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What Happens When the Supreme Court Gets the Facts Wrong?

<i>For every ruling made by the U.S. Supreme Court, some will think the justices made the wrong decision. But a recent report shows that the court also</i> …

Questions to Ask When Reviewing Your Website Content

Your content is a key component in attracting visitors and gaining leads. As such, it must be kept fresh and relevant.<p>Your website likely contains a …

Boost Email Conversions

<i>Email marketing is a great way to build a relationship with your target audience and convince prospective clients that you can be trusted.</i><p>The average …

Appellate Court Issues Groundbreaking Interpretation of Equal Pay Act

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Equal Pay Act (EPA) prohibits an employer from paying a female employee less at their new …

Attempting to Trim Backlog, Department of Justice Establishes Case Disposition Quotas for Immigration Judges

The Department of Justice, anxious to eliminate a backlog of unresolved deportation cases, recently decided to impose case-handling quotas on …

Guide to Fixing Google Penalties for Law Firm Websites

Law firm websites rely heavily on search engines for traffic. As a result, a Google penalty can hurt a site’s web presence by demoting its ranking …

Inside Featured Snippets

Google makes continuous adjustments to not only its search algorithm, but also its search results pages. It experiments with the position and number …

Can We Stop The Spread of Propaganda Online?

<i>As details continue to emerge about how foreign powers use social media to manipulate voters, governments are trying to fight back. But whether</i> …

Magistrate's Ruling Eases Burden for Officials Seeking Forced Disclosure of Encryption Passwords

One of the more interesting legal questions raised by digital technologies is this: Can the government compel a person to divulge the password to an …

Neighborhood Networking – How Law Firms Can Benefit From Community Involvement

Community involvement is an overlooked tactic that can enhance your firm’s marketing efforts while benefiting neighbors, strengthening bonds between …

SEO Best Practices for Lawyer Blogs

Blogs are a common feature on many law firm websites. Lawyers have various reasons for blogging, but one of the most common motivations is search …

Pennsylvania's Gerrymandered Map Replaced, Federal Judges Dismiss Republican Challenge

In lieu of the new Pennsylvania congressional district map, there has been tension from Republicans as they have fought to stop it. Both the federal …

The Future of Cryptocurrency Under Regulations

On March 7, a U.S. district judge determined that cryptocurrencies can now be supervised by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.<p>However, …

California Supreme Court Weighs Defendants' Rights to Access Witnesses' Social Media Accounts

<i>Decision could allow defendants access to witnesses’ pre-trial social media posts</i><p>The California Supreme Court recently heard a case pitting the due …

Wi-Fi Security Check-Up

Millions of older devices remain vulnerable to a major wireless flaw.<p>A 13 year old vulnerability in the widely used Wireless Protected Access II …

Is Advertising Breaking the Internet?

Online advertising is often criticized for failing to serve the needs of consumers. Articles, videos, banners and other ad content are designed to …

Seattle’s Prosecutor to Appeal Ruling Permitting Man to Live in His Truck

The City Prosecutor of Seattle has announced his office will appeal a March 2, 2018 court ruling in favor of a Seattle resident whose truck, which he …

Supreme Court Passes on Legal Standing Question in Data Breach Lawsuit

Data breach attorneys and legal observers are eagerly awaiting clarity from the Supreme Court as to whether victims of data breaches have standing to …

I’ve Stopped Over 100 Google Maps Spammers. You Can Too.

I do not have special powers or privileged access to Google listings, just a commitment to ensure that spammers cannot rank higher than their honest …

Polling Places in Battleground States – Is Political Apparel OK to Wear?

There is a fine line between free speech and voter intimidation to be discussed when it comes to wearing political “items” in or outside a polling …

Blockchain Is Disrupting the Future of Legal Tech

Whether law firms are prepared or not, blockchain technology is veering its way through the modern legal field.By liberating users of privacy …

Why Should Lawyers Care About Responsive Design?

People visit law firm websites on a variety of devices, the sizes of which range from a small smartwatch to a generously sized television monitor. In …

Trump Administration Sued for Withdrawing Funding for Science-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is on the receiving end of litigation filed by nine local government, health care and …

Law Firms Are Excited About Chatbots

Chatbots are a promising advancement in artificial intelligence (AI), and law firms should not leave themselves out. This new form of AI has snuck up …

Ohio Supreme Court Ruling Clouds Future of Toledo Abortion Clinic

The future of the last abortion clinic in Ohio’s fourth largest city has been up in the air since February 6, when the Ohio Supreme Court ruled it …

Judge Appears Sympathetic to Emoluments Lawsuit Against President Trump

Last December, several plaintiffs unsuccessfully attempted to sue President Trump over the bond between his presidency and his financial …

LinkedIn a Connection Tool for Lawyers

Every minute, two people sign up for LinkedIn, and it is a good bet that many will need an attorney at some point in their lives. Not only that, …

CFTC Files Fraud Charges Against Three Cryptocurrency Operators

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed fraud charges against three virtual currency companies alleging they defrauded customers …

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Death Row Inmate’s Claim Against His Lawyer

Louisiana death row inmate, 44-year-old, Robert McCoy, was convicted of a triple murder in 2011. McCoy has asked for a new trial because he argues …

Should Law Firms Adapt Their Marketing to Voice Search?

People are increasingly using voice commands to interact with their mobile devices and virtual assistants. That includes prospective clients …