Emergency Responder Michael J. Riley publishes article series about law office technology for Emergency Management

Michael J. Riley, Sr. Attorney in Louisiana

Michael J. Riley, Sr. Attorney in Louisiana

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Emergency management covers a broad range of issues that can be better managed with software and other technologies, explains Michael J. Riley, Sr. (Louisiana)

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Emergency management covers a surprisingly broad range of legal issues that can be better managed with software and other technologies.”

— Michael Jerome Riley, Sr., Emergency Responder and lawyer

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Emergency Management in the U.S. is surprisingly broad. A lawyer in this area will encounter issues as diverse as Grant Management and Administration, Public Assistance Programs, Environmental and Historic Preservation Requirements, Hazardous Materials, and Project Funding. Incorporating technology into a law practice in this area can make the practice more efficient and increase client satisfaction. In fact, technology may enable the practitioner to exceed client expectations.

In this first article in a series, Michael J. Riley, Sr. focuses on case management by software and other technologies for a law practice engaged in this area of law. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Michael Riley at https://michaeljriley.blogspot.com/

Technology is advancing, and the legal profession must keep up with these technological and societal changes. Many of us still remember when they first saw a personal computer, when cell phones became widely available, and when cell phones turned into smart phones that have become indispensable for many.

Incorporating technology into a law practice can make the practice more efficient and increase client satisfaction. In fact, technology may enable the practitioner to exceed client expectations. Here are a few, simple-to-implement options.

Case Management Software

Long gone are the days of paper routing slips, desktop inboxes and consecutive reviews by paralegals and attorneys during which papers and files are shuffled back and forth. With case management software, incoming documents are reviewed in a pre-determined sequence or as authorized, and files or documents are updated the same way. The staff has real-time access to documents and status reports. Important dates are automatically entered into a calendar. Case Management Software also enables legal teams to focus on a pre-set process, thus saving time and energy, and greatly reducing the stress in this deadline-driven profession. Case Management Software can also greatly reduce costs for the law practice and the clients by standardizing and accelerating document creation and maintenance.

There are many different kinds of Case Management Software, some general ones such as:

https://www.capterra.com
https://www.clio.com
https://www.mycase.com
https://www.trialworks.com
https://www.cosmolex.com

In fact, there is at least one software that is tailored for emergency management, https://www.emergency-response-planning.com/incident-crisis-emergency-management-software

SMARTPLAN™ Software is response planning and emergency management software. It can be used for different locations and is web-based. Included are preparedness programs based on “best practices”, company protocols, and regulatory requirements.

These are just a few examples, and should not be considered endorsements of any of these products. Each law practice should make sure to test them carefully before buying, and take advantage of the free test versions or consultations that many software providers offer as part of their sales process. Find the right software to fit your own needs and your client’s expectations

Research and Mobile Technology

Subscription research services such as LEXIS and Westlaw have been available to attorneys online for decades, gradually rendering hard copy law libraries obsolete. The internet has done for law what it has for every other area of modern life, providing instant access to information.

To be continued. – The complete article will be published on the blog of Michael J. Riley at https://michaeljriley.blogspot.com/

*NOTE: The inclusion of a technology or app in this article does not mean an endorsement or approval. The listed technologies are just for illustrative purposes. None of these particular technologies are endorsed or recommended by this author.

About Michael Jerome Riley, Sr.

Trained as a lawyer, J.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville (1980), Michael J. Riley, Sr. currently serves FEMA as an Emergency Manager, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Operations Division Supervisor. Primary role is to ensure that efficient, effective communication and coordination between the Federal, State, Local, Tribal and/or Territorial (SLTT) governments at the lowest level of the incident on behalf of the incident management organization.

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*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of FEMA or any government agency.

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DISTINCTIVE SCHOOLS TO CELEBRATE ITS INAUGURAL GALA AND HONOR DESIRÉE ROGERS WITH DISTINCTIVE CITIZEN AWARD

Pictured Left: Desirée Rogers, Distinctive Citizen Honoree | Pictured Right: Ron Huberman, Distinctive Citizen Committee Chair

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Distinctive Schools will be holding its inaugural gala on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Chicago, IL. This important fundraising event will raise money to support Distinctive Schools’ students, schools, and school communities.

