Email Encryption

Why aren’t you encrypting the email that you send to your clients? I mean, c’mon, at least the communications that contain legal advice and sensitive personal data. You wouldn’t let an unrelated third-party rifle through your file room each night, would you? That’d be ridiculous and unethical, and ridiculously unethical (or unethically ridiculous, I can’t […]

Data Backups


Data Back-ups and Due Care Let’s talk about safeguarding client files and how advancements in technology are changing what due care means. First off, let’s not be unreasonable, we, as lawyers, don’t have an obligation to incorporate every single emerging technology into our practices. That’d be overwhelming, and likely wouldn’t be financially beneficial to anyone […]

Style Themes for Legal Briefs (MS Word 2016)

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In this Quick-Tool Tutorial, we give you a way to consistently apply the same styles throughout all of your briefs, and create a Table of Contents in your document, with minimal (hopefully zero) edits. To do so, we will take an existing Theme (that I include as a download) and import it into your Microsoft Word for quick and easy use in your future documents at the push of a button.

Multi-factor Authentication

Basics: As lawyers and legal professionals, most of us understand that we are entrusted with a lot of sensitive information about our clients. And, generally, we know how to protect it. At least in the real world. We have security systems in our offices, locks on our files, and we limit access to certain rooms […]

The Value of Intuition

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Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Field I don’t know about you, but when someone tells me that Artificial Intelligence will take the job of a lawyer, I usually assume they don’t understand the legal industry. Sure, computers can replace some of the clerical tasks we do, but AI can’t competently replace a lawyer. It can’t […]