Apple stepped on it big time when it purposefully slowed down older iPhones. Obviously, to even the daftest of consumers, this appeared to be a ploy to increase sales of new phones. Apple claims they were doing us a favor since the batteries get worn out and hold less power.
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But most consumer attorneys and those with common sense disagree entirely. It appears on its face that this was an effort to increase sales of new phones by subterfuge. This story that Apple was really trying to help consumers by slowing down their phones is sounding more and more absurd.
In any event, today, Apple, after being sued, has agreed to replace the batteries on their older phones for a fee.
Gary Dordick takes personal injury lawyer of the year 2017.Tech and personal injury law in general, are both fickle fields. Just as soon as you update your security, IT, and other systems, they antiquate. So this is difficult enough for people with plenty of time and money on their hands. It’s a whole other level for attorneys and law firms. Communications remains a major instance needed for all offices’ growth. As a matter of fact, data security is one of the leading concerns of law offices and clients alike. We discuss actions firms take to improve all of the above.
Below we have several examples. If you have any additions, please send them to us.
Practical Steps for Any Firm
Establish a well-entrenched comm system. Remember...
There are so many different files types today. Some criss-cross between Windows and Mac while others will not work on the other platform. Some will open up easily on smartphones. Others will need proprietary info to do so. No matter what type of tablet or computer you run, here’s an opportunity to better understand some of the key elements of document creation and sharing.
We’ll give you a short rundown of some of the tools that you and your firm needs to easily convert documents. With these skills you will be able to transfer them to the court and to your clients and back!
Converting to PDF
One of the most needed skills out there is the ability to create PDF files. There’s several different ways to do this. Some include:
The Small Law Firm as You Make It Be
Your firm is too small to get anything done! You’re a new attorney without the experience to take on the big boys! Sure, you laid out a shingle but the doubt is holding you back. Who passed the bar but you? You went to 6-8 years of school and have a freshly minted JD. You have far more on your side than against it. Still, you believe that your firm is too small and new to do anything. Your doubt might be your biggest holdback.
Yeah, your firm is small. So what? Do you think the biggest law offices in the country didn’t start in a single room? Here’s your opportunity to make your firm into whatever you want and need it to be. You’ve trained this whole period and became specialized...
What to Digitize and What to Not in Law Firm Tech
Your phone and laptop is your life. They’re on you all the time. You pack them in your briefcase out the door each morning. When you’re headed out of town, they’re always with you. It’s hard to remember a time just twenty years ago before such a massive shift in tech. Despite all of these major changes, there is still a world outside of electronics and law firm tech.
Sounds crazy, I know. However, stick with me for a little while here. There’s so many different ways to look at the role of technology and where it leads. Your cell phone keeps you connected to the world. However, it also keeps the world directly connected to you. When every other attorney forgot...
Time, Money, and Ease. Pick Two
It’s not always that easy to get exactly what you want. Especially for a client. There’s so much to consider for each individual case. There’s diverging goals, time restraints, best bets, legal strategies, and more. All the training in the world won’t prepare you for the full scope of issues that even a single case can bring you.
When dealing with a new client, there’s a number of different approaches. Some are desperate. Some are looking for a quick result. Others are simply difficult. Put all of these factors together and you’re looking at a real test of your law degree. The question often isn’t what they’re looking for, it’s how to get there.
How to Go from Just Another Site to THE Site
Still don’t get the importance of proper website design? Well, the fact that you’re here shows that 1.) you’re definitely thinking about it. And 2.) that we’ve pulled it off. We have a few tips for the up and coming attorney or the non-tech savvy lawyer looking to break in. In either case, we have you covered. The Circle of Legal Trust has a series of attorneys that, in part, made it to the top because they knew how to get the word out. You can be the best of the best but people have to know it!
Site Mechanics and Proper Flow
Just about anyone can throw together a website. It’s not exactly easy, but it’s not exactly rocket science either. A number of factors...
Gun owners in California finally have a point in their corner. However, there’s a long way to go. California’s war on gun rights is enormous. Also, it won’t stop. Still, at least there is a little reprieve.
The Sacramento Bee reported on the ruling. US District Judge Roger Benitez issued a preliminary injunction regarding the b
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an on high capacity magazines. The San Diego-based judge’s ruling states that the law is likely unconstitutional as it violates a portion of the Second Amendment.
The law currently bans magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammo. The law is temporarily blocked after a motion by the CA Rifle and Pistol Association. Furthermore,...
Who is Responsible after a Crash Following a Medical Emergency?
A crash earlier this month highlighted many of the fears of drivers of all stripes. Following an undisclosed medical emergency, a driver hit a car and crashed their vehicle into an apartment complex. Only good timing avoided some fatalities. In the aftermath of the crash, drivers must consider the limit of their liability.
The Daily Breeze covered the accident, which left one injured. Authorities did not identify the driver, who avoided major injuries. Fortunately for the residents of the apartment block, no one was in the apartment at the time. If they were there at the time, it would be a different story. In fact, the Chevrolet landed on the person’s bed!
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Headlines blare about the self driving future of the automobile. However, the most info leaks out the more apparent it is that this future may take longer than anticipated. In fact, many consumers simply do not want to get into a car that they cannot control.
Bloomberg reported on a common situation. People just don’t want to get behind the wheel of one of these new vehicles.
The fears follow a number of high profile accidents involving self driving car models. The severe restrictions of the tech means that it is often well behind its publicized feats. In fact, in many cases these types of cars are simply not prepared for regular road use. Many consumers hope for the day...