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Cybersecurity for the home and office

For many lawyers, the divide between “home” and “office” isn’t clear-cut. Work is often done in both places and during the trips back and forth. As a result, sensitive client information may not always be protected under the umbrella of a firm cybersecurity system. Cybersecurity for the Home and Home Office can help lawyers understand… Read More »

Categories: 2018 February Top Legal Disruptions, Articles, Book Review, Content Type, Cyber dangers, LAWPRO Magazine, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Legal Technology, Topics

Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers

Encryption is now a generally accepted security measure for protecting confidential data – both when stored and transmitted. Data breaches have become a common occurrence, and hackers cannot only get confidential details about a case or deal, but steal your client’s information as well. Fortunately, easy-to-use options are available today for encryption. It has now… Read More »

Categories: Book, Content Type, Cyber dangers, Legal Technology

Model Electronic Document Handling Policy

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This model policy is a supplement to LAWPRO Magazine: Cybercrime and law firms, published December 2013. This policy should be adapted to meet the specific requirements and technology in your firm. This policy addresses the best practices for the handling, delivery, and exchange of electronic documents. While the main areas of concern are with sending… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Precedents

Reflections on technology changes in real estate practice

Facilitating transfers of real estate has been the bread-and-butter of thousands of Ontario lawyers for generations. Despite occasional market wobbles, real estate business has helped firms to flourish in communities of all sizes, often supporting the delivery of family, estates, commercial and even criminal law services. Healthy real estate practices support both lawyers’ own families… Read More »

Categories: 2017 August Managing Change, Areas of Law, Articles, Clerical / Delegation, Communications Errors, Cyber dangers, Features, Inadequate Investigation, LAWPRO Magazine Article Type, Legal Technology, Real Estate, Time Management, Topics

Outsourcing your law firm’s cybersecurity

man in suit touching padlock in cloud

According to a survey¹ of UK law firms, a quarter of them have been the victims of cyberattacks, as have almost a third of US firms according to the ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. While there has not been a similar survey done of Canadian firms, the numbers are probably similar. And the high-publicity hacks… Read More »

Categories: 2017 August Managing Change, Articles, Cyber dangers, Firm Management, Legal Technology, Tech Tips

Model Technology Usage Policy

This model policy is a supplement to LAWPRO Magazine: Cybercrime and law firms, published December 2013. This Technology Usage Policy precedent discusses the appropriate use of computing and information resources.   1. Computer Security Users must not share their accounts or passwords with others, and are only authorized to use their own accounts to access… Read More »

Categories: Legal Technology, Precedents

Worldox in One Hour for Lawyers: Second Edition

John Heckman, published 2015, 192 pages This updated and revised edition from bestselling ABA author and law-firm technology expert John Heckman covers the newly released Worldox GX4. Never lose another document or waste valuable time searching for one. Learn how to organize your documents, e-mails, PDF files, presentations, and more with Worldox software. The author… Read More »

Categories: Book, Legal Technology

Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online

Stephanie L Kimbro, published 2010, 240 pages The legal market has recently experienced a dramatic shift as lawyers seek out alternative methods of practicing law and providing more affordable legal services. Virtual law practice is revolutionizing the way the public receives legal services and how legal professionals work with clients. If you are interested in… Read More »

Categories: Book, Legal Technology

Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers

Jarred Correia, published 2012, 192 pages More lawyers than ever before are using Twitter to network with colleagues, attract clients, market their law firms, and even read the news. But to the uninitiated, Twitter’s short messages, or tweets, can seem like they are written in a foreign language. Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers will… Read More »

Categories: Book, Legal Technology, Social Media
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