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The always crowd-pleasing session “60 Sites in 60 Minutes” closed the ABA Techshow Saturday as speakers Britt Lorish, Eric Mazzone, Lincoln Mead and Mark Rosch shared their top websites for lawyers. A few of our favorite sites include: • Viivo and Sookasa: If you share and store documents in the cloud-based storage system Dropbox, then you’ll want to first encrypt sensitive data using either Viivo (free) or Sookasa (free and paid). • The Wirecutter: Need help finding the best tech gadget for you? This website offers helpful shopping tips and reviews on tech products for your practice, home and self. • CopyPasteCharacter: All of the odd characters you may ever need to type into an email, tweet or mobile document displayed in a single page. Just click, copy and paste. • Cloudsurfing: Discover and evaluate…

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There has been a lot of consternation over the US Supreme Court’s opinion in Williams v. Illinois, No. 10-8505, June 18, 2012, from defense attorneys; however, the decision actually seems to be pretty limited.  The ISP expert testified that a DNA profile produced by Cellmark matched defendant’s, but Williams had the opportunity to confront her as to her opinion.  She didn’t testify that the DNA profile produced by Cellmark was accurate or reliable.  The Court also makes several references to the point that this was a bench trial and that the judge knew what testimony was hearsay and not being offered for the truth of the matter asserted.