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Legal Talk Network will make a difference in the way you practice law! legal, law, blawg, trial, lawyer, ambrogi, e-discovery, structured settlement, lawsuit, podcast, Legal Talk Network ltn@legaltalknetwork.com Legal Talk Network no http://legaltalknetwork.com/RSS/LTN.jpg Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics http://legaltalknetwork.com 144 144 The Fundamentals of Podcasts: Listening and Subscribing Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/11/fundamentals-podcasts-listening-subscribing There has been recent talk of a "Podcast Renaissance," in which podcasts are better than ever and people have begun to appreciate the value of the podcast medium for education and entertainment. Who are we to disagree? There are educational podcasts, political podcasts, legal podcasts, technology podcasts, entertainment podcasts, and podcasts that combine subjects. There are podcasts that review books, recordings from live radio shows, lecture recordings, and informational interviews. With all of these options, how are people finding and listening to the podcasts that are right for them, how have these processes changed, and why are some people not listening to podcasts at all? Are podcast listeners only touching the surface of the potential value? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the fundamentals of podcast listening and subscribing, ways to enhance your podcast listening experience, and suggestions of their favorite podcasts. Kennedy provides a technical description of podcasts, delivery of media (usually audio) online through an RSS feed, but explains that they also tend to be episodic, you can subscribe to them, and they serve as a radio replacement. His system of podcasting involves researching topics or speakers that spark his interest, filtering and organizing individual podcasts by length, and listening to them at 1.5X the speed while he commutes or works out. He notes that podcasts are becoming more popular because of increased user control and the ability to use them on any device: iPod, tablet, smartphone, laptop, or desktop. Mighell adds that the rise in podcasting is due to increasingly sophisticated apps that allow users to speed up the podcasts, create categories, and control downloads. His alternative system of podcast listening is more streamlined. He subscribes to 20 or 30 regular podcasts and downloads, organizes, and listens to them all on his phone while walking the dog, in the car, or working out. Both hosts use Huffduffer, but Mighell uses it to create a mini feed for things that aren't syndicated while Kennedy uses it as a search engine for podcast topics or speakers that interest him. While it is helpful to suggest different ways of consuming podcasts, listeners might also be interested in podcast suggestions. In the second part of the show, the hosts share their favorite podcasts. Tom Mighell mostly listens to podcasts that help him keep up with trends in technology, news, and politics, although he also enjoys Serial from the creators of This American Live. Dennis Kennedy's collection of podcasts range from news, sports, and business, to entertainment anyone could enjoy. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. The Fundamentals of Podcasts: Listening and Subscribing There has been recent talk of a "Podcast Renaissance," in which podcasts are better than ever and people have begun to appreciate the value of the podcast medium for education and entertainment. Who are we to disagree? There are educational podcasts, political podcasts, legal podcasts, technology podcasts, entertainment podcasts, and podcasts that combine subjects. There are podcasts that review books, recordings from live radio shows, lecture recordings, and informational interviews. With all of these options, how are people finding and listening to the podcasts that are right for them, how have these processes changed, and why are some people not listening to podcasts at all? Are podcast listeners only touching the surface of the potential value? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the fundamentals of podcast listening and subscribing, ways to enhance your podcast listening experience, and suggestions of their favorite podcasts. Kennedy provides a technical description of podcasts, delivery of media (usually audio) online through an RSS feed, but explains that they also tend to be episodic, you can subscribe to them, and they serve as a radio replacement. His system of podcasting involves researching topics or speakers that spark his interest, filtering and organizing individual podcasts by length, and listening to them at 1.5X the speed while he commutes or works out. He notes that podcasts are becoming more popular because of increased user control and the ability to use them on any device: iPod, tablet, smartphone, laptop, or desktop. Mighell adds that the rise in podcasting is due to increasingly sophisticated apps that allow users to speed up the podcasts, create categories, and control downloads. His alternative system of podcast listening is more streamlined. He subscribes to 20 or 30 regular podcasts and downloads, organizes, and listens to them all on his phone while walking the dog, in the car, or working out. Both hosts use Huffduffer, but Mighell uses it to create a mini feed for things that aren't syndicated while Kennedy uses it as a search engine for podcast topics or speakers that interest him. While it is helpful to suggest different ways of consuming podcasts, listeners might also be interested in podcast suggestions. In the second part of the show, the hosts share their favorite podcasts. Tom Mighell mostly listens to podcasts that help him keep up with trends in technology, news, and politics, although he also enjoys Serial from the creators of This American Live. Dennis Kennedy's collection of podcasts range from news, sports, and business, to entertainment anyone could enjoy. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. 39:53 none Legal Talk Network no Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-edge/2014/11/tis-season-tech-toys-holidays-2014 Are you a lawyer who always has the newest tech products and apps? Do you already have a drone even though most people think they are only in sci fi movies? Are you looking for a holiday gift for your tech junkie spouse? In this edition of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway present their favorite tech toys for the holidays. Nelson and Calloway have each picked out their choice of new electronics for themselves or loved ones. These new gadgets range in practicality from the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to a bacon scented alarm clock and they range in price from a $20 Bluetooth Shower Speakerphone/Radio to a glass yacht that you can't afford if you care how much it costs. Other products include a tablet, an Apple integrated flash drive, a cheap drone, noise-cancelling headphones, a flux capacitor USB port for your car, rhumbas for your grill and driveway, and even a Yeti cup. Tune in for inspiration and awe on the direction technology is heading. Who knows, you might hear about a new tech toy you have to have! Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Are you a lawyer who always has the newest tech products and apps? Do you already have a drone even though most people think they are only in sci fi movies? Are you looking for a holiday gift for your tech junkie spouse? In this edition of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway present their favorite tech toys for the holidays. Nelson and Calloway have each picked out their choice of new electronics for themselves or loved ones. These new gadgets range in practicality from the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to a bacon scented alarm clock and they range in price from a $20 Bluetooth Shower Speakerphone/Radio to a glass yacht that you can't afford if you care how much it costs. Other products include a tablet, an Apple integrated flash drive, a cheap drone, noise-cancelling headphones, a flux capacitor USB port for your car, rhumbas for your grill and driveway, and even a Yeti cup. Tune in for inspiration and awe on the direction technology is heading. Who knows, you might hear about a new tech toy you have to have! Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. 27:37 none Legal Talk Network no Success in Your Remote Workplace Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/legal-toolkit/2014/11/success-remote-workplace Whether it is from a coffee shop, home office, or library, more people than ever are working remotely. This includes employees at a law firm or business, but many of the principles could be applied to a solo lawyer working at home. The benefits of working from a remote office include shorter commutes, potentially flexible work hours, saving money on office space, and having the best employees for the job regardless of locale. Drawbacks include production-based judgement on employees, isolation issues, and a reduced opportunity for learning directly from coworkers. Despite these drawbacks, many companies are now allowing their employees to work 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? In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Heidi Alexander interviews Tim Baran, a remote employee at a cloud-based legal software company, about the benefits and drawbacks of working remotely, the hardware and software needed, and how to overcome the core issues that many remote lawyers encounter. Baran discusses how the benefit of bringing the work to the employee often outweighs the inability for those workers to interact with and potentially mentor other employees. By spending more time with friends and family, getting involved in industry associations, and going out for lunch, he explains, remote employees can avoid emotional isolation. This advice applies equally to solo lawyers who often do not have a lot of personal contact. Alexander and Baran then go over the practicalities of working remote. While you only need a computer and a phone as hardware, there are many useful apps for practice management, organization, communication, reading and writing, social media, and even encryption (see episode notes for a list of products mentioned). Obviously, it is important for a remote employee to stay connected with their office and other employees. Baran recommends regular video meetings, daily standups, visits to the home office, communication even with non-urgent matters, and even a fun video activity that includes the whole company. The more communication the employees are able to have, he explains, the more opportunities for feedback, connection, and therefore productivity. At the end of the podcast, Baran gives some succinct but very thorough general productivity advice to all employees, whether remote or not. His systems include: touch everything once, keep a checklist, set a pomodoro timer, develop consistent habits with a calendar, plan the night before, and Alexander adds that the Getting Things Done (GTD) process by David Allen has worked for many lawyers. Tim Baran is the Community Manager for Rocket Matter, a cloud-based legal software company that makes a law practice management tool. Previously, Baran ran his own CLE company, and has worked in library services at a law firm, a law school, and for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Success in Your Remote Workplace Whether it is from a coffee shop, home office, or library, more people than ever are working remotely. This includes employees at a law firm or business, but many of the principles could be applied to a solo lawyer working at home. The benefits of working from a remote office include shorter commutes, potentially flexible work hours, saving money on office space, and having the best employees for the job regardless of locale. Drawbacks include production-based judgement on employees, isolation issues, and a reduced opportunity for learning directly from coworkers. Despite these drawbacks, many companies are now allowing their employees to work 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? In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Heidi Alexander interviews Tim Baran, a remote employee at a cloud-based legal software company, about the benefits and drawbacks of working remotely, the hardware and software needed, and how to overcome the core issues that many remote lawyers encounter. Baran discusses how the benefit of bringing the work to the employee often outweighs the inability for those workers to interact with and potentially mentor other employees. By spending more time with friends and family, getting involved in industry associations, and going out for lunch, he explains, remote employees can avoid emotional isolation. This advice applies equally to solo lawyers who often do not have a lot of personal contact. Alexander and Baran then go over the practicalities of working remote. While you only need a computer and a phone as hardware, there are many useful apps for practice management, organization, communication, reading and writing, social media, and even encryption (see episode notes for a list of products mentioned). Obviously, it is important for a remote employee to stay connected with their office and other employees. Baran recommends regular video meetings, daily standups, visits to the home office, communication even with non-urgent matters, and even a fun video activity that includes the whole company. The more communication the employees are able to have, he explains, the more opportunities for feedback, connection, and therefore productivity. At the end of the podcast, Baran gives some succinct but very thorough general productivity advice to all employees, whether remote or not. His systems include: touch everything once, keep a checklist, set a pomodoro timer, develop consistent habits with a calendar, plan the night before, and Alexander adds that the Getting Things Done (GTD) process by David Allen has worked for many lawyers. Tim Baran is the Community Manager for Rocket Matter, a cloud-based legal software company that makes a law practice management tool. Previously, Baran ran his own CLE company, and has worked in library services at a law firm, a law school, and for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. 