Virginia law has changed on who can access someone’s digital assets after they die, and lawyers who do estates work may need to advise clients about their electronic privacy rights. Cyber businesses, legislatures and lawyers across the country have been ...Read More »
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Planning for special assets and changes in the law brought about by social and technological advances poses a constant challenge to estate planners. For example, suddenly, it seemed, real estate became condominiums and cooperatives, and trusts were not only for ...
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Divorce lawyers, beware. Tech-savvy clients may be arriving at your office bringing a host of ethical – and even criminal – problems wrapped up with their domestic cases. They may be using cell phone software to illegally gather information, or ...Read More »
HOT SPRINGS – It’s a fact of life. The judiciary has gone digital. At least five of Virginia’s seven Supreme Court justices read legal briefs on iPads, according to one of their number. Lawyers hoping to persuade appellate jurists had ...Read More »
The Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Legal Ethics hopes to spark more dialogue on proposed rules changes requiring lawyers to have some level of familiarity with modern technology as it affects their law practices. Because only six lawyers commented ...Read More »
These days, more and more lawyers are moving to Web-based legal software because it’s convenient, provides 24/7 on-the-go-access to case-related information, and is affordable. The good news is now that cloud computing is becoming more familiar and accepted, new platforms ...Read More »