This past week we packed up recording equipment, five employees, and our enthusiasm for legal technology and headed to ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago for three days of panels, social media coverage, podcasting, and our second annual year of streaming TECHSHOW Today LIVE. The conference atmosphere has taken a turn from a focus on software and convenience to topics like access to justice, diversity, and immigration. In the current political climate, many lawyers (well, most people) are turning their attention to social issues, and ABA TECHSHOW 2017 was no different. But don’t worry, there were still plenty of tips and tricks to using tech and advice for law firm management and marketing. And we attempted to capture it all. While we may have fallen short of that impossible task, we did record 18 episodes of On The Road with Legal Talk Network and six TECHSHOW Today videos, all available for your consumption pleasure. Check it out!
ABA TECHSHOW Today LIVE:
All ABA TECHSHOW Today videos available on our blog and on YouTube.
On The Road Interviews from ABA TECHSHOW 2017:
You can find all of the episodes we recorded below. Subscribe to On The Road in iTunes to receive alerts when new reports and interviews from upcoming conferences are available.
It’s ABA TECHSHOW time again and Legal Talk Network was in the expo hall recording interviews with presenters from varying topics from the conference. Tune in to catch up on some information you may have missed!
Chances are, you’re stressed out about something at this very moment. Maybe it’s an overload at work, maybe it’s not seeing enough of your family or friends, or maybe Netflix just added a super cool show and you don’t have time to watch it. Whatever it is, know you’re not alone. Legal professionals have a lot on their shoulders and sometimes it seems like maintaining a life outside of work is a job in itself, but not to worry! We’ve gathered some podcasts that will give you some tips and tricks for balancing your responsibilities.
Whether it is from a coffee shop, home office, or library, more people than ever are working remotely. If this is your company and you are already working from home, or thinking about starting to do so, what are the main considerations and best practices to put into place?
Betsy Stotler and Kelly Hayes started Burgeon Legal because they were two lawyer-moms who didn’t like the way their firm jobs took up so much of their time. In this episode, they explain how that led them to found an innovative, distributed law firm that balances work, life, and clients.
Like many other lawyers, at one point in her career Cho found herself burnt out and overly stressed. Through general awareness, regular self check-ins, and mindfulness, Cho explains, anxious lawyers can improve their quality of life.
Sam and Julie Tolek chat about what it means to be a solo lawyer and how to create a brand experience that doesn’t intimidate clients. Julie also tells us about how she manages her client tasks and what it takes to maintain a work-life balance in the legal field.
Office space is becoming less common as lawyers and entrepreneurs experiment with communal work spaces and home offices. Kelli Proia has mastered the ways of a stay at home attorney and works from home full time.
Vicki Voisin talks to Adam Camras, CEO of Lawgical. Paralegals and other legal professionals save time by outsourcing, staying healthy, and even using a standing desk. Using these hacks and Vicki’s closing tips can help you dedicate more time to the important things in your life and career.
Many lawyers have multiple smart phones, calendars, computer operating systems, or even versions of Microsoft Office. Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss managing multiple tech personalities, how to bridge the gap (or not), and ways lawyers can organize their technology.
It was very apropos that Miami became the backdrop for this year’s ABA Midyear meeting. The word of the week was immigration and it was used with zealous amplitude. Unless you were buried under your desk at work and separated from your mobile, it was impossible to escape the nonstop media coverage of sanctuary cities, executive orders, travel bans, and, of course, political tension. No matter what your position on immigration might be, the country is ablaze with differing opinions about the proper course of action.
Of course, there were other topics on the minds of attendees and participants at the ABA Midyear Meeting, and we did our best to learn about them all. Our coverage began with the leader of the American Bar Association herself, President Linda Klein, being interviewed by Digital Detectives hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek. During their time together, President Klein discussed her veterans initiative, ABA Blueprint, the SCOTUS nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, and Law Day 2017. Next up, we broached the topic of student loan debt with Crystal Araujo, Jennifer Nicholls, Whitney Barkley Denney, and Michael Dumas as they talked about rising student loans, income-driven repayment plans, and how law schools are reacting to concerns from borrowers with our hosts Sandy Gallant-Jones of ABA Law Student Podcast and, once again, Sharon Nelson of Digital Detectives.