31:00 none Legal Talk Network no Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:15:13 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/11/quarantine-isolation-federal-state-powers-fight-ebola Federal and State governing authorities have the power to quarantine an individual under the suspicion that person has Ebola and could possibly spread it to others. But what if the government is wrong? Is there redress for people held against their will? It might surprise you that your civil liberties can be subjugated for the common good. In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Gary Phelan from Mitchell and Sheahan, P.C. and Professor John Thomas from Quinnipiac University School of Law. Together they discuss balancing tests that allow both Federal and State governments to quarantine individuals as well the possible criminal and tort liabilities for people who knowingly, recklessly, or through negligence infect others. Tune in to hear more about the power given to the Executive Branch, Governmental Immunity from suit, and International Health Regulations from the World Health Organization. Gary Phelan is a shareholder at Mitchell and Sheahan, P.C. where he represents employees and employers in a wide range of matters, including disability and age discrimination, family responsibilities discrimination, wrongful termination, and severance negotiations. Mr. Phelan was recently the attorney for a Connecticut family whose little girl was not allowed to attend school for fear that she had been exposed to Ebola during her trip to a family wedding in Nigeria. The case received nationwide attention. Professor John Thomas of Quinnipiac University School of Law teaches health law and intellectual property. He has been published over 170 times on topics such as gun violence, health policy, politics, autism, juvenile justice, and music. In addition, he has spoken on health law topics across the U.S. and internationally. Thomas is a freelance writer and guitar player with a recent literary work titled "Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of the Extraordinary Women and Gibson's "Banner" Guitars of WWII." Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola Federal and State governing authorities have the power to quarantine an individual under the suspicion that person has Ebola and could possibly spread it to others. But what if the government is wrong? Is there redress for people held against their will? It might surprise you that your civil liberties can be subjugated for the common good. In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Gary Phelan from Mitchell and Sheahan, P.C. and Professor John Thomas from Quinnipiac University School of Law. Together they discuss balancing tests that allow both Federal and State governments to quarantine individuals as well the possible criminal and tort liabilities for people who knowingly, recklessly, or through negligence infect others. Tune in to hear more about the power given to the Executive Branch, Governmental Immunity from suit, and International Health Regulations from the World Health Organization. Gary Phelan is a shareholder at Mitchell and Sheahan, P.C. where he represents employees and employers in a wide range of matters, including disability and age discrimination, family responsibilities discrimination, wrongful termination, and severance negotiations. Mr. Phelan was recently the attorney for a Connecticut family whose little girl was not allowed to attend school for fear that she had been exposed to Ebola during her trip to a family wedding in Nigeria. The case received nationwide attention. Professor John Thomas of Quinnipiac University School of Law teaches health law and intellectual property. He has been published over 170 times on topics such as gun violence, health policy, politics, autism, juvenile justice, and music. In addition, he has spoken on health law topics across the U.S. and internationally. Thomas is a freelance writer and guitar player with a recent literary work titled "Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of the Extraordinary Women and Gibson's "Banner" Guitars of WWII." Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. 31:01 none Legal Talk Network no War & Terrorism in Cyberspace: Wild, Wild West Shoot Out on the International Frontiers Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:36:57 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-detectives/2014/11/war-terrorism-cyberspace-wild-wild-west-shoot-international-frontiers "A cyber attack on the World Trade Center would be 10 times more financially damaging than the 2001 attack." Data breaches like the ones at Target, JP Morgan, and Home Depot have recently been all over the news and are usually organized by hackers for financial gain. But there is cyber war happening with military and political objectives with potentially far more damaging results. Cyber terrorists and militaries have already developed technologies that are able to hack into important data systems, destroy critical infrastructure, and take down crucial things like power grids and financial systems. If this does not scare you, there are almost no direct laws that deal with the ramifications of cyber attacks, the contractors who built the failing technology, or innocent bystanders. On this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview cybersecurity expert David Bodenheimer about the effects of cyber attacks, whether they are likely to proliferate, the connection between the private sector and government defense, and the legal risks to contractors and bystanders. Bodenheimer first explains how economic cyber crimes are different than cyber war, and gives some examples like the US cyber security threat in 2009, the 2007 cyberattacks on Estonia, and Stuxnet, a computer worm that destroyed many control systems in Iranian nuclear plants. He explains that there is a global cyber race and, in a few years, no self-respecting military will be without cyber attack capabilities. Unfortunately, there are no international treaties or laws that directly govern cyber weapons and war. Bodenheimer also discusses US laws that federal agencies and contractors could face to account for damages. These could include the DHS SAFETY Act, Public Law 85-804, and various legislative proposals, but there is no clean fit. David Bodenheimer is a Government Contracts partner and litigator heading Crowell and Moring's Homeland Security practice. David brings 32 years of experience in doing business with the government. He has represented Fortune 500 companies in cyber disputes with federal agencies, advised on security compliance and cloud standards, and handled a broad spectrum of cybersecurity and privacy issues in the public sector. Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom. War & Terrorism in Cyberspace: Wild, Wild West Shoot Out on the International Frontiers "A cyber attack on the World Trade Center would be 10 times more financially damaging than the 2001 attack." Data breaches like the ones at Target, JP Morgan, and Home Depot have recently been all over the news and are usually organized by hackers for financial gain. But there is cyber war happening with military and political objectives with potentially far more damaging results. Cyber terrorists and militaries have already developed technologies that are able to hack into important data systems, destroy critical infrastructure, and take down crucial things like power grids and financial systems. If this does not scare you, there are almost no direct laws that deal with the ramifications of cyber attacks, the contractors who built the failing technology, or innocent bystanders. On this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview cybersecurity expert David Bodenheimer about the effects of cyber attacks, whether they are likely to proliferate, the connection between the private sector and government defense, and the legal risks to contractors and bystanders. Bodenheimer first explains how economic cyber crimes are different than cyber war, and gives some examples like the US cyber security threat in 2009, the 2007 cyberattacks on Estonia, and Stuxnet, a computer worm that destroyed many control systems in Iranian nuclear plants. He explains that there is a global cyber race and, in a few years, no self-respecting military will be without cyber attack capabilities. Unfortunately, there are no international treaties or laws that directly govern cyber weapons and war. Bodenheimer also discusses US laws that federal agencies and contractors could face to account for damages. These could include the DHS SAFETY Act, Public Law 85-804, and various legislative proposals, but there is no clean fit. David Bodenheimer is a Government Contracts partner and litigator heading Crowell and Moring's Homeland Security practice. David brings 32 years of experience in doing business with the government. He has represented Fortune 500 companies in cyber disputes with federal agencies, advised on security compliance and cloud standards, and handled a broad spectrum of cybersecurity and privacy issues in the public sector. Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom. 29:44 none Legal Talk Network no A Day in the Life of a Senior Paralegal Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17:53:15 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/paralegal-voice/2014/11/day-life-senior-paralegal Marilyn Wass ACP, CAS is the Senior Paralegal at Lopez McHugh, LLP, a nationally recognized plaintiffs law firm that takes on pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes, insurance companies, auto manufacturers, and the manufacturers of defective medical devices. Her job includes an incredible amount of responsibilities both over time and day-to-day. Being a Senior Paralegal for a firm like Lopez McHugh is one of the most prestigious positions in the paralegal world. How did Wass reach this position and what challenges does she face? On this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin interviews Marilyn Wass about the responsibilities of being Senior Paralegal, how her career began and evolved, and specifics about caseloads and technologies. Wass explains her many responsibilities in more detail. She manages the Junior Paralegals and Case Managers, overseeing their workload and making sure assignments are understood and completed in a timely manner. Additionally, Wass oversees and reviews work on the Lipitor mass tort case including ordering medical records and answering discovery. Finally she spends most of her time on estate work and settlement litigation, creating settlement packages for up to 100s of clients. She has to schedule time to talk to clients and government agencies like Medicaid and Medicare. After describing her job description, Marilyn Wass goes into the evolution of her career. She explains how she went from a temp job in a law firm to Paralegal school at UCLA. She had interest in working for small firms in the medical field and for lawyers who wanted to teach her about litigation and other skills necessary to move up in the litigation field. She talks about the biggest challenges she faces in her position including prioritizing various jobs and keeping clients happy. In the second half of the podcast, Voisin and Wass discuss the software Lopez McHugh uses and how training is done. Overall, Wass advises paralegals to learn litigation in school and to seek out areas of legal work, not just available jobs. Stay tuned to the end when Vicki Voisin answers questions sent in by listeners. You never know when another paralegal has the same question as you. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA and ServeNow. A Day in the Life of a Senior Paralegal Marilyn Wass ACP, CAS is the Senior Paralegal at Lopez McHugh, LLP, a nationally recognized plaintiffs law firm that takes on pharmaceutical companies, nursing homes, insurance companies, auto manufacturers, and the manufacturers of defective medical devices. Her job includes an incredible amount of responsibilities both over time and day-to-day. Being a Senior Paralegal for a firm like Lopez McHugh is one of the most prestigious positions in the paralegal world. How did Wass reach this position and what challenges does she face? On this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin interviews Marilyn Wass about the responsibilities of being Senior Paralegal, how her career began and evolved, and specifics about caseloads and technologies. Wass explains her many responsibilities in more detail. She manages the Junior Paralegals and Case Managers, overseeing their workload and making sure assignments are understood and completed in a timely manner. Additionally, Wass oversees and reviews work on the Lipitor mass tort case including ordering medical records and answering discovery. Finally she spends most of her time on estate work and settlement litigation, creating settlement packages for up to 100s of clients. She has to schedule time to talk to clients and government agencies like Medicaid and Medicare. After describing her job description, Marilyn Wass goes into the evolution of her career. She explains how she went from a temp job in a law firm to Paralegal school at UCLA. She had interest in working for small firms in the medical field and for lawyers who wanted to teach her about litigation and other skills necessary to move up in the litigation field. She talks about the biggest challenges she faces in her position including prioritizing various jobs and keeping clients happy. In the second half of the podcast, Voisin and Wass discuss the software Lopez McHugh uses and how training is done. Overall, Wass advises paralegals to learn litigation in school and to seek out areas of legal work, not just available jobs. Stay tuned to the end when Vicki Voisin answers questions sent in by listeners. You never know when another paralegal has the same question as you. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA and ServeNow. 