#SenseiSherlock got a wonderful tour of the Virginia State Bar’s beautiful new offices while Sharon attended business meetings. He had the better deal hanging out with Diane!
#SenseiSherlock enjoyed a marvelous and artistic dinner at Picasso in Las Vegas with Bob Creeden and John Sullivan. And the Bellagio fountains light show was an amazing accompaniment. Too bad Sharon and John had to retire early to study their presentation for the American Association of Matrimonial Attorneys.
Ms. Nelson and Mr. Simek will be speaking at the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada held at the Bellagio hotel on April 24th and 25th. This 2014 National Divorce Conference will concentrate on assisting lawyers and CPAs with the litigation and settlement of divorce cases.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek will be two of the featured speakers discussing digital forensics in the era of spyware and smartphones. Some of the topics that will be reviewed are the proper techniques for dealing with phone text messages and social media to make sure that they are admissible in court.
We hope to see you there!
To read about the speakers and information about the conference please click on American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Excerpt: “Bitcoins are digital currency – and yes, lawyers are beginning to accept them from clients. They are also known as virtual currency or cryptocurrency since cryptography is used to control the creation and transfer of bitcoins. They use peer-to-peer technology with no central authority or banks. The issuance of bitcoins and the managing of transactions are carried out collectively by the network. The system was introduced as open source software in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto. For you trivia buffs, the capitalized Bitcoin refers to the technology and network and the lower case “bitcoin” refers to the actual digital currency.”
To read this entire article click on Bitcoins.
In the article titled “12 on 12: Technology Spring-Cleaning Tips” for the April 12, 2014 edition ofLaw Technology News, Sharon Nelson provides some of her proven technology cleaning processes. Ms. Nelson removes piles that accumulate on the desktop and deletes aspirational tasks with deadlines more than a year old because she is obviously never going to get to them!
Deleting server folders that contain large PDF and PowerPoint files from old conferences is another excellent way to start the spring cleaning procedure.
Software upgrades are another way to your digital house in order. Adobe Acrobat 11 has the ability to cleanly convert PDFs to editable Word documents.
The final cleaning hint is to remove items from her travel laptop bag which seems to accumulate everything from airline bags of almonds to cords and chargers as well as conference swag that will never be used and an alarming amount of paper clips.
Some experts believe that, in addition to being prohibitively expensive for law firms to manage, maintaining immense amounts of client data increases the probability that it will be exposed to the public through a security breach or hack. That is why many like-minded firms are outsourcing data management to companies that specialize in it. On this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Ralph C. Losey from Jackson Lewis P.C. Together, they discuss how to manage large amounts of data, when to outsource, and what to do with unprocessed information. Tune in to learn more about dark data, how to select outside vendors, and hosting costs vs. storage costs.
Ralph C. Losey is a shareholder of Jackson Lewis P.C., a law firm specializing in labor and employment law with over 52 offices nationwide and 800 attorneys. Ralph serves as the firm’s National e-Discovery Counsel in charge of electronic discovery issues. Ralph has limited his practice to e-discovery since 2006 and is the author of five books on e-discovery law and multiple law review articles. Ralph is also co-founder of the IT-Lex foundation and the Electronic Discovery Best Practices group, and the developer of an online training course in e-discovery, e-DiscoveryTeamTraining.com. Ralph is a frequent speaker at e-discovery conferences worldwide and a leading contributor in the field of Legal Search.
According to Google, “Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that people use to collect ideas for their different projects and interests. People create and share collections (called “boards”) of visual bookmarks (called “Pins”) that they use to do things like plan trips and projects, organize events or save articles and recipes.”
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#SenseiSherlock enjoyed having dinner with Appalachian School of Law Dean Lucy McGough in Grundy, VA!