The New York Times notes three trends in U.S. Supreme Court opinions (length, clarity, tone) and references Brown v. Board of Education’s 4,000 words with Citizens United’s 48,000 words. The article discusses a linguistic software study scheduled for publication in the Washington University Law Review (computer scientists Daniel Rockmore and Keith Carlson, and law [...]
Entries Categorized as 'Technology'
May 5, 2015
July 13, 2014
Kim Komando adds 5 things to your To Do List when a divorce is coming, as well as an opening warning to think twice before posting to social media. In the column, Komando has tips regarding passwords, social media profiles, personal information, and the kids.
In her introduction, Kim Komando writes (excerpt):
My father used to [...]
December 27, 2012
The Huffington Post offers us a Top 10 tips list for traversing the intersection of technology and divorce.
Deborah S. Chames writes her top ten list (excerpt):
10. Beware of the iCloud. . . .
9. What’s in your browser history? . . . .
8. The iPad you left at home may still be connected to your iPhone. [...]
November 26, 2012
The New York Times plugs into the use of technology to avoid, mitigate or address communication problems between separated and divorced parents.
Pamela Paul writes (excerpt):
Let’s just say that no matter how well ex-spouses and still-parents coordinate, there’s a good chance of teary phone calls, angry exchanges during drop-off, and all-out fights about who’s not saving [...]
April 17, 2012
The ABA General Practice-Solo Section shows what might happen when you disconnect from technology–you might just think!
Steve Andersen writes (excerpt):
But are we forgetting what it’s like to take our time and to think, process, and create? To do one thing at a time? To do it well? And to actually enjoy it? Studies show that [...]
December 23, 2009
ABA Journal.com tells us why one law firm switched to BlackBerrys: security issues and iPhone screenshots of your data.
Debra Cassens Weiss writes (excerpt):
Apple says its iPhone 3GS has hardware encryption, but it is still possible to gain access, they write, citing the work of data forensics expert Jonathan Zdziarski. He found a way to “jailbreak” [...]
November 20, 2005
I remember when a $200 laser printer was considered an extraordinary bargain. Today, there are lasers that occasionally sell for $150, even $100 after rebates. We have now reached a new low in laser printer prices. How about $49.99! Yes, that is the final price after mail-in rebates for the very capable Samsung ML-2010 laser [...]
July 16, 2005
The New York Times highlights an Illinois graduate student’s explanation for electronic chain letters.
Dan Mitchell writes (excerpt):
[Benjamin Gross] “says forwarding e-mails plays a vital role in constructing and maintaining modern social ties, despite the phenomenon receiving scant attention from social scientists.”
But, Mr. Gross writes in a paper he plans to release this month, if e-mail [...]
May 17, 2005
Many hotels now offer free wireless Internet access. The Hilton hotel chain, which includes the value-priced Hampton Inn group, generally offers free in-room Wi-Fi. However, some chains offer only wired high speed Internet in guest rooms. That means your laptop is tethered to the desk where the network jack is located, or [...]
May 11, 2005
Here are a half dozen new technology products of interest to lawyers (and geeks in general).
April 22, 2005
I’ve been testing a free remote access service called LogMeIn. Remote access services are indispensible to a busy family law attorney who wants to avoid rushing back to the office at night or on a weekend to check office email, prepare a short document, run a child support calculation, record billable time, check a [...]
April 14, 2005
USA Today repeats the warnings about everyday spies, threats to privacy and unintended consequences.
Janet Kornblum writes (excerpt):
A Florida state appeals court judge, for example, ruled in February that spy software that a wife had installed on her husband’s computer was illegal.
Other cases in the headlines involve a Colorado Springs man who was arrested in February [...]
December 1, 2004
Two new search utilities help you find what’s missing on your computer’s hard drive. Computer hard drives have become so large in recent years that finding a misplaced file, email message, or document can be next to impossible – unless you have the right tool. Two new and free utilities help you find [...]
December 1, 2004
Phishing attacks use ’spoofed’ e-mails and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames and passwords, social security numbers, etc.
October 11, 2004
Technology has changed the way we practice law, but not necessarily the end product of our efforts. We still spend most of our time producing a paper product for consumption by our clients, the courts, and others. But how we produce that product has undergone a revolution in the last 50 years. [...]
August 9, 2004
Here are five gadgets, software, or services that can make your practice, and your life, easier. They are affordable and easy to use, even for a tech neophyte.
July 15, 2004
trends in spamming and hacking
April 28, 2004
60 Sites in 60 Minutes
January 12, 2004
Microsoft Word documents contain potentially embarrassing and dangerous hidden bits of information that could, in extreme cases, lose cases and ruin careers.
December 5, 2003
Stop making excuses and do yourself and your staff a huge favor by upgrading (or implementing for the first time) your law office technology.