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We’re Back! After Two Weeks Away, the Legaltech Week Panel Returns Today at 3 P.M. ET; Join Us Live

Thanks to Thanksgiving, the regular Friday Legaltech Week panel has not met for two weeks. But we are back today at 3 p.m. ET to discuss the latest developments in legal tech and legal innovation, and there is a lot to talk about.

Attendance is free, but, if you have not already done so, you need to register, which you can do here. Register once and you are signed up for all future sessions.

Our lineup changes from week to week, but our regular panelists include:

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Which Term Ranks Higher In SEO? Attorney Or Lawyer?

apps-ga1d3c25ac_1920Rebranding your law firm? You’re probably wondering if it’s better to use the term “attorney” or “lawyer” for search engine optimization. Often interchanged, Google may prefer one over the other. It’s important to distinguish which term is best for your law firm and your practice and use the term that will drive the most traffic to your website. Continue reading to learn which terms rank higher in SEO for law firms.

Why is SEO so Important?
Search engine optimization (SEO) is at the core of online marketing. This method helps websites rank higher in Google and other search engines. Most potential clients search for law firms online. Many will not look past the first page of search results.

An effective marketing strategy involves using keywords that prospective new clients will use when they search, so they will find your firm on that first page of results when looking for a

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A quiet bench on the Quiet Title Act: Justices hold muted debate on statute of limitations

ARGUMENT ANALYSIS

Wednesday’s argument in Wilkins v. United States was a quiet one, with several of the justices saying so little that it is difficult to discern what they are thinking. Those who spoke extensively, however, seem ready to reject the government’s argument that the statute of limitations at issue here is a strict jurisdictional rule, as opposed to a “mere” claims-processing rule, which could be waived in an appropriate case.

The dispute involves the Forest Service’s decision to permit general public use of a road near the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana. Larry Wilkins and his neighbor Gene Stanton (who live near the road) filed suit under the federal Quiet Title Act, arguing that general public use exceeds the terms of the easement that authorizes the road. Wilkins and the government fought in the lower courts over whether the

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Second Call for FCIL-SIS Executive Committee Nominations

The Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of AALL needs your leadership and vision! 

The Nominations Committee hereby welcomes submissions for Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect and Secretary/Treasurer of the SIS for 2023. 

FCIL-SIS Annual Nominations For: 2020
Deadline: December 16, 2022
  • The position of Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect requires a three-year commitment, as Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Chair, and Immediate Past Chair, and will be expected to attend the AALL annual meeting the first two years.  
  • The position of Secretary/Treasurer requires a two-year commitment, and the holder of this office is expected to attend the AALL Annual Meeting both years. More information is available in the FCIL-SIS Bylaws.

Please consider nominating yourself or one of our outstanding colleagues for these important positions. (If nominating someone other than yourself, please communicate first with that person to ensure their interest in serving.)

Nominations will be accepted through December 16th, 2022. Results will be announced in the Spring newsletter.

Please submit your nominations and any questions to:

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2022 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report: Technology Basic & Security






The 2022 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report: Technology Basic & Security is now available for purchase!

The ABA Legal Technology Survey Report is the most comprehensive study available of lawyers’ actual technology use, spanning a vast range of topics from security and basic office software to technology budgets, marketing tools, and much more. The survey has been published annually for more than 20 years.

The 2022 edition features five volumes, each with detailed charts, tables, and trends: 2022 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report: Combined Volumes I-V

Vol. II: Technology Basics & Security

  • Technology Budget & Goals
  • Technology Training & Support
  • Technology Policies
  • Security Tools
  • Security Breaches
  • Viruses/Spyware/Malware
  • Backup





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