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Legal Talk Network will make a difference in the way you practice law! legal, law, blawg, trial, lawyer, ambrogi, e-discovery, structured settlement, lawsuit, podcast, Legal Talk Network ltn@legaltalknetwork.com Legal Talk Network no http://legaltalknetwork.com/RSS/LTN.jpg Legal Talk Network - Law News and Legal Topics http://legaltalknetwork.com 144 144 Email Marketing for Attorneys Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:18 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/legal-toolkit/2014/04/email-marketing-attorneys Many attorneys believe email is the most effective form of marketing communication because of list segmentation, custom content ability, and reach into mobile devices. On this episode Legal Toolkit, host Heidi Alexander is joined by email marketing expert Heather Jackson from Constant Contact. Together, they discuss the advantages of using email for marketing as well as the do's and don'ts associated with this type of outreach. Furthermore, we discover better practices for content creation and the importance of being consistent. Tune in to learn more about beating the spam filters, writing proper subject lines, and recommended frequency of message. Heather Jackson is the Regional Development Director for Constant Contact. She has a long history in the sales and marketing industry having founded and operated a PR firm before joining Constant Contact. Jackson regularly conducts outreach to small businesses and provides education surrounding email and online relationship marketing. In addition, she will be presenting at this year's LOMAP Super Marketing Conference held in Boston at Suffolk University Law School on June 5th. Email Marketing for Attorneys Many attorneys believe email is the most effective form of marketing communication because of list segmentation, custom content ability, and reach into mobile devices. On this episode Legal Toolkit, host Heidi Alexander is joined by email marketing expert Heather Jackson from Constant Contact. Together, they discuss the advantages of using email for marketing as well as the do's and don'ts associated with this type of outreach. Furthermore, we discover better practices for content creation and the importance of being consistent. Tune in to learn more about beating the spam filters, writing proper subject lines, and recommended frequency of message. Heather Jackson is the Regional Development Director for Constant Contact. She has a long history in the sales and marketing industry having founded and operated a PR firm before joining Constant Contact. Jackson regularly conducts outreach to small businesses and provides education surrounding email and online relationship marketing. In addition, she will be presenting at this year's LOMAP Super Marketing Conference held in Boston at Suffolk University Law School on June 5th. 35:07 none Legal Talk Network no Perils of Law Firms Possessing Massive Amounts of Unreviewed Client Data Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:33:47 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-detectives/2014/04/perils-law-firms-possessing-massive-amounts-unreviewed-client-data Some experts believe that, in addition to being prohibitively expensive for law firms to manage, maintaining immense amounts of client data increases the probability that it will be exposed to the public through a security breach or hack. That is why many like-minded firms are outsourcing data management to companies that specialize in it. On this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Ralph C. Losey from Jackson Lewis P.C. Together, they discuss how to manage large amounts of data, when to outsource, and what to do with unprocessed information. Tune in to learn more about dark data, how to select outside vendors, and hosting costs vs. storage costs. Ralph C. Losey is a shareholder of Jackson Lewis P.C., a law firm specializing in labor and employment law with over 52 offices nationwide and 800 attorneys. Ralph serves as the firm's National e-Discovery Counsel in charge of electronic discovery issues. Ralph has limited his practice to e-discovery since 2006 and is the author of five books on e-discovery law and multiple law review articles. Ralph is also co-founder of the IT-Lex foundation and the Electronic Discovery Best Practices group, and the developer of an online training course in e-discovery, e-DiscoveryTeamTraining.com. Ralph is a frequent speaker at e-discovery conferences worldwide and a leading contributor in the field of Legal Search. Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom. Perils of Law Firms Possessing Massive Amounts of Unreviewed Client Data Some experts believe that, in addition to being prohibitively expensive for law firms to manage, maintaining immense amounts of client data increases the probability that it will be exposed to the public through a security breach or hack. That is why many like-minded firms are outsourcing data management to companies that specialize in it. On this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Ralph C. Losey from Jackson Lewis P.C. Together, they discuss how to manage large amounts of data, when to outsource, and what to do with unprocessed information. Tune in to learn more about dark data, how to select outside vendors, and hosting costs vs. storage costs. Ralph C. Losey is a shareholder of Jackson Lewis P.C., a law firm specializing in labor and employment law with over 52 offices nationwide and 800 attorneys. Ralph serves as the firm's National e-Discovery Counsel in charge of electronic discovery issues. Ralph has limited his practice to e-discovery since 2006 and is the author of five books on e-discovery law and multiple law review articles. Ralph is also co-founder of the IT-Lex foundation and the Electronic Discovery Best Practices group, and the developer of an online training course in e-discovery, e-DiscoveryTeamTraining.com. Ralph is a frequent speaker at e-discovery conferences worldwide and a leading contributor in the field of Legal Search. Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom. 23:11 none Legal Talk Network no ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Wrapup Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:14:39 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/04/aba-techshow-2014-wrapup Tom and Dennis recently attended ABA TECHSHOW 2014, one of the premier annual legal technology conferences. While there, they observed many interesting trends, saw innovative products, and met with numerous industry professionals. On this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss TECHSHOW highlights, what interested them most, and their reflections on the current state of legal technology. Tune in to learn more about the How-To sessions, Legal Technology Solutions Lab, and Speakers. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Wrapup Tom and Dennis recently attended ABA TECHSHOW 2014, one of the premier annual legal technology conferences. While there, they observed many interesting trends, saw innovative products, and met with numerous industry professionals. On this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss TECHSHOW highlights, what interested them most, and their reflections on the current state of legal technology. Tune in to learn more about the How-To sessions, Legal Technology Solutions Lab, and Speakers. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. 32:49 none Legal Talk Network no Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedoms Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:15:59 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/04/revenge-porn-criminal-legislation-vs-rights-freedoms Six states have passed laws to address revenge porn, but critics say those laws may infringe upon First Amendment rights and subject people to needless criminal prosecution. Critics of anti-revenge porn laws believe the laws as drafted are overly broad, fail to exempt acceptable behavior, and create a chilling effect on otherwise legal expression. On this follow up episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Lee Rowland from the ACLU and Marc Randazza from the Randazza Legal Group. Together we discuss the potentially harmful components of non-consensual porn legislation and consider alternative avenues of redress for victims. Professor Mary Anne Franks of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a proponent of criminalizing revenge porn, joins us for the second half to debate criticisms of these laws. Tune in for a spirited debate about free speech, over-criminalization, and the proper way to address the troubling issue of revenge porn. For part one of this two-part series, please listen to Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solutions. Lee Rowland is a Staff Attorney with the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Prior to joining the ACLU, she was a voting rights counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice, where she successfully represented the League of Women Voters of Florida and others in constitutional challenges to Florida's 2011 election law. Rowland previously ran the Reno office of the ACLU of Nevada, where she regularly argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Nevada Supreme Court. Marc Randazza is a First Amendment lawyer for the Randazza Legal Group located in Las Vegas, Nevada. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, he found his passion for the First Amendment while attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Journalism Program. Randazza has law offices in five states and represents both adult entertainment companies and private individuals. He is a regular contributor to news sources such as CNN and Fox News, and is a frequent commentator on legal issues to the international media. Professor Mary Anne Franks is the Vice President of Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and prior to her teaching career, obtained both her Masters and Ph.D. in Modern Languages and Literature as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. As part of her continuing efforts with the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, she works with state legislatures to draft legislation against non-consensual pornography. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedoms Six states have passed laws to address revenge porn, but critics say those laws may infringe upon First Amendment rights and subject people to needless criminal prosecution. Critics of anti-revenge porn laws believe the laws as drafted are overly broad, fail to exempt acceptable behavior, and create a chilling effect on otherwise legal expression. On this follow up episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Lee Rowland from the ACLU and Marc Randazza from the Randazza Legal Group. Together we discuss the potentially harmful components of non-consensual porn legislation and consider alternative avenues of redress for victims. Professor Mary Anne Franks of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a proponent of criminalizing revenge porn, joins us for the second half to debate criticisms of these laws. Tune in for a spirited debate about free speech, over-criminalization, and the proper way to address the troubling issue of revenge porn. For part one of this two-part series, please listen to Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solutions. Lee Rowland is a Staff Attorney with the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. Prior to joining the ACLU, she was a voting rights counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice, where she successfully represented the League of Women Voters of Florida and others in constitutional challenges to Florida's 2011 election law. Rowland previously ran the Reno office of the ACLU of Nevada, where she regularly argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Nevada Supreme Court. Marc Randazza is a First Amendment lawyer for the Randazza Legal Group located in Las Vegas, Nevada. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, he found his passion for the First Amendment while attending the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Journalism Program. Randazza has law offices in five states and represents both adult entertainment companies and private individuals. He is a regular contributor to news sources such as CNN and Fox News, and is a frequent commentator on legal issues to the international media. Professor Mary Anne Franks is the Vice President of Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and prior to her teaching career, obtained both her Masters and Ph.D. in Modern Languages and Literature as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. As part of her continuing efforts with the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, she works with state legislatures to draft legislation against non-consensual pornography. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. 42:32 none Legal Talk Network no Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trusts Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:16:00 +0000 http://traffic.libsyn.com/ringler/RR_021814_CPT.mp3 A special needs trust is designed to financially support a disabled individual, providing many benefits to the individual with long-term financial stability. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea, as they join Will Lindahl, MBA, CLPF, National Enrollment Director for CPT Special Needs Trusts, to discuss the process of setting up a special needs trust, when an individual should consider setting one up the cost and the difference between an individual special needs trust and a pooled special needs trust. Special Needs Trusts or Pooled Special Needs Trusts A special needs trust is designed to financially support a disabled individual, providing many benefits to the individual with long-term financial stability. Join Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen and co-host, Mike Zea, as they join Will Lindahl, MBA, CLPF, National Enrollment Director for CPT Special Needs Trusts, to discuss the process of setting up a special needs trust, when an individual should consider setting one up the cost and the difference between an individual special needs trust and a pooled special needs trust. 27:04 none Legal Talk Network no Headlines from ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:04:56 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-edge/2014/04/headlines-aba-techshow-2014 Breaking all of its previous attendance records, ABA TECHSHOW 2014 will certainly go down as one of the most successful. True-to-form, many of the attendees were from small firms and solo practices. With the introduction of How-To sessions, lawyers will be getting more out of ABA TECHSHOW for many years to come. On this episode of the Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview this year's ABA TECHSHOW Chair Natalie Kelly. Together, they cover the highlights of the 2014 show plus take a look into the future Planning Board. This year's hottest topics: the re-emergence of paperless, the Cloud, and iOS. Tune in to hear about the Solutions Lab, Exhibits, and much, much more. Natalie Kelly is the Chair of this year's ABA TECHSHOW. She is the Director of the State Bar of Georgia's Law Practice Management Program where she provides extensive practice management and technology consulting to members of the Georgia Bar. Kelly is a Certified Consultant and Trainer for AbacusLaw, Amicus Attorney, PCLaw, PracticeMaster, Tabs3, Time Matters, Billing Matters, and TimeSlips software applications. She also speaks and writes frequently on these topics. At home, Natalie is a hard-working wife and mother of 3 daughters. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. Headlines from ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Breaking all of its previous attendance records, ABA TECHSHOW 2014 will certainly go down as one of the most successful. True-to-form, many of the attendees were from small firms and solo practices. With the introduction of How-To sessions, lawyers will be getting more out of ABA TECHSHOW for many years to come. On this episode of the Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview this year's ABA TECHSHOW Chair Natalie Kelly. Together, they cover the highlights of the 2014 show plus take a look into the future Planning Board. This year's hottest topics: the re-emergence of paperless, the Cloud, and iOS. Tune in to hear about the Solutions Lab, Exhibits, and much, much more. Natalie Kelly is the Chair of this year's ABA TECHSHOW. She is the Director of the State Bar of Georgia's Law Practice Management Program where she provides extensive practice management and technology consulting to members of the Georgia Bar. Kelly is a Certified Consultant and Trainer for AbacusLaw, Amicus Attorney, PCLaw, PracticeMaster, Tabs3, Time Matters, Billing Matters, and TimeSlips software applications. She also speaks and writes frequently on these topics. At home, Natalie is a hard-working wife and mother of 3 daughters. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow. 22:59 none Legal Talk Network no Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:02:40 +0000 http://traffic.libsyn.com/ringler/RR_011414_LegalTronix.mp3 In the structured settlement industry, relationships are very important. We interact with mediators, judges, experts, arbitrators and more, on a daily basis. So, it is extremely helpful to have some background on those experts before we walk into negotiations. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen welcomes John B. Willcox, Co-founder of Legaltronix, a comprehensive rating system with detailed information on parties involved in litigation. Listen and learn about the benefits of this collaborative tool. Legaltronix: A Rating System in the Legal Services Profession In the structured settlement industry, relationships are very important. We interact with mediators, judges, experts, arbitrators and more, on a daily basis. So, it is extremely helpful to have some background on those experts before we walk into negotiations. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen welcomes John B. Willcox, Co-founder of Legaltronix, a comprehensive rating system with detailed information on parties involved in litigation. Listen and learn about the benefits of this collaborative tool. 26:33 none Legal Talk Network no The Portfolio Management Approach to E-Discovery Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:04:35 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/esi-report/2014/03/portfolio-management-approach-e-discovery For years, there was an unspoken notion that the only way to approach e-discovery was on a case-by-case basis; that every case was unique and similarly required a unique approach to discovery. But the constant cycle of collecting, analyzing, reviewing, and producing data wholly disconnected from other projects has created a lot of inefficiency. On this episode of the ESI Report, host Michele Lange interviews portfolio management experts David J. Kearny and John Winkler about an alternative approach to e-discovery. David J. Kearney is the Director of Technology Services at Cohen and Grigsby PC, where he advises on technology, legal project management, and ediscovery litigation and support processes. David has years of experience managing technical staff while recommending, implementing, and managing hardware, software and workflow solutions, including e-discovery and project management, and has authored articles on e-discovery management practices, forensics, and other topics. John Winkler is an Account Executive at Kroll Ontrack. He partners with law firm and corporate clients to provide sound advice and best practices in connection with the management of electronically stored information in litigation and investigation. With over 12 years of experience in legal technologies, John works with clients to effectively reduce the proposed scope of discovery. The Portfolio Management Approach to E-Discovery For years, there was an unspoken notion that the only way to approach e-discovery was on a case-by-case basis; that every case was unique and similarly required a unique approach to discovery. But the constant cycle of collecting, analyzing, reviewing, and producing data wholly disconnected from other projects has created a lot of inefficiency. On this episode of the ESI Report, host Michele Lange interviews portfolio management experts David J. Kearny and John Winkler about an alternative approach to e-discovery. David J. Kearney is the Director of Technology Services at Cohen and Grigsby PC, where he advises on technology, legal project management, and ediscovery litigation and support processes. David has years of experience managing technical staff while recommending, implementing, and managing hardware, software and workflow solutions, including e-discovery and project management, and has authored articles on e-discovery management practices, forensics, and other topics. John Winkler is an Account Executive at Kroll Ontrack. He partners with law firm and corporate clients to provide sound advice and best practices in connection with the management of electronically stored information in litigation and investigation. With over 12 years of experience in legal technologies, John works with clients to effectively reduce the proposed scope of discovery. 18:51 none Legal Talk Network no Legal Ethics and Cybersecurity Thu, 27 Mar 2014 04:32:23 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/03/legal-ethics-cybersecurity Since 2009, the FBI has warned that law firms have cybersecurity problems with potentially far-reaching consequences. Changes to ethical rules, as a result of the American Bar Association's Ethics 20/20 effort, have clarified that keeping up with technology is a component of attorney competence. Where do ethics rules and cybersecurity measures intersect? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss cybersecurity in the context of legal ethics, how ethical rules place demands on lawyers to take security measures, and practical approaches to the vital issue of cybersecurity. Legal Ethics and Cybersecurity Since 2009, the FBI has warned that law firms have cybersecurity problems with potentially far-reaching consequences. Changes to ethical rules, as a result of the American Bar Association's Ethics 20/20 effort, have clarified that keeping up with technology is a component of attorney competence. Where do ethics rules and cybersecurity measures intersect? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss cybersecurity in the context of legal ethics, how ethical rules place demands on lawyers to take security measures, and practical approaches to the vital issue of cybersecurity. 32:50 none Legal Talk Network no Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solutions Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/03/revenge-porn-societal-costs-legislative-solutions The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of those surveyed, 90 percent are women and 49 percent say they've been stalked or harassed. Despite the growing number of reports, most states' laws do not address the issue. On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview victim-advocate Dr. Holly Jacobs, a victim of revenge porn herself, and Professor Mary Anne Franks, both of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. Together, they discuss the technical aspects of various states' laws that allow some types of posts while forbidding others. Many factors and technicalities, including who took the picture, how the image or video was obtained, and who posted it, can dictate whether posting the item was illegal. Tune in to this very special episode to learn what individual states and the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative are doing to combat Revenge Porn. A follow up episode with guest Lee Rowland from the American Civil Liberties Union will examine other legal issues regarding Revenge Porn. It will be released on April 8th. Dr. Holly Jacobs is the Founder, President, and Executive Director of Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, which is the parent organization for the End Revenge Porn Campaign. She is a national commentator and writer on the subject and holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. While pursuing her graduate degrees, Jacobs became a victim of revenge porn and has since dedicated her life towards providing resources and advocacy to victims of online harassment. Professor Mary Anne Franks is the Vice President of Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law. She holds a JD from Harvard Law School and prior to her teaching career, obtained both her Masters and PhD in Modern Languages and Literature as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. As part of her continuing efforts with the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, she works with state legislatures to draft legislation against non-consensual pornography. Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solutions The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of those surveyed, 90 percent are women and 49 percent say they've been stalked or harassed. Despite the growing number of reports, most states' laws do not address the issue. On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview victim-advocate Dr. Holly Jacobs, a victim of revenge porn herself, and Professor Mary Anne Franks, both of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. Together, they discuss the technical aspects of various states' laws that allow some types of posts while forbidding others. Many factors and technicalities, including who took the picture, how the image or video was obtained, and who posted it, can dictate whether posting the item was illegal. Tune in to this very special episode to learn what individual states and the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative are doing to combat Revenge Porn. A follow up episode with guest Lee Rowland from the American Civil Liberties Union will examine other legal issues regarding Revenge Porn. It will be released on April 8th. Dr. Holly Jacobs is the Founder, President, and Executive Director of Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, which is the parent organization for the End Revenge Porn Campaign. She is a national commentator and writer on the subject and holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. While pursuing her graduate degrees, Jacobs became a victim of revenge porn and has since dedicated her life towards providing resources and advocacy to victims of online harassment. Professor Mary Anne Franks is the Vice President of Cyber Civil Rights Initiative and an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law. She holds a JD from Harvard Law School and prior to her teaching career, obtained both her Masters and PhD in Modern Languages and Literature as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. As part of her continuing efforts with the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, she works with state legislatures to draft legislation against non-consensual pornography. 