Our monthly podcast features the editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, Monica Bay, interviewing key experts of the legal technology community, about top issues confronting the legal profession. If it's tech, it's a potential topic from e-discovery to network infrastructure; from creating courtroom graphics to launching "green law" programs. Each month, Bay will bring LTN's pages alive with brisk, insightful discussion of today's top trends and developments.
On this January edition of Law Technology Now, host and Law Technology News' editor-in-chief, Monica Bay joins Cecil Lynn III, e-discovery counsel at Littler. Lynn, who is based in Phoenix, offers a sneak preview of his second annual "Year in Review" analysis of 2011’s most important electronic data discovery rulings.
The landmark Zubulake e-discovery decisions were the first of many to transform a narrow duty not to spoliate into a much broader duty to affirmatively preserve all possibly relevant evidence when there exists a "reasonable anticipation of litigation." But have these judicial opinions gone too far? In the December edition of Law Technology Now, Robert Owen, a partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, says it?s time to shift gears and restore the balance. He talks with Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, about his five proposed rules that he says will prevent substantial injustices, yet be comprehensive and comprehensible.
Information governance can be expensive, but not adopting compliance programs can cost much more. Attorney Christian Liipfert, president of Houston-based Christian Liipfert Consulting, and Chicago-based Theodore L. Banks, of counsel to Schoeman Updike & Kaufman (and president of Compliance & Competition Consultants) join Law Technology News' editor-in-chief Monica Bay, to discuss how compliance and risk management issues may soon eclipse e-discovery concerns. The pair also discuss CCH Wolters Kluwer?s MediRegs ComplyTrack Suite, a possible model for legal technology options, on the November edition of Law Technology Now!
In the high-profile Casey Anthony murder case, the defense team was able to capitalize on prosecutor missteps by using social media as a virtual "shadow jury," tailoring and tweaking their strategy based on reactions posted on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other media. On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay (editor of Law Technology News) is joined by Robyn Weisman, author of LTN's October cover story, Sedgwick partner Craig Williams (co-host of Lawyer2Lawyer on Legal Talk Network), and Amy Singer, president of Fort Lauderdale-based Trial Consultants, to discuss how people, and technology, can stumble in the courtroom and how to gracefully recover.
On the September edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay (editor of Law Technology News) talks to Alabama trial lawyer James Moncus III, from the law firm of Hare Wynn Newell & Newton, about why and how he used an iPad to present his high-profile wrongful death case to the judge and jury. Jamie discusses his Law Technology News? article, Gambling On New Trial Technology, the risk involved, and how the iPad and TrialPad app took center stage in the courtroom.
Providers are now offering certification courses and tests for e-discovery workers. Critics charge that the programs target the most vulnerable members of the legal community, advocates say they are a step in the right direction to provide better education and standards. On the August edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay (editor of Law Technology News) discusses the controversy with attorneys Patrick Oot, of Washington, D.C.?s eDiscovery Institute, and Albert Barsocchini, a San Francisco-based e-discovery consultant.
As smartphones and GPS devices become increasingly sophisticated, your every move can be tracked and your every communication read by law enforcement. On the July edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks with consultant Joshua Engel, the "Fourth Amendment Guru" of the EDD Update blog, about privacy issues, and the U.S. Supreme Court's announcement that it will hear a controversial case involving police planting a GPS device on the car of a suspected criminal.
What can CIOs (and other firm leaders) do to protect confidential client data from thieves - who are on the payroll? On the June edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay is joined by Tam Harbert, author of Law Technology News? June cover story, "Catch Me If You Can." They discuss how BigLaw is reacting in the wake of the latest insider trading scandal involving three top firms - and the dilemma faced by firms that want to protect data while providing an open exchange of ideas and collaboration by firm attorneys.
With the emergence of cloud computing, have traditional duties for chief information officers evaporated like a mist on a summer morning? Or does the cloud free up IT leaders to pursue different, and possibly more important, roles in their firms and organizations? On this May edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay is joined by Chris Romano, CIO of North Carolina?s Ward & Smith to explore these questions and talk more about cloud computing.
In this April edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes back Austin-based attorney and e-discovery columnist Craig Ball, author of the Law Technology News column, "Ball in Your Court." Monica and Craig discuss recent e-discovery cases and developments, including Facebook's decision to create a "one-button" tool to collect user data on its social media site.