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On the Road

Legal Talk Network On the Road covers the latest conferences, bar meetings, industry events, and trade shows. Often recorded live from the conference room floor our hosts interview bar presidents, committee and section chairs, and other leaders to offer an exclusive look at the biggest events in legal, as well as what is on the horizon for those who practice law.

Nov 5, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: Technology Trends and Firm Performance

In this Special Report, Billie Tarascio, Mary Juetten, and Duncan Stewart stop by to talk about measuring your firm’s performance as a business and predictions for future ways to interact with clients. Tune in to hear about net promoter scores, conversion rates, and the costs of acquiring new clients. In addition, they move on to...

Nov 5, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: Innovational Law Practices and Lasting Digital Brands

In this Special Report, Peter Carayiannis of Conduit Law, David Sparks of Mac Power Users, Shantelle Argyle of Open Legal Services, and Julie Tolek of Think Pink Law stop by our table to discuss their presentations at the Clio Cloud Conference. During our interview, the conversation migrates from efficiency tools like Slack, Sanebox, and Lexicata...

Oct 29, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: The Experts Discuss Online Marketing Strategies for Law Firms

There is no lack of advice when it comes to legal marketing, but it can sometimes be overwhelming. What are the basics in a law firm’s online presence and where should lawyers focus their time and money? In this short podcast, Adriana Linares and Jason Marsh interview three law firm marketing specialists about their areas...

Oct 29, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: A Fireside Legal Chat about Outsourcing and Project Management

What do outsourcing, Lean, and Agile mean for your law firm? Find out by listening to this Special Report with legal entrepreneurs Basha Rubin and Mirra Levitt plus Lean/Agile evangelist John E. Grant. Together they discuss their respective Clio Cloud Conference presentations with Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti. Tune in to hear where clients...

Oct 29, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: Professionalism as a Survival Strategy with Jayne Reardon

Cloud based software platforms and Comment 8 on the ABA Model Rule 1.6 on Confidentiality of Information have sent shudders across state bars nationwide. The mounting pressures for innovation and increased technology competence have left many lawyers scrambling for answers. As uncertainty gives way to reason, the legal profession is starting to provide guiding parameters...

Oct 29, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: Leveraging APIs for Better Practice Management

An application programming interface (API) is a system that connects software applications to each other, providing more functionality for users. For example, a password manager might interface a LinkedIn App, allowing for easy sign-in. So what does this technology mean for lawyers? At the 2015 Clio Cloud conference, Adriana Linares interviews panelists Dan Lear, Debbie Mignola,...

Oct 29, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: Knowledge Management with Connie Crosby

“As we know, knowledge is in people’s heads, so how do you manage that?” -Connie Crosby Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti sits down with knowledge management consultant Connie Crosby, who presented at the 2015 Clio Cloud conference in Chicago. Her presentation, titled ‘How to Manage Your Knowledge and Experience,’ focused on information “trapped” in...

Oct 27, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: Effortless Services with Clio CEO Jack Newton

Clio founder and CEO Jack Newton sits down with Bob Ambrogi and Legal Talk Network’s producer Laurence Colletti at the third annual Clio Cloud Conference. Together they discuss the importance of delivering an effortless services vs. creating client delight for purposes of brand loyalty. In the interview, Jack shares insights about the evolving preference of...

Oct 27, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: Democratization of Law with Legalzoom CEO John Suh

Legalzoom CEO John Suh joins Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti to talk about efficient delivery of legal services and access to justice. They discuss the expensive albeit efficient delivery mechanisms in Biglaw and how those services are well designed for their high budget clientele. With 88% of their time spent on billable activities compared...

Oct 27, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: The Global Age of More for Less with Professor David Wilkins

Professor David Wilkins joins Victor Li, legal affairs writer for the ABA Journal, and Laurence Colletti, producer for Legal Talk Network for a discussion about ‘The Global Age of More for Less’. Specifically, they address how the legal industry will need to adapt to globalization, speed of technology, and changing client preferences. Today’s client has...

Oct 27, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: The Supreme Court’s Bubble with Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate sits down with Laurence Colletti, producer for Legal Talk Network. Together, they discuss the isolation of the Supreme Court and difficulty getting in front of that tribunal. Dahlia suggests that a certain type of lawyer with a certain type of case stands a much better chance of attaining an...

Oct 9, 2015
ATL APP: What is Above the Law’s Academy for Private Practice?

If you’re curious as to why Above The Law would start its Academy for Private Practice, you’re not alone. After all, they’ve certainly made their way cozying up to Biglaw and its outtakes. So why start an online resource to help those who wish to practice in a small firm or solo? In this Special...

Oct 9, 2015
ATL APP: Are Branded Networks the Future for Solo Lawyers?

In the current legal marketplace, branded networks have emerged as client intake channels for many solo lawyers. These online listings offer lawyers to those in need, often for one flat fee. But from the lawyer’s perspective they aren’t always the same. So what questions should we be asking before signing up for a branded network...

Oct 9, 2015
ATL APP: Blogging, Social Media, and Security

The age-old question of whether lawyers should be blogging presents itself again at Above the Law’s Academy for Private Practice. In this Special Report, conference panelists Jeff Bennion, Jeena Cho, and Lisa Solomon talk with Thinking Like A Lawyer hosts Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice during the event. Together, they discuss which lawyers should blog...

Oct 9, 2015
ATL APP: Managing Solo Practice Workflow with Technology

Being a solo practitioner is not easy. It is important for solo and small firm lawyers to ask questions about management and marketing in order to succeed. In this two part interview from Above the Law’s Academy for Private Practice conference, Joe Patrice talks to Jared Correia, Nikki Black, Carolyn Elefant, and Jennifer Ellis about...

Oct 9, 2015
ATL APP: Luncheon Remarks by Monica Bay

In this Special Report, Joe Patrice and Elie Mystal talk with former editor in chief of Law Technology News Monica Bay. Together, they discuss her 30+ year collection of observations about the legal profession and technology, the shrinking prominence of equity partners, non-representation of clients in civil matters, and how things fall into place when...

Oct 9, 2015
ATL APP: First Thing’s First…

For many leaving the big firm to start their own legal practices, certain administrative tasks and overhead expenses can be a big surprise. What used to be automatic and perhaps taken for granted now becomes part of the weekly grind. Fortunately, there are affordable and scalable services that can put needed help into place. In...

Oct 9, 2015
ATL APP: Thinking Like a Lawyer and Thinking Like a Person

Fastcase founder Ed Walters goes introspective about sapere vedere on this Special Report with Joe Patrice and Elie Mystal. Simply put, sapere vedere means learning to see. In it, Ed recalls the lessons learned from his high school art teacher and applies them to legal practice. Attorneys should remember the viewpoint of others when they...

Sep 15, 2015
ABA Presidential Commission on the Future of Legal Services Hearing

In this four-part interview, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti talks with Tom Bolt, Robert Hirshon, Chris Zampogna, and Fred Headon about their contributions and ideas for the ABA Presidential Commission on the Future of Legal Services Hearing. Together they discuss possible updates to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, non-tech innovations to help the...

Sep 10, 2015
Special Report from VANTAGE 2015: Worldwide User Conference

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Elisabet Hardy and Eric Suden from Thomson Reuters Elite at the Vantage Worldwide User Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. They discuss the Elite portfolio including 3E, Business Development Premier, Enterprise, ProLaw, and MatterSphere Matter Management, how these softwares have developed to become more standardized and integrated, and what’s...

Aug 31, 2015
Changes to the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct in 2015

The Massachusetts Rules for Professional Conduct were officially and extensively revised for the first time since 1998 on July 1st, 2015. Many of these changes were heavily influenced by the 2013 revision to the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct, due to a value recognized by lawyers and courts in having nationwide uniformity....

Aug 24, 2015
Removing Language Barriers to Justice in the Nation’s Courts

American citizens who don’t speak fluent English or are illiterate face incredible disadvantages within civil, family law, and criminal courtrooms. Also, in many states juries are populated with exclusively English speaking citizens, which potentially misrepresents the peer group. Because of Gideon v. Wainwright, defendants in criminal cases have access to interpreters if necessary, but not...

Aug 20, 2015
Who’s Responsible for Domestic Violence in the NFL

“Between January 1st, 2000 and as recently as July 1st, 2015, there have been 799 arrests involving NFL players and 99 of them involved domestic abuse issues.” Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Cleveland Patterson, Scott Andresen, and Randy Kessler, panelists at the 2015 American Bar Association Annual Meeting. Together they discuss the history...

Aug 20, 2015
ABA Annual Meeting 2015: Perspectives on Race, Communities, and Policing in Twenty-First Century America

During the last year, public perception about police power has been called into question. On one side of the debate, some African American communities claim they’ve been singled out with abuses of power. On the other side, police departments feel they’ve been unfairly attacked while trying to protect their communities. With constant media coverage, it...

Aug 20, 2015
ABA Annual Meeting 2015: Combating the Criminalization of Homelessness

Homeless people have legal problems that most of us don’t. They get in trouble for sitting on sidewalks, sleeping in the park, and their inability to pay fines. These seemingly small infractions can be crippling for a person clawing their way out of poverty. With over a million homeless in the United States and so...

