2019 NEPA Green Fair on April 27, 2019

The 2019 NEPA Green Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10AM to 3PM in Nay Aug Park in the City of Scranton. The NEPA Green Fair will kick-off with a 5K run starting at…

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Pennsylvania Attorney Shannon Brown Uses SSL and HTTPS

Pennsylvania Attorney Shannon Brown secures in-transit data by using SSL and HTTPS for the Shannon Brown Law Website. Despite being a standard practice, very few Pennsylvania law firms provide SSL security for their websites. Failure to Use HTTPS Results in a Browser Warning HTTPS helps secure communications between a…

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Attorney Brown’s Research Cited by a National Legal Treatise on eDiscovery & Digital Evidence

The forthcoming eDiscovery & Digital Evidence legal treatise by Jay E. Grenig & William C. Gleisner, III, favorably cites Pennsylvania Attorney Shannon Brown’s 2016 article on eDiscovery: Peeking Inside The Black Box: A Preliminary Survey of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and Predictive Coding Algorithms…

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Attorney Brown Admitted to the Federal District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania

On October 12, 2018, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania admitted Attorney Shannon Brown. Attorney Brown now maintains admissions to the federal Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Judge Joseph Leeson,…

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Program on Pennsylvania Noise Ordinances & Noise Law

On September 19, 2018, Attorney Shannon Brown presented on noise ordinances in Pennsylvania. Current scientific and medical research links noise to significant adverse health effects such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, annoyance, stress, and learning impairment in children. As research shows, noise need not be “loud” to be…

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Attorney Brown Scheduled for Penn State Extension Program on Noise Ordinances

Penn State Extension scheduled Attorney Shannon Brown to speak at a statewide webinar on Pennsylvania noise ordinances on September 19, 2018. Attorney Brown focuses on community development, community engagement, and community place-making law including land use, noise pollution, and noise control. Neighborhood noise increasingly challenges communities and municipalities. Simple application…

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Brown Appointed to Scranton-Abingtons Planning Association (SAPA)

Clarks Summit Borough appointed attorney Shannon Brown to serve as the Borough’s representative to the Scranton-Abingtons Planning Association (SAPA). This summer, SAPA will launch the second phase of a multi-year initiative to help each member community update its zoning ordinances to comply with current state laws and to…

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Attorney Brown Re-appointed to Planning Commission

In January 2018, the Clarks Summit Borough Council unanimously re-appointed Attorney Shannon Brown to the Clarks Summit Borough Planning Commission. In addition to being a consulting attorney, Shannon brings experience as a professor of community and economic development and prior experience serving as a planning commission member in Lancaster…

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eDiscovery Technologies Article Published

The Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy law journal published Peeking Inside the Black Box: A Preliminary Survey of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and Predictive Coding Algorithms for eDiscovery (21 Suffolk J. Trial & App. Advoc. 221, 221-286 (2016)). The article explores the sometimes complex and…

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Attorney Brown Appointed to the Clarks Summit Borough Planning Commission

In August 2016, the Clarks Summit Borough Council selected Attorney Shannon Brown to fill an open seat on the Clarks Summit Borough Planning Commission. Along with legal training, Shannon brings experience as a professor of community and economic development and prior experience servingd as a planning commission member in…

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Article on eDiscovery Technologies Pending Law Journal Publication

The Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy law journal will publish Peeking Inside the Black Box: A Preliminary Survey of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and Predictive Coding Algorithms for eDiscovery. Shannon Brown is excited about the law journal publication. He taught eDiscovery technologies at Widener…

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Brown Appointed to Rapho Township Planning Commission

Rapho Township appointed Shannon Brown to serve a four-year term on the Rapho Township Planning Commission. The appointment occurred in January 2015. The Planning Commission reviews subdivision and land use applications in Rapho Township and makes recommendations to the Rapho Township Supervisors. Attorney Brown brings past experience in land use…

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Attorney Brown Teaches Law School Course on eDiscovery Technologies

Attorney and Adjunct Professor Shannon Brown taught a course on eDiscovery technologies such as keyword search, technology assisted review (TAR), predictive analytics, and predictive coding. Unlike typical eDiscovery courses, which often gloss-over the technologies, law students became deeply engaged in the technical aspects of eDiscovery including completing a hands-on, simulated…

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Pennsylvania CLE Board Adds Technology Ethics Category

In October 2014, the Pennsylvania CLE Board Website added a new category for lawyer CLE programs called Ethics–Technology (new ETH10). Attorney Shannon Brown requested the additional category in light of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s changes to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct effective November 2013.

