Keeping Your Law Firm Safe in the Cloud: External Factors

Keeping Your Law Firm Safe in the Cloud - External-Factors

This article is one half of a two-part series on cloud security and Keeping Your Law Firm Safe in the Cloud. Read more about your law firm’s security in the cloud in the accompanying post, Keeping Your Law Firm Safe in the Cloud: Internal Factors. Cloud-based storage comes with numerous benefits. You and your team can access information from anywhere, … Read More

Keeping Your Law Firm Safe in the Cloud: Internal Factors

Keeping Your Law Firm Safe-in-the Cloud - Internal-Factors

This article is one half of a two-part series on cloud security and Keeping Your Law Firm Safe in the Cloud. Read more about your law firm’s security in the cloud in the accompanying post, Keeping Your Law Firm Safe in the Cloud: External Factors. Cloud-based practice management systems and storage can lighten the clerical load for your whole staff, … Read More

All About the ESIGN Act: Digital Signatures and the Law

Digital Signatures

Even before the pandemic, the professional world was moving toward increasingly remote operations—and a year of working from home has only accelerated the trend. Law firms have felt this acceleration in a number of ways, including an even more substantial shift toward digital signatures, also known as e-signatures. We’ll break down the differences between digital signatures and handwritten signatures, what … Read More

Shifting to the Cloud: Guidance for Law Firms

Moving the Law firm to Cloud

Law firms generally aren’t known for quickly embracing change, but the shifts wrought by the pandemic upended the status quo—and things aren’t changing back. For many lawyers, technology has become an undeniable necessity in running a law office. Most lawyers have heard about the cloud and already use it to store data—but what does it look like when you integrate … Read More

Trend Watch: Legal Tech in 2021

Legal Tech in 2021

After a year of remote working, experience from 2020 will play a significant role in determining legal trends in 2021. Don’t get us wrong—we expect a celebration of in-person events when things reopen. But 2020 has altered expectations and shown us all the competitive advantage of having our tech dialed. So, what to look for in 2021? Clients embracing remote … Read More

Should Your Law Firm Transition to Remote Permanently?

remote office on computer

With the percentage of the population who’s been vaccinated growing by the day, everyone’s looking forward to the world reopening.  And along with questions about when we can plan extensive visits with friends again, many law firms are wondering when and how they should transition back to the office—or if they should at all. Pros: Benefits to working from home … Read More

Don’t Fall For It: Avoiding Scams Targeting Law Firms

Law firms are tempting targets for cybercriminals. Learn how to keep your data safe. In May of 2020, New York-based entertainment firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks made the type of headline that causes lawyers everywhere to knock on wood and – for the particularly savvy – invest in upgrades to security technology. The hacking group REvil announced that they … Read More

Vendor Compliance and Your Law Firm

What kind of relationship do you have with your vendors? Have you peeked behind the curtains to see how they’re running their show? Or do you hold your breath and simply hope that they’ll keep all the balls in the air (including the ones that belong to your law firm)? If you’re not taking an active role in vetting and … Read More

Ask an Expert: Security Basics for Law Firms

Security is critical for law firms, especially with so many people working remotely these days. While the where of work may be changing, the need to be clear on security procedures and tools hasn’t changed. We spoke with Henry Dicker, Senior VP of Client Engagement at Lowers Forensic International. Serving for more than 20 years as ALM’s Vice-President of Global … Read More

Cloud Computing Ethics for Lawyers

At some point in the early to mid-2010s, jokes about “the cloud” were common. What’s “the cloud” mean? Where is it? Does anyone even know? These days, most of us are pretty familiar with what cloud computing is and all the benefits that it offers. What’s less clear, though, is the ethical pitfalls that it poses. Yes, cloud computing is … Read More