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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.

May 27, 2016
Evolve Law: Client Driven Technology Solutions

The Evolve Law Client Driven Technology Solutions panelists on data security, advancements in artificial intelligence and legal tech, and how attorneys and technologists can work together to best shape the future of those advancements.

Apr 4, 2016
Beers, Bloggers, and Buzzers: Three Questions in 60 Seconds

During our recent trip to ABA TECHSHOW, we challenged 31 legal bloggers to answer three questions in 60 seconds at the Beer for Bloggers party in Chicago, Illinois. Some of them made it, some of them didn’t, and others were nearly disqualified. Participants who failed to make time or deviated from the “strict” rules (not...

Mar 23, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Keynote Speaker Cindy Cohn on NSA Mass Surveillance

At the ABA TECHSHOW, Cindy Cohn gave a keynote speech discussing the NSA, the fourth amendment, the Apple vs. FBI case, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Afterwards, she stopped by to discuss these very relevant topics with Legal Talk Network hosts Bob Ambrogi and Dennis Kennedy. They talk about how the NSA is gathering...

Mar 22, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Bringing Affordable Legal Services to the Masses

Helping to ensure that all citizens have a voice within the judicial system is a passion that inspires many to become lawyers. However, statistically, access to justice still remains an issue that the profession struggles. In this Special Report host Ray Abadin sits down with CEO and Founder of Avvo Inc. Mark Britton to discuss...

Mar 22, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Practicing Law in an Age of Mass Surveillance

What has changed for lawyers in this “post-Snowden” world? Although this topic could be discussed for days, we lightly touch on the main themes in this Special Report with David Lat, Ben Wizner, and host Sharon Nelson. Lat and Wizner summarize their ABA TECHSHOW 2016 presentation titled “Can They Hear Me Now? Practicing Law in...

Mar 21, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Collaboration Tools That Save You Time: Part 2

This Special Report continues the discussion of independent collaboration tools that streamline processes and reduce the time you spend working together. Adam Nguyen stops by to chat about these new tools with Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti during ABA TECHSHOW 2016. Adam, one of the hosts of the ‘Realtime Collaboration Isn’t Just for Conference...

Mar 21, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Microsoft Office Add-ins and Apps

There are so many features in Microsoft Office, it’s hard to imagine how additional add-ins could be necessary. But some of these integrated applications can specifically help lawyers. In this Special Report, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews lawyers and legal technology experts Bob Ambrogi and Catherine Sanders Reach about Microsoft Office tips you...

Mar 21, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Meaningful Presentations on a Budget

Do you want to create impressive and meaningful presentations without having ample finances? Get some advice from Mark Hindelang and Joshua Hoeppner in this episode of Special Reports with host Laurence Colletti. They stop by after their presentation “Champagne Presentations on a Beer Budget” at ABA TECHSHOW 2016 to share tips on staying organized and...

Mar 21, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Passing Your IT Security Audit

Cyber security experts Sherri Davidoff and Sharon Nelson spoke in a presentation titled “Passing Your IT Security Audit” at ABA TECHSHOW 2016. Before their presentation, they stop by to discuss the topic with Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti. Tune in to learn why more and more clients are demanding IT security audits from their...

Mar 18, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Collaboration Tools That Save You Time

Let’s face it. Email is inefficient when collaborating with multiple people on documents or projects. There are now independent collaboration tools that streamline processes and reduce the time you spend searching for information. Jonathan Tobin discusses these new tools with Jared Correia during ABA TECHSHOW 2016. One of the hosts of the presentation, “Realtime Collaboration...

Mar 18, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Cloudy with a Chance of Automation

Legal technologists often recommend automation for lawyers, so they can use their valuable time practicing law rather than on data entry. In this Special Report, Jared Correia interviews Heidi Alexander, Joseph Bahgat, John Mayer, Larry Port, Jack Newton, and Andrew LeGrand, and presenters at ABA TECHSHOW 2016. They have a few laughs while giving listeners...

