Nothing encourages the jump into starting a solo practice than the advice of those who have already done it. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve, Tony Chiosso, and Albert Thuesen at the Bar Association of San Francisco’s first annual Solo and Small Firm Conference. Together they discuss their own solo experiences, focusing on how they started and what it took to grow as a firm. They also talk about the tech they use, like Google Voice, GoDaddy, and Ruby Receptionists, and the importance of researching these products that could save you time and money.
Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve has been a practicing attorney in the public and private sector for nearly 20 years. She has owned Fairgrieve Law since 2013.
Albert Thuesen is the principal of Coit Law Group (CLG), founded in 2014 in San Francisco. CLG is a full service civil practice, focusing on handling litigation claims on behalf of individuals, families, and local business clientele.
Tony Chiosso recently started his own firm, Chiosso Law. He has represented clients in a variety of transactional, consulting and litigation matters throughout his career.
Christmas brought digital assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home, into homes everywhere. Maybe it’s only a matter of time before they show up in law firms too. In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Louise Kennedy and Mitch Jackson about the role of digital assistants in the practice of law. While there are definite advantages, like easy communication and access, there are also complicated security issues that will only be resolved as the technology matures. The episode concludes with what is likely the most important question: will lawyers eventually have robots to help them out in court?
Louise Leduc Kennedy is the founding attorney of West Hill Technology Counsel. She has extensive experience advising technology companies on intellectual property and strategic matters.
Mitch Jackson was admitted to the California Bar in 1986. He is a founding Partner and Senior Litigation Partner in the nationally recognized law firm of Jackson & Wilson, Inc.
Just because phishing is gradually becoming less of a threat does not mean you are safe from cyber criminals. Smishing is the use of cell phone texting software to lure victims into downloading malware or handing over personal information. In this episode, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Joe Hamblin, director of IT operations for Sprint, about what smishing is, why it’s growing, and how it could affect your legal business. They also discuss simple ways to identify and combat smishing both in your personal and professional life.
Joe Hamblin, director of IT operations for Sprint’s emerging platforms, has more than 25 years of IT experience. In his current position he is responsible for end-user platform engineering including collaboration, Identity Access Management (IAM) and device engineering/management.
Sometimes, technology just doesn’t work. Whether it’s files not downloading correctly or the internet crashing, technology issues can interrupt the flow of your law firm or business. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss troubleshooting, including their own four step approach to fixing technology problems. They also talk about the importance of backing up your files and what to do when absolutely nothing else works. In their second segment, they answer an audience question about artificial intelligence and its potential in the professional world. This episode’s parting shots include the call to listen to the Note to Self podcast, specifically their privacy initiative entitled the Privacy Paradox, and a list of the top ten ways to extend your laptop’s battery life.
In this episode, Sam starts some friendly arguments with Jonathan Tobin. They revisit the question whether lawyers should learn to develop their own software, try to agree on whether the legal industry is really capable of meaningful disruption, wonder whether lawyers can really innovate, and forecast the future of law practice.
Jonathan Tobin provides legal advice to creative businesses and professionals using a subscription-based payment plan that has been popular with his clients, as well as through a traditional fee model. He started his firm, Counsel for Creators, in Los Angeles shortly after graduating from UCLA law school. Before he became a lawyer, Jon spent years as a software developer and designer.
Imagine cars that can drive themselves. According to this report from On The Road, this might be a possibility in the near future. Host Laurence Colletti talks to Brian Willis, Andrew Korge, and Councilman Mike Suarez about road rage and the technological solutions that the future might bring. Their discussion ranges from why we get so frustrated while behind the wheel to the advantages and disadvantages of driverless vehicles.
Brian Willis is a real estate and business attorney with a focus on litigation. He has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Florida Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Trend magazine, Creative Loafing, and the Tampa Bay Times.
Andrew M. Korge is currently the vice president of Strategic Development at Lynx Companies. A 3rd generation Miamian, Andrew is a businessman and entrepreneur who works in real estate, is a fundraiser, and has built several organizations that engage the next generation of leaders in civics, politics, and policy.
Mike Suarez is the president of Suarez Insurance and a Councilman of the City of Tampa. Prior to his current employment, he worked as a Commercial Risk Management Consultant at Insurance Office of America and the Vice President of Wells Fargo Insurance Services.
In 2007 there was no web-based software for law firms. This drove Larry Port to create Rocket Matter, the first cloud-based legal practice management software company. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Larry about Rocket Matter, its competition, and its investors (or lack thereof). In their discussion, they cover Rocket Matter’s competition with Clio, third party integration, and having a market-driven approach to product development. Larry closes out the episode with advice for those starting their own legal technology company.
Larry Port has worked with thousands of law firms worldwide since 2008 when he started Rocket Matter. Rocket Matter has since remained a leader in the industry, boosting law firms’ revenues by more than 20%.
If you want a consultation with attorney Andrew LeGrand, you can set up a date, time, and cover the cost without ever talking to him. Andrew, founder of Spera Law Group, is a master at technology shortcuts and, in this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, he shares with hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel the apps he uses to save him time. From phone answering services to shareable calendars, law professionals can use these sources to save them time and money.
Andrew Legrand is the founder of Spera Law Group, LLC, a cloud and paperless law firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. He helps small business owners create and protect successful companies.
Whether it’s playing music, reading legal articles, or answering your question about how much sugar to put in a batch of snickerdoodles, voice-enabled technology is quickly growing in capability and popularity. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss voice-enabled technology like Amazon Echo and Google Home and the potential uses this technology has for legal professionals. They also talk about the Legal Hackers movement which is bringing together legal and tech professionals in order to create legal technology innovations. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots in which Tom describes his experience with bluetooth headphones and Dennis suggests taking a scenic train ride.
Every industry needs a week dedicated to them. Fashion has Fashion Week, technology is celebrated at Tech Week, and there’s even a Social Media Week. For legal professionals, Legalweek is an opportunity to learn new skills, stay updated on the latest trends, and meet other legal professionals. In this episode of Law Technology Now, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Monica Bay chat with John Stuttard, Senior VP of Global Events at ALM Media, and Nick Bruch, Senior Analyst at ALM Legal Intelligence, about about Legalweek 2017 and their roles in putting the conference together. Originally, Legalweek was focused on technology but has since broadened its scope to include the whole legal industry. Guests John and Nick discuss this transition as well as other changes taking place at the conference, including the introduction of a fee for the expo hall. They conclude with the sentiment that, while there is a lot to be said about legal technology on its own, the new mission of the conference is to bring together all aspects of law.
John Stuttard has been Senior Vice President of Global Events at ALM Media Properties, LLC since April 2016. Mr. Stuttard joined ALM from Seven Point Equity Partners, where he served as an Operating Partner focused on investments in companies in the trade show industry.
Nicholas Bruch is a Senior Analyst at ALM Legal Intelligence. His experience includes advising law firms and law departments in developing and developed markets on issues related to strategy, business development, and market intelligence.