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Books, Book Chapters & Articles by Dan Siegel

Dan Siegel has authored books, book chapters and articles about a wide range of topics, including technology, for numerous organizations, including the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia Bar Association, American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Pennsylvania Trial Laywers Association, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society for many years.

In addition, he author regularly-appearing columns for The Philadelphia Lawyer, Trial Magazine, and The Verdict. Below is a list of many of Dan's writings:

Books & Book Chapters

  • How to Do 90 Minutes of Work in 60, American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Division, forthcoming

  • Leaving a Law Practice: Practical and Ethical Issues for Lawyers and Law Firms, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, forthcoming

  • The Lawyer’s Guide to CaseMap, American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Division, forthcoming

  • “Voice Recognition Software,” Chapter in The Law Practice Management and Development Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2008

  • “Ethical Overview for Attorneys Handling Residential/Non-Commercial Real Estate Matters,” Chapter in Fundamentals of Real Estate Practice, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2006

  • “Understanding Pennsylvania Civil Courts and Procedure,” Chapter in Litigation Skills: A Short Course for Legal Assistants, HalfMoon Seminars, 2006

  • “Effective Use of Technology for Legal Assistants,” Chapter in Litigation Skills: A Short Course for Legal Assistants, HalfMoon Seminars, 2006

  • “Workers’ Compensation 101 For Non-Profits,” Chapter in Fourth Annual Nonprofit Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2006

  • “Civil Litigation and Guns: Holding the Gun Dealer Responsible,” Chapter in The Law of Guns in Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2003

  • "Update of the Law,” Chapter in Workers’ Compensation – Solutions for Handling & Managing Your Case, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2003

  • “Substantial Factor – Jury Charges Revised,” Chapter in Successfully Litigating the Automobile Accident Case, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2003

  • “Plaintiffs’ Alternative Legal Theories in Pharmaceutical Litigation” Chapter Co-Author with Sol H. Weiss et al., Drug Advertising and Promotion, American Conference Institute, 2003

  • “Mass Tort Litigation” and “Consumer Fraud Statutes & Pharmaceutical Litigation,” Chapters in 10th Annual Personal Injury Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2003

  • “Collaborative Litigation – Depository Issues,” Chapter in Case Management and Electronic Discovery in Pharmaceutical Litigation, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2003

  • “Class Actions in Drug Liability Cases,” Chapter Co-Author with Sol H. Weiss, Emerging Drug Litigation Conference, Mealey’s Emerging Drugs and Devices, 2001

  • “Temporary Notices of Compensation Payable,” Chapter in Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2001

  • “Practical Considerations When You Begin the Case,” Chapter in Workers’ Comp: Getting the Most Out of Your Case, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 2000

  • Advanced Workers’ Compensation in Pennsylvania, National Business Institute, Inc., 2000

  • "Personal Animosity and Employer Immunity Defenses” and “Who’s the Boss: Temporary Employees and Related Issues," Chapters in Workers’ Comp -- How to Handle Difficult Issues, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1999

  • “Paralegal’s Role in Personal Injury Practice,” Chapter in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals, HMS Continuing Legal Education, 1998

  • "Addressing Limited Tort Issues – Ways to Address the Threshold," Chapter in Hot Tips in Auto Law, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1995

  • "Effective Strategies for Brief Writing," Chapter in Workers' Compensation - Winning Strategies in Workers' Compensation Cases, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1995

  • "Subrogation - The Practical Factors," Chapter in Workers' Compensation - Tips From Local Practitioners, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1994

  • "Is There an Automatic Supersedeas - Or - Is the Automatic Supersedeas Constitutional?" PATLA Convention Materials, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1994

  • "Notices of Temporary Compensation Payable," Chapter in The New Workers' Compensation Act: Comp in the Nineties and Beyond, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, 1993

  • "Handling the Limited Tort Claim," Chapter in Tort and Insurance Law Update, Professional Educational Systems, Inc., 1993

