You searched for hurricane | LegalFuel. We're from the Florida Bar, and we want to help you. No, really. The Florida Bar's excellent website, LegalFuel, has many articles and resources to assist lawyers in disaster planning and remediation, with a focus on Florida's curse, the hurricane. With technology running most law practices these days, it is important to prepare for hurricanes and other disasters that can put you out of business. But, waiting until a hurricane is on your doorstep is not the way to prepare. Although, even if you are in the path of Hurricane Michael today and tomorrow, there are still things you can do. Read these articles and get to work.
The Future of Technology and the Law | Tech Hangout Live - YouTube. I will be interviewed on Thursday evening at 9 P.M. Eastern time by Mike Summers on the future of technology and the law. While aimed at lay persons, the discussion should be interesting, as we will be discussing the likely effects that artificial intelligence, and tech advances and social media and their effects on privacy and freedom of speech. As I have discussed often, technology has both expanded freedom of speech, and made it easier to restrict it at the same time. AI won't eliminate lawyers; but, as human beings, it will enhance our abilities. Will future lawyers be able to draw the lines between freedom and tyranny? Let's talk about it.
Asked and Answered: Do You Belong to Bar Associations? Why or Why Not? - MyCase Blog. It looks like technology is changing the landscape of law practice in many ways. First, legal research, then law office management, and now, the Internet is becoming the way that lawyers learn, interact with each other, and generally group together for the common good. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Nikki Black is exploring the topic, and you can make your own judgments.
Practice Management Basics | LegalFuel. Every time someone complains to me about the difficulty of mastering technology in managing a law practice, I try to explain that it isn't hard. It just takes time and effort to learn. Most of us want instant solutions to our problems; and, I'm not just talking about our clients. If you want to better manage your law practice, start at this page, which has links to practice management software, tips and forms for day to day law practice stuff, software to control and manage documents, from pleadings to correspondence, links to free and paid legal research sites, and tips about creating a paperless office. Long gone are the days when a law office required a lot of physical space for books and files. You really can practice on a computer. So, spend some time. Visit the sites. Learn the software. It's not hard. Even a lawyer can do it.
Document Library | LegalFuel. The Florida Bar's excellent resource site for Florida lawyers contains a library of useful documents for operating and maintaining a law practice. From Client Intake to Personnel forms, it is a valuable resource. Of course, solo lawyers don't need to worry about personnel forms. But, client fee agreements, letters of representation, and client communications are near and dear to our hearts. If you are a Florida lawyer (or any State, for that matter), check out the free resource.
The Best Free Online Legal Resources for Lawyers - MyCase Blog. There is so much information and help available on the Internet that it is difficult to choose the best. Niki Black, however, does a good job of highlighting many of the best free legal resources available to lawyers. You don't need to spend money for legal research, or technology to make your legal work better. You just need to spend time mining the free information on the Internet. You should always make your own independent judgment about the value or accuracy of information found on the net, of course. But, you can't go wrong using this marvelous tech to search for case law (Google Scholar), or analyze legal work product (CaseText), or general legal analysis (any legal blog), or podcasts by lawyers discussing your profession. Call the Internet chicken soup for the legal soul. Drink and be satisfied.
The Mobile Law Office | LegalFuel. I have written before about the benefits of technology for the lawyer. Technology enables the lawyer to practice law and serve clients wherever the lawyer happens to be. In addition, a mobile law practice means that, if a hurricane or other natural disaster hits, the lawyer can still function in another location. Mobile lawyering still requires Internet access; but, moving to a location away from a disaster will likely be a location that still has Internet availability. So, Rule Number One in hurricane and disaster planning should be to make as much of your law practice as possible available via computers and the Internet. This LegalFuel article discusses the many benefits of mobility; but, it should be mentioned that there are many resources available at the LegalFuel site for Florida lawyers. There are over 75,000 practicing lawyers in Florida. They should all plan a visit to this site on a recurring basis.
My two favorite legal commentators, Kevin O'Keefe and Robert Ambrogi, have announced a first of its kind global news and commentary platform highlighting the work of legal bloggers around the world. Not limited to blogs hosted by LexBlog (although many are), this will become the home page for thousands of lawyers all over the world. If you want to know what the brightest lawyers in the world are thinking about, and writing about, check out LEXBLOG. Other sites that highlight legal content are erecting paywalls and reducing coverage. Citizen journalism on the Internet is already surpassing other journalism, and the site will be free and updated daily. FutureLawyer intends to add Lexblog to the places where I post my musings about legal technology and other stuff. I am excited to be on the ground floor of the future of legal journalism. Thanks, Kevin and Bob, for your leadership.
Casetext. AI is making big advances in the area of legal research. Just drag and drop a brief or memorandum in the CARA database, and it is analyzed for case citations and complex legal issues. $65 a month per user. If you do a lot of litigation and brief writing, you need this new tool.
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