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Recent Florida Case Ruling Warns of Dangers with Self-Collection During Discovery

Rule 26(g) Signing of Discovery Requests, Responses, and Objections is the requirement of engagement in discovery in a defensible and responsible way. The rule was created to limit abuse in discovery through the use of sanctions. Discovery is an essential part of the legal process and as a result a party should be given the opportunity to properly prepare and develop their case. Rule 26(g) is brought in when there is a range of issues originating from the handling of ESI and proper collection of data most commonly when there is evidence of spoliation, failure to produce, lack of due diligence, and in this case self-collection.

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Mobile Device Encryption: A Brief Look at the Pros and Cons

The topic of mobile device encryption is more talked about than ever before. Many individuals and companies alike are spending time thinking about whether or not it is a good idea to encrypt mobile devices. But what about the risk that exists when an employee refuses to hand over the encryption password to their employer regarding a company cell phone?

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Legal Tech Conferences Turn Digital For Upcoming Events

While attending conferences, meetups and collaboration forward expos in person might not be in the foreseeable future, that doesn’t mean that those events won’t be happening. Many of these events have turned 100 percent digital, reinventing the experience, promising the same if not higher value.

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New York State Bar Considers Mandatory Tech & Cybersecurity CLE Credit

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has recently approved a recommendation from the NYSBA committee on Technology and the Legal Profession regarding the introduction of adding an required credit in cybersecurity to mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements. This would be limited to one additional credit and be categorized under the “Ethics and Professionalism” category. It does not tack on and change minimum hour requirements for experienced or new attorneys respectively.

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Michigan’s New Civil Discovery Rule Changes

At the start of the new year the Michigan Supreme Court released a comprehensive and revised set of civil discovery rules. Created by the State Bar of Michigan’s Civil Discovery Court Rule Committee, the changes offer a significant change in structure that is more closely tied to today’s legal environment.

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List of State Bar Associations with Links

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.

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