  • "The Second Amendment, Judicial Unanimity, Gun Owner Dissent," Chapter in The Bill of Rights: A Bicentennial View, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 1991

Articles & Other Publications

  • “Appellate Summaries," Columnist, The Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association Monthly Newsletter, 1988 to Present

  • “Frequently Asked Questions Answered,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Fall 2010

  • “Get It in Writing,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, September 2010

  • “The Jewish Internet – Part I: Genealogy,” Brandeis News & Notes, Louis D. Brandeis Law Society, July 2010

  • “Technology at the Beach,” The Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 2009-2010, Issue 6, July 2010

  • “Unleash the Power of Acrobat Pro,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer 2010

  • “Make the Switch to Windows 7,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Spring 2010

  • “Keep on top of client communication,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, April 2010

  • “Shifting Gears – Again,” The Pennsylvania Lawyer, Pennsylvania Bar Association, March-April 2010

  • “Switching gears? Let technology help,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, January 2010

  • “Are you ethically bound to be tech-savvy?” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, November 2009

  • “Tech Briefs,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Fall 2009

  • “Lawyers in Transition,” The Philadelphia Lawyer (Cover Story), Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer 2009

  • “Sailing Solo,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer 2009

  • “Do you Twitter?” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, June 2009

  • “Philly Bar's Law Practice Management Division Provides Valuable Membership Service,” Legal Marketing Association, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter Newsletter, April 2009

  • “Basic hardware for a vital practice,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, April 2009

  • “Backing Up Isn’t Hard to Do,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Spring 2009

  • “Microsoft Outlook: Unlocking the secret powers of an application we all use daily,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Winter 2009

  • “Get your office in gear with software basics,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, December 2008

  • “Get Connected: Five Tech Items Critical for Every Law Office,” Law Practice Management, Supplement to The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Fall 2008

  • “Sticky Buns for Justice Blackmun,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Fall 2008

  • “Mary, can you come in and take a letter?” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, October 2008

  • “Book Review: One for the Books,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer 2008

  • “Technology: Take a Shortcut – Simple Tricks in Everyday Programs Can Shave Off Wasted Workdays,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer 2008

  • “Mind the metadata,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, June 2008

  • “Legal Technology: Investing in Technology Will Pay Off in Law Firms’ Futures,” The Legal Intelligencer, May 22, 2008 (also reprinted as “Improve Your Practice With Technology” in the New Jersey Law Journal, May 28, 2008)

  • “Metadata,” The Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 2007-2008, Issue 5, April 2008

  • “Attorney-Client Privilege 101,” The Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Co-Author with Riki Redente, Esquire, Vol. 2007-2008, Issue 5, April 2008

  • “Establishing a Training Ground,” Law Practice Management, Supplement to The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Spring 2008

  • “Technology: E-mail Etiquette,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Spring 2008

  • “10 Questions for Amos Guiora,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer Spring 2008

  • “Taming the paper tiger,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, April 2008

  • “Old software, new tricks,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, January 2008

  • “Technology: Expert Efficiency,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Winter 2007

  • “Talking at the speed of light,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, December 2007

  • “E-mail blues – and how to beat them,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, October 2007

  • “E-Filing is Coming: Here’s How to Prepare,” Law Practice Management, Supplement to The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Fall 2007

  • “Litigation: Straight to Video,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Fall 2007

  • “Electronic Filing Goes Live in 2008 in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, The Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 2006-2007, Issue 6, July 2007

  • “Technology: My Favorite Things,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer 2007

  • “Book Review: Corporate Politics – Theory Finds GOP, Corporations Behind Infringement of Litigants’ Rights,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer 2007, reprinted in The Verdict, Vol. 2006-2007, Issue 6, July 2007

  • “How to Technologically Train the Technologically Challenged Worker,” The Declaration, Association of Legal Administrators, Philadelphia Chapter, June 2007

