Tom Mighell

Tom Mighell

Host of Kennedy-Mighell Report

Tom Mighell has been at the front lines of technology development since joining Cowles & Thompson, P.C. in 1990. Mighell is a published author, noted legal technologist, and runs his own blog, Inter Alia. He is currently senior consultant for Contoural, Inc., working with corporations to improve their records management and e-discovery practice, and he has served as chair of the ABA Law Practice Management Section.

Recent Episodes
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How Will Your Outdated Technology Hurt You?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.

December 17, 2021

Using Audio to Up Your Productivity

Dennis and Tom debate whether music and ambient audio can help you work and do life better.

December 3, 2021

Dennis & Tom’s Top 12 Personal Productivity Tips

The dynamic duo offers up their most prized productivity tips!

November 19, 2021

Celebrating 300 Episodes with Dennis & Tom!

Special guest host Adriana Linares puts Dennis and Tom under the microscope as they hit this new milestone for the Kennedy-Mighell Report.

November 5, 2021

Portals, Portals Everywhere

Dennis and Tom highlight the many advantages of client portals and, if you’re late to the party, how to implement one for your law firm.

October 22, 2021

Why You Need a To-Do List App

Dennis and Tom enlighten us all on the many ways to-do list applications just make life better.

October 8, 2021

Dennis and Tom’s Second Brain Update

It’s alive! Dennis and Tom share progress on their Second Brain projects.

September 24, 2021

New Ransomware Surge – Protect Your Law Firm Now

The guys take a serious look at federal alerts on ransomware upticks and talk about what lawyers and firms must do to prevent cyber attacks.

September 10, 2021

Practicing Productization

Dennis and Tom explore both history and current trends in legal service productization.

August 27, 2021

Legal Tech During COVID-19: Have Law Firms Adapted or Not?

Debbie Foster shares insights how how law firms are doing with their use of tech.

August 13, 2021

I Just Wanna Automate, Automate

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk all things document automation and offer up their favorite tools for law firms.

July 30, 2021

Tagging Your Way to Productivity

Tagging may be the best path for you to ensure the information you need is available when you need it.

July 16, 2021

Does it Take 10,000 Hours to Become a Legal Tech Expert?

Learn how to develop a personal legal tech learning plan with Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell’s helpful tips.

July 2, 2021

Don’t Make Me Go Back to the Office!

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell hash out the pros and cons of returning to the office and why a hybrid approach might be best for both employees and employers.

June 18, 2021

20 Tips in 20 Minutes!

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell offer up simple tips to help you make the most of your time and technology.

June 4, 2021

Essential Summer Reading Lists for 2021

In keeping with tradition, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell share their top book recommendations for the summer!

May 21, 2021

How COVID Changed Our Cybersecurity Landscape

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell examine today’s cyber threats and give their take on why rapid evolution in cybercrime tactics leaves many law firms in a precarious position.

May 7, 2021

Blog? Law Review? Something Else? — Publishing Options for Legal Scholars

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell examine existing legal publishing and the need for innovative new platforms for legal content.

April 9, 2021

Second Brain Project: Sharing, Part 1

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their unique perspectives on the “sharing” pillar of their Second Brain projects.

March 26, 2021

Reflections on ABA TECHSHOW 2021

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their experiences at this year’s entirely virtual TECHSHOW.

March 12, 2021

APIs for the Win!

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the vast potential of APIs in the world of legal.

February 26, 2021

Second Brain Project: Action, Part 1

Dennis and Tom hash out plans and the challenges to be overcome in making their Second Brain projects ready for action.

February 12, 2021

The Latest Trends in Collaboration Technologies

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell hash out how lawyers are really doing in their use of collaboration tools and offer guidance for making smarter choices.