Yahoo! could not enforce an online forum selection clause accepted when a user opened an e-mail account, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
The Florida Supreme Court has adopted rules mandating electronic filing and service for the state’s courts and attorneys.
Lawyers have a duty to warn whenever a client’s use of e-mail poses the risk of disclosure of confidential information to employers or other third parties, according to an American Bar Association ethics committee.
E-mail is the hub of most lawyers’ work day. Yet between the backlog in the morning and the new messages reaching the inbox throughout the day, sometimes more time is spent scanning e-mails than getting work done.
A husband in Michigan was charged with a felony after he read his wife’s e-mail in an attempt to find out whether or not she was having an affair.
Published: January 10, 2011
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2010 was a busy year for family law and its practitioners. The economy – last year’s biggest story – continued to play its part, with family lawyers trying to run as tight a financial ship as possible.
But other issues crowded the headlines, from technology’s increasing role, particularly in divorce cases to ongoing litigation over same-sex relationship issues nationwide.
Here is a look at some of the top news in 2010.
Government agents violated a wire fraud defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights by compelling his Internet service provider to turn over his e-mails without first obtaining a warrant, the 6th Circuit has ruled.
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility issued an opinion last week on the ethical obligations of maintaining a virtual law office in the state.
Good communication skills are essential for lawyers. But in a multi-generational, increasingly technological world, how should lawyers stay in touch with their clients, colleagues and opposing counsel?