At the event, students from the Chicago Children’s Choir will perform, and videos and speeches featuring teachers, students, and network leaders will be presented. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about each school’s history, celebrations, and highlights in campus spotlight presentations. Also, the inaugural Distinctive Citizen Award will be presented to the first honoree, Desirée Rogers, by the Distinctive Citizen Committee Chair, Ron Huberman.

Rogers has worked for a governor, mayor, and the President of the United States, as well as several corporate positions. Today, as a breast cancer survivor, she serves on the cabinet of the Conquer Cancer Foundation. She is also the Chair of Choose Chicago, the tourism bureau of the City of Chicago and on the boards of World Business Chicago, Donors Choose, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

“What’s special about Desirée — she cuts right to the heart of so many issues and is so deeply passionate about trying to find a way to make a difference,” stated Huberman. “It’s an honor to present her this award. Desirée’s drive and ambition has served many communities and the people she has been able to touch through her endeavors.”

The mission of Distinctive Schools is to support each child in becoming an engaged and curious learner, as well as ensure that each and every one of its students thrive in college, career and life. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support from the community.

“The generosity of our supporters and community knows no bounds,” stated Joseph Wise, Co-Founder and CEO at Distinctive Schools. “We are incredibly thankful to all of the individuals and organizations who have partnered with and contributed to Distinctive Schools.”

Distinctive Schools currently manages four kindergarten to eighth grade elementary schools in Chicago: Chicago International Charter School (CICS) Bucktown, CICS Irving Park, CICS Prairie, and CICS West Belden. At the start of the 2017-­2018 school year, Distinctive Schools expanded into metro-Detroit, opening Distinctive College Prep (DCP): Harper Woods, a kindergarten to fourth grade charter school and continued expansion this year in opening DCP: Redford. DCP: Redford currently serves students in kindergarten to third grade. Both metro-Detroit campuses have plans to add a grade level each year to serve students in kindergarten to eighth grade.

“The dedication of the Distinctive Schools team to their mission and the students that they serve is impressive,” added Huberman. “Distinctive Schools is making a real difference in education today, and I’m looking forward to celebrating that at the gala.”

The night will be capped off with a silent auction, and the amount raised will touch the lives of thousands of children across Chicago and metro-Detroit.

For more information on Distinctive Schools, visit www.distinctiveschools.org.

Distinctive Schools is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the work of charter schools serving kids from traditionally underserved backgrounds. We will innovate, trailblaze and collaboratively lead a public education transformation that positively impacts the greater education community and ensure that each and every one of our Distinctive Schools students thrives in college, career and life.

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ISHM Selects Michael Bearak, CSHM, CSMP for the 2018 Excellence in EHS Management Award

Pinkie Wood, ISHM Board Chair, presents Michael Bearak with the 2018 Excellence in EHS Management Award

At its annual awards dinner, held in Houston, TX, ISHM was pleased to present Michael Bearak the Excellence in EHS Management Award.

WILMINGTON, NC, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — About Michael:

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Michael began his college education at the University of Oregon before transferring to Winthrop University, outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Michael is currently the Environmental Safety and Health, C-TPAT/Customs Compliance and Security Manager for Lear Corporation’s Kenansville, North Carolina site. His career spans 25 years so far, starting with aquatics safety and eventually transitioning into comprehensive workplace. However, most people who know him say that workers’ compensation management is his strong suit. Michael says he is blessed to do something he loves and believes that his career choice is so incredible because he gets paid to do something that fascinates him.

Currently, he and his wife, Jamie—along with their daughters Mary Claire (12) and Ramsey (1)—call Wilmington, North Carolina home. Michael’s family is most important to him, and they all share a love of the beach, football, movies, good food and the greatest friends. When time permits, he enjoys being behind the camera lens and tinkering on projects around the house. Another one of Michael’s hobbies includes reading the newspaper and a good book. Throughout his career, he has lived according to the principle that, at its basic level, safety is all about people—and they are the ones that make it effective.

