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Have you embraced WestlawNext, in all its modern, orange-laced glory yet? First introduced on February 8, 2010, the far less complicated, far more modern version of Westlaw will become the one and only version for users on August 31, 2015.

That's T-minus one year for all of you holdouts. But don't worry: Thomson Reuters will walk you through the migration process with online, in-person, or telephone support.

Here's what legal practitioners need to know:

It's the week after Labor Day. Summer vacation is officially over; it's time to go back to work, desperately trying to concentrate while thinking about all the fun you had at Disneyland, snorkeling, or watching that "Simpsons" marathon.

Your return is, of course, accompanied by a mountain of email that you've been ignoring while you were busy petting dolphins in Hawaii. How can you sift through 1,000 messages in a human amount of time?

Here are five suggestions:

You wouldn't walk into court wearing a T-shirt and jeans, would you? Then why are you filing documents written in a 12-point monospace font with tiny margins? And if you don't know the difference between monospace and sans serif, that's a problem, too.

Enter Matthew Butterick, a graphic designer-turned-lawyer whose book and accompanying website "Typography for Lawyers" instructs the font-challenged of us on the finer points of desktop publishing.

As you may recall, this blog talked about Butterick several years ago, but on recent reflection, there are still things we can learn about good page layout. Here are three rules every lawyer should be familiar with:

I once had a car, a 1986 Nissan Pulsar NX, that had no keys. The ignition was started with a screwdriver, and the doors were always unlocked. I had this car for more than two years before it was towed away by the city.

Imagine an estimated two-thirds of your Internet accounts being that car. This, my friends, is Heartbleed, which has left the doors open since 2011. And the locksmiths are taking their time going around and changing the locks.

Here are a few tips for managing this minor crisis:

What Is Reputation Management?

In our profession, reputation can make or break a practice. That's why it's paramount to being a competent and successful legal practitioner to manage your reputation.

Here are some basic principles of reputation management that every lawyer should know.

Beware: The Crypto Locker Computer Virus Strikes Again

The Crypto Locker virus strikes again -- this time targeting the computers of a law firm in North Carolina.

Using a deceptive email, the Crypto Locker virus locked the firm out of all their computer files and demanded a ransom to release the documents, Charlotte's WSOC 9-TV reports.

As if jury and arrest warrant scams weren't enough, law firms need to be aware of the Crypto Locker virus and what can be done to protect your files.

This came out of nowhere.

Yesterday morning, one of our favorite legal voices suddenly shifted domains. The Volokh Conspiracy went mainstream media and was consumed by a corporate giant -- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's Washington Post. Will the libertarians suddenly become liberal? Will we be able to continue to read their rants without forking over cash money?

Relax everybody. It seems, other than a domain name redirect, we predict it'll be business as usual.

You don't have a previously unannounced hearing, it seems.

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC) just posted a security alert about an ongoing email spam scam (say that three times fast), alerting lawyers about an impeding court hearing. The attachments, of course, contain nasty malware. And the emails aren't just coming from faux federal courts -- some state courts are affected as well.

Plus, it gets worse. Some of the fake email messages appear to be coming from BigLaw email addresses.

An angry rage tweet by a BigLaw partner, dispatched in response to a popular law blog's sarcasm, made blog headlines, embarrassing both himself and his firm.

A P.R. professional made an insensitive and racist joke about AIDS and Africa. She actually trended globally on Twitter, while her flight was in-air, and was fired when she landed.

How do you avoid a similar snafu?

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest. LinkedIn. Google+.

There are more, but those are the big six social networks that you should be aware of in 2014. But you don't have time for that, do you? You're a lawyer, not a tween with a smartphone. Between practicing law, abusing and interrogating associates, and dropping knowledge in blog posts, you don't have time to spend all day on Fapintwistagramin+.

Fair enough. These tools should help.