Periodical Writing Samples

Security video only as good as the policy you have for its use

Your company installed video surveillance equipment. You’re the boss. One day, you see an employee knocking off early. You intend to discipline that employee using video evidence. Lawyer Mark Hayes thinks that’s a bad move.

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Outdated technology bad for your client, firm and the law

Tamara Hunter knows what people think about one of her technology choices. “I use a BlackBerry and get teased about it frequently,” explains the associate counsel at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP. “I have been in elevators and had people (even people I don’t know) say ‘Hey, is

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Top Five Keyboard Shortcuts

If you’re of a certain age, the first computers you used did not have mice. They certainly had no graphical user interface, or GUI, a term now as archaic as WYSIWYG — what you see is what you get. Then along came Steve Jobs and his merry

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Firms taking measures to ease clients’ cybersecurity concerns

You can protect client data from malicious hackers, right? Prove it. “We have a request a month from clients to demonstrate how secure we are,” said Lionel Cochey, director of information security governance and risk management for Bennett Jones LLP. Hackers can’t always crack the digital defences

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How Screen Shot Tools Help You Communicate

A picture is worth a thousand words, and pictures of your device’s screen are no exception. Those screen shot images can help people troubleshoot problems with your device — and help you better communicate how-to instructions as well. Sometimes you will see people taking pictures of their

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Live vs. video presentations

Chuck Rothman participated in a panel discussion at Osgoode Hall late last year. Video of the event later made its way online. He asked several people who watched the video about it. Reaction was lukewarm. “It’s not like somebody will see me, call me up right away

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10 Minutes With Legal Technology Entrepreneur Fred Cohen

Technology enthusiast Fred J. Cohen took a detour from tech opportunities to study the law and then practice for a few years. Instead of settling for the practice management and marketing tools he had, Fred dreamed of ways to make them better. It’s the quest for the

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10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Nehal Madhani

When Nehal Madhani left his practice at Kirkland & Ellis four years ago, he set out to create an online marketplace to connect lawyers and businesses. First, he learned to code. “I wanted to understand the underlying technology,” says the CodeX Fellow. Over time, it became clear

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Marketing your legal technology startup

This is the second article in a two-part series. Part one introduced three legal technology entrepreneurs whose businesses have launch dates between December 2016 and December 2017. Part two discusses the market they face and their plans to succeed. Marketing consists of determining what the market wants, developing

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Going all-in on legal technology startups

Across the country, a subset of the legal profession also develops software. They develop because they’re driven to build the software they want, tools they consider better than what’s currently available. In this two-part series, we’ll hear from three Canadian lawyers who have launched, or intend to

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