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Attorney Brown Receives Cybersecurity Technical Certification

Attorney Shannon Brown passed the new, performance-based, CompTIA Security+™ certification exam on September 16, 2014. CompTIA Security+™ certification provides an industry-recognized method to objectively demonstrate technical skills in computer security, data security, or cybersecurity. The new cybersecurity certification is believed to be a first for an attorney in Pennsylvania. The CompTIA…

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Attorney Shannon Brown Teaching eDiscovery Technologies Course

Attorney Shannon Brown will teach a course on eDiscovery technologies at Widener University School of Law on January 5 and 6, 2015. The new course, taught by a lawyer with direct technology knowledge, explores the critical, technical aspects of eDiscovery. Most discussions of eDiscovery gloss-over the technical issues. But as…

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Attorney Brown Files Drone Aircraft Comments

Attorney Shannon Brown filed official comments on the FAA’s proposed, drone aircraft (UAS) regulations and explanations. The FAA printed the Interpretation of the Special Rule for…

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Recent Interviews by Kiplinger, PBS NewsHour, and California Lawyer

Several national publications recently interviewed Attorney Shannon Brown about emerging technology-law topics such as drone aircraft and cloud computing. Kiplinger and PBS NewsHour interviewed Attorney Shannon Brown about drone aircraft and UAVs. Drones (unmanned aerial vehicles or unmanned aircraft) pose a number of risks to communities and individuals from crashes…

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Attorney Brown Quoted on PBS NewsHour Regarding Drones

PBS NewsHour  quoted Attorney Shannon Brown in a recent article discussing the commercial use of drones. The article addressed the March 6, 2014, NTSB administrative law decision, FAA v. Pirker. The controversial decision dismissed a $10,000 fine levied against a commercial…

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Attorney Brown Quoted in California Lawyer Article

The March 2014 issue of California Lawyer Magazine features an article entitled Why Buy When You Can Rent? about cloud computing for law firms. Attorney Shannon Brown was interviewed for the article and is quoted in the article.

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Attorney Shannon Brown Presents at ShmooCon 2014

Attorney Shannon Brown presented Technology Law Issues for Security Professionals at ShmooCon 2014. The presentation provided

an overview of “what is the law?” from a legal perspective and
the basics of legal interpretation.

Emphasis was placed on understanding what the “the law” really means in a legal sense.

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Attorney Brown Interviewed for Article on Cloud Computing

California Lawyer Magazine interviewed Attorney Shannon Brown for a forthcoming article on cloud computing issues facing lawyers and focusing on Software as a Service (SaaS) options. Cloud computing vendors heavily promote SaaS options to lawyers. The article will help lawyers to understand sometimes complex issues…

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Attorney Brown Presenting at ShmooCon 2014

Attorney Shannon Brown will  present Technology Law Issues for Security Professionals at ShmooCon 2014. The talk will generally discuss emerging and current legal issues for security researchers including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Stored Communications Act (SCA), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and state Computer Crimes Code. attend the talk at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

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Predictive Coding Session at the Lancaster Bar Association

On 15 October 2013, attorney Shannon Brown presented a CLE entitled An Introduction to Predictive Coding, TAR, and Emerging eDiscovery at the Lancaster Bar Association’s 2013 Bench Bar Conference. The well-attended event covered general issues increasingly facing attorneys involved in eDiscovery (and normal law practice): getting a grasp on the exponential…

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Presentation on eDiscovery for Small Law Firms

On September 25, 2013, Attorney Shannon Brown presented a CLE on eDiscovery technologies available for small law firms and solo law practices at the Berks County Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. The CLE covered the state of the profession relating to emerging eDiscovery technologies with particular focus on eDiscovery options for small law firms.

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