Author Archives: Daniel J. Siegel

About Daniel J. Siegel

Dan Siegel authors the Technology column in The Philadelphia Lawyer, quarterly magazine of the Philadelphia Bar Association; he also authors the Technology column in Trial Magazine, the official publication of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA)). Dan is a nationally-known writer and lecturer about technology in law offices and in litigation. Sensing the need for a firm to address the technology needs of attorneys, Dan opened Integrated Technology Services, LLC, which focuses exclusively upon ways for lawyers and legal support staff to handle cases more efficiently. An attorney since 1984, Dan serves in many technology-related positions. He is Vice-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association Law Practice Management Division and co-chairs its Practice Technology Committe. A solo practitioner, Dan chaired the Computer Committee at Anapol Schwartz in Philadelphia. Dan is also a certified Trainer for LiveNote and certified to support and train Time Matters, CaseMap, TimeMap and LegalFiles.

A Hacker-Proof System for Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023

Happy Cybersecurity Awareness Month – A Hacker-Proof Office System to Prevent Attacks

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. At Integrated Technology Services, LLC and the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC, we regularly work with law firms and small businesses to help them protect against cyberattacks. We assist with all facets of preparedness, from assessing their infrastructure to creating cybersecurity plans to training to techno-ethics counseling.… Read the rest

Sony Litigation Demonstrates Why Adobe Acrobat Training is So Important

In the Sony Playstation litigation, a document was disclosed that was intended to be redacted, but it wasn’t, and lo and behold, everyone can see the numbers, which are presumably confidential.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Pamela Myers (my co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Adobe Acrobat DC) and I reviewed the image, we immediately recognized how it happened.… Read the rest

Attorney Daniel J. Siegel Appointed Co-Chair of New Pennsylvania Bar Technology Committee

Attorney Daniel J. Siegel, principal of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC and founder of technology/workflow consulting firm Integrated Technology Services, LLC, has been appointed Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Technology Committee, a newly-created committee of Pennsylvania’s largest association of attorneys. PBA President Michael McDonald created the Committee to help make good lawyers better. Attorney Jennifer Ellis serves as Co-Chair.… Read the rest

Attorney & Tech Guru Daniel J. Siegel Helps Pennsylvania Create a Unified E-filing Court System

Attorney Daniel J. Siegel, the founder of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC and of Integrated Technology Services, LLC, is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Task Force investigating the creation of a statewide electronic filing and retrieval system. In that role, Dan co-chairs a subcommittee that focuses on the technology necessary to create a unified system.
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Now Available: How to Do More in Less Time: The Complete Guide to Increasing Your Productivity and Improving Your Bottom Line, Second Edition

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

New Podcast: Productivity: Practical Time Management and Technology for Law Firms

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

Why Your Law Firm Needs Adobe Acrobat Professional

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

Importance Of Training Law Firm Attorneys & Staff How To Use Software

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

Prevent Phishing Attacks with Free Helpful Graphic from CISA

More than 90% of Phishing Attacks Begin With an Email

According to the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA – cisa.gov), “more than 90% of successful cyber-attacks start with a phishing email. A phishing scheme is when a link or webpage looks legitimate, but it’s a trick designed by bad actors to have you reveal your passwords, social security number, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information.
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Multifactor Authentication Is Critical to Protect Your Identity and Your Data

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)

 

 

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