Legal Technology

Technology and law practice increasingly go together, and that is one of our favorite things to write about on Lawyerist. You can find everything from product reviews to information on going paperless to building a law firm website or starting a blog.

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How to Listen to Podcasts

How to listen to podcasts, including some podcast recommendations and the best podcast managers for your iPhone, Android, Mac, or Windows device.

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Going Paperless: Everything You Need to Get Started

Once you have the right equipment and a basic plan, start scanning! Soon you will have a more efficient, more portable, more paperless office.

Your Phone, Now with More NSA

From the Intercept: With these stolen encryption keys, intelligence agencies can monitor mobile communications without seeking or receiving approval from telecom companies and foreign governments. Possessing the keys also sidesteps the need to get a warrant or a wiretap, while leaving no trace on the wireless provider’s network that the communications were intercepted. Apparently no […]

Lenovo Computers Have Been Compromised by Crapware

Know why PCs are usually cheaper than Macs? For one thing, because they come loaded with crapware that makes the offsets the PC manufacturer’s costs. Sometimes, that just makes your computer run slower. Sometimes, it exposes you to all manner of malicious intrusion. If you have a Lenovo computer, here are Lenovo’s instructions for removing […]

Lawyer Ignores Numerous Red Flags, Loses $289K to Phishers

The bank, if you want to know, declined to cover the loss.

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Podcast: the Ethical Misadventures of Luddite Lawyers

I recently sat down for an interview with Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway for The Digital Edge podcast. Here’s the blurb from Legal Talk Network: In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview lawyer and legal technology blogger Sam Glover about when technology became an issue for attorneys, how they […]

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Has the NSA Hacked Your Hard Drive? (Probably)

"[T]he program would give the NSA unprecedented access to the world's computers, even when disconnected from the larger web."

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Diligence Engine Makes Sense of Piles of Contracts

I loaded a couple dozen contracts into Diligence Engine and a few seconds later had a list of all the licensing provisions.

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Clio Announces Cheaper and More-Expensive Pricing Options

A year after it raised prices, Clio announced a new, 3-tier pricing structure.

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Get Free Storage When You Check Your Google Security Settings

It’s Safer Internet Day (apparently) and Google is offering 2GB of extra Google Drive storage as incentive to do its free security checkup. The checkup itself is stuff you should check regularly anyway, so the extra Google Drive storage is just a nice perk. Unfortunately, this is only for personal Google accounts, which you probably […]

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Beware Public Wi-Fi When Accessing Client Information

You are not living up to your ethical obligations to a client if you are exposing their data to public wi-fi.

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Podcast #5: Brian Tannebaum’s Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering

Morning pages, robot lawbreakers, and an interview with Brian Tannebaum, the eminent law blogger who just published The Practice: Brutal Truths About Lawyers and Lawyering.

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Sookasa Provides HIPAA-Compliant, Encrypted Cloud Storage

If you are a solo or small firm that needs to easily manage secure healthcare data while being on the go, Sookasa may be a great solution for your practice.

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Marriott Can No Longer Block You From Using Your Own Wi-Fi Because That Is Ridiculous

It seems that semi-luxurious juggernaut Marriott was not content to charge you exorbitant prices for their wi-fi. They also wanted to make sure you could not use your wi-fi by blocking personal wifi hotspots.

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“30 Apps in 30 Minutes” Presentation Materials

For the convenience of those in attendance, here are my slides and the list of apps from today's "30 Apps in 30 Minutes" presentation at Minnesota CLE.