On May 15 earlier this year, the Electronic Frontier Foundation announced that a team of researchers from two universities in Germany and one university in Belgium had uncovered Efail, a malicious method used to expose email messages in plain text. What they didn’t mention is that the means that they describe to exfiltrate encrypted messages […]
About Jaliz Maldonado
Jaliz Maldonado is the Director of Human Resources and the Operations Manager for PracticePanther, the #1 rated legal case management software in the world. Her growth trajectory at PracticePanther is not isolated; as an eight-year Army veteran, Jaliz rose through the ranks to become a Staff Sergeant. Following her honorable discharge, Jaliz obtained a degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida.
Since joining the company, she has channeled her talent and organizational skills into streamlining the company’s operations, maximizing efficiency, and creating a cohesive plan to cultivate and maintain its incomparable culture. Jaliz has quickly risen to a role characterized by her extraordinary ability to multitask. This uncanny capacity to wear several different hats, all the while proving her capability of putting on, even more, is highlighted by Jaliz’s obtaining her MBA from the University of Miami with a focus in finance while coordinating all of the operations of a tremendously successful up-and-coming company such as PracticePanther.
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The president signed into law the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act on March 23, 2018. The CLOUD Act was passed in the 2018 omnibus spending bill. There was no committee oversight, no debate, and no public comments. Legislators had less than 24 hours to read, review and approve the 2,232-page omnibus spending bill. […]
Ethics in Selling a Law Practice There was a time when selling a law practice was frowned upon, yet done all the time. For law firms, it was considered the normal operating procedure to buy out a partner, merge or acquire parts of or entire law firms. Sole practitioners might take on a junior partner […]
Law Firm economics can be confusing, especially since there’s a lack of quality content on the net. It’s not something that is taught in Law School nor is it black and white as to how time and effort affects revenue minus expenses to then earn a profit. But how do you measure profitability for a […]
Today, most lawyers have a LinkedIn profile, but many of those profiles are simply online resumés. LinkedIn is a tool that is so much more powerful to only be used as a resumé. Not only is it your digital business card and introduction to the world, it is your own personal marketing tool that will […]
You’ve invested years of work into your legal career, having committed long hours first to an elite law school and then to a comparably, or even exceedingly, elite law firm. You’ve poured a tremendous amount of money into law school tuition, a least some of which you may still owe. You have a prestigious career […]
In a somewhat cynical yet honest article, Harrison Barnes writes about an insider’s look at law firms and billings that you won’t get from your average story on law firm economics. While certainly not asserting that large and midsize law firms are breaking the law, Barnes does offer sobering information on the way these law […]
Blockchain could very possibly solve many difficulties that face the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Blockchain, the underlying technology of bitcoin, could revolutionize how the IRS conducts business. In revolutionizing how the IRS conducts business, it stands to reason that how tax attorneys conduct business would also be revolutionized. Blockchain Background According to Deloitte, “it is […]
What it means in the net neutrality timeline In a show of where they stand on net neutrality, 49 Democrats and three Republicans joined together for a simple majority in the Senate to pass a resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality, a policy engendered in the 2015 Open Internet Order. […]
Recently, a law firm asked me how to increase their presence in the local community, (of course, I’ll explain some of those in later articles) so I explained the power behind video testimonials. It’s simple, easy, and a bang for your buck. Whether you want to call it social proof, mob mentality, or even crowd […]
When hiring, the conversations do not have to be strictly an evaluative process. It’s a back-and-forth dialogue between both parties where each person understands that the discussion, at the end of the day, is conditional. However, there is a difference between what is and what is not suitable and what can and cannot jeopardize the […]
With a vast pool of available lawyers, competition to gain clients can be fierce. But with testimonials, a relatively inexpensive marketing tool, you can put your law practice on track to developing a never-ending stream of referrals who want and need your skills and talents. Testimonials can come from clients, non-clients or staff promoting your […]