Tech Question

27 ABA Journal Tech Question articles.

Your phone (and everybody else) knows where you are

You may not know it, but you are broadcasting your location to the world every time you use your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.

That can be a good…

E-Discovery Malpractice Is More Common Than Perceived, LeClairRyan Partner Says

Lawyers beware: the pitfalls of e-discovery may be more complicated than many litigators—even experienced partners—expect or are prepared to handle.

“In short, this is a complex, high-risk task that requires…

Hackers Breached 90% of US Companies Surveyed in Past 12 Months

Electronic data breaches have become ubiquitous among U.S. companies, according to a recent poll. Ponemon Research reports that 90 percent of 583 U.S. companies surveyed said their companies’ computers were…

ABA Techshow Presentations with Tips, Sites for Lawyers Are Online

Last month, we reported some of the digital tricks and interesting websites that lawyers should know, ones shared by panelists at the popular ABA Techshow sessions titled May 23, 2011 9:34 PM CDT

Okla. Law Determines Who Controls Social Media Accounts After Death

Estate executors in Oklahoma have been granted control over a dead person’s social media accounts according to a new law that went into effect Nov. 1.

Although the legislation conflicts…

Bulk-emailer Holomaxx Sues Yahoo, Microsoft for Refusing to Deliver Messages

Holomaxx, which sends approximately 10 million emails a day on behalf of its clients, filed suit against Yahoo, Microsoft and two others last month for improperly flagging the bulk-emailer as…

Associates Disgruntled Over ‘Depressing’ Technology Cuts at Firms

As some firms cut technology spending in the wake of the recession, midlevel associates are calling the move shortsighted and disheartening.

Lower productivity because of outdated technology—such as ineffective document…

More Firms Get into Lawyer Rating Game and Claim Profiles on Avvo

We caught up with Avvo founder and ‘09 Legal Rebel Mark Britton in Chicago to chat with him about online reputation management—a hot topic for big…

Texas State Bar Releases 63,000 Lawyer E-Mail Addresses to Law Student

The State Bar of Texas is feeling some heat after officials released the public e-mail addresses of nearly 63,000 lawyers to a law student.

Marni von Wilpert, a student at…

What Excesses Have You Uncovered in This Belt-Tightening Period?

We learned this week over at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog that a national law firm put the brakes on…

Is Your Smartphone Your 21st Century Swiss Army Knife?

Over at Advocate’s Studio, law blogger Martha Perry writes about the proliferation of smartphones and wonders whether these handy pocket devices are the modern equivalent of the…

Are Ghostwritten Legal Blogs Unethical?

When we asked late last year whether you thought it was ethical for lawyers to ghostwrite legal documents, the results were mixed. With more than 800…

E-Mail vs. Face-to-Face: What Are Your Rules?

This week, Bryan Cave chairman Don Lents told the New York Times that e-mail has its place, but sometimes, face-to-face communication with clients…

What Was Your Favorite Make-Life-Easier Tech Find in 2009?

There’s no shortage of time-saving technologies in the marketplace. In October, we wrote about 70 Sizzling Apps for smartphones.

And this month, Dec 18, 2009 5:41 PM CST

Is Free Legal Research Good Enough to Bank a Case On?

News this month that Google Scholar now gives lawyers (and anyone with an Internet connection) access to case law going back 50 to 80 years has…

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