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Archive for October, 2003

October Issue of Law Practice Today

Tuesday, October 7th, 2003

OK, I’m a little biased, but the October issue of Law Practice Today is great. It features a marketing theme and has some excellent practical articles from Larry Bodine, Ellen Ostrow, Felice Wagner and others, including my list of favorite marketing books and my column on ten great legal marketing resources.
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Law Firms Open Up

Monday, October 6th, 2003

From Computerworld comes “Law Firms Open Up,” a short piece focusing on the use (and non-use) of extranets by law firms.
I addressed the benefits of extranets in my article “Extranet Basics: Taking A Step Toward a Client-Focused Practice,” which made the points covered in the Computerworld article, plus a few more, over three-and-a-half years ago. It’s interesting to compare the two articles. The time from idea to implementation in legal technology can be shocking.
The Computerworld article also raises an important idea that I can guarantee has not received enough attention – what are the ownership issues involved in creating and maintaining extranets for clients?

1000 Years for Revenge

Wednesday, October 1st, 2003

I just finished Peter Lance’s 1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI–the Untold Story and recommend it highly.
I’ve gradually been trying to get a number of different perspectives on the terrorism issue. This book told the story to me in a lucid, understandable and compelling way. I finally began to understand the cast of characters and the timeline.
One of the blurbs for the book suggests that it reads like a thriller. It does, but, unlike the thrillers of Ludlum and others, the heroes don’t avert catastrophe at the last minute. The bad events do occur.
I think we all need to face up to the question of whether we are less vulnerable now than we were on 9/11 and what should be done. Readers of this book, and others, will have some definite concerns about what the answer to that question is today. Is there still a plan that is not yet finished?

New Issue of My Newsletter – Wise Warranty Choices

Wednesday, October 1st, 2003

The October issue of Dennis Kennedy’s Practical Technology Contract Review News is out.
This month’s feature is called “Wise Representation and Warranty Choices” and deals with a number of standard warranty provisions for IT and IP licenses and agreements, with some tips on how to improve the language you are likely to see. There are also other tips, links and resources.