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Add small blockchains to your practice software

There is a new, small blockchain product for lawyers on the market. And it may be the breakthrough we have all been looking for. Maybe.
The blockchain may be the database wave of the future, but creating, installing and using blockchain applications for the legal industry can be a complex and confusing process.
Used properly, ... (full story)

Creating attorney-client relationships online without meaning to

Marketing online can have a lot of benefits, but it might have some unforeseen drawbacks. For instance, what if a simple gesture creates an inadvertent/unwanted attorney-client relationship? It could happen.
So—you have a website. On that website is an offer to answer questions posed by the public. They can send you questio ... (full story)

SCOTUS to hear First Amendment case, could impact social media

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted cert to hear a case that could (possibly) have an impact on social media.
Although the case, Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck, No. 17-702, technically doesn’t involve social media per se, the issues in the case may be expanded to affect Facebook, Twitter, etc. if the court feel ... (full story)

Legal Transaction Management is now a legal tech category

In the last few years, legal billing has gone from an emphasis on hourly work determined by attorneys to various creative ways around charging on an hourly basis driven by clients looking to save money.
Because of that, attorneys have really begun to work toward automating a number of the functions that legal assistants and firm ... (full story)

Ohio passes first-in-the-nation data protection law

A new Ohio law is the first in the country to try to provide protections to businesses if they are sued following a data breach.
That is, if the business conforms to the best available data security protocols for its type of business.
The bill, Senate Bill 220, was entitled the “Data Protection Act.” It is an inte ... (full story)