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  • American Bar Association Shuts Down Legally Minded Professional Networking Site
    03/24/2011 - 12:21
    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...


  • Google Institutes Longer Passwords for All Apps Users; Increases Minimum from Six to Eight Characters
    03/15/2011 - 14:42
    Google has announced a new minimum password length for Google Apps for domains. New or reset user passwords must now be 8 characters in length instead of 6. It does not effect existing passwords. The change applies to all Google Apps (free), Google Apps for Business, Government, and Education domains. Detailed information is available at the Google Apps Blog.


  • Google Cloud Connect Bridges the Gap Between the Desktop and the Cloud
    02/24/2011 - 11:34
    Back in March 2010, Google acquired DocVerse and that company's technology to allow online collaboration on documents using the familiar tools of Microsoft Office. In November 2010, Google announced that it had (re) launched a beta test of the technology to a limited group of testers under the new name Google Cloud Connect. Today, Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office is available to all...


  • Google Adds Visible BCC indicator in Gmail
    02/18/2011 - 13:29
    Gmail users will now see an indicator alerting them that they have received a message as a Bcc addressee - rather than as a "regular" "To" or "Cc" addressee. This can be very useful in keeping that Bcc recipient from "Replying All" to the message when "All" of the recipients don't know that particular individual received the message in the...


  • Google For Lawyers MCLE Webinar Set for February 2, 2011
    01/31/2011 - 11:10
    Internationally recognized speakers and authors Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch will present the "Google For Lawyers: Essential Search Tips and Productivity Tools" MCLE webinar live, via the Internet, on Wednesday, February 2, 2011; from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern Time. All attendees will receive a free copy of Levitt and Rosch's best-selling book of the same name on which the...


  • New York City Bar Association Ethics Opinion Addresses Use of Social Network Sites for Investigative or Background Research
    01/25/2011 - 00:54
    More and more attorneys and judges are using social media. Some use it for its intended purpose of social networking (and, for the lesser intended purpose of marketing). Others take advantage of the information contained in these sites for an unintended purpose - investigative research. Legal pundits have argued (online and in print) about the ethical issues for attorneys utilizing this...


  • New York State and Philadelphia Bar Association Legal Ethics Opinions Address Lawyers' Use of Social Media Sites for Investigative or Background Research
    01/25/2011 - 00:51
    More and more attorneys and judges are using social media, either for its intended purpose of social networking (and, for the lesser intended purpose of marketing) or for its unintended purpose of investigative research. There has been much discussion online amongst legal experts about what sorts of investigative activity is ethical for lawyers to engage in. Most Bar Associations however, have...


  • Internet Archive Launches New Beta Version of the Wayback Machine
    01/20/2011 - 18:16
    The Internet Archive has launched a beta version of a new search interface and results display scheme for the Wayback Machine. The Wayback Machine beta version's Latest button shows only the most recent version of the searched-for URL from the Internet Archive's collection. The Show All button is the same as the classic Wayback Machine's Take Me Back button. The two most noticeable...


  • California MCLE Deadline Approaching for Attorneys in Group 3; Continuing Legal Education Compliance Must be Completed by January 31, 2011, Reported by February 1
    01/18/2011 - 13:54
    The MCLE (Minimum Continuing Legal Education) compliance deadline for California attorneys in Compliance Group 3 is January 31, 2011. Compliance Group 3 includes all licensed California attorneys whose names end with letters N through Z. California attorneys are required to report their MCLE compliance by February 1 by submitting the California State Bar's affidavit form or online via their...


  • Is Google Shared Spaces the Next Google Wave?
    01/12/2011 - 18:55
    In late December 2010, Google quietly launched (as they so often do) a new Google Labs "experiment" called "Shared Spaces." The official description of Google Shared Spaces describes it this way: Google Shared Spaces allows you to easily create a space with a collaborative gadget and a chat box in it. The gadgets are based on the Wave gadgets technology, so there are already...


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