Podcast category: Best Legal Practices

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Clio Cloud Conference: Law Firm Ownership Deregulation with George Beaton

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews consultant George Beaton about how client buying behavior was affected by the deregulation of ownership of law firms in Australia. Beaton discusses conflicts of interest, access to justice, client satisfaction, and the range of services under an outside ownership model for a law firm. Additionally, he talks about professionalism in the legal field and the role of an oversight model such as a Bar Association. Dr. George Beaton is a partner in Beaton Capital, an associate professor at the University of Melbourne, and authored NewLaw New Rules, a ground-breaking narrative on the changes sweeping the legal services industry.

 

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Clio Cloud Conference: Jabez LeBret on Digital Marketing for Law Firms

Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Jabez LeBret, one of the speakers at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. LeBret gives insights into what lawyers need for an online presence without crossing ethical boundaries, how much time a small firm should invest in marketing, and being a thought leader within your product and field. It is important to have a good website and write information for clients, not other lawyers. Jabez LeBret is a business writer for Forbes, an international technology expert, co-author of the best-selling legal professional book Online Law Practice Strategies, and founder of the agency GNGF.

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Clio Cloud Conference: Ernest Svenson (Ernie the Attorney) on Going Paperless

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Ernest Svenson about his speech and his experience at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Svenson explains how lawyers become more efficient when they go paperless and ways to start managing digital files without needing a consultant. Ernest Svenson founded PaperlessChase.com to help lawyers with practice management and runs his own paperless solo practice.

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Clio Cloud Conference: David Lat Discusses Lawyers and Social Media

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews David Lat, founder and editing manager of Above the Law, at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Lat talks about different social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube), how lawyers can use each to enhance their practice, and ways social media is being misused by lawyers. He also discusses creating a successful blog by finding a niche and building awareness. A previous federal prosecutor, David Lat founded Above the Law and his writing has appeared in additional high profile publications such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and others.

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Clio Cloud Conference: Cindy Cohn on the NSA and Data Collection

awyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Cindy Cohn about her keynote address speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Cohn discusses how government data collection is all encompassing, why it goes against the First and Fourth Amendments, and security implications for lawyers using cloud computing and communicating with their clients. In order to combat the NSA, Cohn explains, we need to build a movement of corporations and individuals fighting for a world in which we can have a private conversation. Cindy Cohn is the Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit working across the board to bring American’s constitutional and legal rights into the digital age.

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Clio Cloud Conference: Chelsey Lambert on Law Firm Culture and Technology

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Chelsey Lambert about culture in the law firm workplace and small firm technology. Lambert discusses translating tech company cultures like those of Google or Zappos into a legal workplace and the emotional buy in of adopting new technologies. Chelsey Lambert is a member of the ABA, serves on their GP Solo Publications Board, and is the VP of Clients and Communication at Smokeball Pty, Ptd.

 

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Clio Cloud Conference: Carolyn Elefant on a Sustainable Practice for Solo Lawyers

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Carolyn Elefant about her keynote speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Elefant explains how solo lawyers can make their practice sustainable, carve out a nice practice, and the limited license legal technician program. She gives some immediate steps for solos including accepting credit cards, signing clients up online, and digitizing files. Carolyn Elefant practices law in Washington D.C. and is the founder of MyShingle.com, a blog and resource for solo lawyers since 2002.

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Clio Cloud Conference: Carla Caldwell on Training for Technology

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Carla Caldwell about her speech and experience at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Caldwell discusses her position as the director of education at Xero, a company that makes online accounting software that integrates with Clio, and how important training is for legal technology. Her speeches at the conference discussed law practice finances and making management reports work for your practice.

 

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Clio Cloud Conference: Bob Ambrogi Interviews Mark Britton About Lawyers and Customer Service

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Mark Britton about customer service and a law firm at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Although lawyers are best at being legal technicians, Britton explains, they need to listen to their clients, ask for feedback, and create fantastic interactions. Providing a great experience builds client confidence and feeds word of mouth marketing. Mark Britton is the founder and CEO of Avvo, a member of the board for Orbitz Worldwide, and a member of the board of regents for Gonzaga University.

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Clio Cloud Conference: Blogging and Social Media with Kevin O’Keefe

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Kevin O’Keefe about his speech at the Clio Cloud Conference. O’Keefe discusses lawyers connecting with real people through blogging or social media in order to find their preferred clients and cases. He also explains how Clio can be very successful as a platform that connects with other applications and services. After practicing law for 17 years, Kevin O’Keefe started Lexblog, a pioneer and leader in helping lawyers network online through blogs and marketing.

 

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