Within the past few weeks, there have been distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on the website maintained by the Association of Sole Practitioners and Small Firms of Arizona. The attacks have emanated primarily from IP addresses in France and The Netherlands, and have targeted WordPress files that provide remote login functionality for posting to the website. During the attacks, the website’s server has slowed due to the increase in traffic and database errors have occurred when attempting to access the site.
DDoS attacks are not uncommon and have been directed at a variety of websites. The Association has taken measures to make the website less vulnerable to these types of attacks.
The Association of Sole Practitioners and Small Firms of Arizona previously added attorney search capability to its website. This allows a user of the website to use the Attorney Search button to search for members of the Association who practice in any of 69 different practice areas. These practice areas cover the gamut from administrative law to wrongful death. In order to implement this functionality, the Association maintains a list of practice areas for each of its members.
Until now, changes to a member’s list of practice areas had to be made via request. To simplify this process, the Association has upgraded its website to allow its members to manage their own list of practice areas. This gives members the ability to make changes that reflect the current nature and emphasis of their practice. These changes are immediately reflected in search results obtained through use of the Attorney Search button. This is another example of the way in which the Association supports its members, who provide valuable legal services to their communities.
(Originally posted Monday, August 24, 2015)
The Association of Sole Practitioners and Small Firms of Arizona has added attorney search capability to its website. This is implemented via an Attorney Search button added to the About and Attorney Members pages. After clicking on this button, you can choose from 69 different practice areas, such as bankruptcy, contracts, family law, real estate, and many more. You can then search for members of the Association who practice law in that area. When the search result comes up, you can click on an attorney’s name to obtain additional information, including in many cases a link to the attorney’s website. You can use this new search capability to select a lawyer, or to become familiar with our members and what they do.