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.
In this October edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Anne Kershaw, principal of A. Kershaw Attorneys & Consultants and co-founder of the eDiscovery Institute and Joseph Howie, principal of Howie Consulting and EDI's director of metrics development and communications. Kershaw and Howie are co-authors of Law Technology News' October cover story, "Crash or Soar," and they discuss how predictive coding - using computers with some guidance from lawyers - can streamline document review and cut costs.
In this September edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Law Technology News' Web Watch columnist and co-host of Lawyer2Lawyer, Bob Ambrogi. Bob says legal blogs have matured in the last few years -- and now provide rich, nuanced content that genuinely helps practitioners. Bob talks about why legal blogs are thriving and spotlights new sites that cover everything from fashion law to the Library of Congress.
On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Minnesota consultants George Socha, of Socha Consulting and Tom Gelbmann, of Gelbmann & Associates about their 2010 Socha/Gelbmann
E-Discovery Survey. Will small cases be the new “big” in 2011? Why are some e-discovery attorneys jobless and others being poached? And what do lawyers really want from vendors? Tune in!
Small firm lawyers, with small cases and small budgets, often feel like the proverbial David facing Goliath when disputes end up in the courtroom. On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay talks to attorney Ross Kodner, CEO of MicroLaw, about how you can use technology you already own and master the courtroom. They also discuss Law Technology News' July cover story about the new LTN Vendor Satisfaction Survey.
On this edition of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay chats with Editor-in-chief of Corporate Counsel Magazine, Anthony Paonita on naming Microsoft as its 2010 Law Department of the Year. Monica and Anthony discuss how General Counsel Brad Smith and his team reshaped the technology giant's entire reputation, from a pugnacious fighter to a company that is willing to listen and negotiate.
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.