Larry Curtis, CEO of ISHM, said that he has known Michael for several years and is very pleased with his selection.

Pinki Wood, Chair of ISHM, said Mr. Bearak was selected because of his dedication to safety, his forward thinking and his drive to improve the safety culture for his company. Well Done!

Additionally, Larry wishes to personally thank the following corporate sponsors for making this award possible.
Roof Engineering Corp, Mancomm, Hourigan Construction Corp, Wood Safety Consultants and Columbia Southern University.

About the Institute for Safety and Health Management
The Institute for Safety and Health Management is the premier credentialing organization founded to promote the establishment of standards and recognition of safety and risk management professionals. Through the ISHM’s certification programs,it promotes the advancement of safety management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety into all levels and activities of management.
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Eight Intermountain Healthcare Hospitals Receive HealthInsight Quality Awards

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Eight Intermountain Healthcare hospitals received the HealthInsight Hospital Quality Award which recognizes hospitals for quality of care and patient safety.

The eight Utah Intermountain hospitals that received the HealthInsight Quality awards for excellent performance on publicly reported quality of care measures include:

• Intermountain Bear River Valley Hospital
• Intermountain Delta Community Hospital
• Intermountain Fillmore Community Hospital
• Intermountain Logan Regional Hospital
• Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital
• Intermountain Sevier Valley Hospital
• The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH)
• Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital

Eligibility for the award is based on a composite ranking of performance on quality measures reported on Medicare's Hospital Compare website. Hospitals that rank in the top 25th percentile for the composite score are eligible for the award. These factors also help consumers decide how well providers care for their patients.

"[We're] excited to recognize the performance of these hospitals," says Juliana Preston, HealthInsight Utah executive director. "The awards celebrate the commitment of hospital leaders and staff to improving patient safety, patient experience, and quality of care. This achievement requires dedication to quality and constant concern for the people cared for in these hospitals."

Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 23 hospitals, 170 clinics, a Medical Group with about 2,300 employed physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a health plans group called SelectHealth, and other medical services. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare through high quality and sustainable costs. For more information about Intermountain, visit www.intermountainhealthcare.org.

Daron Cowley
Intermountain Healthcare
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American Fidelity Named One of the Best Workplaces for Women Nationwide

Jeanette Rice

American Fidelity President and COO Jeanette Rice

Nancee Roberson-Caldwell and Latondra Tillson

Chief Sales Officer Nancee Roberson-Caldwell Takes Customer Calls and Learns from Call Center Colleague Latondra Tillman

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have named American Fidelity one of the country’s Best Workplaces for Women.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, US, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have named American Fidelity one of the country’s Best Workplaces for Women.

American Fidelity has a long history of empowering women and being a great place to work for all. Currently women make up more than half of the Company’s Colleagues, 52 percent of all officers and 53 percent of the executive team, including our president and COO Jeanette Rice. Rice received a Great Place to Work® For All™ Leadership Award earlier this year for her role in creating a high-trust culture that values every Colleague. That culture has helped American Fidelity consistently make national best place to work lists.

“It is such an honor to be named as a Best Workplace for Women. We strive to be an employer of choice for all and work to develop the full potential of our people regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation or age,” said Rice.

Great Place to Work considered more than 540,000 employee surveys from hundreds of businesses in all sectors of the economy. The survey measures employee satisfaction with their organizations’ culture, leadership, fairness and other elements essential for a great workplace. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, and where women have equally great experiences as employees of other genders, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.

“This year, we pledged to close the employee experience gender gap by 2020, and these winning organizations are leading the way in achieving this mission, proving that all companies, regardless of their industry, size or complexity, can be great workplaces for women,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Empowering women in the workplace isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s a business imperative. Organizations can create their own equitable cultures by learning from the companies on this list, who get women’s buy-in of the mission and inspire them to innovate, driving the entire company forward.”