Mar 17, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Empower Your Client’s Autonomy with Technology

Many people today get satisfaction from using apps and client portals to access services like banks and healthcare providers. Can lawyers provide this same experience, increasing client happiness? At ABA TECHSHOW 2016, Dennis Kennedy interviews legal technology consultant Jeff Krause about implementing firm practices to create an autonomous experience for clients. Jeff starts the conversation...

Mar 17, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Using Excel in Your Law Office

Excel is a powerful tool that is often underutilized in law offices, but lawyers shouldn’t be intimidated by it. Hosts Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek interview ABA TECHSHOW 2016 presenters Ivan Hemmans and Allan Mackenzie about how beginners and experts can better use Excel to improve their law practice. The conversation opens with...

Mar 17, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: The Mac Power Users

Are you looking for ways to improve your Mac skills to increase efficiency and productivity in your practice? In this Special Report, John W. Simek interviews Macintosh experts Katie Floyd, Jeff Schoenberger, and David Sparks about their presentation at ABA TECHSHOW 2016. The conversation opens with tips to help you better manage your email use,...

Mar 17, 2016
ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Creating Compelling Podcast and Video Content

Have you been listening to podcasts and watching online videos and think you have valuable content to share with your peers or clients? In this Special Report, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Legal Talk Network CEO Adam Camras and legal technology expert Tom Mighell about creating valuable content, what equipment you might need,...

Mar 16, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Evenwel v. Abbott and Electoral Redistricting

At the American Bar Association’s Midyear Meeting, there was a discussion about Evenwel v. Abbott, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that will determine the constitutionality of a Texas legislative redistricting plan that could have extensive implications if the state’s approach is overturned. In this episode of Special Reports, Laurence Colletti interviews presenters Dr....

Mar 16, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Hot Topics in Diversity Law

In this Special Report, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti meets with Principal at The Marquez Law Group Victor Marquez, Director of the California Office of the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center Julie Wilensky, MRP Program Adjunct Faculty Erica Powers, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw L.L.P. Samuel Schwartz-Fenwick, and Senior Counsel and the Anna M....

Mar 15, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

In this Special Report, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti sits down with President of the American College of Physicians Dr. Wayne Riley, Chair of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Gun Violence David Clark, and Los Angeles City Council member Paul Krekorian to discuss firearm violence in the United States. The conversation opens...

Mar 15, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Stand Your Ground Laws

Self defense through the use of deadly force is treated differently from state to state. The legal repercussions of defending yourself pivot on certain key, and often dissimilar, provisions of the law which dictate when, where, and how deadly force can be used. In this Special Report, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti sits down...

Mar 9, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: The Spirit of Excellence Awards

In this Special Report, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti sits down with The Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession Chair Will Gunn to discuss the Spirit of Excellence Awards and the 2016 recipients. The conversation opens with a brief history of The Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and an exploration...

Mar 7, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: The SOGI Stonewall Awards

In this Special Report, Deputy General Counsel to the Oregon State Bar Mark Roberts and ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Director Malcolm ‘Skip’ Harsch stop by to discuss the Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity’s Stonewall Awards and introduce the 2016 award honorees. The Stonewall Award is named after the 1969...

Mar 4, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Update Tour

Fenwick & West civil practitioner Laurence Pulgram and Schoeman Updike & Kaufman complex litigator Beth Kaufman stop by to discuss amendments that were made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in this Special Report. In 2010, at a symposium at Duke University, rule amendments to improve civil litigation were proposed and over 2,300 individuals...

Mar 3, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Bar Associations Collaborate to Increase Diversity

In this Special Report, Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti sits down with the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association President Jin Hwang, partner at Cooper & Dunham Robert Maldonado, and commercial litigator for Goldman Antonetti & Cordova Carlos Rodriguez-Vidal to discuss improving diversity in the administration of justice and the judicial system. Outside of...

