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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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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.

Aug 31, 2016

Metadata Management and Daily Best Practices

PayneGroup CEO Donna Payne talks about ways attorneys can better handle their metadata.

Aug 3, 2016

Tips for Managing Technology from a Chief Information Officer

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.

Jun 24, 2016

The Benefits and Challenges of Implementing a Firm-Wide Strategic Plan

Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with The Remsen Group President John Remsen, Jr. about the benefits of creating a firm-wide business plan.

May 20, 2016

What Lawyers Should Know About Cloud Computing Security Standards

Jack Newton and Larry Port discuss cloud computing and the new cloud security standards for legal professionals released by the Legal Cloud Computing Association.

May 4, 2016

How Technology Has, and Will, Impact the Practice of Law

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.

Apr 1, 2016

The Law is Not Copyrightable: Fastcase Sues Casemaker

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...

Mar 10, 2016

The Lawyer’s Duty of Technology Competence

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...

Jan 27, 2016

ABA TECHSHOW 2016: An Interview with Chair Steve Best

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...

Jan 19, 2016

The Future of the Professions: An Interview with Richard and Daniel Susskind

“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...

Jan 4, 2016

What’s Hot in Cybersecurity for Law Firms

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...

Dec 17, 2015

The Internet’s Role in Client Development

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...

Nov 11, 2015

‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2015

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....

Oct 12, 2015

Windows 10: What Lawyers Need to Know

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...

Sep 10, 2015

Results-Oriented Financial Management for Lawyers

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...

Aug 27, 2015

How to Attract Clients in the Digital Era

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,...

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Sharon D. Nelson

Sharon D. Nelson is president of the digital forensics, information technology, and cybersecurity firm Sensei Enterprises. In addition to...

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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