Archive for November, 2012

Slides: Final Social Media in Law Practice for Digital Lawyering Program

This is the slide deck from our final online session from the Univ. of Dayton School of Law Digital Lawyering Program. It covers time management, the future of social media, its application to the legal profession, and our deliverable for the session. The students were asked to create a social media policy for a law practice to prove competency in the subject matter. In the course, we covered Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter as the core platforms, reviewed management and analytic tools, privacy and security settings, ethics rules and opinions, and more.

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Final Slides from Law Practice Management Class

These are the slides from my final session for a Wake Forest Law School course on law practice management this fall. I taught the course online and used a virtual law firm simulation to teach ethics and other best practices for unbundling legal services and online delivery.

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Updated List of Products that Facilitate Virtual Law Practice

I have finally updated the list of products and services used by virtual law firms whether its for direct online delivery of legal services to clients or for remote lawyering in general. This fall I taught a course on technology in law practice which required that I research and update myself on all of the new products and services out there, including iPad and other mobile device apps that could be used in practice management for a virtual law firm.

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WSJ Covers Virtual Lawyers

The Wall Street Journal has finally covered virtual law practice in a brief article in the Smart Money section last night. The article focuses on online legal guidance that is limited to unbundled legal advice for fixed fees and delivered through a technology platform owned by a third-party company marketing directly to the consumer. These services are provided by a lawyer who is part of the company’s network. The article does not cover other forms of online legal assistance, such as those provided by a virtual law firm owned and operated by a licensed lawyer.

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