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Law Technology Now

Law Technology Now explores the latest in legal technology and innovation. Key players in the legal technology community join the hosts to highlight the top trends and developments in the legal world. Tune in to hear conversations about innovative ways to improve the practice of law, providing greater access to justice, and making legal services more affordable.

Jan 31, 2017

The Origin of Rocket Matter: What Makes Web-Based Legal Software Successful

Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port discusses his company, investors and competition, and gives advice to young technology entrepreneurs.

Jan 25, 2017

Legalweek 2017: Expanding the Conference Beyond Tech

Guests discuss Legalweek 2017 a conference originally focused on technology but has broadened its scope to include the whole legal industry.

Dec 8, 2016

The Influences and Advantages of Legal Tech

LegalMosaic CEO Mark Cohen talks about how tech is transforming the delivery of legal services and what's on the horizon for 2017.

Nov 4, 2016

Fails and Sales: Lessons in Legal Entrepreneur from Gary Sangha

Monica Bay and Adam Camras talk with lecturer/entrepreneur Gary Sangha on his keynote speech at the Above the Law Academy for Private Practice conference.

Oct 31, 2016

The Benefits of Litigation Management Applications

Allegory Founder and CEO Alma Asay talks about litigation management and how new software can greatly improve the litigation process.

Oct 6, 2016

The Growth of Legal Tech Entrepreneurship

The upcoming Above the Law Academy for Private Practice Conference, legal tech entrepreneurship, and how law firms can leverage new tech better.

Oct 5, 2016

Closing the Gap Between Law School and the Legal Industry

Professor Daniel Martin Katz talks about the legal industry’s need for law school curriculums to better reflect the demands of the legal marketplace.

Sep 20, 2016

Bringing Innovation to the Practice of Law

Assistant GC Fred Headon on the benefits that adopting successful procedures from other industries could bring to the practice of law.

Aug 31, 2016

The Evolution of the Digital Courtroom

Bob Ambrogi talks with Opus 2 International, Inc. CEO Graham Smith-Bernal about his career and the evolution of the electronic courtroom.

Aug 5, 2016

How Law Firms and Lawyers Can Improve Their Productivity

Monica Bay speaks with reporter and author Charles Duhigg about his new book, “Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business.”

Jul 8, 2016

LegalX: Innovators from MaRS

Aron Solomon and Jason Moyse, the co-founders of recent MaRS startup LegalX. talk about convergence innovation in the legal field.

Jun 20, 2016

How Bloomberg is Changing Legal Annotation

Bob Ambrogi speaks with Bloomberg BNA Legal Division President David Perla about his career, Bloomberg Law, and how their smartcode is changing traditional legal annotation.

Jun 7, 2016

10 Ways to Accelerate the Adoption of Legal Tech

CodeX FutureLaw keynote speaker Jim J. Sandman discusses the 10 reasons the law has been slow to adopt technology and the “levers of power” that might be engaged to accelerate that rate.

May 3, 2016

How Artificial Intelligence Will Influence the Future of Legal Practice

Artificial intelligence expert Eric Laughlin talks about how AI will revolutionize the practice of law and provide greater legal access to the masses.

May 2, 2016

Upcoming 2016 CodeX FutureLaw Conference

Dr. Roland Vogl stops by to discuss his work history in legal tech, the Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX), and the upcoming CodeX FutureLaw Conference.

Mar 24, 2016

Working Abroad: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Global Travel

Many large companies have global business interests that require employees to travel to multiple countries within the same year. However, several of these same companies find it difficult to navigate the shifting rules pertaining to business visas as they cross national boundaries. How can these businesses continue to have a global presence while avoiding the...

Feb 1, 2016

Data Analytics: The Art of The Win

“He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.” – Sun Tzu In the time leading up to litigation, many attorneys grapple with the pros and cons of litigation for their clients. It is often difficult to quantify the probability of success or what it will take to get there. In...

Feb 1, 2016

Legal Research Software: Mapping Data to Save Time and Improve Access

It is an exciting time for legal research. The text-based searches of yesterday are giving way to the interactive visualization of data. What this means is that lawyers will have more control over and increased awareness of their research projects. The visual ability to map out information empowers researchers to understand when enough is enough,...

Feb 1, 2016

Law Technology Now Returns

Law Technology Now returns as Monica Bay and Bob Ambrogi bring the show back to the air in an exciting new format. By alternating hosting duties back and forth, the show is designed to provide a different perspective episode to episode. Catch up with our hosts as they discuss their predictions for 2016, ideas for...

Sep 3, 2013

Getting to Yes: Advice for Legal Entrepreneurs from a Venture Capitalist

In the September edition of Law Technology Now, attorney Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, interviews Robert Siegel, general partner at Xseed Capital about how Silicon Valley is becoming a hot bed of legal technology startups. With two major Bay Area universities — Stanford and the University of California Berkeley, both with strong synergies among their...

Aug 1, 2013

G-Harmony: Motorola Mobility’s Law Department Embraces Google Culture

Last year, Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. As usually happens in such a merger, the law department went though a significant re-organization. Of the law department’s 250 people, 150 departed post-merger — some to Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., others left the company. The MM law department took Google’s instructions to better...