Mar 3, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Increasing Judicial Diversity Through Clerkship

Digital Detectives hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek sit down with State Trial Court Judge Heather Welch and United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota Leo Brisbois in this Special Report to discuss the 2016 Judicial Clerkship Program. The goal of this program is to increase diversity in law clerk positions at court...

Mar 2, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: The Future of Latinos in the U.S.

In this Special Report, Future of Latinos in the United States Project Manager Pilar Escontrias and Director Emeritus and MacCrate Research Chair in the Legal Profession Robert Nelson stop by to discuss their panel on the legal future of Latinos in America. As the Latino population in the U.S. continues to rise, so, too, do...

Mar 1, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: The Collision Between Religious Freedom and LGBT Rights

In this Special Report, Professor of Law Alan Brownstein sits in with Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti to discuss the legal intersection of religious freedoms and LGBT rights. The conversation opens with a brief recap of a recent denial of service case in which a Colorado baker refused to sell a wedding cake to...

Mar 1, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Cars, Cars, Cars

In this Special Report, Oregon Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Althea Cullen, California Department of Motor Vehicles Deputy Director and Chief Counsel Brian Soublet, Electronic Frontier Foundation Staff Attorney Kit Walsh, co-chair of Information Security Governance and Privacy at Troutman Sanders Mark Mao, and panel moderator and partner at Powell & Majestro P.L.L.C Anthony...

Feb 29, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Outreach and Inclusion with President Brown

In this Special Report, ABA President Paulette Brown sits down with William J. Oakes Boys and Girls Club Branch Manager Ricardo Sandoval and Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti to discuss her Mainstreet ABA initiative. She goes into detail explaining why ABA youth outreach is so important and why she has made connecting young lawyers...

Feb 29, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Accommodating Religious Attire in the Workplace

Navigating workplace dress requirements can be challenging for candidates seeking employment in a work environment whose look policy is in conflict with their religious practices. How can new hires avoid these conflicts? What responsibilities do employers have in accommodating these employees? On this Special Report, trial attorney Siri Thanasombat with the United States Equal Employment...

Feb 26, 2016
ABA Midyear Meeting 2016: Water and Drought in California

Digital Detectives hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek stop by our table at the American Bar Association’s Meeting 2016 for a conversation about California’s water and drought issues with experts Meena Westford, Carolyn Angius, Elizabeth Clark, Heather Riley, and Michael Kiparsky. Together, they discuss the state’s 5 year water shortage and its impact on agriculture,...

Nov 5, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: Washington State’s Limited License Legal Technicians

In 2012, the Washington Supreme Court adopted the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Rule, making it the first state to authorize non-attorneys who meet certain educational requirements to advise clients on specific areas of law. This concept of non-lawyer consultation is a new way to address the gap in access to legal services, but many...

Nov 5, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: The Globalized Market of Legal Services

As globalization changes the legal marketplace, solo and small firm lawyers are scrambling to keep up. Why are so many attorneys resistant to embrace new technology? Should technological competence be the responsibility of law schools, the American Bar Association, or individual lawyers? In this Special Report, Legal Talk Network host Adriana Linares and John Stewart,...

Nov 5, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: Work-Life Balance for Lawyers with Jeena Cho

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Jeena Cho, lawyer, author, and meditation teacher, at the 2015 Clio Cloud conference. Like many other lawyers, at one point in her career Cho found herself burnt out and overly stressed. She discusses tools she discovered to achieve healthy work-life balance. Through general awareness, regular self check-ins, and...

Nov 5, 2015
Clio Cloud 2015: Applied Lessons from Modern Data Operations

Clio’s lead scientist Fraser Newton and Vice President of Business Development George Psiharis stop by to discuss what law firms can learn from their data operations. During their interview, they share insights from their sales team and talk about applying key performance indicators to the business side of your legal practice. Although not every firm...

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...

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Laurence Colletti

Laurence Colletti serves as the producer at Legal Talk Network where he combines his passion for web-based media with...