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American Fidelity Assurance Company is a supplemental benefits provider serving more than 1 million Customers across 49 states with a focus on offering a different opinion for Customers in the education, public sector, auto retail and healthcare industries. More information can be found at americanfidelity.com.

American Fidelity has earned an “A+” (Superior) from the A.M. Best Company since 1982. One of the nation’s leading insurance company rating services, A.M. Best conducts a strict review process for financial stability every year.

American Fidelity has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine 11 times.

The Company was also selected for several other lists by Fortune, including: Best Workplaces for Millennials, Best Workplaces in Finance and Insurance, Best Companies for Giving Back, Best Workplaces for Women, Best Workplaces for Diversity and the Human Capital 30: Companies that Put Employees Front and Center.

Lindsey Sparks
American Fidelity
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VegaWallet Continues To Grow. VGW Token Sale Extended on LAToken's Platform.

VegaWallet , The complete cryptocurrency platform

VegaWallet Continues To Obtain Exchange Listings and Partnerships. The VGW Token has recently been listed for sale on LAToken's ICO Platform. Sale Ends 12/06/18

VegaWallet (LA:VGW)

VegaWallet continues to make great strides and acquire new partnerships and team members. Early Adopters can expect the VGW token on your favorite exchanges starting December 10th!”

— Jacob Ballou : Co-Founder of VegaWallet

VALLETTA, VALLETTA, MALTA, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — VegaWallet ‘’The complete cryptocurrency platform’’ has announced that it will allow businesses to incorporate cryptocurrency payments on a large scale. This service also extends to mobile payment technology as well. This does not stop the businesses from receiving traditional credit cards and cash payments, as VegaWallet will be announcing partnership with a traditional credit payment processor to provide stores with state of the art payment terminals. VegaWallet focuses on bridging the gap between customers who are willing to pay in cryptocurrency and businesses who may not be there yet.

The VegaWallet Exchange and Mobile Application are nearing public release and all private beta testing has been successful. Companies reporting the inclusion of crypto payments have seen a rise in customer acquisition and revenue when marketed properly.

The platform is built around VegaWallet's "VGW" Token (The VegaWallet Token), which will provide many use cases through-out every facet of the system. Some use cases involve free instant transfers, discounted trades on the VegaWallet Exchange, and a Rewards and Loyalty Program included in their Point of Sale.

The VGW Token public sale was recently executed starting on September 17th, 2018 with a scheduled end date of November 16th, 2018. VegaWallet has recently teamed up with LAToken to provide another secure way for early adopters to purchase their token. The token sale has now been extended another 20 days and will last until December 6th, 2018.

LATOKEN is a rapidly growing crypto exchange focusing on liquidity for new tokens:
● $30m+ daily turnover
● More than 80,000 registered traders
● 180+ crypto pairs available for trading

VegaWallet's listing on LAToken marks the third external exchange acquired. The VGW Token will also be listed on https://Crex24.com and https://GetBTC.org

All of the exchanges the VGW Token will be listed on are included in CoinMarketCap's list of top 100 exchanges worldwide and high token liquidity is expected. The VGW token will also act as a main trading pair on VegaWallet's native exchange and provide 50% off trading discounts.

VGW Deposits start on December 10th, with Trading Commencing on December 12th, 2018

If you are interested in purchasing the VGW Token on LAToken's platform please follow the link here: https://bit.ly/2RimBaf

If you would like to know more about VegaWallet and Register for the Public Sale on our website please go to: https://VegaWallet.com

JACOB Ballou
VegaWallet
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George James Ghiz, Prominent LA Realtor, Makes the Move to Compass

George James Ghiz

“Fusing the best of brokerage and start-up, it will allow me to elevate my business and provide my clients with the best service possible.” explains Ghiz.

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — After 12 years of working in the Westside market, real estate advisor George James Ghiz has made the move to Compass, a technology-driven real-estate company.

“Fusing the best of brokerage and start-up, it will allow me to elevate my business and provide my clients with the best service possible.” explains Ghiz on his transition.

