Legal tech companies like LegalZoom have gotten mixed reactions from lawyers. In this report from On The Road, host Joshua Lenon has a conversation with John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom, about the mission of the company and how it functions. They talk about how LegalZoom aims to democratize law, what this means, and how the company interacts with and affects lawyers.
John Suh has served as LegalZoom’s CEO since February 2007 and as a member of their board of directors since February 2005.
So you have a law degree. Now what? Well, lawyering is not your only option. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Stacy Stern, Nicole Bradick, and Dan Lear about alternate ways to use your law degree. They discuss what skills you need and the important role of passion in pursuing an alternative career.
Stacy Stern is President of Justia. She oversees all revenue and client operations, as well as marketing and partnerships.
Nicole Bradick is Chief Strategy Officer at CuroLegal, a company that works with lawyers to grow efficient, profitable, and scalable firms through its consulting services, operations support, and flexible staffing solutions.
Dan Lear is currently the Director of Industry Relations for Avvo. He is a technology lawyer, facilitator, and blogger.
The panel was called “The Startups Are Building Robot Lawyers” but they unanimously concluded that this is not the case. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Andrew Arruda, Shamla Naidoo, and Ed Walters about artificial intelligence and how technology is helping lawyers, not replacing them. They end their discussion with a call for open-mindedness toward and collaboration with technology in the legal industry.
Andrew Arruda is the CEO and co-founder of ROSS Intelligence, the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney.
Shamla Naidoo is IBM’s Vice President of IT Risk and Chief Information Security Officer.
Ed Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, an online legal research software company.
How much time do you waste fixing (or even ignoring) computer issues? In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Tom Lambotte and Stanley Louissaint about managed service providers (MSP) and the role they play in a successful law firm. Their discussion includes explaining what MSPs do and what questions you should ask a MSP before hiring them.
Tom Lambotte is currently the CEO of GlobalMac IT, a company offering computer support for Mac-based law firms.
Stanley Louissaint is president of Fluid Designs Inc., a full service IT services provider.
New legal technology and innovative companies, like Rocket Lawyer and LegalZoom, are slowly changing the legal industry. In this report from On The Road, host Christopher Anderson talks to Mark Britton, CEO of Avvo, about how law firms are becoming more customer-centric and using technology to do so. Their discussion includes how client needs are currently not being met by lawyers which will lead to a shift in how practices operate, namely turning to innovation and new ideas in order to keep customers coming back.
Mark Britton is the founder, CEO, and president of Avvo, an online legal forum and directory.
New and improving technology, like voice enabled software or the internet of things, are really cool and may help out at your law firm, but they also introduce a new need for security. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Sherri Davidoff and John Simek about keeping legal data secure. They talk about free (that’s right, free) ways to encrypt devices and emails, as well as promoting two factor identification as an extra means of protection.
Sherri Davidoff is a nationally-recognized cyber security expert who is a founder and senior security consultant at LMG Security.
John W. Simek is vice president of the digital forensics and security firm Sensei Enterprises. He is a nationally known expert in digital forensics and e-discovery.
There are a lot of practice management softwares out there, all claiming to help with the behind the scenes aspects of running a legal business. In this episode of On The Road, host Bob Ambrogi discusses the advantages of practice management software with Niki Black, legal technology evangelist at MyCase. They talk about the strengths of MyCase specifically, along with the improved mobile app and the future of the company.
Niki Black is an attorney in Rochester, New York, and the legal technology evangelist at MyCase.com, a law practice management software company.
As a lawyer, sometimes paranoia is a good thing. Legal professionals are constantly handling sensitive information that needs protection, whether it’s details about a case or client data. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Charles Patterson about TSCM (technical surveillance countermeasures) and how this extra level of security can ensure your private information stays private. As the president of Exec Security, a TSCM services company, Charles shares about why lawyers need TSCM, how these sweeps are performed, and provides tips on how to protect yourself from situations that could compromise your confidential information.
Charles Patterson has over 35 years experience in the security field. Previous to his current position as Exec Security president, he spent 17 years traveling throughout the United States and the world working in executive protection and providing tech support to security teams.
Snapchat and Instagram are household names, but do they belong in law firms too? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss Snapchat, Instagram, and their role in legal marketing. In the episode’s second segment, they answer an audience question from Tom Lambotte (CEO of Global Mac IT), about document assembly in the cloud and which applications function best for solos and small firms. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.
Born and raised in Austria, Roland Vogl fell in love with California almost from the moment he arrived in 1999 as a student at Stanford Law School. In particular, he was drawn to the entrepreneurial ethos of Stanford’s home base of Silicon Valley.
“The idea of being in Silicon Valley and being immersed in the gung-ho spirit where people solve problems—not so much by policy and lawmaking but by building new systems—really appealed to me,” says Vogl, a 2017 Legal Rebels Trailblazer.