We have all heard about smart homes and the nirvana they may create. But we hear little about the risks, exposure and liability smart homes may pose. These risks stem from the fact that the standards governing smart home devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) simply don’t yet exist. And to the extent any... Continue Reading
This year’s Clio Conference in New Orleans just concluded. Clio calls itself a cloud based law practice management software company. Every year, it holds a conference with lots of razzle dazzle, speakers and parties. And it always skates where the puck is going. This year was no exception. While it offered a slew of new... Continue Reading
Equifax Breach: Bad Fact, Bad Law? It’s been said that bad facts make bad law. If that’s true then those who defend class action data breach cases better buckle down for some stormy seas. The facts surrounding the new Equifax breach couldn’t get much worse. Equifax knew of the breach months in advance of when it announced it. It failed to... Continue Reading
So What’s In A Name, Anyway? What  do we call (what I shudder to mention as) “non lawyers”? One of the interesting by products of the increased use of technology, collaboration and disruption is the panoply of business professionals now serving the legal profession from MBA’s, marketing experts, IT folks and innovators. These professionals and others play an integral role in... Continue Reading
NetDocuments and Standard Oil NetDocuments, the popular web-based document and email management service and premier cloud storage platform, may be sitting on a hidden treasure. I chatted with Leonard Johnson, NetDocuments Product Director, over drinks at the recent International Law Technology Association Conference in Las Vegas. We had planned to talk about NetDocuments’ recent product announcements (I was covering the... Continue Reading
Happy(?) Birthday, Frankenstein It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. … It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature... Continue Reading
ILTA Fireworks Perhaps the biggest news out of the 2017 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Conference happened before it even started. ILTA describes itself as a “volunteer led, staff managed association with a focus on premiership.” ILTA is primarily made up of large law firms and better known legal technology vendors. At this year’s conference, for example,... Continue Reading