A man of many talents, Ghiz is committed to providing the most comprehensive and distinguished real estate services within the distinctive communities he serves. As a specialist in the Acquisition and Marketing of Residential, Luxury, Condominium and Investment Properties, his trusted perspective, acute discretion and thorough representation is highly valued. In serving his local, national, and international clientele, Ghiz distinguishes himself by creating an elevated real estate experience.

Through his extensive experience, Ghiz exhibits a passion for home design and a deep understanding of design aesthetic and construction. He has developed the ability to advise his clients on taking measures to create additional value through cost-effective modifications or specific upgrades to their property. He is truly dedicated to providing his clients with exceptional representation while accurately addressing each critical issue to ensure all of their personal real estate goals have been achieved. He also has the experience of developing luxury homes and doing interior design on those homes.

Ghiz’s clients feel the same way. They find him honest, knowledgeable about every detail, and highly resourceful. At every interaction, George exhibits genuine passion, deep commitment, and heartfelt care. In addressing all aspects of the transaction with professional competence, his meticulous attention to detail and consistent follow-through sets him apart from other realtors. Ghiz is truly dedicated to providing an unprecedented depth of real estate expertise in bringing his clients’ dreams to life. His understanding of contracts and the negotiation process is unmatched, always forging a positive relationship with his clientele.

Additionally, Ghiz can be credited for skillfully placing the theme song for the smash hit TV series “Friends.” As a former prominent business manager for top musical artists with many awards and number 1 albums, he represented exceptionally talented groups such as Mr. Mister and the Rembrandts, giving him a unique perspective in these areas.

“Like you, I’m lucky where I live,” stated Ghiz. “Whether anyone is interested in exploring real estate options with me or simply wants to know more, you can contact me today to set an appointment.

George James Ghiz can be contacted by phone: 310-283-8877, or by email: george.james@compass.com

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Florida Real Estate Attorney Sarah Cox publishes first article in a series about Technology & the Real Estate Lawyer

Sarah E. Cox, real estate attorney in Florida

Sarah E. Cox, real estate attorney in Florida

Sarah E Cox, Profile, Attorney in Florida

Sarah E Cox, Profile, Attorney in Florida

Sarah E. Cox, News at Hype dot News

Sarah E. Cox, News at Hype dot News

Sarah Ellen Cox, Attorney in Florida, Blog

Sarah Ellen Cox, Attorney in Florida, Blog

Sarah Ellen Cox, Attorney in Florida, info at AttorneyGazette

Sarah Ellen Cox, Attorney in Florida, info at AttorneyGazette

For a real estate lawyer, incorporating technology can make the practice more efficient and increase client satisfaction, explains Sarah E. Cox.

Law Office of Sarah Cox & Associates, LLC (N/A:N/A)

For real estate law, incorporating technology can make the practice more efficient and increase client satisfaction. In fact, technology may enable the practitioner to exceed client expectations.”

— Sarah E. Cox, attorney in Florida

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In this first article in a series, Sarah Cox, Esq. focuses on Real Estate Practice Management with the help of software and other technologies. The complete articles will be published on the blog of Sarah Cox at https://SarahECoxBlog.blogspot.com

Technology is advancing, and the legal profession must keep up with these technological and societal changes. Many of us still remember when they first saw a personal computer, when cell phones became widely available, and when cell phones turned into smart phones that have become indispensable for many.

For a real estate law practice, incorporating technology can make the practice more efficient and increase client satisfaction. In fact, technology may enable the practitioner to exceed client expectations. Here are a few, simple-to-implement options.

Case Management Software

For real estate attorneys, long gone are the days of paper routing slips, desktop inboxes and consecutive reviews by paralegals and attorneys during which papers and files are shuffled back and forth. With case management software, incoming documents are reviewed in a pre-determined sequence or as authorized, and files or documents are updated the same way. The staff has real-time access to documents and status reports. Important dates are automatically entered into a calendar. Case Management Software also enables legal teams to focus on a pre-set process, thus saving time and energy, and greatly reducing the stress in this deadline-driven profession. Case Management Software can also greatly reduce costs for the law practice and the clients by standardizing and accelerating document creation and maintenance.

