9June, 2015

Little Caesars: Lawyers Avoid the Fine Print

I love the new Little Caesar’s’ commercial.

There’re so many good things going on here. (Yes, apparently, Little Caesar’s is still in operation — news to me.) The lawyers are preposterously stuffy. They’re ordering pizza by committee — a group of 5. They’re all male. There’s a token black attorney. The law firm name is silly […]

24April, 2015

Secure Your Data: Tips for Reviewing Vendor Service Agreements [Guest Post]

In my latest Secure Your Data series post, I provided my top digital data security tips, including tip #7: Vetting Providers. This bonus guest post digs deeper into your due diligence obligations. Attorney Louise Leduc Kennedy, whose practice involves drafting and negotiating service contracts for online software companies, explains what attorneys should be looking for […]

23April, 2015

LOMAP’s 5th Annual Marketing Conference is June 4

It’s that time of year again: time for your annual marketing check-up.

LOMAP’s 5th Annual ‘Super’ Marketing Conference will take place June 4, 2015 at MCLE This year’s conference theme is ‘Social Marketing Strategies’.

This year’s conference is sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division, and features nationally-recognized legal marketing experts, including:

-Kevin O’Keefe, CEO of […]

11April, 2015

Guest Post: Lenders Will Begin Asking Title Insurance Agents About Data Security

If you’re a regular reader of ours, you’ll know we frequently write and speak on issues of data security — we can’t get enough of it! We rarely publish to this blog about items specific to certain types of practitioners (in this case, title agents); but, after coming across this piece, from Rick Diamond, senior […]

2March, 2015

Catch-Up Withholding: The Difficulty in Acquiring Client Consent Following Representation

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Previously, at the LOMAP Blog, we considered the potential effectiveness of moving to a paperless law practice, buttressed by an analysis of issues related to client inclusion in the process — specifically, we addressed the importance of acquiring client consent prior to the destruction of case files. But, what if you don’t […]

15February, 2015

New Massachusetts Ethics Rules? When and What You Need to Know

In case you’re still digging yourself out of the snow, I thought I’d save you some time with an update on forthcoming changes to the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct. If you haven’t been following along, take a look at Jared’s post providing a history of the Rule changes and highlights of the proposals. Here is where […]

9February, 2015

Eve of Destruction: Preparing for the Disposition of Client Files

Late-comers to the paperless revolution almost always desire to get a fresh start. The proposed plan is most often to start moving to a paperless system by a heavily settled date, at which point the existing motherlode of paper files will be forthwith destroyed. . . . Only, it isn’t quite that simple: you’ve got […]

25January, 2015

Secure Your Data: Part 2, Top Digital Data Security Tips

In my first post of this series on securing your data, I addressed the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws, which provide standards for businesses that keep certain types of personal information. Part of the my discussion followed the insights of a panel of experts at a data security program held at the Social […]

17January, 2015

Advanced Placement: How To Locate Your Law Practice

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Even in an increasingly cloud-based world, physical location still matters. The cloud itself, after all, is really just access to remote servers, hosted by someone, somewhere . . . hopefully not in North Korea. Most virtual practices, even, have a mostly local, decidedly not virtual client base, probably because most of us […]

3January, 2015

The Posts of Christmas Past: Our Best of 2014

 

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It’s that time of year again . . . when we select our very best blog posts from the preceding year. Amazingly enough, this will be our 6th annual version of this post. That’s a lot of blog posts to have chosen from; but, we try to exercise our very best judgment, […]