When considering available marketing options many attorneys are aware that the internet and web based media are invaluable tools for client acquisition and reputation management. However, many of these lawyers are not sure how to leverage new media to maximize the potential marketing benefits for their particular law practice. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti speaks with attorneys Oscar Michelen and Scott Limmer about their podcast and how creating a podcast can improve your marketing and social media presence.
Oscar Michelen is a partner at the litigation botique Cuomo LLC where he specializes in commercial litigation and intellectual property. Additionally, he is co-host of the podcast “Reboot Your Law Practice” which is geared to solo and small firms trying to figure out how to survive in the current legal marketplace.
Scott Limmer’s practice focuses on the areas of Criminal Defense, College Disciplinary Law and Special Education Law and he is the other co-host of “Reboot Your Law Practice!”
“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need any roads!” – Emmett Lathrop Brown, Ph.D.”
The modern practice of law is a profession that has seen rapid change with increased globalization and the acceptance of emergent legal technologies. What will the modern law firm look like in the near future if this growth persists? In this report from On The Road, host Joe Patrice speaks with Collective, Inc. Legal Director Ian Connett about the future of law and what a law practice might look like in the year 2026.
Ian Connett, Esq. is the current Legal Director of Collective, Inc. in New York and a passionate LegalTech enthusiast, speaker and practitioner, who has completed implementations of enterprise level contract and legal matter management systems. In 2016, Ian was named “The Millennial General Counsel” by UpCounsel.
Even with the acceptance of legal technology by many lawyers and law firms, some attorneys are still skeptical about the benefits that emergent technology can bring to their law practice. In this report from On The Road, host Joe Patrice speaks with Avvo Director of Industry Relations Dan Lear, Rocket Matter founder and CEO Larry Port, and CuroLegal CEO Chad Burton about the importance of leveraging legal technology and the dangers to your business if you don’t.
Dan Lear is a lawyer, blogger and legal industry expert and is currently the Director of Industry Relations for Avvo.
Larry Port, Rocket Matter founder and CEO, is a speaker and award winning writer at the crossroads of the legal profession, cutting edge technology, and law firm marketing.
Chad Burton is a litigator and a pioneer in the legal industry, currently serving as CEO of CuroLegal.
Many attorneys who focus on litigation can find themselves sifting through hundreds of documents that are relevant and vital to the success of their case. Can legal technology improve efficiency and the practice of law for these lawyers? In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi speaks with Allegory Founder and CEO Alma Asay about litigation management and how new software can greatly improve the litigation process.
Alma Asay began her career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where her practice focused on complex commercial litigations, primarily in the fields of media, entertainment and technology. Alma managed and successfully litigated high profile cases, including cases that were part of Gibson Dunn’s winning submissions in 2010 and 2012 for The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Department of the Year.” She was the go-to second chair for Orin Snyder — named by Chambers USA as one of the six best lawyers in the country in the category of “Litigation: Business Trial Lawyers.”
The acceptance of emergent technologies within the legal marketplace continues to improve the daily lives of both large and small firm attorneys around the world. In this report from On The Road, host Joe Patrice speaks with Benjamin and Nathan Whetsell about contract preparation, the software they developed to improve the drafting process, and the tools their technology brings to the marketplace.
Benjamin Whetsell works on Turner’s and Contract Tools’ design. He is admitted to the bars of New York and Washington DC. He was an associate at Fried Frank in New York City, where he worked on financings, mergers, and fund structures for clients such as Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. He holds a BBA from the University of Michigan Business School and a JD from Columbia Law School.
Nathan Whetsell develops Turner and Contract Tools using a variety of languages and tools. He was an acoustical engineer at Bose Corporation, where he developed software for acoustical prediction and visualization. He holds a BSE in computer engineering and a BFA from the University of Michigan, and an MA from Stanford University.
As technology becomes more integrated into the daily tasks of lawyers around the world, new and innovative ways to improve the practice of law will continue to emerge. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Jonathon Israel and Christine Bilbrey talk with eFileMadeEasy President Dario Diaz about the history of e-filing, Metadata, and tips to help attorneys improve their e-filing process.
Dario Diaz is the owner and managing partner of the law office of Dario Diaz PA in Tampa, FL. In 2014 Dario was named to The Florida Bar Technology Committee and now stands as the vice-chair on that committee. He is also the president of Legal Automation Systems Inc. which created eFileMadeEasy.
With the abundance of law practitioners in the legal marketplace it can be difficult for a law firm to really differentiate themselves from their competitors. Many lawyers are looking at social media as a new way to gain greater visibility for their firm but what marketing opportunities can online video content provide? In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks with Crisp Video Group CEO Michael Mogill about creating video content for law firms, how to effectively market through video, and the benefits this type of marketing can bring to your business.
In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez speaks with Northwestern Pritzker School of Law George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law John McGinnis and Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Larry Birnbaum about emergent technology and its effects on the law. Dan opens the interview by reminding everyone that it has been 10 years since the publication of Raymond Kurzweil’s book, “The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology,” and poses the question of exactly how close we are to the day when computer intelligence surpasses human intelligence. Larry shares his belief that the singularity is coming, though the time table is unknown. John agrees and states that the victory of IBM’s computer system Watson over its human competition on Jeopardy shows the accelerating technology and that software and connectivity are improving, in addition to hardware computation. Both guests analyze how this technology might significantly impact intermediary positions within the workforce and consider the implications on the practice of law. Larry concludes that there are many aspects to lawyering and that you have to break down those segments to figure out which will or will not be adversely affected. John does not anticipate emergent tech putting lawyers out of business in the near future, but does think it is the beginning of how society integrates some of that tech into the work that humans will still do and feels that we’ll see a long evolution of progress in this area. Both guests evaluate the ways in which tech innovation might improve overall equality in society. They close the interview with an analysis of how difficult it is for our regulatory structure to keep up with advancements in technology and the issues present in making the risks associated with these advancements understandable to people.
Maybe you have reasons where you don’t want to receive communications a certain way, and that’s fine, too. But the more friction you create, the more difficult you make it, the more you’re going to frustrate both potential clients, people who might refer you clients, and your existing clients.—Gyi Tsakalakis
During this week’s podcast, Aaron and Sam talk about the recent decision by the Florida State Bar Association to require that Florida lawyers attend technological competence CLEs. Sam also talks with Gyi Tsakalakis about designing a client-centric lawyer practice.
Gyi Tsakalakis helps lawyers earn meaningful attention online because that’s where clients are looking. He also writes about legal marketing technology. He is the founder of AttorneySync, which provides effective, transparent, and accountable online legal marketing help. His core focus is search engine optimization (SEO).
Many lawyers, more than ever before, are moving toward small law firms or starting solo practices. However, there is another subset of solo attorneys that are often overlooked when discussing small law. In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Chris Anderson talks with Now Counsel Network CEO Lisa Solomon about freelance lawyering, the difference between contract and freelance work, and how these lawyers find work and thrive in the world of small law.