Lawyers

Most Popular Insurance and Legal Users Are Switching to RSign for eSignatures

August 19, 2022 / in Blog / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Vertafore, Applied Systems, iManage, and NetDocuments Users Are Switching to RSign for eSignatures What is modern marketing without hoopla? Our friends at Wiktionary define hoopla as “a bustling to-do, excited speech, or noise.” The term's origins are uncertain, but it probably comes from the French houp-là or oup-là (meaning “upsidaisy”), a cry of various animals close to humans like horses and dogs. While marketing often relies on hoopla to [...]

Secure Way to Send Sensitive Information by Email

July 26, 2021 / in Blog, Tech Essentials / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Hey You, Get Off (or On) My Cloud 15 or so years ago, ‘the cloud’ was considered the next big thing in business and personal technology. No longer did each machine you used Needed? have files or applications stored on it locally. When you worked on a document in the office, you now didn’t need to email it to yourself so you could work on it from your home PC. If you wanted to do online banking or instant messaging, you no longer had to load the actual applications onto each machi [...]

“What is Legal Proof? An Email Record that Serves as an Evidence!”

October 09, 2020 / in Blog, Registered Email™ / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

What is “Legal Proof”? Optimize! Panelists Share a Decade of Use in Courts In the early 2000’s, RPost coined the term “Legal Proof®” to describe what one received when they sent a Registered Email™ message. There is no such thing as “Illegal Proof”, so what could “Legal Proof®” really represent? We defined “Legal Proof®” as an email record that can serve as third-party evidence of the uniform timestamp of email sending, delivery, opening, an [...]

SEC Whistleblower Suits: Lawyers Are Cashing In

September 16, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Lawyers are collecting millions in contingency fees from whistleblower lawsuits. The SEC Whistleblower Program has awarded over $107 million to 33 individuals in the last five years.  As the penalties grow and the SEC collects more funds, whistleblower staff and resources also grow. On August 30, 2016, a tipster received an award totally over $22 million as part of a $80 million settlement with Monsanto. That tipster and former Monsanto employee was represented by Phillips &am [...]

ABA Model Rule Supports Email Encryption

May 09, 2016 / in Blog, General / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Lawyers have always had a duty to be competent in technology, but the ABA Model Rule put this duty in writing, impacting cybersecurity practices. Twenty states have followed the ABA’s lead and adopted a duty of technological competence, all but requiring encryption. In 2012, the American Bar Association approved a number of changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Of particular interest is the comment to Model Rule 1.1: To maintain the requisite knowle [...]

Business Email Compromise (BEC) – Industry Examples

April 14, 2016 / in Blog, General / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Imposter emails targeting businesses today are far more sophisticated than traditional phishing emails or the “Nigerian prince” emails of yesteryear. These new Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks use imposter emails that reflect a deep understanding of people’s roles and messaging patterns within a target organization. Here’s how BEC attacks often play out for several reference industries: Law Firms and their Clients An email purporting t [...]

Understanding Common Misconceptions About Email Delivery (Part 3)

March 24, 2016 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

In the final part of our three part series on common misconceptions about email delivery, we’ll discuss a type of system that many attorneys use and believe can prove fact of e-delivery. Some attorneys send (or advise clients to send) disclosure documents using a link-retrieval system. The recipient receives a link to download the document. A record of the delivery of the disclosure document generally would protect the sender in certain future disputes about what risks or tra [...]

Why are Many Lawyers Now Encrypting Their Emails?

December 18, 2015 / in Blog, General / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

According to a study by Cybersecurity firm Mandient, 80 of the largest 100 law firms in the United States have been hacked over the last several years. For many lawyers, this is old news; it’s assumed that IT staff has already done everything it can to address any possible security vulnerabilities. However, increased hacker sophistication has brought the emergence of new risks. Hackers are now targeting individuals, exploiting potential weaknesses such as pla [...]

Is All Privileged Client-Provider Email Cataloged by The US Government and Accessible by Request?

February 24, 2015 / in Blog, Encryption/Security / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

All service providers (such as lawyers, doctors, accountants, financial advisors, etc.) who believe their communications with clients are private — and in some situations, privileged — should take note. Conversely, all clients who believe their communications with trusted service providers are private should also take note. If you believe the revelations reported by The Guardian after a recent July 17th interview with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, you should consider [...]

Amended Texas Rule Allows Lawyers to Serve Court Documents by Email

January 27, 2014 / in Blog, Registered Email™ / by Zafar Khan, RPost CEO

Lawyers who practice in Texas stand to save a lot of time and money starting this year. As of January 1, 2014, amendments to Texas rules TRCP 21a(a)(2) and TRAP 9.5(b) now permit service of court documents by email. The amended rules allow certain court documents, traditionally served by courier or certified first class postal mail, to be served by email. Examples of documents that can now be served electronically include discovery notices, dispute notices associated with disco [...]