Modern Law Practice
The Modern Law Practice section of FindLaw's Legal Technology Center provides free resources related to practical technology issues commonly encountered in the law. Current awareness topics such as Technology Law News, Social Media and Law Technology Events can help you become and remain a tech-savvy lawyer. FindLaw provides free information to help you increase the efficiency and productivity of your law practice through networking and storage technology.
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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.Is Your Company's Social Media Launch Ahead of Its Compliance Program?
Many businesses are still coasting along enjoying the marketing advantages of social media without making sure they have a good compliance program in place.
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.Online Networking for Lawyers: How to Get More out of LinkedIn
LinkedIn, the online networking site for our working selves, is closing in on 150 million members. If you haven't explored the site lately, you might be missing some new features of LinkedIn that can help lawyers prosper.
Anonymous Bloggers and the First Amendment
There is guidance from the courts so your company can increase its chances of identifying anonymous bloggers who may be liable for claims such as copyright infringement, trademark infringement, or defamation.
See also:Is Your Computer Still Necessary? Practicing Law with a Tablet
You may already be using a tablet to some extent in your law practice. But will a tablet be able to replace your desktop or laptop altogether?
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?
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.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and its provisions have been the subject of significant criticism, particularly following the prosecution of Internet activist Aaron Swartz. Various federal circuit courts of appeal interpret the CFAA differently, and it appears difficult to reconcile these competing cases.
Think the eyes are windows to the soul? If so, you may want to reconsider that notion, as a recently released scientific study challenges commonly held beliefs and intuition regarding the importance of facial expression in conveying emotion. Cues from the body, as it turns out, are more powerful than facial expressions when it comes to perceiving intense emotions, according to the study results.
The California Supreme Court ruled that the provisions of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, which prohibits the collection of "personal identification information" as a condition of credit card payment, does not apply to online retailers selling products that are downloaded electronically.