eLegal Tech Newsletter
Volume 6, No. 4 | Fall 2016

eLegal Tech News is a member-only newsletter that offers a grouping of insightful articles related to technology and its advancements. Articles in the eLegal Tech News newsletter are intended to help lawyers understand technical issues that might affect their clients or their law practice.

In the News
 

Email That Hacked AZ Voter Registration Looked Like An Employee, Official Says
The email that gave Russian hackers access to an Arizona registration base looked like it came from an employee, and any normal person would have clicked on it, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan said.    Read more >>

 
 

Feds Use Search Warrants to Get Into Fingerprint-locked Phones
Investigators in Lancaster, Calif., were granted a search warrant last May with a scope that allowed them to force anyone inside the premises at the time of search to open up their phones via fingerprint recognition. The government argued that this did not violate the citizens' Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination because no actual passcode was handed over to authorities.    Read more >>

 
 

Access Governance Leads to Information Security
While identity and access management (IAM) is important in every industry, it is particularly important in the legal profession. This is readily apparent because it is commonly known how sensitive the information that they handle is. Not only do they want to keep this information safe for their own personal business reasons, but they also have to meet very strict government requirements when it comes to securing client information.    Read more >>

 
Security News
 

Six Tips To Reduce Security Risks
Law firms, traditionally unregulated and self-reliant around technology decisions, have recently been surprised: their clients are auditing their security practices, controls and technology. Suddenly, confusion abounds.    Read more >>

 
 

Biometrics Used in More Than Half of Organizations for User Authentication, Survey Finds
The Global State of Information Security Survey 2017, conducted by PwC, found that more than half (57 percent) of respondents are using some form of biometrics for authentication of users. These biometrics, PwC said, can include fingerprints, retina scans, or even facial recognition, among other types of technology. Advanced authentication is being driven by companies' increasing awareness that employees aren't following proper password policies.    Read more >>

 
Solo Practice Technology News
 

Improve Your Practice in 2017 (video)
Playing "catch up" is never a good strategy. Yet, most small law firms muddle along day after day with an endless pile of details requiring cleanup. Missing emails, unbilled meetings, trust account reconciliations… all so easy to put off for another day. The problem is that backlogs in your back office inevitably blow up into client disputes, spotty cash flow, and in some cases, problems with regulators/auditors.    Read more >>

 
 

How Solo And Small Firm Lawyers Are Using Technology
No matter the size of the law firm, according to the InsideLegal Technology survey results, one of the top priorities for 2016 is choosing and implementing legal technology and software into law firms, with 53% of respondents indicating that their firms would be increasing their technology spend in 2016, representing a 12% growth rate from 2015.    Read more >>

 
Mobile Technology News
 

After You Strengthen Your Passwords, Here's How to Store Them
Turning our smartphones into personal data fortresses requires the use of strong passwords — and never using the same password for different services. Fortunately, there are plenty of apps that can help you remember all those passwords.    Read more >>

 
 

Why More Lawyers Are Listening To Podcasts
What is a podcast? Podcasts can be listened to like you would the radio or an audio book. They can be both entertaining and educational and are typically available as a series, usually free of charge. They can even be searched for by topic and genre—including legal.    Read more >>

 
Social Media News
 

Can Law Firms use Social Media Marketing?
Social media marketing is great if you're selling a product that lends itself to being advertised on such a platform, such as a clothing or make up brand. It does however get slightly more difficult if your trying to sell a service that isn't quite so attractive or exciting. So can Lawyers and Law Firms use it successfully? The short answer is, yes.    Read more >>

 
 

Four Social Media Techniques to Utilize on the Web
We all hear about this place called "social media" where people share too much about themselves. Ever feel like the person not invited to that party? You might think that, as a lawyer with ethical obligations, you would not be able to access the good stuff. In a lot of cases, that's true but in many, many more it's not. Click here to learn four easy techniques to search the publicly accessible part of social media.    Read more >>

 
Software News
 

Data on Judges' Tendencies Featured in New Predictive Analytics Tool From Bloomberg Law
The increasingly crowded field of predictive judicial analytics tools has a new player. Bloomberg Law officially launched its Litigation Analytics tool, which tracks historical and statistical data relating to judges to provide insight into their tendencies.    Read more >>

 
 

5 Musings in the Minds of Legal Tech Leaders
Legal technology leaders speak on the mix of business intelligence and billing, questions to ask your cloud provider, and more.    Read more >>

 
Tech Tips
 

Strengthen Your Passwords
Learn more about how you can protect your online accounts and cyber assets with a secure password.    Read more >>

 
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