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Law Practice Today Review

The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division publishes a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. February’s edition focuses on new technology, discussing topics such as wearables, ABA TECHSHOW, cybersecurity audits, how to avoid getting stuck in a technological rut, and more. Here are some highlights from this issue:

Ashley Madison and the Deep (Sometimes Dark) Web” by Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek

“Some lawyers—mostly family and criminal defense lawyers—know at least a little about the Deep Web and the Dark Web. Data-breach lawyers know something about the Dark Web too, especially since that’s where a lot of the breached data ends up for sale. But the average lawyer? Not so much. In fact, after the Ashley Madison breach, a lot of family law colleagues began asking us questions about the Deep Web and the Dark Web—where the full steamy contents of the Ashley Madison breach were published in many places. Most had no clue that there was any distinction between the Deep Web and the Dark Web.”

The Impact of Wearables on Lawyers’ Practices in 2016 and Beyond” by Nicole Black

“At first, many lawyers initially wrote off the relevance of wearables to their practice, just as they did with social media over a decade ago. But, as was the case with social media, that attitude is already beginning to change, as lawyers become more aware of the value of using wearables to provide better client representation, in and out of court.”

ABA TECHSHOW Celebrates 30 Years” by Steven J. Best

“You’ll have the opportunity to meet and befriend hundreds of attorneys, technology consultants, technology innovators, and the exceptional faculty at ABA TECHSHOW. I’ve made some great friends that I look forward to seeing every year at ABA TECHSHOW, and I’m sure you will too. No matter if you love, loathe, or are indifferent toward technology, everyone agrees that technology’s impact on the practice of law is here to stay. So, come, enjoy, absorb, and dive into the wonderful world of legal technology (and get some great CLE hours to boot) at ABA TECHSHOW 2016.”

Check out Law Practice Today for the full issue!

About Lauren DeGroot

Lauren DeGroot
Lauren DeGroot oversees the production of several different ABA Law Practice Division and Legal Technology Resource Center publications, including Law Technology Today, working to ensure quality of content and presentation. She is from St. Louis, MO and relocated to Chicago, IL in 2009. She has been with the Law Practice Division since 2014.

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