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Here’s why your firm needs to be in the cloud

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Here’s why your firm needs to be in the cloud If you’re familiar with my column you know that I have been urging lawyers to learn about - and use - technology for over a decade now. I always stress how important it is for lawyers to educate themselves about the technologies available for use in their law practice and to make informed decisions regarding which tools to invest in for the long haul....
Tags: New York, Law, Web/Tech, Bill, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, New York Senate, New York State Senate, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, Bill S6806A, Diane J Savino


Will lawyers continue to be averse to technology post-pandemic?

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Will lawyers continue to be averse to technology post-pandemic? As the pandemic recedes and we head into the “new normal,” no one is exactly sure what law offices will look like post-pandemic. Will lawyers work remotely more often than before? Will the “face time” requirements of year’s past fall by the wayside as remote work increases? Will law firms continue to adopt new technologies into their...
Tags: New York, Law, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black


Meet the startups tackling youth mental health

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:We rounded up 6 startups tackling mental and behavioral health for kids and young adults;Meet the 11 newly minted healthcare unicorns of 2021;Why companies that make apps and video games could be prime takeover targets for telehealth firms.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... Sprout Th...
Tags: Video Games, Washington Post, Trends, Mental Health, Healthcare, Delta, Pfizer, Getty, Unicorns, Aba, VCs, Cb Insights, Johnson Johnson, Newsletters, Akili, Telehealth


NY’s in-state office requirement is on its last legs

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** For years now, New York has steadfastly resisted the realities of practicing law in the 21st century by requiring non-resident lawyers to have an office in the state. This despite the fact that rapid technological advancements over the past decade have enabled lawyers to work from any location and access case-related information with the click of the button, at any time, day or night. Lawyers are no...
Tags: New York, Law, Senate, Ethics, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Assembly, Rochester New York, New York State Bar Association, Bar Association, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black


United States: Groundhog Day -- More Supreme Court Clean Water Act Decisions? - Mintz

I got a kick out of Lara Beaven's report in Inside EPA on a Clean Water Act session at the ABA Spring meeting this week.
Tags: News, United States, Epa, Aba, Mintz, Lara Beaven


Federal District Court judge rules on discoverability of Fitbit data

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Federal District Court judge rules on discoverability of Fitbit data These days, technology is inexorably intertwined with our daily lives. We interact with others online for both business and social purposes. We carry mobile phones with us everywhere we go. We use cloud-based software so that we can access our data and online communications using any internet-enabled device. We purchase and pay ...
Tags: New York, Law, Court, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Hollins, Federal District Court, Biomet Inc, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, Guan Hollins


Florida Bar on The Ethics of Accepting Venmo and Other Online Payments

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Florida Bar on The Ethics of Accepting Venmo and Other Online Payments The effects of the pandemic on the practice of law - and on our society overall - will be long lasting and significant. It will likely take years to fully appreciate how much things have changed. That being said, many of the structural modifications to our work culture are already apparent, and have been caused by the increased ...
Tags: New York, Law, Paypal, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Venmo, Florida Bar, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, Florida Bar Ethics Department


The American Booksellers Association Canceled Itself

The ABA took its Twitter private after promoting a scientifically inaccurate anti-trans book to indie bookstores, apologizing, and then deleting the apology. – LitHub LitHub
Tags: Art, Words, Aba, 07.16.21, American Booksellers Association Canceled Itself


How Automated Business Analysis Tools Can Help Your Operation

In today’s data-driven world, the ability to assess data and create new strategies from the key insights it supplies is more essential than ever before. Data is the driving force behind many strategic decisions made by modern businesses and is key to understanding your customers, driving engagement, and increasing conversion rates. But not everyone is a data analyst at heart. Often, data can be complicated and difficult to understand. Business intelligence tools make it much easier for those wit...
Tags: Business, Sales, Aba


Are legal professionals ready to return to the office?

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Now that mask mandates are being lifted across the country, the return to in-office work seems inevitable. However, anxiety about COVID-19 remains high due to the absence of consistent universal protocols and less-than-ideal vaccine rates, especially amongst children, many of whom do not yet qualify for the vaccine. For those reasons, many legal professionals are reluctant to return to the office f...
Tags: New York, Law, Africa, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Baby Boomer, Baby Boomers, Lindsey, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black


Whicker: As a promoter, Dennis Murphy was in several leagues of his own

Dennis Murphy passed away Thursday, at 94. Look around the wide, wide world of sports that he widened and widened. You realize his work was done here. Major league baseball players hit routine singles with an 8-0 lead and start playing charades with the dugout. Baserunners materialize, out of ether, whenever games reach extra innings. The 16th hole at the PGA Tour event in Phoenix has become an 80-proof combination of Woodstock and Sturgis. A routine extra point is now a 37-yard kick in the NFL....
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Sports, California News, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Nba, Mlb, NHL, John McEnroe, Hull, Major League Baseball, Aba, Usc, Ucla


