Lawyers – Do You Have Cyber Insurance?

Lawyers and law firms handle a treasure trove of sensitive data, including data on their client’s intellectual property, personal information on employees, and health or financial data of parties involved in litigation.  If that data gets into the wrong hands, either by way of a malicious attacker or a careless employee, law firms need to be cognizant of potential professional liability issues.  One critical risk management tool is cyber liability insurance.   Cyber insurance offers many... Read More

United States District Court’s New Filing Requirements

The United States District Court’s Southern District of Florida’s new filing requirements for Civil Sealed and Ex Parte, Emergencies, Pro Hac Vice Motions, and Arrests in Rem are effective as of December 1, 2015. These new filing requirements will be extremely helpful. [The complete Local Rules revisions can be found at http://www.flsd.uscourts.&ov /?pa&e id=12074.] The most important changes involve the filing of civil sealed and civil ex parte documents. Starting December 1, 2015, attorneys must... Read More

Easy and Inexpensive Cloud Encryption

Technology and security precautions can be daunting for a newly formed law firm. Although the Florida bar has not yet sanctioned an attorney for their failure to secure client information in the Cloud, it is only a matter of time. Companies such as Clio and Mycase provide comprehensive solutions that include cloud storage, scheduling, and billing software for a monthly fee. These programs are great for larger law firms but may be too expensive or... Read More