E Lawyer

Author: Adam Newhouse
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634255202
Format: PDF
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If you feel bewildered by the rapidly shifting dynamics of legal practice in the digital age, you are not alone. The Millennial mind-set may be unnerving if you think that all things digital are mere add-ons to today s practice of law. We cannot reverse the advance of the new work culture. Sooner or later, we must let go of pre-digital notions. The digitalization of the business environment is irreconcilable with our traditional concepts of reality. It calls upon us to redefine how we think and relate to one another. The sooner we recognize that a new era has dawned and leave the baggage of tradition behind, the sooner the new culture will become our own. With such dynamic and rapid change, there are new expectations of the type of skills attorneys need to succeed. This technological and mental shift demands that lawyers not only adapt themselves to be adept leaders in a digital age, but to take advantage of the new opportunities. E-Lawyer: A Guide to Legal Practice in the Internet Age will bring lawyer s attitudes into sync with the realities of today s marketplace, and help unravel the sometimes daunting and unfamiliar legal landscape in the new Internet age . After reading this book, you will know how to: Navigate the new paradigm of law practice; Create successful digital relationships, and Build effective, modern leadership competencies."

Tomorrow s Lawyers

Author: Richard Susskind
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198796633
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tomorrow's Lawyers predicts that we are at the beginning of a period of fundamental transformation in law: a time in which we will see greater change than we have seen in the past two centuries. Where the future of the legal service will be a world of internet-based global businesses, online document production, commoditized service, legal process outsourcing, and web based simulation practice. Legal markets will be liberalized, with new jobs for lawyers and new employers too. This book is a definitive guide to this future - for young and aspiring lawyers, and for all who want to modernize our legal and justice systems. It introduces the new legal landscape and offers practical guidance for those who intend to build careers and businesses in law. Tomorrow's Lawyers is divided into three parts. The first is an updated restatement of Richard Susskind's views on the future of legal services, as laid out in his previous bestselling works, The Future of Law , Transforming the Law, and The End of Lawyers? . He identifies key drivers of change, such as the economic downturn, and considers how these will impact on the legal marketplace. In the second part, Susskind sketches out the new legal landscape as he predicts it, including the changing role of law firms, and in-house lawyers, with virtual hearings and online dispute resolution. The third part focuses on the prospects for aspiring lawyers, predicting what new jobs and new employers there will be, and equipping prospective lawyers with penetrating questions to put to their current and future employers. This new edition has been fully updated to include an introduction to online dispute resolution, Susskind's views on the debates surrounding artificial intelligence and its role in the legal world, a new analysis of new jobs available for lawyers, and a retrospective evaluation of The Future of Law , Susskind's prediction published in 1996 about the future of legal services. This is the essential introduction to the future of law for those who want to succeed in the rapidly changing legal landscape.

The 2010 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

Author: Sharon D. Nelson
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781604428087
Format: PDF
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This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. It includes the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, and anything else a law office might need. It's written in clear, easily understandable language to make implementation easier if you choose to do it yourself, or you can use it in conjunction with your IT consultant. Either way, you'll learn how to make technology work for you.

A Guide to IT Contracting

Author: Michael R. Overly
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466597917
Format: PDF, Docs
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Even leading organizations with sophisticated IT infrastructures and teams of lawyers can find themselves unprepared to deal with the range of issues that can arise in IT contracting. Written by two seasoned attorneys, A Guide to IT Contracting: Checklists, Tools, and Techniques distills the most critical business and legal lessons learned through the authors’ decades of experience drafting and negotiating IT-related agreements. In a single volume, readers can quickly access information on virtually every type of technology agreement. Structured to focus on a particular type of IT agreement, each chapter includes a checklist of essential terms, a brief summary of what the agreement is intended to do, and a complete review of the legal and business issues that are addressed in that particular agreement. Providing non-legal professionals with the tools to address IT contracting issues, the book: Contains checklists to help readers organize key concepts for ready reference Supplies references to helpful online resources and aids for contract drafting Includes a CD-ROM with reusable checklists and complete glossary that defines key legal, business, and technical terms Costly mistakes can be avoided, risk can be averted, and better contracts can be drafted if you have access to the right information. Filled with reader-friendly checklists, this accessible reference will set you down that path. Warning you of the most common pitfalls, it arms you with little-known tips and best practices to help you negotiate the key terms of your IT agreements with confidence and ensure you come out on top in your next contract negotiation.

