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What you need to know about Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL) [Video]

Bennett Jones launches Canadian Anti-Spam Information Site TORONTO, January 22, 2014 – In response to the long-awaited regulations pertaining to the Canadian government's anti-spam legislation, Bill C-28, Bennett Jones LLP...more

Weekly Brief: New Round of Layoffs Hit Law Firms [Video]

March 14 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. New Jersey-based Archer & Greiner PC is the latest law firm to announce layoffs of attorneys and staff. Also, counsel for...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

The Nitty-Gritty on Facebook Over-Sharing

Why People are Careless about Internet Privacy - If you are like me, you have probably wondered why people choose to share so much about themselves and their families on Facebook. Why do people treat the social media...more

iPhone App Development for in house counsel

"CYA - Cover Your Apps" is a presentation for the Assoc. of Corporate Counsel (S. Florida) regarding mobile apps and app development best practices for corporate counsel. Covers app development contracts and pitfalls,...more

St. Paul, Problems with Being Human and Small Businesses Dealing with AngiesList.com

Like many people with a standard Midwest religious upbringing I struggle to do the right thing and, sometimes, to know just what that is under the circumstances. But, as St. Paul discussed in Romans 7 “being good is not...more

AMENDMENT IN BYE LAWS TO EXTEND LIMITATION PERIOD TO INVOKE ARBITRATION – RETROSPECTIVE OR PROSPECTIVE

In the matter of disputes between the member and clients arising from transactions executed between the parties, the law of limitation provides a time limit of three years to file the claims as per procedure. However, the...more

Testimonials Still Are Not a Good Idea

Clients Value Their Privacy I do not provide references because my clients value their privacy and time, as do I. After practicing law for 25 years, I am thoroughly imbued with the concept of confidentiality, and I take...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

Growing Your Law Practice Productively: A Twelve Step Program for Curing Social Media Addiction

I don’t know about you, but if I see one more article telling me how important it is for me to grow my practice through social media, I may toss a grenade. If I see one more article entitled “Seven Important Steps to Take...more

Sample Disclosure - Attorney / Client Privilege - Use of Email / Texting to Communicate

This is a sample client disclosure concerning the use of email and texting as a means of communicating between attorney and client; it's potential impact on the attorney - client privilege and a response to ABA Formal Ethics...more

Facebook Security Settings for Lawyers (and their families)

A step by step guide for lawyers who market on Facebook to ensure that all of their personal and business privacy settings are up to date. Published in the Oct 2011 edition of the Palm Beach Bar Association Bar Bulletin....more

Will Your Law Firm Accept Bitcoin?

This article explores the new alternative internet-based currency, Bitcoin, and whether -- as an alternative fee arrangement or even as a marketing effort -- your firm might consider accepting bitcoin. Published in the Sept...more

Habush Habush & Rottier vs. Cannon & Dunphy

Habush v Cannon - Judge Charles Kahn Summary Judgment Decison.pdf

This is the Court Decision finding in favor of the defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment in the Habush Habush & Rottier vs. Cannon & Dunphy "Invasion of Privacy" lawsuit. The case involves internet-based marketing...more

Who Will Make Your Health Care Decisions if You Cannot? The Illinois Health Care Surrogate Act vs. the Illinois Power of Attorney...

Have you considered who will be making health care decisions for you if you cannot make them yourself? Under the Health Care Surrogate Act, 755 ILCS 40/1, the State of Illinois has established a plan for your decision-making...more

Online Privacy Considerations (And Outrages) for Lawyers to Ponder

When I discuss my privacy concerns with people, frequently the response I get is "If you're not doing anything wrong, why do you care?" I'll tell ya why I care. Just because something's private doesn't mean it's bad or...more

Email Marketing and the Power of Permission

The gold standard in online marketing, the email subscription list. What you need to provide for people to hand over that precious contact information and help you to expand your network and promote lead generation....more

Virtual Law Practice Opens Access to Justice

The benefits and challenges associated with practicing law using web 2.0 technology are well-known and continue to be debated in many circles worldwide. As international regulatory agencies grapple with security and privacy...more

Sample Social Media Policy

Sample Social Media Policy...more

Blogpost: SECURITY -- a lucrative future-oriented practice area awaiting your firm

Greg George, Managing Partner of top security firm GTI Advisors Threat Management Practice Group has created a comprehensive due diligence report u2014 among his many recommendations, he suggests that businesses consult a law...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

Social Media: Should it be Restricted in the Workplace?

MGD Enterprises, a consulting company I follow on Facebook presents a business question or piece of advice daily. Today's comment was "Fact for Friday...Is access to social media critical to employee satisfaction? A global...more

New Changes to Facebook Privacy

The Social Networking Site Rolls Out its Newest Version of Privacy Tools Since two Facebook privacy applications were released a few weeks ago, the social networking site has once again revamped its privacy...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

Facebook’s “LIKE” Button – Are you a pro or con legal pro?

Several days ago, I wrote a post that linked to a NY Times article detailing how to disable Facebook’s new “like” buttons and “Open Graph API” applications on your pages. With open web advocates both in the legal...more

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