31:41 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Paulette Brown’s Advice for Women Attorneys Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:44:10 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-paulette-browns-advice-women-attorneys Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews President-Elect of the American Bar Association Paulette Brown at the 2014 ABA Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Brown explains the concepts from her speeches at the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop and the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association. She describes the need for female attorneys to not conform to expectations and seek out leadership roles within the legal profession. Brown also emphasizes the importance for all lawyers to find a balance in their lives including sleep, family, and finding something that helps clear the mind. She then gives her experience with the ABA, interaction with the current President William Hubbard, and why young lawyers should be involved. Paulette Brown has been a lawyer for 38 years, worked for Fortune 500 companies, owned a firm for 15 years, and is now a partner in the Morristown, New Jersey office of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. She has been involved with the American Bar Association since she graduated from law school. ABA Law Practice Division: Paulette Brown’s Advice for Women Attorneys Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews President-Elect of the American Bar Association Paulette Brown at the 2014 ABA Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Brown explains the concepts from her speeches at the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop and the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association. She describes the need for female attorneys to not conform to expectations and seek out leadership roles within the legal profession. Brown also emphasizes the importance for all lawyers to find a balance in their lives including sleep, family, and finding something that helps clear the mind. She then gives her experience with the ABA, interaction with the current President William Hubbard, and why young lawyers should be involved. Paulette Brown has been a lawyer for 38 years, worked for Fortune 500 companies, owned a firm for 15 years, and is now a partner in the Morristown, New Jersey office of Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. She has been involved with the American Bar Association since she graduated from law school. 18:10 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Marc Lauritsen on the eLawyering Task Force Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:38:08 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-marc-lauritsen-elawyering-task-force New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews eLawyering Task Force Co-Chair Marc Lauritsen at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. eLawyering is defined as providing legal services to clients through a secure online portal. The eLawyering Task Force, Lauritsen explains, stimulates conversation among practitioners about the future of law practice and how lawyers can use the internet to serve the unmet legal needs of the middle class. He and Linares discuss benefits the Task Force can provide to attorneys, how the profession is changing, and how to include law students. Mark Lauritsen started as a legal aid lawyer, became a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School, was directed towards legal technology, and now runs a consulting firm called Capstone Practice Systems, Inc. ABA Law Practice Division: Marc Lauritsen on the eLawyering Task Force New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews eLawyering Task Force Co-Chair Marc Lauritsen at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. eLawyering is defined as providing legal services to clients through a secure online portal. The eLawyering Task Force, Lauritsen explains, stimulates conversation among practitioners about the future of law practice and how lawyers can use the internet to serve the unmet legal needs of the middle class. He and Linares discuss benefits the Task Force can provide to attorneys, how the profession is changing, and how to include law students. Mark Lauritsen started as a legal aid lawyer, became a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School, was directed towards legal technology, and now runs a consulting firm called Capstone Practice Systems, Inc. 7:39 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Cheryl Niro on Negotiating for Lawyers Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:35:11 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-cheryl-niro-negotiating-lawyers Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Cheryl Niro at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Niro explains her negotiation training sessions at the Women Rainmakers Board Mid Career Workshop, and how law school does not have proper, in-depth negotiation training. She discusses gender-related issues and shadow negotiations, methods to overcome negative outcomes, and how to accept conflict as a facilitator of change. Cheryl Niro is the Senior Strategy Advisor to the Executive Director of the ABA, was the second woman President of the Illinois State Bar Association, started the Illinois Supreme Court Commision on Professionalism, and has been a practicing attorney across many fields of law. ABA Law Practice Division: Cheryl Niro on Negotiating for Lawyers Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Cheryl Niro at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Niro explains her negotiation training sessions at the Women Rainmakers Board Mid Career Workshop, and how law school does not have proper, in-depth negotiation training. She discusses gender-related issues and shadow negotiations, methods to overcome negative outcomes, and how to accept conflict as a facilitator of change. Cheryl Niro is the Senior Strategy Advisor to the Executive Director of the ABA, was the second woman President of the Illinois State Bar Association, started the Illinois Supreme Court Commision on Professionalism, and has been a practicing attorney across many fields of law. 20:21 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Tom Mighell on Legal Publishing Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:31:55 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-tom-mighell-legal-publishing The Kennedy-Mighell Report host Dennis Kennedy interviews host Tom Mighell at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Together they discuss how the Law Practice Division helps new authors publish legal issues through their webzine, blog opportunities, and even book authorship. Many exciting new book topics being published by the ABA include alternative fees, internet legal research, encryption, ethics, and legal technology. Kennedy and Mighell talk about their new book, Flying Solo, which helps solo practitioners with operations, marketing, and finance management. Mighell finishes by discussing how he has benefited from the Law Practice Division, why lawyers should get involved, and how anyone can be considered to write a book. Tom Mighell started as a practicing lawyer for a defense firm in Texas, became a legal technology support coordinator and is now a consultant at Contoural. He became involved with the ABA through the Techshow Board, has been Chair of the Board, and has been Chair of the Law Practice Division. ABA Law Practice Division: Tom Mighell on Legal Publishing The Kennedy-Mighell Report host Dennis Kennedy interviews host Tom Mighell at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Together they discuss how the Law Practice Division helps new authors publish legal issues through their webzine, blog opportunities, and even book authorship. Many exciting new book topics being published by the ABA include alternative fees, internet legal research, encryption, ethics, and legal technology. Kennedy and Mighell talk about their new book, Flying Solo, which helps solo practitioners with operations, marketing, and finance management. Mighell finishes by discussing how he has benefited from the Law Practice Division, why lawyers should get involved, and how anyone can be considered to write a book. Tom Mighell started as a practicing lawyer for a defense firm in Texas, became a legal technology support coordinator and is now a consultant at Contoural. He became involved with the ABA through the Techshow Board, has been Chair of the Board, and has been Chair of the Law Practice Division. 23:57 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Linda Klein on Female Leadership in the Legal World Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:28:27 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-linda-klein-female-leadership-legal-world The Kennedy-Mighell Report host Dennis Kennedy interviews Linda Klein at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Klein discusses her involvement with the ABA and Women Rainmakers Board, the struggle for women in leadership roles, and how generational differences and technology are changing the path of female lawyers. In addition to her history of leadership positions at the ABA, Linda Klein has practiced law for over 30 years and is the managing shareholder at at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC. ABA Law Practice Division: Linda Klein on Female Leadership in the Legal World The Kennedy-Mighell Report host Dennis Kennedy interviews Linda Klein at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Klein discusses her involvement with the ABA and Women Rainmakers Board, the struggle for women in leadership roles, and how generational differences and technology are changing the path of female lawyers. In addition to her history of leadership positions at the ABA, Linda Klein has practiced law for over 30 years and is the managing shareholder at at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, PC. 10:31 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Leona Frank on the Women Rainmakers Group Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:09:14 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-leona-frank-women-rainmakers-group Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Vice Chair of the Women Rainmakers Board Leona Frank at the 2014 ABA Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. She discusses the history of the Women Rainmakers Board, the focus on newer female attorneys heading towards leadership roles, and how women should mold the legal profession around themselves, not fit in. She also explains how the group address the underrepresentation of female leadership within legal professions through networking, mentoring, and local programming. Leona Frank is a solo practitioner, a strategist for professional athletes, and has been Secretary of the ABA Law Practice Division, among many other impressive titles. ABA Law Practice Division: Leona Frank on the Women Rainmakers Group Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Vice Chair of the Women Rainmakers Board Leona Frank at the 2014 ABA Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. She discusses the history of the Women Rainmakers Board, the focus on newer female attorneys heading towards leadership roles, and how women should mold the legal profession around themselves, not fit in. She also explains how the group address the underrepresentation of female leadership within legal professions through networking, mentoring, and local programming. Leona Frank is a solo practitioner, a strategist for professional athletes, and has been Secretary of the ABA Law Practice Division, among many other impressive titles. 15:48 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Ireneo Reus on the Young Lawyer Division Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:06:50 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-ir%EF%BB%BFeneo-reus-young-lawyer-division Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews liaison for the Young Lawyer Division Ireneo Reus at the 2014 ABA Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Reus discusses future projects for the Young Lawyer Division focusing on homelessness and street youth and how pro-bono work is implemented. He also explains recruitment age for the division, the level of national and international recruitment and networking, and how this leads to referrals. Starting in the Young Lawyer Division, he says, is extremely beneficial because it leads to connections and gateways into leadership roles within the ABA. Ireneo Reus is the National Representative from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and has his own practice serving as outside corporate counsel for business owners in healthcare and media. ABA Law Practice Division: Ireneo Reus on the Young Lawyer Division Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews liaison for the Young Lawyer Division Ireneo Reus at the 2014 ABA Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Reus discusses future projects for the Young Lawyer Division focusing on homelessness and street youth and how pro-bono work is implemented. He also explains recruitment age for the division, the level of national and international recruitment and networking, and how this leads to referrals. Starting in the Young Lawyer Division, he says, is extremely beneficial because it leads to connections and gateways into leadership roles within the ABA. Ireneo Reus is the National Representative from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and has his own practice serving as outside corporate counsel for business owners in healthcare and media. 