  • “Transcript Management Without the Yellow Highlighter,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, June 2007

  • “The Less-Paper Office,” The Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 2006-2007, Issue 5, May 2007

  • “Era of E-Filing: Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to Introduce Civil Case E-Filing in 2008,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Spring 2007

  • “Reel in Juries with Tech-Savvy Presentations,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, American Association for Justice, April 2007

  • “Technology for the Workers' Compensation Lawyer,” Section Connection – Workers’ Compensation & Workplace Injury, American Association for Justice, Vol. 11, No. 1, Winter 2006/Spring 2007

  • “Practice Management: File Organization,” Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, Spring 2007

  • “Philadelphia Bar Association Introduces Law Practice Management Division,” Strategies – The Journal of Legal Marketing, Legal Marketing Association, February 2007

  • “The Less-Paper Office,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, December 2006

  • “Tech Needs for Solo Firms,” Solo & Small Firm Practice Section News, Pennsylvania Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Practice Section, Fall 2006

  • “Law Practice Management – Bar Offers Innovative Help to Better Serve Your Clients,” The Philadelphia Lawyer (Cover Story), Philadelphia Bar Association, Fall 2006

  • “Time for a Tune Up,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Fall 2006

  • “Top 10 (OK, really 9) tech tips for lawyers,” “Tech Brief,” TRIAL, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, September 2006

  • “The Myth of the 90-Day Rule,” The Barrister – PaTLA News, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. XX, No. 4, September 2006

  • “Buying a Cell Phone,” Solo, American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Vol. 12, No. 3, July 2006

  • “Going Solo,” GPSolo, American Bar Association, July/August 2006

  • “Workers Compensation Practice Tip: Exploding the Myth of the 90-Day Rule,” The Verdict (Cover Story), Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 2005-2006, Issue 8, June 2006

  • “So What’s a Lawyer To Do?” Solo, American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division, Vol. 12, No. 2, June 2006

  • “Take a (case) load off with the right software,” TRIAL, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Feature Article with sidebar, “Consider your choices”), May 2006

  • “Technology: Lighting the Internet on Fire,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Spring 2006

  • “Marketing on the Web – Use the Tools at Hand to Give Your Firm an Edge,” The Legal Intelligencer, January 30, 2006

  • "The ‘Less-Paper’ Office," The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Winter 2006

  • "Scrub Your Documents!" The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Fall 2005

  • “Web Wonder – A New Cyber Era Arrives at Philadelphiabar.org,” The Philadelphia Lawyer (Cover Story), Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer 2005

  • “10 Questions for Uriel Palti, Consul General of Israel in Philadelphia,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer 2005

  • “Technology: What Is the Difference Between?” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Spring 2005 (Also, Reprinted as “Computer Tips for Beginners and Experts - Technology 101: Your Computer Questions Answered,” The Docket, Denver Bar Association, July 2005)

  • “Philadelphia Mass Tort Program: Alive and Well,” LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy, Co-Author with Michelle Tiger, Esquire, American Lawyer Media, February 2005

  • “The Will: A Practice Tip,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Winter 2004-2005

  • “Technology: Inside the High-Tech Courtroom,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Winter 2004-2005

  • “Technology: The Benefits of E-Filing,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Spring 2004

  • “Medicare Liens,” Mass Torts, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Mass Torts Litigation Committee, Vol. I, No. 3, February 2004

  • “Experiencing a Great ‘Read’ – Audiobooks,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Winter 2003-2004

  • “Technology: Trial Without Error – Two Software Programs Make it Easy to Find and Organize Case Information,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Winter 2003-2004

  • “Preparing for Oral Argument – Mastering the Art of Verbal Persuasion in Front of Any Appellate or Trial Court,” The Philadelphia Lawyer (Book Review), Philadelphia Bar Association, Fall 2003

