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Lawyer as Word Processor

First in a two-part series on the Suffolk/Flaherty Legal Tech Audit. In this post, Dan Lear argues the validity of testing lawyers on their word processing skills over, or instead of, “soft” skills for business. Look for a response from Casey Flaherty, creator of the Legal Tech Audit, tomorrow. In the year between undergrad and law…

An Encryption Quick Start Action Plan

An American Bar Association resolution was adopted in August 2014 that “encourages private and public sector organizations to develop, implement, and maintain an appropriate cybersecurity program that complies with applicable ethical and legal obligations, and is tailored to the nature and scope of the organization, and the data and systems to be protected.” It covers attorneys and…

Coming soon: “Internet Legal Research on a Budget”

The ABA Law Practice Division is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers (coming in spring 2014). Pre-order your copy today with a 15% discount! With cost-conscious clients scrutinizing legal bills, lawyers cannot afford to depend on expensive legal research databases, especially when…

The Future of Google Maps

At the SMX Advanced Local session in Seattle yesterday, Google unveiled some more detail about their plans for promoted pins on Google Maps. Greg Sterling, who also ran the Local session yesterday, first wrote about these paid pins on May 24 after the Google Performance Summit. In that example, the focus was on branded pins during a driving experience—imagine…

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