Technology advances are changing our world in many ways. The number of digital footprints you leave is no longer limited to Internet use, but now also includes your movements being tracked by the phone you are carrying and hidden video cameras in many places recording you. Gathering Evidence – 21st Century Style.The Craigslist Killer Case and Boston Marathon Bombing Manhunt Demonstrate the Importance of Digital Clues is one of my favorite columns I have written in a while. I hope you enjoy it and pass it along to a friend. (It is a PDF attachment, so if you get the email alerts, you may have to visit the blog to open the file.)
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I will confess that Ed Walters, the CEO of Fastcase, gave me a fair amount of assistance in the preparation of this article. Oklahoma Bar Association members receive access to the Fastcase legal research service as a member benefit. OBA members can log in to free legal research at http://www.okbar.org.
There has been a lot of change and upheaval in the legal profession. This column outlines eight areas that any law firm, from a brand new solo practitioner to a large established firm, should review to see if they need to make improvement.