During our days in Miami, we engaged in other discussions stemming from civil justice, activities of the ABA Young Lawyers Division, and the decline of jury trials to best practices for corporate counsel, voting rules for the Senate, and solutions for road rage. In addition, we talked about the necessity for attorneys in the entertainment industry, doing business in Cuba, and ethics in public sector law. On our last day of interviews, we concluded our coverage with a two part discussion about immigration.
To hear more, tune in below to our reports from On the Road at the 2017 ABA Midyear Meeting.
Hosts Sandy Gallant-Jones and Sharon Nelson are joined by Jennifer Nicholls, Crystal Araujo, Whitney Barkley-Denney, and Michael Dumas to talk about rising student loan debt, income-driven repayment plans, and how law schools are reacting to concerns from borrowers. Listen here: ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Fighting the Tide of Student Debt
Civil Justice for All
Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer, former Chief Justice Wallace Bernard Jefferson, Judge Jennifer D. Bailey, and Dean Hannah Lieberman from the David A. Clark School of Law join Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti for a conversation about their committee report on improving costs and efficiency in the civil justice system. Listen here: ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Civil Justice for All
Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti sits down with ABA Young Lawyers Division Chair Anna Romanskaya to discuss what new lawyers need to know about running a practice today and how their section is helping improve access to education for young people nationwide. Listen here: ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Lawyers: The Next Generation
The Decline of American Jury Trials
Greenberg Traurig attorney and American Bar Association’s Commission on the American Jury Chair Alan Dimond sits down with Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti to discuss reasons for the dramatic fall in jury trials in both civil and criminal courts and what, if anything, should be done about it. Listen here: ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: The Decline of American Jury Trials
Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti is joined by Gallup, Inc. Associate Counsel Kara Jermain for a conversation about best practices for corporate counsel and the importance of understanding different perspectives on the job. Listen here: ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Corporate Counsel Boot Camp
City of Tampa Councilman Mike Suarez, Lynx Companies Vice President of Strategic Development Andrew M. Korge, and Florida real estate and business attorney Brian Willis join Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti to talk about road rage, the reasons for, and predictions for solutions thereof. Listen here: ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Road Rage
Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti is joined by Governance Institute President Russell R. Wheeler and Sidley Austin LLP’s White Collar: Government Litigation & Investigations group global co-leader Karen Popp to discuss the “Nuclear Option” and the impact of changing procedural rules at the US Senate. Listen here: ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: When Voting Goes Nuclear
Attorneys in the Spotlight
Directors, producers, and attorneys Richard Rappaport, Neda Ghomeshi, Bryan Thompson, Emily Patricia Graham, Tyler Rabinowitz, Jose Sariego, and Shannon Harvey join Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti to talk about the the current state of the entertainment industry and why attorneys are needed more than ever. Listen here: ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Attorneys in the Spotlight
Legal Talk Network CEO Adam Camras and Executive Producer Laurence Colletti sit down with customs attorney Peter Quinter, editor in chief of Cuba Journal Simons Chase, and commercial litigation attorney Carolina Blanco to discuss future business prospects and recent immigration policy changes with Cuba. Listen here: ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Business in Cuba
The Ethics of Ethics
Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory Brooker and lawyer-turned-independent writer Katherine Mikkelson join Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti for thespian-styled role playing exercises designed to highlight different ethical dilemmas public sector lawyers face. Who knew ethical conundrums could be so entertaining? Listen here: ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: The Ethics of Ethics
The Executive Order on Immigration and How Lawyers Can Help
American Immigration Lawyers Association Practice and Professionalism Director Reid Trautz joins Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti to discuss confusion behind the recent travel ban implemented by the Trump Administration, predictions for upcoming executive orders, and avenues for attorneys to get involved. Listen here: ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Immigration Law with Reid Trautz