Podcast category: Legal Technology
September 30, 2016
Some small law firms and solo practitioners feel that their practice and available revenue is too small to invest resources into cyber security protections. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Jonathon Israel and Christine Bilbrey talk with Shook, Hardy & Bacon partner Al Saikali about helping lawyers assess their security risk and why cyber security is important even for the smallest firms.
September 27, 2016
With Sound Immigration, we’re trying to test the hypothesis that clients are willing to work with us in a purely online space.—Greg McLawsen
Sam was ill this week and wasn’t able to record a new interview. Instead, we’re replaying Sam and Aaron’s interview with Greg McLawsen. Greg gave a great presentation at Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago last week, and it inspired us to want to dig back into the tips, tools, and motivations Greg uses for building his firm.
Greg McLawsen is the founder and managing attorney at Sound Immigration, an innovative (and virtual) immigration firm experimenting with lean and agile methodologies. He also focuses on introducing new technology tools to improve the effectiveness of law firms.
September 26, 2016
Many law firms work hard to increase their client base and grow their practice without having a clear understanding of what kind of law firm they would like to become. In this report from On The Road, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk with State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting keynote speaker and legal industry analyst Ari Kaplan about helping attorneys develop their companies and what lawyers can learn from successful organizations in other industries.
Ari Kaplan, a leading legal industry analyst, is an inaugural Fastcase 50 honoree and a finalist for ILTA’s 2015 Thought Leader of the Year award. His most recent book, “Reinventing Professional Services: Building Your Business in the Digital Marketplace,” was released in Japanese, and Thomson Reuters is publishing the second edition of “The Opportunity Maker: Strategies for Inspiring Your Legal Career Through Creative Networking and Business Development” in 2016. He is the principal researcher for a variety of widely distributed benchmarking reports and has also been the keynote speaker for events in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and throughout the U.S. Kaplan is also the founder of the Lawcountability® business development platform, a finalist for ILTA’s 2015 Innovative Solution Provider of the Year award.
September 26, 2016
The conversation surrounding access to justice is often centered on what attorneys can do to close the access gap. In this report from On The Road, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young about innovations happening in the state and supreme courts, imposed performance standards for trial judges, and how tech and process design are helping to streamline the judiciary.
A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Justice Young joined Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman in 1978, becoming partner in 1982. He became vice president, corporate secretary, and general counsel of AAA Michigan in 1992, prior to joining the Court of Appeals in 1995. After joining the court in 1999, Justice Young was elected in 2002 and re-elected in 2010 to a term ending on January 1, 2019.
September 26, 2016
Attorney Timothy Crawley from the law firm of Anderson Crawley & Burke, pllc discuss the most recent developments pertaining to drone use and the latest on Federal Government regulation.
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September 23, 2016
The integration of new technologies into the legal profession has become a robust conversation, and many law firms are starting to implement and capitalize on these advancement. In this report from On The Road, host Bob Ambrogi talks with Clio founder Jack Newton about the importance of data in other industries, data driven law firms, and how the Clio Cloud Conference has evolved over the years.
Jack Newton is the founder of Clio, one of the pioneers of cloud-based practice management. Jack has spearheaded efforts to educate the legal community on the security-, ethics- and privacy-related issues surrounding cloud computing, and has become a nationally recognized writer and speaker on these topics.
Jack has recently joined the board of the International Legal Technology Standards Organization (ILTSO), where he will help the organization craft standards for law office technology. He also co-founded and is acting president of the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium of leading cloud computing providers with a mandate to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the legal industry.
September 23, 2016
It is well known that there is a tech proficiency skills gap within the legal industry and that lawyers tend to be resistant to new technologies. However, is the solution to this problem simply encouraging attorneys to utilize current and new tech or should lawyers actually know how these technologies work? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the cloud, how it has changed, and whether it is more important for lawyers to implement or learn about new tech.
In the second segment of the podcast, Dennis and Tom discuss apps, their popularity, and if they are still actively sought after and downloaded. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.
Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.
September 23, 2016
The concept of using artificial intelligence for everyday tasks might seem scary to some lawyers, but many industries are already leveraging the power of this technology. In this report from On The Road, host Victor Li talks with ROSS Intelligence CEO and co-founder Andrew Arruda about how artificial intelligence can be used in law and how law firms can capitalize on this emergent technology.
Andrew Arruda is the CEO and co-founder of Y Combinator-backed ROSS Intelligence, the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney. A legal tech executive, strategist, and leader with over eight years of experience in the legal industry, Andrew is an attorney who aims to forever change the way legal services are delivered.
September 22, 2016
With the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation some attorneys are concerned that these improvements will negatively affect their livelihoods and the necessity for lawyers in society. However, the question of how these new technologies will be governed by the law and if our current laws can sufficiently do that is often overlooked. In this report from On The Road, host Victor Li chats with Fastcase CEO Ed Walters about the “robot revolution” and how the law might have to change to handle machines.
Ed Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, an online legal research software company based in Washington, D.C. Under Ed’s leadership, Fastcase has grown into one of the world’s largest legal publishers, currently serving more than 800,000 subscribers from around the world.
Before founding Fastcase, Ed worked at Covington & Burling in Washington D.C. and Brussels, where he advised clients such as Microsoft, Merck, SmithKline, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League. His practice focused on corporate advisory work for software companies and sports leagues, and intellectual property litigation. Ed worked in the White House from 1991-1993, first in the Office of Media Affairs and then in the Office of Presidential Speechwriting.
Ed graduated from Georgetown University and the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of The University of Chicago Law Review, and he clerked for the Hon. Emilio M. Garza on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fourth and Fifth Circuits. He serves on the boards of Pro Bono Net, Public.Resource.org, Friends of Telecom Without Borders, and Salsa Labs. He teaches Law of Robots, a class about the frontiers of law and technology, at Georgetown University Law Center.
September 22, 2016
Immigration applications are complicated and the process of completing the forms can be long and tedious. In this report from On The Road, host Joshua Lenon speaks with Prima Facie founders James Betzold, Jacob Betzold, and Michael Betzold about creating their software as a family, immigration law, and how that software integrates into Clio.
Jacob Betzold is an engineer and MBA who also currently works as a product manager for a software and e-learning firm and has had extensive experience in turning dreams into reality and managing the process of developing software.
James Betzold has a background in immigration law and is a licensed practicing attorney in Holland, Michigan. As an immigration attorney he was looking for tools to run his practice efficiently and after using Clio for a number of years, decided he needed an immigration specific solution that could sync with Clio and handle the forms and keep track of forms as well.
Michael Betzold has a degree in IT and a background in databases, networking and process management. He has created many solutions within Prima Facie and within the energy industry to manage the complex task of managing, converting and processing forms for consumer use.