Information governance can be expensive, but not adopting compliance programs can cost much more. Attorney Christian Liipfert, president of Houston-based Christian Liipfert Consulting, and Chicago-based Theodore L. Banks, of counsel to Schoeman Updike & Kaufman (and president of Compliance & Competition Consultants) join Law Technology News’ editor-in-chief Monica Bay, to discuss how compliance and risk management issues may soon eclipse e-discovery concerns. The pair also discuss CCH Wolters Kluwer’s MediRegs ComplyTrack Suite, a possible model for legal technology options, on the November edition of Law Technology Now!
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land, and throughout history, legal provisions like the First Amendment and Second Amendment have taken center stage. But what about the lesser-known parts of our Constitution? In this edition of the BU Law podcast, host David Yas, a BU Law alum, former publisher of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and a V.P. at Bernstein Global Wealth, welcomes law professor and humorist Jay Wexler to discuss his new book, The Odd Clauses: Understanding the Constitution Through Ten of its Most Curious Provisions. In a wide-ranging conversation, they touch on constitutional oddities such as the Titles of Nobility Clause and the Letters of Marque Clause, and discuss instances where these long-ignored provisions have suddenly become headline news after decades or centuries in hibernation.
From IBM’s Watson to Apple’s new Siri to the growth of predictive coding in e-discovery, it’s been a heck of a year for computers catching up to humans. Lately, there’s been a lot of discussion about the question, “Can software take the place of lawyers?” Can it, or will it? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the latest software advances and the likely impact on lawyers, how lawyers might benefit from these advances, and how worried lawyers should be about competition from machines. 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.
On our last podcast, Legal Blogging, Ethics and First Amendment Rights, we were joined by three bloggers who discussed the case surrounding Richmond, Virginia attorney, Horace Hunter and the Virginia State Bar Association, over his controversial criminal law blog. On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, co-host and attorney, Bob Ambrogi chats with Attorney Horace F. Hunter from Hunter & Lipton, PC, about this widely-publicized controversy, his appeal and the impact of his now infamous blog on the legal blogosphere.
On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Attorney in the Thought Leadership & Industry Relations division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes Jessica Jones, Litigation Support Senior Analyst at Ropes & Gray, and Allison Berres, Legal Consultant for Kroll Ontrack, to discuss the hot issue of computer-assisted coding, including its defensibility, what judges are saying and how to actually implement this technology. In the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent, Elliot Westman, explores the recent case of Suzlon Energy Limited v. Microsoft Corporation.
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From court underfunding, to transparency in legal education to technology, there are many hot-button issues facing the legal profession today. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Mike Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Head of Midwest Operations for Ringler, welcome William T. (Bill) Robinson III, the 2011-2012 President of the American Bar Association, to discuss some of these important initiatives, the impact of the down economy on the legal system and the ABA’s goals for the future.
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This has been quite a year of controversy and e-discovery! On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises welcome Ralph Losey, a partner in the law firm of Jackson Lewis and a nationally known expert, author and lecturer on e-discovery, to spotlight some recent controversial issues in e-discovery. Ralph explores issues such as predictive coding, e-discovery certifications, whether we need to amend the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure again to address e-discovery problems and how to solve the problem of “e-discovery extortion.”
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Should lawyers blog about specifics in their cases? The Virginia State Bar Association has sanctioned Attorney Horace Hunter for blogging about a case and he’s appealing based on First Amendment rights. A Virgina Lawyers Weekly article and a Washington Post article brought attention to this story which has wide impact in the legal blogosphere. Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Kevin O’Keefe, CEO and Publisher of LexBlog, Eric E. Johnson from The University of North Dakota School of Law and Peter Vieth, Legal Editor for Virginia Lawyers Weekly, to talk about this controversial case, lawyers blogging and their First Amendment rights.
Looking for innovative, practical solutions to improve client services? New Solo host, Attorney Kyle Guelcher, a solo practitioner and the most recent Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association, joins Catherine Sanders Reach, Director at the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center, to highlight the many ways you can use technology to provide better client service. Catherine discusses Google tools and resources, information about credit card transaction services for lawyers, programs that would allow a client to “log in” and see the status of their case, and much more.
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Law firm administrators are the backbone of every law practice and they are often times met with challenges on a daily basis. On The Un-Billable Hour, host Attorney Rodney Dowell, Executive Director at Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers and Director of LCL’s Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program welcomes Joanne Schnare, Executive Director for a Boston law firm and President-Elect of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators, to take a look at the top issues that law firm administrators need to be aware of in today’s legal environment and how these unsung heroes can help manage the law practice and be a part of a successful law firm.
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