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 […]

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 […]