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
Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: A Backup Could Save Your Practice After a Cybercrime Incident
Every law firm has huge amounts of irreplaceable data on its servers, desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. A cybercrime incident such as a malware infection or the hacking of firm systems could result in the destruction or loss of firm data. Having a current and full backup of all firm data will be essential… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention
For more than 30 years Richard Susskind has been a thought leader on the future of the legal profession. This is despite the Law Society of England and Wales saying he did not understand confidentiality and was bringing the legal profession into disrepute by suggesting that email would become the predominant way lawyers and their… Read More »Categories: Legal Technology, Technology
Email has become a primary communications tool for the legal profession. It allows virtually instant sharing of information and documents between lawyers and their clients. Email is also one of the most dangerous tools in a modern law office. Infected attachments, spam and phishing attacks delivered by email make it easy for cyber criminals to… Read More »Categories: Fraud Prevention
We all look forward to the day when we can jump in a vehicle that will drive itself to our desired destination. And while self-driving vehicles have been in our imaginations for many decades, vehicles from Tesla and others with driving-assistance technology suggest fully autonomous self-driving cars will be a reality in the not too… Read More »Categories: Legal Technology, Technology
Lawyers and their clients are more mobile than ever before. With the Internet, easy international travel and a global economy, relationships and business transactions – and legal matters and disputes – frequently cross international borders. Handling matters that involve foreign law can increase the risk that you will face a malpractice claim, and can have… Read More »Categories: Risk Management Strategies, LAWPRO Errors and Omissions Coverage
Big changes – positive and negative – have happened to the profession in the past. We have gone through economic cycles and seen both emerging and disappearing areas of law. Court rules and procedures have changed. There was the consolidation and growth of big firms and the general movement from general practitioners to specialists. Technology… Read More »Categories: Law Practice Management
By stating that they are not practising law or providing legal advice, legal service providers (see yesterday’s post on what a “legal service provider” is) shrewdly aim to take themselves out of the current legal services regulatory scheme and nicely avoid all the education, admission, ethics and insurance obligations that lawyers must fulfill. You can… Read More »Categories: Legal Technology, Law Practice Management
After discussing who will provide legal services, a relevant question here is “What is the practice of law?” Coming up with a definition of the practice of law has proven to be very difficult. Many have tried, and many have failed, including an American Bar Association Commission. For the purposes of this article we won’t… Read More »Categories: Law Practice Management