Your Host
Dennis Kennedy

Dennis Kennedy is an award-winning leader in applying the Internet and technology to law practice. A published author and...

Tom Mighell

Tom Mighell has been at the front lines of technology development since joining Cowles & Thompson, P.C. in 1990....

“All right, Mr. Demille, I’m ready for my close-up.” Video phone calls have been talked about for many years, from the time this famous line appeared in the movie Sunset Boulevard. Videoconferences are becoming widely used in law firms and other businesses; many lawyers, legal professionals, and HR departments are using them to provide the feel of a meeting room without the time and expense of traveling. Therefore, it is important for professionals to be prepared for the technical and visual components of their next video chat.

In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the rise of video use in calls and online meetings, the challenges and opportunities of video, and how lawyers can prepare for their video close-up. They consider several features that would improve videoconference services such as chat, screenshare, group messaging, and multi-platform compatibility and compare Zoom.us to Google hangouts and other platforms. In addition to examining personal visual components such as lighting, dress code, and in etiquette in each video conference lawyers also need to understand the ethical implications of recording witnesses or discussing strategy. In these instances they can be left with discoverable electronic data.

As their second topic, Kennedy and Mighell discuss the current state of portable computing and whether touch screens and combo laptops might be a better personal option when replacing older laptops. As always, stay tuned for Parting Shots, that one tip, website, or observation that can be used the second this podcast ends.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

 

Brought to You by
Episode Details
Published: August 29, 2014
Podcast: Kennedy-Mighell Report
Category: Best Legal Practices , Legal Technology , Practice Management
Podcast
Kennedy-Mighell Report
Kennedy-Mighell Report

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk the latest technology to improve services, client interactions, and workflow.

Listen & Subscribe
  Apple Podcasts
  Google Play
More Episodes
10/12/18
Technology Personalization

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about how the personalization of technology has made it hard to make recommendations about technology solutions.

09/28/18
Using Websites as Tools

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how they use websites and, how RSS and social media are eliminating the use of destination sites.

09/14/18
Saying Good-Buy: What to Think about when Buying Technology

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the latest technology on the market and which ones are worth the purchase.

08/31/18
Collaborating with Cybersecurity in Mind

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about how the use of collaboration tools can impact your cybersecurity.

08/10/18
Hypes and Lows: Breaking Down the Technology Hype Cycle

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the technology hype and why you should be excited about it.

07/25/18
Revisiting the Internet of Things

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the internet of things (IOT) and how the IOT has grown and developed, the problems with it and...