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Author Archives: Nicole Black

When technology and law enforcement collide

Law enforcement officers have no problem using the latest and greatest technologies to police the people, whether it’s using facial recognition tools, cellphone geolocation data, or recordings obtained from smartphone technologies such as Amazon’s Alexa. But it seems that when ...

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Federal judge on whether biometric access to phones requires a warrant

A decade ago, smartphones were in their infancy. The iPhone was not even a year old and widespread adoption had not yet occurred. Many were suspicious of the touch screen interface, and lawyers in particular clung to the idea that ...

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Four ways to position your law firm for success in 2019 (access required)

It’s not easy being a lawyer these days. The legal landscape is changing quickly due to increased globalization, competition from non-traditional legal providers, and rapid technological advances. Understanding how these trends impact the practice of law isn’t easy, but it’s ...

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Supreme Court of Florida weighs in on judges using social media (access required)

Whether judges should use social media has been a contentious issue for some time now. Early on, the consensus seemed to be that it was problematic for judges to do so, but over time that’s changed. For example, in 2012 ...

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Two paths for 21st-century law firms: innovation or extinction

When I graduated from law school in 1995, the world was a different place. Legal research still took place in law libraries using books. Windows 95 had not yet been released, and MS-DOS reigned supreme. The internet was just emerging ...

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ABA survey shows lawyers are more mobile than ever (access required)

The iPhone was released in 2007, and it revolutionized the way that we communicate and access information. Once a novelty, smartphones are now commonplace in the legal profession. This is because lawyers jumped on the mobile bandwagon fairly quickly, unlike ...

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ABA survey shows lawyers are more mobile than ever (access required)

The iPhone was released in 2007, and it revolutionized the way that we communicate and access information. Once a novelty, smartphones are now commonplace in the legal profession. This is because lawyers jumped on the mobile bandwagon fairly quickly, unlike ...

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Artificial intelligence will have a big impact on the legal world (access required)

Over the past year, there’s been a lot of talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential, both negative and positive. Some tout an idyllic world where robots cater to the every want and need of humans. Others, like Elon ...

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ABA survey shows lawyers are more mobile than ever in 2018 (access required)

The iPhone, released in 2007, revolutionized the way that we communicate and access information. Once a novelty, smartphones are now commonplace in the legal profession. Lawyers jumped on the mobile bandwagon fairly quickly, unlike with other types of technology. As ...

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