Online CLE

ESI & Social Networks

With the staggering amount of electronic content  in social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube it’s no surprise that increasingly more attorneys are attempting to introduce this ESI into evidence at trial. “It is very easy to create fake social media pages and have your social media account hacked. Fraudulent access to social media pages occurs more often then some may…

Online CLE in New Jersey

New Jersey recently instituted mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE).  New Jersey attorneys now must complete 24 CLE units every two years, including 4 hours of legal ethics.[1] Under current standards, twelve units may be completed online.  However, there are two main exceptions that would allow New Jersey attorneys to complete all 24 units with approved online CLE.[2]  First, attorneys who do not…

Using Facebook and Social Media Evidence at Trial

Every morning I wake up and check the headlines on Law.com and the Law Technology News.  It seems everyday brings more headlines on the use of social media and other electronic evidence at trial.  Whether it’s prosecutors trying to ‘friend’ potential jurors or attorneys turning to social media for evidence to use at trial, the Internet holds massive amounts of information. The…

The Digital Age Brings New Legal Challenges For Schools

Guest post by Gretchen Shipley With fewer resources than ever before, school district administrators are overwhelmed with trying to keep up with and respond to on-line misconduct by students and teachers. In an era of sexting, cyberbullying, and Facebook, school administrators walk a fine line in trying to provide a safe school environment and at the same time, trying not to infringe…

California MCLE Deadline is Right Around the Corner!

Yes, it’s almost that time of the year again in California – MCLE season.  I have already noticed increasing numbers of California attorneys logging on to complete their CLE requirement online.  That’s because Group 3 California attorneys with the last name N-Z must complete their 25 hours of approved MCLE credits by February 1, 2011. We have also been very busy finalizing…

Moving A Law Firm To Google Apps

Guest post by Eric Hunter Why Google Apps? Why Not. I know, it sounds a little nuts, but Google is going to take over the world, our collective consciousness and all of us in it, so we might as well just jump on board! Seriously though, from a strategic investment perspective, there’s a lot to Google Apps and competing collaborative cloud hosted…

ABA Suggests Added Duties for Emailing Attorneys

ABA Formal Opinion 11-459 discusses the steps that lawyers must take to address the risk of third parties gaining access to email and text communications with a client.  The Formal Opinion –  entitled Duty to Protect the Confidentiality of E-mail Communications with One’s Client – seems to suggest that lawyers now have an added duty to warn clients of the confidentiality concerns…

Some N.J. Attorneys May Complete all 24 MCLE Units Online

Good news for New Jersey attorneys who reside outside the state. You may now be able to fulfill all 24 of your MCLE units through online study. Generally, New Jersey attorneys are allowed to fulfill up to one-half of their CLE requirement (12 Units) through courses offered in alternative verifiable learning formats. Alternative verifiable learning formats include:[1] Videotape Audiotape Remote place viewing…