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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.

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.

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...

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