DiNapoli: Calls to Investigate Violations of Do Not Call Law Going Unanswered

Do Not Call registry complaints by New York state residents have more than doubled since 2014 to more than 450,000 annually, but only two cases were referred for enforcement action in 2016 and 2017 combined, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Simplify a tedious deposition review with technology–ABA Journal

Another technology tool designed to streamline the litigation process is deposition review software, which assists lawyers with the typically tedious process of reading, reviewing and annotating deposition transcripts during the pretrial process. These programs enable paperless depositions by storing digital transcripts in the cloud, which are then accessible from any compatible device.

ATL Clio Solo and Small Firm Compensation Report 2018

Reliable, detailed compensation information for solo practitioners and small-firm attorneys is scarce. Above the Law in partnership with Clio created Solo and Small Law Firm Compensation Report for the benefit of law students looking to join a small firm as well as practicing attorneys looking to benchmark their own compensation.

How to Create a Law Firm Brochure – SOLO in COLO

Written By: Michael L. Goldblatt

The recent modernization of the American Bar Association’s model rules on lawyer advertising give a boost to marketing activities by firms of all sizes.  Although it may take years for state regulators to adopt the new ABA rules, many marketing activities are already permitted. For example, firms commonly use electronic marketing tools like online directories and websites. Many firms also use printed marketing materials like business cards and firm brochures. This article explains how solo lawyers and small firms can create an affordable brochure to attract new clients and offer additional services to existing clients. The tables accompanying the article provide cost details and links to samples and online providers.

A.G. Underwood Announces Agreement With Avvo | New York State Attorney General

NEW YORK – Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood today announced an agreement with Avvo, an online legal directory, to reform its attorney rating system and improve its disclosures to consumers after an investigation by the Attorney General’s office revealed that the content and limits of Avvo’s rating system were not clearly disclosed. Avvo relied on attorneys to voluntarily provide additional information to their profiles to determine rankings – resulting in those that added information to their profiles generally having higher ratings than those who did not participate. In addition to changing its practices, Avvo will pay $50,000 to the State.

Users fret over Chrome auto-login change – Naked Security


Users were complaining this week after discovering they’d been logged in to Google’s Chrome browser automatically, after logging into a Google website.
Recently… Matthew Green, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University and a cryptography expert, discovered that an update to Chrome has been signing users into their Chrome browsers whenever they logged in to a Google website. He blogged about it in full here.

The Legal Fight For Yellowstone’s Grizzly Bears | Earthjustice

Federal safeguards for Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears were reinstated on Sept. 24, after Judge Dana L. Christensen ruled that THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S DECISION TO STRIP ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROTECTIONS FROM THE GRIZZLIES WAS ILLEGAL.

Facebook Warns Memphis Police: No More Fake “Bob Smith” Accounts | Electronic Frontier Foundation


Facebook has a problem: an infestation of undercover cops. Despite the social platform’s explicit rules that the use of fake profiles by anyone–police included–is a violation of terms of service, the issue proliferates. While the scope is difficult to measure, EFF has identified scores of agencies who maintain policies that explicitly flaunt these rules.

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L.A. County prosecutors investigating Long Beach police use of controversial app – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County prosecutors are investigating the Long Beach Police Department’s use of a controversial self-deleting messaging application, which has caused some to question whether the department violated rules on court discovery and records retention.
TigerText is now known as TigerConnect:

Review: iPhone XS — amazing screen, fantastic pictures, and more – iPhone J.D.

Jeff Richardson

Last year’s iPhone X was, in my opinion, the most significant year-to-year advance in iPhone technology…How do you follow up on an act like that?  Apple actually has some experience in this area.  It adds nice but incremental improvements to the prior year model, and then to indicate that it is a less significant upgrade, Apple adds an “s” to the name… An “s” year iPhone doesn’t mean that there are no big new features.  For example, the iPhone 4S added Siri and the iPhone 5S added a way to authenticate without typing a password (Touch ID), and both of those features remain critical parts of the iPhone.  But in an “s” year, hardware changes are typically less noticeable.


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