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NC State Bar-LegalZoom Settlement Sets Stage For Legislative Action

Editor’s note: This story appears in the February 2016 edition of North Carolina Lawyer. By Russell Rawlings The North Carolina State Bar and LegalZoom.com Inc. took a giant step toward resolving their longstanding differences when the parties signed a consent judgment on Oct. 22, 2015. The highly publicized agreement gave the State Bar consumer protections […]


10 Ways To Prep For a Successful Mediation

From an attorney’s perspective:  As we all know (or should know) the purpose of mediation is to maximize the chances that our client’s case will settle before they are forced into a potentially unnecessary trial. In order to facilitate this process it is imperative that we, as attorneys, arrive prepared to resolve our client’s issues.


Encryption Is Not a Four-Letter Word

What is encryption? Encryption is a process to store your data so that only you can access it. There is an encryption “key” (essentially a password) that you keep to encrypt and decrypt the data. When the data is encrypted, it is converted to ones and zeros so that it can be stored securely, and […]

The Chair’s Comments

By Ginny Allen Almost two months ago, I left my job as head of marketing and business development with a large North Carolina law firm to start my own company. Until recently, my interest within the law practice management and technology world had largely been technology, specifically marketing technologies. Over the course of these last […]