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  • May 28, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

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 back seat in...

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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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Apr 30, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

‘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 of “dial painters”...

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  • 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...

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  • Apr 2, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s picks: The Varsity Blues mastermind | Open carry bans | Right to counsel’s complex matrix

When you have a child, it’s only natural to want to assure they have all the advantages you can afford. When that child has all the benefits, why would the parents need to cheat to...

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  • Mar 26, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Legal Trends for Solos | BigLaw Bonuses | Lead Magnets | ‘Watergate Girl’ Dishes

Clio broke new ground five years ago by turning its internal data outward and sharing what it was learning about the legal profession. The Legal Trends Report quickly gained prominence in the industry data space...

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  • Mar 19, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Capitol Rioters & Merrick Garland | The Chicago 7 | Biden’s Cybersecurity Imperative

With the confirmation of Merrick Garland came a pledge to make prosecuting Capitol rioters a number one priority. The investigation faces numerous hurdles, including the sheer number of individuals charged. To date, some 300 people...

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  • Mar 16, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

#OTR Roundup of ‘Technically Together’ ABA Techshow

brought to you by the generous support of Nota… ABA Techshow was one of the last in-person legal conferences in 2020 and organizers knew that this year’s show would require a new approach. And given...

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  • Mar 12, 2021
  • by Molly McDonough

Editor’s Picks: Decamping to the Tropics | Google for Trial Courts | Infectious Disease Niche | Making Booze

Even with vaccines on the horizon, decamping to a tropical paradise sounds absolutely dreamy about now. That may be because the Midwest, while sunnier these days, is still prone to snow and bitter cold in...

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