The October issue of Law Technology News contains an interesting article on the ABA's new partnership with Rocket Lawyer. According to the article, these organizations are "teaming up to explore innovative solutions to a vexing legal paradox-the difficulty small businesses face finding affordable legal services at a time when many lawyers would welcome expanding professional opportunities." This means that they are collectively going to look for solutions to help laywers serving individuals and small businesses get more business while also helping consumers better afford routine legal services such as wills, medical directives, incorporations.Key to this new initiative will apparently be exploring ways to deliver online legal services. A pilot program will also be developed to link lawyers with potential clients using Rocket Lawyer's cloud-based platform.
Lawyers-you may not know that there are 2 top-level domain names available for you to use when you create a web site. According to ICANN, both .Lawyer and .Attorney are both available from the registry maintained by IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority). Using either of these top-level domain names, your web site address or URL could be www.johndoe.lawyer or www.johndoe.attorney. If you have not already created a web site or want to re-brand yourself, these might be a good idea. Many companies are available to help you register a name for your web site, but here is a list of a few to browse.
It has been reported that there has been a 197% increase in mobile malware in the last few years. Are you at risk? The New York Times' Molly Wood writes "... is mobile malware a threat? Sure. But your threat level depends on who you are." To read more of her article "Mobile Malware: Small Numbers, but Growing", click here.
Like many of the state and local Ohio courts that have already done so, the Ohio Supreme Court is now considering creating e-filing rules for its own Court. According to the Court's news release, some of the proposals for new rules could cover "how to register for e-filing, what documents are allowed to be e-filed, and when copies of e-filing documents may be required." The proposed amendments to the rules will be published for public comment until October 29th.