In the September edition of Law Technology Now, attorney Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, interviews Robert Siegel, general partner at Xseed Capital about how Silicon Valley is becoming a hot bed of legal technology startups. With two major Bay Area universities — Stanford and the University of California Berkeley, both with strong synergies among their law schools and computer, engineering, and design departments — innovative law firms and venture capitalists are ready to collaborate, and the sky is the limit, says Siegel.
He explains how these dynamics combine to create opportunities for legal technology lawyers and vendors, and financiers, and how collaborations can result in companies like Lex Machina. They are creating technology products that ultimately help not just the legal community (lawyers, government, academia, and business) do better, faster, and cheaper work, but benefit consumers and businesses, as well. And for innovators and entrepreneurs, he offers concrete advice about how to best approach venture capitalists to successfully get them to yes.
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is the driving force behind assisting people with disabilities. In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen joins co-host, Randy Dyer, and special guest, Mark Perriello, the President and CEO of the AAPD , to talk about some of the important work that the AAPD is doing this year and the proposed Federal tax reform that could impact people with disabilities, as well as those who have structured settlements.
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On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, Bob Ambrogi speaks with Sunita Patel of the Constitutional Center for Human Rights and Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research on Judge Scheindlin’s recent ruling, Floyd vs. City of New York, which deemed the NYPD’s use of the stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional.
• Sunita Patel, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, litigates racial profiling, immigrant justice, and other human rights issues. She represents the named plaintiffs in the Floyd class action, four minority men who argued that the stop-and-frisk law was being upheld unconstitutionally and caused indirect racial profiling. The case was filed by the CCR.
• Heather Mac Donald is a John M. Olin fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor at the City Journal. She covers a number of topics including immigration, policing and racial profiling, and the New York courts. She has been featured in numerous publications regarding why the stop-and-frisk ruling will increase New York crime.
Tune in to hear Patel and Mac Donald’s opinions on the stop-and-frisk policy and how it affects crime rates, what the ruling means for the NYPD and similar policies nationwide, and if they think stop and frisk can be carried out constitutionally.
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In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Paralegal Mentor Vicki Voisin chats with Kathy Sieckman about the importance of proofreading and specific proofreading tips for paralegals.
Kathy Albrecht Sieckman, PLS, PP, ACP developed an interest in proofreading when she sat for a certification exam. Since then she has become known by her family and her co-workers as the go-to person when they have grammar questions. She has worked as a paralegal and a secretary for more than 30 years, where she can apply her extra curricular interest in grammar – You’ll find tips on her blog: www.proofthatblog.com. She is also the marketing director for NALS.
Learn from the experts: Voisin and Sieckman discuss why proofreading is difficult, which proofreading tools you can rely on and those that are unreliable, approaches to proofreading on your own, and common proofreading errors paralegals should avoid.
A special thanks to our sponsor, NALA.
This podcast focuses on managing the risks associated with third party relationships, in particular risks related to potential violations of anti-corruption laws — the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act, and looks at what might be learned from recent publicly-announced allegations against UK pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline PLC.
Learn best practices for mitigating third-party risk, informed by latest Department of Justice guidance, and explore tools to help implement those practices.
What if your smartphone or tablet could serve as your personal assistant? Considering the capabilities of Siri and Google Now, like making a restaurant reservation, scheduling a meeting, sending an email, it’s an option to consider. On this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the digital versions of personal assistants, their current capabilities and what the future might hold for the Apple and Google tools, and whether a digital-virtual-personal assistant is the next big thing. On the second half of the show, your hosts will cover Blackberry’s recent announcement that they are looking for a buyer, and what might be the death of a much-utilized tool in the legal industry.
The left side of the E-Discovery Reference Model is often overshadowed by the right side, Technology Assisted Review. However, even the best TAR protocol will falter if the left side of the EDRM is ignored. From information management to preservation and collection, the early stages of the EDRM are the easiest places for mistakes to spawn in an investigation, regulatory request, or litigation. On this episode of The ESI Report, Michele Lange, Kroll Ontrack’s director of thought leadership, is joined by Kroll Ontrack Solutions Architect Troy Ronning to discuss the left side of the EDRM and why it matters.
Troy Ronning has been working in information management software for more than ten years. Now, he works closely with the Ontrack® PowerControls™ software program. He provides technical support to external software partners and resellers. He also conducts product demonstrations, installations, and training. Ronning is also fluent in Microsoft® Exchange and SharePoint® management.
Tune in to hear the details, challenges, and developments of the left side of the EDRM and why these stages are crucial to your success in e-discovery.
Ametros Financial has partnered with Ringler Medicare Solutions to offer professional administration services to expand the Medicare Set Aside, Medical Cost Projection, and Life Care Planning services, with the main purpose being to control costs related to a settlement. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, and guest, Ken Paradis, co-founder of Ametros Financial, to talk about MSA CareGuard, alleviating some of the anxiety for claimants and plaintiffs, dealing with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the importance of compliance for all the players involved in a structured settlement.
The days of just having a website are over. With the increase in social media profiles and supplementary links lawyers need to rank well in search engines, it’s no surprise they are farming out their blogging, and whatever else they can, to keep up. There are many services out there which will provide blog posts, but does this fit within the Model Rules of Professional Conduct? According to lawyer and blogger Kevin O’Keefe, ghost blogging defeats the purpose of blogging and, with no disclosure, is unethical.
Kevin O’Keefe is the founder and CEO of Lexblog, a leading provider of social media and blogging to law firms. After working as an attorney for 17 years, successfully marketing his firm online, he redirected his energies to educating lawyers about the use of social media and blogging. He also writes Real Lawyers Have Blogs.
James Silkenat has been working in international law for more than forty years. He joined the ABA’s first delegation to China in the mid-1970s and since then has chaired the International Law Section. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the American Law Institute, and has served as a Fellow in the U.S. State Department Scholar/Diplomat Program. As well as numerous other positions in and outside of the ABA, he will now serve as the president of the nation’s largest legal organization.
Silkenat will discuss his major platform goals for his presidency, including the legal education financing system and student debt, a legal job corps, the ABA’s stance on gun violence, and more.
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