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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares interviews Lawyerist Editor in Chief and founder Sam Glover at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. He summarizes his speech about technology trends for solo and small firms; there is a difference between current trends and catching up. Glover has been writing about law technology, management, marketing, and other interesting topics since 2007 in his online resource, Lawyerist.com.
New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Alison Monahan about her speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Monahan explains the difference between generational preferences and business necessities in a law firm and how things like email versus texting or timeframes on feedback can be sticking points. She also describes her personal experience in law school and co-founding the online resource, Girls Guide to Law School. Her other projects include Law School Toolbox, Bar Exam Toolbox, Trebuchet Legal, and the Catapult Legal Career Conference.
New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Curo Legal co-founder and CEO Chad Burton at the Clio Cloud Conference. Together they discuss Burton’s speech about virtual communication and collaboration and highlights of the conference so far. In addition to co-founding Curo Legal, an outsource practice management company for law firms, Burton founded the virtual law firm, Burton Law.
Joshua Lenon, lawyer and resident to Clio, interviews Professor Richard Susskind after his keynote address at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Susskind discusses how technology and collaboration benefit small law firms and businesses adopting a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. Richard Susskind is an author, speaker, and advisor to various firms, governments, and in-house legal departments around the world.
There are many exciting new Apple products available now or launching in the near future. Many lawyers love to use Apple products in their practice and personal lives and are often eager to learn about the newest change in the technology or services. The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iOS 8 were released in September 2014, Apple Pay launches in October 2014, and the Apple Watch is set to be released in the spring of 2015. If attorneys want to know about what’s new, there is one lawyer who is an expert on all Apple products: Jeff Richardson.
On this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview attorney and iPhone J.D. blog writer Jeff Richardson about the new Apple products and services, what he recommends for lawyers, and predictions for the future of technology. Richardson starts by describing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, differences from previous iPhones, and size and storage recommendations for lawyers using a smartphone in their practice. He gives some suggestions for essential accessories including a case, external battery, additional cables, and bluetooth headphones. Richardson then describes new iOS 8 features such as predictive text and interactive notifications, how the Apple Watch will change the future of wearable technology, and what Apple Pay means for consumers and vendors. Although Apple is always coming out with new products, it is a particularly exciting time for lawyers and technology.
Jeff Richardson is a partner in the New Orleans office of Adams and Reese LLP. His practice focuses on defending companies sued in class actions and complex litigation, as well as appellate litigation. Richardson publishes iPhone J.D., the oldest and most comprehensive website for attorneys who use iPhones and iPads.