Aug 20, 2015
Officer and Municipality Liability for Alleged Misconduct

In the event of police misconduct, not only can municipalities stand liable but so can individual police officers. In most instances an officer would be indemnified for their actions but in states like Colorado, that isn’t always the case. What does that mean for those who protect our communities in blue uniforms? In this episode...

Aug 20, 2015
Election Law: Redistricting, Gerrymandering, and Civil Rights

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Benjamin Griffith, Robert Heath, Nancy Abudu, Tanya Clay House, and Nicole Austin-Hillery about election law at the 2015 American Bar Association Annual Meeting. The guests explain the history of election law and why redistricting is necessary, gerrymandering or packing similar voters into a district, and how legal cases...

Aug 14, 2015
ABA Annual Meeting 2015: President Hubbard’s Year in Review

“Our regulatory system, developed at the state level during the 19th century and workable during much of the 20th century, no longer facilitates the delivery of quality, reasonably priced legal services where it is needed.” – Catharine Arrowood Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews American Bar Association Immediate Past-President William Hubbard at the 2015...

Aug 14, 2015
The ABA Journal’s 100th Anniversary

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Allen Pusey, ABA Journal editor and publisher at the American Bar Association 2015 Annual Meeting. Pusey discusses the ABA Journal’s independent voice, how they reach a broad audience through newsletters, emails, podcasts, websites, and paper publishing, and their centennial anniversary celebrations. Tune in to hear a behind-the-scenes perspective...

Aug 14, 2015
Ankerwycke Books: The Author’s Journey

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Jonathan Malysiak, executive editor of Ankerwycke Books, and authors David Lat, Ronald Fierstein, and Dina Gold at the 2015 American Bar Association Annual Meeting. Ankerwycke Books is the new consumer trade imprint of ABA publishing, with a broad range of legal books including legal fiction, memoir business biography,...

Aug 14, 2015
Why Aren’t Women Becoming Head Trial Lawyers?

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Bobbi Liebenberg and Stephanie Scharf about their study “First Chairs at Trial: More Women Need Seats at the Table” at the 2015 American Bar Association Annual Meeting. Liebenberg and Scharf discuss the statistics that show potential implicit and unconscious biases that affect the number of opportunities for women...

Aug 14, 2015
Medical Marijuana and Employment Law

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews labor and employment lawyer Joseph Yastrow at the 2015 American Bar Association Annual Meeting. Joseph talks about how the recent developments in marijuana law affect the workplace. He and Laurence discuss the conflicting nature of state and federal laws and how the courts have responded in cases like...

Aug 7, 2015
Paralegals as Community Reading Partners

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Kathy Taylor, the former mayor of Tulsa, at the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) 40th Annual Convention. Together they discuss her involvement in NALA, her passion about early literacy, and the ways in which paralegals, other legal professionals, and any educated adult can help young children succeed...

Aug 7, 2015
NALA Affiliated Associations Part 2

The National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) recently held their 40th Annual Convention, Institutes, and Exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While at the conference, The Paralegal Voice host Vicki Voisin interviewed Andi Elmore from the Kansas Association of Legal Assistants and Paralegals (KALA), Tove Sebring from the Capital Area Paralegal Association (CAPA), and June Brown from...

Aug 7, 2015
NALA Affiliated Associations Part 1

During the National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) 40th Annual Convention, Institutes, and Exhibition in Tulsa, The Paralegal Voice host Vicki Voisin interviewed Yoli Garcia from the El Paso Paralegal Association (EPPA), and Linda Carrett, Carla Valenzuela, and Ruth Conley from the Houston Paralegal Association (HPA). Both EPPA and HPA are affiliated with NALA, ensuring...

Aug 7, 2015
Educational Institutes at NALA’s Convention Part 2

The National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) recently held their 40th Annual Convention, Institutes, and Exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The conference offered educational programs for CLE credits applicable to many paralegal associations nationwide. Legal Talk Network host Vicki Voisin attended and interviewed instructors from some of the CLE “institutes.” In this podcast, Voisin interviews Stacey...

Aug 7, 2015
Educational Institutes at NALA’s Convention Part 1

The National Association for Legal Assistants (NALA) recently held their 40th Annual Convention, Institutes, and Exhibition in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The conference offered educational programs for CLE credits applicable to many paralegal associations nationwide. Legal Talk Network host Vicki Voisin attended and interviewed instructors from some of the CLE “institutes.” In this podcast, Voisin interviews Peter...

