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Tech support scams: Those supposed to save you can steal from you

Tech support. They come to the rescue when computer systems are down or are not working correctly. Sure, they may not speak English as clearly as some people might like, but they can usually help.
Unless, that is, the tech support on the phone or on the computer is a scam. While posing as tech help, the scammer rips you off in nu ... (full story)

Survey: Lawyers around the world unprepared for new tech

Another day, another survey showing how little even a basic understanding of technology has been absorbed by the legal world.
This time, a Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory-conducted survey of 700 lawyers around the world called “The Future Ready Lawyer,” found that only about a third of them feel that their ... (full story)

The Akron Muni Court was hacked, too

When the city of Akron was hacked and their computer system was shut down at the end of January, one little-reported effect of the cyberattack was on the municipal court’s system. The court’s computers are a part of the city’s system, and the attack affected the court in the same way that it affected the rest of th ... (full story)

Conference of Chief Justices weighs in on GDPR

The Conference of Chief Justices, an organization serving the CJs of each state supreme court, recently created a study to see how the GDPR might affect the workings of their courts.
The study was coordinated by Judge Gregory Mize, who heads special projects for the organization. Judge Mize sat down with me for a brief interview ... (full story)

Technology jobs for law school grads (not coding)

Most of the topics covered by this column concern technological applications in the law business or court decisions and ethical rules that concern technology in some way.
However, one major impact of legal technology is the fact that various companies need lawyers who have a feel for and skills with newer forms of tech—whet ... (full story)