From the monthly archives:

January 2012

TweetThe European Commission has today proposed a comprehensive reform of its 1995 data protection rules in a bid to not only strengthen online privacy rights but also, it claims, to boost Europe’s digital economy. The EU cites as reasons for the proposed reforms the developments in technology about the way data is collected, assessed and used. […]

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TweetFollowing are the points I made at Legal Tech New York today on the program “Growing and Retaining Your Client Base through Technology & New Media.” I’m speaking from 10:30-11:45 am on a panel discussion with my colleagues Len Gilbert, Vice President, Promotional Solutions and Customer Experience, LexisNexis, Samantha Miller, Director of Product Management, Website […]

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TweetIf you’ve been involved in international civil or criminal proceedings, you might have had trouble obtaining potentially relevant materials. This is no surprise because some countries are very protective of their or their citizens’ privacy. Additionally, others don’t enforce or don’t have relevant laws. LawTech Europe Congress 2012 is a conference dedicated to the discussion of […]

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TweetLawyers.com is suggesting tips to football fans on ways to help avoid potential legal troubles surrounding Sunday’s big game. The newest post on the Lawyers.com blog, a top online destination for legal news consumers can use, explores some legal issues potentially facing those who may let the excitement of the game cloud their judgment this […]

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TweetImportant law firm decisions should never be made in a vacuum.  Instead, they should be made with an abundance of the right information in hand.  For many law firm decisions, “the right information” means competitive intelligence. Competitive intelligence is defined as a systematic and ethical program for gathering, analyzing and managing information about the external […]

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TweetIn its 2011-2012 Directory of Legal Employers, the NALP (The Association of Legal Career Professionals) finds that 98% of law firms are offering a part-time option to their associates, partners, and other attorney employees. The part-time option sampling is of 1,269 law offices employing over 125,000 lawyers. The statistics are arranged by city, some metro […]

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TweetNow that your blog is up and running, your next step is to make sure that people can find you and read your words of wisdom. One of the ways to do this is through anchor text.  You are probably aware of using keywords in text so you come up  higher in rankings on search […]

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TweetThe U.S. Supreme Court recently voted unanimously that police violated the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution when they attached a GPS system to a suspect’s vehicle without first obtaining a search warrant.  However the Court’s reasoning was closely split 5-4, indicating that privacy issues in the age of cell phones, e-mail, etc. will remain […]

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TweetThe Supreme Court, in Golan v. Holder, U.S. Supreme Court, Slip Opinion No. 10-545 (decided January 18, 2012), approved an act of Congress that transformed the status of foreign works which had been in the public domain for many years if not decades to that of copyright protected status. This will have an effect on […]

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Tweet The U. S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in the case Filarsky v. Delia (appealed from 9th Cir. 9/9/10) involving a private employment attorney, Steve Filarsky, retained by the City of Rialto to conduct an internal affairs investigation. Filarsky caused the City to order respondent firefighter Delia to consent to a warrantless search of […]

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