13:02 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Anne Collier on Personality and Professional Development Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:02:54 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-anne-collier-personality-professional-development Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Anne Collier at the 2014 Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Collier describes her workshops for the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid Career Workshop. She discusses understanding your personality type through tests like Myers-Briggs, creating systems to help manage stress, and how women can use these skills to increase happiness and success. Anne Collier is a member of the Women Rainmakers Board and started Arudia, a coaching company to help lawyers and professionals with leadership, business development, and personal branding. ABA Law Practice Division: Anne Collier on Personality and Professional Development Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Anne Collier at the 2014 Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Collier describes her workshops for the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid Career Workshop. She discusses understanding your personality type through tests like Myers-Briggs, creating systems to help manage stress, and how women can use these skills to increase happiness and success. Anne Collier is a member of the Women Rainmakers Board and started Arudia, a coaching company to help lawyers and professionals with leadership, business development, and personal branding. 12:26 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Brett Burney on the Techshow Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:00:48 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-brett-burney-techshow Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews ABA Techshow Board Chair Brett Burney at the 2014 ABA Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Burney explains how the Techshow is a 2 and 1/2 day conference focused on providing lawyers with technology information. He encourages all lawyers, legal professionals, and law firm employees to attend to learn about technology such as iPads or going paperless on an individual level from devoted speakers. Burney and Colletti also discuss the Expo Hall setup, his board's contribution to the event, and succession planning. In Addition to being the Chair of the ABA Techshow Board, Brett Burney is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, and is very active in the Mac-using lawyer community. ABA Law Practice Division: Brett Burney on the Techshow Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews ABA Techshow Board Chair Brett Burney at the 2014 ABA Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Burney explains how the Techshow is a 2 and 1/2 day conference focused on providing lawyers with technology information. He encourages all lawyers, legal professionals, and law firm employees to attend to learn about technology such as iPads or going paperless on an individual level from devoted speakers. Burney and Colletti also discuss the Expo Hall setup, his board's contribution to the event, and succession planning. In Addition to being the Chair of the ABA Techshow Board, Brett Burney is Principal of Burney Consultants LLC, and is very active in the Mac-using lawyer community. 18:04 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Tom Bolt on Membership and Benefits Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:15:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-tom-bolt-membership-benefits New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Tom Bolt, Chair Elect of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division at the 2014 Fall Meeting. Bolt discusses the all-encompassing nature of the division including legal marketing, management, finance, and technology, and opportunities to network nationally and internationally. The division is expanding local outreach to law schools and local communities and he is pleased with the connection to the Women Rainmakers Board. As Chair-Elect, Tom Bolt has many ideas about the future of the Law Practice Division in 2015. ABA Law Practice Division: Tom Bolt on Membership and Benefits New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Tom Bolt, Chair Elect of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division at the 2014 Fall Meeting. Bolt discusses the all-encompassing nature of the division including legal marketing, management, finance, and technology, and opportunities to network nationally and internationally. The division is expanding local outreach to law schools and local communities and he is pleased with the connection to the Women Rainmakers Board. As Chair-Elect, Tom Bolt has many ideas about the future of the Law Practice Division in 2015. 12:49 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: John Bowers on the Law Practice Magazine Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:12:45 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-john-bowers-law-practice-magazine The Digital Edge host Jim Calloway interviews Law Practice Magazine Editor-in-Chief John Bowers at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Bowers gives examples of top themes covered such as data security and work/life balance, his favorite articles including one with Richard Susskind, and how lawyers and other legal professionals can subscribe to the magazine in print, online, or through the Law Practice App. John Bowers works with lawyers in business development and marketing. He was previously the editor-in-chief of the Law Practice Division's Webzine and has been working with the division since 2006. ABA Law Practice Division: John Bowers on the Law Practice Magazine The Digital Edge host Jim Calloway interviews Law Practice Magazine Editor-in-Chief John Bowers at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Bowers gives examples of top themes covered such as data security and work/life balance, his favorite articles including one with Richard Susskind, and how lawyers and other legal professionals can subscribe to the magazine in print, online, or through the Law Practice App. John Bowers works with lawyers in business development and marketing. He was previously the editor-in-chief of the Law Practice Division's Webzine and has been working with the division since 2006. 13:55 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Robert Young on Highlights From the Fall Meeting Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:10:21 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practi%E2%80%A6s-fall-meeting%20%E2%80%8E The Digital Edge host Jim Calloway interviews Robert Young about the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Young explains the rebranding of the division from the law practice management section of the ABA and the four core groups now included: marketing, technology, finance, and law firm management. He suggests that every lawyer be a member and gives some examples of available resources from the Legal Technology Resource Center. Robert Young has been a personal injury defense litigator for 25 years and is the current Chair of the Law Practice Division. ABA Law Practice Division: Robert Young on Highlights From the Fall Meeting The Digital Edge host Jim Calloway interviews Robert Young about the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Young explains the rebranding of the division from the law practice management section of the ABA and the four core groups now included: marketing, technology, finance, and law firm management. He suggests that every lawyer be a member and gives some examples of available resources from the Legal Technology Resource Center. Robert Young has been a personal injury defense litigator for 25 years and is the current Chair of the Law Practice Division. 12:40 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Micah Buchdahl on the Law Practice Today Webzine Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:08:03 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-micah-buchdahl-law-practice-today-webzine The Digital Edge host Jim Calloway interviews Law Practice Today Editor-in-Chief Micah Buchdahl about the Webzine at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Buchdahl gives some examples of high quality content topics the webzine provides, how they are doing Local and State Bar outreach, and explains how previously unpublished lawyers can be involved in writing content for Law Practice Today. Previously a sports and entertainment lawyer, Micah Buchdahl now works with law firms on marketing and business development strategies. ABA Law Practice Division: Micah Buchdahl on the Law Practice Today Webzine The Digital Edge host Jim Calloway interviews Law Practice Today Editor-in-Chief Micah Buchdahl about the Webzine at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Buchdahl gives some examples of high quality content topics the webzine provides, how they are doing Local and State Bar outreach, and explains how previously unpublished lawyers can be involved in writing content for Law Practice Today. Previously a sports and entertainment lawyer, Micah Buchdahl now works with law firms on marketing and business development strategies. 14:08 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Rodney Dowell and Josh Poje on the Legal Technology Resource Center Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:04:31 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-rodney-dowell-josh-poje-legal-technology-resource-center New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Rodney Dowell and Josh Poje at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Poje, Director of the Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC), discusses online resources like the blog or webinars, and how lawyers can benefit from marketing and technology conferences and meetings. Dowell, Chair of the LTRC group, gives insights into quality content creation and questionnaires the group has devised to research what technology lawyers are actually using. Dowell also discusses being Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, an organization working with lawyers who struggle with mental health or stress issues. ABA Law Practice Division: Rodney Dowell and Josh Poje on the Legal Technology Resource Center New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Rodney Dowell and Josh Poje at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Poje, Director of the Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC), discusses online resources like the blog or webinars, and how lawyers can benefit from marketing and technology conferences and meetings. Dowell, Chair of the LTRC group, gives insights into quality content creation and questionnaires the group has devised to research what technology lawyers are actually using. Dowell also discusses being Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, an organization working with lawyers who struggle with mental health or stress issues. 16:32 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Reba Nance from the Colorado Bar Association Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:01:57 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-reba-nance-colorado-bar-association New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Reba Nance at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Nance discusses the ABA Techshow, her unique view on how the division can work with State and Local Bars, and the benefits of legal professionals getting involved with the committees or sections. Nance is the Director of Law Practice Management/Risk Management at the Colorado Bar Association. ABA Law Practice Division: Reba Nance from the Colorado Bar Association New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Reba Nance at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Nance discusses the ABA Techshow, her unique view on how the division can work with State and Local Bars, and the benefits of legal professionals getting involved with the committees or sections. Nance is the Director of Law Practice Management/Risk Management at the Colorado Bar Association. 7:41 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Chad Burton and Adriana Linares on E-Lawyering Tue, 11 Nov 2014 04:00:05 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-chad-burton-adriana-linares-e-lawyering Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews E-Lawyering Task Force Co-Chair Chad Burton and Vice-Chair Adriana Linares at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Together, they discuss core components to delivering legal services using technology, helping clients be more comfortable using portals to exchange information, and the future of the E-Lawyering Task Force in 2015. Chad Burton and Adriana Linares are both in the forefront of facilitating the use of technology for lawyers and legal professionals. ABA Law Practice Division: Chad Burton and Adriana Linares on E-Lawyering Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews E-Lawyering Task Force Co-Chair Chad Burton and Vice-Chair Adriana Linares at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Together, they discuss core components to delivering legal services using technology, helping clients be more comfortable using portals to exchange information, and the future of the E-Lawyering Task Force in 2015. Chad Burton and Adriana Linares are both in the forefront of facilitating the use of technology for lawyers and legal professionals. 13:22 none Legal Talk Network no ABA Law Practice Division: Joan Bullock on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Tue, 11 Nov 2014 03:57:57 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/aba-journal-modern-law-library/2014/11/aba-law-practice-division-joan-bullock-diversity-inclusion-committee Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Joan Bullock at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Bullock discusses committee initiatives including building awareness, working with the Law Practice Today webzine, and reaching outside the ABA to see what is working in law firms and corporate legal departments. Bullock was a past Chair of the Law Practice Division, is Associate Dean for Teaching and Faculty Development and a Professor of Law at Florida A and M University College of Law, and has worked with law firms on practice management skills. ABA Law Practice Division: Joan Bullock on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Joan Bullock at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Bullock discusses committee initiatives including building awareness, working with the Law Practice Today webzine, and reaching outside the ABA to see what is working in law firms and corporate legal departments. Bullock was a past Chair of the Law Practice Division, is Associate Dean for Teaching and Faculty Development and a Professor of Law at Florida A and M University College of Law, and has worked with law firms on practice management skills. 