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Workers Comp Matters : Dealing with Chronic Pain in the Workplace

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:25:04 +0000

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.” - George Beilin

When chronic pain hits it feels like the most important thing in your life, but it doesn’t have to control you. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to George Beilin about the different methods of measuring pain and the importance of coping with pain in a healthy way. George also shares his personal experience with crippling pain and how humor played a role in his recovery.

Dr. George Beilin is a seasoned licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of people with chronic pain, coexisting anxiety, and depression.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.


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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : The #MeToo Movement Through a Legal Lens

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:12:07 +0000

What started out as a viral moment has grown into a movement that has resulted in both praise and controversy. But what are the legal considerations of the #MeToo movement? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Laura Beth Nielsen and Deb Tuerkheimer about how the #MeToo movement differs from similar assault accusations in the past, the role President Trump may have played in the movement’s growth, and the impact the movement has had on public discussion surrounding sexual harassment and assault. They also look at the movement through the lens of the law, looking at what the law has to say about enablers and witnesses, the importance of modernizing the laws surrounding rape, and the adequacy of societal punishment.

Deborah Tuerkheimer is the Class of 1940 Research Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and an expert in criminal law, evidence, and feminist legal theory.

Laura Beth Nielsen is a research professor at the American Bar Foundation as well as a professor of sociology and director of the Center for Legal Studies at Northwestern University.


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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : A stalled elevator leads to love in lawyer's best-selling romance novel

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Being trapped on an elevator leads to romance for the hero and heroine in The Wedding Date, written by attorney Jasmine Guillory. When a pediatric surgeon impulsively asks the mayor's chief of staff to be his date to his ex-girlfriend's wedding that weekend, sparks fly. But can the two make a long-distance relationship work? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Guillory tells the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles that writing served as a stress release from her legal work and functioned as her creative outlet. She discusses the challenges of representation for women of color in the romance industry, and the issues she had to consider when writing about an interracial couple falling in love. Guillory also shares how her background in legal aid helped inspire a subplot of the book, as the heroine tries to win funding for a diversionary program for at-risk teens.


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Lawyerist Podcast : #160: Fostering Culture in Your Law Firm, with Paul Spiegelman

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode with Paul Spiegelman, we talk about what culture in your law firm means, why it is important, and how to create culture deliberately and intentionally.

Paul Spiegelman is the co-founder of the Small Giants Community, a peer-group of purpose-driven business leaders.


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New Solo : The Difficulty of Switching Technology

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:11:45 +0000

Laptops are kind of like that greener grass; they always look shinier in someone else’s hands. But switching around your technology, whether it’s transitioning to using Macs or deciding to use a tablet, could be more work than you think. In this episode of New Solo, host Adriana Linares talks to Joe Patrice talk about what it really looks like to switch from Windows to Mac and the advantages and disadvantages of using tablets for your business. Sprinkled into their conversation are tips about buying new tech tools, switching to the cloud, and where you can find small firm content on Above The Law.

Joe Patrice is an Editor at Above the Law where, for him, making snide remarks about other lawyers is at least as fulfilling as motion practice.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio, Answer1, PerfectIt, and Unbundled Attorney.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:16:07 +0000

While many acknowledge the physical effects of alcohol, few realize the depressive effects that can interrupt your business and your life. In this report from On The Road at ABA Midyear Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Jeff Keister about functional alcoholism and why it’s important for lawyers to monitor their alcohol consumption. Jeff discusses the common cause of addiction within the legal profession, from culture to the idea that admitting to a problem shows weakness, and provides resources for those who are currently struggling with the effects of alcohol.  

Jeff Keister is a partner at McAngus Goudelock & Courie. Keister has practiced civil litigation and complex litigation for over 14 years.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : The Challenge of Affordability and Access in Legal Education

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:07:39 +0000

While the common perception is that lawyers make a ton of money, most are still haunted by the student debt left behind by their legal education. In this report from On The Road at ABA Midyear Meeting 2018, host Laurence Colletti talks to Kyle McEntee, Rachel Van Cleave, and CJ Ryan about the rising cost of law school including what’s driving the price to rise and what makes this a complicated issue to change. They also discuss other relevant issues such as reviewing the tenure process, declining bar passage rates, and the lack of legal jobs for successful graduates.

Kyle McEntee is a co-founder of Law School Transparency and a licensed North Carolina attorney.

Rachel Van Cleave is the former dean and professor of law at Golden Gate University, School of Law.

Christopher J. (CJ) Ryan, Jr. is a Ph.D. student who studies Policy and Legal Issues in Higher Education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.


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The Paralegal Voice : Recap and Update: What are LLLTs and How will they Improve Access to Justice?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 22:02:53 +0000

As solutions to the access to justice gap have been proposed, it has been increasingly clear that there will not be a single solution to the issue. Along with a variety of technology solutions, limited license legal technicians (LLLTs) have emerged as a potential answer to solving access to justice issues. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Patrick Palace about what LLLTs are and how they provide access to justice in a unique and powerful way. LLLTs provide lower costs, better access to rural areas, and wide-ranging services. There are many situations in which a fully qualified lawyer just isn't necessary; LLLTs can provide legal advice in these cases. Stay tuned until the end for Listener's Voice, Carl's recurring segment featuring audio questions or comments from a listener. To send in your own question email Carl at devoted2law@gmail.com.

Patrick Palace is a plaintiff’s trial lawyer with an emphasis on workers’ compensation, personal injury, civil rights and social security matters.

Special thanks to our sponsors NALA, Thomson Reuters Firm Central, and ServeNow.


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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Train Your Employees to Use Technology

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:19:21 +0000

Your firm has finally invested in new technology but that’s only half the battle. In order to actually save time and energy, you need to train your firm's employees to use the technology correctly, whether it's Microsoft Office, Adobe, or even an internal software service. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Casey Flaherty about why investing in proper training is an essential part of investing in new technology. Casey recalls his own experiences working with firms’ adoption and productivity problems and discusses what beneficial training actually looks like in practice.

Casey Flaherty is well-known for creating the Legal Technology Audit (LTA), a test of basic technological proficiency for lawyers and in-house corporate departments.


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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Mary Juetten hopes legal software can help improve access-to-justice problems

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

What will be a big legal trend for 2018? Mary E. Juetten is putting her hopes on legal technology improving access-to-justice problems.


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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : On The Job

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000

When Richard Ceballos, a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County, expressed concern about the validity of a search warrant in 2000, he discovered the fuzzy line between free speech rights and the need for government entities to maintain workplace discipline. His case brought to light the question of whether the government can terminate its employees based on their words as well as why acting as a citizen versus an employee is an important distinction.

In this episode, host Ken White explores the Garcetti v. Ceballos case, the results of which saddle government employees with a tough decision. Either they can report misconduct to their superiors and potentially face discipline, or report to media or other sources on the outside and face different discipline.

The episode features recordings and documents from the Ceballos’ case as well as an interview with Richard Ceballos himself. It also includes details from other relevant cases, including the  1968 Supreme Court case Pickering v. Board of Education and the 1983 case Connick v. Myers which resulted in the Pickering-Myers test used in Ceballos’ case.


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Lawyerist Podcast : #159: Augmented Reality in the Courtroom, with Mitch Jackson

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode Mitch Jackson joins us to talk about augmented reality, including what it is and how it can be useful in the courtroom.

Mitch Jackson is a California personal injury lawyer. He enjoys combining law, social media and technology to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients' companies, causes, and professional relationships.


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The Digital Edge : Expanding Access to Justice through Online Dispute Resolution

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:09:16 +0000

Not all legal disputes require the input of a lawyer. Some don’t even need the input of a human. Online dispute resolution (ODR), or the use of technology to solve basic disputes, is considered by some to be an access to justice solution. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Colin Rule how ODR works and how it has the potential to fill access to justice needs. They also discuss where ODR originally came from, the difference between between ODR and alternative dispute resolution, and how mobile access will expand the use of this technology.

