Best New Apps for Lawyers – October 2015

best new appsWell, after what I can only describe as two amazing months for apps in August and September, it appears the world of app developers slowed down somewhat in October. Fine by me, since most of mine was occupied by my honeymoon in Italy (which was freaking awesome).

However, that’s not to suggest that the month was a complete waste!

Here are my best new apps for lawyers released in October 2015: (more…)

Buy Your Way to Thought Leadership! (Yes, sarcasm)

thought leadershipLooking for help being a lawyer? Well, Thompson Reuters, presumably in an attempt to remain relevant and bolster revenue after Ravel Law and Harvard Law School banded together to make case law free, has the following offer:

“Websites need fresh content on a regular basis to remain visible in search engines. But maintaining a blog can be daunting. Do you have time for that? We didn’t think so.”

That’s right, for just $199 per article ($139 if you’re a “Checkpoint” subscriber), you can buy that pesky content for your website that you didn’t have the time to write. And why would you do that? To boost your “thought leadership quotient,” of course! (more…)

eDiscovery and the Ethics of Social Media [Slideshow]

ethics of social mediaOn Friday, September 25, 2015, I gave this presentation on the ethics of social media in litigation at the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys conference for insurance defense attorneys and insurance adjusters, in Greensboro, North Carolina. It was an impressive event.

Below, you will find my slideshow from the presentation, as well as some additional information and helpful links that I promised to upload, including the sample request for production of documents I use for requesting social media evidence in discovery.

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