Great things about Hiring the correct Drug Defense Lawyer Des Moines, IA

Great things about Hiring the correct Drug Defense Lawyer Des Moines, IA

Drug law, right from minor misdemeanors to serious federal narcotic trafficking can be very complicated hence require an adept comprehension of the law. Every case dealing with narcotic drugs yet others demand high amount of credibility to barter bargain and provide sufficient evidence to get an affordable judgment. Finding a drug is one thing while determining the best drug lawyer is yet another. One big mistake that a majority of people make is to think that law enforcement officials will understand their story and allow them go scot-free. When you are accused, the chances are high the Police officers have to have built a good case against them, and they’ll avail the mandatory evidence make it stronger. Aside from justice, there are various important things about discovering the right Drug Defense Lawyer Des Moines, IA


Well-familiar with drug law


Adjustments to the legislation especially drug law are frequent. Therefore, a fantastic drug lawyer understands each one of these changes and other parts of legislation that sign up for one’s case. For example, when captured, a fantastic drug lawyer knows all the best strategies to all the questions. Years of experience in drug law means they’re able to focus on various unique situations. Unexpected cases can, therefore, be focused on beforehand.


Helps accused understand their rights


In many cases, a lawyer can just bail you to definitely know their rights. When an example may be charged with a drug-related case, it is not guaranteed that they must be mistreated. Their rights still hold and getting a good lawyer will aid them understand and safeguard them. The legal advice that lawyers provide helps eliminate serious conditions that can come along the way.




Saves once and hassles involved with court hearings.



Drug law is dynamic, and the defendant may well not travel through everything alone. It even becomes worse when they have been to report frequently towards the court for hearings. When working with a drug lawyer, it becomes easy as they possibly can be represented.


It provides the accused an answer to a confident outcome


Dealing with a medication case or some other case may be overwhelming and intimidating sometimes. One cannot get the peace of mind instead restlessness starts. However, finding a good drug lawyer is critical in ensuring total comfort. A competent lawyer is able to bargain after hearing the details in the case. They even help one understand what to do after a certain point.




Early representation is essential for just about any case. Determining the best Drug Defense Lawyer Des Moines IA is the foremost move an accused are able to do to win their case. Check out the videos below for more information:

Great things about Hiring the correct Drug Defense Lawyer Des Moines, IA

What Lawyers Should Know About Cloud Computing Security Standards

When I speak to lawyers about cloud computing, I still often get the question “But how do I know who is holding my client’s information and whether I can trust them?” Generally speaking I tell them there are contractual safeguards so that they should read those providers of the provider agreement closely. I also note that many of the cloud-based practice management services were founded by lawyers and they all should have security and client confidentiality as critical goals.


This month’s Digital Edge podcast is What Lawyers Should Know About Cloud Computing Security Standards. I am personally quite pleased to learn that the Legal Cloud Computing Association has issued guidelines on security standards for these services for legal cloud providers.


We spoke with Clio founder and CEO Jack Newton and Rocket Matter founder and CEO Larry Port about cloud computing and the new cloud security standards for legal professionals released by the Legal Cloud Computing Association. Larry explains what the LCCA is and how it formed out of a need to educate lawyers about what is happening in the cloud. Jack provides some insight into the creation of the security standards, such as terms of service privacy policies and encryption, and states that with these standards as a baseline lawyers will be able to more easily assess if a cloud computing provider is adhering to certain ethical standards. Larry also lists a few factors lawyers should consider, like where the SaaS data center is located, and the four things (vulnerability scans, penetration testing, and aesthetic code and dynamic code reviews) that the standards require in security testing. They both end the interview with an analysis of in-transit and at rest encryption and the benefits and drawbacks of zero knowledge level security.

What Lawyers Should Know About Cloud Computing Security Standards

You Are Not Paranoid If They Really Are Watching You− Attorney-Client Privilege, Confidentiality and Cybersecurity in the 21st Century

Not Paranoid“The government is watching me all the time. They have implanted devices to eavesdrop on me.” It used to be when a client or friend made this type of statement to you, it was time to gently steer them toward a mental-health evaluation.


But after I attended several session at ABA TECHSHOW 2016, I decided to write a column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal titled “You Are Not Paranoid If They Really Are Watching You −Attorney-Client Privilege, Confidentiality and Cybersecurity in the 21st Century.” I covered several of the interesting things we learned at ABA TECHSHOW from panelists like ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project Director Chris Soghoian, digital rights attorney Marcia Hoffman, Ben Wizner who is the lead attorney for NSA leaker Edward Snowden and Cindy Cohn, executive director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Let’s face it, if you are representing Edward Snowden, you should probably operate as if not just our government but also many foreign powers would love to know everything you know and read all of your files.


I cover some basic security practices in this column that are good for lawyers and everyone else to understand. For example, if your child has a laptop in their bedroom, do you know why and where applying a Band-Aid to it is a good security practice? Do you know how to make an encrypted call from your mobile phone or send an encrypted text message? Do you know about the benefits and risks of encrypting your laptop’s hard drive? Many lawyers today use BitLocker to do that. And passwords− we are not great with password security in our society.


You don’t have to be paranoid to read my column. And you can learn about cybersecurity and so much more by attending ABA TECHSHOW. Save the date for ABA TECHSHOW 2017 right now. It is March 15-18, 2017

You Are Not Paranoid If They Really Are Watching You− Attorney-Client Privilege, Confidentiality and Cybersecurity in the 21st Century

The Critical Importance of Documenting the Client File

Law Practice Magazine’s May/June 2016 issue is out and, oddly, even though I am on the LP Magazine’s Editorial board I have not read many of the articles yet. I’m blaming ABA TECHSHOWMay June 2016 LP Cover


for that.



Documenting the Client File is my practice management advice column in that issue. It is not an overstatement to say this is a critically important issue in today’s law firms. We think of the client file as containing all of the important client documents. But of equal importance is the documentation of communications with the client. Yes, we need both documents and documentation!


This is so important because it is much harder today. Previously, lawyers communicated about client files primary in limited formal settings. The lawyer was seated in the office at a desk talking either face-to-face or on the telephone. For every conversation the lawyer had the trusty and ubiquitous yellow legal pad on which notes were taken of the discussion or negotiation. Perhaps there would be a deposition or out-of-the office meeting, but the yellow legal pad and pen for the notes was there, too. Since almost all legal work was billed on an hourly basis, there also should have been a time entry completed by the lawyer, so there were two types of documentation.


Today there are many ways to communicate, from email to texting to who knows what the kids are using today. Many matters are handled with arrangements that do not involve hourly billing. Some lawyers are not as diligent as they should be about making certain every email makes it to the client file. And text messages are even more challenging since they are on your mobile device.


Many lawyers would be surprised to learn that many malpractice actions are brought because of communication issues. In fact, in at least one jurisdiction it is the single largest category of complaints. It is possible someone might misrepresent what was said. It is also possible people remember the same event differently. If a communication later becomes contested, you don’t want your response to be “Oh, that was by text message and I guess I deleted that text.” Documentation of client’s instructions and client decisions about their representation are very important. If you strike a trial setting where the client was demanding $100,000, you do not want the only verification to be a text message from you to the client with “OK 40K it is” where the client never replied.  Read my column. Share it within your firm. Make sure and document every communication related to a client file within the client file.


If this is a challenge, you need a practice management software solution/service to assist with this critically important task. That is one of dozens of reasons you need a practice management software solution.

The Critical Importance of Documenting the Client File