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The Digital Edge, hosted by Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway, provides listeners with tips and tools for career success, as well as cutting-edge technology news. Nelson and Calloway invite noted authors, speakers, and legal technologists to discuss topics at the intersection of law and technology.

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Oct 22, 2020

Arizona First State to Approve Non-Lawyer Ownership of Law Firms

Arizona Vice Chief Justice Ann Timmer gives an overview of the state’s reforms allowing lawyers and non-lawyers to share fees.

Sep 28, 2020

Supreme Court of Virginia’s Lawyers’ Wellness Initiative: A Rousing Success!

Margaret Ogden, wellness coordinator at the Supreme Court of Virginia, shares insights into new initiatives focused on attorney mental health and wellbeing.

Aug 27, 2020

COVID-19 is Brutal to Young Lawyers

Young lawyer Graham Bryant shares the struggles of his demographic as they cope with the hardships of the pandemic.

Jul 23, 2020

Best Practices for Audio and Video Evidence: Avoid Mistakes in Court!

A/V forensics expert David Notowitz discusses strategies for enhancing your presentations of audio and video evidence in court.

Jun 25, 2020

A Legal Podcast About Legal Podcasting

Bob Ambrogi, Joe Patrice, and Tom Mighell join Sharon and Jim to discuss their experiences in the world of legal podcasting.

May 18, 2020

Professor Richard Susskind Discusses Online Courts

Professor Richard Susskind shares insights on how the pandemic will impact the future of online legal and court services.

Apr 27, 2020

Risky Business: How Lawyers are Navigating Through COVID-19 and the Rocky Economy

Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway offer guidance for weathering COVID-19 and its economic impacts on the legal profession.

Mar 24, 2020

Tech Toolbox: What’s Right for Your Practice?

Richard Ferguson offers tips for selecting the right technology tools for your law firm.

Feb 28, 2020

The Best Lawyer You Can Be: A Guide to Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness

Stewart Levine discusses his ABA-published book about practical strategies for increasing lawyer well-being.

Jan 16, 2020

Law in the Age of the Consumer: It’s the Model That Matters

Erin Levine offers insights on how to meet the changing needs of modern legal consumers.

Dec 23, 2019

A Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2020

ABA TECHSHOW 2020 co-chairs Heidi Alexander and Catherine Sanders Reach share insights.

Nov 12, 2019

‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2019

Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway share their list of must-have tech toys for 2019!

Oct 16, 2019

What Lawyers Need to Know to Succeed in the Marketplace

Katy Goshtasbi shares strategies for clearly defining your values in order to effectively grow your brand.

Sep 27, 2019

Cybersecurity Basics for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

John Simek offers essential cybersecurity tips for solo and small firm lawyers.

Aug 27, 2019

The ”Big Ideas” of Law Practice – and Emerging Practice Areas

Lance Johnson, contributing features editor of the ABA’s Law Practice magazine, gives an overview of recent articles in the magazine’s Big Ideas Issue.

Jul 25, 2019

Building a Cutting Edge Virtual Law Firm

Brooke Moore discusses the benefits of moving to a virtual law practice and shares useful tactics for setting up a web-based firm.

Jun 27, 2019

Digital Detoxing for Lawyers

Roberta Tepper talks about digital addiction for lawyers and gives a step-by-step process of how legal professions can reduce their time when using their mobile devices.

May 29, 2019

How Can Chatbots Help Your Law Firm?

Tom Martin talks about how chatbots are being put to work in the legal industry.

Apr 26, 2019

Highlights of the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey

Stacey Caywood and Dean Sonderegger discuss the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey.

Mar 27, 2019

Successful Digital Marketing Tips for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

Gyi Tsakalakis gives an overview of some of the best strategies solo/small firms can use in their marketing plans.

Feb 27, 2019

ABA 2018 Legal Technology Survey: Takeaways for Lawyers

Sofia Lingos talks about the ABA 2018 Legal Technology Survey.

Feb 1, 2019

Using Gamification of Access to Justice to Train Artificial Intelligence

David Colarusso talks about the Learned Hands project.

Dec 20, 2018

A Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2019

Lincoln Mead and John Simek share how the conference stays current on tech for lawyers and give tips on how to best prepare for attending the show.

Nov 16, 2018

‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2018

Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway share their complete list of picks for the best new technology -- some serious and some just plain fun.

Oct 31, 2018

The Insurance Industry Studies the Future of Law Practice

Chris Newbold discusses the role of malpractice carriers and how the risk assessment process changes in law practice and the future of the profession.

Sep 26, 2018

The Wizardry of Law Librarians

Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert talk about the skills of law librarians and the roles they play in different areas of the law.

Aug 29, 2018

The Cloudy Ethics of Cloud Computing

Lucian Pera talks about the ethics of lawyers using the cloud and how they can use it with confidence.

Jul 31, 2018

Addressing Lawyer Mental Wellness at the Virginia Bar

Len Heath talks about lawyer mental wellness and why it’s an issue worthy of attention in today’s legal industry.

Jun 26, 2018

The Data-Driven Ethics Initiative

Erin Gerstenzang talks about the initiative and the current landscape of ethics reform including lawyer regulations.

May 29, 2018

The Case for Collaboration

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their book that talks about doing collaborations and why it’s necessary for lawyers, as well as tools attorneys can use to create efficient teamwork.

Apr 16, 2018

The Lean Law Firm

Larry Port and Dave Maxfield, authors of The Lean Law Firm, talk about running a lean law firm and the first steps to adopting lean techniques.

Mar 14, 2018

The ABA Journal: Legal Journalism in the Digital Age

Molly McDonough talks about news stories lawyers want to read and how the ABA Journal has adapted to changes in media consumption.

Feb 13, 2018

Expanding Access to Justice through Online Dispute Resolution

Colin Rule explains how online dispute resolution works and how it has the potential to fill access to justice needs.

Jan 19, 2018

Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2018

ABA TECHSHOW 2018 co-chairs Debbie Foster and Tom Mighell talk about this year’s conference.

Dec 21, 2017

When the Bell Tolls for Thee: Disaster Planning and Recovery for Law Firms

Tom Bolt, whose firm was hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria, talks about how lawyers can prepare for natural disasters.

Dec 4, 2017

‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2017

Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway discuss a wide range of products, from doorbells to submarines, to help you brainstorm gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Oct 17, 2017

The Apple Product Cheat Sheet for Lawyers

Brett Burney talks about the latest Apple products and how they can serve lawyers.

Sep 12, 2017

How Augmented Intelligence and Cognitive Computing Serves the Legal Profession

Brian Kuhn, global co-leader for the IBM Watson legal practice, talks about why lawyers should be interested in cognitive computing (or augmented intelligence).

Aug 10, 2017

Teaching the Technology of Law Practice to Law Students

Guest Darin Fox talks about how he sees technology functioning in legal education including the program he oversees at the University of Oklahoma.

Jul 10, 2017

Evernote for Lawyers: Manage Your Research, Marketing, and Process

Heidi Alexander talks about Evernote and how it can help lawyers organize thoughts, research, and marketing.

Jun 12, 2017

Low Bono Legal Services: Working to Provide Access to Justice

Shantelle Argyle discusses low bono legal services and their impact on the access to justice movement.

May 8, 2017

Is Law Really A Buyer’s Market? And If So, Now What?

This legal podcast covers the shift of the legal industry from a seller's to a buyer's market.

Apr 14, 2017

Defining Artificial Intelligence as a Legal Tool

This legal podcast defines artificial intelligence and what its growing popularity means for lawyers.

Mar 31, 2017

Running with the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law

Andrew Arruda, CEO of ROSS Intelligence, talks about how artificial intelligence assists lawyers, not replaces them.

Feb 9, 2017

The Importance of Legal Writing

Sharon and Jim discuss legal writing with Gary Kinder, founder of the editing program WordRake.

Jan 12, 2017

Will Alternative Business Structures in U.K. Law Firms Cross the Pond?

David Beech, CEO of Knights discusses his professional services firm with a successful alternative business structure (ABS) in the U.K.

Dec 7, 2016

‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2016

Struggling to find the perfect gadget for that tech savvy attorney in your life? Sharon and Jim share their top tech toys and gifting goodies for the holidays.

Nov 23, 2016

Trust Accounting for Lawyers

Practice Management Advisor Sheila Blackford advises lawyers on client trust account management.

Oct 21, 2016

Analysis of the ABA Report on the Future of Legal Services

The ABA Future of Legal Services commission, the data found in that study, and how those findings can help lawyers improve and prepare for the future of law.

Sep 19, 2016

Attaining Law Firm Diversity

John Mitchell, a law firm diversity coach, talks about the difference between diversity and inclusion and explains diversity fatigue.

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Sharon D. Nelson

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. is president of the digital forensics, managed information technology and cybersecurity firm Sensei Enterprises. Ms....

Jim Calloway

Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program, Jim Calloway is a recognized speaker on legal technology issues,...

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