15:05 none Legal Talk Network no Planet of the Apps: How Lawyers Are Using Apps Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:53:01 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/11/planet-apps-lawyers-using-apps Recent statistics indicate that there will be more than 100 billion app downloads in 2014. Although there are more than a million apps available for download on the iOS and Android platforms, most users tend to rely on a core set of around two dozen apps. Lawyers have been using fewer legal apps in their practice but they still actively use other apps for work and in their personal lives. Apps for travel, productivity, presentations, and document management are sharing space on lawyers' home screens with social, mobile, and entertainment apps. With all this availability, how and where are lawyers using the apps on their smartphones and tablets? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the current state of apps, what apps they actually use and why, and offer some advice for lawyers choosing and using apps. Mighell explains the difficulty recommending legal apps due to bad quality with the exception of litigation apps such as WestlawNext, Lexis Advanced, and Fastcase. He uses apps mainly for consuming information, with app categories such as news, travel, productivity, photography, and others for his personal life. Kennedy discusses having most-used apps on the home screen of his smartphone, how he uses apps for consistent updates, and that he mostly has ones for his personal life including ESPN, Omnifocus, U Verse, Feedly, and Podcasts. Together, Kennedy and Mighell examine the lack of dashboard or portal app use and which tablet might work best with a lawyer's practice or personal life. Even though lawyers are not using legal apps, they are still using many others to facilitate their lives. In the second segment of the podcast, Kennedy and Mighell think back nostalgically about the days of Web 1.0. They discuss the simpler digital era, revival apps and websites such as Ello, the Facebook Room's app, and tilde.club, and the booming advertising on today's internet. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. Planet of the Apps: How Lawyers Are Using Apps Recent statistics indicate that there will be more than 100 billion app downloads in 2014. Although there are more than a million apps available for download on the iOS and Android platforms, most users tend to rely on a core set of around two dozen apps. Lawyers have been using fewer legal apps in their practice but they still actively use other apps for work and in their personal lives. Apps for travel, productivity, presentations, and document management are sharing space on lawyers' home screens with social, mobile, and entertainment apps. With all this availability, how and where are lawyers using the apps on their smartphones and tablets? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the current state of apps, what apps they actually use and why, and offer some advice for lawyers choosing and using apps. Mighell explains the difficulty recommending legal apps due to bad quality with the exception of litigation apps such as WestlawNext, Lexis Advanced, and Fastcase. He uses apps mainly for consuming information, with app categories such as news, travel, productivity, photography, and others for his personal life. Kennedy discusses having most-used apps on the home screen of his smartphone, how he uses apps for consistent updates, and that he mostly has ones for his personal life including ESPN, Omnifocus, U Verse, Feedly, and Podcasts. Together, Kennedy and Mighell examine the lack of dashboard or portal app use and which tablet might work best with a lawyer's practice or personal life. Even though lawyers are not using legal apps, they are still using many others to facilitate their lives. In the second segment of the podcast, Kennedy and Mighell think back nostalgically about the days of Web 1.0. They discuss the simpler digital era, revival apps and websites such as Ello, the Facebook Room's app, and tilde.club, and the booming advertising on today's internet. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. 38:59 none Legal Talk Network no Setting Legal Fees in Your Law Practice Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:43:34 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/new-solo/2014/11/setting-legal-fees-law-practice When starting your solo practice, figuring out how to price your services can be very difficult. Many new lawyers undercut the market or undervalue what they have to offer. Additionally, in this emerging market of flat fees, they have to consider their strategy for setting legal rates. When charging for hourly legal services, what should be the lowest starting rate? How should a solo lawyer structure a system for flat fee pricing? What are the signs of undercharging and how should attorneys convey the value of their services to the client? On this episode of New Solo, Adriana Linares interviews attorney Ted Waggoner about how lawyers should set their fees, hourly versus flat fee pricing, and educating clients about the true value of their legal services. When starting a new practice, Waggoner explains, lawyers should set their fees based on expenses, investment, the client's budget, and, of course, profit. Each attorney will adjust these fees based on mistakes and experience. However, Waggoner also encourages lawyers to think like business people; have a discussion with the client about how valuable the legal services are and set fees accordingly. Lawyers need to establish a relationship with their clients in order to manage their expectations, educate them about value and benefits, and scope out the case. Waggoner also emphasizes the importance of research through blogs or consultants such as David Maister, Alan Weiss, and Ron Baker. In the end, he says, the fees are set to what the client wants to pay and is willing to pay, and whether the lawyer accepts that amount. Ted A. Waggoner is the managing partner at Peterson Waggoner and Perkins, LLP in Rochester, Indiana. Waggoner has been an active presenter for lawyers Continuing Legal Education seminars, having lectured at the Solo and Small Firm Conference on topics such as Fundamentals of Successful Solo and Small Firm Practice; Tough Moments with Clients; and Selling Your Client's Business. Waggoner has also contributed to articles in the ABA Journal and other ABA publications. Special thanks to our sponsor, Solo Practice University. Setting Legal Fees in Your Law Practice When starting your solo practice, figuring out how to price your services can be very difficult. Many new lawyers undercut the market or undervalue what they have to offer. Additionally, in this emerging market of flat fees, they have to consider their strategy for setting legal rates. When charging for hourly legal services, what should be the lowest starting rate? How should a solo lawyer structure a system for flat fee pricing? What are the signs of undercharging and how should attorneys convey the value of their services to the client? On this episode of New Solo, Adriana Linares interviews attorney Ted Waggoner about how lawyers should set their fees, hourly versus flat fee pricing, and educating clients about the true value of their legal services. When starting a new practice, Waggoner explains, lawyers should set their fees based on expenses, investment, the client's budget, and, of course, profit. Each attorney will adjust these fees based on mistakes and experience. However, Waggoner also encourages lawyers to think like business people; have a discussion with the client about how valuable the legal services are and set fees accordingly. Lawyers need to establish a relationship with their clients in order to manage their expectations, educate them about value and benefits, and scope out the case. Waggoner also emphasizes the importance of research through blogs or consultants such as David Maister, Alan Weiss, and Ron Baker. In the end, he says, the fees are set to what the client wants to pay and is willing to pay, and whether the lawyer accepts that amount. Ted A. Waggoner is the managing partner at Peterson Waggoner and Perkins, LLP in Rochester, Indiana. Waggoner has been an active presenter for lawyers Continuing Legal Education seminars, having lectured at the Solo and Small Firm Conference on topics such as Fundamentals of Successful Solo and Small Firm Practice; Tough Moments with Clients; and Selling Your Client's Business. Waggoner has also contributed to articles in the ABA Journal and other ABA publications. Special thanks to our sponsor, Solo Practice University. 30:57 none Legal Talk Network no How to Network Without Feeling Slimy Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:06:07 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/aba-journal-asked-and-answered/2014/11/network-without-feeling-slimy-podcast Lawyers are often told how important professional networking is. But many find it so uncomfortable they feel physically dirty. Why is professional networking so distressing to so many? And how can you overcome it and be successful? In this month's "Asked and Answered" podcast, we speak to Tiziana Casciaro, one of the authors of a recent study, "The Contaminating Effects of Building Instrumental Ties: How Networking Can Make Us Feel Dirty," published in Administrative Science Quarterly. She shares with moderator Stephanie Francis Ward some tips for getting past this mental block, and how to feel better about reaching out to potential clients and colleagues. Tiziana Casciaro is an associate professor of organizational behavior at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Her work focuses on the social-psychological mechanisms responsible for the formation and growth of social networks within and between organizations. She's also a co-author of a recent Administrative Science Quarterly article, "The Contaminating Effects of Building Instrumental Ties: How Networking Can Make Us Feel Dirty." How to Network Without Feeling Slimy Lawyers are often told how important professional networking is. But many find it so uncomfortable they feel physically dirty. Why is professional networking so distressing to so many? And how can you overcome it and be successful? In this month's "Asked and Answered" podcast, we speak to Tiziana Casciaro, one of the authors of a recent study, "The Contaminating Effects of Building Instrumental Ties: How Networking Can Make Us Feel Dirty," published in Administrative Science Quarterly. She shares with moderator Stephanie Francis Ward some tips for getting past this mental block, and how to feel better about reaching out to potential clients and colleagues. Tiziana Casciaro is an associate professor of organizational behavior at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. Her work focuses on the social-psychological mechanisms responsible for the formation and growth of social networks within and between organizations. She's also a co-author of a recent Administrative Science Quarterly article, "The Contaminating Effects of Building Instrumental Ties: How Networking Can Make Us Feel Dirty." 17:40 none Legal Talk Network no Anniversary Show: Welcoming Our Tenth Year Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:26:56 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/10/anniversary-show-welcoming-tenth-year Having started their tenth year in podcasting, Lawyer 2 Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams take time to reflect upon on past shows, guests, and favorite moments. In an exchange of roles, Bob and Craig are interviewed by their very first guest, Michael S. Greco from K and L Gates LLP, who was the President of the American Bar Association and originally joined the show to talk about his initiatives. Tune in to hear about how our hosts got started in law, who wins "Name That Guest," favorite shows of 2014, as well as bloopers and theme songs. Thank you to all of our listeners over the years. We hope you enjoy this episode. Michael S. Greco is currently Of-counsel at K and L Gates LLP an international law firm that's 2,000 attorneys strong and represents large business interests. He is a commercial litigator, arbitrator, mediator, and appellate lawyer with more than 40 years of experience in resolving complex business issues and other disputes throughout the United States and internationally. In addition, Mr. Greco is a former President of the American Bar Association. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. Anniversary Show: Welcoming Our Tenth Year Having started their tenth year in podcasting, Lawyer 2 Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams take time to reflect upon on past shows, guests, and favorite moments. In an exchange of roles, Bob and Craig are interviewed by their very first guest, Michael S. Greco from K and L Gates LLP, who was the President of the American Bar Association and originally joined the show to talk about his initiatives. Tune in to hear about how our hosts got started in law, who wins "Name That Guest," favorite shows of 2014, as well as bloopers and theme songs. Thank you to all of our listeners over the years. We hope you enjoy this episode. Michael S. Greco is currently Of-counsel at K and L Gates LLP an international law firm that's 2,000 attorneys strong and represents large business interests. He is a commercial litigator, arbitrator, mediator, and appellate lawyer with more than 40 years of experience in resolving complex business issues and other disputes throughout the United States and internationally. In addition, Mr. Greco is a former President of the American Bar Association. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. 