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Law Technology Now

Hosted by Monica Bay and Bob Ambrogi, Law Technology Now explores the latest in legal technology. 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 technology improving the practice of law, providing greater access to justice, and making legal services more affordable.

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.

Nov 1, 2010
iPad Revolution

In this November edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes John Cleaves, the supervisor of practice support at Latham & Watkins, to discuss his article in Law Technology News’ November issue, “Build Your Own App,” about creating iPad and smartphone applications for law firms and legal organizations. John explores the emergence of Apple...

Oct 5, 2010
Crash or Soar? Predictive Coding

In this October edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Anne Kershaw, principal of A. Kershaw Attorneys & Consultants and co-founder of the eDiscovery Institute and Joseph Howie, principal of Howie Consulting and EDI’s director of metrics development and communications. Kershaw and Howie are co-authors of Law Technology News’ October cover story,...

Sep 9, 2010
Legal Blogs Are Thriving

In this September edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Law Technology News’ Web Watch columnist and co-host of Lawyer2Lawyer, Bob Ambrogi. Bob says legal blogs have matured in the last few years — and now provide rich, nuanced content that genuinely helps practitioners. Bob talks about why legal blogs are thriving...

Aug 5, 2010
The 2010 Socha/Gelbmann E-Discovery Survey

On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with George Socha, Founder of Socha Consulting LLC and Tom Gelbmann, Founder of Gelbmann & Associates about their 2010 Socha/Gelbmann E-Discovery Survey. Will small cases be the new “big” in 2011?  Why are some e-discovery attorneys jobless and others being poached? And what do...

Jul 12, 2010
The Big Squeeze: Small Firm Lawyers Compete in Courtrooms

Small firm lawyers, with small cases and small budgets, often feel like the proverbial David facing Goliath when disputes end up in the courtroom. On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to attorney Ross Kodner, CEO of MicroLaw, about how you can use technology you already own and master the courtroom....

Jun 3, 2010
2010 Law Department of the Year: Microsoft

On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Editor-in-chief of Corporate Counsel Magazine, Anthony Paonita on naming Microsoft as its 2010 Law Department of the Year. Monica and Anthony discuss how General Counsel Brad Smith and his team reshaped the technology giant’s entire reputation, from a pugnacious fighter to a company...

Apr 29, 2010
Social Media: Risks & Rewards

On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Mark Bisard, Vice President & Senior Counsel for the General Counsel’s Office at American Express, to discuss how corporations can effectively use social media to protect and promote their activities. Mark and Monica look at the importance of social media and how Mark’s...

Apr 7, 2010
Rethink Open Source & Green Legal Matters

On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes David Whelan, Manager of Legal Information at The Law Society of Upper Canada, to talk about “Rethink Open Source,” his article about document management in the April issue of Law Technology News. Later in the program, Monica talks with Tom O’Connor, director of the...

Mar 4, 2010
Taming Chaos

On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes  Andrew Adkins III, Director of the University of Florida’s Legal Technology Institute,  to talk about the recent case/practice management survey conducted by the Legal Technology Institute.  Monica and Andy discuss why small firms tend to be resistant to this technology, how it can increase...

Jan 25, 2010
Taxing Matters

Is it time to start treating  certain e-discovery tasks as “taxable costs,” to be paid for at the conclusion of litigation by the prevailing party?  On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Austin-based attorney and special master, Craig Ball, author of Law Technology News’ monthly e-discovery column, Ball in Your...

Jan 8, 2010
Back to the Future

It’s been three years now since the electronic data discovery rules were added to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the number of reported cases involving electronically stored information has skyrocketed. But some lawyers still “simply do not anticipate ESI issues.”  On this edition of Law Technology Now, host  Monica Bay chats with Cecil...

Dec 9, 2009
Align Your Agendas

With so much attention on containing costs, it can be difficult for IT leaders to successfully advocate for projects.  In this December edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Jo Haraf, former CIO of Morrison & Foerster and founder of Haraf Professional Services, to discuss how IT leaders can mesh their strategies with...

Oct 27, 2009
Raise Your Voice: Upgrading Your Blackberry Program

On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Judi Flournoy, CIO of Loeb & Loeb, past president of ILTA, and a long-time member of the Law Technology News Editorial Advisory Board,  to discuss how her firm upgraded its BlackBerry program. Monica and Judi will look at the new system, how it saves time and aggravation...

