American Bar Association

  • by Mark Rosch The American Bar Association's (ABA's) Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC) has released its 2017 Legal Technology Survey Report.  For the past 20 years, the LTRC has surveyed practicing attorneys about their technology choices. In 2017, the findings of the survey are presented in six volumes: Vol. 1: Technology Basics & Security Vol. 2: Law...


  • In a verdict handed down Thursday, May 26, 2016, jurors found that Google’s use of basic elements of the Java programming language to build its Android mobile operating system was a fair use under federal copyright law. While this is an important case in the fair use/copyright milieu, an earlier order by Judge Alsup is nearly as important to those following juror social media research issues -...


  • Who says that there is no such thing as a free lunch? The American Bar Association (ABA) is offering a free trial membership to any lawyer who is not currently a member. It includes membership in the ABA and one Section, subscriptions to the ABA Journal, e-journal, you can check out their free CLE programs, the usual member benefits/discounts, and more. There's no charge for the trial membership...


  • As early as 1996, many state bar associations began issuing opinions on Internet ethics, often focusing on law firm Web sites. Most of the rules and opinions relating to online communications apply the advertising rules that already exist for print advertising. In August 2010, the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released its Formal...


  • The American Bar Association is closing down its Legally Minded social networking site. In an e-mail today, the American Bar Association informed Legally Minded users, "Legally Minded is shutting down. Retrieve your data now." The e-mail advises users that the ABA will "cease operation of LegallyMinded at 3pm Central Time on Thursday, April 7, 2011." After that date user information will no...


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