Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics Interactive Talk Radio for Legal Professionals. Our multimedia network lets you get the latest legal news, listen to Internet radio shows hosted by the leading attorneys across the US and access important legal resources and technology...all in one place. Legal Talk Network will make a difference in the way you practice law! http://legaltalknetwork.com Legal Talk Network http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss en ltn@legaltalknetwork.com (Legal Talk Network) Legal Talk Network Podcasts Interactive Talk Radio for Legal Professionals. Our multimedia network lets you get the latest legal news, listen to Internet radio shows hosted by the leading attorneys across the US and access important legal resources and technology...all in one place. 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 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 Clio Cloud Conference: Cindy Cohn on the NSA and Data Collection Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:13:12 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-cindy-cohn-on-the-nsa-and-data-collection Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Cindy Cohn about her keynote address speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Cohn discusses how government data collection is all encompassing, why it goes against the First and Fourth Amendments, and security implications for lawyers using cloud computing and communicating with their clients. In order to combat the NSA, Cohn explains, we need to build a movement of corporations and individuals fighting for a world in which we can have a private conversation. Cindy Cohn is the Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit working across the board to bring American's constitutional and legal rights into the digital age. Clio Cloud Conference: Cindy Cohn on the NSA and Data Collection Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Cindy Cohn about her keynote address speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Cohn discusses how government data collection is all encompassing, why it goes against the First and Fourth Amendments, and security implications for lawyers using cloud computing and communicating with their clients. In order to combat the NSA, Cohn explains, we need to build a movement of corporations and individuals fighting for a world in which we can have a private conversation. Cindy Cohn is the Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit working across the board to bring American's constitutional and legal rights into the digital age. 17:51 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Chelsey Lambert on Law Firm Culture and Technology Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:10:23 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-chelsey-lambert-on-law-firm-culture-and-technology New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Chelsey Lambert about culture in the law firm workplace and small firm technology. Lambert discusses translating tech company cultures like those of Google or Zappos into a legal workplace and the emotional buy in of adopting new technologies. Chelsey Lambert is a member of the ABA, serves on their GP Solo Publications Board, and is the VP of Clients and Communication at Smokeball Pty, Ptd. Clio Cloud Conference: Chelsey Lambert on Law Firm Culture and Technology New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Chelsey Lambert about culture in the law firm workplace and small firm technology. Lambert discusses translating tech company cultures like those of Google or Zappos into a legal workplace and the emotional buy in of adopting new technologies. Chelsey Lambert is a member of the ABA, serves on their GP Solo Publications Board, and is the VP of Clients and Communication at Smokeball Pty, Ptd. 9:27 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Carolyn Elefant on a Sustainable Practice for Solo Lawyers Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:07:24 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-carolyn-elefant-on-a-sustainable-practice-for-solo-lawyers Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Carolyn Elefant about her keynote speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Elefant explains how solo lawyers can make their practice sustainable, carve out a nice practice, and the limited license legal technician program. She gives some immediate steps for solos including accepting credit cards, signing clients up online, and digitizing files. Carolyn Elefant practices law in Washington D.C. and is the founder of MyShingle.com, a blog and resource for solo lawyers since 2002. Clio Cloud Conference: Carolyn Elefant on a Sustainable Practice for Solo Lawyers Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Carolyn Elefant about her keynote speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Elefant explains how solo lawyers can make their practice sustainable, carve out a nice practice, and the limited license legal technician program. She gives some immediate steps for solos including accepting credit cards, signing clients up online, and digitizing files. Carolyn Elefant practices law in Washington D.C. and is the founder of MyShingle.com, a blog and resource for solo lawyers since 2002. 18:52 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Carla Caldwell on Training for Technology Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:04:37 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-carla-caldwell-on-training-for-technology New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Carla Caldwell about her speech and experience at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Caldwell discusses her position as the director of education at Xero, a company that makes online accounting software that integrates with Clio, and how important training is for legal technology. Her speeches at the conference discussed law practice finances and making management reports work for your practice. Clio Cloud Conference: Carla Caldwell on Training for Technology New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Carla Caldwell about her speech and experience at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Caldwell discusses her position as the director of education at Xero, a company that makes online accounting software that integrates with Clio, and how important training is for legal technology. Her speeches at the conference discussed law practice finances and making management reports work for your practice. 5:43 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Bob Ambrogi Interviews Mark Britton About Lawyers and Customer Service Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:02:12 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-bob-ambrogi-interviews-mark-britton-about-lawyers-and-customer-service Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Mark Britton about customer service and a law firm at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Although lawyers are best at being legal technicians, Britton explains, they need to listen to their clients, ask for feedback, and create fantastic interactions. Providing a great experience builds client confidence and feeds word of mouth marketing. Mark Britton is the founder and CEO of Avvo, a member of the board for Orbitz Worldwide, and a member of the board of regents for Gonzaga University. Clio Cloud Conference: Bob Ambrogi Interviews Mark Britton About Lawyers and Customer Service Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Mark Britton about customer service and a law firm at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Although lawyers are best at being legal technicians, Britton explains, they need to listen to their clients, ask for feedback, and create fantastic interactions. Providing a great experience builds client confidence and feeds word of mouth marketing. Mark Britton is the founder and CEO of Avvo, a member of the board for Orbitz Worldwide, and a member of the board of regents for Gonzaga University. 20:38 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Blogging and Social Media with Kevin O’Keefe Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:58:56 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-blogging-and-social-media-with-kevin-o-keefe New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Kevin O'Keefe about his speech at the Clio Cloud Conference. O'Keefe discusses lawyers connecting with real people through blogging or social media in order to find their preferred clients and cases. He also explains how Clio can be very successful as a platform that connects with other applications and services. After practicing law for 17 years, Kevin O'Keefe started Lexblog, a pioneer and leader in helping lawyers network online through blogs and marketing. Clio Cloud Conference: Blogging and Social Media with Kevin O’Keefe New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Kevin O'Keefe about his speech at the Clio Cloud Conference. O'Keefe discusses lawyers connecting with real people through blogging or social media in order to find their preferred clients and cases. He also explains how Clio can be very successful as a platform that connects with other applications and services. After practicing law for 17 years, Kevin O'Keefe started Lexblog, a pioneer and leader in helping lawyers network online through blogs and marketing. 9:41 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Alison Monahan on Compromising Generational Differences Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:55:44 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-alison-monahan-on-compromising-generational-differences New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Alison Monahan about her speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Monahan explains the difference between generational preferences and business necessities in a law firm and how things like email versus texting or timeframes on feedback can be sticking points. She also describes her personal experience in law school and co-founding the online resource, Girls Guide to Law School. Her other projects include Law School Toolbox, Bar Exam Toolbox, Trebuchet Legal, and the Catapult Legal Career Conference. Clio Cloud Conference: Alison Monahan on Compromising Generational Differences New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Alison Monahan about her speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Monahan explains the difference between generational preferences and business necessities in a law firm and how things like email versus texting or timeframes on feedback can be sticking points. She also describes her personal experience in law school and co-founding the online resource, Girls Guide to Law School. Her other projects include Law School Toolbox, Bar Exam Toolbox, Trebuchet Legal, and the Catapult Legal Career Conference. 10:19 none Legal Talk Network no Clio Cloud Conference: Adriana Linares Interviews Chad Burton Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:52:16 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/10/clio-cloud-conference-adriana-linares-interviews-chad-burton New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Curo Legal co-founder and CEO Chad Burton at the Clio Cloud Conference. Together they discuss Burton's speech about virtual communication and collaboration and highlights of the conference so far. In addition to co-founding Curo Legal, an outsource practice management company for law firms, Burton founded the virtual law firm, Burton Law. Clio Cloud Conference: Adriana Linares Interviews Chad Burton New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Curo Legal co-founder and CEO Chad Burton at the Clio Cloud Conference. Together they discuss Burton's speech about virtual communication and collaboration and highlights of the conference so far. In addition to co-founding Curo Legal, an outsource practice management company for law firms, Burton founded the virtual law firm, Burton Law. 6:21 none Legal Talk Network no Lawyers Love New Apple Products: iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:46:18 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-edge/2014/10/lawyers-love-new-apple-products-iphone-6-apple-pay-apple-watch There are many exciting new Apple products available now or launching in the near future. Many lawyers love to use Apple products in their practice and personal lives and are often eager to learn about the newest change in the technology or services. The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iOS 8 were released in September 2014, Apple Pay launches in October 2014, and the Apple Watch is set to be released in the spring of 2015. If attorneys want to know about what's new, there is one lawyer who is an expert on all Apple products: Jeff Richardson. On this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview attorney and iPhone J.D. blog writer Jeff Richardson about the new Apple products and services, what he recommends for lawyers, and predictions for the future of technology. Richardson starts by describing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, differences from previous iPhones, and size and storage recommendations for lawyers using a smartphone in their practice. He gives some suggestions for essential accessories including a case, external battery, additional cables, and bluetooth headphones. Richardson then describes new iOS 8 features such as predictive text and interactive notifications, how the Apple Watch will change the future of wearable technology, and what Apple Pay means for consumers and vendors. Although Apple is always coming out with new products, it is a particularly exciting time for lawyers and technology. Jeff Richardson is a partner in the New Orleans office of Adams and Reese LLP. His practice focuses on defending companies sued in class actions and complex litigation, as well as appellate litigation. Richardson publishes iPhone J.D., the oldest and most comprehensive website for attorneys who use iPhones and iPads. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. Lawyers Love New Apple Products: iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch There are many exciting new Apple products available now or launching in the near future. Many lawyers love to use Apple products in their practice and personal lives and are often eager to learn about the newest change in the technology or services. The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iOS 8 were released in September 2014, Apple Pay launches in October 2014, and the Apple Watch is set to be released in the spring of 2015. If attorneys want to know about what's new, there is one lawyer who is an expert on all Apple products: Jeff Richardson. On this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview attorney and iPhone J.D. blog writer Jeff Richardson about the new Apple products and services, what he recommends for lawyers, and predictions for the future of technology. Richardson starts by describing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, differences from previous iPhones, and size and storage recommendations for lawyers using a smartphone in their practice. He gives some suggestions for essential accessories including a case, external battery, additional cables, and bluetooth headphones. Richardson then describes new iOS 8 features such as predictive text and interactive notifications, how the Apple Watch will change the future of wearable technology, and what Apple Pay means for consumers and vendors. Although Apple is always coming out with new products, it is a particularly exciting time for lawyers and technology. Jeff Richardson is a partner in the New Orleans office of Adams and Reese LLP. His practice focuses on defending companies sued in class actions and complex litigation, as well as appellate litigation. Richardson publishes iPhone J.D., the oldest and most comprehensive website for attorneys who use iPhones and iPads. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. 27:54 none Legal Talk Network no A Call for More Consumer Protection Against Factoring Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:49:14 +0000 http://ringlerradio.com/?p=13851 There is cause for concern about factoring companies offering quick cash for structured settlement payments that fall short of the total value of a structured settlement over a claimant's lifetime. This is particularly worrisome in the cases of disabled people whose health costs may skyrocket over time. So how can we protect individuals from these practices? In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins co-host, Randy Dyer and special guests, Sally Greenberg, Executive Director of the National Consumers League and Mark Perriello, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), to discuss protecting consumers and people living with disabilities and educating them on the benefits of structures for their long-term financial security. A Call for More Consumer Protection Against Factoring There is cause for concern about factoring companies offering quick cash for structured settlement payments that fall short of the total value of a structured settlement over a claimant's lifetime. This is particularly worrisome in the cases of disabled people whose health costs may skyrocket over time. So how can we protect individuals from these practices? In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins co-host, Randy Dyer and special guests, Sally Greenberg, Executive Director of the National Consumers League and Mark Perriello, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), to discuss protecting consumers and people living with disabilities and educating them on the benefits of structures for their long-term financial security. 31:20 none Legal Talk Network no Wrongfully Convicted: William Dillon and His Life in Prison Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:09:15 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/10/wrongfully-convicted-william-dillon-life-prison Imagine being 20 years old and being investigated for a murder you didn't commit. Would you know what to say or do? Failure to react correctly could cost you a lifetime in prison. Sound far-fetched? It might surprise you to learn that it happens more often than we think, and for somewhat predictable reasons. In this special edition of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams interviews William Michael Dillon, a man who spent nearly 30 years behind bars in one of the country's most dangerous prisons for a crime he did not commit, and Seth Miller, one of the attorneys who helped overturn his conviction. Tune in to hear how false confessions, eyewitness misidentification, and corrupt jail-house snitches are costing innocent people their freedom, and learn why William isn't angry today and how finding a voice through writing music helped him find hope. William Dillon served 27 years and 8 months of a life sentence for a murder he did not commit. The State of Florida released him in 2008 when DNA testing proved he was not linked to a key piece of evidence used to convict him. He is a singer and songwriter whose work was inspired by his long incarceration in Florida State Prison. Today, he advocates for organizations, including the Innocence Project of Florida, that were instrumental in setting him free. Seth Miller is one of the attorneys who helped exonerate William Dillon. He works for the Innocence Project of Florida where he has dedicated himself to exonerating the innocent since 2006. His organization receives nearly 2,000 requests to review convictions per year. Mr. Miller's focus is on post-conviction cases that have DNA in evidence. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. Wrongfully Convicted: William Dillon and His Life in Prison Imagine being 20 years old and being investigated for a murder you didn't commit. Would you know what to say or do? Failure to react correctly could cost you a lifetime in prison. Sound far-fetched? It might surprise you to learn that it happens more often than we think, and for somewhat predictable reasons. In this special edition of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams interviews William Michael Dillon, a man who spent nearly 30 years behind bars in one of the country's most dangerous prisons for a crime he did not commit, and Seth Miller, one of the attorneys who helped overturn his conviction. Tune in to hear how false confessions, eyewitness misidentification, and corrupt jail-house snitches are costing innocent people their freedom, and learn why William isn't angry today and how finding a voice through writing music helped him find hope. William Dillon served 27 years and 8 months of a life sentence for a murder he did not commit. The State of Florida released him in 2008 when DNA testing proved he was not linked to a key piece of evidence used to convict him. He is a singer and songwriter whose work was inspired by his long incarceration in Florida State Prison. Today, he advocates for organizations, including the Innocence Project of Florida, that were instrumental in setting him free. Seth Miller is one of the attorneys who helped exonerate William Dillon. He works for the Innocence Project of Florida where he has dedicated himself to exonerating the innocent since 2006. His organization receives nearly 2,000 requests to review convictions per year. Mr. Miller's focus is on post-conviction cases that have DNA in evidence. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. 33:54 none Legal Talk Network no Virtualization of a Law Practice Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:28:59 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/legal-toolkit/2014/10/virtualization-law-practice There has recently been an increase in virtualization of law practices and the rate at which firms are beginning to adopt internet-based technology solutions. There are significant advantages attached to those programs including mobility, flexibility, ease of installation and management, and decreased setup cost. But most lawyers don't know what a virtual office entails, are wary of trusting a remote server, or worry about the security of working through a browser. What is virtualization, how does it apply to law firms, and why should lawyers be adopting this new technology now? On this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Jared Correia interviews AbacusLaw CEO Alessandra Lezama about cloud-based case management systems and why lawyers should virtualize their firms. Lezama explains the difference between desktop as a service (DaaS) and software as a service (SaaS), the benefits of virtualization, and how to choose a company to help with this process. The encrypted remote servers should have geographic redundancy, regular and thorough security audits, and have local data centers. Lezama points out that lawyers are hesitant towards virtualization due to anxiety of the unknown or lack of time, resources, or knowledge but they must adopt new technology as a matter of ethical compliance. Because there are so many intricacies to this process, many lawyers do not know where to start. Lezama encourages attorneys to invest time, perform due diligence, and seek a good partner to help guide the process. In the long run, the relief of IT burden will more than pay off. Alessandra Lezama is the chief executive officer of Abacus, a legal technology solution company that designs, installs, and manages virtual practice systems. Before joining Abacus, she was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of two Blackthorn Investment Fund companies, chief operating officer and CEO at American Internet Services, and has held key leadership roles in sales, marketing, and operations for Comsat International. Virtualization of a Law Practice There has recently been an increase in virtualization of law practices and the rate at which firms are beginning to adopt internet-based technology solutions. There are significant advantages attached to those programs including mobility, flexibility, ease of installation and management, and decreased setup cost. But most lawyers don't know what a virtual office entails, are wary of trusting a remote server, or worry about the security of working through a browser. What is virtualization, how does it apply to law firms, and why should lawyers be adopting this new technology now? On this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Jared Correia interviews AbacusLaw CEO Alessandra Lezama about cloud-based case management systems and why lawyers should virtualize their firms. Lezama explains the difference between desktop as a service (DaaS) and software as a service (SaaS), the benefits of virtualization, and how to choose a company to help with this process. The encrypted remote servers should have geographic redundancy, regular and thorough security audits, and have local data centers. Lezama points out that lawyers are hesitant towards virtualization due to anxiety of the unknown or lack of time, resources, or knowledge but they must adopt new technology as a matter of ethical compliance. Because there are so many intricacies to this process, many lawyers do not know where to start. Lezama encourages attorneys to invest time, perform due diligence, and seek a good partner to help guide the process. In the long run, the relief of IT burden will more than pay off. Alessandra Lezama is the chief executive officer of Abacus, a legal technology solution company that designs, installs, and manages virtual practice systems. Before joining Abacus, she was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of two Blackthorn Investment Fund companies, chief operating officer and CEO at American Internet Services, and has held key leadership roles in sales, marketing, and operations for Comsat International. 31:44 none Legal Talk Network no Practice Management Essentials for $4,000 or Less Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:47:42 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/new-solo/2014/10/practice-management-essentials-4000-less These days there are so many options for legal practices that lawyers starting a solo practice often get carried away and spend too much. It is difficult to distinguish the essential hardware and software needs from supplementary products. With everything solo lawyers have to think about, technology questions can seem overwhelming, expensive, and important. Is a Mac or a PC better for a practice? Is it necessary to have a printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine? What about all of the software products available for practice management, document management, email, or a PDF editing processor? Most lawyers with their own practice could use a break down of necessary technology products and how much to spend on each. On this episode of New Solo, Adriana Linares interviews the Lawyerist CEO and Editor in Chief, Sam Glover, about practice management essentials, what hardware and software to buy when starting a solo practice, and how much to spend. Glover discusses laptops and desktops, Macintosh computers versus PCs, what to invest in a printer, scanner, and internet, and why it is pointless to buy a fax machine or copier in 2014. He recommends services that provide a secure VPN, a secure client portal, and that cloud-based softwares are often less expensive, easier to use, and updated more often. Some other top essential products he suggests include a Gmail business account, Microsoft 365, OneDrive, Acrobat Pro, Google Voice, and several potential alternatives. To maintain a professional practice, he also highly recommends a virtual receptionist like Ruby Receptionists. In the end, he stresses the importance of spending the right amount of money on the products your new solo practice needs. Sam Glover is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Lawyerist.com, an online magazine and reference manual for solo and small firm lawyers. He has written and spoken extensively about legal technology, marketing, management, and ethics, among other topics. In addition, he was a practicing lawyer from 2005 to 2011 for his own firm, The Glover Law Firm, LLC, before he sold it to focus on representing tech startup companies. The Lawyerist is well known for honestly discussing topics and being fair to the subject. Special thanks to our sponsor, Solo Practice University. Practice Management Essentials for $4,000 or Less These days there are so many options for legal practices that lawyers starting a solo practice often get carried away and spend too much. It is difficult to distinguish the essential hardware and software needs from supplementary products. With everything solo lawyers have to think about, technology questions can seem overwhelming, expensive, and important. Is a Mac or a PC better for a practice? Is it necessary to have a printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine? What about all of the software products available for practice management, document management, email, or a PDF editing processor? Most lawyers with their own practice could use a break down of necessary technology products and how much to spend on each. On this episode of New Solo, Adriana Linares interviews the Lawyerist CEO and Editor in Chief, Sam Glover, about practice management essentials, what hardware and software to buy when starting a solo practice, and how much to spend. Glover discusses laptops and desktops, Macintosh computers versus PCs, what to invest in a printer, scanner, and internet, and why it is pointless to buy a fax machine or copier in 2014. He recommends services that provide a secure VPN, a secure client portal, and that cloud-based softwares are often less expensive, easier to use, and updated more often. Some other top essential products he suggests include a Gmail business account, Microsoft 365, OneDrive, Acrobat Pro, Google Voice, and several potential alternatives. To maintain a professional practice, he also highly recommends a virtual receptionist like Ruby Receptionists. In the end, he stresses the importance of spending the right amount of money on the products your new solo practice needs. Sam Glover is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Lawyerist.com, an online magazine and reference manual for solo and small firm lawyers. He has written and spoken extensively about legal technology, marketing, management, and ethics, among other topics. In addition, he was a practicing lawyer from 2005 to 2011 for his own firm, The Glover Law Firm, LLC, before he sold it to focus on representing tech startup companies. The Lawyerist is well known for honestly discussing topics and being fair to the subject. Special thanks to our sponsor, Solo Practice University. 31:10 none Legal Talk Network no Surveying 2014 Legal Technology Surveys Fri, 10 Oct 2014 22:35:53 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/10/surveying-2014-legal-technology-surveys Most of us assume that lawyers are slow adopters of technology because that's what we hear all the time. ILTA's InsideLegal Survey and the ABA Technology Survey are annual surveys of lawyers that provide some data about the actual usage of technology by lawyers. Because these surveys are voluntary, they give a big picture of changing trends rather than specific accurate data. Does the common assumption that lawyers are technologically behind still hold true in 2014? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell analyze the results of 2014 ILTA-InsideLegal survey, the 2014 ABA Technology Survey and recommend ways lawyers can use these surveys to benefit their practice or clients. Mighell notices that in 2014 lawyers are adopting fewer new technologies compared with an increase in mobile technology and cloud computing from the previous two years. He explains that the major purchases have been pretty standard: hardware upgrades, server upgrades, and new laptops and desktops. Although Kennedy also noticed the lag in exciting results from the surveys, he emphasizes that these surveys are voluntarily taken by lawyers interested in technology, so there might be more progress in less tech savvy demographics. He also mentions the most exciting lawyer technology trends mobile, virtualization, cloud services, wearable technologies, and discusses the shift in tablet use and security. In the second segment, Kennedy and Mighell discuss why young lawyers do not often attend legal technology conferences, how they could benefit from the conferences, and the disconnect between what young lawyers think they know about technology and what they still need to learn. Listen to the end for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. Surveying 2014 Legal Technology Surveys Most of us assume that lawyers are slow adopters of technology because that's what we hear all the time. ILTA's InsideLegal Survey and the ABA Technology Survey are annual surveys of lawyers that provide some data about the actual usage of technology by lawyers. Because these surveys are voluntary, they give a big picture of changing trends rather than specific accurate data. Does the common assumption that lawyers are technologically behind still hold true in 2014? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell analyze the results of 2014 ILTA-InsideLegal survey, the 2014 ABA Technology Survey and recommend ways lawyers can use these surveys to benefit their practice or clients. Mighell notices that in 2014 lawyers are adopting fewer new technologies compared with an increase in mobile technology and cloud computing from the previous two years. He explains that the major purchases have been pretty standard: hardware upgrades, server upgrades, and new laptops and desktops. Although Kennedy also noticed the lag in exciting results from the surveys, he emphasizes that these surveys are voluntarily taken by lawyers interested in technology, so there might be more progress in less tech savvy demographics. He also mentions the most exciting lawyer technology trends mobile, virtualization, cloud services, wearable technologies, and discusses the shift in tablet use and security. In the second segment, Kennedy and Mighell discuss why young lawyers do not often attend legal technology conferences, how they could benefit from the conferences, and the disconnect between what young lawyers think they know about technology and what they still need to learn. Listen to the end for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. 34:57 none Legal Talk Network no The Paralegal’s Role in a Family Law Practice Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:14:20 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/paralegal-voice/2014/10/paralegals-role-family-law-practice Family law and divorce can be a very difficult practice due to the amount of emotion and transition surrounding the client's life. The lawyers practicing in this area are directly responsible for the financial and emotional future of their clients. Because of the level of pressure involved, a successful family law firm depends on their paralegals to maintain organization of the firm and consistently complete projects and emails. But there is much more a paralegal can do to be a valuable part of a family law firm and increase the success of each case. What are some steps paralegals can take and how can the lawyers work best with their paralegals to benefit the firm? In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin interviews attorney Nick Rice and certified paralegal Andrea Schultz who discuss their success working together at Rice Law, a firm that specializes in family law. Rice comments on the level of success he is able to achieve in divorce cases due greatly in part to working with Schultz and other high-level achieving paralegals in his practice. He appreciates the skills she brings to each case including discovery, research, prep for hearings, and document review and analysis in addition to her attention to detail and organizational skills. With the legal knowledge she has, Schultz can provide the assistance to afford Rice increased time and energy to give to the case and clients. Schultz encourages paralegals working in family law to become certified and get advanced certification in family law, learn the legal basics and how to move through a case, stay educated about changes in state laws, and find a niche within the firm. Inevitably, lawyers and paralegals should work as a team from the beginning of the case to ease stress for the client. Nick Rice, formally known as George Lawrence Rice, IV, is a third generation attorney at Rice Law (Rice, Amundsen and Caperton, PLLC). He received his Bachelor's of Science from the University of Tennessee and his J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He has presented at many Continuing Legal Education lectures. Andrea Schultz is a certified paralegal at Rice Law. She graduated first in her class from Southwest Tennessee Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies and was accepted into NALA's class of 2011-2012 LEAP Program. Andrea is a current member of Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance (GMPA) and currently serves on NALA's Professional Development Committee. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA and ServeNow. The Paralegal’s Role in a Family Law Practice Family law and divorce can be a very difficult practice due to the amount of emotion and transition surrounding the client's life. The lawyers practicing in this area are directly responsible for the financial and emotional future of their clients. Because of the level of pressure involved, a successful family law firm depends on their paralegals to maintain organization of the firm and consistently complete projects and emails. But there is much more a paralegal can do to be a valuable part of a family law firm and increase the success of each case. What are some steps paralegals can take and how can the lawyers work best with their paralegals to benefit the firm? In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin interviews attorney Nick Rice and certified paralegal Andrea Schultz who discuss their success working together at Rice Law, a firm that specializes in family law. Rice comments on the level of success he is able to achieve in divorce cases due greatly in part to working with Schultz and other high-level achieving paralegals in his practice. He appreciates the skills she brings to each case including discovery, research, prep for hearings, and document review and analysis in addition to her attention to detail and organizational skills. With the legal knowledge she has, Schultz can provide the assistance to afford Rice increased time and energy to give to the case and clients. Schultz encourages paralegals working in family law to become certified and get advanced certification in family law, learn the legal basics and how to move through a case, stay educated about changes in state laws, and find a niche within the firm. Inevitably, lawyers and paralegals should work as a team from the beginning of the case to ease stress for the client. Nick Rice, formally known as George Lawrence Rice, IV, is a third generation attorney at Rice Law (Rice, Amundsen and Caperton, PLLC). He received his Bachelor's of Science from the University of Tennessee and his J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He has presented at many Continuing Legal Education lectures. Andrea Schultz is a certified paralegal at Rice Law. She graduated first in her class from Southwest Tennessee Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies and was accepted into NALA's class of 2011-2012 LEAP Program. Andrea is a current member of Greater Memphis Paralegal Alliance (GMPA) and currently serves on NALA's Professional Development Committee. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA and ServeNow. 43:50 none Legal Talk Network no Do you have what it takes to be a rural lawyer? Mon, 06 Oct 2014 15:47:37 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/aba-journal-asked-and-answered/2014/10/takes-rural-lawyer Many young law grads are being urged to move out of large cities and into rural areas, where there aren't as many attorneys competing for work. As we reported in the ABA Journal's October cover story, there are many small communities in rural America that are woefully underserved, and access to justice is a real problem. It would seem a prime idea to hang your shingle in one of these small towns. But what does it take to run a successful legal practice in a rural area? Asked and Answered moderator Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Lorelei Laird, the reporter who wrote our cover story, and Bruce Cameron, who runs a solo practice in rural Minnesota. Do you have what it takes to be a rural lawyer? Many young law grads are being urged to move out of large cities and into rural areas, where there aren't as many attorneys competing for work. As we reported in the ABA Journal's October cover story, there are many small communities in rural America that are woefully underserved, and access to justice is a real problem. It would seem a prime idea to hang your shingle in one of these small towns. But what does it take to run a successful legal practice in a rural area? Asked and Answered moderator Stephanie Francis Ward speaks with Lorelei Laird, the reporter who wrote our cover story, and Bruce Cameron, who runs a solo practice in rural Minnesota. 17:39 none Legal Talk Network no Inside Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:42:18 +0000 http://ringlerradio.com/?p=13847 After a serious injury requiring an amputation, there is not only a physical impact on the individual, but an emotional one. On Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early join special guest, Matthew Albuquerque, founder and president of Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, to discuss the wonderful work they are doing with amputees, the prosthetic process, the best approach to prosthetic care and the new advances in prosthetics and bionic technology that help to bring back normalcy to the lives of injured parties. Inside Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics After a serious injury requiring an amputation, there is not only a physical impact on the individual, but an emotional one. On Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early join special guest, Matthew Albuquerque, founder and president of Next Step Bionics & Prosthetics, to discuss the wonderful work they are doing with amputees, the prosthetic process, the best approach to prosthetic care and the new advances in prosthetics and bionic technology that help to bring back normalcy to the lives of injured parties. 35:36 none Legal Talk Network no The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame: Rainmakers Who Ran the Gauntlet Fri, 03 Oct 2014 23:28:30 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/10/trial-lawyer-hall-fame-rainmakers-ran-gauntlet Famed legal writer John Grisham calls them Rainmakers. We've celebrated their legendary victories in cinematic works such as "A Civil Action" and "Erin Brockovich." In Hollywood, these plaintiffs attorneys are often portrayed as Davids to their opposing Goliaths of corrupt industry. But who are they in real life? In this special edition of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview titans of the courtroom Mike Papantonio, Howard Nations, Thomas Girardi, and Fred Levin. In the first segment of this show, they reveal their most respected defense counsel, discuss the traits of successful trial attorneys, as well as evaluate the contingency fee model. In the second segment, Bob and Craig interview Fred Levin about his new biography which covers his very colorful life and career. Tune in to hear about his victories and his defeats. Mike Papantonio was instrumental in the creation of The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. In addition to being a senior partner at Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor, Mike co-hosts his nationally syndicated talk show (Ring of Fire) with esteemed co-hosts Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder. Mr. Papantonio is also nationally known for his success in mass tort litigation, recipient of multiple prestigious awards (like Trial Lawyer of the Year and the Perry Nichols), and accomplished author of several motivational books for lawyers. Howard Nations is an inductee at The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame whose national practice is currently working on litigation for Actos bladder cancer, defective hip implants, transvaginal mesh, Pradaxa, and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As a pioneer in courtroom technology, Howard was the first attorney to have computer-generated liability and medical animations admitted into evidence at trial. Among his many awards, he is the recipient of the W. McKinley Smiley, Jr., Lighthouse Award; the Belli Society's Mel Award; and MTMP's Clarence Darrow Award. Thomas Girardi is an inductee at The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame who's commonly known for his work in Anderson v. Pacific Gas and Electric (the case made famous by the Erin Brockovich film). Among his numerous headlines, Mr. Girardi secured a 4.85 billion dollar settlement from Merck for Vioxx, a 785 million dollar verdict from Lockheed for personal injuries, and a 1.7 billion dollar settlement from the State of California for manipulating natural gas prices. Fred Levin is commonly referred to as the man who brought down Big Tobacco by helping to secure the largest settlement in US history. To date, he has won over 100 jury verdicts and settlements worth at least one million dollars. During his very colorful career he represented heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones Jr., helped start the national firm of Johnnie Cochran, be-friended multiple Presidential candidates, and been investigated for murder twice. Today, Mr. Levin still practices as a senior partner at Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame: Rainmakers Who Ran the Gauntlet Famed legal writer John Grisham calls them Rainmakers. We've celebrated their legendary victories in cinematic works such as "A Civil Action" and "Erin Brockovich." In Hollywood, these plaintiffs attorneys are often portrayed as Davids to their opposing Goliaths of corrupt industry. But who are they in real life? In this special edition of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview titans of the courtroom Mike Papantonio, Howard Nations, Thomas Girardi, and Fred Levin. In the first segment of this show, they reveal their most respected defense counsel, discuss the traits of successful trial attorneys, as well as evaluate the contingency fee model. In the second segment, Bob and Craig interview Fred Levin about his new biography which covers his very colorful life and career. Tune in to hear about his victories and his defeats. Mike Papantonio was instrumental in the creation of The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. In addition to being a senior partner at Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor, Mike co-hosts his nationally syndicated talk show (Ring of Fire) with esteemed co-hosts Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder. Mr. Papantonio is also nationally known for his success in mass tort litigation, recipient of multiple prestigious awards (like Trial Lawyer of the Year and the Perry Nichols), and accomplished author of several motivational books for lawyers. Howard Nations is an inductee at The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame whose national practice is currently working on litigation for Actos bladder cancer, defective hip implants, transvaginal mesh, Pradaxa, and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. As a pioneer in courtroom technology, Howard was the first attorney to have computer-generated liability and medical animations admitted into evidence at trial. Among his many awards, he is the recipient of the W. McKinley Smiley, Jr., Lighthouse Award; the Belli Society's Mel Award; and MTMP's Clarence Darrow Award. Thomas Girardi is an inductee at The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame who's commonly known for his work in Anderson v. Pacific Gas and Electric (the case made famous by the Erin Brockovich film). Among his numerous headlines, Mr. Girardi secured a 4.85 billion dollar settlement from Merck for Vioxx, a 785 million dollar verdict from Lockheed for personal injuries, and a 1.7 billion dollar settlement from the State of California for manipulating natural gas prices. Fred Levin is commonly referred to as the man who brought down Big Tobacco by helping to secure the largest settlement in US history. To date, he has won over 100 jury verdicts and settlements worth at least one million dollars. During his very colorful career he represented heavyweight boxing champion Roy Jones Jr., helped start the national firm of Johnnie Cochran, be-friended multiple Presidential candidates, and been investigated for murder twice. Today, Mr. Levin still practices as a senior partner at Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty and Proctor. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. 52:28 none Legal Talk Network no Legal Marketing: Putting Your Clients First for a Valuable Practice Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:49:44 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/un-billable-hour/2014/10/legal-marketing-putting-clients-first-valuable-practice Most lawyers are technicians; they want to provide legal services but cringe at the necessary step of selling them. There is a negative connotation of sales and marketing in the legal field. Lawyers often feel like they are trying to convince a potential client to pay for something he or she does not really need. But what if lawyers began to think of marketing as a network of trust and sales as connecting a person with legal needs to the right lawyer? While many lawyers would embrace this as an idea situation, few know where to start. What steps should solo and small firm lawyers take to ethically and effectively sell their services? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, Christopher Anderson interviews networking expert Bob Burg who wrote a book about successful marketing techniques called "The Go-Giver." Burg describes a different sort of marketing in which the lawyer provides value to the consumer in the form of comfort and trust. By shifting the focus of the practice to the consumer's needs, the lawyer creates an environment in which people want to pay him/her for the legal services they already need. In order to do this properly, Burg explains, the lawyer must recognize five "laws of stratospheric success," or systems for evaluating the success of their practice: value, compensation, influence, authenticity, and receptivity. These laws are based around the idea that authentically and genuinely putting others first will inevitably be profitable for a valuable legal practice. Burg does not mean giving away services, however. He encourages lawyers to do some research; ask happy clients what qualities about the service they found valuable build upon those qualities for future marketing techniques. Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at corporate conventions and for entrepreneurial events. He has written the well known business marketing books Endless Referrals and The Go-Giver. His latest book is entitled, Adversaries Into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion which discusses how to master the art of Ultimate Influence. Bob is an advocate, supporter, and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. Legal Marketing: Putting Your Clients First for a Valuable Practice Most lawyers are technicians; they want to provide legal services but cringe at the necessary step of selling them. There is a negative connotation of sales and marketing in the legal field. Lawyers often feel like they are trying to convince a potential client to pay for something he or she does not really need. But what if lawyers began to think of marketing as a network of trust and sales as connecting a person with legal needs to the right lawyer? While many lawyers would embrace this as an idea situation, few know where to start. What steps should solo and small firm lawyers take to ethically and effectively sell their services? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, Christopher Anderson interviews networking expert Bob Burg who wrote a book about successful marketing techniques called "The Go-Giver." Burg describes a different sort of marketing in which the lawyer provides value to the consumer in the form of comfort and trust. By shifting the focus of the practice to the consumer's needs, the lawyer creates an environment in which people want to pay him/her for the legal services they already need. In order to do this properly, Burg explains, the lawyer must recognize five "laws of stratospheric success," or systems for evaluating the success of their practice: value, compensation, influence, authenticity, and receptivity. These laws are based around the idea that authentically and genuinely putting others first will inevitably be profitable for a valuable legal practice. Burg does not mean giving away services, however. He encourages lawyers to do some research; ask happy clients what qualities about the service they found valuable build upon those qualities for future marketing techniques. Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at corporate conventions and for entrepreneurial events. He has written the well known business marketing books Endless Referrals and The Go-Giver. His latest book is entitled, Adversaries Into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion which discusses how to master the art of Ultimate Influence. Bob is an advocate, supporter, and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. 35:50 none Legal Talk Network no How a series of attacks by a breakaway Amish sect became a landmark hate-crimes case Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:12:12 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/aba-journal-modern-law-library/2014/09/series-attacks-breakaway-amish-sect-became-landmark-hate-crimes-case The Amish religion is a branch of Christianity that adheres to a doctrine of simplicity, nonviolence and forgiveness. How then did a breakaway group come to be implicated in the first federal trial to prosecute religiously motivated hate crimes within the same faith community? From September to November in 2011, there was series of five attacks against nine Amish victims in Ohio in which their beards or hair were shorn. Some were left bruised and bloodied. Several victims had their homes invaded in the dead of night, while others were lured to a settlement in Bergholz, Ohio, and then attacked. The alleged perpetrators were from a breakaway Amish community in Bergholz, led by a bishop named Samuel Mullet. Some victims were estranged family members of the attackers, while others had crossed Mullet in some way. State officials called on federal prosecutors to take over the case and to try the alleged perpetrators under the Shepard-Byrd Act, a federal hate crimes law. Sixteen people were charged in the attacks in U.S. v. Miller, including Mullet. The jury found the 10 men and six women guilty of a total of 87 counts out of 90. But how did it come to this? Donald Kraybill, a professor of Amish studies, was an expert witness in the trial. He has written Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers, to explain the history of the case, and the sociological and religious factors that led to the attacks. Though the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the convictions in a 2-1 decision, based on their interpretation of "but for" causation in the 2009 hate-crimes act, they allowed for a retrial. Kraybill does not think that this will be the end of the case. In this podcast, he shares with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles the backstory behind the case; what it was like for him to testify; and what he feels the implications of the 6th Circuit's decision will be. How a series of attacks by a breakaway Amish sect became a landmark hate-crimes case The Amish religion is a branch of Christianity that adheres to a doctrine of simplicity, nonviolence and forgiveness. How then did a breakaway group come to be implicated in the first federal trial to prosecute religiously motivated hate crimes within the same faith community? From September to November in 2011, there was series of five attacks against nine Amish victims in Ohio in which their beards or hair were shorn. Some were left bruised and bloodied. Several victims had their homes invaded in the dead of night, while others were lured to a settlement in Bergholz, Ohio, and then attacked. The alleged perpetrators were from a breakaway Amish community in Bergholz, led by a bishop named Samuel Mullet. Some victims were estranged family members of the attackers, while others had crossed Mullet in some way. State officials called on federal prosecutors to take over the case and to try the alleged perpetrators under the Shepard-Byrd Act, a federal hate crimes law. Sixteen people were charged in the attacks in U.S. v. Miller, including Mullet. The jury found the 10 men and six women guilty of a total of 87 counts out of 90. But how did it come to this? Donald Kraybill, a professor of Amish studies, was an expert witness in the trial. He has written Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers, to explain the history of the case, and the sociological and religious factors that led to the attacks. Though the Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the convictions in a 2-1 decision, based on their interpretation of "but for" causation in the 2009 hate-crimes act, they allowed for a retrial. Kraybill does not think that this will be the end of the case. In this podcast, he shares with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles the backstory behind the case; what it was like for him to testify; and what he feels the implications of the 6th Circuit's decision will be. 23:31 none Legal Talk Network no Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers is Here! Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:36:13 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-edge/2014/09/microsoft-office-365-lawyers Lawyers now have the option to purchase Microsoft Office 365 for their small, medium, or big law firms. Microsoft Office 365 is a collection of products and services that can be purchased individually or in bundles known as stockkeeping units (SKUs). The products available include Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Yammer, Office Suite 2013, and Matter Center. These provide everything from document management, email and contacts, voice and text communication, to a corporate social network. How might these services benefit a law firm and what questions should lawyers be asking? In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Microsoft expert and technologist Ben Schorr about the Office 365 services and products as they pertain to use in a law firm. Schorr answers some of the often asked questions concerning the difference between Office 365 and Office Suite 2013, cloud based information storage, collaboration and sharing, and the way that Microsoft's pricing differs from other software providers. He wraps up the interview by explaining the differences between SharePoint and Matter Center for document management and advises lawyers and legal professionals to do online research and work with a Microsoft partner before deciding on products for a firm. There are many options to pick and choose from for a firm of any size, from solo to big law. Ben M. Schorr is a technologist and Chief Executive Officer for Roland Schorr and Tower, a professional consulting firm headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona with offices in Hawaii and Oregon. He has been involved with management and technology for more than 20 years and a Microsoft MVP for more than 15. He is the author of several books and articles on technology including "The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook," "The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Word," and "OneNote in One Hour." Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers is Here! Lawyers now have the option to purchase Microsoft Office 365 for their small, medium, or big law firms. Microsoft Office 365 is a collection of products and services that can be purchased individually or in bundles known as stockkeeping units (SKUs). The products available include Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Yammer, Office Suite 2013, and Matter Center. These provide everything from document management, email and contacts, voice and text communication, to a corporate social network. How might these services benefit a law firm and what questions should lawyers be asking? In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Microsoft expert and technologist Ben Schorr about the Office 365 services and products as they pertain to use in a law firm. Schorr answers some of the often asked questions concerning the difference between Office 365 and Office Suite 2013, cloud based information storage, collaboration and sharing, and the way that Microsoft's pricing differs from other software providers. He wraps up the interview by explaining the differences between SharePoint and Matter Center for document management and advises lawyers and legal professionals to do online research and work with a Microsoft partner before deciding on products for a firm. There are many options to pick and choose from for a firm of any size, from solo to big law. Ben M. Schorr is a technologist and Chief Executive Officer for Roland Schorr and Tower, a professional consulting firm headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona with offices in Hawaii and Oregon. He has been involved with management and technology for more than 20 years and a Microsoft MVP for more than 15. He is the author of several books and articles on technology including "The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook," "The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Word," and "OneNote in One Hour." Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. 26:32 none Legal Talk Network no Analyzing the Latest Apple Announcements Fri, 26 Sep 2014 22:45:41 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/09/analyzing-latest-apple-announcements With fall fast approaching, you can be sure of two things: football games and new phones! Apple and other vendors recently announced new editions of their phones, as well as some interesting new gadgets. With new options like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iOS 8, and Apple Pay, Apple-using lawyers need to think about which products they need (or want) and how to make the best use of them. But what about those lawyers who have moved to other product vendors such as Android? Most lawyers could use an update on the newest technology to make informed autumn purchases. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the new Apple devices, thoughts on the new features of iOS 8, and what lawyers should think about if they haven't already purchased a new phone lately. They discuss the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, embracing the "phablet," and how most people use their smartphone as more of a mobile computer than a phone. They also discuss other new products such as the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Apple Watch, the Moto 360 watch, and why lawyers might prefer Android or Apple products. With the release of iOS 8 comes new exciting features such as extensions, alternate keyboards, and widgets, but both Kennedy and Mighell had to deal with long downloading times. They wrap up the first part of this podcast by examining the future of Apple Pay, why it might succeed where Google Wallet failed, and how lawyers could utilize these changes to get ahead in their practice. After the break, the Kennedy and Mighell discuss the Apple Watch and other wearable technology in more detail. As people begin to use wearable devices to gain and save information, the amount of discoverable data will increase immensely and it will be important for lawyers to pay attention. 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. Analyzing the Latest Apple Announcements With fall fast approaching, you can be sure of two things: football games and new phones! Apple and other vendors recently announced new editions of their phones, as well as some interesting new gadgets. With new options like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iOS 8, and Apple Pay, Apple-using lawyers need to think about which products they need (or want) and how to make the best use of them. But what about those lawyers who have moved to other product vendors such as Android? Most lawyers could use an update on the newest technology to make informed autumn purchases. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the new Apple devices, thoughts on the new features of iOS 8, and what lawyers should think about if they haven't already purchased a new phone lately. They discuss the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, embracing the "phablet," and how most people use their smartphone as more of a mobile computer than a phone. They also discuss other new products such as the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Apple Watch, the Moto 360 watch, and why lawyers might prefer Android or Apple products. With the release of iOS 8 comes new exciting features such as extensions, alternate keyboards, and widgets, but both Kennedy and Mighell had to deal with long downloading times. They wrap up the first part of this podcast by examining the future of Apple Pay, why it might succeed where Google Wallet failed, and how lawyers could utilize these changes to get ahead in their practice. After the break, the Kennedy and Mighell discuss the Apple Watch and other wearable technology in more detail. As people begin to use wearable devices to gain and save information, the amount of discoverable data will increase immensely and it will be important for lawyers to pay attention. 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. 39:58 none Legal Talk Network no Rule 37(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Changes for ESI Preservation and Spoliation Wed, 24 Sep 2014 21:27:35 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-detectives/2014/09/rule-37e-federal-rules-civil-procedure-changes-esi-preservation-spoliation In 2006, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure rule-makers developed and put into practice amendments dealing with electronically stored information (ESI) and e-discovery. However, most of those involved believed these amendments did not adequately deal with lost or missing ESI or "the spoliation issue." In 2014 the rule-makers proposed Rule 37(e), which deals with the issue of spoliation equally across all federal courts, resolving the issue of inherent authority, or judges making decisions individually for each case. What are these changes and how will they affect the way businesses deal with e-discovery and data preservation? In this episode of The Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview ESI preservation expert James Kurz about how Rule 37(e) works and what the consequences are for the future of ESI preservation. Kurz explains that the rule, which only deals with ESI, proposes a three part test before considering spoliation issues: the ESI should have been preserved in the anticipation or conduct of litigation and is lost, the ESI was lost because the party failed to take reasonable steps to preserve the information, and the missing information cannot be restored or replaced with additional discovery. If this test is passed, the federal court may then impose remedies, or if intention is proved, order more serious sanctions. He explains that Rule 37(e) will make a more homogenous legal process for e-discovery, and will solve some of the controversy surrounding the costs of ESI preservation and e-discovery for businesses. Although the rule faces the Judicial Court, Supreme Court, and then Congress, Kurz believes it will go through and be effective in December 2015. James Kurz is a partner in the Alexandria VA law firm of Redmon, Peyton and Braswell LLP. His practice focuses on business litigation, including computer, software, and communications technologies cases. He also has an emphasis in the challenge of electronic discovery and the issues of information governance and co-wrote the white paper "The Long-Awaited Proposed FRCP Rule 37(e), Its Workings and Its Guidance for ESI Preservation." Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom. Rule 37(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Changes for ESI Preservation and Spoliation In 2006, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure rule-makers developed and put into practice amendments dealing with electronically stored information (ESI) and e-discovery. However, most of those involved believed these amendments did not adequately deal with lost or missing ESI or "the spoliation issue." In 2014 the rule-makers proposed Rule 37(e), which deals with the issue of spoliation equally across all federal courts, resolving the issue of inherent authority, or judges making decisions individually for each case. What are these changes and how will they affect the way businesses deal with e-discovery and data preservation? In this episode of The Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview ESI preservation expert James Kurz about how Rule 37(e) works and what the consequences are for the future of ESI preservation. Kurz explains that the rule, which only deals with ESI, proposes a three part test before considering spoliation issues: the ESI should have been preserved in the anticipation or conduct of litigation and is lost, the ESI was lost because the party failed to take reasonable steps to preserve the information, and the missing information cannot be restored or replaced with additional discovery. If this test is passed, the federal court may then impose remedies, or if intention is proved, order more serious sanctions. He explains that Rule 37(e) will make a more homogenous legal process for e-discovery, and will solve some of the controversy surrounding the costs of ESI preservation and e-discovery for businesses. Although the rule faces the Judicial Court, Supreme Court, and then Congress, Kurz believes it will go through and be effective in December 2015. James Kurz is a partner in the Alexandria VA law firm of Redmon, Peyton and Braswell LLP. His practice focuses on business litigation, including computer, software, and communications technologies cases. He also has an emphasis in the challenge of electronic discovery and the issues of information governance and co-wrote the white paper "The Long-Awaited Proposed FRCP Rule 37(e), Its Workings and Its Guidance for ESI Preservation." Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom. 25:48 none Legal Talk Network no Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:00:00 +0000 http://traffic.libsyn.com/ringler/RR_082614_DriverFatigue.mp3 According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in as many as 30-40% of all crashes involving heavy trucks. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, co-host, John Muir, Esq. and special guest, Attorney David A. Brose from the firm Langdon & Emison, as they talk about truck driver fatigue, litigation stemming from these incidents and what is being done to prevent truck driver fatigue. Litigation Surrounding Driver Fatigue According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, truck driver fatigue is a contributing factor in as many as 30-40% of all crashes involving heavy trucks. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen, co-host, John Muir, Esq. and special guest, Attorney David A. Brose from the firm Langdon & Emison, as they talk about truck driver fatigue, litigation stemming from these incidents and what is being done to prevent truck driver fatigue. 26:56 none Legal Talk Network no Fighting for Fifteen: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Help the Economy? Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:15:17 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/09/ighting-fifteen-increasing-minimum-wage-help-economy Worker groups around the country are demonstrating for the purpose of increasing the minimum wage while experts and policy makers debate the effect of such change. Proponents say a higher minimum wage helps low-skilled workers and boosts the economy. Opponents say increasing the minimum wage decreases employment and raises the cost of living. In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Dr. Antony Davies from George Mason University and Dr. David Madland from American Progress. Together they discuss discuss economic and social principles associated with the minimum wage as well as who ultimately ends up paying for it. Tune in to learn more about the effects on fixed incomes, morale of workers, and quality of work. Dr. Antony Davies is an associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and a Mercatus Affiliated Senior Scholar at George Mason University. His primary research interests include econometrics and public policy. Davies has authored over 100 op-eds in over thirty newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, and Philadelphia Inquirer. Dr. David Madland is the Director of the American Worker Project and the Managing Director of the Economic Policy team at American Progress. He has written extensively about the economy and American politics on a range of topics including retirement policy, labor unions, and the minimum wage. Madland has appeared on the the PBS News Hour and CNN's Crossfire. He has been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post as well as been a guest on dozens of radio talk shows across the United States. David worked for Rep. George Miller (from California) and has testified before Congress and state legislatures. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. Fighting for Fifteen: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Help the Economy? Worker groups around the country are demonstrating for the purpose of increasing the minimum wage while experts and policy makers debate the effect of such change. Proponents say a higher minimum wage helps low-skilled workers and boosts the economy. Opponents say increasing the minimum wage decreases employment and raises the cost of living. In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Dr. Antony Davies from George Mason University and Dr. David Madland from American Progress. Together they discuss discuss economic and social principles associated with the minimum wage as well as who ultimately ends up paying for it. Tune in to learn more about the effects on fixed incomes, morale of workers, and quality of work. Dr. Antony Davies is an associate professor of economics at Duquesne University and a Mercatus Affiliated Senior Scholar at George Mason University. His primary research interests include econometrics and public policy. Davies has authored over 100 op-eds in over thirty newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, and Philadelphia Inquirer. Dr. David Madland is the Director of the American Worker Project and the Managing Director of the Economic Policy team at American Progress. He has written extensively about the economy and American politics on a range of topics including retirement policy, labor unions, and the minimum wage. Madland has appeared on the the PBS News Hour and CNN's Crossfire. He has been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post as well as been a guest on dozens of radio talk shows across the United States. David worked for Rep. George Miller (from California) and has testified before Congress and state legislatures. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. 34:08 none Legal Talk Network no Why Legal Marketing Cannot Be Left to the Marketers Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:40:58 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/un-billable-hour/2014/09/legal-marketing-left-marketers Many lawyers believe they are not benefiting from the time and money spent on marketing their firm. Online marketing can seem complicated and time-consuming and most lawyers do not want to seem self-promoting so hiring marketers seems like the best option. However, the fact is that marketing a personal brand is both necessary and not as hard as it seems. Especially in solo and small practices, lawyers are marketing their reputation every day by building relationships online and in their offline communities. But in a field where everyone is doing the same thing, where should a lawyer start and how does he or she stand out from the crowd? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, Christopher Anderson interviews legal marketing consultant Mary Beth Monzingo about the importance of marketing a personal brand, how lawyers can start building relationships and connections with potential clients, and tips to a successful online marketing strategy. Monzingo encourages lawyers to market themselves at all times whether working with a client on a case or while engaging in outside hobbies and activities. Additionally, lawyers need to attend networking conferences, connect with other lawyers, stay in touch with law school alumni, and be an active part of associations and organizations. Online, lawyers should be available on most social media outlets, create valuable content, have a "call to action" on their website, and always maintain a consistent presence. Monzingo encourages every lawyer to spend 2-5% of their revenue on marketing in order to see an increase of 10% or more. And, don't forget, consistency is key. Mary Beth Monzingo is the managing partner of Monzingo Legal, a consulting company for legal marketing and management, business development, and law firm recruiting. A specialist in helping lawyers start and build their law practices, she has consulted with hundreds of attorneys in structuring successful firms, implementing marketing departments and strategies, and recruiting top talent for expansion and growth. Why Legal Marketing Cannot Be Left to the Marketers Many lawyers believe they are not benefiting from the time and money spent on marketing their firm. Online marketing can seem complicated and time-consuming and most lawyers do not want to seem self-promoting so hiring marketers seems like the best option. However, the fact is that marketing a personal brand is both necessary and not as hard as it seems. Especially in solo and small practices, lawyers are marketing their reputation every day by building relationships online and in their offline communities. But in a field where everyone is doing the same thing, where should a lawyer start and how does he or she stand out from the crowd? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, Christopher Anderson interviews legal marketing consultant Mary Beth Monzingo about the importance of marketing a personal brand, how lawyers can start building relationships and connections with potential clients, and tips to a successful online marketing strategy. Monzingo encourages lawyers to market themselves at all times whether working with a client on a case or while engaging in outside hobbies and activities. Additionally, lawyers need to attend networking conferences, connect with other lawyers, stay in touch with law school alumni, and be an active part of associations and organizations. Online, lawyers should be available on most social media outlets, create valuable content, have a "call to action" on their website, and always maintain a consistent presence. Monzingo encourages every lawyer to spend 2-5% of their revenue on marketing in order to see an increase of 10% or more. And, don't forget, consistency is key. Mary Beth Monzingo is the managing partner of Monzingo Legal, a consulting company for legal marketing and management, business development, and law firm recruiting. A specialist in helping lawyers start and build their law practices, she has consulted with hundreds of attorneys in structuring successful firms, implementing marketing departments and strategies, and recruiting top talent for expansion and growth. 35:22 none Legal Talk Network no Facilitating Discovery and Small Firm Technology with D. Casey Flaherty Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:36:25 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/09/facilitating-discovery-small-firm-technology-d-casey-flaherty Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Casey Flaherty, a speaker in two events at the LegalTech West Coast conference. The events included discussions about facilitating discovery, maintaining good rapport during government investigations, and how to begin working with regulatory bodies. Flaherty examines how technology can help smaller law firms compete and client billing perspective. Casey Flaherty, corporate council for Kia Motors, developed a basic technology competency audit for law firms and has appeared on several Legal Talk Network podcasts. Facilitating Discovery and Small Firm Technology with D. Casey Flaherty Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Casey Flaherty, a speaker in two events at the LegalTech West Coast conference. The events included discussions about facilitating discovery, maintaining good rapport during government investigations, and how to begin working with regulatory bodies. Flaherty examines how technology can help smaller law firms compete and client billing perspective. Casey Flaherty, corporate council for Kia Motors, developed a basic technology competency audit for law firms and has appeared on several Legal Talk Network podcasts. 21:40 none Legal Talk Network no Robot Lawyers with Tim Hwang: LegalTech Interview Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:07:27 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/09/robot-lawyers-tim-hwang-legaltech-interview Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews legal engineering and development specialist Tim Hwang at the LegalTech West Coast conference. Together, they discuss using technology to automate and streamline legal services, how these automation systems affect solo and small firm marketing, and the ABA's concerns over quality control. Hwang is the junior partner for Robot, Robot, and Hwang, a research and development startup and law firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. At LegalTech,Tim took part in the speaking event titled, "Competitor or Frenemy." Robot Lawyers with Tim Hwang: LegalTech Interview Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews legal engineering and development specialist Tim Hwang at the LegalTech West Coast conference. Together, they discuss using technology to automate and streamline legal services, how these automation systems affect solo and small firm marketing, and the ABA's concerns over quality control. Hwang is the junior partner for Robot, Robot, and Hwang, a research and development startup and law firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. At LegalTech,Tim took part in the speaking event titled, "Competitor or Frenemy." 13:28 none Legal Talk Network no Accelerated Learning Techniques: Online Tools and Resources Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:37:20 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/09/accelerated-learning-techniques-online-tools-resources Because lawyers often need to get up to speed on a topic quickly, most find that they can learn almost anything on the Internet, provided they can find the appropriate tools and resources. In the short term, lawyers often need to do quick research for a speech, webinar, or to talk to a specialist about a subject. More lasting knowledge is needed for specific case and client knowledge, starting a new position or job, or learning about new technology. With all of the online resources available, how can a lawyer quickly get started gaining a solid foundation in knowledge of a new subject? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how lawyers can accelerate their learning process, where to find quality learning tools online, and their favorite ideas and tips. Kennedy and Mighell both agree that it is important to consider the subject matter, how quickly it needs to be learned, and what method works best for each individual lawyer. While both prefer Wikipedia as a starting place to gain knowledge, Kennedy prefers podcasts, audiobooks, and presentation slides as sources of more detailed information. Mighell prefers blogs and online university courses, although he emphasizes that the user is responsible for quality control and management. In the end, each lawyer should consider how he/she learned best during school, and use the Internet as a resource while trying not to waste time searching for documents. After the break, Kennedy and Mighell discuss the overuse of the "reply to all" button in emails, why people prefer to respond to everyone involved, and the proper etiquette for sending emails at work. 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. Accelerated Learning Techniques: Online Tools and Resources Because lawyers often need to get up to speed on a topic quickly, most find that they can learn almost anything on the Internet, provided they can find the appropriate tools and resources. In the short term, lawyers often need to do quick research for a speech, webinar, or to talk to a specialist about a subject. More lasting knowledge is needed for specific case and client knowledge, starting a new position or job, or learning about new technology. With all of the online resources available, how can a lawyer quickly get started gaining a solid foundation in knowledge of a new subject? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how lawyers can accelerate their learning process, where to find quality learning tools online, and their favorite ideas and tips. Kennedy and Mighell both agree that it is important to consider the subject matter, how quickly it needs to be learned, and what method works best for each individual lawyer. While both prefer Wikipedia as a starting place to gain knowledge, Kennedy prefers podcasts, audiobooks, and presentation slides as sources of more detailed information. Mighell prefers blogs and online university courses, although he emphasizes that the user is responsible for quality control and management. In the end, each lawyer should consider how he/she learned best during school, and use the Internet as a resource while trying not to waste time searching for documents. After the break, Kennedy and Mighell discuss the overuse of the "reply to all" button in emails, why people prefer to respond to everyone involved, and the proper etiquette for sending emails at work. 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. 32:04 none Legal Talk Network no Choosing Your Specialty: Areas of Law for the Successful Solo Practitioner Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:47:12 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/new-solo/2014/09/choosing-specialty-areas-law-successful-solo-practitioner Many lawyers want to start their solo careers as a general practice, thinking that they will attract more clients if they offer a variety of services. However, when it comes to marketing strategy, lawyers who focus on one practice area create a stronger brand and are more successful in the long run. The right solo practice could involve a personal interest, fill a hole in the market, and/or provide previously unavailable online or unbundled services. The important thing is for every lawyer starting a solo practice to create a business plan and do research before choosing a field of law. Recent law school graduates and lawyers leaving big practices alike need to find their niche area of law for success. In this episode of New Solo, Adriana Linares interviews law practice management professor Stephanie Kimbro about lawyers starting solo practices, areas of law to consider going into, how to start market research for a business plan, and ways to differentiate a practice from the existing market. Kimbro suggests lawyers find specialized niches based on their interests such as online dispute resolution, veteran law, or immigration law surrounding a specific community in order to engage with their clients and market their services. For lawyers without a niche, she suggests alternate billing, unbundling legal services, integrating technology, and researching market needs for prospective clients. Instead of worrying that technology is replacing legal jobs, lawyers, and specifically solos, need to change the way they think of services, fees, and law firm marketing. Stephanie Kimbro is an adjunct professor for many law schools including Wake Forest, Conchord, Florida Law School, and Michigan State. She primarily teaches the use of technology in law practice management, unbundling of legal services, and virtual law practice. Prior to working with Burton Law, a virtual law firm, Kimbro operated a web-based virtual law school in North Carolina for six years and delivered unbundled estate planning to clients online. In addition to her virtual law practice, she is a technology consultant and serves on many prestigious law committees. Special thanks to our sponsor, Solo Practice University. Choosing Your Specialty: Areas of Law for the Successful Solo Practitioner Many lawyers want to start their solo careers as a general practice, thinking that they will attract more clients if they offer a variety of services. However, when it comes to marketing strategy, lawyers who focus on one practice area create a stronger brand and are more successful in the long run. The right solo practice could involve a personal interest, fill a hole in the market, and/or provide previously unavailable online or unbundled services. The important thing is for every lawyer starting a solo practice to create a business plan and do research before choosing a field of law. Recent law school graduates and lawyers leaving big practices alike need to find their niche area of law for success. In this episode of New Solo, Adriana Linares interviews law practice management professor Stephanie Kimbro about lawyers starting solo practices, areas of law to consider going into, how to start market research for a business plan, and ways to differentiate a practice from the existing market. Kimbro suggests lawyers find specialized niches based on their interests such as online dispute resolution, veteran law, or immigration law surrounding a specific community in order to engage with their clients and market their services. For lawyers without a niche, she suggests alternate billing, unbundling legal services, integrating technology, and researching market needs for prospective clients. Instead of worrying that technology is replacing legal jobs, lawyers, and specifically solos, need to change the way they think of services, fees, and law firm marketing. Stephanie Kimbro is an adjunct professor for many law schools including Wake Forest, Conchord, Florida Law School, and Michigan State. She primarily teaches the use of technology in law practice management, unbundling of legal services, and virtual law practice. Prior to working with Burton Law, a virtual law firm, Kimbro operated a web-based virtual law school in North Carolina for six years and delivered unbundled estate planning to clients online. In addition to her virtual law practice, she is a technology consultant and serves on many prestigious law committees. Special thanks to our sponsor, Solo Practice University. 29:06 none Legal Talk Network no ALM’s Monica Bay on 2014's LegalTech West Coast Conference Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:47:27 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/09/alms-monica-bay-2014s-legaltech-west-coast-conference In this Special Report from Legal Talk Network, producer Laurence Colletti interviews ALM's Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay about the LegalTech West Coast conference. Together, they discuss the power-packed line up of speakers (listed below) as well as debuts for innovational products and services. Notwithstanding its tenure in Los Angeles, this event is moving to a new city for next year. Tune in to hear about this year's show and its future. Monica Bay is the Editor-in-Chief of ALM's nationally-acclaimed publication Law Technology News. A leader in Internet-media, Bay helped The Late Show with David Letterman establish their first website on America Online and has been with ALM since 1985. She has received numerous awards for editorial excellence from Associated Press and The American Society of Journalists Sigma Delta Chi. ALM’s Monica Bay on 2014's LegalTech West Coast Conference In this Special Report from Legal Talk Network, producer Laurence Colletti interviews ALM's Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay about the LegalTech West Coast conference. Together, they discuss the power-packed line up of speakers (listed below) as well as debuts for innovational products and services. Notwithstanding its tenure in Los Angeles, this event is moving to a new city for next year. Tune in to hear about this year's show and its future. Monica Bay is the Editor-in-Chief of ALM's nationally-acclaimed publication Law Technology News. A leader in Internet-media, Bay helped The Late Show with David Letterman establish their first website on America Online and has been with ALM since 1985. She has received numerous awards for editorial excellence from Associated Press and The American Society of Journalists Sigma Delta Chi. 16:34 none Legal Talk Network no Legal Writing Strategies for Today’s Busy Reader Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:14:05 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/paralegal-voice/2014/09/legal-writing-strategies-todays-busy-reader The majority of people today are getting their information electronically, whether on a laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone. In the legal world, this means lawyers, paralegals, clients, and even judges are reading on screens rather than paper, causing them to skim pages and have a constant source of distraction. Because of this, paralegals and legal professionals need to change the way they write in a way that grabs attention and delivers the message. How should paralegals write in order to captivate busy lawyers and clients in today's technological world? In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin interviews appellate lawyer and successful legal writing expert Kevin Dubose about changes in the way lawyers read and communicate today and how lawyers and paralegals can adapt their writing skills to be read on a screen. There are 5 new features of the working environment that have changed the way everyone reads: online distractions, value speed over content, backlit screens, multiple windows, and email. These features, Dubose explains, encourage clients, lawyers, judges, and most everyone else to skim pages for important content and avoid long, convoluted paragraphs, sentences, or even words. In order to capture attention, he says, paralegals should write using headings, bullet points, short paragraphs, and start with the conclusion. Most importantly, write for the reader and you will have done your job. Kevin Dubose is an attorney for and one of the founding partners of the appellate boutique, Alexander Dubose Jefferson and Townsend LLP. He has been the Director of Legal Research and Writing at UHLC and is a frequent CLE speaker and author. He recently spoke at the Houston Paralegal Association's annual conference on the topic of Successful Legal Writing Strategies for Today's Readers. Special thanks to our sponsors: NALA, a Professional association for paralegals, providing continuing education and professional certification programs for paralegals. ServeNow, a nationwide network of trusted, pre-screened process servers. Legal Writing Strategies for Today’s Busy Reader The majority of people today are getting their information electronically, whether on a laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone. In the legal world, this means lawyers, paralegals, clients, and even judges are reading on screens rather than paper, causing them to skim pages and have a constant source of distraction. Because of this, paralegals and legal professionals need to change the way they write in a way that grabs attention and delivers the message. How should paralegals write in order to captivate busy lawyers and clients in today's technological world? In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin interviews appellate lawyer and successful legal writing expert Kevin Dubose about changes in the way lawyers read and communicate today and how lawyers and paralegals can adapt their writing skills to be read on a screen. There are 5 new features of the working environment that have changed the way everyone reads: online distractions, value speed over content, backlit screens, multiple windows, and email. These features, Dubose explains, encourage clients, lawyers, judges, and most everyone else to skim pages for important content and avoid long, convoluted paragraphs, sentences, or even words. In order to capture attention, he says, paralegals should write using headings, bullet points, short paragraphs, and start with the conclusion. Most importantly, write for the reader and you will have done your job. Kevin Dubose is an attorney for and one of the founding partners of the appellate boutique, Alexander Dubose Jefferson and Townsend LLP. He has been the Director of Legal Research and Writing at UHLC and is a frequent CLE speaker and author. He recently spoke at the Houston Paralegal Association's annual conference on the topic of Successful Legal Writing Strategies for Today's Readers. Special thanks to our sponsors: NALA, a Professional association for paralegals, providing continuing education and professional certification programs for paralegals. ServeNow, a nationwide network of trusted, pre-screened process servers. 36:58 none Legal Talk Network no How do you provide client hand-holding if you run a virtual firm? (podcast) Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:55:00 +0000 http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/podcast_monthly_episode_54 How do you provide client hand-holding if you run a virtual firm? (podcast) 21:43 none Legal Talk Network no Attorney Fees and Deferred Taxation Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:48:41 +0000 http://traffic.libsyn.com/ringler/RR_072914_Havelet.mp3 How does an independent assignment company work in your favor when it comes to attorney fees? And can attorneys structure their fees after a settlement agreement has been concluded? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea with guest, Lynne P. Martel, Managing Director of Havelet Services Guernsey Limited and marketing and service agent for Havelet Assignment Company, as they discuss options to maximize deferred taxation in attorney fees. Attorney Fees and Deferred Taxation How does an independent assignment company work in your favor when it comes to attorney fees? And can attorneys structure their fees after a settlement agreement has been concluded? Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea with guest, Lynne P. Martel, Managing Director of Havelet Services Guernsey Limited and marketing and service agent for Havelet Assignment Company, as they discuss options to maximize deferred taxation in attorney fees. 19:32 none Legal Talk Network no Lawful Arrest or Excessive Use of Force: Today’s Perceptions about Militarized Police Fri, 05 Sep 2014 22:50:51 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/09/lawful-arrest-excessive-use-force-todays-perceptions-militarized-police In recent news, there have been several instances of demonstrations and riots resulting from allegations of police brutality. In cities like New York and Ferguson, there are many accounts and view points but there is still much to debate about the facts. On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! and Sgt. Delroy Burton from DC Police Union. Together they discuss the perceptions and procedures of police as they use force to make arrests. Tune in to hear about why citizens shouldn't resist arrests as well as opinions about the use of military equipment for police work. Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of the award winning show Democracy Now! which airs on over 1,200 public television and radio stations worldwide. In addition, she has authored many best selling books including The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope. Ms. Goodman is the recipient of many prestigious awards such as the Right Livelihood Award, James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting, and many many more. Sgt. Delroy Burton is the Chairman for DC Police Union and has been a police officer since August 1994. He worked many patrol assignments that required specialized training including alcohol enforcement, pulse Doppler radar, and police motorcycles. Sergeant Burton worked as a vice investigator prior to becoming detective and later became sergeant. He began working for DC Police Union in 2006 and was elected union chairman in 2013 with his term beginning in April of 2014. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. Lawful Arrest or Excessive Use of Force: Today’s Perceptions about Militarized Police In recent news, there have been several instances of demonstrations and riots resulting from allegations of police brutality. In cities like New York and Ferguson, there are many accounts and view points but there is still much to debate about the facts. On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! and Sgt. Delroy Burton from DC Police Union. Together they discuss the perceptions and procedures of police as they use force to make arrests. Tune in to hear about why citizens shouldn't resist arrests as well as opinions about the use of military equipment for police work. Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of the award winning show Democracy Now! which airs on over 1,200 public television and radio stations worldwide. In addition, she has authored many best selling books including The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope. Ms. Goodman is the recipient of many prestigious awards such as the Right Livelihood Award, James Aronson Award for Social Justice Reporting, and many many more. Sgt. Delroy Burton is the Chairman for DC Police Union and has been a police officer since August 1994. He worked many patrol assignments that required specialized training including alcohol enforcement, pulse Doppler radar, and police motorcycles. Sergeant Burton worked as a vice investigator prior to becoming detective and later became sergeant. He began working for DC Police Union in 2006 and was elected union chairman in 2013 with his term beginning in April of 2014. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. 38:12 none Legal Talk Network no The Future of Wearable Technology for Lawyers Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:12:55 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-edge/2014/09/future-wearable-technology-lawyers Wearable technology like the smartwatch is the next in a long line of new technological advancements that are embraced by some, but viewed skeptically by most lawyers. Judges already discourage smart phones in court and many clients worry about a decrease in information security. But if used properly, a smartwatch can actually increase the productivity, availability, and even safety of any lawyer's practice with fewer disruptions. What are the best practices for using wearable technology to benefit your practice? In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview legal technology expert Richard Georges about wearable technology, how smartwatches enhances his ability to be productive, and what lawyers need to consider when adopting this new technology. Having a smartwatch, Georges explains, actually decreases court disruptions and car distractions while making him accessible to clients at all times. Most of the issues concerning data security are due to human error rather than technology. As long as lawyers learn how to properly embrace wearable technology, he says, it can improve any practice from big law to a solo firm. The risks are not greater, they are simply different. Richard Georges practices in real property, corporations, wills, trusts, and estates law in Pinellas County, Florida. A self-proclaimed tech junkie, he is well known for writing the Futurelawyer blog and has taught many seminars on technology and the law. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. The Future of Wearable Technology for Lawyers Wearable technology like the smartwatch is the next in a long line of new technological advancements that are embraced by some, but viewed skeptically by most lawyers. Judges already discourage smart phones in court and many clients worry about a decrease in information security. But if used properly, a smartwatch can actually increase the productivity, availability, and even safety of any lawyer's practice with fewer disruptions. What are the best practices for using wearable technology to benefit your practice? In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview legal technology expert Richard Georges about wearable technology, how smartwatches enhances his ability to be productive, and what lawyers need to consider when adopting this new technology. Having a smartwatch, Georges explains, actually decreases court disruptions and car distractions while making him accessible to clients at all times. Most of the issues concerning data security are due to human error rather than technology. As long as lawyers learn how to properly embrace wearable technology, he says, it can improve any practice from big law to a solo firm. The risks are not greater, they are simply different. Richard Georges practices in real property, corporations, wills, trusts, and estates law in Pinellas County, Florida. A self-proclaimed tech junkie, he is well known for writing the Futurelawyer blog and has taught many seminars on technology and the law. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. 26:11 none Legal Talk Network no Regulation Changes for Investment Fund Marketing: Art Zwickel Interview at LegalTech Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:42:36 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/special-reports/2014/09/regulation-changes-investment-fund-marketing-art-zwickel-interview-legaltech Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Paul Hastings partner Art Zwickel about the changes in regulation for investment fund marketing. Zwickel explains that there are new technology systems and services that assist in-house legal teams in complying with the new regulations including the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) in Europe and the JOBS act in the United States. Zwickel specializes in investment management law at Paul Hastings and is on the board of directors for the California Hedge Fund Association. Regulation Changes for Investment Fund Marketing: Art Zwickel Interview at LegalTech Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Paul Hastings partner Art Zwickel about the changes in regulation for investment fund marketing. Zwickel explains that there are new technology systems and services that assist in-house legal teams in complying with the new regulations including the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) in Europe and the JOBS act in the United States. Zwickel specializes in investment management law at Paul Hastings and is on the board of directors for the California Hedge Fund Association. 7:09 none Legal Talk Network no iPhone and iPad Apps and Accessories for Lawyers to Use in Their Practice Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:19:34 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/legal-toolkit/2014/09/iphone-ipad-apps-accessories-lawyers-use-practice New applications and accessories for the iPhone and iPad consistently promise to improve the professional and personal lives of lawyers. However, with limited time and so many options, it is difficult for busy lawyers to keep up with trends and make educated decisions about which products will make their practice more efficient and which might be distracting or impractical. Tech junkies and new iPhone acquirers alike can benefit from an update on the best new products to improve a lawyer's Apple experience. On this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Heidi Alexander interviews iPhoneJD blog author Jeff Richardson about his favorite iPhone and iPad apps and accessories that lawyers use in their practice and lives. Richardson and Alexander list their favorite iPad, iPhone, and universal iOS apps for professional uses such as document readers, presentation tools, and Twitter managers, as well as apps for personal uses like podcasts or meditation. Because they are almost never free, accessories are best purchased with a positive review. The favored accessories included mobile hard drives, docks, cases, keyboards, and the best bags in which to carry everything else. While not every lawyer will benefit from all of the tech products listed, in 30 minutes, all will learn about the next app or accessory that can improve their practice. Jeff Richardson, a litigator for Adams and Reese LLP in New Orleans, is well known in the legal tech industry for his website iPhoneJD.com which helps lawyers who use iPhones and iPads in their practice. Founded in 2008, iPhoneJD has been named the best legal technology blog more than once by the ABA Journal. iPhone and iPad Apps and Accessories for Lawyers to Use in Their Practice New applications and accessories for the iPhone and iPad consistently promise to improve the professional and personal lives of lawyers. However, with limited time and so many options, it is difficult for busy lawyers to keep up with trends and make educated decisions about which products will make their practice more efficient and which might be distracting or impractical. Tech junkies and new iPhone acquirers alike can benefit from an update on the best new products to improve a lawyer's Apple experience. On this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Heidi Alexander interviews iPhoneJD blog author Jeff Richardson about his favorite iPhone and iPad apps and accessories that lawyers use in their practice and lives. Richardson and Alexander list their favorite iPad, iPhone, and universal iOS apps for professional uses such as document readers, presentation tools, and Twitter managers, as well as apps for personal uses like podcasts or meditation. Because they are almost never free, accessories are best purchased with a positive review. The favored accessories included mobile hard drives, docks, cases, keyboards, and the best bags in which to carry everything else. While not every lawyer will benefit from all of the tech products listed, in 30 minutes, all will learn about the next app or accessory that can improve their practice. Jeff Richardson, a litigator for Adams and Reese LLP in New Orleans, is well known in the legal tech industry for his website iPhoneJD.com which helps lawyers who use iPhones and iPads in their practice. Founded in 2008, iPhoneJD has been named the best legal technology blog more than once by the ABA Journal. 41:52 none Legal Talk Network no Get Ready For Your Video Call Close-up Fri, 29 Aug 2014 18:18:49 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/08/get-ready-video-call-close "All right, Mr. Demille, ready for my close-up." Video phone calls have been talked about for many years, from the time this famous line appeared in the movie Sunset Boulevard. Videoconferences are becoming widely used in law firms and other businesses; many lawyers, legal professionals, and HR departments are using them to provide the feel of a meeting room without the time and expense of traveling. Therefore, it is important for professionals to be prepared for the technical and visual components of their next video chat. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the rise of video use in calls and online meetings, the challenges and opportunities of video, and how lawyers can prepare for their video close-up. They consider several features that would improve videoconference services such as chat, screenshare, group messaging, and multi-platform compatibility and compare Zoom.us to Google hangouts and other platforms. In addition to examining personal visual components such as lighting, dress code, and in etiquette in each video conference lawyers also need to understand the ethical implications of recording witnesses or discussing strategy. In these instances they can be left with discoverable electronic data. As their second topic, Kennedy and Mighell discuss the current state of portable computing and whether touch screens and combo laptops might be a better personal option when replacing older laptops. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that can be used the second this podcast ends. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. Get Ready For Your Video Call Close-up "All right, Mr. Demille, ready for my close-up." Video phone calls have been talked about for many years, from the time this famous line appeared in the movie Sunset Boulevard. Videoconferences are becoming widely used in law firms and other businesses; many lawyers, legal professionals, and HR departments are using them to provide the feel of a meeting room without the time and expense of traveling. Therefore, it is important for professionals to be prepared for the technical and visual components of their next video chat. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the rise of video use in calls and online meetings, the challenges and opportunities of video, and how lawyers can prepare for their video close-up. They consider several features that would improve videoconference services such as chat, screenshare, group messaging, and multi-platform compatibility and compare Zoom.us to Google hangouts and other platforms. In addition to examining personal visual components such as lighting, dress code, and in etiquette in each video conference lawyers also need to understand the ethical implications of recording witnesses or discussing strategy. In these instances they can be left with discoverable electronic data. As their second topic, Kennedy and Mighell discuss the current state of portable computing and whether touch screens and combo laptops might be a better personal option when replacing older laptops. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that can be used the second this podcast ends. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. 40:28 none Legal Talk Network no Boies and Olson reveal the backstory of the case against California’s Proposition 8 (podcast) Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:55:07 +0000 http://www.abajournal.com/books/article/podcast_episode_36 Boies and Olson reveal the backstory of the case against California’s Proposition 8 (podcast) 21:08 none Legal Talk Network no