Entries by Jaliz Maldonado

Law Firm Cybersecurity Efforts are Being Threatened by Efail

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 […]

Attorney’s Guide To The CLOUD Act and International Privacy Law

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. […]

An Attorney’s Guide: How the Billable Hours Affects Your Legal 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 Technology, Tax Attorneys, And The IRS

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 […]

Senate Passes CRA to Restore FCC Net Neutrality

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. […]

Hiring Techniques for Law Firms: How to Effectively Interview and Hire

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 […]

Law Firm Marketing: The True Value of Testimonials

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 […]