Colin Rule is vice president for online dispute resolution at Tyler Technologies. Tyler acquired Modria.com, an ODR provider Colin co-founded, in 2017.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow, Scorpion, Answer1, and Clio.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Hands-On Experience with the National Trial Academy

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:54:49 +0000

There are many aspects of trial work that can’t be practised in a classroom, from witnesses not showing up to interacting with an actual judge. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Fred McClure and Chris Marks about the National Trial Academy sponsored by the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) of the American Bar Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The Academy allows for a select number of students to get authentic experience in a court environment along with mentors that aid with the process. In the episode, Fred and Chris discuss the advantages to such hands-on learning and how interested lawyers can get involved.

Fred McClure is the litigation practice group leader for the Florida offices of DLA Piper and is a past member of the firm's Executive and Policy Committees.

Chris Marks focuses his practice at Tanenbaum Keale on defending high-exposure tort matters, including product liability cases related to asbestos, consumer products, transportation and toxic torts.


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The Legal Toolkit : Legal Printing Isn't Dying, Just Changing

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:50:29 +0000

Is using paper out of style? There are a lot of advantages to making things digital but that doesn’t have to make paper obsolete. In this episode of the Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to Ed Walters about the role of print mediums in law. They reexamine when to use paper versus digital mediums; both printed paper and digital copies have their own quality and characteristics that are useful in different cases. Ed also nerds out about font and classic printing methods, which is useful if you want to make your printed documents beautiful.

Ed Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, an online legal research software company.

Special thanks to our sponsors ScorpionAnswer1, and Thomson Reuters Firm Central.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Exploring Health Law

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:21:07 +0000

For lawyers interested in the relatively new specialty area of health law, the ABA Health Law Section provides a plethora of education and networking opportunities. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Bill Horton and Simeon Carson about how the Health Law Section of the ABA serves lawyers involved in healthcare with programs and webinars for its members. They also discuss the large number of law students involved in the section and the leadership opportunities aspiring healthcare lawyers can find within the section.

Bill Horton is a partner with Jones Walker. His primary focus is on the representation of individual and institutional healthcare providers.

Simeon Carson is the director of the Health Law Section at the American Bar Association.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Exploring Health Law

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:20:57 +0000

For lawyers interested in the relatively new specialty area of health law, the ABA Health Law Section provides a plethora of education and networking opportunities. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Bill Horton and Simeon Carson about how the Health Law Section of the ABA serves lawyers involved in healthcare with programs and webinars for its members. They also discuss the large number of law students involved in the section and the leadership opportunities aspiring healthcare lawyers can find within the section.

Bill Horton is a partner with Jones Walker. His primary focus is on the representation of individual and institutional healthcare providers.

Simeon Carson is the director of the Health Law Section at the American Bar Association.


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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : FISA and the Nunes Memo

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:30:00 +0000

Last week, a controversial 4 page memo created by Republican staffers and House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes alleging abuse of surveillance authority by the Justice Department and FBI was released after being declassified by President Trump. In a nutshell, the Nunes memo alleges that the FBI may have relied on “politically motivated or questionable sources" to obtain a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant in the early phases of the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Robert E. Anderson, Jr., managing director of Navigant and a former national security executive with the FBI, and John Malcolm, vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government for the Heritage Foundation and former deputy assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice Criminal Division, as they discuss the release of the Nunes memo, impact, the Democrat’s response to the memo, FISA, and the legalities surrounding this release.

Robert E. Anderson, Jr. is managing director of Navigant. After serving with the FBI for over 20 years, Anderson is a recognized expert in cybersecurity, incident response, cyber hacking, counterintelligence, and economic espionage.

John Malcolm is vice president of the Institute for Constitutional Government for the Heritage Foundation, director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, and Senior Legal Fellow.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.


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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Teamsters lawyer pens children’s book to show importance of the labor movement

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:00:00 +0000

As general counsel for the Teamsters Union Local 810, Mark Torres spends his days arguing for workers' rights. But another of his passions is writing; he published his debut crime novel in 2015. So when he was approached by Hard Ball Press to write a bilingual children's book explaining the importance of labor unions in ways that kids could connect with, Torres agreed.
In this episode of the Modern Law Library, he shares with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles what the process of writing the children's book “Good Guy Jake” was like, why he feels it's necessary for kids to learn about the modern labor movement and how the book has been received by kids and Teamsters alike.


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Lawyerist Podcast : #158: Before You Even Think About Hiring Anyone, Listen to This Episode with Ashley Cox

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this week's episode, we talk with Ashley Cox about what you need to do to prepare to hire, how to find the best applicants for your firm, and how to set up a new employee or independent contractor for success.

Ashley Cox is the founder of SproutHR, where she helps hire, train, and lead happy, productive, and profitable teams. After a decade in the corporate world, she kicked off her heels and burst through layers of red tape to venture out and help small businesses and startups with their HR needs.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Is Online Dispute Resolution a Reality?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:39:24 +0000

Is online dispute resolution, or using technology to solve a claim or dispute, an access to justice solution? In this report from On The Road, hosts Adriana Linares and John Stewart talk to Colin Rule about the potential uses of online dispute resolution in the legal industry. They also discuss the role it could play in closing the access to justice gap and streamlining the court process.

Colin Rule is vice president for Online Dispute Resolution at Tyler Technologies. Tyler acquired Modria.com, an ODR provider Colin co-founded, in 2017.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Lawyer Wellness Panel

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:33:56 +0000

Lawyers are often seen as lone wolves but when it comes to overcoming stress, mental illness, or addiction, not even lawyers have to go it alone. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Jim Calloway talks to Bree Buchanan, Amanda Richards, Derek LaCroix, and Raul Ayala about the resources currently in place for lawyers who are struggling to maintain their personal and professional wellbeing. They also hit on other topics relating to lawyer wellness, including increasing resources for law students, rallying stakeholders behind mental health, and the fight to destigmatize the issue within the industry.

Bree Buchanan is director of the Texas Lawyers Assistance Program of the State Bar of Texas and serves as co-chair of the National Task Force on Lawyer Wellbeing.

Amanda Richards is a 1L at the University of British Columbia.

Derek LaCroix, QC, joined LAP as the executive director in 1996.

Raul Ayala is an attorney at Office of the Federal Public Defender in Los Angeles, California.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Rules of Lawyer Advertising

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:25:14 +0000

We’ve all seen the billboards and TV commercials advertising lawyers and their ability to get you money fast. While there aren’t any rules regulating taste, there are many state rules that outline how a lawyer can and can’t market their services. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Linda Shely about the model rules of professional conduct on lawyer advertising. They discuss typical advertising restrictions, rules for social media marketing, and the complexity of complying with the rules when they differ by state.

Lynda Shely, of The Shely Firm, PC, Scottsdale, Arizona, provides ethics and risk management advice to lawyers and law firms.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Compounding Pharmacy Fraud Defense

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:17:06 +0000

Soldiers returning home often need specialized medication for their injuries, the most common of which is scar cream. Unfortunately, some pharmacists have used situations like this to commit fraud, prescribing scar cream to the whole family when it’s only needed for the soldier. The question is, who do the honest pharmacists turn to when they are accused of fraudulence? In this report from On The Road at at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Kevin Napper and Nina Marino, lawyers who defend compounding pharmacies accused of prescribing unnecessary medication. They discuss what the investigation typically looks like, investing in a compliance program to prevent suspicion, and how wide-sweeping government actions are negatively impacting honest pharmacies.

Kevin Napper maintains an active trial practice handling a wide array of civil and criminal legal matters in all state and federal courts.

