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How Lawyers Are Using Social Media in 2019

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** How Lawyers Are Using Social Media in 2019 I’ve been covering lawyers’ use of social media in my column for the Daily Record since 2008. Back then, most lawyers believed that social media was a passing fad, despite my ardent assertions to the contrary. Some even believed that it was both unethical and unwise for lawyers to use social media. Convincing lawyers that social media was a phenomenon t...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, New York, Law, Social Media, Web/Tech, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Gary Craig, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black


New Paper on Ethics and Social Media

By David Hricik I’ve long written about ethics and technology (my old paper about email security, I am proud to say, pushed back on the idea that (at least in the 1990s) email was insecure).  For an AIPLA speech I’m giving next month, I wrote a paper on various ethical issues that arise with the use of social media.  It is available here. The issue that I’ve run into a few times now in IP cases is judicial research into facts. I represented people in one of those matters, which was before the OE...
Tags: Law, Social Media, Ethics, Current Affairs, Web/Tech, Weblogs, David Hricik


How the Months Got Their Names in the Italian Language

I mesi  The months  The original Roman year had ten named months, beginning with Martius, named for Mars, god of war. This was the month when the mighty Roman legions resumed their battles to conquer and rule the known world. It was also the time when farmers began working the fields and preparing for planting.  The other months were:  *Aprilis (April), dedicated to the goddess of love Aphrodite (Venus)  *Maius (May), for Maia, the goddess of new plantings (who also gave her name to il maial...
Tags: Travel, Books, History, Rome, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Calendar, Language, Italy, Mars, Italian Expressions, Junius, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Numa Pompilius, Julian


Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligations

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Louisiana court: Online anonymity doesn’t shield lawyers from ethical obligation Office water coolers used to be gathering places where people discussed current events and caught up on office gossip. But, like many other time-honored traditions, even water cooler conversations have been affected by technology. Certainly these in-office discussions still occur, but much of the day-to-day discours...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Social Media, Ethics, Web/Tech, Nopd, Louisiana, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Gill Pratt, National Guard, Jefferson


Three Days of Christmas Feasts in Italy

Le Tre Feste di Natale  The Three Christmas Feasts  Most families in Italy begin celebrating il Natale on the evening of December 24 (la vigilia di Natale) with a big dinner. Because Christmas Eve is a vigilia di magro (a day of abstinence on which the Catholic Church prohibits the consumption of meat), the centerpiece of the meal is fish.  The traditional choice is eel, a favorite of the ancient Romans that appears in the earliest known cookbook, written by a gourmand known as Apicius. This...
Tags: Travel, Books, Games, Religion, Rome, Culture, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Language, Italy, Virgin, Catholic Church, Food And Drink, Jesus, Stephen, Siena


Christmas Family Traditions in Italy

    Le tradizioni di Natale  Christmas Traditions  “Natale con i tuoi; Pasqua con chi vuoi,” Italians say. “Christmas with your family; Easter with whomever you want.” An Italian Christmas centers on casa (home) and stare insieme in famiglia (being together as a family). Here are some of the most beloved traditions among Italian families: L’albero di Natale e il presepio (the Christmas tree and Nativity scene) Italians in the northern part of the country began decorating alberi di Natale (Chr...
Tags: Travel, Books, Religion, History, Culture, Current Affairs, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Language, Italy, Christmas Tree, Sicily, Italian Expressions, Natale, Sayings and expressions, Italian language


Round Up: Billing and Calendaring Software, Cybersecurity, and Millennial Lawyers

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from November 2018: Hate missing deadlines? Here's what you ought to know about court-rules-based calendaring software - ABA Journal  Streamlined Billing: Five Best Ways to Make Sure You Get Paid - Attorney at Work  Cybersecurity And The R...
Tags: Law, Web/Tech, ABA Journal, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack


Celebrating Saint Nicolas, the Original Santa Claus

  San Nicola di Bari In some parts of Italy the feast  of San Nicola, patron saint of Bari,  ushers in the Christmas season (stagione natalizia) with the giving of gifts (regali) on the eve or morning of December 6, his onomastico (name’s day). Although many stories of San Nicola’ s life may be mythical, he did inspire the figure of a beloved old man—whether he’s known as Babbo Natale (Father Christmas) or Santa Claus—who gives out presents in December. The son of a wealthy Christian family...
Tags: Travel, Books, New York City, Religion, Turkey, History, Culture, Egypt, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Language, Italy, Santa Claus, Christian, North America, Christmas Traditions


Supreme Court of Florida weighs in on judges using social media

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *****   Supreme Court of Florida weighs in on judges using social media Whether judges should use social media has been a contentious issue for some time now. Early on, the consensus seemed to be that it was problematic for judges to do so, but over time that’s changed. So, for example in 2012, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal addressed this issue in Pierre Domville v. State of Florida, No. ...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, New York, Law, Court, Social Media, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, State, Florida Supreme Court, Rochester New York, Fourth District Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Florida, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column


