The College of Law Practice Management recently held its 2014 Futures Conference in Boston. Dennis and Tom were there and participated in the program. In this episode, we talk about the 2014 Futures Conference, what the future holds for the practice of law, and the role technology is likely to play in that future.

Link to the episode: The College of Law Practice Management’s 2014 Futures Conference

Segment 1: The College of Law Practice Management’s 2014 Futures Conference

Segment 2:  Which iPad Should Dennis Buy?

Apple announced new iPads last week, and Dennis is thinking of buying one. Which one does Tom recommend?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  October 19, 2014
Length:  38:18
Share this post:
 

Most of us assume that lawyers are slow adopters of technology because that’s what we hear all the time. There are several annual surveys of lawyers that give us some data about the actual usage of technology by lawyers. Does the common assumption still hold true in 2014? In this episode, we discuss the results of 2014 ILTA-InsideLegal survey, the 2014 ABA Technology Survey, give our analysis of these results, and recommend ways that you can use these surveys to your advantage . . . and to the benefit of your clients.

Link to the episode: Surveying 2014 Legal Technology Surveys

Segment 1: Surveying 2014 Legal Technology Surveys

Segment 2:  Why Don’t Young Lawyers Attend Legal Technology Conferences?

After Dennis returned from the 2014 Lex Port Tech Expo, he wondered why the attendance at legal technology conference is dominated by more seasoned lawyers.

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  October 6, 2014
Length:  35:01
Share this post:
 

With fall fast approaching, you can be sure of two things: football games and new phones! Apple and other vendors recently announced new versions of their phones, as well as some interesting new gadgets. In this episode, we discuss some of these new devices, thoughts about the new features of iOS 8, and what you should think about if you haven’t purchased a new phone lately.

Link to the episode: Analyzing New Apple Announcements

Segment 1: Analyzing New Apple Announcements

Segment 2:  The Legal Implications of Wearables

  • Tom and Dennis discuss discoverability of wearable information

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  September 19, 2014
Length:  40:03
Share this post:
 

You can learn almost anything on the Internet – if you can learn how and where to find the tools and resources. Lawyers often need to get up to speed on a topic quickly. How can you hit the accelerator to get off to a fast start on getting a solid foundation in a subject that you need to know? In this episode, we discuss how to accelerate your learning process, how and where to find good learning tools, and our favorite ideas and tips.

Link to the episode: Accelerated Learning Techniques – Online Tools and Resources

Segment 1: Accelerated Learning Techniques – Online Tools and Resources

Segment 2:  A Rant about Reply All

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  September 7, 2014
Length:  32:08
Share this post:
 

“All right, Mr. Demille, I’m ready for my close-up.” Video phone calls have been talked about for many years, probably even from the time this famous line appeared in the movie Sunset Boulevard. Lately, we’re starting to see them arrive and many of us have already taken part in videoconferences. Are you ready for the role video might play in your calls and meetings? In this episode, we discuss the rise of the video in calls and online meetings, the challenges and opportunities of video, and how you can get ready for your video close-up.

Link to the episode: Get Ready for Your Video Call Close-Up

Segment 1: Get Ready for Your Video Call Close-Up

Segment 2:  Laptop, Combo or Tablet – Which Should I Buy?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  August 17, 2014
Length:  40:33
Share this post:
 

While preparing for a trial, gathering documents for a transaction, or simply running errands, most lawyers face each day with an overwhelming number of things to get done. From simply remembering them all to putting the list into proper priorities, every legal professional could use some help. How can technology play a role in bringing the list of to-dos under control? What are some questions lawyers should ask when choosing a to-do task management tool? In this episode, we discuss taming the to-do list, our own approaches to using technology to help with task management, and questions every lawyer should ask when looking for a management tool to suit their needs.


Segment 1: Task Managers

Segment 2:  Is it Time to Change Our Passwords Again?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  August 10, 2014
Length:  41:30
Share this post:
 

Lawyers often focus on how they can use technology to improve the efficiency and quality of their legal services. However, technology has additionally started to change what people in other professions provide to their clients, even to the point of changing the meaning of “services.” Professionals are now creating products that provide revenue in the form of royalties, thereby exceeding what can be made in billable hours. These include books written about new forms of technology, tax guides, answers to common questions, convenient apps, and even software. Is this a “Big Idea” that lawyers should also be considering as they think about the ways they might use technology? In this episode we discuss how lawyers might begin “productizing” services, some ideas about how to create successful products, and the legal and ethical implications of providing this information.


Segment 1: Turning Legal Services into Products

Segment 2:  Want to be a Book Author?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  July 27, 2014
Length:  36:51
Share this post:
 
According to a variety of surveys, the sales of tablets not exceed th esales of laptops and desktop PCs. In a few short years, iPads have made huge inroads into the legal market and are often part of a lawyer’s technology toolkit. Tom’s popular book iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, recently appeared in its third edition. In this episode, we discuss our latest insight’s on the iPad, recommendations for lawyers and other legal professionals, and what might come next in the world of iPads.

Segment 1:  The Role iPads Play for Lawyers Today

  • iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Third Edition – ABAiBook and Amazon

Segment 2:  When Do You Implement Tips?

  • The article that got us thinking about this as “21 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do” – there are so many bad sites that link to this article, we won’t punish you by doing the same.

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  July 14, 2014
Length:  36:23
Share this post:
 
We have both done a lot of public speaking at legal technology events like ABA TECHSHOW. Over the years, we have gained insights about using new platforms and how to avoid technology-related obstacles. But there’s still more to learn! In this episode, we discuss recent presentation lessons, practical tips for novice and veteran presenters alike, and some thoughts about better ways to give presentations.

Link to the episode: Presentation Tips for Legal Professionals

Segment 1:  Presentation Tips for Legal Professionals

Segment 2:  Heartbleed: What Should Lawyers Do?

Segment 3:  Parting Shots

Recorded:  April 20, 2014
Length:  38:26
Share this post:
 

In a world of automatic updates and remote storage, are attorneys still controlling their practices? Are we forgetting valuable information as our machines take over? In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of trading control for increased productivity.

Link to Episode: Automation or Control: Why Attorneys Must Choose

Segment 1:  Automation or Control?

Segment 2:  LegalTech and the Importance of Attending Technology Conferences

Segment 3:  Parting Shots. 

Released: January 31, 2014
Length: 31:47
Share this post:
 

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can
take care of it!

Visit our friends!

A few highly recommended friends...