Nina Marino is a 27-year lawyer and a State Bar of California Certified Criminal Law Specialist at Kaplan Marino.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: How Lawyers Can Help Homeless Youths

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:08:16 +0000

During her tenure as president, Hilarie Bass has focused a lot of the American Bar Association’s energies on aiding homeless youth, not just in the U.S., but around the world. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Jim Calloway talks to Casey Trupin, Michael Santos, Angela Vigil, Melanie Redman, Darla Bardine, and Stephen Gaetz about the ABA homeless youth initiatives President Bass has inspired and how lawyers can get involved. Together, they also discuss the biggest legal needs of these homeless children, from finding shelter to getting a license without a birth certificate, and how volunteer lawyers can meet these needs.

Casey Trupin is a program officer for the Raikes Foundation’s youth homelessness strategy.

Michael Santos is an attorney at the National Law Center on Homeless and Poverty whose work focuses on advocating for homeless youth access to education through public education, impact litigation, and policy advocacy.

Angela Vigil is a partner and executive director of the Pro Bono Practice at Baker McKenzie.

Melanie Redman is the co-founder and president & CEO of A Way Home Canada.

Darla Bardine is a public interest attorney serving as executive director of the National Network for Youth (NN4Y).

Stephen Gaetz is a professor in the Faculty of Education at York University and is the director of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Homeless Hub.


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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : DRI’s Mission and Settlement Planning from the Defense Perspective

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:50:46 +0000

DRI, the Voice of the Defense Bar is the leading organization of civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and colleague, Gayle S. Christen, welcome President-elect of DRI, Attorney Toyja Kelley, as they discuss the mission of DRI, the challenges in the civil defense attorney/in-house counsel community heading into 2018, and settlement planning from the defense perspective.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: The ABA’s Opioid Summit

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:28:21 +0000

The misuse of prescription pain relievers, heroin, fentanyl, and other synthetic opioids has affected numerous facets of American society, including public wellness and the economy. In order to address this issue, the ABA is holding an Opioid Summit on May 4 in Chicago. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Jim Calloway talks to Jack Young about why the summit is important and how it will help lawyers deal with the crisis both professionally and personally. He also addresses what makes this particular crisis different from other societal issues including the punishment of people who suffer from addiction.

Jack Young is the current chair of the American Bar Association Senior Lawyer Division.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Fighting Implicit Bias in Law and Beyond

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:16:08 +0000

Most don’t like to admit it but everybody has bias, even if it’s bias towards your favorite football team. But how does bias, especially implicit, affect the legal industry? In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, hosts Jim Calloway and Joe Patrice talk to Rosevelie Marquez Morales, Rhonda Hunter, and Tommy Wells about implicit bias, how it affects the legal industry, and how to overcome it on a daily basis. They also discuss specifically how judges and attorneys can acknowledge and fight their implicit biases.

Rosevelie Marquez Morales is the east coast diversity director of Sidley Austin LLP.

Rhonda Hunter is chief of the juvenile division of the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.

Tommy Wells is a partner and founding member at Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC, in Birmingham, Alabama.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2017: Challenges and Rewards for Women in Politics

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 23:00:34 +0000

Although women often bring unique and invaluable experiences and perspectives to political office, there is a deficit of female politicians. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Suzanne Anton and Ellen Rosenblum, both attorneys general, about the professional and personal challenges women face when getting involved in politics. To encourage women who are interested to run, they discuss the rewards of the job, training opportunities for those new to politics, and the necessity of have a diverse range of experience in every office.

Suzanne Anton is the former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of British Columbia.

A former federal prosecutor and state trial and appellate judge, Ellen Rosenblum was first elected to a four-year term as Oregon's 17th Attorney General.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Getting to Know the National Association of Bar Executives

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:50:00 +0000

The National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) is a independent not-for-profit organization that aims to provide bar members and legal professionals with networking and professional development opportunities. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Jim Calloway talks to Karen Hutchins about what the NABE is and how it serves the legal community. They also discuss the role that bar associations play in the association and how the NABE represents specialty bars.

Karen Hutchins currently serves as the executive director of the Arkansas Bar Association and the president-elect of the National Association of Bar Executives.law lawyer legal podcast attorney practice


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: A Look at Capital Punishment in the U.S.

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:37:19 +0000

In the 1970s, both Canada and Mexico made the decision to abolish the use of capital punishment. The U.S. seemed to be on the same trajectory until the late 1970s when the courts changed course and the use of the death penalty continued. In this report from On The Road at the 2018 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to Cassandra Stubbs about the issues that come with using the death penalty, like racial discrimination, geographic discrimination, and potential innocence. They also discuss the extradition agreements between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and how having the death penalty has impacted those agreements.

Cassy Stubbs is the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Capital Punishment Project.


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Robert Half Legal Report : Tips to Take Your Legal Career to New Heights in 2018

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 20:48:23 +0000

Looking to re-energize your legal career, increase your marketability or boost your earning potential in 2018? In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, attorneys Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal and Billie Moliere, a district president with the company, discuss the latest hiring trends and the hottest practice areas driving demand for attorneys, paralegals and legal support professionals. They offer tips and proven strategies -- including how to enhance your resume, build a professional brand, make a lateral move and boost your networking efforts -- to jumpstart your legal career in a dynamic job market.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: President Hilarie Bass on Homeless Youth, Women in Law, and Education

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:30:14 +0000

The last time Legal Talk Network interviewed Hilarie Bass, she laid out the pillars of her tenure as president of the American Bar Association (ABA). In this report from On The Road at the 2008 ABA Midyear Meeting, host Laurence Colletti talks to her about how she has addressed some of these issues including women leaving the profession, homeless youth, ABA Legal Fact Check, the future of legal education, attorney wellness, and the effects of the recession on the legal market.

Hilarie Bass is currently president of the American Bar Association and co-president of international law firm Greenberg Traurig.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Midyear 2018: Introducing President-Elect Bob Carlson

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:38:08 +0000

Get to know the future president of the American Bar Association, a small-firm owner who has some big ideas for the ABA. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to ABA President-Elect Bob Carlson about what his presidency will look like, his unique perspective as a small firm owner, and what influenced him to take on this role. Together, they also discuss how Rob manages to balance being a leader of the ABA and a small firm owner concurrently.

Robert M. Carlson is president-elect of the American Bar Association and will become president of the 400,000-member organization in August 2018.


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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Debt and Destruction

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:28:20 +0000

Elie and Joe talk to Slate's Jordan Weissman about Trump's plans to change the nature of student debt, how Elie finally paid off his educational debt, and concussions in the NFL. Don't worry, it all fits together.


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The Florida Bar Podcast : Attorney Mental Health and Wellness

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 20:55:51 +0000

According to a Johns Hopkins University study of more than 100 occupations, more lawyers suffer from depression than any other occupation. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt discuss lawyer wellbeing with Larry Krieger, who expands on why attorneys often struggle with depression and the wellbeing factors that may lead to satisfaction in a legal career. Together, they also talk about why firms should care about their employees’ happiness and how to create a positive environment.

Professor Larry Krieger co-directs the Externship Program and supervises criminal justice externships at the Florida State University College of Law.


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Workers Comp Matters : Does Workers' Compensation Cover Hate Crimes in the Workplace?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:00:00 +0000

For those who work at Planned Parenthood, there is increased risk of assault and harassment within the workplace, but if employees are attacked are they covered by workers’ compensation? In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Kyle Black about what is legally considered a hate crime and the various factors and risks that affect whether or not a hate crime case meets the criteria for compensability. They also discuss a Pennsylvania statute and the significant difference the varied interpretations, whether “reasons personal” is personal to the assailant or victim, really makes.

Kyle Black is an associate in the Pittsburgh office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the commercial litigation, data privacy & cybersecurity, general liability, and employment & labor practices.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.


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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : The Schoolhouse Gates

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0000

In late 1965, a 13-year-old student named Mary Beth Tinker wore a black armband to Warren Harding Junior High School in Des Moines, Iowa, to support a truce in the Vietnam war. The school suspended Mary Beth Tinker for violating a a policy the district had enacted to forbid just such protests. Through her parents, Mary sued the school. Tinker v. Des Moines made its way to the Supreme Court. The Court held that the school violated the students’ First Amendment rights by prohibiting armbands without sufficient evidence that they substantially disrupted the regular operation of the school. But in the years since this landmark case, the Supreme Court has sided more and more with a school’s right to restrict or punish speech.