There are many different kinds of Case Management Software, some general ones such as:

https://www.capterra.com
https://www.clio.com
https://www.mycase.com
https://www.trialworks.com
https://www.cosmolex.com

However, a real estate law practice may require more specific software, such as:

Real Estate Closing Software: https://www.leap.us/areas-of-law/real-estate-closing-software/ or https://www.abacusnext.com/solutions/legal/real-estate-law-software

Practice Management Software for Real Estate Attorneys: https://www.smokeball.com/practice-areas/real-estate-law-software/

These are just a few examples, and should not be considered endorsements of any of these products. Each law practice should make sure to test them carefully before buying, and take advantage of the free test versions or consultations that many software providers offer as part of their sales process. Find the right software to fit your own needs and your client’s expectations

Research and Mobile Technology

Subscription research services such as LEXIS and Westlaw have been available to attorneys online for decades, gradually rendering hard copy law libraries obsolete. The internet has done for law what it has for every other area of modern life, providing instant access to information.

To be continued. – The complete article will be published on the blog of Sarah Cox at https://SarahECoxBlog.blogspot.com

*NOTE: The inclusion of a technology or app in this article does not mean an endorsement or approval. The listed technologies are just for illustrative purposes. None of these particular technologies are endorsed or recommended by this author.

About Sarah Ellen Cox

Sarah E. Cox is a Real Estate Attorney in Fort Myers, Florida. Ms. Cox received her Juris Doctor from Whittier School of Law in 2005, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2008. Before law school, Ms. Cox attended Edison Community College (now Florida Southwestern State College), and University of South Florida, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1997 (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa Honors). Ms. Cox interned at the Ruth Cooper Center Drug Abuse Treatment and Education in Fort Myers, where she worked with mentally handicapped individuals and lead group meetings.

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Attorney K Todd Wallace publishes second article in a series about technology & the legal profession

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Todd Wallace, Attorney of the Month, Attorney at Law Magazine 2013

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Experienced business lawyer reviews the advancements of technology upon the legal profession, and how it is being utilized to enhance the client experience.

Wallace Meyaski Law Firm (N/A:N/A)

Incorporating technology into a law practice can make the practice more efficient and increase client satisfaction. In fact, technology may enable the practitioner to exceed client expectations”

— K. Todd Wallace, Attorney in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In this second published article in his series, Louisiana-based business attorney K Todd Wallace discusses the advancements and impact of technology upon the legal profession, and how it is being utilized to enhance the client experience in terms of satisfaction and customer service. As technology reshapes all of modern personal and professional life, the legal profession is no exception.

This article focuses on research and document management. The complete article will be published on the blog of K. Todd Wallace at https://ktoddwallaceblog.blogspot.com/

As technology is advancing, the legal profession is not exempt. Incorporating technology into a law practice can make the practice more efficient and increase client satisfaction. In fact, technology may enable the practitioner to exceed client expectations. Here are a few, simple-to-implement options.

Research Efficiency

The internet has placed all of society’s information at one’s fingertips, and again the legal profession is not exempt. The speed of research has dramatically increased. An attorney can analyze a legal matter much more quickly without even leaving the desk. However, that is what clients expect nowadays – instant results.

There are a few tools that can make your job easier. For example, many cases and articles are available for free on Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/) or on Findlaw (https://www.Findlaw.com). Most courts post their forms and cases on the Web, reducing search time to minutes and saving you a walk to the courthouse.

Coming back to smart phones, many attorneys today use them even for legal work. A 2016 survey conducted by the American Bar Association found that 88 percent of respondents used smart phones for law-related work. A fifth of them were using research apps, and those numbers have undoubtedly surged since.

e-Subscriptions

To make your law practice more efficient, subscribing to multiple industry-related blogs and news outlets may deliver relevant information right to your email inbox. In turn, you may be able to tailor valuable information to specific clients and send them a proactive communication.

