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Redaction: Protecting Your Private Digital Data

In today’s digital age, no person’s private information is considered off limits by hackers. Recently, several celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, had their iCloud storage accounts hacked and their...more

HIPAA For Lawyers And Law Firms: What you need to know to prevent your law firm from paying MILLION$

For years now lawyers and law firms providing professional services to health care providers or health insurance plans should have had in place essential safeguards to meet the responsibilities and requirements as business...more

Court Reporters Need Strong Passwords

My bank recently sent me a document with “Techniques for creating strong passwords.” Reading through it my first thought was, “This would be great information for my colleagues.” Court reporters protect private, sensitive...more

Law Firms Are Prime Information-Security Targets

Law firms do not hold special immunity from the threat of cybercriminals. In fact, law firms should be extra vigilant, considering the breadth of sensitive client information they often possess regarding corporate...more

Fun with Facebook

In the last few months, numerous cases involving Facebook have resulted in amusing rulings that we would be remiss to ignore. On deck for this blog post we have three good ones...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

Beyond the Cloud: How to BYOD, Step 1

Moving data to the cloud has been the critical data security challenge confronting organizations in the past few years. With the cloud transition well underway, the spotlight has turned to securing end-user devices like...more

Lawyers in the Cloud

"Lawyers in the Cloud" explains the cloud storage system, risks, and how to assess whether to use large private systems or public systems like DropBox. From the July/August 2012 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin....more

Security Standards for Legal Technology: What Are They, Exactly?

Things happen at places like the ABATechshow that make you feel like you are experiencing the future unfold right in the moment. Nothing like watching planes crash into the World Trade Center or the devastation of Japan’s...more

Where's my Blackberry? UK data protection for lawyers

UK data protection has come of age with large fines levied for the first time and a well-publicised leak from a law firm. Is your law firm compliant with data protection standards?...more

Legal Implications of Cloud Computing -- Ethics

It is time to talk about cloud computing and ethics. Yes, ethics. Historically, lawyers and technologists lived in different worlds. The lawyers were over here, and IT was over there. Here's the reality: Technology -...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

Moving Your Practice into the Cloud

Web-based technologies are part of an exciting new frontier aimed at delivering efficient, accessible, and affordable products and services to their clients. The rapid advance of web- or cloud-based technologies has opened up...more

Lawyers Beware: Take action now to protect healthcare information or risk stiff penalties!

Beginning February 17, 2010,lawyers who represent clients in the healthcare industry face new statutory obligations to take affirmative steps to ensure the privacy of their clients’ patient information when it is transmitted...more

SaaS Security: Can You Trust Your Data in the Cloud?

The shift from desktop- and server-based software to what is alternately referred to as “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS) or “the cloud” is one of the most significant transitions to occur in computing in the last 20 years....more

Criminal Defense Challenges in Computer Forensics

Computer forensic techniques may be unfairly applied in order to tip the scales of justice in the direction of prosecution. Particular areas that are known to be problematic for defense experts include: erroneous allegations...more

10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Legal Software-as-a-Service

In this document we aim to demystify the concept of Software-as-a-Service and educate attorneys on how to evaluate the suitability of available solutions for their practice. Topics addressed include an overall description...more

10 Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Legal Software-as-a-Service

In this document we aim to demystify the concept of Software-as-a-Service and educate attorneys on how to evaluate the suitability of available solutions for their practice. Topics addressed include an overall description...more

Professional Facebook privacy in under 10 minutes

Are you on Facebook? Have you tweaked your Facebook privacy settings to ensure that you keep your personal and professional lives separate? Read this article and learn the essential steps you can take in under 10 minutes to...more

Electronic Surveillance and Offshore Legal Communications

"Electronic Surveillance amd Offshore Legal Communications" is a June 12, 2008 editorial essay about a declaratory judgment action filed the prior month, NMH v. Bush et al. (D.D.C. 2008). NMH v. Bush appears to many readers...more

Newman McIntosh & Hennessey v. Bush

Amended Complaint

A purported declaratory judgment action by a Maryland law firm which alleges that an LPO offerded to perform certain services in India at rates far below prices being charged in Maryland based, in part, on the work being done...more

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