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FIXED – Internet Explorer Bug-Of-The-Day Here is a great video and post with steps on how to protect yourself form the IE moonster affecting ALL versions of IE that has been making news this week. Steve Gibson created the inital steps but left out a few things. Terry Cole from Cole Informatics added these and created the video and post. If you're running Windows XP, you especially need to check this out. See here.
from: Nerino Petro's Compujurist.com  01/28/2015
Does your State have a Security Breach Notification Law? With the continuing onslaught of data breach stories, every lawyer should be aware whether their state has such a law on the books and what it requires in the event of a breach. The National Council of State Legislatures has compiled a chart of which states and territories have such laws and links to them as well.
from: Nerino Petro's Compujurist.com  01/26/2015
Boosting Your Productivity in 2011 With the New Year just around the corner, soon many of us will resolve to improve our law practices in 2011. To help with those resolutions, the ABA Inside Practice newsletter has published Tips for Boosting Productivity at the Office from our book. The list has a dozen practical ways to improve productivity within a [...]
from: The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success  01/26/2015
Drum Roll, please...The 2014 Blawggies are Announced. Dennis Kennedy, legal technology guru and former technology columnist for the ABA Journal, has announced his Blawggie Awards for 2014 -- the 11th edition of the honor. In much the same way that prestigious art exhibits often have a single...
from: Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog  01/25/2015
New 100 Best Android Apps List: Just in time for ABA TECHSHOW! ABA TECHSHOW is fast approaching and in addition to all of the other sessions, there are a number of sessions for Android users. And just in time for TECHSHOW, PCmag.com has come out with their new list of the Best 100 Android Apps. There are a number on the list that can make lawyers lives easier such as Anti-virus and security apps, secure text messaging and communication apps and more.
from: Nerino Petro's Compujurist.com  01/24/2015
New Client Inquiry on Line One "New Client Inquiry on Line One" is my column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal this month. There’s a lot of discussion about attorney marketing and client development. Many firms now market via some form of social media. But sometimes the...
from: Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog  01/24/2015
Ten Tips to Supercharge Your Online Presence . . . is the title of my article I co-authored with Jim Calloway and Nerino Petro in the February issue of Law Practice Today that was just published last week. Jim, Nerino, and I selected these tips from our presentation 60+ Best Marketing Practices for Lawyers in 60 Minutes. The tips focus on web-based marketing, including social [...]
from: The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success  01/24/2015
5 basic steps for building a solid social media brand There is a great post on the Social Media Examiner blog today. It asks the question: “What message does your brand convey to socially engaged customers?” I think too many people (and their SEO consultants) try to take the tact that you need to be all things to all people in all channels.  Unless you [...]
from: The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success  01/24/2015
It's Time To Love Technology Lawyers tend to have a love/hate relationship with technology. Of course, that's often true for any of us who use today’s technology for our work. But for many lawyers, these feelings are quite pronounced and, without offering any amateur psychological...
from: Jim Calloway's Law Practice Tips Blog  01/22/2015
Job Opening: Law Firm Billing Coordinator 

A Paoli, PA law firm has a job opening for an experienced law firm billing coordinator.  This person will compile, manage, and execute attorney billing.  This person may also perform a variety of other accounting and bookkeeping duties according to established policies and procedures.  Maintains contact with attorneys, staff, vendors and clients, and observes confidentiality of […]

The post Job Opening: Law Firm Billing Coordinator appeared first on PA Law Practice Management by Ellen Freedman.


from: PA Law Practice Management by Ellen Freedman  01/21/2015
Job opening – Law Firm Staff Accountant 

MacElree Harvey, LTD, a mid-sized law firm based in West Chester, PA has an excellent opportunity available for a Staff Accountant. This position is responsible for supporting the CFO/COO to ensure accurate, appropriate, effective, and efficient operations in Finance and other areas of the Firm including general office administration duties. Responsibilities include: Assists in creating, […]

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from: PA Law Practice Management by Ellen Freedman  01/21/2015
Ransomware (malware) on Cell Phones 

  We thought that our cell phones were safe from ransomware, like CryptoLocker, which has been infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in the U.S.  Not so!  A recent article in CNet Daily News reports that there are as many as 5,000 attacks per day.  A mobile threat report from Mobile Lookout Security, which makes […]

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from: PA Law Practice Management by Ellen Freedman  01/21/2015
Announcing 2009 International Human Rights Award Recipient The recipient of the Section of Litigations 2009 International Human Rights Award is Edwin Rekosh. The Award will be presented during the ABA's Annual Meeting in Chicago at The Fairmont Hotel on Friday, July 31, 2009. Learn more about Mr. Rekosh and the International Human Rights Award.
from: ABA Section of Litigation: Online Resources for Litigators  01/16/2015
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Addresses the Section of Litigation Concerning State Court Judicial Campaign Contributions and Disqualification The Section of Litigation is pleased to present audio recordings of the Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor who spoke on January 9, 2009 in Scottsdale, AZ to a plenary gathering of Section members. Justice O'Connor led a panel discussion concerning state court judicial campaign contributions and disqualification, a subject of great interest to the legal community in light of Caperton v. Massey, currently pending before the United States Supreme Court and on which oral arguments were heard on March 2, 2009.
from: ABA Section of Litigation: Online Resources for Litigators  01/16/2015
Can Email Create Personal Jurisdiction over a Foreign Defendant? A recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision, finding that email and telephone communications are insufficient to establish personal jurisdiction over a foreign defendant in a lawsuit asserting tort and contract claims, is causing litigators to once again consider the importance of forum selection clauses.
from: ABA Section of Litigation: Online Resources for Litigators  01/16/2015

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