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  • LegalTech West Coast Returns to Los Angeles | Registration Discounts Available
    05/09/2011 - 10:56
      On May 17 and 18, 2011, ALM’s LegalTech, the largest annual gathering of legal professionals on the West Coast, returns to Los Angeles. This year marks the conference's venture hotel, afterreturn to its previous home at the downtown Los Angeles Westin Bonaventure hotel, after four consecutive years at the Los Angeles Convention Center (also in downtown Los Angeles).   ...


  • Federal Court Opinions to be Available from Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and Government Printing Office (GPO) via FDSys
    05/04/2011 - 18:01
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has announced a pilot project in conjunction with the GPO's FDSys to provide free public access to opinions from a select group of courts. The press release detailed how, "The one-year pilot project was approved by the Judicial Conference in March 2010, and the GPO received approval from the Joint Committee on Printing – often referred...


  • 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...


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