Thursday, March 31, 2005


Are you concerned about spyware and how it might adversely impact your legal technology applications and the desktops running your legal technology applications? If you are, please check out the various offerings from Lavasoft. They provide the award winning AdAware package and other helpful solutions to assist with network security, the reduction of spyware and popups, and many other annoying byproducts of spyware.

ABA Techshow

The ABA Techshow opens today in Chicago. If you are in the area and want to check it out, the website address is There also should be numerous legal technology bloggers issuing reports from the show.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Trade Show Wireless Attacks

As amazing as this may sound, there are some hackers intent on spying or wreaking havok on technology vendors at trade shows (for example, prohibiting them from showing their product at their booth). If you are showing a legal technology product at a legal technology trade show, you might want to read this article and take appropriate action.;jsessionid=C0HRXSVM23TD0QSNDBGCKHSCJUMEKJVN?articleID=159908281

Monday, March 21, 2005

Technolawyer Article

On Friday an article by the Xerdict Group describing how to optimize a law firm website so that search engines can locate the law firm website was distributed. Please let us know if you would be interested in this topic and we can arrange to get some help or support to you on this topic.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Trusted Computing Group

If you would like to learn more about some of the latest hardware based security measured being embedded in PC's, you might be interested in reading up on TCG. They promote open standards on hardware based hardening of processors, promotion of single signons, use of digital certificates, use of digital signatures, and many other approaches to thwarting security threats.

The TCG website address is:

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Small Firms Can Use Existing Tools To Present Electronic Evidence At Trial For A Minimal Cost

Some very interesting examples of this are located within a recent Law Technology News article. You can read the article by clicking here.

Interesting IT Patent News about EBay

There is a patent case pending with EBay which could potentially impact its' ability to offer one of the versions of their auctions, the "Buy It Now" auctions. There was also an interesting article in the NY Times within the last few weeks discussing the increase in EBay fees to store owners and how some people have or are strongly considering moving their stores from EBay to another provider or building their own websites.

If you ever use EBay to purchase computer parts or software for your law firm at an attractive price from some of the on-line stores located there, this might be of interest.....

For more details on the patent case from Information Week, please click here.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Can a Law Firm Be Too Visible on the Internet?

I recently read an interesting article titled "Can a Law Firm Be Too Visible on the Internet?". Of course, a law firm needs to be careful that their 'internet message' is appropriate and consistent with all other marketing and public relations message but, assuming this is the case, I think it is reasonable to state that it is indeed in a law firm's best interest to gain as strong an internet presence as they possible can.

For the text of this article, please click here.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Legal Technology White Papers

A host of legal technology white papers on topics such as the following is available on the Law Technology News website. These could serve as an excellent resource for those interested in learning more about the use of technology within law firms and in support of litigations.

Case Management, Compliance Management, Document Management, E-filing, Electronic Data Discovery (EDD), E-mail Management, Sarbanes Oxley and Time and Billing

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Let the bloggers beware !!!!!!!

The story of Mark Jen and his blog about happenings at his employer and his termination are a must read for those in the blogging community to be sure what one does and says in their blog is consistent with the corporate culture of the organization who whom they work.

This story, from Information Week, is available by clicking here.

Here is an update to this....

Fired Google Blogger Lands A New Job

Click here to read.


Here is an interesting list of webcasts on various technical topics of interest including several of note for the legal fields including spam control, virus control, reducing IT security risks, and records management programs.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Legal Technology Spending Survey.

LegalVoice's 2005 survey conducted at the recent February 2005 LegalTech show in New York shows 68.8% of law firms and corporate legal departments have increased their IT budgets.

More details can be found by requesting the results from LegalVoice.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Blue Screen of Death

IBM yesterday did a demo of an application, priced at $300, which is designed to help people recover data from damaged hard drives. The application can reside on a device such as an MP3 player. It is called "IBM Rescue & Recovery On Linux". They claim it can rebuild a hard drive in an hour or recover data instantly.

One article describing this product can be found at:;jsessionid=3EW4IZ0UEMAHKQSNDBCSKH0CJUMEKJVN?articleID=60404809

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

IT Security Conference

Are you looking for advice and guidance on how to best implement additional IT Security Policies within your law firm or company? If so, this upcoming CIO conference which discusses both the technological offerings as well as the soft-skills required to be successful in this effort could be of interest to you. The conference information site is available by clicking here.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Firebox is chipping away!!!! Be sure you plan accordingly

I read several articles in the past few weeks indicating that the market share for Firefox is climbing (now in the range of 5 to 7 % of all browsers) while the market share for Internet Explorer is falling (now below 90%). So, if you are deploying any legal technology applications (such as law firm extranets) it is definitely a good idea to be sure the legal applications are thoroughly tested on both IE and Firefox.

Human Genome Project

Sorry this post is not about legal technology but here is a great way to contribute unused computer resources to help cancer research. I am not an expert on this technology but will definitely check it out hoping that I might be able to help others.

Calendaring Software

Does anyone have any recommendations on calendaring software which will post up individual calendars for litigations and also allows for a consolidated view of all the calendars so that one can see what all the attorneys in an office are doing on any particular day or week.