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 edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Mark Bisard, Vice President & Senior Counsel for the General Counsel's Office at American Express, to discuss how corporations can effectively use social media to protect and promote their activities. Mark and Monica look at the importance of social media and how Mark's company created a Twitter team, @AskAmex, that addresses consumer complaints, questions, and accolades.
On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes David Whelan, Manager of Legal Information at The Law Society of Upper Canada, to talk about "Rethink Open Source," his article about document management in the April issue of Law Technology Now. Later in the program, Monica talks with Tom O'Connor, director of the Gulf Coast Technology Center, about the Green Legal Matters Conference in New Orleans.
On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Andrew Adkins III, director of the University of Florida's Legal Technology Institute, to talk about the recent case/practice management survey conducted by the Legal Technology Institute. Monica and Andy discuss why small firms tend to be resistant to this technology, how it can increase profitability and productivity and what managing partners need to know.
Is it time to start treating certain e-discovery tasks as "taxable costs," to be paid for at the conclusion of litigation by the prevailing party? On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Austin-based attorney and special master, Craig Ball, author of Law Technology News' monthly e-discovery column, Ball in Your Court, to discuss whether some EDD tasks should be treated like photocopying. Don't miss this lively discussion!
It's been three years since the electronic data discovery rules were added to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the number of reported cases involving electronically stored information has skyrocketed. But some lawyers still "simply do not anticipate ESI issues," says Cecil Lynn of counsel to Ryley Carlock and Applewhite. Lynn joins Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, to discuss key 2009 rulings and why most of them reiterated established e-discovery principles. Later in the program, Ms. Bay is joined by Henry Dicker, vice president of ALM Events and executive director of LegalTech, to preview LegalTech NY 2010, which will be held Feb. 1-3 at the Hilton New York.
With so much attention on containing costs, it can be difficult for IT leaders to successfully advocate for projects. In this December edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Jo Haraf, former CIO of Morrison & Foerster and founder of Haraf Professional Services, to discuss how IT leaders can mesh their strategies with firm goals, by creating “IT Portfolios.”
Many companies and law firms have adopted financial reporting and collection systems, but aren't fully exploiting their capabilities. On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes Kenneth Jones, chief operating officer of Sedgwick, Detert, Moran, & Arnold's Xerdict Group , to discuss October's Law Technology News' article, "Capture Metrics." They discuss how these technologies can not just help general counsel and corporate law departments monitor their company?s spending habits, but also can be used to analyze legal department expenditures. This helps the GC spot trends, and cut costs.
In September's Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay is joined by Bob Ambrogi, author of Law Technology News' Web Watch column, and Jim Calloway, director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management Assistance Program. Jim was guest author of the September Web Watch column, and we'll discuss the latest web-based search tools, including the recent launch of Microsoft's "Bing." Then Bob and Monica will give you a sneak preview of the September 21 "Social Media: Risks Rewards" program that will be held at the Harvard Club in New York City, and will help your organization exploit the best from social media tools, while protecting your intellectual property, reputation, and employees! Bob is chair of the program, and Monica is moderating a session on business opportunities.
In the 2009 Socha Gelbmann E-Discovery Survey, consultant/attorney George Socha, president of Socha Consulting and Tom Gelbmann, managing director of Gelbmann & Associates, have jettisoned their traditional vendor rankings and instead offer analysis of a turbulent e-discovery year. On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay welcomes George and Tom to explore their survey findings, discuss the year ahead and look at the growth of EDD.
Want to know how to keep your high tech gear water and sand free this summer? Law Technology Now host Monica Bay welcomes Donna Payne, CEO and founder of Payne Consulting Group, to discuss her article in Law Technology News' July issue, High & Dry. Donna will offer up tips on how to to protect your cameras, Kindle, iPods and more and share what's new in coverups for your tech gadgets.