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Legal Tech

ABA TechShow 2022: Arguably the Best TechShow Yet

After two years apart, ABA TechShow 2022 marked a ‘re-introduction’ into the real world as lawyers, legal professionals and legal tech leaders once again gathered together.

Black Widow v. Disney | Victim blaming in politics | DIY in complex cases

Shuttered during the pandemic, movie theaters are only slowly opening capacity and drawing modest audiences. What impact did the shutdown and digital-first releases have on the pocketbooks of superstars headlining the films?...

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Building a-typically extraordinary teams | Cringey responses to web reviews | DOJ’s A2J redux

Building good teams often requires valuing the unique strengths of each member. For legal teams, diversity of thought and perspective can make all the difference when solving problems. If everyone thinks the...

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Mastering macros | Tag you’re it | Public personas on trial

Leveraging technology and the latest legal tools doesn’t necessarily mean becoming an expert in coding and the nuances of machine learning. Several recent Legal Talk Network episodes take deep dives into day-to-day...

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Financial wellness tips | How Mary Kay shaped this lawyer’s career | Popehat’s take on Trump v. social media

Other than clean living, among the things better addressed sooner than later, is financial health. This is true whether you’re swimming in debt or have money to burn. In a two-part series,...

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Law schools ranked by employment | IRL office debate | A Declaration of Independence reading

Rankings of all sorts can be controversial, especially for those being ranked when their numbers never materialize or slip. Yet, they continue to be incredibly important for the marketing of law schools,...

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Pricing and hirability | New Solo crash course | Elder fraud on the rise

At the top end of the legal profession, in terms of pay, salary wars are well underway. Starting associate salaries have jumped over the $200K mark and are rising. But for much...

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‘F’ for Solos on Cybersecurity | Responses to Ransomware | 20 Time & Tech Tips

Look to the left, look to the right. If you’re a solo/small firm, it’s a fair bet that one of your firms has been a victim of a cyber attack. According to...

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Summer reading list | When citizen sleuths slip up | Regulating riots

Ever notice how when someone asks for reading recommendations on social media, the comment threads blow up?  Folks love to share their favorite reads. They seem to equally enjoy seeing what books...

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Reigning-in risks | ‘Limitless’ vacation, pro or con? | Authors talk toxins and labor camps

As noted recently by Digital Detectives, ransomware and cyber breaches spiked during the pandemic.  There are some understandable reasons for the increase in hacking. One is that data security protocols took a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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‘Radium Girls’ and workplace safety | Press under arrest | Growth of legal-adjacent careers | Becoming an influencer

One of the benefits of listening to podcasts is getting the opportunity to hear directly from people intimately involved with the stories they’re sharing.  Independent filmmaker Ginny Mohler came across the story...

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