With law firms cutting back or eliminating summer internships and law schools focusing on teaching theoretical legal concepts, law students find themselves in a difficult position in a difficult market. How can law students learn needed practical skills, including how to use legal technology? In this episode, co-hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk to Professor Clark D. Cunningham from Georgia State University College of Law, Jonathan Call, law school student at GSU College of Law, Jack Newton from Clio and Andy Adkins from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, about the exciting and innovative efforts to bring practical skills training, including legal technology, to law schools and law students. 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.
Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.
On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Andrew Adkins III, Director of the University of Florida’s Legal Technology Institute, to talk about the recent case/practice management survey conducted by the Legal Technology Institute. Monica and Andy discuss why small firms tend to be resistant to this technology, how it can increase profitability and productivity and what managing partners need to know.
On this edition of The ESI Report, host Michele Lange, Attorney and Director of Legal Technologies at Kroll Ontrack, starts off the show by getting the Buzz from William Hamilton, a partner at Holland and Knight and adjunct professor at the University of Florida. Professor Hamilton is joined by students, Matt Detzel and Adam Losey, as they talk about benefits of teaching E-Discovery. In the Bits & Bytes legal analysis segment, Kelly Kubacki, Kroll Ontrack’s Legal Correspondent, gives us the ins and outs of the White House E-Mail Scandal. And do you want to know more about trial consulting? Our Spotlight segment focuses on the life of a trial consultant, as Dan Wolfe discusses his experiences as Senior Trial Consultant and Director of Trial Consulting for TrialGraphix.