Cyber Monday 2018 sales hit record, boosting sellers' profits and state tax coffers

Did you get all your shopping done on Cyber Monday? A lot of us did. Adobe, which tracks the multitude of transactions among major U.S. retailers, projects that online sales this Cyber Monday will be $7.8 billion. That's an 18.3 percent increase from the $6.6 billion spent last year on the Monday after Thanksgiving. If that figure is reached (or bettered), it would make Cyber Monday the highest-selling day of the 2018 holiday season. Those sales amounts seem to support the argument made by onli...
Tags: Amazon, Cyber Monday, Business, Taxes, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Online Shopping, Web/Tech, South Dakota, Tax Avoidance, Sales Tax, States, District Of Columbia, Don


More online sales tax collection this holiday shopping season, but few expect it to dampen cyber sales

The post-Thanksgiving shopping ad inserts, stacked at left, consumed more newsprint than my local newspaper in which they were stuffed! Welcome to the first holiday shopping season after the U.S. Supreme Court's Wayfair decision. That ruling last June OK'ed states' efforts to collect sales tax from companies even if they don't have a physical presence, aka nexus, in the locales. Some states were champing at the bit and quickly enacted or tweaked laws mandating at least some sellers, gener...
Tags: Amazon, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Business, Taxes, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Boston, Online Shopping, Web/Tech, South Dakota, Sales Tax, Nexus, Jeff Bezos, Nrf


Ways to Say Thank You in the Italian Language

Thank you Italians don’t observe the all-American holiday of thanksgiving (la festa del ringraziamento). There are Italian words, but no cultural equivalents for the Pilgrim fathers (padri pellegrini) and the American Indians (Amerindi) who came together to celebrate the harvest (il raccolto) in the new world (il Nuovo Mondo). Italians do eat turkey (tacchino) and pumpkin (zucca) but not in the traditional way (modo tradizionale) that Americans prepare them on Thanksgiving. Yet Italian has a wo...
Tags: Travel, Books, Thanksgiving, Education, Culture, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Language, Italy, Italian Expressions, Grazie, Sayings and expressions, Italian language, Dianne Hales, thank you in Italian, Ma immaginati Ma


Round Up: Secure Communication, Cybersecurity, Podcasts for Lawyers, and More

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from October 2018: Check out some secure communication and collaboration tools for lawyers - ABA Journal (October 2018) Product Note: Mixcder E7 Active Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones - ABA GPSolo eReport (October 2018) Asked And Answ...
Tags: Law, Ethics, Web/Tech, Aba, Legal Practice, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack, Web resources


Does online food shopping promote healthy eating?

Whether we like it or not, online grocery shopping, the final online frontier, is being conquered. Will this shift lead to better eating habits? [Author: Dr. Ayala]
Tags: Health, Wellness, Vegetables, Online Shopping, Fruits, Web/Tech, Food And Drink, Grocery, Instacart, Healthy Lifestyle, Peapod, Kroger, Shipt, Ayala, Fruits And Vegetables, Dr. Ayala


Improve Your Social Media Results

There are many variations of an old adage in advertising that goes something like this, "I know that half my advertising works...I just don't know which half!" I wondered who first came up with this humorous statement and according to... [Author: Randy Alletag]
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Email, Small Business, Social Media, Seo, Web/Tech, The Internet, Tacony Corporation, Randy Alletag


Is Cloud Printing Right for your Small Business?

Cloud computing is all the rage today for many companies and when I ran across an article mentioning cloud printing it got my attention. By the way if you are not familiar with the term cloud computing or want to... [Author: Randy Alletag]
Tags: Small Business, Cloud Computing, Seo, Web/Tech, The Internet, Tacony Corporation, Randy Alletag


Web Survey Tools

We did a posting last month titled A Simple Way to Survey that described a new survey tool designed for mobile devices that made it easy to create simple and short surveys. Not everyone has an iPhone, iPad, or other... [Author: Randy Alletag]
Tags: Small Business, Seo, Web/Tech, The Internet, Surveys, Tacony Corporation, Randy Alletag


Lawyers should be concerned about a new Gmail security issue: here’s how to fix it

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Lawyers should be concerned about a new Gmail security issue: here’s how to fix it If you’ve been reading my column over the years, you already know that unencrypted email is inherently unsecure and that it’s no different than sending a postcard written in pencil through the post office. Despite this fact, in the mid-1990s, bar ethics committees, including the New York State Committee on Professi...
Tags: Google, New York, Law, Web/Tech, Ethics Committee, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, New York State Bar Association, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black


Round Up: Law School Advice, Legal Billing Software, Online Collaboration and More

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include  my weekly Daily Record articles  in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from June 2018: Some choices for legal billing software that really pay off (ABA Journal) Asked And Answered: Should You Go To Law School In 2018? (Part I) (Above the Law) Asked And Answered: Advice For Future Lawyers (Part II) (Above...
Tags: Law, Cloud Computing, Web/Tech, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack


Round Up: AI, litigation analytics software, Gmail security issues, and more

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from July 2018: Finding treasure with litigation data analytics software - ABA Journal  Asked And Answered: Was Law School Worth It? (Part III) - Above the Law Law Firms, Artificial Intelligence, And The Fork In The Road - Above the Law T...
Tags: Law, Web/Tech, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack


Juror misconduct and technology: a perfect storm

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. *****   Juror misconduct and technology: a perfect storm As I mentioned in recent columns, I’m in the process of drafting my half of the annual update to “Criminal Law in New York,” a substantive criminal law treatise that I co-author with Brighton Town Court Judge Karen Morris. Every year, during the course of my research, I often stumble upon cases that offer an interesting perspective on the inters...
Tags: New York, Law, People, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Jenna, Rochester New York, Neulander, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Criminal Law, Nicole Black, Karen Morris


Round Up: Legal Innovation, Law Firm Billing, Legal Tech Gadgets, and More

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles from August and September 2018: Simplify a tedious deposition review with technology - ABA Journal  Cashing in with credit-card processing software - ABA Journal ( An Open Letter to Potential Law Students: Know the Truth - ABA Journal Pro...
Tags: Law, Cloud Computing, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Mobile Computing, Sonia Sotomayor, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack, ABA Journal Cashing


Texas Bar on lawyers seeking legal advice from other lawyers in online forums

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Texas Bar on lawyers seeking legal advice from other lawyers in online forums Lawyer-only online forums and listservs are commonplace. Often these forums are hosted by bar associations, but that’s not always the case. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Reddit private groups are often created by lawyers for lawyers. Because these groups are typically gated communities, lawyers can comfortably discuss a multi...
Tags: New York, Texas, Law, Web/Tech, Reddit, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Facebook LinkedIn, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, Texas Bar


ABA on disaster preparedness and ethical obligations

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** ABA on disaster preparedness and ethical obligations In the wake of Hurricane Florence, disaster preparedness is on everyone’s minds. For lawyers affected by disasters, natural or otherwise, there are unique concerns given the nature of the services that they provide. Statute of limitations and other deadlines must be met despite the weather, as do clients’ needs and concerns. The drumbeat of the...
Tags: New York, Law, Cloud Computing, Web/Tech, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, ABA Standing Committee


Technology know-how: bridging the gap

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Technology know-how: bridging the gap By now, I’m sure you already know that New York lawyers have an ethical obligation to maintain technology competence. What that means is that you need to have a basic understanding of legal technology issues so that you can make educated decisions about whether to use technology in your law practice, and which tools to use. Of course, we all know that’s easi...
Tags: New York, Law, Web/Tech, Weblogs, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Monroe County, Bob Ambrogi, Greg Lambert, Denise Howell, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black


Is Cloud Printing Right for your Small Business?

Cloud computing is all the rage today for many companies and when I ran across an article mentioning cloud printing it got my attention. By the way if you are not familiar with the term cloud computing or want to... [Author: Randy Alletag]
Tags: Small Business, Cloud Computing, Seo, Web/Tech, The Internet, Tacony Corporation, Randy Alletag


Improve Your Social Media Results

There are many variations of an old adage in advertising that goes something like this, "I know that half my advertising works...I just don't know which half!" I wondered who first came up with this humorous statement and according to... [Author: Randy Alletag]
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Email, Small Business, Social Media, Seo, Web/Tech, The Internet, Tacony Corporation, Randy Alletag


Web Survey Tools

We did a posting last month titled A Simple Way to Survey that described a new survey tool designed for mobile devices that made it easy to create simple and short surveys. Not everyone has an iPhone, iPad, or other... [Author: Randy Alletag]
Tags: Small Business, Seo, Web/Tech, The Internet, Surveys, Tacony Corporation, Randy Alletag


The Robot Business is Hard - Rethink Robotics Shuts Down

With all the noise around AI and robotics these days, you'd think this is a great time to be a company that makes robots. And in many ways, it is. According to the International Federation of Robotics, an industry body, worldwide sales of robots increased by 31% in 2017.  But it turns out the robot business is tough and making money isn't easy.  Because of this, robotics pioneer Rethink Robotics recently shut down.  Rethink made two robots - Baxter and Sawyer - that were designed to be s...
Tags: Sales, Trends, Web/Tech, Boston Globe, Sawyer, Baxter, Rethink Robotics, International Federation of Robotics, Robo Sapiens


Texas Bar on lawyers seeking legal advice from other lawyers in online forums

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Texas Bar on lawyers seeking legal advice from other lawyers in online forums Lawyer-only online forums and listservs are commonplace. Often these forums are hosted by bar associations, but that’s not always the case. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Reddit private groups are often created by lawyers for lawyers. Because these groups are typically gated communities, lawyers can comfortably discuss a multi...
Tags: New York, Texas, Law, Web/Tech, Reddit, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Facebook LinkedIn, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, Texas Bar