May 28, 2016

Skype 7.0 For Android Delivers New Tablet Interface | Ubergizmo


If you are a frequent user of Skype across numerous platforms, then you would be sure to notice that Microsoft has not neglected Skype users in this aspect, having rolled out new versions and updates from time to time, and their latest effort would be the notably improved version of Skype for Android. Skype 7.0 for Android is said to deliver a revamped tablet interface, and this particular interface is touted to enable even more efficient communication, not to mention introducing a greater level of ease to search for contacts and chats from within the app.



Tenant's Checklist Of Silent Lease Issues (Third Edition)--Joshua Stein PLLC



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Like the previous editions, this third edition seeks to help tenants' attorneys identify and, if they choose to, raise "silent lease issues" when they review a typical landlord's standard commercial lease.


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May 27, 2016

Future Now Certain for Oyez SCOTUS Archive; Finds New Home at Cornell's LII - Robert Ambrogi's LawSites



In 1996, Jerry Goldman, then a professor at Northwestern University, assembled a few dozen recordings of Supreme Court arguments and made them available through a website originally called The Oyez Project. Today Oyez, as it is now known, has grown to become the authoritative source for all of the Supreme Court's audio since the court first installed a recording system in 1955, as well as an extensive archive of related resources. But with Goldman retiring this month from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where Oyez is now run, the site's future was in question.

That question has now been answered as the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, the legal resource site Justia, and Oyez announced that Oyez will move to the LII as its new home, with infrastructure and technical support from Justia, which had already been quietly supporting the Oyez site for several years.


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Read entire report here.



What Lawyers Should Know About Cloud Computing Security Standards - Legal Talk Network



What Lawyers Should Know About Cloud Computing Security Standards

The large volume of data that many law firms handle makes utilizing cloud computing services a very enticing prospect. What ethical standards should lawyers expect these companies to abide by? What should lawyers look for in a cloud computing provider?

In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway speak with Clio founder and CEO Jack Newton and Rocket Matter founder and CEO Larry Port about cloud computing and the new cloud security standards for legal professionals released by the Legal Cloud Computing Association. Larry explains what the LCCA is and how it formed out of a need to educate lawyers about what is happening in the cloud. Jack provides some insight into the creation of the security standards, such as terms of service privacy policies and encryption, and states that with these standards as a baseline lawyers will be able to more easily assess if a cloud computing provider is adhering to certain ethical standards. Larry also lists a few factors lawyers should consider, like where the SaaS data center is located, and the four things (vulnerability scans, penetration testing, and aesthetic code and dynamic code reviews) that the standards require in security testing. They both end the interview with an analysis of in-transit and at rest encryption and the benefits and drawbacks of zero knowledge level security.

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May 26, 2016

Apps in Law - Apps for Lawyers Using iPhones & iPads

http://appsinlaw.com/

Apps in Law highlights the best apps for lawyers in mercifully short, finely-detailed video reviews.

Brett Burney is passionate about technology in the law. He's a highly-sought after trainer for lawyers and law firms looking to get the most out of their iOS-based devices. Brett has given presentations for numerous state and local bar associations teaching lawyers how to use their iPads, as well as major conferences including the ABA TECHSHOW, ILTA and LegalTech.

Brett is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, an independent and expert legal technology consulting firm. An esteemed author and speaker on legal technology topics, he continues to be a featured presenter at numerous legal technology conferences. Brett also served as Chair of the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW and is frequently quoted in TechnoLawyer, Legaltech News, ABA Journal, and more.

All of the links to apps and the App Store on this site are affiliate links which means Apps in Law (Burney Consultants LLC) will receive a commission on every purchase made through the link. If you prefer, you are welcome to search for the app separately in the App Store and make a purchase apart from this website.


May 19, 2016

Firefox users left feeling vulnerable as judge keeps Tor hack under wraps - Naked Security


Millions of users of Mozilla's Firefox web browser may be at risk, thanks to a ruling handed out by a federal judge on Monday

US District Court Judge Robert J. Bryan rejected Mozilla's request to force the government to reveal a vulnerability that, the company believes, the FBI exploited as part of its investigation into child pornography.



