The Ethics of Social Media and Online Marketing

Last weekend the Oregon State Bar held the first ever Solo & Small Firm Conference in Bend, Oregon.  The lineup included nationally recognized speakers and Oregon-based experts, including the incomparable David Elkanich of Holland & Knight.

David gave two great presentations at the conference, and I promise to blog about both. Today I start with a subject near and dear to my heart: The Ethics of Social Media and Online Marketing.  Here are a few tweets to give you the flavor of David’s presentation:

A complete compilation of David’s tips can be found here.

Over the next days and weeks I will share other gems from the conference, including “best of” tips from:

  • Exchanging Documents Electronically
  • How Clients Can Win with Your Small Firm Resources
  • Tame the Digital Chaos
  • 60 Legal Tech Tips
  • and more!

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2016 ABA TECHSHOW Takeaways: 10 Security Steps to Take Now!

The incomparable Tim Baran from Legal Productivity has done it again. His post, 10 Actionable Privacy, Security & Encryption Takeaways From #ABATECHSHOW is a must-read for all lawyers.  (Important enough that I bumped the post I was planning to publish today.)

Included in Tim’s roundup:

  • Password managers
  • Secure web browsing with HTTPS Everywhere
  • No-track search engines
  • Using false answers to security questions to foil ne’er-do-wells
  • Encrypted telephone conversations and text messages
  • Encrypted files in the cloud
  • Protecting your smartphone camera
  • Using multi-factor authentication
  • Turning on automatic updates
  • Communicating over VPNs in lieu of insecure public WiFi

This is the best of the best.  Take two minutes from your day and read Tim’s post!  While you’re at it, consider subscribing to the Legal Productivity RSS feed for great practice tips on technology, mobile lawyering, marketing, organization, making money, and wellness.

2016 ABA TECHSHOW Keynote

Does NSA or other government surveillance cause you to lose sleep or have you given up on privacy?  Some very interesting thoughts today from Cindy Cohn of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in her keynote at the 2016 ABA TECHSHOW.

  • The Apple case isn’t about privacy, it’s about security.
  • Neither legally nor technically was it ever correct that the government wanted access to only one phone [referring to the Apple case].
  • Apple’s security backdoor: If you build it, they [hackers, foreign governments, law enforcement] will come.
  • Encryption is just applied math.
  • Everything old is new again. We’ll be here 20 years from now when this fight is still going on [on EFF’s mission].
  • We are moving into to a world where devices are deeply embedded in our lives. We have to get the balance right.
  • Stand up for strong security at Savecyrpto.org.

For an excellent recap of Cindy’s speech, click here or on the image below.

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The Latest Thoughts on Cybersecurity: 2016 ABA TECHSHOW

The 2016 ABA TECHSHOW started off sizzling hot with an interesting presentation on Cybersecurity.  Here is my Storify Recap:

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