3M’s booth at LegalTech NY 2013 yielded some cool info on their privacy filters for securing information. Natural view filters are also available. They come in a wide range of sizes (both framed and frameless) for desktops, laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
In addition to helping protect confidential information from prying eyes (screen data is visible only to someone directly in from of the screen) their filters (including the natural view screens) help protect displays from scratches, fingerprints and damage. Their privacy filters come in two flavors: Standard and 3M Gold. 3M claims that their Gold privacy filters provide twice the privacy of their Standard filters and up to 2.25 times that of competitive products.
For smartphones, their screen protectors prevent others from viewing information on your display, are easy to attach and remove, help prevent damage, reduce glare, our fingerprint resistant and come with a limited six-month warranty. For tablets, they come with an interesting feature– by changing the device’s orientation, you decide when to keep information private and when to share. It also maintains high clarity of graphic images and touchscreen functionality, in addition to protecting the screen and having easy, residue free removal.
|3M Privacy Screens
Cost: Varies depending on screen size
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We’re please to announce that, by random drawing, Judge Jake Weintraub is the winner of the 2013 NYSALJA Mid-Year Conference Grant. The conference is being held in Williamsburg, Virginia from April 14-16, 2013.
Congratulations to Judge Weintraub, and thanks to everyone who applied. Enjoy the conference!
Almost a year ago, I posted in this column on accessing and sharing files remotely and securely. It involved mating two identical USB keys, separating them and then attaching each of the two separated halves to computers that have a need to securely share files across the internet. I liked this solution because it provided a way to securely share files, something that is lacking in Dropbox. Back then, my advice to ALJs was to avoid Dropbox because of possible hacking risks.
Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon a vendor at LegalTech 2013 NY that has a solution to the Dropbox problem?! While using Dropbox, by itself, it still problematic, the clever folks at Sookasa created a Dropbox addon that creates a secure folder within your Dropbox account. Anything stored in that folder will be encrypted. In other words, it transforms Dropbox from a security risk into an enterprise grade secure file access and sharing solution.
Busy law offices have been using off-the-shelf case management software for years. These out-of-the-box solutions are inexpensive compared to their custom coded cousins. The choices for government agencies are far fewer, especially for those that need a solution to fit a limited budget. I previously posted about a few that I caught up with at the 2012 NAALJ annual conference.
LegalTech NY 2013 offered a great many case management systems. Some are impressive, though most can’t handle administrative hearing/courtroom needs. Only one stood out as appropriate: Synaptec Software’s LawBase Case and Matter Management. LawBase can manage a case’s progress, create and update case file, keep complete calendars and schedules, maintain file room management, and perform large repetitive tasks with only a few keystrokes.
As promised, today we’ll be taking a look at the second of two vendors from LegalTech NYC 2013 that provide a means by which lawyers may appear by phone where permission of the court/agency has been granted to do so.
Like CourtCall, AppearByPhone promises a simple-to-use phone conferencing service bringing attorneys into the courtroom, on schedule, with no wasted time to the parties. Using conference calling, they set up the calls and connect attorneys with ALJs, promising a minimal waiting time for the attorney.
In this post I will be taking a look at the first of two vendors from LegalTech NYC 2013 that each enable attorneys to make court appearances by phone. Many courts have been allowing attorneys to appear telephonically, thus saving time and helping litigants to cut legal costs.
Legal Tech New York started today at the New York Hilton. The three-day show runs through January 31st. I will be at there all day tomorrow (Wednesday) looking for anything that may be of interest to ALJs and HOs. Hopefully, there will be new vendors, useful products, and clever approaches to help make our working lives a bit easier.
I’m optimistic that there will be something new to write about. My first post will publish this coming Friday.
Welcome to 2013! The NYSALJA Executive Board has voted to offer one $500 challenge grant to be used toward attendance at the NAALJ mid-year meeting this spring in Williamsburgh VA.
Rules of the road are as follows:
1/You must be a paid-up member in good standing;
2/Who has not received a challenge grant in the past three years;
3/And must place your name into the proverbial hat by March 1, 2013.
Send an email to me me at firstname.lastname@example.org for this marvelous opportunity. Include your name, email address and a telephone number at which you can be reached. There will only be one winner but, as they say about Lotto, “you gotta be in it to win it!”
Also, you will all be winners in 2013. Our CLE gurus expect to roll out our first webinar quite soon and there is doubly good news to report. It will be FREE to all members in good standing and virtual attendees will receive 2 highly prized ethics credits. The Board is focusing its efforts on ALJ education this year and you can expect for this to be just the first in a series of outstanding CLE programs. Take it from me, the shopaholic/shoe-aholic, this is a great bargain!
The NYSALJA Executive Board will meet again on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at both downstate and Capitol district locations. More detailed meeting information, including the location of pre-meeting libations, will be posted so please come and join us! All members are welcome!
The fifth, and final conference vendor with a booth at the NAALJ New Orleans conference was Cisco Systems, Inc. With literally dozens of products and services, including video and conferencing, Cisco provides government agencies with collaboration tools that provide access to information across multiple agencies and geographies in real time. Headquartered in San Jose, California, they have an extensive enterprise-focused routing, switching and security portfolio.
For more information, they may be reached by phone at 866-426-4892 or by email using Cisco’s email form.
I write from home on Long Island with winds kicking up and enormous Linden trees swaying like hula dancers. As Hurricane Sandy approaches, my thoughts and those of the entire Executive Committee are with our members and the people of the State of New York as, together, we face the most powerful storm to strike the Northeast in history. Assuredly, there will be tremendous challenges ahead for all of us, personally and as a whole. New Yorkers are the most resilient people anywhere and I know that we will join together, in our home communities and at work, to restore conditions to the status quo ante. Please stay safe during the storm and participate in local recovery and fundraising efforts to bring New York back, better than ever!
With best regards,