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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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Jun 16, 2022

Professor Kenton Brice on Training the Next Generation of Lawyers and the Future of Legal Tech

Today’s law students grew up side by side with technology and typically view it as an integral part of their lives and futures as lawyers. As such, today’s law schools are working...

May 26, 2022

Cyber Insurance for Law Firms: Skyrocketing Prices and Less Coverage

If you’ve struggled to afford cyber insurance, you’re not alone. In the past year, prices rose by 30 to 40 percent, and some law firms, especially solos and smalls, were forced to...

Apr 28, 2022

How to Build a Successful Solo Law Practice

When starting your own law firm, you don’t know what you don’t know! Thankfully, those who have gone before have plenty of tips for avoiding common mistakes. One such lawyer, Mark Bassingthwaighte,...

Mar 24, 2022

What Do Women Lawyers Really Want from Their Law Firms?

Is there potential for a mass exodus of women from the legal profession? Multiple studies have shown that the pandemic was harder on women, with increased home responsibilities falling disproportionately upon them...

Feb 24, 2022

ABA TECHSHOW 2022: An Interview with Co-Chairs Brooke Moore and Ivan Hemmans

Brooke and Ivan give an inside look at the exciting tracks and sessions available for TECHSHOW 2022 attendees.

Jan 20, 2022

Remote Litigation Tips: A View From the Bench with Judge John Tran

Judge John Tran offers his tips for lawyers for becoming competent and comfortable with technology in remote proceedings.

Dec 23, 2021

The Future of Digital Court Reporting

Tony Sirna gives an overview of the evolution of digital court reporting and the improvement it has brought about in court proceedings.

Nov 24, 2021

‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2021

Merry Tech Toys season! Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson share their top wishlist picks for the holidays.

Oct 28, 2021

A Conversation with LawPay’s CEO – and Introducing ClientCredit

Dru Armstrong offers insights on how payment platforms make life easier for attorneys.

Sep 30, 2021

New Horizons for the ABA Journal

Judge Herbert Dixon discusses plans for the future of the ABA Journal.

Aug 26, 2021

The Rise of Re-Regulation in the Legal Industry

Jordan Furlong explains current legal re-regulation trends and offers guidance for legal professionals as they navigate this new wave of industry changes.

Jul 29, 2021

Overcoming Trust Account Management Challenges

Nota CEO Paul Garibian talks through best practices for managing IOLTA accounts.

Jun 24, 2021

The Southern Poverty Law Center: A View From the Inside

Natalie Kelly shares insights on the important work of the Southern Poverty Law Center and her role in modernizing its legal operations.

May 27, 2021

10 Features of Microsoft 365 That Lawyers Love

Ben Schorr digs into 10 features of Microsoft 365 that lawyers find particularly well-suited to the unique needs of legal practice.

Apr 22, 2021

Managing Your Law Firm Through Change

Mary Vandenack shares how her firm navigated pandemic-era changes and her tips for shifting your business model to accommodate the needs of your clients.

Mar 25, 2021

Clio’s 2021 Legal Trends for Solo Law Firms

Jack Newton shares insights on Clio’s first solo-focused trends report and offers tips for how to stay competitive in the midst of pandemic-era changes in solo practice.

Feb 25, 2021

How to Win Clients Online for Free!

Nothing in life is free… or is it? Gyi Tsakalakis shares no-cost methods for improving your online presence to gain more clients.

Jan 26, 2021

ABA TECHSHOW 2021 Goes Virtual!

ABA TECHSHOW co-chairs Allan Mackenzie and Roberta Tepper offer a sneak peek at the content and events coming to this year’s fully online conference.

Dec 24, 2020

What’s on the Horizon for Law Firms in 2021?

Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson give their take on which of the many pandemic-related changes will most likely impact the future of the legal profession.

Nov 23, 2020

‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2020

Tech Toys are back! Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson share their favorite wishlist picks for the 2020 holiday season.

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.

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Sharon D. Nelson

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

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

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