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Attorneys Cannot Sue Avvo for Unauthorized Profiles According to Illinois Federal Court

An Illinois federal judge dismissed a proposed class action of lawyers whose business information was published by the online attorney database Avvo without their permission. The lead plaintiff, a Chicago-based personal...more

On Sale Today – .law Domain Names

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Today, all law firms will be able to apply for .law names. This top-level domain name is intended to create an online space in which only regulated, licensed legal practitioners can be found....more

Paperless Manifesto: The Value of a Paperless Practice & Three Steps to Make it a Reality

by Joseph Bahgat on

No conversation about law practice technology can begin without first assuming a paperless practice. Why not? Because a paper-based practice is the antithesis of law practice technology. Advances in law practice technology...more

The Nitty-Gritty on Facebook Over-Sharing

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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

Old Lessons, New Technology: Seizing the Benefits and Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media and Other Free Internet-Based Tools

by Heather Pruger on

This article discusses the fact that technology has changed the way the practice of law looks, but has not changed the fact that, as lawyers, we have a professional obligation to provide our clients with timely, competent,...more

Sending Large PDF Documents By PDF

by Christopher Hopkins on

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

Best iPhone Android & Blackberry Apps for Lawyers

by Christopher Hopkins on

Handout of top ten lists for best smartphone apps on iPhone/iPad, Android, and Blackberry platforms. From a March 2011 seminar hosted by the Palm Beach County Bar Association....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

ABA’s Ethics 2020 Committee and the “Red Alert” Phenomenon

By this time, anyone concerned with the topic of the ABA’s interest in regulating online marketing has read Larry Bodine’s Red Alert blog post and its progeny. Larry also started a LinkedIn group, Chief Marketing Officers,...more

JD Supra & LinkedIN Change the Game

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Agile start-up JD Supra teams up with LinkedIN to supply content for Legal Updates. Lexis Nexis and Thompson Reuters are on the losing end of the deal. Is the future of user created content (blogs and articles) shifting to...more

Leveraging Social Media for High-Impact Marketing

by Rob Robinson on

In today’s “sound-bite” environment in which professional organizations compete for client attention through a variety of communications conduits, it is increasingly important to consider and evaluate the potentially powerful...more

7 Sites that will keep Legal Marketers on their toes and up to speed with social media marketing rules

Keeping up to date with state, federal and ABA’s rules regarding online communication is a challenge! Online technology gives us the ability to communicate at warp speed, so if you’re having some difficulty keeping up,...more

Using Social Media? Get Familiar With Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

If you’re participating in the social media arena of Web 3.0, then you’ll want to familiarize yourself with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (”Section 230?), is...more

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