YourABA December 2013 Masthead

YourABA December 2013

Establishing a mobile strategy for law firms
The world is undergoing a transformation in which people are integrating mobile devices into their work and personal lives. Stephen S. Wu, author of the new book “A Legal Guide to Enterprise Mobile Device Management,” examines key considerations on the topic.
BYOD policy essentials for implementing a mobile device management program >>


Taking the client service interview to a new level
To close the gap between changing expectations and legal services provided to the marketplace, lawyers and law firms of all sizes have instituted a best practice of conducting client interviews. Learn how to hone your process.
Step-by-step plan for better client service >>

Interviewing tips for lawyers
In the ever-changing and competitive job market, lawyers seeking to start or advance their careers must be prepared to interview well if they want to move ahead in the profession.
Research is key >>

The duty of competence in the 21st century
While mobile devices, the cloud, email, social media and other electronic information have made it more convenient for lawyers to do business, are lawyers doing all they can to keep up with the rapid digital trends when it comes to protecting information? A conversation by legal ethics experts during an American Bar Association program highlighted the changes the profession has seen over the past 15 years, how those changes affect lawyers’ ethical obligations and the various ways competence can be fulfilled in the digital age.
Do ethics opinions support cloud computing? >>

How to handle a 'Rambo' attorney
Dealing with legal bullies is never pleasant. Here are steps to best handle these lawyers.
The Model Rules you should know >>

5 lessons lawyers can learn from ‘Lean In’
An expert shares important takeaways for both men and women from the best-selling book.
Fake it ’til you make it >>

A refresher on attorney-client privilege
The attorney-client privilege is the backbone of the legal profession. An expert outlines the fundamental requirements of the privilege.
Privilege only protects legal advice >>

Recognizing and dealing with diminished capacity in older clients
With baby boomers entering their 60s and the over-80 population growing, many lawyers will likely work with older clients and be forced to make difficult judgments about their clients’ capacity for making decisions.
How lawyers can determine whether a client has diminished capacity >>

Understanding the professional review process
When starting a new job, young lawyers often neglect to consider a critical part of the job process: the review.
4 key questions you should ask before review time rolls around >>

Virtual law firm basics and benefits
Technological advancements are changing client expectations and evolving the legal profession. In a recent webinar from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, experts explained the benefits of providing legal services online and the practical realities of operating virtual law firms.
"The best of the large and small firm world" >>

New jobs posted on the ABA Job Board

General Counsel
Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, LLC
North Little Rock, Ark. – Nov. 21

Corporate M&A Paralegal
WEX Inc.
South Portland, Maine  – Nov. 19

Senior Program Attorney
District of Columbia Bar
Washington, D.C.  – Nov. 18

Staff/HIV Project Attorney
Lambda Legal
Chicago – Nov. 13

Browse all job postings
on the ABA Job Board


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Eye on Ethics

Stalled negotiations: Communication tactics

Can you “cc” the opposing party? Can you counsel your client to communicate directly with the opposing party?

Model Rules provide guidance >>

Technology Translators

4 quick productivity tips for your practice

We’re all looking for ways to save a little bit of time in our busy schedules.

Bookmark your PDFs >>

Professional Development

Monday, Dec. 16,
1 – 2:30 p.m. ET
1.5 credits requested

The CLE Premier Speaker Series showcases a faculty of today's most prominent and influential legal practitioners. Each monthly program is available free of charge to ABA members.

Scientific Trial Preparation: Are You Ready?
Daniel W. Dugan, Ph.D., president, Trial Science Inc., Reno, Nev.


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Friday, Dec. 13, 1 p.m. ET

Learn more >>

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Savings from Ricoh >>

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