Texting while driving is a growing danger on American roads. Every day, people are severely injured and even killed by these distracted drivers. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, get the legal lowdown on texting while driving laws and recent high-profile cases, including one where both parties involved in a texting conversation were sued from Attorney Matthew Weiss from Weiss & Associates, PC, Attorney Robert M. Schartz from the firm of Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP and from Attorney Stephen “Skippy” Weinstein, a personal injury attorney at Stephen S. Weinstein, PC.
For more information on the dangers of texting while driving go to:
- FocusDriven: Advocates for Cell-Free Driving
- Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks
- Official US Government Website for Distracted Driving
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Twenty years ago, lawyers were debating whether to use email in their practices. It’s now impossible to imagine lawyers practicing without using email. Studies indicate that eight trillion text messages were sent in 2011. Will we see texts and IMs becoming as integral to law practice as email has become? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the growing use of texts and IMs by everyone, how these technologies are starting to play a role in the everyday practice of law, and how lawyers should prepare for the use of these technologies in the future. 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.
The first iPad was incredibly successful and the launch of the iPad 2 has created a fresh surge of interest in the tablet category. Is the iPad 2 the tablet device that lawyers have been waiting for? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their experiences in line at the Apple Store on Opening Day attempting to get the freshest information for their audience, talk about their early experiences with the iPad 2, and speculate about the “post-PC era,” the iPad 2 and its potential impact on lawyers and their clients. 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.
In the recent case of State v.Huggett, failure to preserve voicemail data resulted in the dismissal of a second degree murder charge. On this edition of The ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack, welcomes Circuit Court Judge James Babbitt from Barron County, Wisconsin who authored the original opinion in the case and Jason Paroff, Senior Director of Computer Forensics for Kroll Ontrack, to discuss the duty to preserve electronic data and exculpatory evidence such as text messages, voicemail and social media. In the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis segment, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent Kelly Kubacki explores the recent decision of Crispin v. Audigier, Inc. regarding the discoverability of information contained on social networking sites.