Podcast category: Legal Technology

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ABA Law Practice Division: Tom Mighell on Legal Publishing

The Kennedy-Mighell Report host Dennis Kennedy interviews host Tom Mighell at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Together they discuss how the Law Practice Division helps new authors publish legal issues through their webzine, blog opportunities, and even book authorship. Many exciting new book topics being published by the ABA include alternative fees, internet legal research, encryption, ethics, and legal technology. Kennedy and Mighell talk about their new book, Flying Solo, which helps solo practitioners with operations, marketing, and finance management. Mighell finishes by discussing how he has benefited from the Law Practice Division, why lawyers should get involved, and how anyone can be considered to write a book. Tom Mighell started as a practicing lawyer for a defense firm in Texas, became a legal technology support coordinator and is now a consultant at Contoural. He became involved with the ABA through the Techshow Board, has been Chair of the Board, and has been Chair of the Law Practice Division.

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ABA Law Practice Division: Linda Klein on Female Leadership in the Legal World

The Kennedy-Mighell Report host Dennis Kennedy interviews Linda Klein at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Klein discusses her involvement with the ABA and Women Rainmakers Board, the struggle for women in leadership roles, and how generational differences and technology are changing the path of female lawyers. In addition to her history of leadership positions at the ABA, Linda Klein has practiced law for over 30 years and is the managing shareholder at at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.

 

ABA Journal: Modern Law Library

ABA Law Practice Division: Joan Bullock on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee Joan Bullock at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Bullock discusses committee initiatives including building awareness, working with the Law Practice Today webzine, and reaching outside the ABA to see what is working in law firms and corporate legal departments. Bullock was a past Chair of the Law Practice Division, is Associate Dean for Teaching and Faculty Development and a Professor of Law at Florida A&M University College of Law, and has worked with law firms on practice management skills.

 

 

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ABA Law Practice Division: Reba Nance from the Colorado Bar Association

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Reba Nance at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Nance discusses the ABA Techshow, her unique view on how the division can work with State and Local Bars, and the benefits of legal professionals getting involved with the committees or sections. Nance is the Director of Law Practice Management/Risk Management at the Colorado Bar Association.

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ABA Law Practice Division: Rodney Dowell and Josh Poje on the Legal Technology Resource Center

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Rodney Dowell and Josh Poje at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Poje, Director of the Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC), discusses online resources like the blog or webinars, and how lawyers can benefit from marketing and technology conferences and meetings. Dowell, Chair of the LTRC group, gives insights into quality content creation and questionnaires the group has devised to research what technology lawyers are actually using. Dowell also discusses being Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, an organization working with lawyers who struggle with mental health or stress issues.

 

 

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ABA Law Practice Division: John Bowers on the Law Practice Magazine

The Digital Edge host Jim Calloway interviews Law Practice Magazine Editor-in-Chief John Bowers at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Bowers gives examples of top themes covered such as data security and work/life balance, his favorite articles including one with Richard Susskind, and how lawyers and other legal professionals can subscribe to the magazine in print, online, or through the Law Practice App. John Bowers works with lawyers in business development and marketing. He was previously the editor-in-chief of the Law Practice Division’s Webzine and has been working with the division since 2006.

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ABA Law Practice Division: Anne Collier on Personality and Professional Development

Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews Anne Collier at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Collier describes her workshops for the ABA Women Rainmakers Mid Career Workshop. She discusses understanding your personality type through tests like Myers-Briggs, creating systems to help manage stress, and how women can use these skills to increase happiness and success. Anne Collier is a member of the Women Rainmakers Board and started Arudia, a coaching company to help lawyers and professionals with leadership, business development, and personal branding.

 

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ABA Law Practice Division: Ireneo Reus on the Young Lawyer Division

Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews liaison for the Young Lawyer Division Ireneo Reus at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Reus discusses future projects for the Young Lawyer Division focusing on homelessness and street youth and how pro-bono work is implemented. He also explains recruitment age for the division, the level of national and international recruitment and networking, and how this leads to referrals. Starting in the Young Lawyer Division, he says, is extremely beneficial because it leads to connections and gateways into leadership roles within the ABA. Ireneo Reus is the National Representative from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and has his own practice serving as outside corporate counsel for business owners in healthcare and media.

 

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ABA Law Practice Division: Micah Buchdahl on the Law Practice Today Webzine

The Digital Edge host Jim Calloway interviews Law Practice Today Editor-in-Chief  Micah Buchdahl about the Webzine at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Buchdahl gives some examples of high quality content topics the webzine provides, how they are doing Local and State Bar outreach, and explains how previously unpublished lawyers can be involved in writing content for Law Practice Today. Previously a sports and entertainment lawyer, Micah Buchdahl now works with law firms on marketing and business development strategies.

 

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ABA Law Practice Division: Chad Burton and Adriana Linares on E-Lawyering

Legal Talk Network Producer Laurence Colletti interviews E-Lawyering Task Force Co-Chair Chad Burton and Vice-Chair Adriana Linares at the 2014 American Bar Association Law Practice Division Fall Meeting. Together, they discuss core components to delivering legal services using technology, helping clients be more comfortable using portals to exchange information, and the future of the E-Lawyering Task Force in 2015. Chad Burton and Adriana Linares are both in the forefront of facilitating the use of technology for lawyers and legal professionals.

 

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