eLegal Tech Newsletter
Volume 3, No. 1 | Winter 2012

In the News
 

Dealing With the Digital Accounts of the Dead
Should the executor or administrator of an estate have access to the digital accounts of the deceased? Or should those accounts, which often include social media, be off limits?    Read more >>

 
 

Does Your Firm Have a Bring-Your-Own-Device Policy?
One of the biggest trends in workplace technology is known as the "consumerization of information technology." The idea is that people like the personal technology devices they use so much, they want to use those for work or trade their work-issued devices for the ones they use personally.    Read more >>

 
 

IP Lawyers Gird for Trademark Issues Amid Domain Name Expansion
Intellectual property attorneys are focused on guarding against misuse of their clients' brand names and trademarks ahead of the massive expansion of Internet domain names, which is expected to begin by the end of 2013.    Read more >>

 
Security News
 

Lawyers See IP Protection Help in U.S. Trade-secrets Focus
Attorneys say they hope stepped-up efforts by the White House to battle trade-secret theft will result in greater protection of their clients' intellectual property and better communication between companies and the government.    Read more >>

 
 

What to Expect When Applying for Cyberinsurance
It seems that everyone these days, from President Obama to Facebook account holders, is concerned about cybersecurity. Data breaches and cyberintrusions are front page news, and businesses are warned to take a "when, not if" approach to these threats.    Read more >>

 
Solo Practice Technology News
 

10 Tips to Build a Trial Presentation Database
Back in the analog days, a parade of lawyers and paralegals would march into the courtroom right before a trial started, carrying dozens of bankers' boxes filled with documents and other evidence. These days, attorneys in most medium-to-large cases digitize everything — from contracts to deposition transcripts, photos and videos — and organize them in databases from which they can search, annotate, and produce materials. Now, a trial presentation technician walks into the courtroom carrying just a laptop, but one loaded with a trial exhibit database that contains the equivalent of hundreds of bankers' boxes of material.    Read more >>

 
Mobile Technology News
 

BlackBerry Courting Legal Apps for New Smartphones
Legal applications are being developed for Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 smartphones, which recently began shipping in many European countries and will reach U.S. shores this spring.    Read more >>

 
 

Judge Denies Right to Privacy in 'Ping' of Cell Phone Location
A cell phone user has no "reasonable" expectation of privacy that the device's built-in global positioning technology will not be used by police to locate the phone, a trial judge has ruled in a case he distinguished from a recent Court of Appeals decision.    Read more >>

 
Social Media News
 

Social Media Privacy Law Developments - Restricting Employer Access
With multiple cases of employers asking for passwords to employees' (or potential employees) social media accounts making the headlines, and one case where an employer took over an employee's LinkedIn account after firing her, it is becoming clear that existing law is not sufficient to protect employees from this intrusive behavior.    Read more >>

 
 

10 Laws of Social Media Marketing
Leveraging the power of content and social media marketing can help elevate your audience and customer base in a dramatic way. But getting started without any previous experience or insight could be challenging. It's vital that you understand social media marketing fundamentals. From maximizing quality to increasing your online entry points, abiding by these 10 laws will help build a foundation that will serve your customers, your brand and -- perhaps most importantly--your bottom line.    Read more >>

 
Software News
 

Copyright Suit Dismissed Against Lexis, Westlaw
A federal judge in Manhattan has thrown out a copyright lawsuit brought by an attorney who sued legal research companies Westlaw and LexisNexis, claiming they had unlawfully profited from his copyrighted legal filings.    Read more >>

 
 

iTwin Connects Home, Office, and Amazon Computers
iTwin Inc., a network privacy company with offices in Boston and Singapore, has released iTwin Connect, a USB-enabled device that allows users to set up home and corporate virtual private networks and use the computer resources at home while at work, and at work while at home.    Read more >>

 
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