Thursday, December 26, 2013

Three Reasons to Blog in 2014

As you consider the 2014 marketing plan for your business or organization, a blog can be an important part of your overall strategy. Why? 

1) Blogging improves the search engine results of your website.

2) Blogging boosts your social media marketing strategy.

3) Blogging gives your business a platform for thought leadership.

For more specific tips, including ideas on content and writing style, read the full post on ReachLocal Blog.  Although the article specifically targets law firms, the ideas are applicable to all businesses.

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Curious Case of Edward Snowden

Although our firm does not typically practice in the area of international law, one of our attorneys recently published a guest blog post with the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation analyzing the international legal issues raised by the case of Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked classified national security documents earlier this year.

During the summer of 2013, the world was captivated by the story of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Currently living in Moscow on a temporary grant of asylum, Snowden has charged the Obama Administration with two related violations of international law: (1) that it interfered with his right to seek asylum; and (2) that by revoking his passport, it had made him stateless. 

Read the entire blog post courtesy of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation.

Monday, December 2, 2013

The Ethics of Cloud Computing

A previous blog post discussed best practices for attorneys and businesses who use “cloud computing” to store information on remote computer servers.

The Ohio State Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee has now issued an informal advisory opinion to give ethical guidance for Ohio attorneys regarding storing client data in the cloud. Although the opinion is designed for attorneys, the general principles are applicable to other businesses as well. In its opinion, the committee advised attorneys to select a proper cloud computing vendor; protect client confidentiality and property; appropriately supervise the vendor; and communicate with the client.

Read the full opinion or an excellent discussion in the association’s Ohio Lawyer magazine.