Dennis Murphy, co-founder of the ABA, dies at 94

By BETH HARRIS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dennis Murphy, a sports entrepreneur who co-founded professional leagues in basketball, hockey, tennis and roller hockey that featured innovations in marketing, rules and playing style, died Thursday. He was 94. Murphy died of congestive heart failure at an assisted living facility in the Orange County city of Placentia, California, according to his son, Dennis Jr. The elder Murphy co-founded the American Basketball Association, World Hockey Association, World T...
Tags: News, California, Senate, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Fbi, Soccer, Obituaries, Army, Nba, Ncaa, National Basketball Association, NHL, Houston


An Appreciation of One of the Best: Ralph Monaco

Many years ago, I wrote about the passing of a lawyer named Palmer McGee.  He was from a different generation, one who viewed the practice of law as a profession and someone who had a small but important role in my life.  But perhaps the best thing about him was what my mother (who had worked with him) told me: He was a lovely man. I don’t know if Ralph Monaco ever met Palmer but they were cut from the same cloth. Ralph was a lawyer’s lawyer and a gentleman in every sense of the word. He was th...
Tags: Law, Connecticut, President, Remembrance, Palmer, Obituary, Anna, Aba, CBA, Gentleman, Ralph, Dina, Abby, Connecticut Bar Association, Connecticut Bar, Baby Bjorn


ABA President fixes the victim-blaming problem the ABA Journal created for working moms

Yesterday, I was all over the ABA Journal for publishing a column that victim-blamed working moms for their lack of advancement in the legal profession. Then, ABA President Patricia Lee Refo did what she could to fix the injustice created by the journal of the organization she runs.In her own column—Women's success in legal careers: Lack of advancement is not a 'woman' problem, it’s a 'profession' problem—Refo took apart the notion that female attorneys are to blame for their lack of upward mob...
Tags: Law, Aba, ABA Journal, The American Bar Association, Jon Hyman, Patricia Lee Refo, Refo


The American Bar Association must never again victim-blame working-parent attorneys for the discrimination they suffer

The ABA Journal recently published a column by Susan Smith Blakely, a career counselor and former law-firm partner, that does a gross injustice to every law-firm working parent.  Her piece, titled, Are women lawyers paying enough attention to upward mobility?, argues that women lawyers are responsible for the limited opportunities their employers have fostered upon them. By focusing on family instead of firm, she argues that they have chosen their priority and should not complain when career ...
Tags: Law, American Bar Association, Aba, ABA Journal, John O Brien, Jon Hyman, Susan Smith Blakely, Brian Wangenheim


The American Bar Association must never again victim-blame for working-parent attorneys for the discrimination they suffer

The ABA Journal recently published a column by Susan Smith Blakely, a career counselor and former law-firm partner, that does a gross injustice to every law-firm working parent.  Her piece, titled, Are women lawyers paying enough attention to upward mobility?, argues that women lawyers are responsible for the limited opportunities their employers have fostered upon them. By focusing on family instead of firm, she argues that they have chosen their priority and should not complain when career ...
Tags: Law, American Bar Association, Aba, ABA Journal, John O Brien, Jon Hyman, Susan Smith Blakely, Brian Wangenheim


Monday is the last day for submitting comments regarding the proposed changes to the ABA standards regarding diversity and curriculum

Many interesting comments have already been submitted, some echoing concerns raised here. The lengthy analysis by current or emeritus "Sterling Professors" at Yale Law School... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Aba, Brian Leiter, Yale Law School


United States: Health Care Partner Khaled Klele Appointed Vice Chair Of ABA's Health Lawyer Editorial Board - Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti

Health Care Law Partner Khaled J. Klele has been appointed to serve as Vice Chair on the Editorial Board of the American Bar Association's Health Lawyer publication...
Tags: News, United States, Aba, Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland, Perretti, Khaled J Klele


The Joe Biden I knew and now disagree with

Years ago many doubted the dreams of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. when he said when asked that his primary goal in life was to be the president of the United States of America. I didn’t…. And then Beau Biden, (real name Joseph R. Biden, III, also another Syracuse University College of Law grad) said “Promise Me Dad” to his father before he passed away in 2017. Then the book with that title came out shortly thereafter  and old cynical libertarian anarcho-capitalist Dick Boddie read it and had some positi...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Harvard, Soccer, United States, Secret Service, Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Aba, Joe


Whicker: The 3-point shot is thriving in Utah, but it began in Anaheim

As the Utah Jazz approached Wednesday night’s Game 5 as if the 3-point line were the Berlin Wall, the friends and relatives of Les Selvage must have been smiling. The Jazz took 37 shots in the first half of what became . Thirty were launched from behind the 3-point line, which the American Basketball Association brought us in 1967. Selvage represents a rough thru-line between those days and Wednesday. He attempted 5.9 3-point shots per game for the Anaheim Amigos, who moved to Los Angeles the n...
Tags: Utah, Berlin Wall, Sports, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Missouri, Nba, Jazz, Ncaa, Tim Duncan, West Coast, Aba, Steph Curry


