Legal Technology

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Legal Hackers, LLC, Seeks to Trademark LEGAL HACKERS

"The term “Legal Hackers” is currently pending trademark registration with the USPTO [by Legal Hackers, LLC]." Wait, what? That sounds like bullshit.

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Facebook Goes on the Offense on Passwords

It's pretty awesome that Facebook is doing this, and I hope more companies will follow suit.

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Q: Doesn’t My Password Protect My Computer?

A: No. There are basically two “doors” to your computer. Your password only protects one.

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It’s Time for Lawyers to Re-Think the Cloud

If you don’t use appropriate technology, you are doing your clients and your ethical obligations just as much a disservice as if you use inappropriate technology. Sometimes, the cloud is the right tool for the job, and sometimes it isn’t.

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Dropbox Wasn’t Hacked, but You Should Probably Change Your Password

Dropbox says the login information being passed around are actually from other services for which the users used the same usernames and passwords.

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Exude Professionalism: Get a Real Email Address

Email addresses from webmail providers are amateur-looking. Buy your own domain and set up a professional email address to grab your clients' attention and exude professionalism.

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Could a Court Simulator Help Pro Se Parties?

Seems worth a try, actually.

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Be Less Awful About Your Social Media Use

Social media is not hard. With a dose of common sense, you'll be tweeting, liking, and linking with the best of them.

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Why Cheap Printers Will Break Your Heart In the Long Run

Printers aren't as exciting as smartphones and tablets, but they are far more important to a law practice. You will never be sorry if you spend money on a good one.

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Twitter Sues for the Right to Publish its Full Transparency Report

This is important. Transparency reports are basically the dash cams of the Internet.

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Ergotech One-Touch Free Stand Workstation Review

The Ergotech One-Touch Free Stand is a rock-solid, high-quality sit-stand workstation that raises and lowers with the touch of a button.

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ToS;DR Teaches You The Terrible Things You’re Agreeing To On The Web

Terms of Service; Didn't Read aims to help you navigate the thicket of ToS and privacy policies that you click merrily past every day.

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A Great Microphone for Webinars and Podcasts

I just did a short presentation via Skype for the Washington State Bar Association’s “Mission: Possible” conference, and the Twitter action was as much about my microphone as the substance of my talk (maybe substance is the wrong word, in that case). Anyway, for those who want to sound awesome over Skype and look good […]

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Podcast: Legal Technology, Blogging, and the Future of SoloSmall Practice

A conversation with Daniel Gershburg about blogging, legal marketing, the misleading hashtags of legal tech conferences, and the future of solo and small-firm practice.

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A Social Network for People with $9,000 Burning a Hole in Their Fancy Pockets

For just $6,000 to join and $3,000 per year, you get to participate in what looks like a pretty mediocre user experience and a small community of people who — let's be honest — are probably douchebags.