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.
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.
Could it be possible that Baby Boomers in IT and litigation support really might retire? Will law firms and law departments be caught off guard and face a sudden talent drought? In this March edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes David Cowen, founder and president of The Cowen Group and Michael Potters, CEO/managing partner of The Glenmont Group, to explore the ramifications and offer tips on how organizations can prepare for the brain drain.
In our February edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Mark Gerow director of applications development and business process in the intellectual property group at Fenwick & West. They talk about why SharePoint is so popular in law firms, and how firms can create "ethical walls" to protect client confidentiality - the subject of Gerow's article, Building Ethical Walls in Microsoft SharePoint, in the February issue of Law Technology News.
In this January edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes welcomes Cecil Lynn III, e-discovery counsel at Littler and Judy Kelly, senior producer for LegalTech and Virtual LegalTech. First, we hear from Cecil about the most important e-discovery cases of 2010, and his article that will appear in the inaugural issue of ALM's redesigned Law Technology News magazine. Then it's a sneak preview of LegalTech New York as Judy describes the show's exciting keynotes and panels. We also welcome our new sponsor, LexisNexis!
In this December edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Steven Levy, CEO of Seattle's Lexician Consulting. They discuss Levy's December cover story in Law Technology News magazine, "Align Your Allies," discussing common project management mistakes and concrete tips to help project managers win buy-in from even the crankiest of stakeholders.
In this November edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes John Cleaves, the supervisor of practice support at Latham & Watkins, to discuss his article in Law Technology News' November issue, "Build Your Own App," about creating iPad and smartphone applications for law firms and legal organizations. John explores the emergence of Apple iPads in the legal profession, and offers tips on creating the perfect legal "app."