When "DEI Training" goes wrong

Stories like this ought to give the ABA substantial pause about the proposed revisions to the accreditation standards. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Aba, Brian Leiter


Heidi Alexander On Why Flexible Work Should Forever Be the Norm In Law

I reported here last week on a statement issued by a committee of Massachusetts’ highest court recommending that law firms and other legal employers permanently adopt flexible working options as their standard, rather than as the exception. Maintaining flexibility in individual working arrangements serves the dual purposes of enhancing lawyer well-being while also advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, the committee said. On Wednesday, for my Litera TV show, Law Insights, I discussed the sta...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Aba, Heidi Alexander, Litera TV, Heidi S Alexander


Changes to the Rules of Ethics for Patent Law Practitioners

by Dennis Crouch The professional conduct of US patent attorneys and agents are governed by the rules regarding “Representation of Others before the United States Patent and Trademark Office” found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 37, Part 11. 37 CFR 11.1 – 11.901.  Patent attorneys are also regulated by the rules of professional conduct of their home states.  Although there are some patent specific differences, the USPTO has been shifting its rules to be more in line with the ABA’s Mod...
Tags: Law, US, Uspto, Patent, Aba, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Dennis Crouch


Law Librarians Name Casetext Compose New Product Of The Year

A first-of-its-kind tool introduced last year to automate the drafting of litigation briefs has been named new product of the year for 2021 by the American Association of Law Libraries. The product, Compose, introduced in February 2020 by legal research company Casetext, helps attorneys automate the creation of the first draft of a litigation brief. Casetext says it can cut brief-writing time by 76%. Compose launched with the ability to create core federal court procedural and discovery motions....
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Aba, Casetext, Cara, American Association of Law Libraries, University of Texas at Austin, AALL, Tarlton Law Library, Thomas Woodward Houghton


Mass. High Court Committee Urges Firms To Maintain Flexible Work As the Norm

As law firms begin to reopen offices, a committee of Massachusetts’ highest court today issued a statement recommending that they permanently adopt flexible working options as their standard, rather than as the exception. Maintaining flexibility in individual working arrangements serves the dual purposes of enhancing lawyer well-being while also advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, the committee says. “Our emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic represents a unique opportunity to shift these ...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Aba, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Mass High Court Committee, Standing Committee on Lawyer Well Being, Heidi S Alexander


It’s lawyer well-being week, so make sure to take care of yourself

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** It’s not easy being a lawyer. Even though it’s a fulfilling profession, practicing law can be also be stressful. That’s why the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being established Lawyer Well-Being Week, and the goal is to ensure that lawyers focus on wellness and take steps to reduce their stress levels. This year it’s scheduled for May 3rd to the 7th and we happen to be in the midst of it as I wr...
Tags: New York, Law, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, NBlack, Nicole Black, MCBA, Monroe County Bar Association, National Task Force on Lawyer Well Being, COVID, Lawyer Well Being Week, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Committee, Bradley Kammholz


ABA report provides post-pandemic advice for lawyers

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** ABA Report Provides Post-Pandemic Advice For Lawyers   The pandemic and its effects have dramatically affected the practice of law and will continue to to have a long-term impact on the ways that legal work is conducted in the years to come. The good news is that now that vaccine rates are on the rise in the United States, it’s possible for members of the legal profession to envision and prepare f...
Tags: New York, Law, United States, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, ABA Coordinating Group on Practice Forward


Legal Education: Does the ABA Respect Rule of Law?

The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions has published some proposed revisions to its accreditation standards. The revisions concern some issues of student and faculty diversity. Most of the proposals won't matter to most law schools, which already do most of the things that would be required: having and publishing a non-discrimination statement; working to broaden access to the legal profession; requiring anti-bias training; and so on. As was likely inevitable, a few things in the prop...
Tags: Supreme Court, Coalition, Michigan, Aba, Branding, Schuette, Grutter, Jason Mazzone, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions, ABA Legal Education Section


Call by ABA for comments on significant proposed changes to standards pertaining to "non-discrimination and equal opportunity" and "curriculum"

The proposed changes are available here. Written comments on the proposals should be addressed to: Scott Bales, Council Chair. Please send comments to Fernando Mariduena... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Aba, Brian Leiter, Scott Bales Council Chair Please, Fernando Mariduena


Chris Webber, Yolanda Griffith, Rick Adelman Elected To Basketball Hall Of Fame

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Three Sacramento basketball greats have received the sport’s highest honor. Former Kings power forward Chris Webber, former coach Rick Adelman, and former Monarchs all-star and champion Yolanda Griffith were announced Sunday as part of a 16-person class of 2021 inductees for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Other notable inductees include Jay Wright, Paul Pierce, Ben Wallace and Chris Bosh, as well as another former coach in Cotton Fitzsimmons and three-ti...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Ap, Chicago, United States, Iowa, Basketball, Nba, Miami, Ncaa, Michigan, Rochester, Espn, Chris Webber, Sacramento Monarchs