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Is Your Computer Still Necessary? Practicing Law with a Tablet
Will a tablet be able to replace a lawyer's desktop or laptop altogether?Social Media: Ethical Obligations for Lawyers in the Modern Era II
Ethical issues for lawyers spurred by 21st century technology include how attorneys can or should take advantage of social media.
Online Networking for Lawyers: How to Get More out of LinkedIn
Put on your marketing hat and consider how these revamped areas of LinkedIn's site may help grow your business.Spam, Courts and Crusaders
Tough legislation and court actions are not making a dent in the growing spam juggernaut. However, individuals and organisations are fighting back and there are sensible practices which can limit the damage.
Anonymous Bloggers and the First Amendment
There is guidance from the courts that may help your company increase its chances of identifying anonymous bloggers who may be liable for claims such as copyright infringement, trademark infringement, or defamation.Understanding the Legal Issues for Social Networking Sites and Their Users
It seems that everyone is a member of a social network these days. Whether it's your kids on MySpace and Facebook, or your colleagues on LinkedIn, people are taking advantage of these new online meeting spaces to make friends, communicate and expand business opportunities. But what are the legal obligations that arise out of the use of social networks, both for the user and the sites themselves?
In recent criminal cases, the prosecution has given the defense compact discs, supposed copies of audio recordings which the prosecution intends to use in evidence. In the instances when the original recordings were made on analog cassettes, an important legal question arises: Are the digital CDs true copies of original evidence?
Tips on using online training and webinars for law firms and in-house training.
Revelations About NSA Access to Phone Records: Laws That Were Probably Broken and Likely Consequences
With the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program still highly controversial, just last week, USA Today revealed that President Bush has authorized yet another secret surveillance program. Under this program, the NSA - apparently without the benefit of any court order -- has been compiling millions of Americans' phone records into a giant database.
With the rate of crime steadily on the rise and budgets continually dwindling, courts now have to deal with congested facilities, backlogged dockets, and decreasing and overburdened personnel. The implementation of cutting edge legal technologies is greatly enhancing the capabilities of the courts to assuage these problems, while maintaining the accuracy and propriety of the proceedings.