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Attorneys and On-line Networks

Time Matters by LexisNexisImage via WikipediaAlmost 50% of attorneys are joining online social networks according to a survey done by Leader Networks and commissioned by LexisNexis (R) Martindale-Hubbell(R). Although joining and using are very different activities, at this is a substantial degree of interest in a profession that is usually slow to adopt new technologies.

Survey Reveals Growth in Online Professional Networking Among Legal Professionals, Appetite for Lawyer-Specific Networking Solutions

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Online Documents: Are They Yours, Or Not?

Google Writer as part of the Image by alt text via FlickrWeb Worker Daily » Archive Who Owns Your Online Documents? «

With online office applications improving in quality all the time, they’re rapidly becoming the tool of choice for web workers. Between the ability to access your documents anywhere, the easy sharing, and the automatic backups, I know more and more people who are using these services. But in this rush to go online, we sometimes fail to understand exactly what we’re getting for free. Particularly as these services get used for more business purposes, it’s worth a look at their Terms of Service.

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Corporate Email

Communication through a client’s corporate email may fail the attorney-client privilege tests.
clipped from www.law.com
In Scott v. Beth
Israel Med. Ctr. Inc.
, 17 Misc3d 934, 847 NYS2d 436 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. County 2007), the
court essentially issued a warning to all New York counsel not to communicate by e-mail with
clients via their work e-mail address or risk disclosure of such information in a litigation with
their client’s employer.
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Filed under: Law, Privacy,

E-discovery

How can you make sure information isn’t being unknowingly submitted?

Legal Technology – The Art of Redacting Privileged Data

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Technology Risks Warping the Law

How should the Supreme Court react to the inevitability of technological change, knowing full well that it cannot predict the future any better than the rest of us? The answer to dealing with emerging technologies may lie in the Roberts Court’s professed inclination toward judicial modesty.

Technology Risks Warping the Law
Tue, 29 Jan 2008 05:15:23 GMT

Filed under: Law, Tech,

American lawbreaking

Interesting. But not surprising. Look at how fast the internet has changed, and our perceptions of society, privacy, copyright, and other issues along with it. And how many times are things considered just too expensive or time-consuming to pursue?

American lawbreaking: – By Tim Wu – Slate Magazine

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Oops, what did I say?

The News Journal, Wilmington, Del. ¦ Freedom of speech? … better ask your boss:

The U.S. Constitution’s free speech protections apply only to action by the government.

What you say at the water cooler is not as protected as you think. And what you say on your blog – even in your email – may no be protected either. So just how “free” is speech?

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