The Best Legal Blog Posts of 2016

2016-word-cloudIf you’ve followed my blog for a year or more, you know I generally publish a “Year in Review” post.  This December I thought I’d take a slightly different approach. Instead of a comprehensive list, I’m filtering it down to my personal favorites. And while it may be controversial, I’m calling this compilation The Best Legal Blog Posts of 2016.  There is plenty of good stuff out there, but this is the best that has appeared here.  Mostly my content, but also sourced from other great writers.

Client Relations

eCourt and court procedures

Finances

Marketing

Security

Staffing

Technology

Time Management

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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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60 Sites in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW

Yesterday I presented a compilation of the popular 60 Apps in 60 Minutes (iOS edition).  Today’s post is dedicated to 60 Sites in 60 Minutes – another excellent presentation from the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW.

As before, thank you to the helper monkeys at Storify for helping me to share these sites from Brett Burney, Mark Unger, Dennis Kennedy, Hon. Herbert Dixon, and Debbie Foster.

Access the 60 Sites in 60 Minutes compilation here or click on the image below:

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Looking for everything TECHSHOW – the good, the bad, and the ugly?  Check out my #tagboard. All Rights Reserved [2015] Beverly Michaelis

 

60 Apps in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW

60 Apps in 60 Minutes is always a popular presentation at the ABA TECHSHOW.  This year, I used Storify to cultivate the top apps recommended for iOS devices by the esteemed Jeff Richardson, Joe Bahgat, Tom Mighell, and Adriana Linares.  If you’re an Android believer, check out Jeff Taylor’s blog The Android Lawyer for Droid Apps.

Access the 60 Apps in 60 Minutes compilation here or click on the image below:

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Tomorrow’s post:  a compilation of 60 Sites in 60 Minutes.

Looking for more?

Jeff Richardson will publish a full list of iOS apps on iPhone JD this week.  If you’re a Windows mobile app user, contact Ben Schorr.  Still a Blackberry believer?  Dan Pinnington can hook you up.

All Rights Reserved [2015] Beverly Michaelis