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Dennis Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy

Host of Kennedy-Mighell Report

Dennis Kennedy is an award-winning leader in applying the Internet and technology to law practice. A published author and featured columnist for the ABA Journal‘s Legal Technology column, Kennedy is praised for his ability to communicate complex technology and legal issues in an easy-to-understand format. He has been named Technolawyer of the Year and a Top 100 Global Legal Technology Leader by London’s CityTech.

Recent Episodes
December 1, 2023

Fresh Voices on Legal Tech with Flo Nicholas

Another fresh voice! If we don’t have diverse groups in the legal world, we may miss the mark on many issues facing the profession. Flo Nicholas of DEI Directive joins Dennis and...

November 17, 2023

AI Takeover—Did Generative AI Kill Off Pre-Existing Technologies?

The AI hype cycle is pretty much all Dennis and Tom (and everybody else) hears about these days, so what happened to the other “hot” tech we were excited about barely a...

November 3, 2023

Notes, Notes Everywhere…and Not One Note to Use

Note-taking is typically a significant part of a lawyer’s life—in meetings, research, client conversations, and more. There are numerous ways to approach this simple task, but is there a *best* way? Dennis...

October 20, 2023

Nothing New Under the Sun—So What’s New in Tech?

Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon are busily announcing their latest products, and Dennis and Tom are a little underwhelmed. But, rather than ignoring the new stuff altogether, the guys lean into their...

October 6, 2023

Revisiting the Second Brain Project

Dennis and Tom’s second brains are still evolving, and the guys have updates to share on both their current progress and future goals. Listen in for their latest thoughts on tools for...

September 22, 2023

Fresh Voices on Legal Tech with Kristin Hodgins

Technology adeptness doesn’t have to look exactly the same from law firm to law firm. Kristin Hodgins joins Dennis and Tom to share her thoughts on the latest trends in legal technology...

September 8, 2023

Learning Legal Technology—What Needs to Change?

Is our current approach to legal tech education helping or hurting lawyers? Dennis and Tom think through this question out loud, pondering whether lawyers can truly learn what they need to know...

August 25, 2023

Fresh Voices on Legal Tech with Nick Rishwain

Nick Rishwain joins the guys as another fresh voice on the current happenings in legal technology. Nick shares his approach to helping attorneys understand and make the most of legal tech and...

August 11, 2023

Dennis’ Latest Legal Tech Notions—Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

A new Kennedy-Mighell Report game has begun. The premise? Dennis has a whole lot of ideas, and Tom just loves pointing out their flaws. The guys introduce a new segment called “Thumbs...

July 28, 2023

Fresh Voices on Legal Tech with Amani Smathers

What makes it so difficult for some lawyers to embrace technology? Fear, confusion, and that feeling that they just can’t ever catch up create a wall that many attorneys can’t seem to...

July 14, 2023

The Current State of Generative AI in Legal

Despite Tom’s attempted prohibition of ChatGTP on this podcast, it’s weaseled its way in once again. The guys take a hard look at where ChatGPT is really at right now, discussing both...

June 30, 2023

Fresh Voices on Legal Tech with Ivy Grey

We hate to say it again, but tech competence in the legal profession is still significantly lacking. Dennis and Tom talk with Ivy Grey about her unique approach to helping lawyers understand...

June 16, 2023

Fresh Voices on Legal Tech with Tiffany Graves

Legal technology is essential to the fight for access to justice, opening up a multitude of new possibilities for addressing legal needs. Dennis and Tom continue their “Fresh Voices” series by talking...

June 2, 2023

Summer Reading Lists & Tips on the Fediverse

Whether you’ve got a summer trip planned or not, it’s always a good time to start a really great book. Dennis and Tom talk through their personal summer reading goals and how...

May 19, 2023

Technology Spring Cleaning

Actually, Tom’s gonna blast the idea of “spring” tech cleaning right out of the water. In reality, your technology pieces most likely need more than once-a-year maintenance to stay in top condition,...

May 5, 2023

Our Vanishing Internet: Disappearing Data, Paywalls, and Memory Holes

In light of the recent Internet Archive lawsuit, Dennis has some serious questions about what it and other recent happenings may mean for the future of online content. Will we see an increase...

April 21, 2023

Fresh Voices on Legal Tech with Natalie Knowlton

Technology has become the main driver for increasing access to justice, and there are huge opportunities for legal service providers to leverage both existing and emerging tech to reach new clients. Dennis...

April 7, 2023

Fresh Voices on Legal Tech with Chase Hertel

Continuing with their “Fresh Voices On Legal Tech” interview series, Dennis and Tom welcome Chase Hertel to hear his take on direction and trends in the legal tech space. Chase discusses his...

March 24, 2023

Takeaways from TECHSHOW 2023 with Allison Johs and Jen Lee

If you missed this year’s ABA TECHSHOW conference, tune in with Dennis and Tom! They guys talk with Allison Johs and Jen Lee about key takeaways from their sessions and the latest...

March 10, 2023

Fresh Voices on Legal Tech with Kristen Sonday

In a brand new interview series, Dennis and Tom welcome Kristen Sonday to hear her perspectives on the latest developments in the legal tech world. Kristen talks about her platform at Paladin...

February 24, 2023

ChatGPT: What Else is Left to Say?

With ChatGPT splashing across headlines pretty much everywhere, what’s left for us to know about this new and almost ridiculously hot tech? Dennis and Tom give their two cents on all the...

February 10, 2023

Information Governance: What All Lawyers Need to Know

Information governance, or IG, is the new term (and then some) for records management—now encompassing the entire life cycle of information from creation to disposition. Dennis and Tom talk lawyers through the...

January 27, 2023

How Will Your Outdated Technology Hurt You?

