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Advice and Content: New York State Bar Association Social Media Ethics Guidelines

The ethos of legal practice—steeped in history, procedure and rules—is, in many respects, fundamentally at odds with the “act-now-ask-forgiveness-later” model of social media. But while it can be tempting to avoid potential...more

Simplify and Emphasize in Litigation Graphics

In oral argument, a litigator has very limited time—she needs to hit the high points and move on. She must communicate enough information to convince the judge or jury of her argument, yet must avoid getting mired in...more

LPOs Stealing Deal Work from Law Firms  [Video]

Feb. 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- Legal process outsourcers (LPOs) and other alternative legal service providers are beginning to take the bread-and-butter of large law firms -- handling whole mergers and acquisitions, not just the...more

Ethics of Social Media - PowerPoint Presentation

Today, I gave a CLE presentation at the New York City Bar Association about the ethics of lawyers using social media. This is the PowerPoint presentation for the program. ...more

Social Media Policy: You're Probably Doing It Wrong

Social Media Policies: You're Probably Doing It Wrong. Test these 9 steps. Special thanks to Palm Beach Bar Bulletin for publishing in their Feb 2013 issue....more

An Iridescent Look at Activities During LegalTech New York

(SAN FRANCISCO, January 19, 2012) This week, I will highlight some of the upcoming industry events that will be taking place during “The Show.” In previous years that I attended LegalTech, I felt like a “fish out of water”...more

Putting Some Pepper Into Legal Project Management?

It is not uncommon for law firms being pressed by clients for more accurate budgeting and better budget management to raise the “unpredictability defense.” Whether in litigation or transactional matters, the...more

Social Media Tips in the Age of eDiscovery

Privacy is one of the public’s biggest concerns when discussing eDiscovery and its place within the realm of social media. For one thing, many people feel that it still exists…it does not. More and more courts are...more

Legal Ethics in the Digital Age (Powerpoint)

Delivered on December 20, 2011, as the ethics portion of the Seattle, Washington, Continuing Legal Education seminar (CLE) "Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web." ...more

Legal Ethics in the Digital Age (text)

Written for the ethics portion of the Seattle Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar text "Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web.” Michael Kaiser presented the ethics portion of the...more

LPO’s Have Become Legal Project Outplacement Firms: They Are Outplacing Legal Work from Traditional Law Firms

As Jeff Carr the voluble distinguished general counsel at FMC Technologies has long noted, legal services can be into four buckets: counseling, advocacy, process and content. See, for example,...more

Embracing Legal Technology

The pendulum has shifted dramatically for how lawyers develop business, litigate cases, and obtain/demonstrate the necessary evidence to win their cases. When I started my legal career 13 years ago, I used “redwells”,...more

Law Firm Purchasing Trends Survey - ILTA/InsideLegal

This August ILTA, in partnership with InsideLegal, administered the annual ILTA/InsideLegal Technology Purchasing Survey. The annual survey includes many of the categories covered in past years, and has been enhanced to...more

Sending Large PDF Documents By PDF

From the May 2011 edition of the Palm Beach Bar Bulletin, here is the Lawyer's Guide to Sending Large PDF Documents by Email. Send large PDF, JPEG and other files to clients without fear of hitting email file size limits. ...more

Lawyers Beware: Your Job May be Replaced by a Computer

The New York Times recently reported that “Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software.” In fact, the computer software the Times reported about is not only dramatically cheaper -- the software is actually 5%...more

Trending for Law Firms in 2012: What to Expect This Year

Here is the definitive list of items that will dominate the news for the legal profession for 2012. I am quite sure that we have been fairly thorough and inclusive. If you think we left anything off the list, please let...more

Conference Review: ALM's Social Media: Risks & Rewards - E-Discovery & Social Media

The third session of ALM's Social Media: Risks and Rewards conference focused on social media's impact on e-discovery, and was presented by Michael Lackey, Jr. a partner at Mayer Brown LLP. Lackey started with an overview...more

Need of social media policy in the legal industry today

This document aims to provide whether use of social media during working hours could be productive or unproductive. It also states about the need of social media policy in the legal industry today....more

What Do Internet Lawyer Rating Sites Say About You?

What do sites like Avvo say about your reputation as a lawyer? Are you prepared for the ABA rankings of law firms? This article discusses how clients -- or worse, simply anonymous posters -- may be commenting about...more

Outsourcing: One Tree Many Branches

This is about an outsourcing industry and its developments today....more

Online and email risks at work

A quick checklist...more

2010 InsideLegal/ILTA Member Technology Purchasing Survey

InsideLegal and the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) recently released the findings of the 7th annual ILTA Member Technology Purchasing Survey (survey). The 2010 survey, which was administered by ILTA and...more

Cloud Computing and Virtual Law Practice

This manuscript was submitted as material for a Presidential CLE program at the 2010 ABA Annual Meeting. The panel discussion, hosted by the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, covered cloud computing and virtual law practice,...more

"TWEET" THIS: The Ethics of Social Networking

This article explores the ethical concerns created by the explosion of social networking as it relates to law firm marketing, confidentiality and privilege. ...more

An interview with Craig Carpenter of Recommind: a discussion on predictive coding

This interview is part of our new series “Data! Data! Data!” — Cures for a General Counsel’s ESI Nightmares”. Craig Carpenter, Vice President of Marketing for Recommind, oversees all aspects of marketing at Recommind. He...more

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