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Settlement sessions are going high-tech (access required)

Savvy attorneys are using technology to speed settlement talks and mediation sessions. Many attorneys come to trial with flashy PowerPoint presentations, but will sit down at ADR sessions with only pens and paper. That’s changing, however, as attorneys realize that ...

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Discarded devices may impose ethical obligations on attorneys (access required)

A proposed Florida ethics opinion suggests that lawyers have an ethical duty to sanitize their storage devices, including iPhones, Blackberrys, flash drives, laptops and copiers, in order to prevent inadvertent disclosure of confidential client information. Proposed Advisory Opinion 10-2 would ...

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‘eJuror’ online option is boon for clerks, lawyers (access required)

Federal clerks’ offices are lightening their paperwork loads and providing more useful juror information to lawyers through a new online juror questionnaire system rolling out around the country. The “eJuror” program mainly is intended to make jury service more user-friendly ...

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Appeals court has a surprise requirement: ‘bookmarked’ digital briefs must be filed (access required)

Say what? That’s what you might hear from a criminal defense lawyer who reads the Virginia Court of Appeals order granting his appeal, or the domestic relations lawyer who reads the appellate court’s acknowledgement that it has received the case ...

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U.Va. prof follows the ‘Googlization’ of everything (access required)

CHARLOTTESVILLE—It’s Google’s world and we merely move in and out of it. Founded in 1998, Google has expanded from a search engine to advertising and cloud computing, delivering an abundance of information in a variety of formats. Google is even ...

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Digital devices multiply, and data trackers respond (access required)

Around 2001, Larry E. Daniel began getting more requests to recover information from individual computers and computer systems. By then, he had worked for more than 20 years in all aspects of computing, from software programming to setting up and ...

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PACER vs. RECAP docket systems: Fee vs. free? (access required)

As many practicing attorneys quickly learn, access to a docket sheet is critical to researching a court case. Traditionally, lawyers acquired docket sheets from the relevant court by sending someone to make a copy at the courthouse, or calling the ...

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