35:17 none Legal Talk Network no 2014 WILG Conference: Annemarie Pantazis on the Affordable Care Act Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:25:16 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/2014-wilg-conference-annemarie-pantazis-affordable-care-act Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews attorney Annemarie Pantazis at the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group's 2014 Conference. They discuss how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, affects workers compensation benefits, the ACA's policy on subrogation of treatment provided during the pendency of the case, and income qualifications for the ACA vs Medicaid. Annemarie Pantazis is a workers' comp attorney who has been practicing for 15 years, a board certified specialist, and on one of the panels at the WILG conference. 2014 WILG Conference: Annemarie Pantazis on the Affordable Care Act Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews attorney Annemarie Pantazis at the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group's 2014 Conference. They discuss how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, affects workers compensation benefits, the ACA's policy on subrogation of treatment provided during the pendency of the case, and income qualifications for the ACA vs Medicaid. Annemarie Pantazis is a workers' comp attorney who has been practicing for 15 years, a board certified specialist, and on one of the panels at the WILG conference. 14:00 none Legal Talk Network no 2014 WILG Conference: George Santini on Opting out of Workers’ Compensation Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:22:38 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/2014-wilg-conference-george-santini-opting-workers-compensation Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews attorney George Santini at the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group's 2014 Conference. Santini discusses states that allow businesses to opt out of workers compensation, the "exclusive remedy" provisions of workers' compensation law, dispute resolution in these states, and constitutional or legal challenges to the adequacy of these benefits. George Santini has had a private practice since 1984 focusing on workers compensation, personal injury, and domestic relations and is a speaker at the WILG conference. 2014 WILG Conference: George Santini on Opting out of Workers’ Compensation Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews attorney George Santini at the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group's 2014 Conference. Santini discusses states that allow businesses to opt out of workers compensation, the "exclusive remedy" provisions of workers' compensation law, dispute resolution in these states, and constitutional or legal challenges to the adequacy of these benefits. George Santini has had a private practice since 1984 focusing on workers compensation, personal injury, and domestic relations and is a speaker at the WILG conference. 9:03 none Legal Talk Network no 2014 WILG Conference: Interview with Keynote Speaker Jason Schechterle Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:20:27 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/2014-wilg-conference-interview-keynote-speaker-jason-schechterle Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Jason Schechterle, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Schechterle survived being hit in his police car by another car going 100 mph. His car burst into flames and he endured 700 degree temperatures. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He discusses how he has succeeded through 52 surgeries, his experience listening to interviews on the night of the accident, and the response of his wife and three children. Since the accident in 2001, Schechterle travels the country as a motivational speaker and has written two books about his experiences, Burning Shield and Beyond the Flames. 2014 WILG Conference: Interview with Keynote Speaker Jason Schechterle Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Jason Schechterle, the keynote speaker at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Schechterle survived being hit in his police car by another car going 100 mph. His car burst into flames and he endured 700 degree temperatures. He suffered severe burns to over 40% of his body which drastically altered his appearance. He discusses how he has succeeded through 52 surgeries, his experience listening to interviews on the night of the accident, and the response of his wife and three children. Since the accident in 2001, Schechterle travels the country as a motivational speaker and has written two books about his experiences, Burning Shield and Beyond the Flames. 9:12 none Legal Talk Network no 2014 WILG Conference: Billie-Marie Morrison on Social Media Ethical Considerations Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:18:02 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/2014-wilg-conference-billie-marie-morrison-social-media-ethical-considerations Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Billie-Marie Morrison about the ethical and legal considerations surrounding social media use at the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group's 2014 Conference. Morrison explains that lawyers often think of social media when marketing, hiring, or advertising, but forget the ethical implications of giving legal advice in personal blogs or tweets. During a case, she emphasizes, anything written on social media by lawyers, legal staff, or clients can be discoverable. Billie-Marie Morrison is an attorney at Craig P. Kenny and Associates in Las Vegas and is a presenter at the WILG conference. 2014 WILG Conference: Billie-Marie Morrison on Social Media Ethical Considerations Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Billie-Marie Morrison about the ethical and legal considerations surrounding social media use at the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group's 2014 Conference. Morrison explains that lawyers often think of social media when marketing, hiring, or advertising, but forget the ethical implications of giving legal advice in personal blogs or tweets. During a case, she emphasizes, anything written on social media by lawyers, legal staff, or clients can be discoverable. Billie-Marie Morrison is an attorney at Craig P. Kenny and Associates in Las Vegas and is a presenter at the WILG conference. 12:50 none Legal Talk Network no 2014 WILG Conference: Bruce Goldstein on Immigration Policy and Migrant Workers Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:14:25 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/2014-wilg-conference-bruce-goldstein-immigration-policy-migrant-workers Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Goldstein describes the impact immigration policy has on farm workers' ability to access workers' compensation programs and other labor rights. He explains that 50-70% undocumented migrant or seasonal farmworkers are being exploited due to fear of deportation, minimal education, or lack of legal assistance. Farmworker Justice is a Washington D.C. based organization that focuses on immigration policy, labor rights, occupational safety, health, and access to justice for migrant farmworkers. 2014 WILG Conference: Bruce Goldstein on Immigration Policy and Migrant Workers Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Farmworker Justice President Bruce Goldstein at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Goldstein describes the impact immigration policy has on farm workers' ability to access workers' compensation programs and other labor rights. He explains that 50-70% undocumented migrant or seasonal farmworkers are being exploited due to fear of deportation, minimal education, or lack of legal assistance. Farmworker Justice is a Washington D.C. based organization that focuses on immigration policy, labor rights, occupational safety, health, and access to justice for migrant farmworkers. 11:24 none Legal Talk Network no 2014 WILG Conference: Scott Trost and Nate Mudd on Mesothelioma Cases Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:11:36 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/2014-wilg-conference-scott-trost-nate-mudd-mesothelioma-cases Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Scott Trost and Nate Mudd about the effects of asbestos at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. They discuss mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos, how a 10 to 50 year latency period in effects has legal causation issues, guidelines for asbestos removal, and the enforcement of civil liability for the manufacturers. Trost and Mudd work for Maune Raichle Hartley French and Mudd, a firm entirely focused on representing mesothelioma victims and their families. 2014 WILG Conference: Scott Trost and Nate Mudd on Mesothelioma Cases Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Scott Trost and Nate Mudd about the effects of asbestos at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. They discuss mesothelioma and other diseases caused by asbestos, how a 10 to 50 year latency period in effects has legal causation issues, guidelines for asbestos removal, and the enforcement of civil liability for the manufacturers. Trost and Mudd work for Maune Raichle Hartley French and Mudd, a firm entirely focused on representing mesothelioma victims and their families. 13:03 none Legal Talk Network no 2014 WILG Conference: Jane-Robin Wender on the Padgett Case and Florida’s Laws Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:09:21 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/2014-wilg-conference-jane-robin-wender-padgett-case-floridas-laws Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews litigator Jane-Robin Wender about Constitutional issues associated with the developments in workers' compensation laws in Florida at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Wender describes the case of Padgett v. State of Florida and explains how workers' compensation benefits in Florida have been slowly reduced to the point of inadequacy, and therefore many now consider them unconstitutional. Wender and Pierce discuss two other related cases, Westphal and Castellanos, the implications of each case, and how they fit into the Padgett decision. Jane-Robin Wender has been in workers' compensation for over 20 years and is a litigator in pursuit of wrongfully denied benefits. 2014 WILG Conference: Jane-Robin Wender on the Padgett Case and Florida’s Laws Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews litigator Jane-Robin Wender about Constitutional issues associated with the developments in workers' compensation laws in Florida at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Wender describes the case of Padgett v. State of Florida and explains how workers' compensation benefits in Florida have been slowly reduced to the point of inadequacy, and therefore many now consider them unconstitutional. Wender and Pierce discuss two other related cases, Westphal and Castellanos, the implications of each case, and how they fit into the Padgett decision. Jane-Robin Wender has been in workers' compensation for over 20 years and is a litigator in pursuit of wrongfully denied benefits. 13:57 none Legal Talk Network no 2014 WILG Conference: Lewis Heller on the History of Workers’ Compensation Law Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:06:39 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/2014-wilg-conference-lewis-heller-history-workers-compensation-law Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Lewis Heller about the evolution of workers' compensation law at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Heller imparts his experience and knowledge of the history of workers compensation including lawyers and organizations like Samuel Horovitz, the National Association of Compensation Claimants Attorneys (NACCA), the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), the Workplace Injury Litigation Group (WILG), and why it is so important for workers' comp lawyers to know, appreciate, and understand the history of their predecessors. Lewis Heller has devoted his entire 40-year legal career to preserve the rights of injured workers. He is recognized throughout the United States as one of the premier experts in workers' compensation law. 2014 WILG Conference: Lewis Heller on the History of Workers’ Compensation Law Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Lewis Heller about the evolution of workers' compensation law at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. Heller imparts his experience and knowledge of the history of workers compensation including lawyers and organizations like Samuel Horovitz, the National Association of Compensation Claimants Attorneys (NACCA), the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA), the Workplace Injury Litigation Group (WILG), and why it is so important for workers' comp lawyers to know, appreciate, and understand the history of their predecessors. Lewis Heller has devoted his entire 40-year legal career to preserve the rights of injured workers. He is recognized throughout the United States as one of the premier experts in workers' compensation law. 12:07 none Legal Talk Network no 2014 WILG Conference: Steven Birnbaum and Amie Peters on Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Law Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:04:19 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/2014-wilg-conference-steven-birnbaum-amie-peters-longshore-harbor-workers-law Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation lawyers Steven Birnbaum and Amie Peters at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. They discuss the cutbacks in the US Department of Labor and how that affects the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ), and the Defense Base Act (DBA) cases. Birnbaum exclusively handles Longshore and Harbor workers, Defense Base Act, and non appropriated funds cases and Peters works with Longshore and Harbor and Defense Base Act cases in Seattle. 