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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?
Singer and songwriter Jackson Browne is not amused that his song "Running On Empty" has been used in a television commercial for John McCain and against Barack Obama.
There is a sense of double irony in the fact that the United States Supreme Court has just ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must do more to protect the environment.
We've assembled some of the top issues in the communications field that have appeared in the Legal Technology Center over the course of the past year, and we offer them up so you can relive the highs and lows that were 2006.
Two days ago, on September 12, Hewlett-Packard's ("HP") non-executive Chair, Patricia Dunn, resigned -- amid news stories claiming she used subterfuge to gain access to the phone records of board members and journalists, in an effort to root out a suspected boardroom snitch.