Complimentary Cybersecurity CLE Webinar


Wednesday May 25, 2016 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM EDT

Please join Venable, BDO, BlumbergExcelsior, Inc. and TetherView for a complimentary CLE webinar that will outline a foundation for CyberSecurity.

The Course will provide attendees with the fundamental principles to identify, respond to and deter cyber security threats.

Register here


Speakers:
Jamie Barnett, Rear Admiral (Ret.), Partner at Venable, LLP. Admiral Barnett is Co-Chair of Venable's Telecommunications Group and a partner in the firm's Cybersecurity Practice. He has a rare combination of experience in cybersecurity, national defense, homeland security, emergency communications, public safety communications and technology policy.

Michael Abboud, CEO of TetherView. Michael is a thought leader for businesses looking to move to the cloud securely and efficiently. TetherView migrates organizations to a custom, safe and secure private cloud.

Shahryar Shaghaghi, National Leader, Technology Advisory Services, Head of International BDO Cybersecurity. Shahryar has more than 25 years of experience providing information technology (IT), operations and risk management services to global organizations.

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Certificates will be issued to attendees who sit for the entire course and successfully respond to the questions posed throughout the course. Certificates will be issued electronically within 14 days of successful course completion.
TetherView (Provider # 2017) is registered with the Supreme Court of New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education.


DISRUPT LEGAL

About Disrupt Legal:

My name is Mary Redzic and I am proponent of disruption in the legal industry with innovative technology. I will post ideas on how the legal industry can and should be changed to make it better for both lawyers and their clients and about people or companies who are helping the cause. If you would like for me to cover any topics, feel free to contact me at mredzic@gmail.com.

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Mary Redzic is an in-house counsel for the Vionic Group.  She reviews legal tech tools at Disrupt Legal.


May 18, 2016

BMW's i3 Electric Car Slammed by Lawsuit Over Sudden Power Loss


According to the suit, the i3's speed can plunge without warning

A U.S. owner of a BMW i3 has filed a lawsuit claiming that the German automaker's electric vehicle can experience a sudden loss of power when a feature designed to nearly double its driving range is deployed.

The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court, seeks damages for i3 drivers nationwide and in California alone, or to force BMW to buy the vehicles back.

It focuses on "Range Extender," an optional i3 feature in which a 34-horsepower, two-cylinder gas engine switches on when the vehicle's battery runs low, boosting the advertised range to 150 miles (241 km) per charge from 81 miles.

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Read entire report by Reuters in Fortune.

Class Action Complaint

May 17, 2016

Tsoar v. BMW  

Best calendar app - CNET Download.com



Your phone has a built-in calendar, but is it your best option? A good calendar app should offer multiple views, make it easy to create events, and let you share events or your whole calendar. Google Calendar is our pick for best calendar app, because it does all of these things, plus offers smart suggestions and a new Goals feature to help you find time for resolutions like going to the gym.

Not sure Google Calendar is for you? We have two other options: Outlook is about to absorb Sunrise's most fabulous features, and UpTo has a unique hidden feature that could cure your FOMO.

Apps in this guide 




May 15, 2016

Lawyers in Transition-Planning a Mindful Life

We wanted to share our insights and experiences along with those of other solo practitioners and small firm practitioners who have worked their way through their own challenges in dealing with pre-retirement planning. We like the idea of shifting from "mindless aging" to "mindful living." We would like to invite colleagues and friends to come forward to share their experiences to help our readers begin to experience the importance of building a transition plan. It is important to understand that the journey from full-time work to full-time retirement could take several years to accomplish, so that is why the more time you put into planning this journey the better your outcomes will be.

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May 12, 2016

iPhone Callers Block: How To Keep Unknown Callers Out | Ubergizmo



We've all been there before. Whether it's an annoying telemarketer or a friend that you've decided to give the silent treatment to, there are times when you want to block someone from contacting you. The good news is that Apple has added the ability to block callers in iOS 7.

