Many years of membership and engagement with the Western NY chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) prompted LMT to attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Expo in Grapevine, TX. The ALA gathering assembles legal management and administrative staff, including single attorney offices and large law firms, from across the U.S. to learn and network around the latest legal trends in technology, HR, billing, and more. Cloud computing, disaster recovery, and compliance were hot topics among attendees and speakers.
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but 2019 and beyond will surely bring more waves of ransomware, phishing, new laws and regulations, and attacks utilizing information technology as a threat vector. Tax season is upon us and is a particularly high threat time of year with internet phishing scams that lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.