This year’s ABA Legal Technology Survey Report found a slight (from seven to five percent) decline in virtual lawyering. This spurred the discussion of: What, exactly, is virtual lawyering? What is the growth potential in this type of practice? and, Is it a viable business model for lawyers? On this episode of The Digital Edge, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway chat with Bob Ambrogi about the survey results, virtual and online lawyering, and how although clients may be ready for these e-services, lawyers may not be.
Bob Ambrogi is the co-host of Legal Talk Network’s legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. He authors the blog LawSites, where he posts new and intriguing websites and e-tools for the legal profession, and the blog Media Law, covering freedom of the press. He is a Massachusetts lawyer, writer, and media consultant.
“The tools that help you get set up have never been cheaper or easier to access,” says Erik Mazzone, a law practice management advisor with a focus in technology. If you can’t fully run your practice from your mobile phone, he continues, you’re behind. Mazzone talks with Digital Edge hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway about what you need to know when starting a law practice.
Erik Mazzone is the Director of the Center for Practice Management for the North Carolina Bar Association, where he advises lawyers on technology and practice management. He is a columnist for North Carolina Lawyer Magazine and ABA Law Practice Magazine, as well as a former columnist for TechnoLawyer. He is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School.
Hear more on how to maintain and strengthen your practice, and hear specifics on budgeting, website creation and management, online marketing, and more.
On this edition of The Digital Edge, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway chat with Stephanie Kimbro about her new book, The Consumer Law Revolution: The Lawyer’s Guide to the Online Legal Marketplace. The book focuses on how to join a branded-legal network to acquire leads and create an online marketing strategy. She stresses the importance of small and solo firms benefiting from having a large-branded network behind them to market their presence.
Kimbro is a practicing attorney at Burton LLC and a member of the North Carolina State Bar. Burton LLC is a virtual law firm that delivers legal services in North Carolina, D.C., and Ohio. In addition to her practice, she writes a blog, virtuallawpractice.org, covering the ethics and technology issues of delivering legal services online.
Tune in to learn more about branded networks for lawyers, why you want to join one, how to choose the right one for your practice, and more.
We are happy to announce that The Digital Edge is now a part of Legal Talk Network. Since 2007, Digital Detectives co-host Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. has been co-presenting another podcast, The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology, with Jim Calloway. Calloway is the director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program. He frequently writes and speaks on legal technology issues, Internet research, law office management, and ethics for lawyers. The Digital Edge invites noted legal technologists, authors, and lecturers to discuss topics related to lawyers and technology.
This episode of The Digital Edge features guest Jeffrey Taylor, also known as “The Droid Lawyer,” to discuss how lawyers can efficiently use Android phones, tablets and computers in their practice.
- Jeffrey Taylor is an Oklahoma City Attorney. He has been writing the popular blog “The Droid Lawyer” since 2011, educating lawyers on how to get the most out of their Android devices. His first Android device was the original Motorola Droid, which he discovered was a useful tool for his profession. His practice focuses on personal injury, small business litigation and immigration.
Learn more about Android’s newest operating system, Jelly Bean, the top Android apps for lawyers, how to prevent security and malware issues with Android devices, and much more.
As law firms slowly climb out of this recession, have their legal practice management skills changed? Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Rudy Bazelmans, Regional Director of Expense Reduction Analysts and Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program, to explain the current state of the legal industry, new law practice management skills, what attorneys have done to cut costs and how to keep costs down in the future.
A sneak peek at ABA TECHSHOW 2011 with The Un-Billable Hour, host Attorney Rodney Dowell, Director of the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, and former chairs of the ABA TECHSHOW, Laura Calloway and Jim Calloway. They share what the highlights may be this year, plus hear some of their top law practice management tips from past ABA TECHSHOWS and how attorneys can implement what they learn at the show into their day-to-day practice.
In this special edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, co-hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, take their show on the road to ABA TECHSHOW 2010 in Chicago and chat with the experts about the latest in legal technology. Dennis and Tom welcome some very special guests including: Natalie Kelly, the Honorable Herbert B. Dixon, Jr., Rodney Dowell, Paul Unger, Ernie Svenson and Jim Calloway, to share their insight from this popular legal technology expo. After you listen, be sure to check out Tom & Dennis’ co-blog and book by the same name, The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies.
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On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Bob Ambrogi, author of Law Technology News’ Web Watch column and Jim Calloway, director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program, to discuss the latest web-based search tools, including the recent launch of Microsoft’s “Bing.” Bob and Monica will give you a sneak preview of the September 21st Social Media: Risks & Rewards program and will help your organization exploit the best from social media tools, while protecting your intellectual property, reputation and employees.