Attorney Brown closed 2011 with a fifth, print publication titled Head in “the Clouds” … And Don’t Know It?. Head in the Clouds addresses the challenges for Pennsylvania lawyers when assessing cloud computing use by lawyers.
Named Charter Member of Lawyer Sustainability Program
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Environmental and Energy Law Section named Attorney Brown one of nine, charter members of the Pennsylvania Lawyers United for Sustainability (PLUS) Program.
Article: “Your Robot Bit My Dog” in Development
Attorney Shannon Brown is working on a new article tentatively entitled “Your Robot Bit My Dog.” The article addresses the emerging tensions in law associated with autonomous and semi-autonomous agents such as drones, robots, engineered biological viruses, and computer software agents. Basically, how does the law address these emerging areas?…
Attorney Brown Continuing Education
In October, Attorney Brown returns to class by taking three, technology-related, non-credit courses:
Introduction to Machine Learning,
Introduction to Databases, and
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence.
Technology & Lawyer Ethics CLE Presented
On 09 September 2011, Attorney Brown presented a continuing legal education (CLE) program for attorneys entitled “Technology in Law Practice: How Can Something So Beneficial Raise So Many Ethical Concerns?”
Attorney Brown Published in The Pennsylvania Lawyer
The Pennsylvania Lawyer published Attorney Brown’s article entitled “Navigating the Fog of Cloud Computing” in the annual technology issue (September/October 2011). Attorney Brown prepared an Unofficial Supplement with additional materials
Attorney Brown Attends E-Discovery for Solos and Small Law Firms Webinar
On August 25, 2011, Attorney Brown attended the E-Discovery for Solos and Small Law Firms Webinar. The webinar addressed eDiscovery issues specifically from the solo and small law firm perspective
S/MIME Encrypted Email Available
Attorney Brown now offers an additional method for client’s to encrypt emails sent to Attorney Brown and for Attorney Brown to authenticate emails.
Hiatus Explained—Technology & Ethics CLE Pending
For the past few weeks, Attorney Brown took a brief hiatus from blogging and website articles to prepare for a forthcoming Legal Ethics & Technology CLE. Attorney Brown is scheduled to deliver the CLE at the Lancaster Bar Association on September 9, 2011. The CLE will address (as time permits) emerging issues for lawyers related to technology
Attorney Brown’s Article Published
The Lancaster Bar Association published Attorney Brown’s article on new lawyer mentoring.
Attorney Brown Attends Sessions of “Cloud Computing: Securely Moving From the Fringes to the Mainstream”
On June 22, 2011, Attorney Brown attended sessions of the online seminar entitled “Cloud Computing: Securely Moving From the Fringes to the Mainstream.” Sessions addressed the technical and business challenges arising from cloud computing
Attorney Brown Attends VirtualLegalTech
On June 16, 2011, Attorney Brown attended VirtualLegalTech.VirtualLegalTech provides CLE programs on emerging technology issues and updates on technology issues related to law.
Attorney Brown Admitted to Practice in Federal Court
Attorney Brown was admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The admission ceremony was held in Harrisburg on May 13, 2011.
Cloud Computing Article Published in At Issue
At Issue published my article entitled Cloud Computing 101 for Lawyers. The article discusses the basics of cloud computing for lawyers. The topics include defining cloud computing, explaining the common Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) options, and identifying cloud computing issues specific to lawyers.
Attorney Brown Spends a Morning “On the Hill”
Attorney Brown spent Tuesday morning, April 26, 2011, meeting with Pennsylvania state legislators in Harrisburg. The meetings with local legislators were coordinated by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
One Year Anniversary
Attorney Brown celebrated his one year anniversary as a licensed attorney on April 13, 2011.
Attorney Brown Attends VirtualLegalTech 2011
Attorney Brown attended VirtualLegalTech 2011 on March 17, 2011. VirtualLegalTech online seminars allow an attorney to keep current with breaking and emerging Law & Technology issues.
The dominant theme of the March 2011 VirtualLegalTech Show was the fundamental shift in law practice—a shift largely driven by technology and the changing economy. The presentations illustrated that mobile, virtual law firms are an emerging, new paradigm for delivering legal services. According to the presentations, law practice technology may help increase efficiency and may enhance services for the added-value-conscious client.
Encrypted Email Option
Attorney Brown offers clients the option to encrypt email communications. Using the widely-deployed OpenPGP-based encryption technology, clients may obtain Attorney Brown’s OpenPGP/GNUPG Public Key via the Contact Section of this website (or on request). OpenPGP/GNUPG uses public-key technology to encrypt and “sign” email messages. (See GNUPG Privacy…
Recent Continuing Education Programs
Attorney Brown recently attended three, continuing education/webinar programs. February 16, 2011—Filing an Unclaimed Property Report in Pennsylvania; February 24, 2011—Smart Security Solutions for Cloud Computing; and March 1, 2011—DUI Practice for General Practitioners. The Filing an Unclaimed Property Report in Pennsylvania program summarized the unclaimed property reporting rules for any…
Attorney Brown Attends VirtualLegalTech 2010
VirtualLegalTech explored emerging technology issues in the legal community—from e-Discovery to cloud computing—all in an online, virtual conference environment.