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Most of us, at one time or another, have made a mistake when it comes to sending an email. Perhaps you've made an error but pressed send too quickly, attached the wrong document, or emailed the wrong person entirely! The situation is...

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...

This article helps you look at your business as an acquirer might when valuing your company. The more attractive you can make it, the better the chance you'll get a higher value for your business.

Alterative fee arrangements (AFAs) seem to be consistently in the news. With clients demanding greater efficiencies and increasingly clamping down on legal fees, I'm often asked about technology's role in alternative fee arrangements. Clients want to know what the secret software...

Most firms that I talk to have invested in people and technology and implemented policies and procedures to ensure that their corporate data and/or their client’s data is protected within their organization. Secure servers, offsite back-up, VPNs, document management systems, strong...

In 2009, the American Bar Association established the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20. The stated purpose of the Commission is to “perform a thorough review of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the U.S. system of lawyer regulation in...

In recent weeks, much has been said about the future of legal blogging. In early September, Bob Ambrogi kicked off the discussion by proclaiming that legal blogging is far from dead.  Scott Greenfield then chimed in, noting that although legal blogging...

You hear a lot about iPhone apps for lawyers, but what about Blackberry apps? After all, the vast majority of lawyers use Blackberrys, so apps available for this device should certainly not be overlooked. Fortunately, there are a number of useful Blackberry...

Lately, it seems like everyone is raving about social media's potential as a business tool. But can it really work for lawyers, who provide professional services, as opposed to companies that sell products or consumer-oriented services, like a hair salon? The short...