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To clarify, there are four different scenarios where you will want to block a person:

  1. The person's contact details are saved on your phone.
  2. An unknown person calls your phone.
  3. An unknown person texts your phone.
  4. An unknown person who sent you a FaceTime request.

This guide is going to teach you how to block and unblock a person or phone number from contacting you when the scenarios above do occur. For non-iPhone number blocking, we have a different article.

Read entire article...

Artificially Intelligent Lawyer "Ross" Has Been Hired By Its First Official Law Firm


Ross, the world's first artificially intelligent attorney, has its first official law firm. Baker & Hostetler announced that they will be employing Ross for its bankruptcy practice, currently comprised of almost 50 lawyers.

So what can ROSS do?

  1. Provide you a highly relevant answer, not 1000s of results, to your question posed in natural language, not keywords.
  2. Monitor the law for changes that can positively/negatively affect your case, instead of flooding you with legal news.
  3. Learn the more you and other lawyers use it.
  4. Offer a simple, consistent experience across all your devices and form factors. 

May 11, 2016

How AI And Crowdsourcing Are Remaking The Legal Profession | Fast Company | Business + Innovation


"The legal industry is ripe for innovation," says attorney and journalist Robert Ambrogi, who covers the role of technology in law. In an influential April 13 blog post, Ambrogi proclaimed a boom in legal tech startups based on a more than doubling of listings on startup directory AngelList. Ambrogi has since produced his own streamlined listing that currently has nearly 500 companies offering technologies to the legal industry. Several are courting attorneys who need better, cheaper ways to sort through the avalanche of legal filings, rulings, and spiderwebs of citations between cases, from the local to federal level.

May 8, 2016

Web design review roundup: Our favorite Mac apps for building a website | Macworld



If you want to build a website but you're adverse to writing code, there are several web design apps to choose from.


A crowded slate of Mac apps aim to make building a full-featured, modern website drag-and-drop simple. Many even support one of the most crucial new web trends: responsive design, which can automatically switch up your layout to look good on a widescreen monitor, a tiny smartphone, or anything in between.

Quick reference chart: Web design Mac apps

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Moving Forward with Digital Assistants -- MacSparky



Siri's original developers, Dag Kittlaus and Adam Cheyer, left Apple in 2011 and took a bunch of their team with them. Since then, they've been working on a new artificial intelligence system, Viv, that is going to get it's first public demonstration Monday.

Right now there is a lot going on in the intelligent digital assistant world. While Apple was early to this game, Microsoft and Google are right behind and it's clear there's a lot of resources from a lot of big companies being thrown at this problem.

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May 4, 2016

Law Day 2016 Highlights Miranda Rights | United States Courts

Law Day 2016 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the landmark Miranda v. Arizona decision, focusing on its critical importance to the rights of individuals in custody, and how the ruling is applied to juveniles.

Learn more.


May 2, 2016

Election Workers: Reporting and Withholding--IRS

Each election year, thousands of state and local government entities hire workers to conduct primary and general elections. To understand the correct tax treatment of these workers, you need to be aware of specific statutes that apply to them and whether they are covered by a Section 218 Agreement. 

This updated article from the Federal, State and Local Government office of the IRS will help you understand the reporting and withholding requirements for election workers.


April 29, 2016

Free Conference Calls | Try UberConference, the Best in Conferencing



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When UberConference came out in 2012, PC World called it the "best conference-call manager yet." The service has only improved since then, making ease of use its calling card and adding significantly more services for the same low price (free). UberConference can be accessed from a personal computer or by using its Android and Apple compatible apps. Readers may sign up using Google, LinkedIn, or email accounts. From there, the one minute tutorial tells users everything they need to know about, inviting conference call participants, scheduling calls, and how to use the service during a call. 


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April 26, 2016

Schoenefeld v. State of New York

Full Text of Decision.

The court upheld N.Y. Judiciary Law § 470, requiring nonresident attorneys to maintain offices in New York State. Noting that more than 20,000 NYSBA members reside or practice outside the state, President David P. Miranda formed a working group to review the decision.