The July/August 2012 issue of GPSOLO featured an article by Sensei’s principals Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek. In the article, entitled “Technology and the Sale of a Law Practice”, they discuss the many considerations to bear in mind whether buying or selling a practice. Often overlooked is the technology owned or leased by the law practice in question. Read more…
Archives for July 2012
If you have a business in the metro D.C. area that is having technology issues and you can’t get help, feel free to call John Simek or Mike Maschke at 703-359-0700. Our staff is currently working with more than 20 businesses to get them up and running. The storm created all kinds of different problems. None of us will forget this weekend!
Sharon D. Nelson, David K. Isom, and John W. Simek
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Published by the American Bar Association in 2006, this book provides sound advice, guidelines, and assistance, bridging the worlds of law and technology to explore important information security issues that face the legal professional every day.
- The ethical duties of lawyers relating to electronic information security
- Reliable security for small law firms
- Worms, Trojans, spyware, malware, spiders, key loggers and their implications
- Wireless networks and security
- Training lawyers and other law firm personnel in information security
- Incident response plans
- Securing your data during E-discovery
Sharon D. Nelson, James A. Calloway and Ross L. Kodner
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Worried about the economy? Are you a lawyer out of work? Are you afraid you will be laid off? Are you struggling to manage your firm through a down economy? Published by the American Bar Association, How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times will provide you with a wealth of tips, resources, and tools to help you survive in bad times, as well as teach you management, finance, marketing and technology essentials necessary to succeed.
The book is broken out into three parts:
- Part I — Afraid of Losing Your Job? Lost it Already?
- Part II — Managing and Marketing Your Firm In a Down Economy
- Part III — Do It Better, Cheaper, Faster with Technology: Using Technology to Boost the Bottom Line
Sharon D. Nelson, Bruce A. Olson, and John W. Simek
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Discovery and the use of electronic evidence has increased dramatically over the past few years, but many lawyers still struggle with the complexities of dealing with electronic information. This comprehensive book provides lawyers with the templates they need to develop an effective E-Discovery strategy, and to frame appropriate E-Discovery requests. In addition to the ready-made forms, the authors also supply helpful information and commentary to bring you rapidly up to speed in the electronic discovery field. The accompanying CD-ROM features over 70 forms in Word format including the following:
- Interrogatories – Basic to Advanced
- Requests for Production – Basic to Advanced
- Deposition Checklists
- Sample Rule 30(b)6 Subpoena with E-Discovery Duces Tecum
- Sample Motions to Compel
- Sample Motions for Protective Orders
- Sample Motions for Spoliation Sanctions
- Electronic Evidence Protocol Agreements
- Preservation and Spoliation Letters
Over 200 Cases Summarized!
Also included is an extensive electronic evidence case digest with over 200 cases summarized! Written with a view toward simplifying the complexities of computer forensics, this is an essential resource for anyone who deals with electronic evidence and discovery.
Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek, and Michael Maschke
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Published by the American Bar Association, this annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best legal technology for their dollar. You’ll find information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, and anything a law office might need. Written in plain language, this is the definitive resource to making technology work for you – without hiring your own consultant.
- A complete, unbiased overview of current legal technology products
- Concrete steps to making sound technology decisions
- How to choose the right operating system and software for your office, including case management applications, billing systems, and document management solutions
- What you need to go wireless
- How to protect your firm from security threats, including viruses, spyware, and spam
Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek, and David G. Ries
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Published by the American Bar Association, Locked Down explains the wide variety of information security risks facing law firms and how lawyers can best protect their data from these threats–with any budget. Written in clear, non-technical language that any lawyer can understand.
- Create secure password–and store them safely
- Assess the existing security risks at your firm: server rooms, cleaning crews, guests, alarm systems, and more
- Work securely from a laptop or smartphone
- Protect your mobile devices from theft
- Authenticate users and encrypt your data
- Maintain e-mail integrity
- Secure your wired or wireless network
- Effectively wipe data from a hard drive before disposal
- Develop an information security checklist for your firm
- Investigate, contain, and recover from a security breach
“Ride the Lightning: Electronic Evidence” is a blog by Sharon D. Nelson, a noted author, lecturer and President of Sensei Enterprises.
This blog was developed to share electronic evidence news, to report and reflect upon current computer forensics and electronic discovery developments and to offer a light-hearted view of electronic evidence from the trenches, where folks really do “ride the lightning.”
Significance of Blog’s Name
If you want to know how Sharon came up with the “Ride the Lightning” title, just read her post here!
Ideas, Comments & Suggestions for this Blog
Please contact Ms. Nelson directly via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas, comments or suggestions
The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology is an abanet.org podcast co-hosted by Sensei President Sharon D. Nelson and blogger and legal technologist Jim Calloway, Director of Management Programs at the Oklahoma Bar Association. The monthly podcast series seeks to assist lawyers in getting the most out of technology.