Top News


'10 Blunders To Avoid On Zoom', April 4, 2020, from Law Technology Digest

Well Zoom is the poster child for hot pandemic software services. So far they seem to have had few bumps or serious capacity issues. The service is amazingly simple to use and seems to be the default choice for WFH meeting and calls. Here are a series of tips, tricks and fun WFH backgrounds to make you a better Zoomer. Of course anything popular comes with some security warnings as well. Be very careful of yoru speling and of all Zoom-related websites. They may not be what they seem. And be careful of bombers. Zoom-bombers that is. And lastly, keep in mind that Zoom isn't the only game in town! Read more at:
Above The Law: 10 Blunders To Avoid On Zoom
Legaltech news: Zoom, Zoom, Zoom: Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Virtual Meetings
Stephen's Lighthouse: Doing a lot of Zoom Meetings? 99+ Funny Zoom Virtual Backgrounds to Download
FUTURELAWYER: What's Your Zoom Virtual Background Today?
DARKReading: Researchers Spot Sharp Increase in Zoom-Themed Domain Registrations
BLEEPING COMPUTER: FBI Warns of Ongoing Zoom-Bombing Attacks on Video Meetings
FUTURELAWYER: Microsoft User? Zoom Isn't The Only Game In Town



'COVID-19 infection and The Pangolin affection', April 4, 2020, from Law Technology Digest

I'd never heard of pangolins before they popped up in the news feeds. It seems these scaly anteaters are the most trafficked mammals in the world. They are hunted for meat and "medicinal purposes" and raised as pets. According to this post, "Moreover, 99% match of Nucleic acid sequences of viruses taken from pangolins have been found to be those of the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and is responsible for the 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak." Read more at Data Science Central: COVID-19 infection and The Pangolin affection



'LSSO RainDance Conference', April 4, 2020, from Legal Administrator

TechLAW: Zoom Tip

Thanks to Robert Ambrogi for this compilation of things-to-avoid when using Zoom .. and remember, if more than one person at a time is talking, no one can hear anyone.



'ALA Annual Conference', April 4, 2020, from Legal Administrator

BOL: Feeling Overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed? You're not alone.. this article offers 16 steps to stop feeling overwhelmed.. My fav: turn off your notifications. You'll get to them when you're ready..



'Rethinking How Lawyers Work Post Crisis - 1', April 4, 2020, from Law Librarian

What Comes After COVID-19?

With the dawning of a new week comes an interesting turn in the reporting we are seeing on the effect the current pandemic is having on the legal industry. While most of Pinhawk's coverage of COVID-19 has been moved to its own special news digest, I could not help but feature a pair of stories today that ponder what comes next. Predictions generally are all over the board depending on the potential length and eventual spread of the disease. However, a central theme definitely seems to be emerging and that is that firms need to start plannin and preparing now. While the world works hard at flattening one curve, the industry is looking seriously at how to get ahead of another.

  • First, Ron Friedmann hits us with a bit of 'real talk' regarding the likelihood of things going back to the way they were pre-pandemic. He writes, "if the lockdown lasts and after it ends, the old normal may not return." Further, "Now is the time to begin thinking about the future." Wise words indeed! Get some of his suggestions on how to do just that in: Rethinking How Lawyers Work Post Crisis - 1.

  • Then the folks at Feit Consulting ask us an even more stark - yet timely - question in: IS YOUR LEGAL INFORMATION BUDGET RECESSION-PROOF?.



'IS YOUR LEGAL INFORMATION BUDGET RECESSION-PROOF?', April 4, 2020, from Law Librarian

What Comes After COVID-19?

With the dawning of a new week comes an interesting turn in the reporting we are seeing on the effect the current pandemic is having on the legal industry. While most of Pinhawk's coverage of COVID-19 has been moved to its own special news digest, I could not help but feature a pair of stories today that ponder what comes next. Predictions generally are all over the board depending on the potential length and eventual spread of the disease. However, a central theme definitely seems to be emerging and that is that firms need to start plannin and preparing now. While the world works hard at flattening one curve, the industry is looking seriously at how to get ahead of another.

  • First, Ron Friedmann hits us with a bit of 'real talk' regarding the likelihood of things going back to the way they were pre-pandemic. He writes, "if the lockdown lasts and after it ends, the old normal may not return." Further, "Now is the time to begin thinking about the future." Wise words indeed! Get some of his suggestions on how to do just that in: Rethinking How Lawyers Work Post Crisis - 1.

  • Then the folks at Feit Consulting ask us an even more stark - yet timely - question in: IS YOUR LEGAL INFORMATION BUDGET RECESSION-PROOF?.



'here's a rundown on how leading legal tech companies', April 2, 2020, from Law Firm Marketing Brief



'a wave of bankruptcies and restructurings to keep our bottom-feeders enormously busy', April 2, 2020, from Law Firm Marketing Brief



Solving Problems with Legal AI: Insight and Predictive Tools

Instead of discussing and thinking about Legal AI as one big thing, it's far more helpful to look at it is as a number (at least 100) of discrete “AI-powered legal tools,” each of which has been optimized to serve a different purpose, and which may be grouped in distinct categories corresponding to the distinct purposes that they serve. 



All content Copyright © 2020 PinHawk LLC. All Rights Reserved.