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Law firms not immune to cybersecurity risks
"The ABA Cybersecurity Handbook" helps law firms prepare and react to a growing challenge of cybersecurity threats.
Guidance and strategies for firms of all sizes >>

Mobile marketing: Do law firms need an app for that?
As the world goes mobile, law firms are finding that marketing to mobile devices is increasingly important.
Pros and cons of creating an app >>

Going up? Prepare your elevator pitch
Every attorney should have one to get a conversation started.
5 key points to develop your speech >>

Small firms: 7 ways to boost your billing efficiency
Make sure your time adds to the bottom line.
Look for ways to hand off nonbillable tasks >>

New ABA tool guides legal organizations in surviving a disaster
The American Bar Association has developed a guide to help local and state bar associations and other legal organizations to enhance their emergency preparedness.
A template for creating a business continuity plan >>

How to recognize and manage cognitive impairment in aging lawyers
As baby boomers approach retirement age, the legal profession must deal with the increasing number of cases involving cognitive impairment in aging lawyers.
Expert panel provides practical advice >>

Assessing human rights risks in international commercial transaction agreements
Disregarding these risks can have serious financial and reputational consequences for the client.
Ascertaining risks is an ongoing process >>

Playing it safe with encryption
Encryption is now a standard security measure for protecting confidential data.
It’s your "get-out-of-jail-free card” >>

The basics on FLSA for law firms
One might expect that employment law compliance would be a guarantee in a law firm. But even the best have unwittingly fallen victim to the complexities and nuances of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Curb these common compliance mistakes >>

Warning! Ethical learning curve ahead
When it comes to avoiding some of the common mistakes in a new legal career, young lawyers should recognize that they are vulnerable and may need to rely on the advice and wisdom of more experienced counsel.
Advice for new lawyers >>

New jobs posted on the ABA Job Board

Tulane University
New Orleans – Sept. 10

San Francisco – Sept. 4

SML (USA) Inc.
New York – Sept. 3

Bachus & Schanker, LLC
Denver – Sept. 1

Browse all job postings
on the ABA Job Board

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Eye on Ethics

Division of legal fees:
New ethics opinion

While a lawyer may share fees with lawyers in jurisdictions that permit fee sharing with nonlawyers, lawyers must be ever cognizant of Rule 5.4(c) and must never allow nonlawyers to interfere with their independent professional judgment.

More on Model Rule 5.4 >>

Technology Translators

Technology training: Beyond the manual

Any lawyer with an Internet connection has access to a wide variety of free training tools, and those tools are often more useful than the support materials shipped with new technology.

YouTube can be a great training tool >>

Professional Development

Monday, Oct. 21
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET

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.

Lawyer Rankings & Ratings: The Impact on Ethics and the Profession featuring Micah Buchdahl, president of HTMLawyers Inc. in Moorestown, N.J.


New value for ABA members

ABA CareerAdvice Live!
is a monthly webinar series featuring legal career experts offering practical tips on a variety of work-related topics. Free for ABA members.

Upcoming program:
Tailor Your Career to Fit Your Strengths
Friday, Oct. 18, 1 p.m. ET

Learn more >>

Member Advantage

Be prepared for accidents

Liberty Mutual Insurance offers special savings on auto and home insurance to members of the American Bar Association.

Learn more and get
a free quote >>

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