The Legal Tech Blog

It’s Never Too Late to Make a Will – Even After Make a Will Month is Over

August was “Make a Will Month,” and we were honored to meet many new clients who wanted to make an estate plan during that time. One recent survey showed that two-thirds of Americans do not have any estate plan. That number is shocking, especially considering that, sadly, life expectancy for…

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Double-Check that Workers’ Compensation Settlement Agreement!

Published on: October 11, 2022

It sounds pretty straightforward that all settlement agreements (not just workers’ compensation agreements) should be carefully reviewed by injured workers and their attorneys to make sure the terms are exactly what the parties agreed. For workers’ compensation claims, the settlement process includes a final hearing to approve the settlement agreement…

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Multifactor Authentication Is Critical to Protect Your Identity and Your Data

Published on: August 26, 2022

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…

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New York Requires Cybersecurity Continuing Legal Education Courses – Pennsylvania Lags Behind

Cybersecurity is a problem that everyone faces. But for attorneys, the problem is greater because we store information particularly valuable to cybercriminals, everything from phone numbers to Social Security numbers to all types of confidential information. Heck, there are probably those who have the formula for Coke or the nooks…

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Handling Flat Fees – Ethical Guidance for Pennsylvania Lawyers

Lawyers are ethically required to deposit advance fees and retainers in their trust accounts, commonly called IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers Trust) Accounts and to only take payment after clients receive a statement showing how the funds were used for counsel fees and expenses. In many cases, however, lawyers receive flat…

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Summer Is Here – You Checked Your Car, How About Your Car Insurance?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 percent more people die from car crashes in summer compared to winter. AAA refers to the time between Memorial and Labor Day as “The 100 Deadliest Days” because of the sharp increase in auto-related teen deaths. Thus, while summer is a…

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Who Owns Your Digital Life When You Are Gone?

Published on: November 16, 2021

By now, we all know that we need secure passwords when we are online whether we’re shopping on Amazon, logging into our bank accounts, or signing onto Instagram. But have you ever thought about what happens to all of that data after you die? Most people haven’t, but they should.…

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Make Sure You Buy the Auto Insurance You Need, You’ll Thank Yourself Later

Published on: October 14, 2021

Motor vehicle insurance companies love to sell limited tort policies because it is easy for them to deny you the benefits you deserve should you get in an accident and hard for you to win should you have to sue them. When you have full tort coverage…

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Drafting a Will or Power of Attorney? Here’s Why You Should Hire a Lawyer

Published on: August 2, 2021

There is no substitute for consulting with a lawyer who can provide legal advice that is correct, current, complete, and customized to your particular situation. In this day and age of do-it-yourself online document preparation, the lure of quick and easy seems alluring, and it also appears to cost less.…

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Honesty is the Best Policy, but Corporations Still Lie

Published on: July 21, 2021

The year 2020 will forever be associated with the global public health crisis caused by a deadly virus, commonly referred to as COVID-19. Millions of people suffered and continue to suffer. Yet, Smithfield Foods, a multinational meatpacking company, prospered. Unfortunately, the company’s questionable conduct isn’t unusual. We have seen many…

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