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The Most Powerful (and Cheapest) Risk Management Tool

Funding for security initiatives can be difficult to come by, especially since most lawyers have gotten by for years with minimal investment in this area.  Many still rely on little more than antivirus software and a back-up hard drive.  Naturally, lawyers often ask what they can do to minimize their information security exposure and reasonably manage their risk without large ...

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Downtime Efficiency

As lawyers, we’re busy people. Between meetings, court appearances, and document drafting, we’re often on-the-go. One problem with being busy outside of the office is that work continues to accumulate in the office. Your absence doesn’t halt the flow of “to do’s” to your inbox. This problem has been incrementally addressed by technological advances. First pagers, then cell phones, and most recently ...

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Encrypting Email with Enlocked

In my last post for Law Technology Today, I wrote about BoxCryptor and encrypting documents stored in Dropbox and SkyDrive: Encryption in the Cloud: BoxCryptor.    As you know from that post, I was impressed with BoxCryptor, but I was still searching for an easy way to encrypt emails sent from my Gmail account, which is web-based.   I was therefore excited to ...

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Featured book: “Cloud Computing for Lawyers” by Nicole Black

As more businesses move their IT systems into the cloud, lawyers need to ask if cloud computing is right for their firm. Cloud Computing for Lawyers features a discussion of cloud computing fundamentals, an overview of legal cloud computing products, and step-by-step instructions for implementing cloud computing in your practice–including practical tips for securing your data. This book will help ...

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Kennedy Mighell Podcast

Digital Cameras in Lawyers’ Hands

The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Episode 95 Photography is one three fields that Steve Jobs wanted to reinvent. Cameras built into smartphones have already dramatically changed the way we take photos and use cameras. How might the ubiquity of digital cameras affect lawyers and the practice of law? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss digital ...

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Video: Managing Information and Interruption Overload

For most lawyers, managing information is a daily struggle. Between email, research, documents and the considerable administrative work of an active law firm, it can be all too easy to become overwhelmed. To make matters worse, technology and the aggressive pace of modern practice mean already-busy days are filled with a steady stream of interruptions, adding stress and decreasing productivity. ...

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Android Apps for Legal Research (An Excerpt from “Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers”

Adapted and excepted from Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers by Daniel J. Siegel, coming in February from LPM Publishing. Use your Android phone or tablet to conduct free or low-cost legal research on-the-go. A number of apps have recently emerged that make it easy to perform research and to save your results. Several apps provide specific types of information lawyers ...

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Wrapping it Up: Making Your Client Reports Better

Every present received is “better” when it is nicely wrapped, and the same goes for reporting packages to clients, particularly in commercial transactions. Here are some tips you might wish to consider for presenting your reporting packages/closing books to your clients: 1. Create a Report Index Make a list of all the documents that were created or utilized in the ...

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You ARE the Weakest Link

Remember that turn of the century game show where weaker players were summarily dismissed from the game by a snarling game show host?  Wrong answer, off the game the player was ordered, as the weakest link – no second chance.  Only the strongest, most strategic players were left standing at the end to compete for the prize. When it comes ...

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