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Lawyers and LinkedIn: a ‘like’ story (access required)

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LinkedIn is billed as the “professional” social network, which is why lawyers dipping their toes into social media for the first time often start with LinkedIn. The problem is that as far as social networks go, LinkedIn hasn’t always been very, well ... social. In fact, up until very recently, it was a fairly static site without much daily activity worth following.

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Another ethics opinion, another OK for cloud computing (access required)

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In March, Virginia joined the growing number of jurisdictions that have addressed the ethical issues presented by lawyers who use cloud computing in their practices and/or practice law from a virtual office. Why are so many ethics committees suddenly addressing these issues? Well, it’s because lawyers are increasingly using cloud computing platforms in their law practices and opening up virtual law offices (made possible by virtue of cloud computing technologies).

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New online tools make a litigator’s life easier (access required)

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At the end of January, I attended LegalTech 2013, a legal technology conference sponsored every year by American Lawyer Media. This conference is attended by thousands of legal and IT professionals seeking to learn about the latest legal technologies and innovations. If nothing else, this conference is oftentimes a convergence of some of the most innovative and influential people and companies in the legal technology space, and this year was no exception.

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