Why I Use a Virtual Private Network

Are You Using Protection?

My phone was hacked while using a Wi-Fi two weeks ago in a well-known Los Angeles hotel. I caught the intrusion early and avoided any issues. If I didn’t have a pretty good handle on tech, I would have never noticed the issue or found the problem.

Because I use public Wi-Fi and hotspots all the time (airports, courthouses, restaurants, coffee shops, opposing counsel’s office, deposition and mediation locations), I did my due diligence and am now using a NordVPN private network (affiliate link). It’s inexpensive and easy to use.

Once you download the app to your phone or iPad, you set it and forget it. NordVPN automatically goes to work to, behind the scenes, to protect you. I’ve been testing NordVPN for the last two weeks, and it’s great!

I’m glad I detected the network intrusion right away and before any of my data was taken. If you’re interested in being proactive and avoiding this problem, take a look at the NordVPN cyber deal that’s going on right now (3 months free) for the next 8 hours or so. I did the $3.49/month 3-year deal (it’s 70% off and also gives you a 30-day money-back guarantee). Now, I automatically enjoy the ultimate online security when I’m out in public.

NordVPN also works on your laptop, desktop, and routers, and I’ll probably add the extra layer of protection in the next week or so. One subscription lets you cover several different devices.

Here’s my affiliate link if you’re interested. Again, this is a paid app/service that’s been recommended to me for a long time, and I’m glad I finally took the time to check it out and add it to my online protection.

If you get NordVPN, let me know what you think after you’ve tried it for a few days. I can’t even tell it’s running in the background on my phone unless I take the time to do a security check (you can click on a link and test/check your privacy connection).

Mitch

Our Daughter Passed the California Bar!

Last Friday night we found out our daughter, Alexandra aka “AJ” Jackson, passed the California Bar. AJ has always wanted to go to law school (see her 5th grade Yearbook note above) and today, because of her hard work and effort, she’ll soon be sworn in as one of California’s newest lawyers.

Please connect with AJ on LinkedIn and say hi! If you need her services, you can reach out at Sheppard Mullin 😉

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What’s the “Pilgram” AJ’s referring to? Well, it’s a 98′ tall ship down at Dana Point Harbor. Yours truly, along with several dozen 5th graders and a few teachers and other parents, spent a very long sleepless night on the boat learning how the sailors lived back in the day. Long story short, I’m glad I didn’t live back then.

Mitch and Lisa on Nomberg Law Live!

It was fun joining my partner and wife, Lisa Wilson, on Bernard Nomberg’s Nomberg Law Live. The topic revolved around balancing the responsibilities of owning a law firm with family life. This was fun. Give it a watch!

Click here to watch and share. Thanks!

FTC Releases Advertising Disclosures Guidance for Online Influencers

Update: November 5, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission has released a new publication for online influencers. It tells influencers what and how to disclose their relationships with sponsors. Read the updated influencer FTC disclosure requirements here! (PDF)

Other updated FTC resources and links are here.

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#influencer #ftc

“How to Communicate Persuasively in Court and on Social Media”

The Continuing Education of the California State Bar (CEB) has invited me to be on their webinar to share the following presentation:

“How to Communicate Persuasively in Court and on Social Media”

We go live next Wednesday, November 13th (Noon Pacific | 3 pm ET | 8 pm London). The FREE registration link is RIGHT HERE!

More about the show

Good trial lawyers know that giving a great opening statement or a compelling closing argument involves more than merely sharing the facts and evidence. They know that to build trust and be persuasive, they must weave the facts and evidence into an interesting and sometimes entertaining story that, in the end, adds meaning and value for everyone in the courtroom.

Connecting with others and building your business, especially when using social media, involves the same strategy. During this live video, I’ll show you how to do all of this, and more, to connect in court and on the social media platforms to build new relationships and close more deals.

It would mean the world to me if you register, watch and also share with your friends.

Thanks!

Mitch

“10 Legal Strategies to Protect Agencies and Social Media Managers”

This will be good. Join some of the top digital and social media experts for Social Success Summit 2.0!” I’ll be sharing, “10 Legal Strategies to Protect Agencies and Social Media Managers.”

It’s FREE and all sessions drop November 13th so you can binge-watch at your leisure! Grab your seat: https://agorapulse.heysummit.com

#AgorapulseSummit #digitalmarketing #attorney #lawyer