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Fastcase Tip

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Limit your caselaw search in Fastcase to only SC cases. After logging into Fastcase, go to the advanced caselaw search page by hovering over the word “Search” on the menu in the upper left of the page, then select “search cases,” the first option on the drop-down menu. On the next page you will see the jurisdiction selection on the bottom left of the screen. At the bottom of this list, slightly separated, is the “individual jurisdiction” selection. Choosing it will display a drop-down menu of four blue links with plus signs next to them. Click each one of those to reveal the jurisdictions and select the appropriate SC courts. The jurisdictions you selected will be the default search the next time you log in. Please take advantage of the free webinars and video tutorials available at fastcase.com. This tip is courtesy of Fastcase CEO Ed Walters.

Password Security

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Think you have a good password? Run it by the Passive Aggressive Password Machine or test it out in How Secure Is Your Password? This tip is courtesy of Debbie Foster, special guest speaker at the 2015 Solo & Small Firm's LPM-TECH Conference, held in Columbia September 18th, 2015. If you would like to become involved in the South Carolina Bar Solo & Small Firm Section, be sure to join on your license fee statement at the end of the year. For questions, contact section liaison Courtney Kennaday at pmap@scbar.org or PMAP Assistant Emily Worley at emily.worley@scbar.org.

E-mail Security

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E-mail is one of the most important communication methods, but do you take the proper precautions to lessen security vulnerabilities and threats? The FBI is monitoring a family of scams called Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) where businesses are being targeted by crime groups located overseas to steal e-mail account credentials. Learn more about it here from a digital forensics expert.

Smartphone Protection

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Smartphones and mobile devices are a must-have item for lawyers and staff. Not only are they a tool powerhouse at your fingertips, but they are a valuable bank of data all packed into one handheld device. Do you properly protect your prized possession? Naturally, you need to protect the data that passes through and is stored on the device by password protecting or encrypting your phone. But what about the device itself? Watch this video clip to see why it’s important to physically protect your phone.

Legal Apps

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Did you know you can find legal apps in the Apple App Store or Google Play? The Lawyerist has created an informative, sortable table of every legal app for iPhone and iPad, including apps for billing. You can also search law school websites for more lists, such as Arizona State’s.