phishing

How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

Do junk and spam emails overflow your inbox? What about those emails that appear to be from a friend or colleague, but you’re not quite sure? Or an unsolicited business opportunity that seems too good to be true? Cybercriminals bombard…
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social media evidence

Three Tips for Preserving Social Media Evidence

Social media has changed the way we communicate and live. It’s an empowering tool for many people worldwide. Social media is also an extraordinary source of evidence. Our digital footprint grows daily with every photo posted, status updated and video…
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Coding for lawyers

What I Learned from Coding for Lawyers

You become a better problem solver by solving a lot of problems. In theory, a more experienced legal professional becomes a better problem solver. They’ve experienced the clear, common paths to address clients’ needs. They’ve tackled those crazy outlier circumstances…
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email tracking

Secret Email Tracking Is Unethical, Says ISBA Opinion

As all Illinois lawyers are now required to use email, or at least accept email correspondence and service in filed cases, the legal profession continues to push forward with technological advancements and, frankly, with legal competency related to technology. But…
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legal news sources

20 Legal News Sources for Illinois Lawyers

Last month, I focused this blog on the great online tool Google Alerts and how it offers a variety of ways to keep tabs on your business, your clients, and yourself. It is all about working smarter, not harder. Okay,…
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Why Every Lawyer Needs to Use Google Alerts

Wouldn’t you just love to have a full-time research assistant tasked with keeping up on the latest news and information regarding you, your firm or organization, and your clients? Someone who can constantly monitor what is being said online about…
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Legal Technology Has A Home In Law School Education

Ever since the American Bar Association modified “Competence” Model Rule 1.1, comment 8 in 2012 requiring lawyers to “keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology,” legal technology focused articles and commentary have flourished (just see #legaltech). And…
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E-filing

30 Things to Know About E-Filing Changes in Illinois

As the state court system in Illinois continues to migrate into an electronic filing (e-filing) based platform, the Supreme Court has rolled out Rule updates to improve the definitions, standards, and processes for which these technological changes have had an…
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