33:30 none Legal Talk Network no The Ethical Implications of NSA Surveillance for Lawyers Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:12:40 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-detectives/2014/03/ethical-implications-nsa-surveillance-lawyers Some technology experts believe it's not a matter of if law firm communications can be hacked, but when. With continuing reports of the NSA and foreign entities monitoring the privileged attorney-client communications of US law firms, lawyers may be required to take additional measures to protect client information. On this edition of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss the growing dangers and evolving duties for clients and attorneys with cyber security expert David Ries from Clark Hill Thorp Reed. Among the many changes to legal practice are alterations to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, increased contractual expectations from clients, and a growing need to encrypt portable devices. Tune in to learn more about these developing areas of attorney responsibility. David Ries is a member in the Pittsburgh office of Clark Hill Thorp Reed, LLP where he practices in the areas of environmental, commercial, and technology law and litigation. He regularly deals with privacy and security issues in his practice and frequently writes and speaks on them for legal, professional, and academic groups. Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom. The Ethical Implications of NSA Surveillance for Lawyers Some technology experts believe it's not a matter of if law firm communications can be hacked, but when. With continuing reports of the NSA and foreign entities monitoring the privileged attorney-client communications of US law firms, lawyers may be required to take additional measures to protect client information. On this edition of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss the growing dangers and evolving duties for clients and attorneys with cyber security expert David Ries from Clark Hill Thorp Reed. Among the many changes to legal practice are alterations to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, increased contractual expectations from clients, and a growing need to encrypt portable devices. Tune in to learn more about these developing areas of attorney responsibility. David Ries is a member in the Pittsburgh office of Clark Hill Thorp Reed, LLP where he practices in the areas of environmental, commercial, and technology law and litigation. He regularly deals with privacy and security issues in his practice and frequently writes and speaks on them for legal, professional, and academic groups. Special thanks to our sponsor, Digital WarRoom. 23:35 none Legal Talk Network no 8 Things Killing Your Law Firm and How to Stop Them Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:40:01 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/un-billable-hour/2014/03/8-things-killing-law-firm-stop Law firms are beginning to utilize Lean Six Sigma standards to improve service quality for their clients. This two-tiered approach is both paradigm and methodology aimed at increasing organizational efficiency and accuracy of work. It focuses attention and efforts toward changing those behaviors and systems that slow productivity and increase errors. On this episode of the Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher T. Anderson interviews managing consulting expert Debbie Foster from Affinity Consulting Group. Together, they discuss Lean Six Sigma and the 8 main areas where law firms are losing productivity and profitability. Tune in to learn how your firm can benefit from modern day management practices by reducing waste, down time, and much more. Debbie Foster is a Partner with the Affinity Consulting Group (ACG), where she specializes in practice management, time/billing/accounting and document management software, as well as providing technology audits for firms around the country. She has also trained hundreds of consultants around the country on software programs used in law firms and best practices when consulting on a law firm's specific technology needs. Foster is very active with State Bar Associations, a former Chair of ABA TECHSHOW, and a regular speaker on topics relating to technology, management, finance, and marketing of a law firm. 8 Things Killing Your Law Firm and How to Stop Them Law firms are beginning to utilize Lean Six Sigma standards to improve service quality for their clients. This two-tiered approach is both paradigm and methodology aimed at increasing organizational efficiency and accuracy of work. It focuses attention and efforts toward changing those behaviors and systems that slow productivity and increase errors. On this episode of the Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher T. Anderson interviews managing consulting expert Debbie Foster from Affinity Consulting Group. Together, they discuss Lean Six Sigma and the 8 main areas where law firms are losing productivity and profitability. Tune in to learn how your firm can benefit from modern day management practices by reducing waste, down time, and much more. Debbie Foster is a Partner with the Affinity Consulting Group (ACG), where she specializes in practice management, time/billing/accounting and document management software, as well as providing technology audits for firms around the country. She has also trained hundreds of consultants around the country on software programs used in law firms and best practices when consulting on a law firm's specific technology needs. Foster is very active with State Bar Associations, a former Chair of ABA TECHSHOW, and a regular speaker on topics relating to technology, management, finance, and marketing of a law firm. 35:39 none Legal Talk Network no Managing Overflow Work with Freelance Attorneys Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:00:06 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/legal-toolkit/2014/03/managing-overflow-work-freelance-attorneys When overwhelmed with work, some firms hire freelance attorneys to fill the gap between client demand and firm capacity. Whether it's niche expertise, transactional labor, or long-term temp. assignments, these contract attorneys are well-equipped to support the unique interests of their hiring firms. On this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia interviews talent placement experts Leila Kanani from Intermix Legal Group and Gil Schipani from Tempus Fugit Law to learn more about the benefits of freelance attorney placement. Kanani discusses how firms who hire freelance attorneys benefit from improved workflow and enhanced expertise without the need to hire a permanent associate. Tune in to learn more. Leila Kanani is an IP solo attorney and founder of Intermix Legal. After over 10 years of practice in BigLaw, she left for more control and balance in her life. Her objective in creating Intermix was to provide a flexible framework for experienced attorneys to participate in project-based contract legal services for solos and small firms. Gil Schipani is the founder of Tempus Fugit Law, which specializes in substitute counsel/court coverage for lawyers as well as single transaction services. He is currently a partner with Schipani and Sinay and former Assistant City Solicitor of Brockton, Massachusetts. His practice area focuses on real estate, personal injury, business, and employment law. Managing Overflow Work with Freelance Attorneys When overwhelmed with work, some firms hire freelance attorneys to fill the gap between client demand and firm capacity. Whether it's niche expertise, transactional labor, or long-term temp. assignments, these contract attorneys are well-equipped to support the unique interests of their hiring firms. On this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia interviews talent placement experts Leila Kanani from Intermix Legal Group and Gil Schipani from Tempus Fugit Law to learn more about the benefits of freelance attorney placement. Kanani discusses how firms who hire freelance attorneys benefit from improved workflow and enhanced expertise without the need to hire a permanent associate. Tune in to learn more. Leila Kanani is an IP solo attorney and founder of Intermix Legal. After over 10 years of practice in BigLaw, she left for more control and balance in her life. Her objective in creating Intermix was to provide a flexible framework for experienced attorneys to participate in project-based contract legal services for solos and small firms. Gil Schipani is the founder of Tempus Fugit Law, which specializes in substitute counsel/court coverage for lawyers as well as single transaction services. He is currently a partner with Schipani and Sinay and former Assistant City Solicitor of Brockton, Massachusetts. His practice area focuses on real estate, personal injury, business, and employment law. 25:52 none Legal Talk Network no Ethical Perils of Social Media for Lawyers and Judges Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:17:35 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-edge/2014/03/ethical-perils-social-media-lawyers-judges Of the 46% of judges using social media, 80% are on Facebook and over 30% are on LinkedIn, but activity on social media presents a number of ethical dilemmas for judges, attorneys, jurors, and litigants. In a recent case in Georgia, a judge stepped down after being scrutinized for sending a friend request to a litigant on his upcoming trial calendar and later releasing her on a personal recognizance bond. Similar activities from other judges and attorneys have resulted in violations of both the Code of Professional Conduct and the Code of Judicial Conduct, from unauthorized practice of law across state lines and breaching attorney-client privilege to posting inappropriate comments and sending friend requests to litigants and related attorneys. These ethical perils extend to jurors, who must be reminded of their own limitations in social media use with regard to pending trials. On this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview Judge Herbert B. Dixon, Jr., discussing stories of collateral damage associated with inappropriate social media use and ways legal professionals can avoid ethical missteps. Stay tuned at the end for Judge Dixon's 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting on Social Media. Judge Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. sits on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and is a former chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges. He is the technology columnist for The Judges' Journal magazine and a former member of the ABA Techshow Planning Board. Judge Dixon is Senior Judicial Advisor to William and Mary Law School's Courtroom 21 Project, the Presiding Judge for the Superior Court's Technology-Enhanced Courtroom Project, and a frequent speaker on topics related to the intersection of law and technology. Ethical Perils of Social Media for Lawyers and Judges Of the 46% of judges using social media, 80% are on Facebook and over 30% are on LinkedIn, but activity on social media presents a number of ethical dilemmas for judges, attorneys, jurors, and litigants. In a recent case in Georgia, a judge stepped down after being scrutinized for sending a friend request to a litigant on his upcoming trial calendar and later releasing her on a personal recognizance bond. Similar activities from other judges and attorneys have resulted in violations of both the Code of Professional Conduct and the Code of Judicial Conduct, from unauthorized practice of law across state lines and breaching attorney-client privilege to posting inappropriate comments and sending friend requests to litigants and related attorneys. These ethical perils extend to jurors, who must be reminded of their own limitations in social media use with regard to pending trials. On this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview Judge Herbert B. Dixon, Jr., discussing stories of collateral damage associated with inappropriate social media use and ways legal professionals can avoid ethical missteps. Stay tuned at the end for Judge Dixon's 4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting on Social Media. Judge Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. sits on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and is a former chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges. He is the technology columnist for The Judges' Journal magazine and a former member of the ABA Techshow Planning Board. Judge Dixon is Senior Judicial Advisor to William and Mary Law School's Courtroom 21 Project, the Presiding Judge for the Superior Court's Technology-Enhanced Courtroom Project, and a frequent speaker on topics related to the intersection of law and technology. 24:02 none Legal Talk Network no Talking Legal Evolution: Innovation's Pace in the Legal Industry Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:34:01 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/03/talking-legal-evolution-innovations-pace-legal-industry Over the past few months, the legal industry has seen various conferences discussing innovation, disruption, and reinvention in the delivery of legal services. One of these events is the Forum on Legal Evolution, held this February in New York, at which Dennis was an attendee. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the Forum, some of the innovative ideas about technology presented at the conference, and what this and other future-looking projects might mean for lawyers and the practice of law. Talking Legal Evolution: Innovation's Pace in the Legal Industry Over the past few months, the legal industry has seen various conferences discussing innovation, disruption, and reinvention in the delivery of legal services. One of these events is the Forum on Legal Evolution, held this February in New York, at which Dennis was an attendee. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the Forum, some of the innovative ideas about technology presented at the conference, and what this and other future-looking projects might mean for lawyers and the practice of law. 35:38 none Legal Talk Network no The Ramifications of NSA Monitoring on Attorney-Client Privilege and the Bill of Rights Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:25:42 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/03/ramifications-nsa-monitoring-attorney-client-privilege-bill-rights Attorney-Client Privilege predates US history and is a fixture of Western Law. Pro advocates of its proliferation declare its necessity to a fair and adequate defense. According to many legal experts, NSA monitoring of privileged attorney-client communications stands in direct violation to the United States Bill of Rights and yet others disagree. In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams shed light on this issue with guests Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Dr. John Eastman of Chapman University Fowler School of Law. Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, constitutional law, federal practice, and civil rights. Erwin is a renowned author of seven books and nearly 200 articles in top law reviews. He has argued before the nation's highest courts and has been counsel to detainees in Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. He is also a regular commentator on legal issues before the national and local media. Dr. John Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service at Chapman University Fowler School of Law. He was the School's Dean from June 2007 to January 2010, when he stepped down to pursue a bid for California Attorney General. John is the Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, former law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, and has served as the Director of Congressional and Public Affairs at the United States Commission on Civil Rights during the Reagan administration. He is also a regular commentator on legal issues before the national and local media. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. The Ramifications of NSA Monitoring on Attorney-Client Privilege and the Bill of Rights Attorney-Client Privilege predates US history and is a fixture of Western Law. Pro advocates of its proliferation declare its necessity to a fair and adequate defense. According to many legal experts, NSA monitoring of privileged attorney-client communications stands in direct violation to the United States Bill of Rights and yet others disagree. In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams shed light on this issue with guests Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of the University of California, Irvine School of Law and Dr. John Eastman of Chapman University Fowler School of Law. Erwin Chemerinsky is the founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, constitutional law, federal practice, and civil rights. Erwin is a renowned author of seven books and nearly 200 articles in top law reviews. He has argued before the nation's highest courts and has been counsel to detainees in Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. He is also a regular commentator on legal issues before the national and local media. Dr. John Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service at Chapman University Fowler School of Law. He was the School's Dean from June 2007 to January 2010, when he stepped down to pursue a bid for California Attorney General. John is the Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, former law clerk for Justice Clarence Thomas, and has served as the Director of Congressional and Public Affairs at the United States Commission on Civil Rights during the Reagan administration. He is also a regular commentator on legal issues before the national and local media. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. 29:31 none Legal Talk Network no The Power of a Structured Settlement: A Personal Story Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:09:56 +0000 http://ringlerradio.com/podcasts/ringler-radio/2014/03/the-power-of-a-structured-settlement-a-personal-story/ Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early, talk with Congressman Jim Langevin, a Democrat, representing constituents from the 2nd District in Rhode Island since 2001. Congressman Langevin talks about his own personal experience with a structured settlement years ago that helped him and public policy for structured settlements today. Hear one of the best cases for the long-term security of a structured settlement instead of a lump sum settlement. The Power of a Structured Settlement: A Personal Story Today on Ringler Radio, host, Larry Cohen and his co-host, Jim Early, talk with Congressman Jim Langevin, a Democrat, representing constituents from the 2nd District in Rhode Island since 2001. Congressman Langevin talks about his own personal experience with a structured settlement years ago that helped him and public policy for structured settlements today. Hear one of the best cases for the long-term security of a structured settlement instead of a lump sum settlement. 25:25 none Legal Talk Network no Latest Trends in Document Review: Benchmarks, Metrics, and Drivers Fri, 07 Mar 2014 14:54:43 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/esi-report/2014/03/latest-trends-document-review-benchmarks-metrics-drivers With decreases in data production, increased front-end analytics, and greater emphasis on search terms, it appears that document review projects have been evolving over the past four years. Externally, public pressure to reduce costs and recent developments in law are driving smaller review teams to do more with less. On this episode of the ESI Report, host Michele Lange interviews ESI expert Eli Nelson to discuss the latest trends and predictions for the eDiscovery industry. Eli Nelson is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of McKenna, Long and Aldridge where he is responsible for developing and implementing firm-wide practice standards for electronic discovery and information governance. Eli counsels clients and attorneys on the efficient use of technology, data mining techniques, and project management practices for litigation and compliance issues. Latest Trends in Document Review: Benchmarks, Metrics, and Drivers With decreases in data production, increased front-end analytics, and greater emphasis on search terms, it appears that document review projects have been evolving over the past four years. Externally, public pressure to reduce costs and recent developments in law are driving smaller review teams to do more with less. On this episode of the ESI Report, host Michele Lange interviews ESI expert Eli Nelson to discuss the latest trends and predictions for the eDiscovery industry. Eli Nelson is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of McKenna, Long and Aldridge where he is responsible for developing and implementing firm-wide practice standards for electronic discovery and information governance. Eli counsels clients and attorneys on the efficient use of technology, data mining techniques, and project management practices for litigation and compliance issues. 19:30 none Legal Talk Network no The Limited License Legal Technician: Washington State’s Paralegal Law Practice Wed, 05 Mar 2014 19:46:40 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/paralegal-voice/2014/03/limited-license-legal-technician-washington-states-paralegal-law-practice-2 In reaction to rising legal costs and decreased access to legal services, Washington State has authorized paralegals to practice law on a limited basis through its new Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) program. Soon paralegals will be able to practice in specific areas of law. To learn more about this developing field, tune into this episode of the Paralegal Voice, where host Vicki Voisin interviews NALA President Ann Atkinson, ACP, as well as attorneys Steve Crossland and Thea Jennings of the Washington State Bar Association. Together, they review the licensing, permissible scope of practice, and continuing education requirements for these new LLLT Paralegals. Ann Atkinson is the current President of the National Association of Legal Assistants and Senior public finance paralegal at Kutak Rock, LLP. Ann has also served on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Paralegal Association and is a former adjunct professor for Metro Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a prominent author and presenter in matters paralegal. Steve Crossland has been a practicing attorney for nearly 40 years. He is the former President of the Washington State Bar Association and has been dealing with the unauthorized practice of law and access to justice for 21 years. He is also the recipient of WSBA's Award of Merit and the current Chair for the Limited License Legal Technician Board. Thea Jennings is the LLLT Program Lead and Staff Liaison to the LLLT Board at the WSBA. She began her career at the WSBA in 2008 as a paralegal in the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, the disciplinary body that prosecutes ethical violations by Washington attorneys. In 2006, she received her post-baccalaureate certificate in paralegal studies from the University of Washington, where she also received her undergraduate degree in English and French studies. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA and ServeNow. The Limited License Legal Technician: Washington State’s Paralegal Law Practice In reaction to rising legal costs and decreased access to legal services, Washington State has authorized paralegals to practice law on a limited basis through its new Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) program. Soon paralegals will be able to practice in specific areas of law. To learn more about this developing field, tune into this episode of the Paralegal Voice, where host Vicki Voisin interviews NALA President Ann Atkinson, ACP, as well as attorneys Steve Crossland and Thea Jennings of the Washington State Bar Association. Together, they review the licensing, permissible scope of practice, and continuing education requirements for these new LLLT Paralegals. Ann Atkinson is the current President of the National Association of Legal Assistants and Senior public finance paralegal at Kutak Rock, LLP. Ann has also served on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska Paralegal Association and is a former adjunct professor for Metro Community College in Omaha, Nebraska. She is a prominent author and presenter in matters paralegal. Steve Crossland has been a practicing attorney for nearly 40 years. He is the former President of the Washington State Bar Association and has been dealing with the unauthorized practice of law and access to justice for 21 years. He is also the recipient of WSBA's Award of Merit and the current Chair for the Limited License Legal Technician Board. Thea Jennings is the LLLT Program Lead and Staff Liaison to the LLLT Board at the WSBA. She began her career at the WSBA in 2008 as a paralegal in the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, the disciplinary body that prosecutes ethical violations by Washington attorneys. In 2006, she received her post-baccalaureate certificate in paralegal studies from the University of Washington, where she also received her undergraduate degree in English and French studies. Special thanks to our sponsors, NALA and ServeNow. 32:31 none Legal Talk Network no Medical Marijuana at Work: The Side Effects for Workers’ Compensation Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:47:56 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/workers-comp-matters/2014/02/medical-marijuana-work-side-effects-workers-compensation With recreational and medical use of marijuana now approved in some states, concerns of workplace use are being raised. The impacts of this trend range from employee right to treatment and increased employer liability to OSHA regulations and ADA holdings. On this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce discusses these issues along with medical studies, toxicology reports, and the intoxication defense with experts Jim Andrews and Albert Randall. Jim Andrews has served as an executive in the pharmacy industry for the past 30 years. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Services for Healthcare Solutions and a frequent presenter on industry topics. He is also a renowned writer and thought leader in pharmacy journals. Albert Randall is a principal at Franklin and Prokopik where his practice concentrates in employer defense for labor and employment, workers' compensation, tort liability, administrative and regulatory matters, and general civil litigation. He is also a member of the National Defense Lawyers Network and counsel to Maryland Motor Truck Association. Medical Marijuana at Work: The Side Effects for Workers’ Compensation With recreational and medical use of marijuana now approved in some states, concerns of workplace use are being raised. The impacts of this trend range from employee right to treatment and increased employer liability to OSHA regulations and ADA holdings. On this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce discusses these issues along with medical studies, toxicology reports, and the intoxication defense with experts Jim Andrews and Albert Randall. Jim Andrews has served as an executive in the pharmacy industry for the past 30 years. Currently, he is the Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Services for Healthcare Solutions and a frequent presenter on industry topics. He is also a renowned writer and thought leader in pharmacy journals. Albert Randall is a principal at Franklin and Prokopik where his practice concentrates in employer defense for labor and employment, workers' compensation, tort liability, administrative and regulatory matters, and general civil litigation. He is also a member of the National Defense Lawyers Network and counsel to Maryland Motor Truck Association. 