The Cloud/On-Line Repositories

There are many ways to incorporate a secure document repository in your practice. Online document management providers offer some limited client document sharing and also offer full-scale extranets as an add-on. There are many options and price points for achieving the logical benefit of client document repositories.

Web-based software enables a firm’s documents to be securely stored in “the cloud” and provide accessibility from nearly any location. The safety of such storage systems has increased greatly, and allows you to have remote access while on the road or working from home.

For example, you can set up a system whereby the lawyer uploads the documents he/she wants to share with the client and the client accesses them via a secure log-in.

Todd Wallace concludes that the benefit to the client includes having all the documents for a matter in a single repository, accessible at his convenience, with the lawyer taking responsibility for document management. One can update or replace the documents as needed, thus eliminating concerns over versions. Popular examples include www.litigationservices.com and www.alphareporting.com

To be continued. – The complete article will be published on the blog of Kenneth Todd Wallace at https://ktoddwallaceblog.blogspot.com/

*NOTE: The inclusion of a technology or app in this article does not mean an endorsement or approval. The listed technologies are just for illustrative purposes. None of these particular technologies are endorsed or recommended by this author.

About K. Todd Wallace

Kenneth Todd Wallace is an attorney and founding partner of the law firm Wallace Meyaski LLC. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the legal and business professions with established excellence in trial advocacy, negotiation, strategic and initiative planning, employment law compliance, government relations, mergers and acquisitions, and team building.

References

Law Firm Website: http://www.walmey.com/our-attorneys/k-todd-wallace/
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LinkedIn Profile of Kenneth Todd Wallace: https://www.linkedin.com/in/k-todd-wallace-03895358/
Lawyer Profile at: http://lawyers.lawyerlegion.com/louisiana/kenneth-todd-wallace-18001529
Attorney Profile: https://www.lawyers.com/new-orleans/louisiana/kenneth-todd-wallace-604175-a/
Twitter: www.twitter.com – Todd Wallace@tarheeltodd94
News: https://hype.news/k-todd-wallace-attorney-in-new-orleans-louisiana-usa/
News: https://attorneygazette.com/kenneth-todd-wallace
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Palm Beach estate finds, Asian antiques, archaeological artifacts all in Auction Life's Nov. 11-12 auction in Florida

Monumental pair of bronze Sphinx sculptures, each one 43.5 inches long and 26.5 inches tall (est. $3,000-$6,000).

Pair of gold gilt bronze and lapis French candelabra, 44 inches tall by 16.5 inches wide (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Oil on foam core board painting by Romero Britto (Brazilian, b. 1963), massive at nearly 8 feet long (est. $5,000-$10,000).

Bronze 11.5-inch-tall (with base) original maquette, or 3-D study, by Bill Mack, titled Tranquility (est. $1,000-$3,000).

Important 19th century Japanese Imperial vase, shaped in its entirety as a forest, 9.75 inches tall (est. $750-$1,500).

The two-day, two-session auction is primarily online, with phone and absentee bidding, plus limited seating is available for live bidders (RSVP required).

The majority of Day 2 items haven’t seen the light of day in decades. We’re excited to feature this once-in-a-lifetime collection of historical artifacts back to the world. Collectors, take note.”

— Tarek ElJabaly

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, October 31, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A two-day, two-session auction featuring market-fresh Palm Beach estate finds on Day 1 and Asian antiques and archaeological artifacts on Day 2 will be held Sunday and Monday, November 11th and 12th, by Auction Life. It’s primarily an online, phone and absentee auction, with limited seating available for live bidders (RSVP is required).

Online bidding is facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, Invaluable.com and Auctionzip.com All lots can be viewed online now, on the Auction Life website. Visit www.auctionlifeflorida.com.

The Day 1 session, on Sunday, November 11th, will begin promptly at 1 pm Eastern time and feature more than 400 lots of antiques, collectibles, clocks, fine art, sculptures, bronzes, art glass, candelabra, furniture, jewelry, porcelain, crystal, watches and more. Most of the merchandise has been pulled from prominent estates and collections in Palm Beach and the surrounding region.

