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  • May 21, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Why hackers are thriving | Startling cyber-attack stats | Court-packing or SCOTUS reform?

If you sensed that hacking and ransomware attacks spiked during the pandemic, your suspicions were accurate. A perfect storm of lapses in security, a rise in scripted attacks, and increased professionalized hacking have led to...

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  • May 14, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

5 key metrics to track | Getting to inbox zero | A ’70s-era kidnapping | Crisis lawyering, a niche practice

When exploring different ways to improve a practice, work habits, whatever really, a common piece of advice is to look at the data. But what does that mean? Which data points? What metrics matter? Legal...

Man reading marketing metrics
  • May 7, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Video jury trials here to stay? | Rituals and transitions | RFID chipping employees | Newsletters the new blogs?

Over the past year, there’s been much discussion, debate, and suspicion about holding the most sacrosanct court proceedings via video. A growing consensus is that the pandemic caused the judicial branch to advance technologically for...

Zoom and coffee
  • May 6, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

New narrative podcast amplifies voices of young lawyers

Young Lawyer Rising may be a new podcast, but the hosts sound like radio vets out of the gate. There’s a reason why Sonia Russo and Mathew Kerbis come across as practiced broadcast professionals.  For...

ABA Young Lawyers Division Young Lawyer Rising
  • Apr 29, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Legal commentary offers insights into Chauvin trial strategy & tactics

Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Even those who binge-watched the high-profile trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin are unlikely to have absorbed its nuances and unusual legal issues. Legal Talk Today took a...

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  • Apr 23, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

$2K per hour? | WFH hacks worth keeping | Chauvin trial strategies examined

Revelations about former AG Eric Holder’s $2,295 hourly billing rate created a media buzz. Is the rate (which as reported reflects a 10% discount) too high? Or is it completely fair given Holder’s specialized expertise?...

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  • Apr 16, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Secret’s out, clients are on TikTok | Why AI matters to the military | Why subscription models make sense

The last thing anyone wants is one more social media platform to learn. I was solidly in that camp. But I’m afraid it’s finally time to bite the bullet on TikTok and get my sea...

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Reputation management and the birth of Gritty | ‘Spark of life’ evidence | Young Lawyer Rising

There’s really never any risk that a conversation with Jared Correia will be boring. That said, when I saw his latest podcast featured reputation management, I was expecting a fairly straightforward interview. I should have...

Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers mascot
  • Mar 5, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: ‘Cat Lawyer’ Debriefed | Tapping a Tech-Enabled ‘Second Brain’ | Unlocking Creativity

If there’s an instance made for puns (and memes), the Texas case with the now-viral and hilarious kitten filter mishap is one for the ages. State Bar of Texas Podcast host Rocky Dhir digs deep...

I'm not a cat meme
  • Feb 25, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Prodigal Podcast Host Returns | Win Clients for Free | Banned from Parler

There are anniversary shows, and then there are grinding of gears, prodigal-son-returns-in-all-his-explicit-glory shows.  Like a blast from the past, former Above the Law editor Eli Mystal joins Thinking Like A Lawyer co-hosts Joe Patrice and...

Confetti
  • Feb 11, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Red Notices & INTERPOL | Virtual Onboarding | Spoiling ‘Reptile Theory’

Researching something completely different, I stumbled upon a blog and niche area of practice that sent me down a rabbit hole for more info. Michelle Estlund’s blog Red Notice Law Journal introduced me to a...

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  • Feb 5, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Executive Orders Reviewed | Fashion & the Law Explored | How Highlight Reels Can Energize & Humanize

Executive orders are flying out of the Oval Office faster than the news cycle. The orders cover a wide variety of issues: mask mandates, the Keystone XL pipeline, and travel bans. Are they all legal...

Highlight Reel
  • Jan 28, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Legal Tech Talk: Journey to the Cloud | Maturity Level Guide | and the Future of Work

Amid devastating headlines about the devastation and disruption of the pandemic,  there are robust conversations about the role technology is playing in keeping legal professionals connected and in business. So it’s no surprise that tech...

Connective via video technology
  • Jan 21, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Make Common Sense Prevail | Redefine the Hub at Firms, Conferences

Thanks to Lawyerist Podcast host Stephanie Everett for tips on simples ways to start the day with a positive outlook. Everett tells co-host Laura Briggs how she thoughtfully picks three things she’s grateful for each...

Complicated Remote Control
  • Jan 14, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

History of Lynch Mobs | A Chaotic News Cycle Rundown | LIBOR Under the Radar | Best/Worst in Legal Marketing?

A breadth of topics captured my interests this week at Legal Talk Network. One more for my Goodreads wish list comes from The Modern Law Library. Host Lee Rawles speaks with historian Jane Dailey, the...

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