11December, 2015

Who Goes There? The Assumption of an Inverse Relationship between Service and Security

Lawyers have been reticent to apply stricter security models to their practices in part because they assume that, as security features increase, convenience decreases, for staff and for clients.  A typical example of this line of thinking relates to email encryption: Attorneys realize the importance of locking down sensitive information; but, when they are confronted […]

13November, 2015

Backtrack: Make Doubly Sure Your Law Firm Data is Secure [Video]

Jared insists that your firm back up its data. TWICE.

Wait, let’s make this more clear: He insists ONCE that you back up your data TWICE. But you can watch the video twice. Or thrice. Or quad… four times.

Just make sure you watch it at least once to find out why and how you […]

16October, 2015

Guest Post: Get the Help You Need, But Don’t Blow the Wage Laws

Today’s guest blog post comes from Rebecca Pontikes of Pontikes Law, LLC. Rebecca represents plaintiffs in employment law matters, including wage and hour claims. This post provides solo and small firms with the key differences between independent contractors, employees, and interns; and how to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, so that your firm […]

9October, 2015

Calling All Mac Attorneys: Discount for MILOfest 2015 

Join fellow Mac and iOS attorney enthusiasts this year at MILOfest 2015, November 12-14, back at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida.

What is MILOfest? 

MILOfest was born out of the Macs in the Law Office Google Group (MILO), a discussion listserv for legal professionals using Macs and iOS products in their law offices. The group, which […]

1October, 2015

Guest Post: 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Disability Insurance

Many solo and small firm attorneys don’t start thinking about acquiring disability insurance until it’s too late. Disability insurance can quickly become essential, when a health-related setback occurs – especially one that will necessitate an extended period of leave, or the winding down of a law practice. Given that, we’re pleased to provide […]

16September, 2015

Ethical Quandary: How Best to Acquire Information About the Revised Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct

You’ll have heard that the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct were substantially revised this Summer. You’ll have heard that, in part, because we told you about it.

. . . which gives rise to an interesting question: How should you best acquire information about the new rules? Decisions, decisions.

Well, buck up. You don’t have to decide.

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28August, 2015

ABA’s GPSolo Comes to Boston – Discount for LOMAP Clients/Blog Readers

Ever wondered what it’s like to be Olivia Pope from ABC’s Scandal? Well, here’s your chance to find out at the American Bar Association’s GPSolo 2015 Solo & Small Firm Summit: Strategies for Success in Boston on September 24 – 26. This year’s keynote speaker is Judy Smith, crisis management expert and inspiration for the […]

6August, 2015

For What It’s Worth: Considering the Upsell

One does not simply buy a product in 2015. As our society has advanced in its complexity, products, even niche products, are fitted for specific uses. That’s why there are umpteen dozen versions of Tide — though, I do appreciate those versions addressing allergy sensitivities.

And, it’s the same deal with computer software. There are freeware […]

26June, 2015

Countdown to the New Ethics Rules

July 1, 2015: Mark Your Calendars for the New Massachusetts Rules of Conduct.

The New Massachusetts Rules have been in the works since 2013 when the SJC’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct published its proposed revisions to the Rules. The changes to the Rules are significant and thus will impact your practice. […]

19June, 2015

Secure Your Data: Part 3, Encryption Basics

This series began with a post on the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws, which provide standards for businesses that keep certain types of personal information. Following up that statutory and regulatory update, I provided you with my top digital security tips, including tip #6: Encryption.

In this third post, you’ll learn about encryption. I promise no techie language, only […]