A Law Firm’s Guide To Managed IT Services

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Technological downtime can make or break a law firm. Even an hour of downtime can cost a small or medium firm as much as $250,000. What Exactly Can Go Wrong? Unfortunately, Murphy’s Law has been known to apply in legal cases, meaning if there is an opportunity for things to go wrong they will. It is important that your firm … Read More

Tech Competence and Attorneys: New Changes You Need To Know About

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If you are a lawyer or if you are hiring a lawyer, technology competence, often shortened to tech competence, is a term that you should be aware of. Recently, changes have been recommended in regards to tech competence and attorneys. Here is everything that you need to know about this topic. What is Tech Competence? Lawyers have always had a … Read More

What Is Technology Competence

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According to the LawSites blog, as of this writing, there are 36 states that have adopted the ABA’s updated Model Rule 1.1, which states that lawyers should maintain technology competence. The rule is purposefully vague to allow for the constant changes in technology that the legal industry is encountering. Unfortunately, the vagueness can create some anxiety for lawyers who want to … Read More

What Technology Should Small Law Firms Choose

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It is questionable whether there is any industry today that has not been forced to adopt new technology to remain competitive. But for small law firms, the need to utilize technology appropriately is necessary for more than just competitiveness—it is actually being increasingly pushed by jurisdiction. In just the past few years, the ABA Model Rule 1.1 went through revisions … Read More

How Can Law Firms Use Microsoft Office 365’s E-Discovery Capabilities?

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According to the American Bar Association, it is crucial for attorneys and e-discovery professionals to define the rules of engagement instead of leaving those details to the IT department. Attorneys are being held to much higher standards of knowledge when it comes to technology, especially in terms of electronic discovery. ABA Model Rule 11 states that attorneys bear a duty to … Read More

Should Law Firms Start Their Own Podcasts?

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Podcasts are huge these days. Popular podcast Serial has been downloaded millions of times and has become a pop culture phenomenon right alongside other “did they really do it” series like Netflix’s Making a Murderer. Podcasts are also used for informational and educational purposes. NPR offers its programs in podcast form so users can listen at their own pace. They’ve even developed programming that … Read More

Password Management: What Lawyers Must Know

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Passwords are a problem. In one sense they are exactly the opposite of what they should be. They’re hard for users to remember but easy for intruders to guess or steal. The user frustrations with the current system make it ripe for abuse, and that’s exactly what’s taking place every day. The best solution for lawyers and law firms alike … Read More

Password Management For Law Firms (Questions/Answers)

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We can’t function without passwords. So much of the internet is built on the concept of a username plus a password that the concept is core to users’ internet experience. It’s a clever but imperfect system that could certainly be improved upon, but until a game-changing replacement comes along, we have to play the game. There’s a lot that doesn’t … Read More

Cloud Computing For Lawyers (2019 Introductory Guide)

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Attorneys have unique needs for the storage of information while needing to access data on clients and cases from remote locations. That’s why cloud computing has become such a popular option for lawyers. However, the value of cloud computing needs to be tempered with concerns about security and privacy. Below is your 2019 introductory guide to cloud computing for lawyers. What Is Cloud Computing? … Read More

Learn the Power of Google Reviews for Lawyers & Law Firms

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There’s no better means of promoting a professional business today than the use of online reviews. Positive third-party online reviews can take your law firm to the next level. Personal referrals and word of mouth have their place in drumming up new business, but they will never come close to the exposure you can receive through online reviews. Positive online reviews … Read More