Oct 6, 2009
Capturing Metrics for In-House Legal

Many companies and law firms have adopted financial reporting and collection systems, but aren’t fully exploiting their capabilities. On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Kenneth Jones, chief operating officer of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran, & Arnold’s Xerdict Group, to discuss October’s Law Technology News’ article,  “Capture Metrics. “ They discuss how these technologies can...

Aug 31, 2009
Sea of Possibility: New “Über Search Tools & Sneak Preview of “Social Media: Risks & Rewards”

On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Bob Ambrogi, author of Law Technology News’ Web Watch column and Jim Calloway, director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program, to discuss the latest web-based search tools, including the recent launch of Microsoft’s “Bing.” Bob and Monica will give you a sneak preview of the...

Aug 12, 2009
The 2009 Socha Gelbmann E-Discovery Survey

In the 2009 Socha Gelbmann E-Discovery Survey, consultant/attorney  George Socha, president of Socha Consulting and Tom Gelbmann, managing director of Gelbmann & Associates, have jettisoned their traditional vendor rankings and instead offer analysis of a turbulent e-discovery year.  On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes George and Tom to explore their survey findings, discuss...

Jul 8, 2009
How to Protect Your High Tech Gear this Summer

Want to know how to keep your high tech gear water and sand free this summer?  Law Technology Now host Monica Bay welcomes Donna Payne, CEO and founder of Payne Consulting Group, to discuss her article in Law Technology News’ July issue, High & Dry.  Donna will offer up tips on how to to protect...

Jun 3, 2009
Greening Your Career: Surviving after a Layoff

Many in our legal community are coping with layoffs and firm/company restructuring. In this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Babs Deacon, director of consulting and data analytics with Integreon and Mark Reichenbach, vice president for client and industry development, Capital Legal Solutions, to talk about their experiences this winter finding new...

May 28, 2009
New Consumer Laws Safeguard Transmission of Personal Data

Three States – Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Nevada –  are leading a national trend to protect consumer privacy, especially when personal data is transmitted electronically. Law Technology Now host Monica Bay welcomes Melissa Krasnow, partner in the Minneapolis office of Dorsey & Whitney, and Nick Ackerman, partner in the firm’s New York office, to discuss their...

Apr 14, 2009
Legal Hold: Don’t Destroy Those Documents

With so many layoffs and corporate restructuring, companies must be very careful not to blow their existing legal holds when employees leave and their work and computers are reassigned to others.  Monica Bay, Editor-In-Chief of Law Technology News welcomes John J. Jablonski , partner with Goldberg Segalla LLP , to discuss how exiting personnel can...

Mar 16, 2009
Green Law: Visiting with Ed (Begley Jr.)

The Gardere Wynne Sewell Women’s Council wanted to create a bit of drama and ended up with a slice of television when its leaders invited Ed Begley Jr., of “Living with Ed,” to be the speaker at their law firm’s networking cocktail party. Monica Bay, Editor-In-Chief of Law Technology News welcomes Attorney Jane Fergason, chair...

Feb 19, 2009
Live from LegalTech New York ’09

This very special package of podcasts was recorded live at LegalTech New York 09. It features seven speakers who participated in a feisty panel, “What I Hate About Technology – and what I expect our outside counsel, opposing counsel, vendors & staff to do about it!” The provocative panel featured key members of general counsel...

Jan 30, 2009
Sneak Peek at LTNY 09

LegalTech New York 09 will be a three-day whirlwind, with vendor demonstrations, panels, parties and blogging! A feast for the legal community, with plenty of activity to inspire both veterans and novices. Joining host, Monica Bay, Editor-In-Chief of Law Technology News, for a preview of some of this year’s highlights is Henry Dicker, vice-president of...

Jan 21, 2009
Just Discovery (3 Part Series)

Crystal Ball: Craig Ball’s 2009 E-Discovery Predictions: Craig Ball, an Austin-based attorney and forensics consultant, joins Law Technology News’ editor-in-chief Monica Bay for a lively discussion about what’s ahead in electronic data discovery. Will it be a year of assimilation rather than innovation? Will lawyers stop shaking their fists and start embracing e-discovery? MP3 Part...