Host Ken White dives into the Tinker v. Des Moines case and how it has impacted freedom of speech for students on campuses today. While Mary Beth Tinker’s rights were upheld, many plaintiffs in First Amendment cases today have faced less sympathetic courts. Ken and his guests discuss the cultural and historic factors that have led to that retreat.

The episode features the thoughts and perspective of Mary Beth Tinker herself, who remains an activist for student free speech. Ken also interviews Frank LoMonte, a professor of journalism and the recent head of the Student Press Law Center, an advocacy group that helps protect the rights of high school and college journalists.


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Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast : Fighting Words

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:45:00 +0000

On April 6, 1940, a Jehovah's Witness named Walter Chaplinsky was arrested for yelling, “You are a God damned racketeer and a damned Fascist and the whole government of Rochester are Fascists or agents of Fascists” at a Rochester, New Hampshire police officer.  The confrontation launched the case Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, which made it all the way to the Supreme Court.  The Court ruled against Chaplinsky, articulating an exception to the First Amendment for so-called “fighting words.”  But the ruling didn’t come in a vacuum -- it followed a wave of oppression of Jehovah’s Witnesses, some of it encouraged by the Supreme Court itself.

In this inaugural episode host Ken White explores the Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire case and the ensuing “fighting words” doctrine, which is often cited in disputes over free speech in the United States.  As he will throughout this series, he dives into the context and background of the case and some of the most important cases later explaining it.

The episode includes Chaplinsky’s story about what really happened on that day in 1940, as well as stories from other Jehovah’s witnesses in the 1930s and 1940s, including a ten-year-old boy  expelled for refusing to salute the American flag.  It features an interview with Shawn Peters, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of “Judging Jehovah's Witnesses: Religious Persecution and the Dawn of the Rights Revolution.”


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Lawyerist Podcast : #157: Online Dispute Resolution & Public Interest Design, with Shannon Salter

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode Shannon Salter breaks down the technology behind British Columbia’s Online Civil Resolution Tribunal including what it is, its successes and failures, and why designing for the public is different than designing for customers.

Shannon Salter is the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal, Canada’s first online tribunal resolving small claims and condominium disputes. She is also an adjunct professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, teaching administrative law and legal ethics and professional regulation.


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Digital Detectives : What Makes a Preservation Letter Presidential

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:51:14 +0000

When reading the preservation letter in which President Trump’s lawyer addressed the publication of Fire and Fury, Craig Ball noticed that the writing was very familiar. In fact, the last six pages of the letter were taken straight from Craig’s article “The Sincerest Form of Flattery,” grammar quirks and all. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Craig Ball about what it’s like to have the lawyers of the President of the U.S. use your words in one of his preservation letters and why this was perhaps the wrong move for President Trump’s lawyers. They also discuss what preservation letters accomplish, how to draft a solid letter, and how to respond when you’re on the receiving end of a preservation letter.

Craig Ball is a longtime adjunct professor teaching digital evidence at the University of Texas School of Law and he writes and speaks around the world on e-discovery and computer forensics.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.


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The Un-Billable Hour : Systems Keep You Sane

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:00:00 +0000

There are systems to help you run every part of a small law firm, whether it’s billing, marketing, or hiring. But what are systems and how do you implement them in your practice? In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson talks to Kristen David about the importance of using systems and how they help law firm owners, staff, and even clients. They discuss crafting checklists, freeing up time, and how systems are sometimes resisted. They also share tips on how an owner can free up their time.

Kristen David is law firm management and marketing advisor for How To Manage a Small Law Firm.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Answer1, Solo Practice University, and Scorpion.


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The Paralegal Voice : Why Education is Vital for Paralegals

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 01:08:43 +0000

Being a good paralegal requires more than just an eye for detail and an adaptable personality. Quality education is vital to a successful career as a paralegal. In this episode of the Paralegal Voice, host Carl Morrison talks to Lisa Myers about her experience as a paralegal educator, why she’s passionate about teaching, and why it’s vital for aspiring paralegals to obtain a solid educational foundation. Together they discuss how a successful program can explore innovation by enacting hands-on experience and lab-based teaching styles. They also address the hot-button issue of whether or not state licensing should be required for paralegals.

Lisa Myers is the legal studies program director for Northwest Career College in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Special thanks to our sponsors Boston University, NALA, Thomson Reuters Firm Central, and ServeNow.


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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Loving life as a lawyer: How to maintain joy in your work

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Do you dread going to work? If so, maybe it's time to look at the other ways you can flex your legal skills, says Nancy Levit, co-author of The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law.

There are many types of jobs for lawyers, and sometimes what you thought you wanted to do doesn’t work out, Levit tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of Asked and Answered. She shares tips on how to find the work you want to do, and how to find joy in the work you're already doing.law lawyer legal podcast attorney practice


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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Gerrymandering and Impact of Redistricting Litigation

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 21:12:53 +0000

Gerrymandering is the dividing of a state, county, etc. into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible. This strategy has been deployed by both political parties throughout history. In gerrymandering, “cracking” and “packing” are tactics of drawing peculiarly shaped districts to capture the desired results. Currently redistricting litigation remains pending in eight states and just this week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional map, saying it illegally benefits the GOP, violating the state constitution.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins professor Edward B. Foley, director of Election Law at Moritz College of Law, and Thomas Wolf, counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, to discuss the history of gerrymandering, redistricting litigation across the nation, and the impact of gerrymandering on elections.

Professor Edward B. Foley (Ned) is director of Election Law at Moritz College of Law/Ohio State’s law school, where he also holds the Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law.

Thomas (Tom) Wolf is counsel with the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, focusing on redistricting issues.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.


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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Using Personal Knowledge Management in Your Practice

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:43:19 +0000

The amount of information humans go through every day is fairly overwhelming. From social media posts and online articles, to podcasts and emails, how can you store and organize all of this information so that it’s actually usable? Enter personal knowledge management. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their own personal knowledge management systems, analyzing what works and what doesn’t. They also explain the three basic characteristics of a successful knowledge management system. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.


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On the Road with Legal Talk Network : Introducing the World’s Largest Legal Hackathon

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 20:02:27 +0000

On February 23-25, 2018, Integra Ledger is set up to host the first ever Global Hackathon, the world’s largest legal hackathon with over 10,000 participants spanning six continents. In this report from On the Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to David Fisher and Aileen Schultz, the co-founders of the hackathon, about where the idea for the event came from and what the event will look like. They also explain what a hackathon is and why they are valuable to the legal industry.  

David Fisher is the founder and CEO of Integra Ledger, a permissioned blockchain for the global legal industry. He is also a co-founder of the Global Legal Hackathon.

Aileen Schultz is the director of network intelligence at Integra Ledger. She is also a co-founder of the Global Legal Hackathon.


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Lawyerist Podcast : #156: 2 Critical To-Dos for Your 2018 Marketing Checklist, with Gyi Tsakalakis & Kelly Street

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street identify two things lawyers should do in 2018 to make a big improvement in their online presence.

Gyi Tsakalakis is the Director at AttorneySync, where he helps lawyers earn meaningful attention online because that’s where clients are looking.

Kelly Street is the Marketing Director at AttorneySync. She is passionate about all things marketing and small business but is recently focused on content creation and social media advertising.


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The Insurance Law Podcast : Defense Strategies Against Business Valuation Tactics

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:58:43 +0000

CPAs Derek Royster and Matthew Curtis address valuation approaches, including the application of the Daubert standard in cases and the impact on claims.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best CompanyBest’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.


