Everyone knows that, much like diet and exercise, networking is good for you and that, similarly, there are lots of excuses for avoiding it.
When coaching lawyers or conducting CLEs on business development, the author hears a lot of resistance to incorporating networking as a means of building a book of business. Here are the most common excuses:
I don't have the time.
Videoconferencing is supposed to be the pandemic equivalent to in-person meetings, from meeting with a client to appearing before a judge. It is equivalent, in the sense that you can still meet or network “in-person,” but the person is encapsulated in a tiny square. It isn’t equivalent when you realize that most participants are sitting at home in the corner of their ...
When Justice William O. Douglas retired from the United States Supreme Court in 1975, he had served for thirty-six years, longer than any other justice its history, and had helped to decide some of the most important cases in the nation’s history. He was an inveterate traveler, prolific writer, and popular speaker, who used his position to espouse his ideas on environmentalism and the Bill
Year after year, Apple continues to release new hardware models and updates to its iOS operating system. Digital forensic capabilities have grown over time and now we are able to recover more data than ever that may be vital to your case from iPhones and other Apple devices. Come learn about some of the new types of information that forensics can uncover, along with updates on capabilities ...
In 2021, 37% of all businesses were hit by ransomware attacks. Only 57% of businesses are successful in recovering their data using a backup. Out of all ransomware victims 32% pay the ransom, but they only get 65% of their data back. Recovering from an attack cost businesses $1.85 million on average in 2021. Scary stats.
Join Cindy Sharp and Becky Howlett for this timely educational webinar as they unpack implicit bias—what it is, why it matters, and reveal strategies to become aware of our own unconscious biases and ultimately enhance mindful decision-making. Overall, this program will support your ability to recognize these biases and implement strategies to curtail their harmful effects in your ...
As law office technology becomes more sophisticated, more and more of the functions of that software is moving off-site...off of the lawyers' own computers and networks, and into the "Cloud."
Different states take different positions about how and whether attorneys can and should be using cloud services in their practices.
This articles reviews nearly three dozen ethics opinions from multiple jurisdictions to discuss those various positions.
California attorneys and paralegals can earn one hour of California Legal Ethics MCLE credit by reading this article and completing the accompanying quiz related to the article and the Ethics Opinions it covers.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man [person]. There will still be business enough.”
Lincoln on Professionalism was created by the Atlanta Bar Association in partnership with the Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism in Georgia in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. The CLE program presents the writings of Abraham Lincoln to create an engaging documentary-style program on professionalism.