Here’s today’s Technology News Update, a look at a few of the news reports, previews, reviews and tech gossip that are making waves today, including news from Bloomberg Law, Amazon, Apple and Google: (more…)
In a post last week, I wrote about an amendment made to the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct to modify the continuing educational requirements of attorneys to include learning about “the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.” As part of my analysis of how the language would likely have little actual impact on continuing educational requirements, I pointed out that only one state, Delaware, had even bothered to adopt the new language in the year since the ABA included it.
Well, the state of Massachusetts appears ready to make me look a little foolish. More…
In addition to requiring attorneys to keep up-to-date on “relevant technology,” several other amendments were made recently to the ABA’s Model Rules regarding the ethical use of technology in the practice of law. For a chart summarizing the most recent amendments to the ABA Model Rules, and looking at how the North Carolina State Bar has addressed similar issues without amending the NC Rules of Professional Conduct…, Continue Reading…
The Nexus 7 boasts many features that put it at the very least on par with Apple’s feature mini-tablet. However, the Nexus 7 has several key features that the iPad Mini cannot match… More…
In a topic that’s quite close to my heart after having recently finished an upgrade of my firm’s website, Google recently announced (well, two of their tech guys told a whole bunch of reporters, which is basically an announcement today, right?) that companies that don’t fix glaring problems with their mobile sites will see their rankings in search results demoted!
According to one study, mobile internet users account for a staggering 20% of all web traffic, and it is estimated that 45% of all mobile internet traffic is “goal-oriented,” with a massive 73% of mobile searches resulting in follow-up action, it is INCREDIBLY important that companies have an efficient, user-friendly mobile version of their website. Continue Reading
Well, I had to get to a product review sooner or later (in order to finally make my blog useful to someone other than myself), so here is my first: which mobile OS is better for lawyers, Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android OS? Continue Reading
There has been no shortage of opinion in the blogosphere about recent amendments to the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Although several amendments impacting an attorney’s use of technology were made, the amendment getting the most attention reads as follows (new language adopted August 2012 is underlined):
“Maintaining Competence: To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in continuing study and education and comply with all continuing legal education requirements to which the lawyer is subject.” Continue Reading