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Law Technology Now : What's Happening at Legalweek 2018

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:10:40 +0000

On Monday, January 29, 2018, legal professionals will flood New York for Legalweek 2018, a conference featuring workshops, networking opportunities, and hundreds of exhibitors all designed to address key issues in the legal industry. In this Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Zach Warren about the details of the conference and how newbies can attend without getting overwhelmed. Their discussion includes hot topics that will be covered at the event, like blockchain and cybersecurity, and speakers they’re excited to hear from.

Zach Warren is the editor-in-chief of Legaltech News, a publication that features law technology updates, articles, and technology company press releases for the legal profession.


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The Digital Edge : Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:40:50 +0000

ABA TECHSHOW 2018 is just around the corner and, for those of you who can barely contain your excitement, here’s a sneak preview of what this year’s conference will look like. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to ABA TECHSHOW 2018 co-chairs Debbie Foster and Tom Mighell about this year’s conference. They discuss what’s new at TECHSHOW, advice for new attendees, and some of the most beloved extracurricular activities, like Taste of TECHSHOW and morning yoga sessions.

Tom Mighell has been at the front lines of technology development since joining Cowles & Thompson, P.C. in 1990. He is also the co-chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2018.

Debbie Foster is the managing partner of Affinity Consulting Group’s Tampa Bay office. She is also the co-chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2018.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow, Scorpion, Answer1, and Clio.


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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Cryptocurrency At The Crossroads

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:12:56 +0000

Bitcoin and its ilk enjoyed a surge in value toward the end of 2017, but the pendulum is always poised to swing back dramatically in this largely unregulated market. Joe and Elie chat with Thornton McEnery of Dealbreaker about the cryptocurrency market, the role of big banks (read: our clients) in the crypto landscape and what's on the horizon in the U.S. and abroad to regulate the market.law lawyer legal podcast attorney practice


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The Legal Toolkit : All You Need is New Technology

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:11:26 +0000

Sometimes, one host just isn’t enough. In this special episode of the Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia was joined by guest host and wife Jessica Correia. After establishing Jessica’s indifference towards the Beatles, they talk to Chelsey Lambert about how and why law firms should invest in new technology, from voice activated time and billing to simply updating basic software. They discuss common reasons why law firms hesitate to adopt new technology and who should be involved in the process of choosing and implementing technology. They also geek out about forms automation and the epic software that is changing the document assembly game.

Chelsey Lambert is founder of Lex Tech Review, a legal technology blog and learning center.

Special thanks to our sponsors Scorpion, Answer1, and Thomson Reuters Firm Central.


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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : What Hinders Innovation in the Legal Industry?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:37:34 +0000

Committees have been formed, seminars have been taught, and conferences have been hosted — all in an effort to convince lawyers that new technology will save them time and money. Sometimes the message sticks; sometimes attorneys run in the opposite direction. But is it lawyers themselves or the industry's rules and culture that hinder innovation in legal tech? In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Bill Henderson about innovation in the legal industry, including the cultural and regulatory restraints that keep new technology from impacting the legal industry at large. They discuss the diffusion theory, which explores how innovative ideas percolate within a market; traditional practices in law firms that impede the adoption of new ideas; and the role of law schools in encouraging exploration.

Bill Henderson is the Stephen F. Burns Chair on the Legal Profession at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a visiting professor at Northwestern Law.


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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Bryan Garner reflects on his friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia in ‘Nino and Me’

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

To Bryan Garner, editor in chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, Justice Antonin Scalia was a friend, a mentor, a collaborator and a fellow lover of words. In the wake of Scalia’s death on Feb. 13, 2016, Garner reflected back over their relationship, from their first brief introduction in 1988 to the trip they took to Asia together in the last weeks of Scalia’s life. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Garner speaks with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about what gave him the confidence to ask a sitting Supreme Court justice to co-author two books; the four style issues he and Scalia were never able to agree on; and what it was like to write his first memoir.


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Lawyerist Podcast : #155: Why Intake is the Key to Law Firm Success, with Billie Tarascio

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode, Billie Tarascio explains why intake is the key to her firm's success, and how her firm uses empathy and data to strategically optimize the intake process.

Billie Tarascio is the principal attorney at Modern Law, a family law firm in greater Phoenix, and Access Legal, a legal technology company providing do it yourself resources for self-representing family law litigants.


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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Bringing E-filing to Michigan Courts with ImageSoft

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:20:00 +0000

In an effort to increase efficiency and improve the service of trial courts, technological advances are being implemented in the state of Michigan. One of these advances is the introduction of e-filing which will allow litigants to electronically file documents without having to travel to a courthouse. In this episode of On Balance, host Tish Vincent talks to Mary Roush and David Leasure about the statewide e-filing initiative that the state is working on with ImageSoft in order to bring e-filing to the Michigan Courts. Together, they discuss the benefits of e-filing, how they chose ImageSoft, and how the software works.

Mary Roush is the project manager of the statewide e-filing initiative.

David Leasure is the product owner of TrueFiling, a product of ImageSoft.


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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : How Lawyers can Harness Social Media

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:10:00 +0000

A majority of lawyers know what social media is and the basics of how to use the various platforms, but many don’t realize the potential these platforms have to communicate with potential clients and build community. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Samantha Meinke about how and why lawyers should use social media for their practice. They discuss how to get started, how to maintain social media when you’re busy, and the definition and importance of responsive design.

Samantha Meinke is the communications manager at the State Bar of Michigan. In this role, she creates and oversees communications, marketing, social media and media relations strategies.


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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Bringing Social Media to the Bench

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Lawyers are notoriously slow at adopting technology. Despite this the use of social media in law is becoming more and more common. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Justice McCormack about the benefits to judges using social media. Some of these benefits include communicating with other judges across the state and effectively sharing information with the public. They also explain how to get started with social media, taking proper precautions, and not oversharing personal information.

Justice Bridget Mary McCormack joined the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2013 and is a law professor University of Michigan Law School.


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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Skillsets Involved in Arguing Supreme Court Cases

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:50:00 +0000

What equips a lawyer to effectively argue in the Supreme Court? In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Justice Wilder about what it’s like to argue cases in the Supreme Court and the different skillsets involved. They discuss the difference between trial and appellate lawyers and how trial lawyers can learn more about appellate work, including using the Michigan Supreme Court YouTube channel as a resource.

Justice Kurtis Wilder was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court by Governor Rick Snyder in May 2017.


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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Tomasik Exoneration Part 2

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:40:00 +0000

In the retrial of Dennis Tomasik, the jury only deliberated for 19 minutes before acquitting Dennis, who had been wrongfully imprisoned for close to nine years. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Takura Nyamfukudza, Mary Chartier, and Dennis and Kim Tomasik themselves about the details of the case. Dennis discusses his experience in prison and what helped him persevere, and the attorneys discuss the evidence, witnesses, and the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act.

Mary Chartier's advocacy skills are the result of years of experience litigating serious and complex criminal defense cases in federal and state courts around Michigan.

Takura Nyamfukudza is an experienced criminal defense litigator who practices in state and federal courts throughout Michigan.

Dennis Tomasik was acquitted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after wrongly imprisoned for close to nine years. Kim Tomasik is his wife who aided attorneys in gathering evidence for the case.


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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : The Tomasik Exoneration Part 1

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:30:00 +0000

Dennis Tomasik was wrongfully imprisoned for close to nine years before his retrial and subsequent exoneration. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Kris and Marty Tieber, the attorneys who helped reconstruct the Tomasik case and free Dennis. They discuss the importance of developing a story, their process of re-gathering the information, and the rewards for diligent legal work.

Martin Tieber is a criminal defense attorney who specializes in criminal appeals, post conviction proceedings, and federal habeas litigation.

Kristoffer Tieber also devotes most of his practice to criminal appeals, post conviction proceedings, and federal habeas litigation.