Black Belts Only The Invisible But Lethal Power of Karate

Author: Adam Newhouse
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483478025
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Black Belts Only is a game changer for modern Karate. Not only because it restores Karate to the world of Budo, where acquiring the ability to kill with one blow is the rite of passage. Not only because it explains this martial art in terms of Ki energy and Eastern concepts of Yin and Yang. But also because it revolutionizes Karate by reinterpreting Kata, which, according to Newhouse, are encrypted repositories of "means of escape" from aggressors' holds, aimed at keeping near-fight situations from escalating into full-blown fights. Through the pages of Black Belts Only, previously impenetrable techniques are interpreted, opening movements of Kata are explained, hidden conventions are unmasked. No more gobbledygook that over the years has reduced Karate to the level of common fighting or empty pageantry. In Black Belts Only, Karate comes to life. Its ancient spirit re-awakens.

The Paper Office for the Digital Age Fifth Edition

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462528007
Format: PDF, Docs
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Significantly revised and updated to include online and computerized aspects of private practice, this essential manual has given many tens of thousands of clinicians the complete record-keeping and risk-reduction tools that every psychotherapy practice needs. The book provides effective methods for obtaining informed consent, planning treatment and documenting progress, managing HIPAA compliance, maintaining clinical and financial records, communicating with clients and third-party payers, and reducing malpractice risk. Drawing from the professional literature, it features key guidance and easy-to-digest pointers about the ethical, legal, and business aspects of practice. With a large-size format and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying of the 53 reproducible forms and handouts, the book includes a CD-ROM that lets purchasers customize and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition: *Updated throughout to reflect today's greater use of electronic/digital technologies in practice management. *Chapter on insurance and billing, coping with managed care, and Medicare. *Chapter on private practice marketing, including Internet and social media dos and don'ts. *Expanded topics: HIPAA compliance, ICD-10, responding to subpoenas, and using online technologies for billing, communication, and record keeping. *Information about hundreds of websites dealing with all aspects of operating a practice. See also Clinician's Thesaurus, 7th Edition, and Clinician's Electronic Thesaurus, Version 7.0, by Edward L. Zuckerman, indispensable resources for conducting interviews and writing psychological reports.

Digital Crossroads

Author: Jonathan E. Nuechterlein
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262315580
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In Digital Crossroads, two experts on telecommunications policy offer a comprehensive and accessible analysis of the regulation of competition in the U.S. telecommunications industry. The first edition of Digital Crossroads (MIT Press, 2005) became an essential and uniquely readable guide for policymakers, lawyers, scholars, and students in a fast-moving and complex policy field. In this second edition, the authors have revised every section of every chapter to reflect the evolution in industry structure, technology, and regulatory strategy since 2005. The book features entirely new discussions of such topics as the explosive development of the mobile broadband ecosystem; incentive auctions and other recent spectrum policy initiatives; the FCC's net neutrality rules; the National Broadband Plan; the declining relevance of the traditional public switched telephone network; and the policy response to online video services and their potential to transform the way Americans watch television. Like its predecessor, this new edition of Digital Crossroads not only helps nonspecialists climb this field's formidable learning curve, but also makes substantive contributions to ongoing policy debates.

The Lawyer s Guide to Succession Planning A Project Management Approach for Successful Law Firm Transitions and Exits

Author: John W. Olmstead
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781634253505
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sixty-five percent of law firms' equity partners in the U.S. are in their late 50s or early 60s. Over the next ten years, there will be many partners in firms of all sizes transitioning and exiting their practices. Many solo and sole owner attorneys as well as larger law firms are in "reactionary mode" and have not adequately prepared for transition of firm leadership and client relationships. A firm's very survival may very well depend upon coming to terms with succession and transition and doing so early. The purpose of this book is to provide guidance to firms of all sizes, especially smaller firms and share succession and transition processes, approaches, and step by step action plans for solo practitioners, sole owners and members of larger law firms. The book discusses what to do and what not to do, how to do it and provides case studies, sample action plans, sample succession plans, sample agreements and other documents.

The Future of the Professions

Author: Richard Susskind
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198713398
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book predicts the decline of today's professions and introduces the people and systems that will replace them. In an internet-enhanced society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century. The Future of the Professions explains how increasingly capable technologies - from telepresence to artificial intelligence - will place the 'practical expertise' of the finest specialists at the fingertips of everyone, often at no or low cost and without face-to-face interaction. The authors challenge the 'grand bargain' - the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today's professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable, and that the expertise of their best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose five new models for producing and distributing expertise in society. The book raises profound policy issues, not least about employment (they envisage a new generation of 'open-collared workers') and about control over online expertise (they warn of new 'gatekeepers') - in an era when machines become more capable than human beings at most tasks. Based on the authors' in-depth research of more than a dozen professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the future of the professions in the 21st century.