20:46 none Legal Talk Network no The Benefits of Tech Automation: Why Attorneys Should Opt In Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:27:33 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/02/benefits-tech-automation-attorneys-opt On any given day, we do a large number of repetitive tasks on our computers, tablets and smartphones. We also type the same email messages over and over, insert the same language into legal documents and open the same web pages on a regular basis. By automating some of these repetitive actions, we can become more productive and obtain peace of mind. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss simple ways to benefit from automating repetitive actions, available tools to use, and how to get started in simplifying your life in small and helpful ways. The Benefits of Tech Automation: Why Attorneys Should Opt In On any given day, we do a large number of repetitive tasks on our computers, tablets and smartphones. We also type the same email messages over and over, insert the same language into legal documents and open the same web pages on a regular basis. By automating some of these repetitive actions, we can become more productive and obtain peace of mind. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss simple ways to benefit from automating repetitive actions, available tools to use, and how to get started in simplifying your life in small and helpful ways. 35:17 none Legal Talk Network no Marijuana, Federal Law, and the States: The Great Legal Divide Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:49:17 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/02/marijuana-federal-law-states-great-legal-divide Federal law bans marijuana nationwide and yet some states have decided to license its trade. So, where does this leave citizens, local government, and attorneys who work in the cannabis industry? On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Brian Vicente, Dan Riffle and Kathy Haddock to discuss the challenges and liabilities that persist in the void between federal and state drug laws. Brian Vicente is a Colorado criminal defense attorney and founding partner of Vicente Sederberg. He also serves as Executive Director for Sensible Colorado, chairs the Denver Mayor's Marijuana Policy Review Panel, and coordinates the Colorado Bar Association's Drug Policy Project. Dan Riffle is a former assistant prosecutor for Vinton County, Ohio who has turned lobbyist on Capitol Hill. He currently serves as the Director of Federal Policies for Marijuana Policy Project and has shepherded 2013 legislation through Illinois making it the second largest medical marijuana state. Kathy Haddock is the Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Boulder, Colorado. She is primarily responsible for advising finance, records, elections, airport, special districts, and special projects including medical and recreational marijuana. She has also been responsible for drafting the laws that license and govern medical marijuana businesses in Boulder, Colorado. Marijuana, Federal Law, and the States: The Great Legal Divide Federal law bans marijuana nationwide and yet some states have decided to license its trade. So, where does this leave citizens, local government, and attorneys who work in the cannabis industry? On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Brian Vicente, Dan Riffle and Kathy Haddock to discuss the challenges and liabilities that persist in the void between federal and state drug laws. Brian Vicente is a Colorado criminal defense attorney and founding partner of Vicente Sederberg. He also serves as Executive Director for Sensible Colorado, chairs the Denver Mayor's Marijuana Policy Review Panel, and coordinates the Colorado Bar Association's Drug Policy Project. Dan Riffle is a former assistant prosecutor for Vinton County, Ohio who has turned lobbyist on Capitol Hill. He currently serves as the Director of Federal Policies for Marijuana Policy Project and has shepherded 2013 legislation through Illinois making it the second largest medical marijuana state. Kathy Haddock is the Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Boulder, Colorado. She is primarily responsible for advising finance, records, elections, airport, special districts, and special projects including medical and recreational marijuana. She has also been responsible for drafting the laws that license and govern medical marijuana businesses in Boulder, Colorado. 29:59 none Legal Talk Network no The Kindergarten Version of Information Security for Lawyers Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:36:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-detectives/2014/02/kindergarten-version-information-security-lawyers From malware and hackers to BYOD and TYOD, the biggest threat to law firm data could be the attorneys themselves. On this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek interview data expert Ben M. Schorr and discover complex new threats to data security and the simplest solutions to reduce them. 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 is also 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 Microsoft OneNote in One Hour for Lawyers. He's been a Microsoft MVP for more than 15 years and involved with management and technology for more than 20 years. The Kindergarten Version of Information Security for Lawyers From malware and hackers to BYOD and TYOD, the biggest threat to law firm data could be the attorneys themselves. On this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek interview data expert Ben M. Schorr and discover complex new threats to data security and the simplest solutions to reduce them. 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 is also 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 Microsoft OneNote in One Hour for Lawyers. He's been a Microsoft MVP for more than 15 years and involved with management and technology for more than 20 years. 25:14 none Legal Talk Network no Trial Lawyers and Structured Settlements Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:00:00 +0000 http://ringlerradio.com/podcasts/ringler-radio/2014/02/trial-lawyers-and-structured-settlements/ There are many benefits of going with a structured settlement. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Carmella Limongelli join special guest, Attorney Jesse M. Suit III, a trial lawyer and supporter of structured settlements from Kalfus and Nachman, to talk about his experience with structures and the importance of taking care of the client post-settlement. Trial Lawyers and Structured Settlements There are many benefits of going with a structured settlement. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-host, Carmella Limongelli join special guest, Attorney Jesse M. Suit III, a trial lawyer and supporter of structured settlements from Kalfus and Nachman, to talk about his experience with structures and the importance of taking care of the client post-settlement. 27:49 none Legal Talk Network no Lawyer Scams and How to Avoid Them Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:39:09 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-edge/2014/02/lawyer-scams-avoid/ In this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway discuss check fraud with expert Dan Pinnington. Together, they reveal how lawyers are repeatedly falling into the trap of check fraudsters and what can be done to avoid it. Tune in for tips on how to spot a check fraudster in your practice or law firm. Pinnington is the Vice President of Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations at Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO). He is a prolific writer, speaker, and blogger on topics including practice management, risk management, and legal technology. He is also a contributor to AvoidAClaim.com which is blog by LAWPRO that, among many things, helps attorneys prevent malpractice claims. Lawyer Scams and How to Avoid Them In this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway discuss check fraud with expert Dan Pinnington. Together, they reveal how lawyers are repeatedly falling into the trap of check fraudsters and what can be done to avoid it. Tune in for tips on how to spot a check fraudster in your practice or law firm. Pinnington is the Vice President of Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations at Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO). He is a prolific writer, speaker, and blogger on topics including practice management, risk management, and legal technology. He is also a contributor to AvoidAClaim.com which is blog by LAWPRO that, among many things, helps attorneys prevent malpractice claims. 25:29 none Legal Talk Network no Evernote’s Power of Collaboration, Storage, and OCR for Attorneys Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:12:12 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/legal-toolkit/2014/02/evernotes-power-collaboration-storage-ocr-attorneys Many people know Evernote as Cloud based storage for documents, but some might be surprised that it can be used in collaborative environments as well. With its advanced search functions, storage options, share features, and OCR ability, Evernote is becoming a friend to law offices everywhere. On this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Heidi Alexander is joined by tech expert Katie Floyd. Together, they discuss how to maximize your legal practice using Evernote. Katie Floyd is a litigator and the co-creator and host of the Mac Power Users Podcast. She is a regular speaker at Macworld Expo and contributor for ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine. Katie also serves as the President of her local Macintosh Users Group and is a member of the Mac Roundtable Podcast. Evernote’s Power of Collaboration, Storage, and OCR for Attorneys Many people know Evernote as Cloud based storage for documents, but some might be surprised that it can be used in collaborative environments as well. With its advanced search functions, storage options, share features, and OCR ability, Evernote is becoming a friend to law offices everywhere. On this episode of Legal Toolkit, host Heidi Alexander is joined by tech expert Katie Floyd. Together, they discuss how to maximize your legal practice using Evernote. Katie Floyd is a litigator and the co-creator and host of the Mac Power Users Podcast. She is a regular speaker at Macworld Expo and contributor for ScreenCastsOnline Monthly Magazine. Katie also serves as the President of her local Macintosh Users Group and is a member of the Mac Roundtable Podcast. 35:22 none Legal Talk Network no Attorneys and Billing: The Art of Getting Paid Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:16:19 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/un-billable-hour/2014/02/attorneys-billing-art-getting-paid Nearly every firm has clients who are difficult to collect from. Most lawyers are not trained to deal with that. On this episode of the Un-Billable Hour, host Chris Anderson interviews experts Loretta Ruppert and Jeff Krause. Together, they explore ways to effectively track and manage client billing. Loretta Ruppert is the current Senior Director of Marketing for the SaaS Product Platform at LexisNexis. She is the subject matter expert for billing and accounting software solutions, including Time Matters, and has been involved in developing software products for law firms for nearly twelve years. She is a current member of the American Society of Women Accountants and the former Controller for the Bliss Riordan Law Offices. Jeff Krause is a Wisconsin attorney who founded Krause Practice Management, LLC and is a founding partner at Solfecta, LLC. He is a Certified Independent Consultant for software solution Time Matters and a frequent author and speaker on legal technology. Attorneys and Billing: The Art of Getting Paid Nearly every firm has clients who are difficult to collect from. Most lawyers are not trained to deal with that. On this episode of the Un-Billable Hour, host Chris Anderson interviews experts Loretta Ruppert and Jeff Krause. Together, they explore ways to effectively track and manage client billing. Loretta Ruppert is the current Senior Director of Marketing for the SaaS Product Platform at LexisNexis. She is the subject matter expert for billing and accounting software solutions, including Time Matters, and has been involved in developing software products for law firms for nearly twelve years. She is a current member of the American Society of Women Accountants and the former Controller for the Bliss Riordan Law Offices. Jeff Krause is a Wisconsin attorney who founded Krause Practice Management, LLC and is a founding partner at Solfecta, LLC. He is a Certified Independent Consultant for software solution Time Matters and a frequent author and speaker on legal technology. 