Florida Chief Justice Issues Updated Direction for Local and County Courts Returning to Jury Trials

By Josh Markarian | June 17, 2020

Chief Justice Charles Canady has issued updates to two prior standing administrative orders (AOSC20-23 & AOSC20-32) which originally provided the guidelines that state courts were operating under during the pandemic. In addition there is a now a “best practices” memorandum which provides further clarity into new court processes.

List of State Bar Associations with Links

By Josh Markarian | June 12, 2020

Here is a comprehensive list of each State Bar Association and their respective website. Each state chapter listed below is part of the greater whole of the American Bar Association (ABA), one of the nations largest professional organizations and lawyer accreditation issuing agencies.

DOJ Revises Guidance On Corporate Compliance Programs: June 2020

By Josh Markarian | June 4, 2020

On June 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Criminal Division revised and published an updated version of their guidance on “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs”. Originally put into place a little over a year ago in April of 2019, the corporate compliance program document was intended to act as a resource for white-collar…

Insights & Developments: Data Breach Investigations Report 2020

By Josh Markarian | May 29, 2020

Verizon has released their annual 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report, which is a wealth of information accumulating over 100 pages. Even with the deep content of the data breach investigations report there are some valuable underlying messages that are worth highlighting. What you need to know: 86% of data breaches for financial gain – up…

Email Threading & Suppression: The Basics

By Josh Markarian | May 22, 2020

Email threading when utilized correctly can not only dramatically save you time and cut costs. Threading also allows you to scale your process through giving you access to information that is relevant to you without having to search endless data. An email thread is a group of several emails all linked through one origin email,…

Overview of The New York SHIELD Act – Data & Privacy Laws

By Josh Markarian | May 18, 2020

The SHIELD Act, Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act, which was signed in by New York’s Governor on July 25, 2019. While the data breach aspect of the law went into effect last October, the data privacy portion only became effective as of March 21, 2020.

Harvard’s Caselaw Access Project: Digital Collection of Federal and State Cases

By Josh Markarian | May 6, 2020

The Harvard Caselaw Access Project brings U.S. case law to the public making it freely accessible online. Through the Caselaw Access Project API (CAPAPI) and bulk data service, CAP is able to share over 40 million pages of published U.S. court cases.

Who is the Copyright Owner When A Photo is Uploaded to Instagram

By Josh Markarian | April 28, 2020

In a recent decision, NY courts ruled in favor of a large media company accused of copyright infringement after the company embedded a users Instagram picture in a article on their website after failing to get consent. It is common knowledge that when if you engage in a social media platform you are giving up a certain level of privacy and information security. But where is the line drawn, many don’t know what extent they’re coverage truly reaches.

Teleconferencing Concerns Raise as VTC Hijacking Reports Increase

By Josh Markarian | April 17, 2020

Video-teleconferencing (VTC) have become a pivotal aspect of connectivity in wake of the COVID-19 crisis. As a result, reports of VTC hijackings have popped up nationwide. Also known as Zoom-bombing, referring to the popular VTC tool Zoom, the FBI warns the public about the increased risk of online meetings being hijacked.

State Specific CLE Changes During COVID-19

By Josh Markarian | April 10, 2020

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures. Courts have closed, businesses are working remotely and people are staying home practicing social distancing. As a result uncertainty around the status of CLE credits have been raised.

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