Even though it was ruled by to be a form of copyright infringement, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ultimately decided Google Books practice of scanning books and making them searchable online constituted fair use. Copyright law certainly has its flaws, especially in dealing with digital products, but the ruling is a signal that the laws are there to incentivize innovation and courts will go that route when it’s appropriate.
Third Circuit Joins Supreme Court in Banning Warrantless GPS Tracking – Calli Varner of Cozen O’Connor
When the Supreme Court hands down what many assume will be landmark rulings, it always appears they leave the door open just a crack. That’s exactly what they did on the subject of GPS tracking without a warrant, and the Third Circuit has gone ahead and slammed the door completely. Joining LXBN TV to explain the case the Third Circuit decided and its interplay with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the issue, we have Cozen O’Connor attorney Calli Varner, who recently wrote on the case for From the Sidebar.
Class Actions and the Supreme Court: Exploring This Term’s Biggest Cases with Mayer Brown’s Archis Parasharami
On the LexBlog Network, the class action cases appearing before the Supreme Court are always the ones garnering the most attention—the reason being that many of the lawyers writing on these cases are the ones working them. One such example is today’s guest on LXBN TV: Archis Parasharami of Mayer Brown and the firm’s blog, Class Defense.
Though Election Day has come and gone, politic discussions are still taking place in workplaces across the country—they’re always taking place in workplaces across the country. Now, when you think of how employers should treat political discussions in the workplace, the first thought may be “avoid them at all costs,” but the truth of the matter is that’s impossible, and trying to stamp them out completely may be illegal.
Who better to help look back on all that was the 2013 Legal Marketing Technology Conference West than someone who played a huge role in putting it all together. Clare Ota, the conference’s Chair—and Marketing Coordinator at Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney—joins us to share her thoughts on how the event went and what stood out to her.
Matter Managment and Electronic Billing Are Important Tech Tools for in-house Counsel – Stephanie Corey
Legal billing was a very big topic of conversation during the 2013 Legal Marketing Technology Conference’s in-house counsel panel. Now, more than ever, in-house counsel want to be able to gauge—in real time—how much they’re spending on various legal matters. In speaking with LXBN TV, Flextronics‘ Stephanie Corey explains these are the most important tech tools she uses.
Steve Hennigs of SiteImprove lays out a big point when talking about how law firms should measure success on their websites: it’s different for everyone. In speaking with LXBN TV at the 2013 Legal Marketing Technology Conference West, he explains how he helps law firms identify theirs, and it starts with speaking internally about what the site is supposed to do and how people are being driven to the site.
While everyone’s quick to look for the next great social media tool—or will just even be quick to tell you advanced ways to use LinkedIn and what-have-you, the biggest first step is the most obvious: lawyer need to pay close attention to their online bios before doing anything else. Also, another tool that’s less thought of but is great for lawyers at or from big firms: alumni websites.
Lawyers are constantly trying to figure out where exactly lawyers go for their news—and they’re now more than ever looking to be one of those go-to sources. In speaking with LXBN TV at the 2013 Legal Marketing Technology Conference West, FlexTronics Director of Legal Operations Stephanie Corey explains where she goes for trustworthy legal insight.
Almost everything is “going social”—whether it’s tools and products you’d expect to be, or even ones you wouldn’t. The law firm intranet is definitely the former, and we’re starting to see law firms expectedly utilize more social tools for their lawyers. In speaking with LXBN TV at the 2013 Legal Marketing Technology Conference West, Baker & McKenzie‘s Stuart Kay explains what internal social tools his firm uses.