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iPhone, Android & Blackberry Apps for Lawyers

Thanks to the Palm Beach County Bar Association for hosting the “Dueling Smartphones: iPhone, Android and Blackberry Apps for Lawyers” presentation on March 11, 2011.  Also thanks to my panel members Marc S. Dobin of Marc S. Dobin P.A. and Joel Rothman from Arnstein & Lehr. For those of you …

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Court Decisions on Googling Jury Members

An interesting article, Voir Dire in the Age of Google, highlights two recent decisions regarding lawyers’ use of internet research during jury selection.  Florida currently has no rules/guidelines for or against counsel’s use of courthouse wireless systems. In a Missouri case, Johnson v. McCullough, the state operates an online docketing …

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Six (Free) Steps to Virus-Protect and Clean Your PC

The article, “Clean Your PC in 30 Minutes,” recently ran in the February 2011 Palm Beach Bar Bulletin.  It provides simple advice for lawyers, office managers, and paralegals on how to “clean” your PC, using free software, and to keep it running without viruses and malware at no cost.   …

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Can You Post a Deposition to YouTube?

Is the practice of uploading portions of depositions to YouTube as “widespread”?  Do you have the technology in your office to edit and post depos?  Will your ethics rules or judge allow it?   Take a look at this December 2010 Palm Beach Bar Association “Bulletin” article for some answers. …

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Florida Paralegal Ethics

Thanks to the Paralegal Association of Florida for inviting me to speak at their 2010 Fall Seminar in West Palm Beach. The powerpoint can be found here or using the link under “Materials” on the right column of this website. The free legal ethics iPhone app is here.

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No Email Friday?

Thanks to the Palm Beach Bar Bulletin for running the article, No Email Friday? Find yourself checking emails endlessly?  Being pinged by your cellphone, laptop, and PC?  Checking your iPhone at night or Blackberry in the a.m.?  Yes, that’s you. Take this advice from a busy lawyer (who loves tech). …

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What is Your Child Doing on The Internet?

Don’t allow the hype — or the technology — scare you from understanding what your child is doing on the internet.  Be a great parent in the real world and online!  Learn the techniques to avoid the risks, draw (and enforce) boundaries, and serve as a role model for your …

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What Do The Lawyer Rating Internet Sites Say About You?

U.S. News and World Reports recently issued their ranking of law firms (interestingly not in a straight list form, like the school rankings, but broken into sections).  Other sites, ranging from Avvo to Craigslist to RateAPartner.com also include rankings.  Are these useful for clients?  What do they say about lawyers? …

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Will Twitter Ruin Your Legal Writing?

Concerned that all your texting and abbreviated communications on Twitter will poison your brilliant legal voice?  Might want to consider how out-dated expressions have a greater effect. Thanks to the Palm Beach County Bar Association which published this article in their September 2010 bulletin. Hit the link for the article, …

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Florida JEAC Opinion Allows Judicial Assistants to “Facebook Friend” Lawyers

We previously mentioned the infamous? Judicial Ethics Advisory Opinion 2009-20 which prohibits a judge from “friending” lawyers who appear before the court.  That’s so 2009. The next logical question for judicial social networking policies has arrived: does this apply to the JA? Yes, at least in part.  A judicial assistant …

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Facebook Settings, Part II of…

The increasingly long history of Facebook and privacy settings continues as users want an easy way to limit access to information on a system designed to exchange information (in fact, the reason it is free, after all, is because you pay with access to your information).  New changes are reportedly …

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Foursquare & Yelp for Lawyers

Over the last several months, we’ve covered location-based Internet social networking sites, Foursquare and Yelp, as research and marketing tools for lawyers. Special thanks to the Palm Beach Bar Association and co-author, Diana Martin, for running “Lawyer’s Guide to Foursquare & Yelp” in the May 2010 PBCBA Bar Bulletin. For …

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CLaw iPhone App in Palm Beach Daily News

The Palm Beach Daily News ran a nice story on the CLaw iPhone app which sets out Florida Rules of Professional Conduct as well as various federal and local bar rules which is free on iTunes.   Article is here. Check out the app via link at ClawApp.com.

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CLaw iPhone App: Florida Rules of Ethics and more

CLaw – Florida Rules of Professional Conduct is a free iPhone app for Florida lawyers which includes: 1.  Florida Rules of Professional Conduct with 2010 updates 2.  Southern District local guidelines 3.  Florida local bar guidelines (Broward, Jacksonville, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach) 4. and more…! Check out the ClawApp website …

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Foursquare as Promotional Tool for Law Business

Foursquare may, indeed, be the next Twitter internet-phenom, with users creeping into seven figures and the number of check-ins getting over 20 million, well, ridiculous  (we broke ground on Foursquare in this February 2010 post).  Still a doubter?  Well, expect more articles and coverage about Foursquare, like this New York …

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