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Putting Together a Law Firm Disaster Recovery Plan

By the time Hurricane Harvey had moved on from Houston, 30 percent of Harris County was under water. When Hurricane Irma petered out over South Carolina, she left a trail of devastation stretching from St. Vinc... Casey C. Sullivan   |     13 Sep 2017

Tech Competence Now an Ethical Duty for Most U.S. Lawyers

Five years ago, the American Bar Association declared that lawyers have a duty of competency not just with regards to the law and legal practice, but to technology as well. In a 2012 update to Comment 8 of Mode... Casey C. Sullivan   |     11 Sep 2017

Employee Microchipping Injects New Legal Issues Into the Workplace

As the legal industry wonders whether associate jobs will soon be replaced by AI lawyers and bots, another sci-fi concept worthy of getting the "Black Mirror" treatment is starting to take hold in a growing num... Eric Pesale   |     05 Sep 2017

The Path From BigLaw to Legal Tech

When Alex Su graduated from law school, he planned on becoming, as he puts it, “a big shot trial lawyer.” But when he began working at one of the nation’s biggest firms, instead of sitting second chair at trial... Laura Goldberg   |     29 Aug 2017

Ellen Pao's Discrimination Suit: Would Better Discovery Tech Have Changed the Outcome?

Ellen Pao is back, with some new insight into her famous sex discrimination lawsuit. In 2012, Pao sued Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a prominent venture capital firm, accusing it of gender discrimination an... Casey C. Sullivan   |     24 Aug 2017

Rise of Cryptocurrencies Could Pose Problems for eDiscovery

Welcome to the age of Bitcoin.  And Ether.  And Monero.  With roughly 970 cryptocurrencies currently circulating in the digital nethersphere, forms of payment that were once favored by cybercriminals and TOR ne... Eric Pesale   |     27 Jul 2017

Test Your FOIA Request’s Chance of Success Before You Send It

Want access to James Comey’s private memos detailing his interactions with President Donald Trump? Yeah, so do we. But if you submit a FOIA request for the memos to the FBI or DOJ, it’s pretty much guaranteed t... Casey C. Sullivan   |     17 Jul 2017

Protecting Against Insider Data Theft and Misuse

When you think of a data breach, you probably think of a breach caused by outsiders, hackers, cybercriminals, ransomware and the like, the barbarians at the gate if you will. But outsiders aren’t the only own t... Casey C. Sullivan   |     30 Jun 2017
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