Bob did a great write-up for Above the Law, discussing the best legal tech conferences to attend for solo and small firm lawyers. I highly recommend you check it out at: http://abovethelaw.com/2016/08/this-week-in-legal-tech-the-best-legal-tech-conferences-for-small-firm-lawyers/
Technology Tips for Lawyers will be featured in the GP|Solo Hot off the Press Brown Bag Session 9/21/2016
Technology Tips for Lawyers and Other Business Professionals, a book I recently co-authored with Jeff Allen, will be featured in this month's Hot off The Press Brown Bag. This book features a compilation of tips on technology for use in both law practice and personal life. Some tips will improve your proficiency with technology you encounter and utilize every day. Other tips present novel tools and tricks to make your life easier, more efficient, or just more fun.
Check out the details on how to call-in at: shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=255364821
The Brown Bag Session is free for members.
Technology news and tips to help you become more efficient and effective. In this month’s column we share some ideas to make choosing and using printer/scanner equipment easier.
Technology news and tips to help you become more efficient and effective. This month: all about how you can outfox your inbox.
Check out the article in the GP|Solo eReport:
These technology-related gifts, ranging in price from less than $20 to more than $1,000, are suitable for almost everyone on your list—friends, family, employees, and even yourself.
My top ten wish list this year includes:
Check out the full article and gift recommendations here:
Cloud computing has taken the practice of law to a new level in recent years. In particular, cloud storage, which offers lawyers the ability to save their data and client files in an Internet-based storage system, has been a welcome advancement. Rather than store data on a local drive, cloud storage providers store information in one of their remote data centers that lawyers can then access from almost anywhere. This increases the range of accessibility for lawyers and their clients. The technology is particularly useful for lawyers using iPads in their practice who may get frustrated trying to access client files without a USB port. Cloud storage can bridge together all the devices commonly used in practice today, making it easy to transfer files between computers, laptops, iPads/tablets, and smartphones.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. recently lost its appeal to reverse a $19.7 million judgment awarded to Peak Energy Corp. The decision came out of the Eastern District of Texas and was upheld by the U.S. Court of Appeals - 5th Circuit in New Orleans. It stems from an agreement made in July 2008 to purchase deep rights held by Peak in leases out in the Haynesville Shale area. The purchase price was set at $15,000 per acre. When gas prices took a dive, though, Chesapeake refused to honor the agreement.
Chesapeake argued the agreement was unenforceable under the Texas Statute of Frauds, fatally indefinite and that Peak had failed to tender performance. The Court disagreed.
Check out the opinion Here.
IstallFree Nexus is cloud-based app which allows users to create an account and access files stored on DropBox, Skydrive, Google drive and Box.com. Once files are associated, you import the files from the cloud service provider and work on them in any Microsoft Office program. The app allows users to work within Microsoft Office on iPads, Android Tablet, Chromebooks and any other device with a web browser. You can also access rich enterprise web applications written in Flash, Silverlight or Java. According to the website, the following devices are currently certified for use with the app:
The following devices and browsers are currently certified for using with InstallFree Nexus:
You can use the app to view and edit LibreOffice documents, as well as standard image formats supported by Paint.Net. It also supports viewing PDF, PSD, MP3 and MP4 files.
Unfortunately, since it is cloud-based, you still must be connected to the internet to use the service.
Attorney John Spillane to chair a discussion on Daubert standards related to oil and gas drilling lawsuits
The upcoming Shale Gas Drilling Operations (Fracking) Conference, presented by HB Litigation Conferences in conjunction with West LegalEdcenter, will offer lawyers insight into key issues surrounding fracking lawsuits. Attorneys will have the opportunity to reflect on Daubert issues related to personal injury and property damage claims. The discussion will be led by Attorney John Spillane of the Nemeroff Law Firm, Dallas, TX, along with panelists John Kind, PhD, and John McAleese, III, of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Philadelphia, PA.
Some questions to be considered include:
• What evidence are plaintiffs likely to rely upon to prove their claims?
• What are defendant’s likely strategies to attack?
• What roles will regulatory limit play in these cases?
• What experts you’ll need & which will be challenged
• Potential hazards of methane in groundwater
• Evaluating the potential for health impacts from air contamination
The conference is scheduled for October 3, 2012 in
Ashley Hallene specializes in Oil and Gas Law, Title Examination, and Oil and Gas Leasing in Houston, Texas. Ashley received her J. D. from University of Houston Law Center in 2009. She is the Editor of Technology and Product Reviews for the ABA GP|Solo eReport. Ashley has published articles on legal technology in the TechnoLawyer Newsletter and GP|Solo Magazine.