Attorney Daniel J. Siegel‘s latest book, How to Do More in Less Time: The Complete Guide to Increasing Your Productivity and Improving Your Bottom Line, Second Edition, is now available from the American Bar Association. Written for the busy professional, this book explains how to identify the right activities that need to be accomplished and then how to most efficiently perform those activities.… Read the rest
Author Archives: Daniel J. Siegel
Productivity. Time Management. There is never enough time in the day, it seems. There are solutions.
Listen to a few as lawyer/geek/technologist Daniel J. Siegel of Integrated Technology Services, LLC and the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC offers some productivity tips on the Vandenack Weaver Truhlsen podcast with Mary Vandenack, with this episode entitled “Productivity: Practical Time Management and Technology for Law Firms.”… Read the rest
With technology advancing at an incredible speed, it is easy for attorneys and their staff to get overwhelmed. Between all of the new gadgets that hit the market every week, how best to utilize your computer equipment, and what software is needed for your job, can feel like a never-ending process. Plus, most consultants only want to sell, and don’t understand the obstacles you face.… Read the rest
As an entrepreneur or business owner or law firm, you will need to use software for your business. There are many types of software that can help you run your company including case management software, accounting apps, shopping carts, e-commerce platforms, and more.
But what if I told you that most small businesses fail because they don’t know how to use the best possible piece of business software?… Read the rest
More than 90% of Phishing Attacks Begin With an Email
Consumer Affairs reports on a new identity theft study that reaffirms the need to take proactive measures to protect your security. Attorney Daniel J. Siegel of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC and Integrated Technology Services, LLC, is quoted in the article, reminding everyone that mutlifactor authentication is essential. Click here to read the article.
The article explains that, according to the Identity Theft Research Center, the biggest increases in the last year were:
Reports from victims of non-financial account takeover (235% increase over 2020)
Social media account takeover (1,044% increase over 2020)
Identity misuse involving government credentials or accounts (154% increase from 2019-2020 and 7% increase from 2020 to 2021)
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, which is chaired by Attorney Daniel J. Siegel, issued a Formal Ethics Opinion, Number 2022-100, concerning attorneys’ obligations to request counsel fees following the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Opinion in Lorino v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Commonwealth) in December 2021. Entitled “Attorney’s Obligations to Request Counsel Fees Under Section 440 of the Workers’ Compensation Act,” the Opinion advises attorneys that they are not required to request the fees, but that, at the relevant time during the litigation, attorneys are required to discuss the issue with their clients, including whether or not to request the fees, and must abide by the clients’ decision whether to seek the award of fees.… Read the rest
Although only one in seven businesses typically reports a cybersecurity hack to the federal government that should change now that the recent budget/government funding law requires 16 types of businesses to report hacks to the Department of Homeland Security within 72 hours. The types of hacks that must be reported include data breaches and ransomware attacks/payments. Lawyers and law firms already have an ethical obligation under the Rules of Professional Conduct to report breaches, attacks and other cybersecurity incidents to clients whose data may have been impacted.… Read the rest
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn U.S. governments, elected officials and candidates about cybersecurity threats, particularly invoice-themed phishing emails that could be used to harvest these officials’ login credentials. This threat applies to all governments, local to national, all government employees, all elected officials, and all candidates for elected office. In short, this threat applies to a wide range of people, and it is one to take very seriously.… Read the rest
No matter your politics, most of us aren’t thinking of President Biden when it comes to technology advice. Yet it was the Biden White House offering excellent advice on protecting yourself online. This isn’t fancy geek language, it is the same cybersecurity advice I have given in dozens of programs not only to lawyers and law firms but also to community groups and others.… Read the rest