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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : An Overview of the 2017 NEXT Conference

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:20:00 +0000

The goal of the NEXT Conference is to bring lawyers together from all across Michigan in order to share ideas, make connections, and discuss the future of law. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Samantha Meinke about the 2017 Next Conference including what’s new and what opportunities are available for attendees. Some of the highlights of this year’s conference included an all-member networking luncheon and reception, the Exhibitor Hall with companies like Clio and MyCase, and the Learning Lounges with educational opportunities for all variety of lawyers.

Samantha Meinke is the communications manager at the State Bar of Michigan. In this role, she creates and oversees communications, marketing, social media and media relations strategies.


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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Exploring the Tension Between Lawyers and the Media with ABC's Dan Abrams

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:10:00 +0000

Lawyers and the media may not be enemies, but they’re certainly not friends. In this episode of On Balance, hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to ABC’s Dan Abrams about the tension between lawyers and the media. In their discussion, they cover the effect of social media on a trial, finding unbiased jurors, and how this tension affected the Casey Anthony case.
 
Dan Abrams is a web entrepreneur and television presenter who serves as the chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News and as the host of both 60 Days In and Live PD on the A&E cable network.


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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast : Teaser: Introducing the State Bar of Michigan’s “On Balance” Podcast

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Being a lawyer is stressful. Many struggle to balance their physical health and wellbeing with the demands of their profession. On Balance, premiering this week on Legal Talk Network, delivers useful and entertaining ideas on managing life as a lawyer. To hear more about the show and what inspired its creation, tune in as the State Bar of Michigan’s executive director Janet Welch introduces hosts Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway. Stay till the end for a sneak peek at the bonus content and some of the notable guests featured in the early podcasts.


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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Sessions’ Rescission

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:24:49 +0000

On January 4th, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era policy instructing federal prosecutors not to prioritize prosecutions against violators of federal drug laws in states that had decriminalized marijuana at the state level. This announcement came days after new legalization measures took effect in California. While many states have legalized at the state level, the drug is still illegal everywhere in the United States under federal law.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host, Craig Williams joins Paul Armentano, deputy director of NORML and Paul Larkin, senior legal research fellow for the Heritage Foundation's Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, to discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions' efforts to rescind the Obama-era policies on marijuana, the impact on state’s marijuana legislation, and how this announcement will impact marijuana litigation and the marijuana business.

Paul Armentano is deputy director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Paul Larkin is senior legal research fellow for the Heritage Foundation's Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.


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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:13:45 +0000

Ten years ago, Dennis and Tom released their co-authored book, The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, about the techniques and technologies lawyers can use to collaborate with both clients and colleagues. A lot has changed in ten years and, in response, Dennis and Tom are releasing a second edition of their book. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how technology has changed since the first edition of their book was published and what collaboration tools are most commonly used today. They also talk about what has not changed including the strategies lawyers should use in order to collaborate successfully. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.


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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Robert Litt has been out front on online threats for decades

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Robert Litt has confronted cybersecurity and encryption issues for two presidential administrations. With Russian interference in the 2016 election as a backdrop, Litt, an ABA Journal Legal Rebels Trailblazer, says the U.S. has been facing online threats essentially since the internet's creation.


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Lawyerist Podcast : #154: Why Legal Tech & Design Thinking Can't Solve All of the Legal System's Problems, with Nicole Bradick

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode, we have a conversation with Nicole Bradick, our first three-peat guest on the show, about some of the systemic issues in the legal system. Nicole walks us through how she is using technology and the design process to approach those problems, and what needs to happen in order for justice to be accessible for everyone.

Nicole is a former lawyer and the founder and CEO of Theory and Principle, a legal technology product development firm. Whether it is improving the delivery of legal services, the justice system, lawyer efficiency, legal education, or access to justice for all, Theory and Principle works with clients who are moved to innovate and build to create a better system.


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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : The Christina Grillo Case and Lessons Learned: Why Families Facing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit need a Structured Settlement

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:17:15 +0000

What was to be a normal baby's delivery for Josephine Grillo Sullivan turned into an emergency c-section, leaving daughter Christina severely brain damaged,  eventually leading to a medical malpractice lawsuit. On this special edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen and co-host Anne Lawter speak to Josephine Grillo Sullivan, Executive Director of The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation, about honoring Christina’s life by assisting families living with brain injuries, and advocating for the long-term benefits of going with a structured settlement. 


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ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : You’re in a pickle. Can a lawyer assistance program help?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

Confronting someone about a substance abuse problem--or owning that you have one--is not easy, but lawyers assistance programs can help.  Usually referred to as LAPs and offered by attorney regulation agencies, the programs guarantee confidentiality when attorneys reach out to them.  And if an attorney has committed an actionable offense, entering recovery before it comes to light and being able to show commitment to getting better can be a mitigating factor if he or she faces disciplinary charges. In this episode of Asked & Answered, the ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward speaks to Bree Buchanan about how LAPs work, and how a person can reach out for assistance.


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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How a Quaker’s suit against the Secretary of Defense still impacts cases over government surveillance

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:00:00 +0000

You have reason to believe you’re being monitored by the government, that they are following you and cataloging everywhere you go and everyone you talk to. The knowledge haunts you, and has a chilling effect on everything you do. But can you sue to stop it? In this month’s episode, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with Jeffrey Vagle about his new book, Being Watched: Legal Challenges to Government Surveillance about the current challenges to government surveillance, and a seminal Supreme Court case in 1972 whose effects are still being felt today. Vagle tells the story of Arlo Tatum, a Quaker and anti-war activist who went to prison twice as a conscientious objector rather than sign up for the WWII and Korean War drafts. When he discovered in 1970 that U.S. military intelligence had been following and gathering intelligence on him, he sued the Secretary of Defense. What happened next has had lingering ramifications.


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Lawyerist Podcast : #153: Building a Future-Centric Law Firm, with Peter Aprile & Natalie Worsfold

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode, we're joined by Peter Aprile and Natalie Worsfold to talk about the way they think differently about building Counter Tax. Learn how they use a long view, process, and firm culture to make big bets on the future.

Peter Aprile is a tax controversy and litigation lawyer and the founder of Counter Tax Lawyers, a Toronto-based firm that develops innovative strategies for resolving tax disputes. Peter is also the co-host of the podcast Building NewLaw, along with fellow (cult member) Counter lawyer Natalie Worsfold.

A somewhat unconventional lawyer, Natalie spends her days turning the firm into the well-oiled machine of the future, usually by optimizing and building technology that eliminates inefficiency. She's the co-architect behind many of Counter's process workflows and their comprehensive knowledge-base, lovingly named Hank.


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ABA Law Student Podcast : Serving the Underserved: BYU’s Immigration Clinic

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 04:51:34 +0000

The rhetoric of the Trump administration has brought a lot of attention to the topic of immigration and refugees. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host John Weber talks to Carl Hernandez about the immigration clinic at Brigham Young University. Their clinic is managed mainly by students and meets a great need in the Utah community which has a large immigrant population. Carl discusses how the clinic got started and how it provides access to justice to immigrants and refugees while also providing experience to the law students that keep it up and running.

Carl Hernandez teaches constitutional litigation and professional skills courses at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU and has initiated and supervises clinical alliances with the Utah State Legislature, non-profit organizations, community-based organizations and economic development agencies.


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Workers Comp Matters : New York Workers’ Compensation Changes in 2017

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 01:01:38 +0000

Workers’ compensation is one area of law that’s constantly adapting to the society around it. Some of the changes it goes through are for the better, while others are challenged by both injured workers and the attorneys that represent them. In this episode of Workers Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce talks to Michael Gruber about the controversial changes to New York’s workers’ comp rules that were put into place earlier this year. They explain the budget changes that lead to the shift in impairment guidelines, the secrecy of the decision process, and the resulting backlash. They also discuss what national workers’ comp issues will likely draw the most attention in 2018 including marijuana, opioids, and immigration.

Michael Gruber, a partner at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP, handles workers compensation cases for the firm.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Casepacer and PInow.


