The role of the legal secretary has changed dramatically in recent years. As attorneys have become more self-sufficient and client demands for efficiency have increased, firms have adopted alternative secretarial models. Joe Buser is quoted in this article by Mary Kate Sheridan.
Kenny Leckie and Eileen Whitaker spent a morning in New York with the Professional Legal Trainers Group (PLTG), discussing how to train and support a Windows 10/Office 2016 migration. The tech-fair style format allowed participants to engage in discussions centered on six key areas, and these were the top takeaways.
Are you familiar with the "broad reach exception" of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)? The CBP operates under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which has given the CBP an exception from the rule requiring probable cause or a warrant before engaging in searches or seizure at international borders and international airports. Find out why you should care.
We all know there are “must-have” skills that every lawyer needs in their toolkit. Just as legal workflows continue to evolve, so too have the skills lawyers need to succeed. Lawyers face new challenges as technology advancements change both the business and practice of law. From understanding the ethical obligations of information security and data privacy to business communications and social media, lawyers today more closely resemble Steve Jobs than Atticus Finch. Even if they do not yet realize it, here are five skills lawyers need to succeed: