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Judge Karnow Delivers Program on Classroom v. Courtroom:
Curtis Karnow, a judge on the Superior Court of San Francisco, on the occasion of his new book, Litigation in Practice, recently discussed reforms in law school classrooms and law journals— reforms needed to help lawyers, and the courts, better do their work. The discussion was part of the law library’s lunchtime seminar program and was eligible for one hour of free MCLE. We have Judge Karnow's new book available for checkout.
May Book Drive—Purchase a Book for the Library!
Each month we will seek donors to purchase a new title for the Library. Here is the book Wish List for May:
The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet
Fair Debt Collection
Thank you to Shannon K. Mauer of Duane Morris LLP for donating Music Copyright Manual, one of the items on our March Book Drive Wish List.
Please take a look at our Book Drive page to see Wish List items from prior months. We are still wishing for these books!
To donate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 554-1791. We appreciate your contribution!
Support the San Francisco Law Library when you place an order with CEB! Enter priority code 9666A at checkout. CEB will donate an account credit to the SFLL for 10% of the amount of your order. Qualifying purchases include CEB books, OnLaw access, and CEB's Specialization Courses in family law and estate planning. Thank you for your support!
Library Conference Rooms
Small Conference Room, seats 5–6
Law Practice Management Collection Subject Guide
Much of our Law Practice Management Collection consists of slender little books, which can make it challenging to find coverage of a particular topic. Luckily, we’ve created a Subject Guide to the collection to help you find what you need! The Subject Guide breaks down the collection into 13 different topics, so you can choose a subject and see a list of books that discuss it. Plus, take a look at our other research guides.
Law Practice Management Collection Featured
The September issue of San Francisco Attorney magazine features an article about the Law Library's Law Practice Management Collection!
The article presents the SFLL's LPM resources on managing law firm finances and profitability. Authored by Reference Librarian Andrea Woods, this article first appeared on BASF's Legal by the Bay blog. Head to Legal by the Bay for posts on our LPM resources on opening a law firm, marketing and business development, and client relations—and stay tuned for future posts! Browse our LPM collection online or call a Reference Librarian at (415) 554-1797 for more information.
Law Library Book of the Month:
Law Firm Cybersecurity
By Daniel Garrie & Bill Spernow
Law firms are enticing targets for hackers, given the wealth of sensitive and confidential information with which they are entrusted. Moreover, hackers know that law firms have notoriously weak security. In fact, authors Daniel Garrie and Bill Spernow cite that at least 80% of leading U.S. law firms have experienced a cybersecurity breach, and many others could be completely unaware that their data has been compromised. Notwithstanding this striking vulnerability, the majority of law firms remain woefully unprepared to prevent a cyberattack or manage the resulting fallout, including ethical violations, malpractice liability, tarnishing of the firm’s reputation, and the enormous costs of investigation and lost productivity.
Law Firm Cybersecurity—a brand new publication from the ABA—guides law firms of all sizes through the “Ten Commandments” of cybersecurity and surveys the types of cyberattacks that have plagued law firms. It is essential to understand that everyone is a potential target for hackers—accordingly, the authors stress ways to frustrate hacking attempts and avoid being low-hanging fruit. They explain in plain language the security controls provided by the various types of cryptography and encryption, as well as the information security management standards promulgated by the International Organization for Standardization. There is also discussion of the role of the Legal Services Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (LS-ISAO) in defending against cybersecurity threats, as it builds a knowledge base by encouraging communication about breaches, and it collaborates with law enforcement to thwart cyberattacks and develop stronger controls. Finally, the authors set forth a comprehensive cybersecurity framework to implement at your firm, and an analysis of how to best structure your firm with internal network controls and staffing to prevent cyberattacks.
Law Firm Cybersecurity is part of the Library’s Law Practice Management Collection.