eLegal Tech Newsletter
Volume 7, No. 2 | Summer 2017

eLegal Tech News is a member-only newsletter that offers a grouping of insightful articles related to technology and its advancements. Articles in the eLegal Tech News newsletter are intended to help lawyers understand technical issues that might affect their clients or their law practice.

In the News

American Airlines Tests CT Scanning to Keep Laptops in Carry-Ons
American Airlines Group Inc. began the first U.S. test of new airport-security scanners in Phoenix that provide a more detailed view inside carry-on luggage and may allow travelers to keep laptops in their bags. The experiment comes as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security considers whether to expand a ban on electronic devices in airliner cabins that began on some international routes in March. See how this new technology is working here.    Read more >>


Facebook Will Use Artificial Intelligence to Find Extremist Posts
Responding to complaints that not enough is being done to keep extremist content off social media platforms, Facebook said Thursday that it would begin using artificial intelligence to help remove inappropriate content. Artificial intelligence will largely be used in conjunction with human moderators who review content on a case-by-case basis. Learn more on this web-driven initiative here.    Read more >>

Security News

Malware Downloader Infects Your PC Without a Mouse Click
You think you're safe from malware since you never click suspicious-looking links, then somebody finds a way to infect your PC anyway. Security researchers have discovered that cybercriminals have recently started using a malware downloader that installs a banking Trojan to your computer even if you don't click anything. All it takes to trigger the download is to hover your mouse pointer over a hyperlink in a carrier PowerPoint file. Learn how to stay alert by clicking here.    Read more >>


Three Realities of Modern Cybersecurity
The cybersecurity environment is one in constant flux—not just in terms of attacks and how cybercriminals operate, but also in how corporations think about and ultimately implement cybersecurity in-house. At Legalweek West's "Regulatory Update & Strategies to Manage Cyber Risk" session in June, speakers from legal and corporate looked to define this new era of best practices and protection. Learn some cybersecurity tips by clicking here.    Read more >>

Solo Practice Technology News

How Can Law Firms Meet Needs Of 21st Century Legal Clients?
Change is upon us and it's time for lawyers to seize the day and take advantage of the unique opportunities presented by technology. Rest assured that when "consumers" suddenly encounter legal problems and thus become "legal consumers," their expectations do not suddenly change. Instead, 21st century legal consumers expect just as much from their attorneys as they do from other non-legal service providers. Click here to learn what you can do.    Read more >>


Reasons to Learn About Legal Technology
It seems like there are CLEs and ads and blog posts everywhere telling you to learn legal technology. Some of them are from purveyors of legal technology, which can cause intense eye rolling, but I’m sure a lot of you are looking at all of these warnings the same way you look at a crazy person with a sandwich board saying the end of the world is coming. Why do you need to learn legal technology? Click here to learn why.    Read more >>

Mobile Technology News

A Reminder to Silence Your Cell Phone in Court Via Gloria Allred
Listen … I know you know this, but please make sure to silence your cellphone when you are in a courtroom. Yes, I'm sure you already did that, but why don't you check again, just to be sure? See, doesn't that feel better? You wouldn't want to cause a scene and get thrown out of the sexual assault trial of a disgraced celebrity. That would be embarrassing. That's what just happened to Gloria Allred earlier this week during testimony in the Bill Cosby rape trial. Click here to read more on this courtroom faux pas.    Read more >>


Should Tech Companies Help Law Enforcement Break Into Your Devices?
While the battle between the FBI and Apple over whether the government could force the tech giant to hack into one of its phones in the service of an investigation made big headlines, the tug-of-war between technology companies and the government over encryption wages every day with local cops complaining incessantly about technology they don't like. Going forward, should the government force technology companies to build exploits to device encryption to allow law enforcement to crack it—or at least to allow the government to force the manufacturer to crack it for them? Learn more about this developing story here.    Read more >>

Social Media News

Twitter Rolls Out Tweaks to Its Website, Mobile Applications
Twitter Inc. said it would roll out a series of tweaks to its website and mobile applications from Thursday to further simplify the microblogging service's interface for its users. Take a look at the changes by clicking here.    Read more >>


Are Solos Still Being Told Not to Use Social Media?
Malpractice insurer CNA raises two concerns about solos using social media. First, CNA observes that "social media forums may create an option for disgruntled clients to state their grievances publicly." And second, CNA suggests that solo practitioners may not have the resources to "create, monitor and comply with jurisdictional rules and regulations related to social media." Click here to see what else CNA has to say.    Read more >>

Software News

Artificial Intelligence And Its Impact On Legal Technology (Part I)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is just beginning to come into its own in terms of its use by lawyers and within the legal industry. What's the impact of this technology on the legal profession? Within the next few years, we will find ourselves on the cusp of a revolution in the practice of law led by the adoption of artificial intelligence. Click here to learn more about the fascinating world of AI.    Read more >>


The E-discovery Do's And Don'ts in Federal Investigations
Armed with new technologies, regulators are getting more skilled at pinpointing corporate high-risk behavior and potential infractions. But with the right amount of preparation and compliance tools, companies can position themselves to weather any investigation. Within limit, that is. Click here to learn how to navigate through the process.    Read more >>

Tech Tips

Secure Wi-Fi Access
Establish an internal Wi-Fi network that can only be accessed by your staff and a separate guest network for visitors to your office. Click here to learn more.    Read more >>

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