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LinkedIn is an important part of the social sphere and an important marketing tool for any professional. As the fastest growing social network with over 230 million members worldwide, its no wonder 9 out of 10 business executives describe themselves as using LinkedIn “often” or “very often” according to the headhunting and management consultancy, DHR International. But how do you make the most of your profile? Firmex has put together some LinkedIn profile tips for Linkedin profile optimization to make the most of this growing network.

Laws are designed to govern and protect the best interests of a country and its citizens. However, they don’t always have to make sense! Do a little digging, and some laws are just plain wacky.

I was part of a panel presenting at the ILTA educational conference in Las Vegas last month. Our subject, for the second year in a row was, "What's New and Cool in Emerging Technologies?" We talked about all the obligatory subject matter: Windows 8, advancements in eDiscovery, Office 365 and the cloud, the latest in mobile devices and a variety of other things. It was a fun subject and well received. But let me say, it's not just about the technology.

For its 36th Annual Educational Conference this year, ILTA chose "The Catalyst" as its theme. "A catalyst can be defined as something or someone that causes a reaction or activity between two or more things to create something new. The ILTA 2013 conference will be a time to make reactions happen that will affect our profession now and for years to come. Join us. And find your catalyst for change!" That's all well and good, but how do you actually BECOME a catalyst?
Spear Phishing: Warning To Law Firms

As a lawyer, if you're not concerned about online security, or don't think a security breach could happen to you, then our latest Infographic might change your mind.

Forward-thinking law firms are revolutionizing the way corporate minute books are managed, moving the process online to achieve greater efficiency and collaboration with their clients.

In Part 1 of this blog series on law firm security, I discussed how security has traditionally been an uphill battle with lawyers. But with mounting client pressure and an increasing number of security breaches, the mindset and attitude around law firm security is starting to shift.

Back in March of 2012 I had some very harsh things to say about law firm security in my post, When Good Enough - Isn't. I tried a humorous tact, providing "helpful" suggestions for Responses to a Breach of Client Data.

We often highlight articles that would be interesting and relevant to the Firmex community. We thought you might find the following article by Peter Coons from The Daily Record insightful. The article highlights the regulatory and ethical obligations of lawyers to...
Think Cyber Threats Don't Impact You? Think Again.

Despite enormous and increasing resources devoted to protecting confidential information, security breaches continue to plague the legal industry. Hackers are deploying some of the most sophisticated attacks ever seen, and law firms are a primary target. Law firms are storehouses of...