2014 WILG Conference: Steven Birnbaum and Amie Peters on Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Law Workers Comp Matters host Alan Pierce interviews Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation lawyers Steven Birnbaum and Amie Peters at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. They discuss the cutbacks in the US Department of Labor and how that affects the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP), the Office of Administrative Law Judges (OALJ), and the Defense Base Act (DBA) cases. Birnbaum exclusively handles Longshore and Harbor workers, Defense Base Act, and non appropriated funds cases and Peters works with Longshore and Harbor and Defense Base Act cases in Seattle. 10:32 none Legal Talk Network no 2014 WILG Conference: Gilda Mariani on Employer Misclassification Fraud Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:02:12 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/2014-wilg-conference-gilda-mariani-employer-misclassification-fraud Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Gilda Mariani about the New York State Supreme Court's Grand Jury Report at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. After the Grand Jury Report on employer fraud was released, Mariani explains, the response and next steps involved a roundtable discussion including employees, employers, chairs of New York Bar associations, city council members, a member of legislature, and a data analyst. The courses of action suggested included addressing legislation and putting together a pilot study to help detect elements of employer fraud. Gilda Mariani discussed aspects of premium fraud at a WILG event called Employer Misclassification Fraud. 2014 WILG Conference: Gilda Mariani on Employer Misclassification Fraud Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Gilda Mariani about the New York State Supreme Court's Grand Jury Report at the 2014 Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Conference. After the Grand Jury Report on employer fraud was released, Mariani explains, the response and next steps involved a roundtable discussion including employees, employers, chairs of New York Bar associations, city council members, a member of legislature, and a data analyst. The courses of action suggested included addressing legislation and putting together a pilot study to help detect elements of employer fraud. Gilda Mariani discussed aspects of premium fraud at a WILG event called Employer Misclassification Fraud. 9:11 none Legal Talk Network no Predictive Coding for Rookies: E-Discovery in the Courtroom Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:25:05 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-detectives/2014/10/predictive-coding-rookies-e-discovery-courtroom Discovery, as all lawyers know, is the process of collecting and exchanging information about the court case to prepare for the trial. Traditionally, this was done by many lawyers over countless billable hours in which every page of potential evidence was examined for important information. Because of this, the more information existed in reference to a case, the more expensive the case was. As technology developed, law firms began using computers to do keyword searches and conceptual searches. Unfortunately, there were problems including picking the right keywords or concepts, misspelled words, how to structure the items, and that these searches only yielded 20% of important data. Recently, technology has advanced to predictive coding, or teaching a computer program to think like a lawyer would. But how cost effective and practical is predictive coding, and how well does it actually work? In this episode of The Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss the evolution of technology and case discovery, how predictive coding works and is priced, and examples of cases that have involved predictive coding. Simek first explains the importance of culling, or filtering out unimportant data sets through DeNISTing, deduping, or filtering by dates. He then explains predictive coding in its simplicity: to feed a computer program information based on discovery attorneys have already done until the computer can accurately predict which information is important. Simek and Nelson then go on to examine the prices vendors charge for the predictive coding process and in which cases it might be profitable for the law firm or client. There is a steep, expensive learning curve involved; many mid-sized law firms probably will not profit and even very large cases only save an average of 15% using predictive coding. However, Nelson explains, predictive coding is the future of discovery, so it is important for lawyers to pay attention to when the benefits outweigh the costs. Nelson concludes the podcast by giving examples of when predictive coding has already appeared in court cases. The landmark case was Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe, in which Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck allowed predictive coding to be used as long as the defense and prosecution agree to its use, there are a large volume of documents, it is the superior technology, it is more cost effective, and it is transparent and defensible. Inevitably, the conclusion is that it is not for the judge to micromanage the discovery process. Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom. Predictive Coding for Rookies: E-Discovery in the Courtroom Discovery, as all lawyers know, is the process of collecting and exchanging information about the court case to prepare for the trial. Traditionally, this was done by many lawyers over countless billable hours in which every page of potential evidence was examined for important information. Because of this, the more information existed in reference to a case, the more expensive the case was. As technology developed, law firms began using computers to do keyword searches and conceptual searches. Unfortunately, there were problems including picking the right keywords or concepts, misspelled words, how to structure the items, and that these searches only yielded 20% of important data. Recently, technology has advanced to predictive coding, or teaching a computer program to think like a lawyer would. But how cost effective and practical is predictive coding, and how well does it actually work? In this episode of The Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss the evolution of technology and case discovery, how predictive coding works and is priced, and examples of cases that have involved predictive coding. Simek first explains the importance of culling, or filtering out unimportant data sets through DeNISTing, deduping, or filtering by dates. He then explains predictive coding in its simplicity: to feed a computer program information based on discovery attorneys have already done until the computer can accurately predict which information is important. Simek and Nelson then go on to examine the prices vendors charge for the predictive coding process and in which cases it might be profitable for the law firm or client. There is a steep, expensive learning curve involved; many mid-sized law firms probably will not profit and even very large cases only save an average of 15% using predictive coding. However, Nelson explains, predictive coding is the future of discovery, so it is important for lawyers to pay attention to when the benefits outweigh the costs. Nelson concludes the podcast by giving examples of when predictive coding has already appeared in court cases. The landmark case was Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe, in which Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck allowed predictive coding to be used as long as the defense and prosecution agree to its use, there are a large volume of documents, it is the superior technology, it is more cost effective, and it is transparent and defensible. Inevitably, the conclusion is that it is not for the judge to micromanage the discovery process. Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom. 33:12 none Legal Talk Network no The College of Law Practice Management’s 2014 Futures Conference Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:58:45 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/10/college-law-practice-managements-2014-futures-conference The College of Law Practice Management recently held its 2014 Futures Conference at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. This conference brings together members of the College of Law Practice Management and young innovative lawyers to discuss what the future of law practice might look like and how the attendees might provide an influential voice. Dennis and Tom participated in the program and came away with some interesting insights about the direction innovative lawyers are headed. They also have some feedback about what worked for the conference and what they might have changed. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the 2014 Futures Conference, the future of law practice, and the role technology is likely to play in that future. The conference, they explain, featured programming as well as an innovation discussion surrounding a "Ted Talks" then "Shark Tank" concept of quickly coming up with ideas and then collaborating to develop the best of them. Mighell noted the most common ideas involved providing services to underserved demographics who don't have proper access to legal resources. He discusses the importance of narrowing and developing broad concepts and whether we should revisit old ideas in light of new technology. Kennedy wishes there had been more group time to develop ideas. He also discusses balancing programming and free time in the College of Law Practice Management's Futures Conference and another he attended this year. Overall, both enjoyed the conference, and were please to see that Suffolk Law School is teaching legal technology, process improvement, project management so new lawyers can be "practice ready". After the break, Kennedy and Mighell discuss the new iPads that were released, the benefits of each, and the excitement (or lack of excitement) surrounding tablets. Kennedy tentatively decides on the iPad Air 2 with 64 gigabytes, Applecare, a smart cover, and the Apple wireless keyboard. Tom notes the thinness of the new iPads and the decreasing enthusiasm for buying new iPads. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. The College of Law Practice Management’s 2014 Futures Conference The College of Law Practice Management recently held its 2014 Futures Conference at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. This conference brings together members of the College of Law Practice Management and young innovative lawyers to discuss what the future of law practice might look like and how the attendees might provide an influential voice. Dennis and Tom participated in the program and came away with some interesting insights about the direction innovative lawyers are headed. They also have some feedback about what worked for the conference and what they might have changed. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the 2014 Futures Conference, the future of law practice, and the role technology is likely to play in that future. The conference, they explain, featured programming as well as an innovation discussion surrounding a "Ted Talks" then "Shark Tank" concept of quickly coming up with ideas and then collaborating to develop the best of them. Mighell noted the most common ideas involved providing services to underserved demographics who don't have proper access to legal resources. He discusses the importance of narrowing and developing broad concepts and whether we should revisit old ideas in light of new technology. Kennedy wishes there had been more group time to develop ideas. He also discusses balancing programming and free time in the College of Law Practice Management's Futures Conference and another he attended this year. Overall, both enjoyed the conference, and were please to see that Suffolk Law School is teaching legal technology, process improvement, project management so new lawyers can be "practice ready". After the break, Kennedy and Mighell discuss the new iPads that were released, the benefits of each, and the excitement (or lack of excitement) surrounding tablets. Kennedy tentatively decides on the iPad Air 2 with 64 gigabytes, Applecare, a smart cover, and the Apple wireless keyboard. Tom notes the thinness of the new iPads and the decreasing enthusiasm for buying new iPads. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. 38:13 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Bob Ambrogi Interviews Jack Newton, CEO of Clio Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:06:58 +0000 http://traffic.libsyn.com/clio/CLIO_CC_INTERVIEW-NEWTON_FINAL.mp3 Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Clio CEO Jack Newton at the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago. They discuss the history of Clio as a company and the purpose of the Clio Cloud Conference, the attitude of lawyers towards practice management and cloud computing, and why there is such a low adoption rate. Newton explains current and future Clio features including integrations, mobile management apps, and the roll out of ClioNext, the newest iteration of the application. Jack Newton, co founder and CEO of Clio, launched the Clio Cloud Conference to bring legal professionals together to discuss thought leadership, the future of legal as a business, and where legal technology is going. Clio Cloud Conference: Bob Ambrogi Interviews Jack Newton, CEO of Clio Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Clio CEO Jack Newton at the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago. They discuss the history of Clio as a company and the purpose of the Clio Cloud Conference, the attitude of lawyers towards practice management and cloud computing, and why there is such a low adoption rate. Newton explains current and future Clio features including integrations, mobile management apps, and the roll out of ClioNext, the newest iteration of the application. Jack Newton, co founder and CEO of Clio, launched the Clio Cloud Conference to bring legal professionals together to discuss thought leadership, the future of legal as a business, and where legal technology is going. 