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Digital Detectives : Privacy vs. Protection: Warrantless Phone Searches at the Border

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 21:01:09 +0000

Since Trump’s executive decisions regarding immigration, U.S. border security has taken steps to reflect the changes in legislation. One of the actions taken was the increased search of travelers’ phones and other electronic devices by border agents. In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Sophia Cope about the EFF and ACLU challenge against the government’s warrantless searches of cell phones and other devices at the border. They discuss why this is a unacceptable invasion of privacy, the current actions allowed by the Fourth Amendment, and whether you have the right to refuse to unlock your device.

Sophia Cope is a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The non-profit advocacy organization works at the intersection of civil liberties and technology.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.


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Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Second Annual Thinking Like A Lawyer Awards Gala

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 16:25:49 +0000

Roll out the red carpet for the second edition of the Thinking Like A Lawyer annual awards. On this star-studded evening, Joe and Elie honored the best — and by that they mean the worst — of the year in law. We laughed, we cried, it was better than Legally Blonde.


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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : 2018 Goals and Tech Resolutions

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 23:47:53 +0000

A new year means new resolutions for Dennis and Tom. In the final 2017 episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about whether they kept last year’s resolutions, their suggestions for how to keep resolutions throughout the year, and what technology goals they have for 2018. Like their resolution episode last year, they group their goals into themes and share how they want these themes to shape the year. Dennis also makes an important announcement that heralds change for his future. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

Dennis and Tom also have a resolution for their listeners! It’s an easy one too, just call Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.


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The Florida Bar Podcast : Navigating Ethics and Advertising

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 01:47:42 +0000

If you have questions about professional conduct, conflict of interest, or what information you can include in your advertising, The Florida Bar’s Ethics and Advertising Department is there with answers. In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt talk to Elizabeth Clark Tarbert about the Ethics and Advertising Department, including their role with the Bar, common questions they are asked, and why lawyers shouldn’t be afraid to call them for advice. They also discuss advertising rules and how to keep track of these rules as they change.

Elizabeth Clark Tarbert has been ethics counsel for The Florida Bar since 1997, providing oral and written ethics opinions Bar members.


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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : 2017 in Review: The Mailbag Episode

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 21:40:02 +0000

Lawyer 2 Lawyer has covered the Mueller investigation, sexual misconduct allegations, the Take a Knee movement, DACA, censorship and hate speech, the Equifax breach, the devastation of Hurricane Irma and Maria, and many legal stories surrounding President Trump. This past year in the law has been anything but boring.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join longtime producer, Kate Nutting, to take a look at the year in review. Bob and Craig answer audience questions from the mailbag and talk about the show, the law, and even themselves!

Kate Nutting is a longtime producer for Lawyer 2 Lawyer on the Legal Talk Network. She also produces Ringler Radio and works closely with hosts and staff to schedule all of Legal Talk Network’s podcasts.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.


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Lawyerist Podcast : #152: Divorce with Benefits, with Erin Levine

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode Erin Levine explains how her experience as a divorce lawyer led her to build Hello Divorce, a web-based DIY divorce portal that earned Erin a nomination for the ABA's Louis M. Brown Award for Legal Access.

Erin Levine is a certified family law specialist, and owner of Oakland’s Levine Family Law Group. In 2016 she launched Hello Divorce, a “modern breakup service” that empowers users to manage the complicated divorce process online with easy to follow, step by step guidance and affordable, fixed fee access to top notch lawyers.


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Law Technology Now : 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Survey from Thomson Reuters

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 21:39:40 +0000

For the second year in a row, Thomson Reuters released the 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms, a survey with input from over 300 small and solo law firms. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to Bill Josten about the results of this survey including the common challenges facing small and solo firms, their biggest sources of competition, and how they are investing in technology to improve efficiency. They also discuss how these firms measure success and tips for improving client intake.

Bill Josten is the senior legal industry analyst for the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute and consults with law firms nationally on issues related to law firm profitability, pricing and cost recovery.


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New Solo : Word Up 2: Creating Tables of Authority with Ease

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 19:00:00 +0000

Microsoft Word has a feature specifically for creating a table of authorities but many are still intimidated when it comes to using the software. In this episode of New Solo, Legal Office Guru Deborah Savadra joins host Adriana Linares to explain the details of creating tables of authority in Word. They review everything from dialog boxes and categories to styles and pagination. They also discuss the complaints they hear the most and the easiest ways for lawyers to save time and prevent mistakes while using Word’s tables of authority software.

Deborah Savadra, over the course of her career, has worked in law offices as a legal secretary, paralegal, and technology “fixer upper.”

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio, Answer1, PerfectIt, and Unbundled Attorney.


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New Solo : 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Survey from Thomson Reuters

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:00:00 +0000

For the second year in a row, Thomson Reuters released the 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms, a survey with input from over 300 small and solo law firms. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to Bill Josten about the results of this survey including the common challenges facing small and solo firms, their biggest sources of competition, and how they are investing in technology to improve efficiency. They also discuss how these firms measure success and tips for improving client intake.

Bill Josten is the senior legal industry analyst for the Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute and consults with law firms nationally on issues related to law firm profitability, pricing and cost recovery.


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The Digital Edge : When the Bell Tolls for Thee: Disaster Planning and Recovery for Law Firms

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:36:46 +0000

While months have passed, the impact of hurricanes Irma and Maria can still be felt by the businesses affected. For law firms, these intense storms have brought to the forefront thoughts about preparedness and how to react in situations like this. In this episode of The Digital Edge, host Jim Calloway talks to Tom Bolt, whose firm was hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria, about how lawyers can prepare for natural disasters. Their discussion includes what technology he used and needed, the importance of having a disaster recovery and business continuity policy in place, and what types of problems his firm has dealt with in the aftermath.

BoltNagi Firm founder and managing attorney, Tom Bolt, focuses his practice in government relations, banking, real estate, real estate finance, and estate planning.

Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow, Scorpion, Answer1, and Clio.


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Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast : Taking a Closer Look at Free Speech

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 19:53:08 +0000

Whether it’s Milo Yiannopoulos being unable to speak at Berkeley or James Damore being fired for his Google memo, freedom of speech has repeatedly emerged as a topic of controversy, especially in terms of hate speech. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez talks to Marty Redish, a freedom of expression professor, about how the law defines free speech and the right of various institutions, like businesses and universities, to regulate speech. They also discuss what is and isn’t protected by the first amendment, including the defense of hate speech.

Martin H. Redish, the Louis and Harriet Ancel Professor of Law and Public Policy at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, teaches and writes on the subjects of federal jurisdiction, civil procedure, freedom of expression and constitutional law.


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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Barbie v. Bratz: What happened when toy titans took each other to court

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000

In this month’s Modern Law Library, we read a thrilling tale of dueling toymakers, corporate espionage and a group of brats taking on the queen of the DreamHouse. Prof. Orly Lobel, author of “You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side,” speaks to the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about how an intellectual property dispute between the maker of Barbie and the creator of Bratz spun into a legal battle that would last more than a decade.


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Lawyerist Podcast : #151: How Westlaw Lost its Copyright, with Alan Sugarman

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:30:00 +0000

In this episode we're joined by Alan Sugarman to talk about the landmark case that opened up access to law and ultimately resulted in more options for online legal research today.

Alan Sugarman founded HyperLaw in 1991 to publish electronic law treatises linked to case law. HyperLaw successfully challenged Westlaw’s copyright claims to the text and citations of court opinions


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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Lawyers Giving Back

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:18:07 +0000

As we approach the holidays, giving is the true meaning of the season. Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno once said, “Being a lawyer is not merely a vocation. It is a public trust, and each of us has an obligation to give back to our communities.” And the legal community continues to make strides in assisting clients and mentoring individuals who are in need of assistance.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi joins attorney Jessie Kornberg, president and CEO of Bet Tzedek, attorney Shamika T. Askew-Storay, owner and managing attorney of the Storay Advocacy Group, P.A., and attorney Ricky Patel, partner with the firm Farrell Patel Jomarron & Lopez, as we spotlight three attorneys who are giving back to their community, not only during the holiday season, but year round.