The Day 2 session, on Monday, November 12th, has a 7 pm Eastern start time and will boast 276 lots of Asian antiques and archaeological artifacts, comprising a large part of a 50-plus-year collection of a New York archaeologist and collector. He was also involved in curating several famous Asian art collections and wrote many articles on a wide range of topics.

“They’re all fresh-to-the-market finds,” said Tarek ElJabaly, the owner and auctioneer of Auction Life, based in Loxahatchee, of the Day 2 offerings. “The majority of these items haven’t seen the light of day in decades. We’re excited to feature this once-in-a-lifetime collection of historical artifacts back to the world. Collectors, take note.”

Most of the auction’s expected top lots are in the Day 1 catalog. An 8-carat natural Colombian square-cut emerald, with good clarity and provenance, has an estimate of $25,000-$35,000; and a dazzling pair of Van Cleef & Arpels Snowflake Lampion diamond platinum earrings, having 98 diamonds with a total weight of 5.79 ctw, ranging from F to VS, should bring $15,000-$20,000.

An enormous original oil on foam core board painting by Romero Britto (Brazilian, b. 1963), depicting the sun rising over the water, signed upper left and so large (at almost 8 feet long) it can be folded in half, is estimated at $5,000-$10,000. Also, a monumental pair of bronze Sphinx sculptures, each one about 43 ½ inches long and 26 ½ inches tall, should realize $3,000-$6,000.

Another Day 1 bronze is the 11 ½ inch tall (with base) original maquette, or 3-D study, by Bill Mack (American, b. 1949), titled Tranquility (1996), signed and numbered (“15/150”), and atop a revolving black marble base (est. $1,000-$3,000). Another lot to watch is a pair of gold gilt bronze and lapis French candelabra, 44 inches tall by 16 ½ inches wide (est. $7,000-$10,000).

Star lots of the Day 2 session should include an early Bronze Age (early Spedos variety), circa 2500 BC Cycladic marble figure of a reclining female, 5 ½ inches tall and excavated from the Green Islands (est. $2,000-$4,000); and an important 19th century Japanese Imperial vase shaped in its entirety as a forest, with 3-D birds and a scenic interior, 9 ¾ inches tall (est. $750-$1,500).

Two Egyptian lots carry identical estimates of $750-$1,500. One is a green porphyrite pharaoh’s head, a rare archaeological tomb piece, circa 16th Dynasty, overall 4 ½ inches tall on a base. The other is a limestone carved stele (standing slab with hieroglyphic carving or sculptured design), depicting the figures Isis and Osiris, carved on both sides, 8 ½ inches in height including base.

For those who prefer to wear their antiquities, there is a Spanish “Piece of 8” coin salvaged from the 1622 Atocha shipwreck, mounted in a round pendant and hanging on a 20-inch sterling silver necklace (est. $1,250-$2,500); and a scarce New Zealand green nephrite Hei-Tiki Maori tribal ancestor pendant, measuring nearly 3 inches in length and weighing 38 grams (est. $400-$800).

Auction previews are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, or to RSVP for limited seating at the live venue in the West Palm Beach area, please call Auction Life at (561) 757-1551. They can also be reached at auctionlifeflorida@gmail.com.

Auction Life’s team of consulting specialists has over 50 years of combined experience in the fields of estate jewelry, fine art, sterling silver, diamonds and antiques. Tarek Jabaly has been heavily involved in the South Florida auction industry for years, as an auctioneer, estate buyer, manager, auction coordinator and consignor liaison.

Auction Life, Inc. is currently seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To inquire about selling an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (561) 757-1551 or you can email them at auctionlifeflorida@gmail.com. To learn more about Auction Life, Inc. and the two-day, two-session auction scheduled for November 11th and 12th, visit www.AuctionLifeFlorida.com.

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Tarek ElJabaly
Auction Life, Inc.
+1 770-842-0212
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Source: EIN Presswire