Jul 1, 2013

Law Librarians at the Front Lines of Change

In the June edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, an attorney and Editor-in-Chief of ALM’s Law Technology News invites her American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) co-presenters, Steven Lastres and D. Casey Flaherty to chat about the recent and upcoming changes in technology affecting law librarians and legal research. Bay, Lastres, and Flaherty...

May 31, 2013

Code X: Stanford Law’s Hotbed of Legal Technology Startups

In the Law Technology News June cover story, “Silicon Startups,” reporter Tam Harbert describes how Stanford University’s Law School has become the “vortex” for entrepreneurship in legal technology. The law school has joined forces with the University’s engineering and computer science departments to create the Center for Legal Informatics laboratory — dubbed Code X. Among the...

May 1, 2013

Here Comes the Next Round of E-Discovery Rules

In this May edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, invites Mark Michels, a director in Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, and Henry Kelston, senior counsel at Milberg, to discuss the proposed changes in federal e-discovery rules. Kelston’s article, “Are We on the Cusp of Major Changes to E-Discovery Rules?“,...

Apr 16, 2013

2013’s Legal Technology Trends

Host Monica Bay, lawyer and editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, joins Robert J. Ambrogi, lawyer, writer, and media consultant, to talk about the latest legal technology trends they’ve seen at the trade-show circuit this year. Co-host of Legal Talk Network’s Lawyer2Lawyer podcast, Ambrogi runs a solo law firm where he represents clients in cases...

Mar 20, 2013

Bombs Away: Erasing Information in the Big Data Era

In this April edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, joins Barclay Blair, founder of ViaLumina an information governing consulting service, to talk about the idea of digital data being erased. We know that simply putting it in the trash can on our desktop isn’t enough, but can...

Oct 1, 2012

Defending Big Data

On this October edition of Law Technology Now,  host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, chats with Mark Melodia, partner at Reed Smith and Antony Kim, a partner at Orrick, to discuss the Law Technology News October cover story, Defending Big Data. Special thanks to our sponsors, AppRiver and PC Law

Sep 4, 2012

The Eureka Moment: How Big Law Has Learned to Love Legal Practice Management

In this September edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, joins Dechert’s Colleen Nihill, firm wide director of project management and Anthony Licata, chief financial officer, and Kim Craig, director of project management office at Seyfarth Shaw, to discuss how Big Law is adopting legal project management, especially...

Jul 30, 2012

American Bar Association Updates Technology Ethics Rules

In this August edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, joins Attorney Michael Arkfeld, principal of Arkfeld and Associates, and John Barkett, a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, to discuss pending changes to the ABA’s Model Code of Professional Conduct, addressing technology, and lawyers’ responsibilities to understand...

Jul 2, 2012

Child’s Play: What E-Discovery Teams Can Learn from Kindergarteners

Law Technology Now, host and editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, Monica Bay joins U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse, to discuss his Law Technology News article, Child’s Play. Judge Waxse discusses nine ways e-discovery teams can follow the lead of elementary school students and cooperate with their opponents by listening, sharing, compromising and more....

Jun 5, 2012

Remote Working Options for Lawyers

The convergence of technology has created a “tipping point” for remote work options for attorneys.  Law Technology Now, host and editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, Monica Bay analyzes the key advantages of remote work options, which is also June’s Law Technology News’ cover story, Unleashed, with Albert Barsocchini, senior director, strategic consulting at NightOwl...

May 1, 2012

Video Conferencing for Lawyers

Video conferencing can be a very effective and economical tool for law firms and corporate law departments, as long as the correct choices are made.  Find out how to choose the correct video conferencing technology for you when Monica Bay, host of Law Technology Now and editor-in-chief of ALM’s Law Technology News, interviews Steven Levy, ...

Mar 29, 2012

Act Two: Legal Tech Pioneers Return to Compete in Legal Tech Market

On Law Technology Now, host and Law Technology News magazine editor-in-chief, Monica Bay joins William Bice, co-founder and chair of LiquidPractice and CEO of Exemplify,  and Graham Smith, founder and CEO of Opus 2 International, to talk about Law Technology News’ April cover story, “Act Two.” Bice and Smith explain why they decided to return...

Mar 2, 2012

Finders, Keepers: How Vendor Websites Can Turn Visitors into Buyers

Ask any CIO about trying to find information on legal technology products or services and you’ll get an earful. The bottom line is vendors need to build sites with user needs in mind, and not just data a vendor is trying to glean. On Law Technology Now, host and Law Technology News magazine editor-in-chief, Monica...

Feb 7, 2012

Legal Talk Network Live at LegalTechNY 2012- True Grit: E-Discovery in Big Law Firms.

Monica Bay, Editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, discusses this month’s cover story, True Grit. The   story dives into the intricacies of how big law firms treat E-discovery, and the surprising gray area surrounding it. Be sure to watch the interview , hosted by Legal Talk Network producer, Kate Kenney.

