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Texas courts of appeals differ on email signature issue

Recent court of appeals rulings in Texas have been split on issues involving email signatures. The 1st Court of Appeals in Houston issued an opinion March 30 on Khoury v. Prentis B. Tomlinson Jr., No. 01-16-00006-CV, a case that arose from an agreement where John Khoury invested in PetroGulf, a company that Prentis Tomlinson ran … Continue Reading

SXSW law-related panels roundup

Attorneys had the opportunity to learn about new trends and topics in the law at many sessions at South by Southwest March 10-19. Here we provide a recap of some of the panels. Read some of our past coverage about others involving crowdsourcing for access to justice, privacy and the Fourth Amendment in an evolving … Continue Reading

SXSW panel: How attorneys are crowdsourcing to increase access to justice

With wide interest in closing the access to justice gap, lawyers at South by Southwest’s “Crowdsourcing Justice” panel on March 13 discussed creative ways to use technology to meet the rising demand for legal assistance. The panel focused on how lawyers have used several new crowdsourcing projects—which consist of gathering information from a large number … Continue Reading

SXSW panel tackles electronic privacy in an evolving digital age

In simple terms, laws addressing electronic privacy are moving at a speed far slower than the Pony Express while businesses and law enforcement agencies grapple with who should have access to people’s data, according to experts on the South By Southwest panel “When Should My Data Become the Government’s Data?” Panelists clearly laid out the conundrums … Continue Reading

Talk of privacy, surveillance at SXSW panel

The first of several panels about technology surveillance at South By Southwest this year kicked off Friday with a piece of the U.S. Constitution. Moderator Scott Shackford, an associate editor at Reason.com, opened “Get a Warrant: The 4th Amendment and Digital Data,” by reciting the Fourth Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure … Continue Reading

SXSW panel explores law on Mars

With Elon Musk’s SpaceX unveiling plans for manned missions to Mars and NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, the concept interplanetary inhabitation isn’t as far-fetched as it once was. “A new physical frontier is also a new legal frontier,” said Berin Szoka, an attorney and president of policy think tank TechFreedom and panelist for the session Making … Continue Reading

Sneak Peek: How and Why to Document Your Firm Technology Processes

Jennifer M. Ramovs and Catherine Sanders Reach Excerpted from “How and Why to Document Your Firm Technology and Processes” from ABA TECHSHOW 2016 The first big question you may ask is why should you document your firm’s information? This is a daunting project, no doubt. The investment of time now can provide unlimited returns in the … Continue Reading

ABA TECHSHOW 2017 Is Coming! Take Advantage of Early Bird Registration

The countdown begins for the ABA TECHSHOW 2017. State Bar of Texas members can save up to $150 off the registration price for the conference, scheduled for March 15-18, at the Hilton Chicago. Early bird registration ends January 30. To receive your discount, use the code EP1721 and register here. ABA TECHSHOW is an annual … Continue Reading

Fastcase names Texas attorneys among top innovators

Two Texas attorneys were included on the annual Fastcase 50 list, which honors innovators in the legal field. Jason P. Steed, an associate of Bell Nunnally & Martin in Dallas, and Mark I. Unger, of the Unger Law Firm in San Antonio, received the honor alongside attorneys, professors, and technology entrepreneurs from across the country.… Continue Reading

Disciplinary notice email scam targeting attorneys

State Bars across the country are receiving reports of an email scam targeting attorneys using false notifications of disciplinary actions. So far attorneys in Alabama, California, Nevada, Georgia, and Florida have reported receiving emails that pose as a disciplinary notice from their state bar. In the emails, the lawyer is instructed to click on a … Continue Reading

Favorite apps of ABA TECHSHOW

Panelists and tech-savvy attorneys shared their must-have apps at the 2016 ABA TECHSHOW. Here’s a list of some of them. (Note: See our earlier post for more coverage of the conference.)   Law Practice Management Clio Price: Free (requires subscription to the Clio practice management platform) Available on: iOS / Android Access all the information … Continue Reading

Houston firm’s annual social media campaign aims to stop texting while driving

People of all ages do it no matter how much they know they shouldn’t: texting while driving. And for teenagers, who already have some of the highest crash numbers and are often big users of technology, the consequences can be dire. The Houston law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend is bringing … Continue Reading

SXSW: Creativity, ingenuity, and knowledge will help lawyers keep jobs safe from robots

As to be expected for an event at the tech-focused South by Southwest Interactive Festival, a panel of artificial intelligence entrepreneurs voiced fearless optimism for the future job market, even though some studies predict that 47 percent of workers could be replaced by computerization. Much of the insight from the panelists of “Finding a Job … Continue Reading

Key takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2015

Attendees at the ABA TECHSHOW 2015, held April 16-18 in Chicago, Illinois, had the opportunity to learn from tech-savvy lawyers and professionals and see the latest products and services from exhibitors. Below is a recap of select sessions, along with tips gleaned from panelists. Online reputation management With the growing number of consumer review sites … Continue Reading

SXSW panel asks if tech is law’s friend or foe?

“The world is becoming automated, and law is no exception.” This is an unavoidable reality, according to panelists of the South by Southwest Interactive session “Your Next Lawyer Could be a Machine,” who said that it is a “scary time” for lawyers who don’t embrace the possibilities of a technologically driven future but “an incredible … Continue Reading
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