25:48 none Legal Talk Network no Living in Multiple Tech Worlds: Windows, Mac, and Android Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:42:49 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/02/living-multiple-tech-worlds-windows-mac-android The rise of cloud computing has made it easier for lawyers to live in multiple tech worlds, whether it's Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android. This phenomenon is becoming a trend that affects many people and is changing how we think about, talk about, and use technology. On this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss living in multiple tech worlds simultaneously, how this changes our experience of technology, and practical ways to prepare and adjust to this growing trend. Living in Multiple Tech Worlds: Windows, Mac, and Android The rise of cloud computing has made it easier for lawyers to live in multiple tech worlds, whether it's Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android. This phenomenon is becoming a trend that affects many people and is changing how we think about, talk about, and use technology. On this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss living in multiple tech worlds simultaneously, how this changes our experience of technology, and practical ways to prepare and adjust to this growing trend. 36:00 none Legal Talk Network no Enhanced 911, The FCC, and a Grandfather’s Mandate for Direct Dial Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:03:49 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/02/enhanced-911-fcc-grandfathers-mandate-direct-dial In an emergency, seconds count. What if you couldn't call 911 because you couldn't reach an outside line? On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams interviews Henry "Hank" Hunt, the man petitioning for Kari's Law, and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. Together they discuss the importance of uniform dialing for 911. Henry Hunt's nine year old granddaughter, through no fault of her own, could not reach 911 to save her mother. Despite her multiple attempts, the calls would not connect because the hotel's phone system required dialing 9 to get an outside line. In the wake of these events, this Texas grandfather started the Kari's Law petition which calls for mandated direct-dial 911. Ajit Pai serves as FCC Commissioner focusing on regulatory environments where competition and innovation flourish. He is the former Associate General Counsel at Verizon. In addition, he has served as Senior Counsel with the Department of Justice and Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights. Enhanced 911, The FCC, and a Grandfather’s Mandate for Direct Dial In an emergency, seconds count. What if you couldn't call 911 because you couldn't reach an outside line? On this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host J. Craig Williams interviews Henry "Hank" Hunt, the man petitioning for Kari's Law, and FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai. Together they discuss the importance of uniform dialing for 911. Henry Hunt's nine year old granddaughter, through no fault of her own, could not reach 911 to save her mother. Despite her multiple attempts, the calls would not connect because the hotel's phone system required dialing 9 to get an outside line. In the wake of these events, this Texas grandfather started the Kari's Law petition which calls for mandated direct-dial 911. Ajit Pai serves as FCC Commissioner focusing on regulatory environments where competition and innovation flourish. He is the former Associate General Counsel at Verizon. In addition, he has served as Senior Counsel with the Department of Justice and Chief Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights. 27:29 none Legal Talk Network no How to Manage Your Paralegal Career in Today’s Economy Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:26:59 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/paralegal-voice/2014/02/manage-paralegal-career-todays-economy Today's economy can be challenging for paralegals. Make sure you're taking the right steps to advance your career. On this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Vicki Voisin interviews future President of NALS Karen McElroy. Together they discuss what you should be doing as a paralegal to get ahead and stay ahead in this job market. Karen McElroy will become the President of NALS at the end of February 2014. She has been working in law since 1981 in a multitude of capacities including legal secretary, legal assistant, and paralegal. Karen is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard. Special thanks to our sponsor, NALA. How to Manage Your Paralegal Career in Today’s Economy Today's economy can be challenging for paralegals. Make sure you're taking the right steps to advance your career. On this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Vicki Voisin interviews future President of NALS Karen McElroy. Together they discuss what you should be doing as a paralegal to get ahead and stay ahead in this job market. Karen McElroy will become the President of NALS at the end of February 2014. She has been working in law since 1981 in a multitude of capacities including legal secretary, legal assistant, and paralegal. Karen is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard. Special thanks to our sponsor, NALA. 27:46 none Legal Talk Network no eDiscovery and Globalization: What Attorneys Must Know about the Asian Market Place Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:22:01 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/esi-report/2014/02/ediscovery-and-globalization-what-attorneys-must-know-about-the-asian-market-place/ Are you engaged in eDiscovery in Asia? Do you think you have all your bases covered? You may want to think again. On this episode of the ESI Report, host Michele Lange interviews eDiscovery experts Jason Velasco and Kate Chan. Together, they delve into the intricacies of eDiscovery in the APAC region. Jason Velasco is Co-Founder and Consultant for eDJGroup. He has over fifteen years of experience in electronic discovery issues and forensic investigations. Jason has conducted more than 350 computer forensic examinations and 700 CLE courses related to eDiscovery. Kate Chan is a New York attorney who started practicing on Wall Street. She is a native of Hong Kong and is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese. She has eight years of experience in eDiscovery and is the current Regional Managing Director of Kroll Ontrack's Legal Technologies unit in Asia Pacific. eDiscovery and Globalization: What Attorneys Must Know about the Asian Market Place Are you engaged in eDiscovery in Asia? Do you think you have all your bases covered? You may want to think again. On this episode of the ESI Report, host Michele Lange interviews eDiscovery experts Jason Velasco and Kate Chan. Together, they delve into the intricacies of eDiscovery in the APAC region. Jason Velasco is Co-Founder and Consultant for eDJGroup. He has over fifteen years of experience in electronic discovery issues and forensic investigations. Jason has conducted more than 350 computer forensic examinations and 700 CLE courses related to eDiscovery. Kate Chan is a New York attorney who started practicing on Wall Street. She is a native of Hong Kong and is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese. She has eight years of experience in eDiscovery and is the current Regional Managing Director of Kroll Ontrack's Legal Technologies unit in Asia Pacific. 20:00 none Legal Talk Network no A Look Inside the Massachusetts Bar Association Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:30:00 +0000 http://ringlerradio.com/podcasts/ringler-radio/2014/02/a-look-inside-the-massachusetts-bar-association/ Many people don't know how advocacy plays an important part of any lawyer's job. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen talks with incoming President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Attorney Marsha Kazarosian, from Kazarosian Costello and O'Donnell LLP, to discuss the Massachusetts Bar Association's initiatives for 2014, some trends in the legal community and changing the sometimes not-so-good perception of lawyers one person at a time. A Look Inside the Massachusetts Bar Association Many people don't know how advocacy plays an important part of any lawyer's job. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen talks with incoming President of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Attorney Marsha Kazarosian, from Kazarosian Costello and O'Donnell LLP, to discuss the Massachusetts Bar Association's initiatives for 2014, some trends in the legal community and changing the sometimes not-so-good perception of lawyers one person at a time. 21:16 none Legal Talk Network no WILG, MBA, and Attorney Generals: Meet the Lawyers Keeping the Workplace Safe Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:27:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/workers-comp-matters/2014/02/wilg-mba-attorney-generals-meet-lawyers-keeping-workplace-safe/ Are you concerned about workplace safety? Learn how lawyers from the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Office of the Louisiana Attorney General can help. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce interviews Douglas Sheff, Chuck Davoli, and Will Green to reveal how attorneys are making a big impact in workplace safety. Douglas Sheff is the current President of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Senior Partner at Sheff Law. He has over 30 years experience in all aspects of personal injury law and is currently serving as the Chairman for both the Massachusetts Bar Association's Workplace Safety Task Force and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys' Federal Legislation Committee. Chuck Davoli is an attorney and sustaining board member for WILG and chairs its Workplace Safety and Occupational Disaster Committee. He is the Managing Partner for Davoli, Krumholt and Price and serves as a labor representative on the Louisiana Governor's Workers' Compensation Advisory Council. Will Green is currently an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Louisiana Workforce Commission Office of Workers' Compensation where he assists the Director of the Office of Workers' Compensation in developing and drafting legislation, rules, and policies for workers' compensation. In addition, he serves as general counsel to the Second Injury Board and is the former in-house counsel at Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation. WILG, MBA, and Attorney Generals: Meet the Lawyers Keeping the Workplace Safe Are you concerned about workplace safety? Learn how lawyers from the Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group, Massachusetts Bar Association, and Office of the Louisiana Attorney General can help. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce interviews Douglas Sheff, Chuck Davoli, and Will Green to reveal how attorneys are making a big impact in workplace safety. Douglas Sheff is the current President of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Senior Partner at Sheff Law. He has over 30 years experience in all aspects of personal injury law and is currently serving as the Chairman for both the Massachusetts Bar Association's Workplace Safety Task Force and the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys' Federal Legislation Committee. Chuck Davoli is an attorney and sustaining board member for WILG and chairs its Workplace Safety and Occupational Disaster Committee. He is the Managing Partner for Davoli, Krumholt and Price and serves as a labor representative on the Louisiana Governor's Workers' Compensation Advisory Council. Will Green is currently an Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Louisiana Workforce Commission Office of Workers' Compensation where he assists the Director of the Office of Workers' Compensation in developing and drafting legislation, rules, and policies for workers' compensation. In addition, he serves as general counsel to the Second Injury Board and is the former in-house counsel at Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation. 20:37 none Legal Talk Network no Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:08:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/01/automation-control-attorneys-must-choose/ In a world of automatic updates and remote storage, are attorneys still controlling their practices? Are we forgetting valuable information as our machines take over? In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the pros and cons of trading control for increased productivity. Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose In a world of automatic updates and remote storage, are attorneys still controlling their practices? Are we forgetting valuable information as our machines take over? In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the pros and cons of trading control for increased productivity. 31:44 none Legal Talk Network no Automated Document Generation: It’s Not Just for the Big Firms Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:31:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/legal-toolkit/2014/01/automated-document-generation-just-big-firms How much time does your law firm or practice spend producing documents? Automated Document Generation can dramatically reduce that time while improving work product quality. Large firms have been doing this for many years but did you know there is a solution for small and mid-size firms? In this edition of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia discusses the benefits of Automated Document Generation with Lowell Stewart of HotDocs. Stewart is the Chief Technology Officer for HotDocs and has been developing commercial software for 12 years. He has over 20 years of programming experience with a background in Computer Science. His specialty is designing consistent, intuitive, and usable systems based on end-user requirements. Automated Document Generation: It’s Not Just for the Big Firms How much time does your law firm or practice spend producing documents? Automated Document Generation can dramatically reduce that time while improving work product quality. Large firms have been doing this for many years but did you know there is a solution for small and mid-size firms? In this edition of Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia discusses the benefits of Automated Document Generation with Lowell Stewart of HotDocs. Stewart is the Chief Technology Officer for HotDocs and has been developing commercial software for 12 years. He has over 20 years of programming experience with a background in Computer Science. His specialty is designing consistent, intuitive, and usable systems based on end-user requirements. 