20:10 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Sam Glover on Technology Trends in Law Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:39:11 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-sam-glover-on-technology-trends-in-law Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares interviews Lawyerist Editor in Chief and founder Sam Glover at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. He summarizes his speech about technology trends for solo and small firms; there is a difference between current trends and catching up. Glover has been writing about law technology, management, marketing, and other interesting topics since 2007 in his online resource, Lawyerist.com. Clio Cloud Conference: Sam Glover on Technology Trends in Law Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares interviews Lawyerist Editor in Chief and founder Sam Glover at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. He summarizes his speech about technology trends for solo and small firms; there is a difference between current trends and catching up. Glover has been writing about law technology, management, marketing, and other interesting topics since 2007 in his online resource, Lawyerist.com. 4:51 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Richard Susskind on his Keynote Address Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:35:32 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-richard-susskind-on-his-keynote-address Joshua Lenon, lawyer and resident to Clio, interviews Professor Richard Susskind after his keynote address at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Susskind discusses how technology and collaboration benefit small law firms and businesses adopting a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. Richard Susskind is an author, speaker, and advisor to various firms, governments, and in-house legal departments around the world. Clio Cloud Conference: Richard Susskind on his Keynote Address Joshua Lenon, lawyer and resident to Clio, interviews Professor Richard Susskind after his keynote address at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Susskind discusses how technology and collaboration benefit small law firms and businesses adopting a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. Richard Susskind is an author, speaker, and advisor to various firms, governments, and in-house legal departments around the world. 4:58 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Omar Ha-Redeye on Social Media Affecting Legal Cases Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:33:08 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-omar-ha-redeye-on-social-media-affecting-legal-cases New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Omar Ha-Redeye about his experience at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Ha-Redeye discusses being a Canadian lawyer, how social media can negatively affect legal cases through false evidence or jury tampering, and how he uses Clio differently within his company. Omar Ha-Redeye founded Fleet Street Law, an incubator that provides strategic support mentoring for young lawyers who want to build up their skill sets. Clio Cloud Conference: Omar Ha-Redeye on Social Media Affecting Legal Cases New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Omar Ha-Redeye about his experience at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Ha-Redeye discusses being a Canadian lawyer, how social media can negatively affect legal cases through false evidence or jury tampering, and how he uses Clio differently within his company. Omar Ha-Redeye founded Fleet Street Law, an incubator that provides strategic support mentoring for young lawyers who want to build up their skill sets. 8:50 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Nicole Bradick on Agile Lawyering Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:31:08 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-nicole-bradick-on-agile-lawyering New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Nicole Bradick about trends for staffing in firms during the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Bradick explains that more than half of law firms are using or thinking about using a contingent workforce in order to best meet their clients' needs while still turning a profit. Nicole Bradick is the founder and CEO of Custom Counsel, a network of freelance attorneys who do project based work for law firms. Clio Cloud Conference: Nicole Bradick on Agile Lawyering New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Nicole Bradick about trends for staffing in firms during the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Bradick explains that more than half of law firms are using or thinking about using a contingent workforce in order to best meet their clients' needs while still turning a profit. Nicole Bradick is the founder and CEO of Custom Counsel, a network of freelance attorneys who do project based work for law firms. 6:46 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Nerino Petro on Protecting Digital Assets Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:28:38 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-nerino-petro-on-protecting-digital-assets New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Nerino Petro about his speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Petro discusses protecting digital assets, what can be learned from recent digital breaches, the diversity of security breaches over time, and why lawyers should be concerned. Nerino Petro was the Practice Management Advisor for the Wisconsin State Bar for eight years and recently became the Chief Information Officer for Holmstrom and Kennedy, P.C. Clio Cloud Conference: Nerino Petro on Protecting Digital Assets New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Nerino Petro about his speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Petro discusses protecting digital assets, what can be learned from recent digital breaches, the diversity of security breaches over time, and why lawyers should be concerned. Nerino Petro was the Practice Management Advisor for the Wisconsin State Bar for eight years and recently became the Chief Information Officer for Holmstrom and Kennedy, P.C. 5:47 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Lawyer Technology Competence with Catherine Sanders Reach Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:26:25 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-lawyer-technology-competence-with-catherine-sanders-reach At the Clio Cloud Conference, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews legal technology expert Catherine Sanders Reach about technology awareness for lawyers. She explains that the ABA competence rule now expressly includes technology. Many attorneys have remained willfully ignorant of technologies such as e filing, e-discovery, and email security, but will need to change in order to stay in compliance with new regulations. Reach is the director of law practice management technology for the Chicago Bar Association and was the director at the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center for over 10 years. Clio Cloud Conference: Lawyer Technology Competence with Catherine Sanders Reach At the Clio Cloud Conference, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews legal technology expert Catherine Sanders Reach about technology awareness for lawyers. She explains that the ABA competence rule now expressly includes technology. Many attorneys have remained willfully ignorant of technologies such as e filing, e-discovery, and email security, but will need to change in order to stay in compliance with new regulations. Reach is the director of law practice management technology for the Chicago Bar Association and was the director at the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center for over 10 years. 10:03 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Law Firm Ownership Deregulation with George Beaton Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:23:42 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-law-firm-ownership-deregulation-with-george-beaton Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews consultant George Beaton about how client buying behavior was affected by the deregulation of ownership of law firms in Australia. Beaton discusses conflicts of interest, access to justice, client satisfaction, and the range of services under an outside ownership model for a law firm. Additionally, he talks about professionalism in the legal field and the role of an oversight model such as a Bar Association. Dr. George Beaton is a partner in Beaton Capital, an associate professor at the University of Melbourne, and authored NewLaw New Rules, a ground-breaking narrative on the changes sweeping the legal services industry. Clio Cloud Conference: Law Firm Ownership Deregulation with George Beaton Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews consultant George Beaton about how client buying behavior was affected by the deregulation of ownership of law firms in Australia. Beaton discusses conflicts of interest, access to justice, client satisfaction, and the range of services under an outside ownership model for a law firm. Additionally, he talks about professionalism in the legal field and the role of an oversight model such as a Bar Association. Dr. George Beaton is a partner in Beaton Capital, an associate professor at the University of Melbourne, and authored NewLaw New Rules, a ground-breaking narrative on the changes sweeping the legal services industry. 13:24 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Jabez LeBret on Digital Marketing for Law Firms Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:20:47 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-jabez-labret-on-digital-marketing-for-law-firms Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Jabez LeBret, one of the speakers at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. LeBret gives insights into what lawyers need for an online presence without crossing ethical boundaries, how much time a small firm should invest in marketing, and being a thought leader within your product and field. It is important to have a good website and write information for clients, not other lawyers. Jabez LeBret is a business writer for Forbes, an international technology expert, co-author of the best-selling legal professional book Online Law Practice Strategies, and founder of the agency GNGF. Clio Cloud Conference: Jabez LeBret on Digital Marketing for Law Firms Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Jabez LeBret, one of the speakers at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. LeBret gives insights into what lawyers need for an online presence without crossing ethical boundaries, how much time a small firm should invest in marketing, and being a thought leader within your product and field. It is important to have a good website and write information for clients, not other lawyers. Jabez LeBret is a business writer for Forbes, an international technology expert, co-author of the best-selling legal professional book Online Law Practice Strategies, and founder of the agency GNGF. 19:54 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Ernest Svenson (Ernie the Attorney) on Going Paperless Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:18:04 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-ernest-svenson-ernie-the-attorney-on-going-paperless New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Ernest Svenson about his speech and his experience at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Svenson explains how lawyers become more efficient when they go paperless and ways to start managing digital files without needing a consultant. Ernest Svenson founded PaperlessChase.com to help lawyers with practice management and runs his own paperless solo practice. Clio Cloud Conference: Ernest Svenson (Ernie the Attorney) on Going Paperless New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Ernest Svenson about his speech and his experience at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Svenson explains how lawyers become more efficient when they go paperless and ways to start managing digital files without needing a consultant. Ernest Svenson founded PaperlessChase.com to help lawyers with practice management and runs his own paperless solo practice. 8:37 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: David Lat Discusses Lawyers and Social Media Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:15:31 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-david-lat-discusses-lawyers-and-social-media Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews David Lat, founder and editing manager of Above the Law, at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Lat talks about different social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube), how lawyers can use each to enhance their practice, and ways social media is being misused by lawyers. He also discusses creating a successful blog by finding a niche and building awareness. A previous federal prosecutor, David Lat founded Above the Law and his writing has appeared in additional high profile publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others. Clio Cloud Conference: David Lat Discusses Lawyers and Social Media Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews David Lat, founder and editing manager of Above the Law, at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Lat talks about different social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube), how lawyers can use each to enhance their practice, and ways social media is being misused by lawyers. He also discusses creating a successful blog by finding a niche and building awareness. A previous federal prosecutor, David Lat founded Above the Law and his writing has appeared in additional high profile publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others. 16:36 none Legal Talk Network no