Jul 31, 2015
NALA Board of Directors Members Discuss their 40th Annual Convention

The National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) recently hosted their 40th Annual Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Legal Talk Network attended with The Paralegal Voice host Vicki Voisin to interview board members, panelists, and attendees about their experience at the conference and what’s happening next year for paralegals. In this episode, Voisin interviews NALA President Kelly...

Jul 16, 2015
The Florida Bar Annual Convention: What’s Coming in 2016

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Melanie Griffin and Renee Thompson, co-chairs of the annual bar convention, at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention. Together they discuss highlights from the conference and what to expect from the 2016 annual convention. Hint: It’s happening earlier, there’s a new venue, the presidential focus is shifting, and...

Jul 16, 2015
Counseling the Provocative Client: Freedom of Speech vs Public Prejudice

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews panelists Professor Donald Jones and Emily Patricia Graham about their seminar “Counseling the Provocative Client” at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention. A provocative client produces art or content that may be offensive to members of the public and needs legal advice or legal representation in court to...

Jul 16, 2015
Differences Among the DCAs: What Does Your Florida Judge Want?

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews appellate attorney Ceci Berman and appellate judges Stephanie Ray, Morris Silberman, and Richard Suarez about their seminar “Differences Among the DCAs” at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention. The appellate judges distinguish differences in motion practice, use of law clerks, staff attorneys, decision making, and what lawyers should...

Jul 15, 2015
Electronic Discovery, Online Controlled Devices, and Legal Ethics

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews panelists of the incredibly important seminar titled “Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence: Pre Discovery Through Trial” at The Florida Bar’s 2015 Annual Conference. In the first part of the podcast, he talks with electronic discovery experts John Jorgensen and Steven Teppler about the presentation “The Internet of Things,”...

Jul 15, 2015
Florida Bar’s ADR Section: The Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Bob Hoyle and Meah Tell from the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) section about their seminar titled “Arbitration, Effective Joint Opening Sessions, and Ethical Issues for Mediators and Attorneys” at The Florida Bar’s 2015 Annual Convention. Podcast Topics Include: New revised Florida arbitration code Pitfalls attorneys fall into before...

Jul 15, 2015
Social Media: Expectations of Privacy and Administration of Justice

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews social media lawyer and consultant Ethan Wall at The Florida Bar’s 2015 Annual Conference. Together they discuss how social media has affected the law, including discovery and conflicts between what lawyers and their clients believe to be private and the reality of online privacy rights. Additionally, Ethan tackles...

Jul 15, 2015
How Do Electronic Communications Affect Employment Law Issues?

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews panelists from “Don’t Crash on the Information Highway: What Every Law Firm Needs to Know About the Impact of Technology on Employment Law Issues,” a seminar at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention. In the first half of the podcast, Laurence talks to labor and employment law lawyers...

Jul 8, 2015
Animal Law in Florida: Service Dogs, Greyhound Racing, and Animal Lawyers

This year at The Florida Bar Annual Convention, the Animal Law Committee presented an ‘Animal Law in Florida’ seminar. While there, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti sat down with presenters and members of the committee to discuss what animal law is, what it means to be an animal lawyer, and why education and awareness...

Jul 8, 2015
Navigating Technology with the Practice Resource Institute

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Jonathan Israel and Rod Bruce from the Practice Resource Institute (PRI) at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention. Together they discuss the resources and tools the PRI provides, how Florida lawyers can get CLEs for technology, and the importance of knowing technology’s impact on the legal profession. Jonathan...

Jul 8, 2015
How Technology Will Affect the Future of the Justice System

As technology continues to rapidly advance, not only are law firms and solo practices changing, but the justice system itself will embrace convenient technological solutions. Many lawyers are worried about the future of the legal profession and, more importantly, their jobs. While at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention, Adriana Linares interviews keynote speaker Richard...

Jul 8, 2015
Lawyering Advice from Brian Tannebaum

Adriana Linares interviews attorney Brian Tannebaum about his practice and his new book at The Florida Bar 2015 Annual Convention. With over 20 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer and now representing lawyers in disciplinary matters, he has useful advice regarding technology, ethics, and client communication. Within The Florida Bar, Brian is also...

Jul 8, 2015
Updates in Criminal, Employment, and Real Property Law from Florida

Florida Law Update 2015 featured as a seminar at The Florida Bar’s 2015 Annual Convention. After the seminar, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti sat down with some of the presenters to discuss what’s new in Florida Law. In the first part of this podcast, Laurence interviews Denis deVlaming about criminal law from district courts,...

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