Christopher Hopkins – McDonald Hopkins

9 Ways Companies Get Hacked in 2015

This article explains how companies and clients get hacked and suffer data breaches. From the Nov 2015 edition of the Palm Beach Bar Assn Bulletin. Explains physical intrusion, brute force, reverse brute force, social…more

Can Your Client Legally Fly a Drone?

This article discusses the FAA v Pirker case as a pre-Act (2012 FAA Modernization and Reformation Act) case and provides a primer on whether companies can use drones for commercial purposes…more

Drone Acquired Evidence in Civil Cases

Can lawyers use drones to obtain evidence in civil cases? This article gives a primer on the FAA v Pirker case, the 2012 FAA Modernation and Reform Act, and discusses admissibility issues relating to drones from a (mostly)…more

How Jurors and Lawyers Use Social Media & Technology in 2014

How do jurors use social media? Or other lawyers? Learn the statistics on jurors' use of technology before you pick your next jury. Includes: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 2048, drones, bitcoin, pornography, iPads, passwords,…more

Florida Lawyer's Guide to Marijuana Laws

Floridians will vote this November on Amendment 2, relating to Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions. floridamed Just this past June, Governor Scott signed the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act into law. How…more

Can A Florida Lawyer Advise a Client About Medical Marijuana?

Can a lawyer ethically advise a client about medical marijuana legal under Florida state law but illegal under federal law? This article discusses the ethics between the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014; Amendment 2;…more

One Year After Snowden: How Safe Are Your Calls and Emails?

It has been more than one year since the Edward Snowden disclosures on the NSA mass surveillance? This article summarizes the key disclosures over the last 14 months and explains best practices for lawyers and businesspeople on…more

What is Bitcoin: Currency, Property... or Tulips?

Governments need to define bitcoin and other virtual currency in order to tax, regulate, and legislate. This article discusses how, in May 2014, various federal and state agencies define virtual currency -- and the budding…more

If This, Then That (IFTTT) for Lawyers

If This Then That (IFTTT) for lawyers and other professionals. A one page guide. iPhone and Android…more

Tor Anonymizer for Lawyers

This April 2014 article explains to lawyers how to use Tor to remain anonymous on the internet. The article discusses NSA cracking, use by / with clients, whether it is legal, and the Eldo Kim and Don Post cases. United States v…more

Government GPS Tracking Since U.S. v. Jones

After the US v. Jones decision, can the government still use GPS tracking? This article explains several circumstances where GPS tracking may still be in use. It also discusses three Fourth Amendment cases from 2013: US v…more

Conflicting Court Opinions on NSA Surveillance

Explains the NSA mass / bulk telephony surveillance as well as the two decisions from 2013 where federal courts conflicted on its legality: ACLU v. Clapper (Clapper II) and Klayman v. ACLU (Klayman I). From February 2014 Palm…more

Using an iPad in Depositions

Learn to use your iPad to create exhibits and get better testimony during depositions using free apps. From the January 2014 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin…more

Lawyer’s Guide to iOS 7, Part 2

From the Palm Beach Bar Association, this is part 2 of a series to assist lawyers with their iPhone and iPad devices…more

Lawyer’s Guide to iOS 7

From the Palm Beach Bar Association, this is part 1 of 2 for lawyers about how to most effectively use your iPad and iPhone…more
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