The Digital Edge
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.
Stacey Caywood and Dean Sonderegger discuss the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey.
Gyi Tsakalakis gives an overview of some of the best strategies solo/small firms can use in their marketing plans.
Sofia Lingos talks about the ABA 2018 Legal Technology Survey.
David Colarusso talks about the Learned Hands project.
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.
Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway share their complete list of picks for the best new technology -- some serious and some just plain fun.
Chris Newbold discusses the role of malpractice carriers and how the risk assessment process changes in law practice and the future of the profession.
Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert talk about the skills of law librarians and the roles they play in different areas of the law.
Lucian Pera talks about the ethics of lawyers using the cloud and how they can use it with confidence.
Len Heath talks about lawyer mental wellness and why it’s an issue worthy of attention in today’s legal industry.
Erin Gerstenzang talks about the initiative and the current landscape of ethics reform including lawyer regulations.
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.
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.
Molly McDonough talks about news stories lawyers want to read and how the ABA Journal has adapted to changes in media consumption.
Colin Rule explains how online dispute resolution works and how it has the potential to fill access to justice needs.
ABA TECHSHOW 2018 co-chairs Debbie Foster and Tom Mighell talk about this year’s conference.
Tom Bolt, whose firm was hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria, talks about how lawyers can prepare for natural disasters.
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.
Brett Burney talks about the latest Apple products and how they can serve lawyers.
Brian Kuhn, global co-leader for the IBM Watson legal practice, talks about why lawyers should be interested in cognitive computing (or augmented intelligence).
Guest Darin Fox talks about how he sees technology functioning in legal education including the program he oversees at the University of Oklahoma.
Heidi Alexander talks about Evernote and how it can help lawyers organize thoughts, research, and marketing.
Shantelle Argyle discusses low bono legal services and their impact on the access to justice movement.
This legal podcast covers the shift of the legal industry from a seller's to a buyer's market.
This legal podcast defines artificial intelligence and what its growing popularity means for lawyers.
Andrew Arruda, CEO of ROSS Intelligence, talks about how artificial intelligence assists lawyers, not replaces them.
Sharon and Jim discuss legal writing with Gary Kinder, founder of the editing program WordRake.
David Beech, CEO of Knights discusses his professional services firm with a successful alternative business structure (ABS) in the U.K.
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.
Practice Management Advisor Sheila Blackford advises lawyers on client trust account management.
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.
John Mitchell, a law firm diversity coach, talks about the difference between diversity and inclusion and explains diversity fatigue.
PayneGroup CEO Donna Payne talks about ways attorneys can better handle their metadata.
Sharon and Jim speak with Legal Technology Consultant Andrew Adkins about his time as chief information officer for the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC.
Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with The Remsen Group President John Remsen, Jr. about the benefits of creating a firm-wide business plan.
Jack Newton and Larry Port discuss cloud computing and the new cloud security standards for legal professionals released by the Legal Cloud Computing Association.
Friend of the show Linda Klein talks about how she has used technology in her legal practice over the years and why lawyers should pay attention now.
Recently, the legal publishing company Fastcase received a takedown notice from the parent company of another publishing company, Casemaker, claiming they had exclusive rights to distribute, for commercial use, the Georgia Administrative Rules and Regulations. Fastcase CEO Ed Walters was surprised by this demand, because public law is not copyrightable. As a response, Ed decided...
In 2009, the American Bar Association created the Commission on Ethics 20/20 to examine in depth how changes in technology affect the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The commission made many recommendations and, most notably, the ABA modified Rule 1.1 regarding lawyer competence. In the new version, Rule 1.1 Comment 8 reads “To maintain...
30 years ago, the legal community began to see the value in the intersection between technology and the law. Lawyers are now using new software and tech devices more than ever in their practices and the courtroom, making the ABA TECHSHOW’s 30th anniversary valuable to anyone working in the legal field. So what’s going on...
“The question is not can a machine exhibit empathy or judgement but instead for what problems are empathy, judgement, or creativity the solution?” -Richard Susskind After years of writing and thinking about the future of the legal profession, Richard Susskind began to run into legal professionals whose careers are being affected by technology. In addition...
With the data breaches and ransomware that has plagued law firms (and other companies) of all sizes recently, clients and firm managers alike are seeking more advanced data security. Certifications like the ISO 27001 provide guidelines and standards for how to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information your firm holds. But what...
How do people find lawyers these days? Although many attorneys believe they are discovered through a Google or Bing search, legal service consumers are actually still taking recommendations from people they know and trust. But technology has added a multitude of new ways that people perform research and journey to find lawyers. Potential clients will...
And we’re back with another year of gift ideas for the tech savvy lawyer. Whether you are looking for a Star Wars drone for… ahem… your children, a computer or printer that you can fit in your pocket, or a whiskey glass to bring to Mars, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway have the inside tip....
After the disaster that was Windows 8, many lawyers are hesitant to upgrade to Windows 10. But for those of you with Microsoft operating systems, the change is likely inevitable. Furthermore, Windows 10 has a free upgrade for a year! So what do lawyers need to know about the new OS? Are rumors of high...
Due to the changing landscape of legal services, small to medium sized law firms need to consistently update their financial management processes. Essentially, these firms need to provide affordable services to their clients while ensuring the owners get the compensation they believe they deserve. But without necessarily having an in-house financial manager, how do they...
Legal marketing has changed dramatically in the past 20 years as we have reached “the digital era.” Some lawyers have embraced this new world of social media marketing, engaging website content, and cloud-based computing. But those who have not, particularly solo and small firm lawyers, are missing out on an opportunity for increased client base,...
Many lawyers work far more than 40 hours a week and still lack the time to work on firm marketing, practice management, and spending time with friends and family. Furthermore, with increases in technology, it seems as though lawyers should be more efficient, but this isn’t always the case. What are we doing wrong and...
The legal service industry has been changing rapidly, causing many lawyers to worry about the future of their practice. Many potential clients are now looking online for solutions to legal problems. Despite this, there is still a large percentage of the population without access to the legal services they need. In order to deal with...
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has become an incredibly popular term in marketing, but many lawyers (and most business owners) are still confused about what SEO is and how to hire the right SEO consultant. Furthermore, having an online presence is not all about SEO. Online marketing can be frustrating and confusing, but it is essential...
Most lawyers who listen to The Digital Edge are already aware of many benefits of tablet use in the courtroom. There are apps for note taking, document review, legal research, and, of course, trial presentation. But this is just the beginning! Having a tablet opens up many avenues of convenience for litigators, trial prep and...
Sharon D. Nelson is president of the digital forensics, information technology, and cybersecurity firm Sensei Enterprises. In addition to...
Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program, Jim Calloway is a recognized speaker on legal technology issues,...
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