Residential closing firms have been recently victimized by a hacker getting into email communications with lenders, particularly out-of-state lenders, and changing wire transfer instructions from the firm account to a similarly named account at an out-of-state bank.
Lawyers in all practice areas are encouraged to inform their staff of potential scams and the dangers of opening suspicious email attachments, and to be wary of any changes in instruction from anyone outside your firm!
If you have questions, please contact the Bar’s Practice Management Assistance Program at email@example.com.
Are you looking for helpful hints to help you grow your practice?
Want to learn more about how to incorporate technology in your office?
Is it time to prepare for retirement?
The SC Bar Lending Library has over 170+ practice management and technology books available to bar members in good standing on these topics and more!
Bar members can check up to two books per a three-week period. If additional time is needed to finish reviewing the item(s), bar members may email the Lending Library Manager to request a three-week extension of time from the original due date. Material extensions of time are only granted if there is not a waiting list for that particular item.
To check out a book, bar members can visit the Lending Library located on the second floor of the South Carolina Bar at 950 Taylor Street, Columbia, SC. Out of town members who are unable to come in person may mail this checkout form with a $5 check for shipping/handling.
You’re thinking about buying a new iPad, iPhone, Android phone or tablet but what should you do with the old one? Toss it out?Recycle it?Sell it? Or put it to good use?
Getting rid of an old phone or tablet (not to mention ALL THAT DATA) can be quite overwhelming! However, it may not be as hard as it may seem! Discover a few simple resources and tips below to help make the switch an easier one:
Old iPhones, iPads, iPods, OH MY!
RECYCLE: Depending on your iPad, iPod, or iPhones’ make/model/year, Apple offers a program called Apple Renew to allow users to recycle any Apple device at any Apple store and online. After you follow the proper steps to submit your device to the program, Apple takes it, recycles it, and/or repurposes it to be used again. Note that they also recycle Mac Desktops, Notebooks, or PCs as well. Check out this link to see if your device qualifies for the Apple Renew program.
REPURPOSE: If you are not quite ready to recycle your device, then check out these links for some cool ideas on how you can repurpose your iDevice around the house, office, or car:
DISPOSAL: If you’re just thinking about disposing of your device for safekeeping or altogether, (or even if you are thinking about recycling that old device), review these safe disposal tips from Get Safe Online.
You’re deep in thought, writing a legal document on your PC, when you have to stop what you’re doing to remember how to insert a section symbol. Or maybe it’s the paragraph symbol, or the abbreviation for the court.
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