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Will Your Clients Demand a Technology Audit?

On the latest episode of The Digital Edge podcast, Sharon Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway talk to Andy Perlman of Suffolk Law School about the rising trend of technology audits for lawyers.  The audits, popularized by D. Casey Flaherty,  measure how efficiently lawyers are using technology and determine how much time (and clients’ money) they could be saving. Suffolk University is partnering with …

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Create a LinkedIn Action Plan

Excerpted and adapted from LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition by Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields, published by the ABA Law Practice Division. Participation on LinkedIn can help you identify and learn about poten­tial clients, strategic alliances, and referral sources, and these contacts can be a good way to get the word out about what you are doing, build …

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Virtual Law Firm Basics and Benefits

As new technology is introduced, client expectations change and the legal profession evolves. Virtual law firm tools can help lawyers adapt to these changes, and enable small law firms to grow quickly and compete effectively against larger law firms. In this 30 minute presentation sponsored by Clio, gain an understanding of what constitutes a virtual law firm, and the benefits …

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Facebook Graph Search and Privacy

Facebook has been steadily making changes to privacy and security controls, including changes made to app permissions, untagging and removing photos, and adding privacy shortcuts in 2012. In March 2013, Facebook announced Graph Search. Facebook Graph Search is a Facebook specific search engine which allows you to search all of the things people have shared with you. If your post …

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Practical Encryption: Emailing With Your Clients

Scenario:  You need to exchange sensitive documents with your client, but in the digital age, printing and mailing physical documents seems slow, expensive, and not exactly “green.” Typical Solution:  Virtually all lawyers rely on email as a primary communication tool, so when it comes time to send documents, they go right into email along with everything else. Problem: There are …

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Intellectual Property: Law Practice Today, October 2013

The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. October’s edition focuses on intellectual property, discussing topics such as IP issues, patent law, and even comic books! Here are some highlights from this issue: The Management Challenge of Data Security and Privacy  “Technology has revolutionized the practice of law, but too …

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Now available: “LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition”

One of the ABA’s bestselling books has been fully updated and revised for our readers and members. LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition, reflects significant changes to LinkedIn’s layout and functionality made in the past year. In just one hour, this book will help you: Set up a LinkedIn account Create a robust, dynamic profile—and take advantage of new …

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Practical Encryption: Backing Up Your Data

Scenario: Like most law firms, your data is growing day by day and you want to make sure you’re both (a) backing up that data, and (b) keeping the data secure. Typical Solution: While most lawyers have developed good habits regarding backup, the security of that backup file is rarely discussed or addressed.  Files are often simply copied to an …

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Coming Soon: “Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers”

Legal clients are responding to today’s unprecedented financial pressures by demanding better predictability, cost-effectiveness and communication from their outside legal service providers. They give their business to those who can manage legal work efficiently—and take it away from those who can’t or won’t. Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers provides any attorney with practical skills and methods for …

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