As Southwest Airlines learned the hard way, failing to replace your old technology can really come back to bite you in the butt. The guys discuss some of the myriad issues related...

January 13, 2023

Dennis & Tom’s 2023 Tech Resolutions

With 2023 underway, the guys take a minute to see how they did on last year’s tech resolutions and talk through goals for the new year. Tune in for their approach to...

December 30, 2022

Pardon the Interruption: 2022 Edition

If you know you know… will there be another Tom-a-riffic victory? Debbie Foster is back for Dennis and Tom’s legal technology year-in-review. The trio use their traditional “Pardon the Interruption”-inspired format to...

December 16, 2022

Pondering the Twitterverse: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

After years of investment in the Twitter platform, Dennis and Tom have mixed feelings about what they want to do with their accounts under Musk’s so-far tumultuous reign. Is it time to...

December 2, 2022

Dennis and Tom Go Full Scrooge-Mode On Technology

This year, instead of spreading Christmas Cheer, the guys offer a resounding “Bah, humbug!” to all the tech stuff that irks them. So, tech giants, listen up – don’t mess with Dennis’s...

November 18, 2022

Generative AI — Is It Going to Steal Your Job?

Uh-oh, the robots are gunning for your jobs again. Or… are they? Generative AI has the ability to analyze existing knowledge and then produce its very own creative content, with varying results...

November 4, 2022

Are You Expecting Digital Twins? – The New and Varied Uses of Digital Twin Technology

Even though the concept of digital twin technology has been around for several decades, it has recently started to make waves in the world at large. Businesses of all types are using...

October 21, 2022

Tips to Make You a Microsoft Teams Wizard

The votes are in (all two of ‘em!), and Dennis and Tom agree that Microsoft Teams wins the best collaboration software award by a landslide. It’s been awhile since the guys have...

October 7, 2022

The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies: Work From Home Edition

Dennis and Tom’s new book, “The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies: Work From Home Edition,” is available now! Debbie Foster hosts this episode to chat with Dennis and Tom about...

September 23, 2022

The Collaboration Layer of Your Technology Stack

More likely than not, your tech stack isn’t enabled to its greatest functionality. Why? Well, sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. Dennis and Tom talk about maximizing the potential...

August 26, 2022

The Latest in Collaboration Tools & Technologies

It’s here! The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies: Work From Home Edition just dropped, so your favorite authors/podcast co-hosts are giving listeners the inside scoop on how this new edition...

August 12, 2022

Giving Web 3 the Third Degree

Web 3 has been picking up steam in the past year, but there are still a whole lotta people who struggle to wrap their heads around how this internet concept will impact...

July 29, 2022

Checking the Pulse of Artificial Intelligence

As we look back over its history, artificial intelligence has been lauded as the “next big thing” for decades. In some ways, it has developed by noticeable leaps and bounds, but in...

July 15, 2022

All About Microsoft Power Platform with Joe Camp

Tom’s a big fan of the Power Platform, both for its versatility and ease of use. To take a deeper look, the guys welcome Joe Camp of Microsoft to give listeners perspective...

July 1, 2022

The Internet of Things is Watching You

Billions of devices are now internet-connected and collecting data at a prodigious rate, and there seems to be no end to the development of smart things we didn’t know we needed. With...

June 17, 2022

How to Approach Your Home Office Upgrade

Post-Covid, the work-from-home lifestyle has become a lot more permanent than many of us thought it would. With this shift, many are realizing their home office setup might need some tweaks to...

June 3, 2022

Improve Your At-Home Sound Quality

If remote work is part of your new normal, it’s best for your colleagues and clients if you have an audio setup that makes your communications clear and professional. Dennis and Tom...

May 20, 2022

Are We Approaching the Great Social Media Resignation?

Elon Musk might buy Twitter, and a lot of people aren’t sure if that’d be good, bad, or bonkers. Dennis and Tom give their two cents on the possible takeover, hashing out...

May 6, 2022

Seeing the Forest Through Decision Trees

Choices can be complicated, but decision-making tools can help! Dennis and Tom talk through the concept of “decision trees” and explain a variety of methods for modeling out choices and outcomes to...

April 22, 2022

Second Brain Project: Updates and Branching Brainwaves

With different priorities and approaches, Dennis and Tom have found that—just like real brains—their Second Brain projects are unique! Listen in for updates on the latest iterations of their diverging strategies and...

April 8, 2022

No, This Podcast Could Not Have Been an Email

Time to be honest with yourself. Are you, quite possibly, wasting other people’s time with meandering, life-sucking meetings? Or, is your inbox full of languishing emails, much to the frustration of your...

March 25, 2022

The Wild World of NFTs

What are non-fungible tokens, and why should you care? Dennis & Tom break down the definition of these unique digital objects (art, video, and much more) and outline the issues surrounding their...

March 11, 2022

Metavisiting the Metaverse

Dennis and Tom plunge into the metaverse—its trends, current tech, and possibilities for the future.

February 25, 2022

Life During CyberWartime

Dennis and Tom discuss the world’s most recent major cyber attacks and what we should do to prepare ourselves for the possibility of cyber war.

February 11, 2022

Microsoft 365 — The Full Stack

Dennis and Tom dig into the seemingly endless ways Microsoft 365 can help you in your legal practice.

January 28, 2022

Innovation in Legal Ed: Emerging Tech Focus in Law Schools

Dennis and Tom talk about the variety of tech labs and/or clinics cropping up in legal education and what they bring to today’s law students.

January 14, 2022

Dennis & Tom’s 2022 Tech Resolutions

The guys look back at last year’s resolutions and share their goals for 2022.

December 31, 2021

Pardon the Interruption: 2021 Edition

It’s tradition! Dennis and Tom welcome Debbie Foster for their 2021 recap of happenings and hot topics in legal.