About Dan Pinnington
Dan Pinnington is a legal technology evangelist and is well known for his tech tips. As the Vice President, Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations at LAWPRO, Dan helps lawyers avoid malpractice claims and helps LAWPRO reach out to its stakeholders. His vision, energy and ideas have made the practicePRO program an internationally recognized claims prevention initiative.
Dan is a prolific writer, speaker and blogger on legal malpractice, risk management, legal technology, and law practice management issues. The American Bar Association published The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Tips to Power Your Practice, a book he co-authored with Reid Trautz. He a past Editor-in-Chief of the ABA’s Law Practice magazine, was Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2007 and helped launch the ABA's Law Practice Today Webzine.
Dan Pinnington's Posts
Family law lawyers should keep in mind that their 20 and 30-something clients grew up with technology. They live online 7/24. Facebook posts, YouTube videos, Instagram pictures, texting and tweeting are intertwined in the fabric of their daily lives. Young people also tend to be very open and will post personal and intimate details of… Read More »Categories: Family Law, Privacy, Technology
On occasion, lawyers have engaged in activities that have made them front-page news, subject to embarrassment and possibly lawsuits or discipline complaints. Not only can this kind of attention be bad for a lawyer’s reputation, it can also damage or even destroy client relationships. That’s reason enough to be aware of and avoid activities that… Read More »Categories: LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage
By now, most lawyers are familiar with phishing attacks. For those who are not, phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an email. They take the form of a message, allegedly from your bank or an online retailer you… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention, Technology
“How long do I have to keep my closed files?” is one of the most frequent questions lawyers ask practicePRO. Certainly you don’t have to keep all files permanently – this just doesn’t make practical or economic sense. Nor is the solution as simple as a one-size-fits-all rule for when to destroy closed files (e.g.,… Read More »Categories: Civil Litigation, Limitations Claims
When it comes to supervision, lawyers should think beyond just the people who are physically in their offices. In many law offices, there are various people working externally who do different types of work as employees or in other capacities. Examples include title searchers, private investigators, bookkeepers and technology support people. These people could be… Read More »Categories: Law Practice Management
Ideally you have one or more types of properly updated anti-malware software running on your computers and networks. And hopefully that software detects and prevents any malware infections from occurring. However, because anti-malware software may not detect an infection, watch for the symptoms that can indicate a computer is infected with malware. These include: It… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention, Technology
Being able to access your work network while you are out of the office can provide increased productivity and flexibility. However, opening your systems to remote access creates a number of security risks as external network connections are a ripe target for cyber criminals. And you should think twice about using public computers for firm… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention
People inside your office have the greatest knowledge of your systems and where the important data is located. Many of the largest and most damaging cyber breaches have been caused by rogue or soon-to-be-departing employees. You should take steps to reduce the likelihood that a cyber breach will be caused by someone inside your office…. Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention