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Deborah Gonzalez

Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. is an attorney and the founder of Law2sm, LLC, a legal consulting firm focusing on helping its clients navigate the legal and security issues relating to the new digital and social media world. Deborah is the co-developer of the Digital Risk Assessment tool that assists a company to ensure that their online activity is in line with state laws, federal laws, and regulatory compliance.

Internet of Things: <br>A Big Brother Made of Little Things<sup>[1]</sup>

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I will confess that I took that title from an article sub-heading when I started researching the topic of Internet of Things (IoT) and privacy. I felt it was the […]

15 Reasons Why Clients <br>Pay Us More than LegalZoom

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Law is changing. Let me be more specific since laws are always changing – some faster than others. We are talking about the practice of law and the relationship between […]

How to Properly Wind Down Your Practice

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It is interesting the questions I am asked because so much of my practice deals with digital and technology. A recent one had to do with “what do I need […]

Driverless Cars: 3 Things for Lawyers to Know

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It is interesting to note when something – whether a fashion trend or new technology – goes mainstream. It seems no matter how “good” something is, until the stars align, […]

7 Tips to Spice Up Your Online <br>Attorney-Client Relationships

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Since February is the month where thoughts turn to romance, love, and relationships I thought it would be a good time to review some of the issues concerning one of […]

The 3 Apps That You Need <br>to Use Now for Your Practice

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If you are like me, technology is a constant in my legal practice. From devices to apps, it has changed how I engage with my clients, other attorneys, the court […]

How A Year End Review <br>Helps My Practice and My Sanity

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Around this time I set aside a few days to do some “strategic planning” for my practice – right before the end of the year – usually a time for […]

Does Your Social Media Profile Say the Right Things to Hiring Managers?

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There are many reasons why you would put yourself out on the job market again. Relocation is one of them or perhaps you’ve been at your firm for a while […]

What Happens to Your <br>Digital Assets when You Die?

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On a personal level your digital legacy is the combination of your many points of digital interaction in the online space – including financial accounts, social media accounts, content you […]

Drones and Your Flyby Privacy Rights

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a drone! Drones, unmanned flying objects that are guided remotely, seem to have been proliferating lately, moving from the center of a political […]

Can your Apple Watch Get You Fired?

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Did you get one? Did you use it? Do you still use it? Do you know someone who got one? Have you seen someone with one on? Chances are one […]

Essential Steps to Take After <br>Your Law Firm Has Been Hacked

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There are now three things we can be sure of – death, taxes and getting hacked. For each the best defense is being prepared for the inevitable – create the […]

Social Media & Privacy Quiz Challenge

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There are roughly 7.1 billion people in the world today. There are 2 billion active social media users worldwide (28% of our population)[1]. All of us who are active online […]

Cyber-stalking: Who’s Watching Me?

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We live in a surveillance world. The technology exists for everyone to watch everyone all the time. Is this what we want? This question and the risks associated with this […]

How Should Judges Really Behave on Social Media?

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In 2014, Circuit Judge Linda Schoonover of Seminole County, Florida sent a Facebook “friend” request to Sandra Chace, a real-estate agent. The Judge had presided over Chace’s high-dollar divorce case […]

The Risks of Executive Selfies <br>and Corporate Reputation

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The Risks of Executive Selfies and Corporate Reputation “Identity will be the most valuable commodity for citizens in the future, and it will exist primarily online.[1]” Reputation is commonly defined […]

Social Media Mistakes That Will Get You Fired

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I usually tell my clients to remember three things about social media – it is public, it is permanent, and it is powerful. Public because I don’t care what privacy […]

Effective Use of Social Media in Litigation

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Social media use in litigation is not as novel as it once was. We have case law, ethical opinions, ad professional rules of conduct that have been decided, presented, and […]

Managing Your Law Firm:<br> End of Year Cleanup and Recap

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Where did this year go? It seems incredible how quickly the months have flown by as we have been busy doing our work, growing our businesses, expanding our networks and […]

Seven Insights of Being<br> a Successful Legal Speaker

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I have been a professional speaker, lecturer and trainer for over 25 years. Whether it is in person at a conference keynote or breakout session, online in a webinar or […]

The Promise of Biometrics <br>And The Future of Privacy

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The headlines are full of recent data breaches and hacked accounts, such as Target in 2013 (40 million records) and Home Depot in 2014 (52 million records). Citibank launched a […]

Managing Online Risk: <br>Apps, Mobile, and Social Media Security

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Managing Online Risk: Apps, Mobile, and Social Media Security Deborah Gonzalez, Esq. is an attorney and the founder of Law2sm, LLC, a legal consulting firm focusing on helping its clients […]

Online Security for the Traveling Lawyer

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Online Security for the Traveling Lawyer Lawyers no longer stay put. Most of us have the opportunity to travel for business or pleasure. Arranging to do so may be easy […]

Ten Social Media Myths

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How well do you know the legal aspects of social media? Answer True or False to each of the following statements and find out.   Social media consists of Facebook, […]

Social Media & the Law: Beyond the Basics

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At this point everyone has heard of social media and has been made aware of cautionary tales of what can be viewed under the law as socially illegal and the […]

Building An Effective Social Media Policy

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The use of social media throughout the employment cycle is becoming more common. Policies, standards, and best practices are being developed and implemented to reduce potential litigation alleging discrimination, wrongful […]