22:15 none Legal Talk Network no Diploma Privilege: Why Some Believe Bar Exams Should be Eliminated Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:57:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/01/diploma-privilege-believe-bar-exams-eliminated/ Are Bar Exams really necessary? The Iowa State Bar Association isn't so sure. In this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Iowa State Bar Association President Guy Cook and Clinical Professor of Law John Whiston to learn why Iowa could soon offer Diploma Privilege for its law graduates. Cook is the current president of the Iowa State Bar Association. He is an Iowa native who has been practicing law for over 30 years. Guy is a board certified trial attorney, former federal prosecutor, and senior partner for Grefe and Sidney, P.L.C. where he practices exclusively in litigation. He also serves on the Board of Counselors of Drake University Law School. Whiston is a clinical professor of law at The University of Iowa College of Law. He teaches in the Clinical Legal Programs as well as courses in Evidence, Deposition Practice, Worker's Compensation, and Trial Advocacy. John is a former partner with Rossbach and Whiston, P.C. and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. Diploma Privilege: Why Some Believe Bar Exams Should be Eliminated Are Bar Exams really necessary? The Iowa State Bar Association isn't so sure. In this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams interview Iowa State Bar Association President Guy Cook and Clinical Professor of Law John Whiston to learn why Iowa could soon offer Diploma Privilege for its law graduates. Cook is the current president of the Iowa State Bar Association. He is an Iowa native who has been practicing law for over 30 years. Guy is a board certified trial attorney, former federal prosecutor, and senior partner for Grefe and Sidney, P.L.C. where he practices exclusively in litigation. He also serves on the Board of Counselors of Drake University Law School. Whiston is a clinical professor of law at The University of Iowa College of Law. He teaches in the Clinical Legal Programs as well as courses in Evidence, Deposition Practice, Worker's Compensation, and Trial Advocacy. John is a former partner with Rossbach and Whiston, P.C. and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. 27:47 none Legal Talk Network no Target Security Breach: Litigation and Impact Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 http://ringlerradio.com/podcasts/ringler-radio/2014/01/target-security-breach-litigation-and-impact/ We now know that 70 million shoppers were impacted by a major security breach involving Target during the height of the holiday shopping season. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague Heather Anderson and special guest Attorney Larry Golston, from the Beasley Allen Law Firm, as they discuss the current litigation following the security breach, the impact, and what lies ahead to protect their customers' private information. Target Security Breach: Litigation and Impact We now know that 70 million shoppers were impacted by a major security breach involving Target during the height of the holiday shopping season. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague Heather Anderson and special guest Attorney Larry Golston, from the Beasley Allen Law Firm, as they discuss the current litigation following the security breach, the impact, and what lies ahead to protect their customers' private information. 23:04 none Legal Talk Network no Acrobat Tips and Tricks for Lawyers Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:00:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-edge/2014/01/acrobat-tips-tricks-lawyers In this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway invite Ernie Svenson, commonly known as "Ernie the Attorney," to discuss his recently published ABA book Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers and unveil all the abilities, outside of just viewing, that PDFs offer. Topics include the benefits of the professional version versus the standard version, specific features for lawyers such as bookmarking, Bates stamping, redaction, quick tips, and more. Svenson started his career at mid-sized New Orleans law firm where he learned how to do more with less, and at less cost. This made an easy transition to a solo firm where he continued working on the same kinds of commercial litigation cases he handled at his former firm. He then started PaperlessChase.com to help share what he learned from using technology in his law practice. Acrobat Tips and Tricks for Lawyers In this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway invite Ernie Svenson, commonly known as "Ernie the Attorney," to discuss his recently published ABA book Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers and unveil all the abilities, outside of just viewing, that PDFs offer. Topics include the benefits of the professional version versus the standard version, specific features for lawyers such as bookmarking, Bates stamping, redaction, quick tips, and more. Svenson started his career at mid-sized New Orleans law firm where he learned how to do more with less, and at less cost. This made an easy transition to a solo firm where he continued working on the same kinds of commercial litigation cases he handled at his former firm. He then started PaperlessChase.com to help share what he learned from using technology in his law practice. 18:09 none Legal Talk Network no What Should Lawyers Know About Information Governance? Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:12:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-detectives/2014/01/lawyers-know-information-governance In this edition of Digital Detectives hosts Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek invite Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration to discuss Information Governance as it relates to e-discovery, privacy, record keeping and security. Baron connects the dots between all these areas and helps lawyers understand they need to know about information governance and the current trends he is see in this area. Baron serves as counsel to the Information Governance and E-Discovery Practice Group at the law firm of Drinker Biddle and Reath, in Washington, DC. His prior career in the federal service included acting as trial lawyer and senior counsel at the Department of Justice, and for the past 13 years as director of litigation at the US National Archives and Records Administration. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the subject of electronic records. What Should Lawyers Know About Information Governance? In this edition of Digital Detectives hosts Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek invite Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration to discuss Information Governance as it relates to e-discovery, privacy, record keeping and security. Baron connects the dots between all these areas and helps lawyers understand they need to know about information governance and the current trends he is see in this area. Baron serves as counsel to the Information Governance and E-Discovery Practice Group at the law firm of Drinker Biddle and Reath, in Washington, DC. His prior career in the federal service included acting as trial lawyer and senior counsel at the Department of Justice, and for the past 13 years as director of litigation at the US National Archives and Records Administration. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the subject of electronic records. 23:56 none Legal Talk Network no New Year’s Tech Resolutions for Practicing Attorneys Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:28:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/01/new-years-tech-resolutions-practicing-attorneys Is your legal practice less efficient because of out-of-date technology? In today's world of accelerating change, it can be difficult to keep up with client expectations. In this edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, legal technology experts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss New Year's tech resolutions. The topics include using instant messaging, implementing social media, updating operating systems, and much more. Tune in to find new ways to future-proof your practice or firm. New Year’s Tech Resolutions for Practicing Attorneys Is your legal practice less efficient because of out-of-date technology? In today's world of accelerating change, it can be difficult to keep up with client expectations. In this edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, legal technology experts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss New Year's tech resolutions. The topics include using instant messaging, implementing social media, updating operating systems, and much more. Tune in to find new ways to future-proof your practice or firm. 34:04 none Legal Talk Network no Leading-Edge Litigation Management Decision Support Technologies for Claims Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:39:36 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/?p=14917 This podcast looks at decision support technologies that can help claims organizations more effectively manage their litigation, specifically focusing on predictive modeling and decision tree analysis templates. Learn what the "critical 20%" is and how technology can help identify these claims. Find out how to get key insights into ongoing litigation strategy to get the most accurate assessment of fair settlement value. Hear how claims organizations can better assess which are the "right claims to settle, at the right time." Leading-Edge Litigation Management Decision Support Technologies for Claims This podcast looks at decision support technologies that can help claims organizations more effectively manage their litigation, specifically focusing on predictive modeling and decision tree analysis templates. Learn what the "critical 20%" is and how technology can help identify these claims. Find out how to get key insights into ongoing litigation strategy to get the most accurate assessment of fair settlement value. Hear how claims organizations can better assess which are the "right claims to settle, at the right time." 20:37 none Legal Talk Network no Workers’ Compensation Top Legal Trends Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:27:00 +0000 http://ringlerradio.com/podcasts/ringler-radio/2014/01/workers-compensation-top-legal-trends/ Get educated and up-to date when it comes to workers' compensation issues and trends. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague, Peter Early and special guest, Rebecca Shafer, President of Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. talk about reducing workers' compensation costs, current trends and how the use of structured settlements is consistently growing for workers' compensation cases. Workers’ Compensation Top Legal Trends Get educated and up-to date when it comes to workers' compensation issues and trends. Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen joins colleague, Peter Early and special guest, Rebecca Shafer, President of Amaxx Risk Solutions, Inc. talk about reducing workers' compensation costs, current trends and how the use of structured settlements is consistently growing for workers' compensation cases. 27:18 none Legal Talk Network no The Legal Issues Behind Bitcoin's Rise in Value and Popularity Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:16:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2014/01/legal-issues-behind-bitcoins-rise-value-popularity/ If you had bought $1,000 worth of Bitcoins in 2010, you would have $2.4 million dollars today. The anonymous, Internet-based currency has seen an exponential rise in value and popularity since its inception in 2009. This raises legal questions regarding the legitimacy, the legalities, and what lawyers need to know about this new currency. In this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams invite Bitcoin experts, attorney Lowell D. Ness and journalist Kashmir Hill, to provide some answers and a foretelling of the e-currency's future. Ness is a partner of the nationwide law firm Perkins Coie which has extensive experience in virtual currency. The firm's Virtual Currency Report Blog, which Lowell regularly contributes to, provides a legal outlook on the state of bitcoin and the market. Lowell's practice focuses on high-growth emerging companies and involves venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and private placements. Senior Online Editor of Forbes, Hill is a privacy pragmatist with an interest in the intersection of law, technology, social media, and personal information. Former editor of Above the Law, she has been following the Bitcoin story from the start, and will be releasing an e-book documenting Bitcoin's rise later this year. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. The Legal Issues Behind Bitcoin's Rise in Value and Popularity If you had bought $1,000 worth of Bitcoins in 2010, you would have $2.4 million dollars today. The anonymous, Internet-based currency has seen an exponential rise in value and popularity since its inception in 2009. This raises legal questions regarding the legitimacy, the legalities, and what lawyers need to know about this new currency. In this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams invite Bitcoin experts, attorney Lowell D. Ness and journalist Kashmir Hill, to provide some answers and a foretelling of the e-currency's future. Ness is a partner of the nationwide law firm Perkins Coie which has extensive experience in virtual currency. The firm's Virtual Currency Report Blog, which Lowell regularly contributes to, provides a legal outlook on the state of bitcoin and the market. Lowell's practice focuses on high-growth emerging companies and involves venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, and private placements. Senior Online Editor of Forbes, Hill is a privacy pragmatist with an interest in the intersection of law, technology, social media, and personal information. Former editor of Above the Law, she has been following the Bitcoin story from the start, and will be releasing an e-book documenting Bitcoin's rise later this year. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. 27:25 none Legal Talk Network no Listeners' Legal Tech Questions Answered Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:43:00 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2014/01/listeners-legal-tech-questions-answered The annual Q and A episode has arrived. In this edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell will answer the technology questions that listeners have sent in throughout the year. Topics include the addition of technological competence to the ethical rules, the death of certain social media platforms, tech trends for 2014, and Dennis and Tom spring some surprise questions on each other. Listeners' Legal Tech Questions Answered The annual Q and A episode has arrived. In this edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell will answer the technology questions that listeners have sent in throughout the year. Topics include the addition of technological competence to the ethical rules, the death of certain social media platforms, tech trends for 2014, and Dennis and Tom spring some surprise questions on each other. 34:18 none Legal Talk Network no Top Legal Stories of 2013 Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:40:05 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/2013/12/top-legal-stories-of-2013 In this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams invite Allen Pusey and Molly McDonough of the ABA Journal to recap the past year’s legal news. Consider this a crash course on news stories such as Edward Snowden, gun control, and Obamacare. The discussion will not only cover the top stories of the year but also find the common themes in this year’s news and foretell what to keep an eye on in 2014. Pusey has been with the ABA Journal since 2007 and was named editor and publisher in 2011. Prior to the ABA Journal, he worked for 26 years at the Dallas Morning News as an investigative reporter, feature writer, special projects editor, and U.S. Supreme Court correspondent. McDonough is the deputy managing editor of the ABA Journal. She currently oversees online operations and special projects, including the Legal Rebels series and the annual Blawg 100. Molly has covered the courts and the legal profession for more than 20 years. She has been a reporter and editor for the National Law Journal, as well as a reporter for many other news sources. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. Top Legal Stories of 2013 In this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams invite Allen Pusey and Molly McDonough of the ABA Journal to recap the past year’s legal news. Consider this a crash course on news stories such as Edward Snowden, gun control, and Obamacare. The discussion will not only cover the top stories of the year but also find the common themes in this year’s news and foretell what to keep an eye on in 2014. Pusey has been with the ABA Journal since 2007 and was named editor and publisher in 2011. Prior to the ABA Journal, he worked for 26 years at the Dallas Morning News as an investigative reporter, feature writer, special projects editor, and U.S. Supreme Court correspondent. McDonough is the deputy managing editor of the ABA Journal. She currently oversees online operations and special projects, including the Legal Rebels series and the annual Blawg 100. Molly has covered the courts and the legal profession for more than 20 years. She has been a reporter and editor for the National Law Journal, as well as a reporter for many other news sources. Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio. 28:52 none Legal Talk Network no Public Speaking: Conquer Your Fears, Deliver Your Message, and Change Lives Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:34:40 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/paralegal-voice/2013/12/public-speaking-conquer-your-fears-deliver-your-message-and-change-lives “Say something to make them put down their salad fork,” public speaking coach Deb Sofield said. The window of opportunity to engage an audience is small, and your introduction is a key factor in success. In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Paralegal Mentor Vicki Voisin hosts a lively discussion with Sofield covering public speaking basics, how to conquer fears of public speaking, and general standards to advance your career and daily life. Sofield is a public speaker, author, and coach. Her goal is help her clients find their voice and deliver their message so that is is impactful and it is heard. She frequently presents on the basics of how to succeed in public speaking worldwide. Special thanks to our sponsor, NALA. Public Speaking: Conquer Your Fears, Deliver Your Message, and Change Lives “Say something to make them put down their salad fork,” public speaking coach Deb Sofield said. The window of opportunity to engage an audience is small, and your introduction is a key factor in success. In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Paralegal Mentor Vicki Voisin hosts a lively discussion with Sofield covering public speaking basics, how to conquer fears of public speaking, and general standards to advance your career and daily life. Sofield is a public speaker, author, and coach. Her goal is help her clients find their voice and deliver their message so that is is impactful and it is heard. She frequently presents on the basics of how to succeed in public speaking worldwide. Special thanks to our sponsor, NALA. 30:46 none Legal Talk Network no Patient Safety Priority in Hospital Environments Sun, 29 Dec 2013 21:58:16 +0000 http://ringlerradio.com/podcasts/ringler-radio/2013/12/patient-safety-priority-in-hospital-environments/ Patient safety is essential when it comes to a hospital environment and there has been great progress with methods to increase safety and reduce risk. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen along with colleague, John Machir and guest, Mary Anne Hilliard, Esq., Chief Risk Counsel and Vice President of Safety and Patient Experience at Children's National Medical Center, talk about the next big frontier in patient safety and the overall impact on patients. Patient Safety Priority in Hospital Environments Patient safety is essential when it comes to a hospital environment and there has been great progress with methods to increase safety and reduce risk. On this Ringler Radio podcast, host Larry Cohen along with colleague, John Machir and guest, Mary Anne Hilliard, Esq., Chief Risk Counsel and Vice President of Safety and Patient Experience at Children's National Medical Center, talk about the next big frontier in patient safety and the overall impact on patients. 33:32 none Legal Talk Network no Rising Up: How “Large Enough” Law Firms are Winning the Market Share Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:37:40 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/legal-toolkit/2013/12/rising-up-how-large-enough-law-firms-are-winning-the-market-share In this edition of Legal Toolkit, co-hosts Jared Correia and Heidi Alexander invite members of the LexisNexis team to discuss their latest report, Enterprise Legal Management Trend Reports, 2013 Mid-Year Edition: The Rise of “Large-Enough” Law Firms. The report concluded that the nation’s largest law firms are losing the market share to smaller rivals, referred to as the “large-enough” law firms. Correia and Alexander speak to Kris Satkunas and Mike Haysley of LexisNexis CounselLink to further define the results regarding law-firm size, economic breakdown, and how all law firms can use this information to their advantage. Director of Strategic Consulting Satkunas leads the CounselLink team in advising corporate legal department managers on improving operations with data-driven decisions. She is an expert in managing the business of law and in data mining, with specific expertise in matter pricing and staffing, practice area metrics and scorecards. Director of Strategic Services Haysley helps corporate legal departments manage the business of law. With more than 15 years of experience working with large legal organizations, Haysley works with an expert team at LexisNexis to advise legal departments on improving operations and results. Rising Up: How “Large Enough” Law Firms are Winning the Market Share In this edition of Legal Toolkit, co-hosts Jared Correia and Heidi Alexander invite members of the LexisNexis team to discuss their latest report, Enterprise Legal Management Trend Reports, 2013 Mid-Year Edition: The Rise of “Large-Enough” Law Firms. The report concluded that the nation’s largest law firms are losing the market share to smaller rivals, referred to as the “large-enough” law firms. Correia and Alexander speak to Kris Satkunas and Mike Haysley of LexisNexis CounselLink to further define the results regarding law-firm size, economic breakdown, and how all law firms can use this information to their advantage. Director of Strategic Consulting Satkunas leads the CounselLink team in advising corporate legal department managers on improving operations with data-driven decisions. She is an expert in managing the business of law and in data mining, with specific expertise in matter pricing and staffing, practice area metrics and scorecards. Director of Strategic Services Haysley helps corporate legal departments manage the business of law. With more than 15 years of experience working with large legal organizations, Haysley works with an expert team at LexisNexis to advise legal departments on improving operations and results. 25:23 none Legal Talk Network no Time Management for Lawyers Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:39:02 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/digital-edge/2013/12/time-management-for-lawyers Meg Spencer Dixon pulled three consecutive all-nighters before she began pursuing time management as a career. Now, she is a consultant in task management for legal professionals. In this edition of The Digital Edge hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway invite Dixon to discuss her top tips for legal professionals looking to master project management, how to stop procrastinating, and more. Founder of Spencer Consulting, Dixon has been working as a time-management consultant for more than a decade. Her company focuses on providing seminars on time management, project management, stress management, and how to run effective meetings for law firms, CLE providers, government agencies, and corporate law departments. Time Management for Lawyers Meg Spencer Dixon pulled three consecutive all-nighters before she began pursuing time management as a career. Now, she is a consultant in task management for legal professionals. In this edition of The Digital Edge hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway invite Dixon to discuss her top tips for legal professionals looking to master project management, how to stop procrastinating, and more. Founder of Spencer Consulting, Dixon has been working as a time-management consultant for more than a decade. Her company focuses on providing seminars on time management, project management, stress management, and how to run effective meetings for law firms, CLE providers, government agencies, and corporate law departments. 34:32 none Legal Talk Network no 2013 Technology Conundrums Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:14:19 +0000 http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/kennedy-mighell-report/2013/12/2013-technology-conundrums Technology can be baffling. Some of legal tech’s toughest questions have been around for 20 or 30 years with no simple answer – but that doesn’t mean we stop trying to solve them. In this edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell will discuss legal-tech conundrums, how to answer them, and how far legal technology has really come. 2013 Technology Conundrums Technology can be baffling. Some of legal tech’s toughest questions have been around for 20 or 30 years with no simple answer – but that doesn’t mean we stop trying to solve them. In this edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell will discuss legal-tech conundrums, how to answer them, and how far legal technology has really come. 31:55 none Legal Talk Network no