John Simek, Sensei’s Vice-President, is quoted in an article entitled “E-discovery Challenges in the Year Ahead.” The November 2012 issue of Lawyers USA contains a special section on “20 Things Lawyers Need to Know.” In the discussion of smartphone data as part of electronic discovery, Sensei’s Vice-President enumerated the kind of information that should be requested, including the make/model of smartphone, what it is used for, the phone carrier for the option of subpoenaing data, and the device with which the smartphone is synced.
On December 4th and 5th, Sensei’s Ride the Lightning blog published separate reviews of two predictive coding “Dummies” books, one by Clearwell (Symantec) and one by Recommind. “e-Discovery 2.0” thanked Sensei’s Sharon Nelson for publishing both reviews in her blog. Since the reviews couldn’t have been more different, “e-Discovery 2.0” stated “The good news is that both books are free.”
GP Solo, a magazine published by the ABA’s Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, features an article by John W. Simek and David G. Ries entitled “Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers.” Encryption is easy to use and is a must on laptops, portable storage media, smartphones, and tablets that contain information relating to clients. The authors expertly discuss the intricacies of encryption.
Editors of the ABA Journal annouced on November 26, 2012 that they have selectedRide the Lightning as one of the top 100 best blogs about lawyers and the law. Now that the editors have made their picks, the ABA Journal is asking readers to weigh in and vote on their favorites in each of fifteen categories. Ride the Lightning is authored by Sharon D. Nelson, President of Sensei Enterprises. Voting ends at the close of business on December 21, 2012.
Slaw, Canada’s online legal magazine, published an article by Sensei’s Principals in the November 22, 2012 issue. The article entitled “The South Carolina Data Breach and the Failure to Encrypt” discusses why 75% of South Carolina’s residents had their social security, credit card numbers and other personally identifiable information breached.
The Michigan Defense Quarterly, Volume 29, No. 2 October 2012, has included an article by Sharon Nelson and John Simek entitled “Ruminations on the Ethics of Law Firm Information Security.” The article discusses Rule 1.6 of the ABA Model Rules. Rule 1.6, Confidentiality of Information, outlines the attorney’s ethical duty to keep client data secure.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek, Sensei’s President and Vice-President, are back from Rome, Italy. They attended and spoke at the Midyear Meeting of the Virginia State Bar. The topics they presented were “The iPad for Lawyers” and “Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers”. The meeting was a six day event and they had a wonderful time!