Podcast category: Legal Technology

Kennedy-Mighell Report

A Time to Learn: 2017 Goals and Tech Resolutions

Resolutions can either herald a new, better you or remind you about all the goals you forgot you had last year. Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell address their 2016 and 2017 resolutions in this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report. Along with advice to lawyers and legal professionals about keeping their professional resolutions, Dennis and Tom share their approach to making and keeping attainable goals. As usual, they revolve their goals, both tech-related and personal, around three key words; Tom’s words are experiment, master, and learn and Dennis’ are prune, master, and learn. While expanding on what these words mean to them, they also share advice on making and keeping your own resolutions for 2017. However, the new year isn’t just about the future, it’s about looking back. From Sunrise, Meerkat, and the New York Times Now app, Dennis and Tom look back at the technology trends that breathed their last in 2016.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

 

The Digital Edge

Will Alternative Business Structures in U.K. Law Firms Cross the Pond?

While 600 alternative business structure (ABS) licenses have been granted in the U.K., American law firms hesitate to pick up the strategy. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to David Beech, CEO of Knights, a professional services firm with a successful ABS. In his discussion he expands on common fears associated with ABS, how community makes ABS thrive, and why ignoring ABS is a mistake. He finishes the interview by touching on his own business, which started out as a law firm, and what makes it a successful ABS.

David Beech is the CEO of the professional services firm Knights in the U.K. David has led the business, originally a law firm, since 2011. His vision for Knights is to become the leading regional professional services business in the U.K.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpion, and Answer1.

ABA Journal: Legal Rebels

Judge Dixon stays on to keep bringing tech to courts

At 69, Judge Herbert Dixon doesn’t fit that epigram about old dogs and new tricks. He’s still proselytizing about high tech in courthouses and courtrooms, and he predicts its future. He’s still trying some cases as a senior judge, is a member of the ABA Board of Governors and now a Legal Rebels Trailblazer, and he’s engaged in so many other endeavors that he never seems to be (under immutable laws of motion) a body at rest.

Lawyerist Podcast

#102: An Innovative Law Firm with Work-Life Balance, with Betsy Stotler & Kelly Hayes

 

Betsy Stotler and Kelly Hayes Burgeon Legal because they were two lawyer-moms who didn’t like the way their firm jobs took up so much of their time. In this episode, they explain how that led them to found an innovative, distributed law firm that balances work, life, and clients.

Betsy and Kelly represent health care facilities in collection and Medicaid eligibility matters, including assisting clients to avoid future problems.

Legal Toolkit

The ABA’s Newest Project: Blueprint

Many lawyers around the country rely on the resources, support, and networking opportunities that the American Bar Association provides to their members. In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks with American Bar Association President Linda Klein about law practice management needs that solo and small firm attorneys struggle with and the new Blueprint initiative that the ABA is rolling out to help meet those needs.

In addition to being president of the ABA, she is managing partner for the Georgia offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, LLP, where she practices in business dispute resolution including contract law, employment law, and professional liability.

Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus AttorneyScorpion, and Answer1.

Kennedy-Mighell Report

Annual Recap 2016

Inspired by accusations of over-agreement, Dennis and Tom decide to shake things up with this annual recap of 2016. In true “Pardon the Interruption” style, this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report queues up three segments designed to put hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell at odds with each other. Listeners are in for a real treat as Tom declares a winner for each stage… but is he right? Was there actual “smack talk” during the episode? Will Dennis and Tom ever agree again? You decide!

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

The Florida Bar Podcast

Why Efficient Lawyers Use Artificial Intelligence

Noory Bechor was doing business law for a big law firm in Israel when he came to the realization that lawyers’ process is far too inefficient. So he came up with LawGeex, a cloud-based artificial intelligence program that uses machine learning to help revolutionize the legal world. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Noory joins hosts Christine Bilbrey and Jonathon Israel to discuss how LawGeex works and how this and other artificial intelligence will continue to make lawyers more efficient, without replacing their jobs. Tune in for a clear explanation of the way machine learning works and how it replaces simple, repetitious tasks like drafting contracts.

Noory Bechor is the CEO and founder of LawGeeks. As a former commercial lawyer, he combines his years of experience with his entrepreneurial spirit to help other lawyers #lovelegalagain, making their work easy, efficient, and even more impactful.

Digital Detectives

Obama vs. Trump on Cyber Security

With the rise of legal technology came a heightened awareness amongst lawyers and law firms of the importance of cyber security to ensure that one’s own, and the clients’, assets are protected. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek sit down with former law enforcement officer and High-Technology Crime Unit detective Keith Lowry to discuss governmental cyber security policy under President Obama and how those policies might change during the administration of President-elect Trump.

Keith Lowry has more than 25 years of experience implementing, managing, and directing insider threat, counterintelligence, and intelligence collection programs.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

Un-Billable Hour

Marketing Game Plan for 2017

It can be difficult to set your course in marketing when you don’t know where your firm has been. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks with Marketing Vice President Chelsey Lambert from How To Manage a Small Law Firm about building successful marketing campaigns. Together, they discuss the money-saving attributes of planning in advance and the components needed to drive business to your firm including key performance indicators, ideal times to attract clients, and much more. Tune in to hear about a blueprint that you can implement into your very own marketing plan.

Chelsey Lambert is the marketing vice president for How To Manage a Small Law Firm. Her mission is to help attorneys and legal professionals understand the technology that is available to them, how to use it, and the positive impacts it can have on their business, client relationships, and bottom line.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Answer1.

ABA Law Student Podcast

The Importance of Legal Tech and Continued Education

Law school provides many young attorneys with the critical thinking and analysis skills necessary to be a successful lawyer in today’s legal marketplace. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, hosts Chris Morgan and Sandy Gallant-Jones speak with Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Executive Director Kelly Lake about the disruptive effects of legal technology and why continued learning and development is essential for legal professionals.

Prior to joining CEB, Ms. Lake held key positions with Thomson Reuters in the UK and Asia, working to deliver a variety of legal workflow solutions and practice tools as well as with Westlaw in the UK, China, and India.

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