Jan 27, 2012

True Grit: BigLaw Struggles to Find the Right E-Discovery Formula

Management of e-discovery is a challenge for large firms, whose clients present complex litigation with literally millions of electronically stored documents. In today’s competitive environment, firms have been exploring everything from e-discovery practice groups to vendor alliances, in order to attract clients. On Law Technology Now, host and Law Technology News’ editor-in-chief, Monica Bay joins...

Jan 5, 2012

E-Discovery: 2011 Year in Review

On this January edition of Law Technology Now, host and Law Technology News’ editor-in-chief, Monica Bay joins Cecil Lynn III, e-discovery counsel at Littler. Lynn, who is based in Phoenix, offers a sneak preview of his second annual “Year in Review” analysis of 2011’s most important electronic data discovery rulings. Special thanks to our sponsors,...

Dec 5, 2011

E-discovery Preservation: Reset to Neutral

The landmark Zubulake e-discovery decisions were the first of many to transform a narrow duty not to spoliate into a much broader duty to affirmatively preserve all possibly relevant evidence when there exists a “reasonable anticipation of litigation.”  But have these judicial opinions gone too far? In the December edition of Law Technology Now, Robert...

Nov 9, 2011

The Business Case for Information Governance

Information governance can be expensive, but not adopting compliance programs can cost much more. Attorney Christian Liipfert, president of Houston-based Christian Liipfert Consulting,  and Chicago-based Theodore L. Banks, of counsel to Schoeman Updike & Kaufman (and president of Compliance & Competition Consultants) join Law Technology News’ editor-in-chief Monica Bay, to discuss how compliance and risk...

Oct 3, 2011

Wrong Way: How to “Recover” from (and Prevent) Courtroom Technology Snafus

In the high-profile Casey Anthony murder case, the defense team was able to capitalize on prosecutor missteps by using social media as a virtual “shadow jury, ” tailoring and tweaking their strategy based on reactions posted on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other media.  On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay (editor of Law Technology News)...

Sep 1, 2011

Apple in the Courtroom: Using an iPad to Persuade Jurors in a High-Profile Trial

On the September edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay (editor of Law Technology News) talks to Alabama trial lawyer James Moncus III, from the law firm of Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, about why and how he used an iPad to present his high-profile wrongful death case to the judge and jury.  Jamie...

Aug 1, 2011

Sham Exam? The Controversy over E-Discovery Certification

Providers are now offering certification courses and tests for e-discovery workers. Critics charge that the programs target the most vulnerable members of the legal community, advocates say they are a step in the right direction to provide better education and standards.  On the August edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay (editor of Law...

Jul 6, 2011

Going Fourth: Privacy Issues and GPS Devices

As smartphones and GPS devices become increasingly sophisticated, your every move can be tracked and your every communication read by law enforcement.  On the July edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks with consultant Joshua Engel, the “Fourth Amendment Guru” of the EDD Update blog,  about privacy issues, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s...

May 31, 2011

To Catch a Thief

What can CIOs (and other firm leaders) do to protect confidential client data from thieves — who are on the payroll? On the June edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay is joined by Tam Harbert, author of Law Technology News’ June cover story, “Catch Me If You Can.”  They discuss how BigLaw is...

May 10, 2011

Are Chief Information Officers Obsolete?

With the emergence of cloud computing, have traditional duties for chief information officers evaporated like a mist on a summer morning? Or does the cloud free up IT leaders to pursue different, and possibly more important, roles in their firms and organizations? On this May edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay is joined...

Apr 1, 2011

Facebook’s “One-Button” Tool

In this April edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes back Austin-based attorney and e-discovery columnist Craig Ball,  author of the Law Technology News’ column, “Ball in Your Court”. Monica and Craig discuss recent e-discovery cases and developments, including Facebook’s decision to create a “one-button” tool to collect user data on its social...

Feb 28, 2011

Retiring Baby Boomers’ Impact on Law Firms

Could it be possible that Baby Boomers in IT and litigation support really might retire?  Will law firms and law departments be caught off guard and face a sudden talent drought? In this March edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes David Cowen, founder and president of The Cowen Group and Michael Potters,...

Feb 4, 2011

Building Ethical Walls in Microsoft SharePoint

In our February edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Mark Gerow director of applications development and business process in the intellectual property group at Fenwick & West.  They talk about why SharePoint is so popular in law firms, and how firms can create “ethical walls” to protect client confidentiality — the subject...

Jan 6, 2011

Sneak Preview!

In this January edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Cecil Lynn III , e-discovery counsel at Littler and Judy Kelly, senior producer for LegalTech and Virtual LegalTech. First, we hear from Cecil about the most important e-discovery cases of 2010, and his article that will appear in the inaugural issue of ALM’s...

Dec 3, 2010

Align Your Allies

In this December edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Steven Levy, CEO of Seattle’s Lexician Consulting. They discuss Levy’s December cover story in Law Technology News magazine, “Align Your Allies,” discussing common project management mistakes and concrete tips to help project managers win buy-in from even the crankiest of stakeholders.

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