  • “Shifting Your Area of Practice,” The Philadelphia Lawyer (Cover Story), Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer 2003

  • “Technology: Tiny Time-Savers to Help Today’s Busy Attorneys,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Summer 2003

  • “Plaintiffs’, Defense Bar: How Times Have Changed,” The Legal Intelligencer, April 7, 2003

  • “Technology: Where Do You Go Online for Your Information?” The Philadelphia Lawyer, Philadelphia Bar Association, Spring 2003

  • “Punitives Have A Place,” The National Law Journal, December 23, 2002

  • “Appellate Courts and Mediation/ADR,” The Verdict, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 2002-2003, Issue 3, November 2002

  • “Navigating the Complexity of Mass Tort Litigation,” The Legal Intelligencer (“Personal Injury Law Supplement”), August 19, 2002

  • “Funded Employment,” PARP News, Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Professionals Newsletter, Spring-Summer 2001

  • “Speeding Up the Process: Workers' Comp Delays Can Bring Lengthy Litigation,” The Legal Intelligencer, December 14, 2000

  • “Don't Overlook Social Security,” The Legal Intelligencer, November 9, 2000

  • “Medical-Cost Containment Can Harm Workers in Doctor's Office and in Front of WC Judge,” The Legal Intelligencer, October 12, 2000

  • “Workers' Comp Practice Changing in Pa.” The Legal Intelligencer, September 14, 2000

  • “Funded Employment: Gift Horse or Trojan Horse?” The Legal Intelligencer, August 10, 2000

  • Johnson Could Be a Pandora’s Box,’” The Legal Intelligencer, July 27, 2000

  • “Lawyers Have to Ask “Who’s the Boss?” The Legal Intelligencer, June 8, 2000

  • “Debating the Proper Uses of the TNCP,” The Legal Intelligencer, May 11, 2000

  • “Questioning the ‘Company Doctor,’” The Legal Intelligencer, April 13, 2000

  • “The Myth of the ‘F’ Word – Fraud,” The Legal Intelligencer, March 9, 2000

  • “On-The-Job Hearing Loss Easier to Prove After Artman,” The Legal Intelligencer, February 10, 2000

  • “Pa. High Court Addresses Workers’ Comp,” The Legal Intelligencer, January 13, 2000

  • “What You See is What You Get,” The Philadelphia Lawyer, The Philadelphia Bar Association, Spring 1999

  • "Effective Brief-Writing Strategies," The Barrister (Cover Story), The Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Fall 1996

  • Editor, Workers' Compensation News, Newsletter of the Philadelphia Bar Association Workers' Compensation Committee, May 1995 to 1999

  • "Landmark Gun Control Bill," News of Delaware County (Pa.), October 4, 1995

  • "Annual Update of the Law: Automobile Law," Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia, September 13, 1995

  • "NRA Backs Law it Bucks Elsewhere," Greensburg (Pa.) Tribune Review, July 9, 1995

  • "Bill Goes Far to Muzzle Firearms," Philadelphia Daily News, June 20, 1995

  • "The Second Amendment is Not Absolute," Letter to the Editor, Litigation News, American Bar Association Section of Litigation, February/ March 1995

  • "Annual Update of the Law: Automobile Law," Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Philadelphia, December 15, 1994

  • "Copyrights and the Writer," The Philatelic Communicator, Fourth Quarter 1994

  • "Losing Benefits Without Due Process - Is the Automatic Supersedeas in Workers' Compensation Constitutional?" Pennsylvania Law Weekly, September 19, 1994

  • "Assault Gun Law Would Save Lives," Philadelphia Daily News, July 12, 1993

  • "Random Thoughts," Columnist, Global Stamp News, 1990 to 1992

  • "Bearing Arms is 'Collective Right,'" Burlington County (N.J.) Times, July 9, 1987

  • "Buying a Gun Easy as Buying Ice Cream Cone," Philadelphia Daily News, July 31, 1985

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