Oct 2, 2008
Green Yields Green

In challenging economic times, IT leaders can implement “green” policies that help their organizations save money and keep their technology edge. Monica Bay, LawTechnologyNow host and Editor-in-Chief of Law Technology News, welcomes Tom Ranalli, technical services manager for Kirkland & Ellis, to offer concrete tips to help your firm decide when to “do it yourself”...

Sep 3, 2008
Social Networking: Not Just for Teens

Social networking websites have grown up and are becoming important tools for lawyers, firms and companies. From keeping track of colleagues, to finding referrals and introductions, to vetting an expert witness, these “profiles on steroids” can provide critical competitive intelligence to help your practice blossom. Monica Bay, LawTechnologyNow host and Editor-in-Chief of Law Technology News...

Aug 11, 2008
2008 Socha/Gelbmann E-Discovery Survey Report

In this edition of Law Technology Now, host and Editor-in-Chief of Law Technology News, Monica Bay takes a peak inside the 2008 Socha/Gelbmann E-Discovery Survey. Monica welcomes special guests and authors of the survey, George Socha, President of Socha Consulting LLC and Tom Gelbmann, managing director of Gelbmann & Associates, as they explore and discuss...

Jul 7, 2008
Almost Live from LegalTech West Coast

Join Law Technology Now host and Editor-in-Chief of Law Technology News, Monica Bay, with six experts, who presented at LegalTech West Coast 2008, as part of the “FutureTech” track. The panel featured six industry leaders who each looked forward to the changing world of our legal technology community. From e-discovery to leadership, each expert shared...

Jun 6, 2008
Sell Your Tech, with Doug Caddell

In today’s competitive legal environment, it’s not enough to just offer the best lawyers, you must also offer the best technology. From “client-facing” tools, such as extranets, collaboration tools and e-billing to your firm’s infrastructure, the technology you use can be the “differentiator” that helps you win and keep clients. Join Monica Bay, Law Technology...

May 9, 2008
E-Discovery: Defining Documents — Bye Bye Bates

One of the most challenging problems facing litigators is how to work with the massive volume of digital documents produced during discovery. In the past, each piece of paper was stamped with a “Bates” number — to help manage exhibits. But with digital files, no “pages” and no “Bates” number! Now files may be anything...

Apr 1, 2008
Test Drive – Mobile Gadgets

Join Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, as she interviews Donna Payne, author of LTN’s new “Test Drive” column about mobile tools. Payne, president of Seattle’s Payne Consulting Company, and a former LTN board member, discusses several devices that make practice (and life) easier for mobile practitioners, including GPS devices, ultra-small video recorders, and...

Mar 3, 2008
Legal Software Magic Bullet?

Why are lawyers — especially small firm attorneys so resistant to case/practice management software? Why do they rely more on Microsoft’s Outlook than legal-specific tools to run their law offices? Andrew Adkins III, director of the University of Florida’s Legal Technology Institute knows the answers, which start with “There’s no Holy Grail” — i.e., there...

Feb 5, 2008
E-discovery ’08

Law Technology News’ editor Monica Bay and LTN’s award winning e-discovery columnist, Craig Ball, discuss this year’s key trends in litigation, live from the 27th Annual LegalTech New York. They’ll discuss the challenges that face law firms and law departments as they deal with new federal EDD rules; demands for cost containment from their clients;...

Jan 2, 2008
Global E-Discovery: Barricades & Bridges

When legal disputes cross borders, e-discovery challenges become even more complex. Privacy laws, translation problems, and cultural differences are just a few of the issues that can complicate litigation. Monica Bay interviews Shearman & Sterling’s George Rudoy about global e-discovery challenges — and opportunities.

Dec 3, 2007
Exploiting RSS’ Potential

RSS — really simple syndication — is a terrific tool that can help you easily track key information you need to excel in your legal practice. David Whelan, manager of legal information for the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Great Library, and a member of the Legal Technology News editorial advisory board, takes the mystery...

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Bob Ambrogi

Bob Ambrogi is the only person to have held top editorial positions at both National Law Journal and Lawyers Weekly...

Monica Bay

Monica Bay is a Fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics and a columnist at Above The Law. She also...