Legal Cloud Computing Association Releases Security Standards
How do you know whether your cloud software is sufficiently secure to meet your obligation to protect your clients’ information? Right now, there is no easy answer. You just have to educate yourself and then make up your own mind. That could change as a result of the draft security standards that the Legal Cloud […]
Best Practices for Protecting Client Information, According to the CFPB
New federal regulations promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will apply to real estate lawyers. But they are also a pretty solid starting point for any lawyer or law firm. Here’s a summary of the best practices, compiled by Law Technology Today’s Pegeen Turner: Create and implement a written Privacy and Information Security Policy […]
Client Confidentiality in the Digital Age
The pathways for breaching client confidentiality — whether due to simple carelessness or inadequate security — continue to multiply as technology advances.
Office 365 or Google Apps — Which to Choose?
The future may be arriving, but it choosing between Office 365 and Google Apps is still a complex endeavor. Here is what you need to know.
The Law Society of British Columbia Has Apparently Banned the Cloud [Updated]
No other North American bar association has gone so far; most are moving in the opposite direction and enabling lawyers to use the cloud.
AbacusLaw Relaunch Preview
AbacusLaw has been revamped for the web with feedback from over 4,000 clients. Here's a preview of their attempt to become your next all-in-one technology company.
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.
HIPAA-Compliant Cloud File Services
Staying in compliance with HIPAA is not an easy task. Keep your data safe with these HIPAA-compliant cloud services.
Paperless Tip: Never Ever Send Word Files as Correspondence
Word files should never be sent as correspondence. It allows unscrupulous people to alter your letters and present them as evidence. Only send PDFs.
Heartbleed: What Lawyers and Law Firms Need to Know
What the Heartbleed security breach really means for lawyers and law firms, without too much techno-jargon or over-use of dumbed-down metaphor.
Is Dropbox Right for Your Practice?
Dropbox is an extremely popular cloud computing option. Just because it's popular, however, does not mean it's right for your practice. Here are some things to consider before using Dropbox in your practice.
The Jury’s Still Out on the Utility of Emerging Technology for Lawyers
Do lawyers necessarily need to use the latest and greatest technology toys in their law practices and will doing so necessarily make them better lawyers? Of course not. But, exploring the possibilities offered by new technologies isn't a bad thing--it's a positive step that can help lawyers improve client service.
Synology DiskStation + iPad: a Perfect Marriage for the Networked Lawyer
Thanks to the current wave of easily-configured NAS devices, you can affordably ensure that your networked files are stored securely while also giving yourself the freedom to use an iPad to its fullest extent: accessing all of your important documents with a single application and without needing a 300 page technical manual.
Encrypt and Send Documents with docTrackr
For lawyers, maintaining client confidentiality is paramount. As such, lawyers have always had an obligation to take reasonable steps to ensure that confidential client data remains secure. The good news is that lawyers today have more choices than ever when it comes to secure communication and collaboration with their clients, including docTrackr, a cloud-based service […]
Four Things Lawyers Can Learn from Weight Lifters
We take a look at some lessons that apply as well in the gym as they do in your law practice.