convenience and flexibility, 24/7 access to client data from anywhere, affordability, simplicity or the ability to eliminate IT staff and software management requirements, ...

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