Attorney Jessie Kornberg is the president and CEO of Bet Tzedek, a respected public-interest law firm out of Los Angeles, California.

Attorney Shamika T. Askew-Storay is the owner and managing attorney of the Storay Advocacy Group, P.A. (SAG) located in Brandon, Florida.

Attorney Ricky Patel is partner with the firm, Farrell Patel Jomarron & Lopez.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.


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The Kennedy-Mighell Report : Pardon the 2017 Interruption: An Annual Recap

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:31:58 +0000

For the final 2017 episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell host an annual recap show in three segments inspired by ESPN’s podcast “Pardon the Interruption”: Toss Up, What’s the Word, and Big Deal, Little Deal, No Deal. In these segments, Dennis and Tom discuss topics like augmented reality, voice-activated technology, and cryptocurrency. They finish up the show by rapidfire answering 6 questions in 60 seconds.

Remember, if you have technology questions, call Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries.

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.


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The Insurance Law Podcast : The Complexity of Negligent Security Claims

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 16:27:39 +0000

Jan Simonsen and Tracy Scott from the law firm of Carr Maloney in Washington, D.C. discuss differences between negligent security and premises liability claims, and the legal standards that apply in these cases.


Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best CompanyBest’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.


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Ringler Radio - Structured Settlements and Legal Topics : Animals Get Advocates in the Courtroom

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:30:07 +0000

From pet food contamination cases to animal cruelty, to claims involving wildlife preservation, animal law covers a wide range of legal issues. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen chats with attorney Randy Turner, and a volunteer attorney with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, to discuss some common legal issues surrounding animals in a field of animal law that is on the rise in a big way.


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The Legal Toolkit : Flirting with Revenue: How to Make Money as a Lawyer

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:00:29 +0000

Making money is a pretty important part of practicing law and, as good as you may be at it, you can always do better at raking in the dough. In this episode of the Legal Toolkit, host Jared Correia talks to marketing ninja Dorie Clark about what lawyers can do to bring in more revenue in a chaotic marketplace. They discuss things like building a brand in a saturated field, using the gig economy to your advantage, and marketing yourself through podcasting or online courses. As a bonus, tune into Jared’s Tom Petty playlist on Spotify:

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Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the author of “Entrepreneurial You,” “Reinventing You,” and “Stand Out.”

Special thanks to our sponsors Scorpion, Answer1, and Thomson Reuters Firm Central.


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Law Technology Now : Law Firm Intellectual Property

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:41:15 +0000

Intellectual property plays a big role in your law firm even if you’re not an intellectual property lawyer. In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to Nicole Shanahan, CEO of ClearAccessIP, about why intellectual property is important to a law firm and how her company is working to reduce the cost of producing assets like patents. They also discuss some of Nicole’s recent projects, like the Stanford OpenData Initiative, and her trip to the White House.

Nicole Shanahan is the founder and CEO of ClearAccessIP and a 2014-2016 Residential CodeX Fellow.


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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Trailblazer with a nonlawyer past brings the present and future to law firms

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Adriana Linares considers it a badge of honor to work in the legal profession without being a lawyer. Linares co-founded LawTech Partners with Allan Mackenzie in 2004 after several years in the IT departments of two of the largest firms in Florida. Now she travels across Florida, throughout the country and sometimes abroad as a law practice consultant and legal technology coach. “Lawyers, as far as I’ve ever seen, certainly understand how to research and apply law in a way that helps their clients,” she says. “But where they might need my help is identifying tools and services that will help them with their practice management.”


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Lawyerist Podcast : #150: Business Lessons Learned in the Dead Zone on Mt. Everest, with Dean Cardinale

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:30:00 +0000

Dean Cardinale is no lawyer, but he knows a thing or two about taking informed risks. In this episode, we talk with a professional "adventurer" about achieving big goals, and how you can apply the same knowledge to leverage your own business aspirations.

Dean is an avid mountain climber, outdoors enthusiast, and adventure lover, the founder of World Wide Trekking, and the President and Founder of Human Outreach Project.


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ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Georgetown law prof calls for complete re-imagining of criminal justice system in 'Chokehold'

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:00:00 +0000

As a former federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., Paul Butler once worked to put people in prison. Now, he has come to believe that prisons should be abolished. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Butler speaks with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles about the racial inequities built into the system; his advice for young black men interacting with the police; and his view that radical re-imagining, rather than incremental reform, is the only way to fully address the harm done to civil rights by the criminal justice system.


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Lawyerist Podcast : #149: What Millennials Want from Your Law Firm, with Nicole Abboud

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:30:00 +0000

In this week’s episode, we talk with attorney branding specialist, Nicole Abboud, about the benefits of tailoring your firm to meet the demands of a growing millennial clientele.

Nicole Abboud is the Founder of Abboud Media - a modern video branding and podcasting agency for lawyers. She is a Millennial speaker, former practicing attorney, and producer and host of two podcasts – Leaders Love Company and The Gen Why Lawyer Podcast. The internet is the best thing that happened to Nicole as she has been able to build a strong personal brand and business using digital platforms like social media and her podcast. Now she assists lawyers in doing the same by helping them tell their brand stories and connect with the right clients using videos and podcasts.


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Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 22:43:01 +0000

Matt Lauer, Senator Al Franken, Roy Moore, Harvey Weinstein, President Trump. From movie moguls and politicians to top media personalities, sexual misconduct and harassment allegations have flooded the news cycle. But the problem of sexual harassment not only lies in Hollywood,  Capitol Hill, and newsrooms, allegations exist in the workplace, most notably in law firms. The legal website, Above the Law, hosts a series titled “The Pink Ghetto”, which spotlights real life stories from victims of sexual harassment in law firms. In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams join attorney and professor Joanna L. Grossman, the inaugural Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law at SMU Dedman School of Law, and attorney Kathryn Rubino, editor for “Above the Law” and columnist for “Corporette,” to discuss sexual harassment at law firms. We will take a look at how the recent widespread allegations of sexual misconduct allegations in the news have impacted policy at law firms, the prevalence of sexual harassment in the legal profession, and what needs to change in workplace policy. Attorney and professor Joanna L. Grossman is the inaugural Ellen K. Solender Endowed Chair in Women and the Law at SMU Dedman School of Law. Attorney Kathryn Rubino is editor for Above the Law and columnist for Corporette.[...]


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The Digital Edge : ‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2017

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:58:10 +0000

If you’re looking for the latest and greatest technology to spoil your most beloved tech-nerds this holiday season, look no further than the annual tech toys edition of The Digital Edge. This year, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk about a wide range of products, from doorbells to submarines, to help you brainstorm gift ideas for everyone on your list. Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow, Scorpion, Answer1, and Clio. Product Mentioned: Bluesmart laptop bag: the world’s first smart bag BioLite SolarPanel 5+: portable solar charger Legalboard: A keyboard designed for lawyers Joby GripTight One GorillaPod Stand: flexible tripod and phone holder The Levi's Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google: smart jacket Gatekeeper 2.5 Wireless Bluetooth PC Lock: computer key LG Gram Laptops: a series of lightweight laptops Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones II: noise canceling headphones Microsoft Surface Book 2: a laptop/tablet SketchPro 3D Pen: 3D drawing pen Samsung 34” CF791 Curved Widescreen Monitor: HD monitor Ring Video Doorbell: security system Nexx Garage: door opener Echo Connect: Amazon Echo phone accessory Kuri: home robot Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard: travel keyboard Kohler Numi Toilet: smart toilet Apple Watch Series 3: smart watch Carved Satellite Series: carved wooden phone cases Aston Martin Limited Edition Submarine[...]


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