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LawNext is a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Ambrogi, who is internationally known for his writing and speaking on legal technology and innovation. Each week, Bob interviews the innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in the legal industry. From legal technology startups to new law firm business models to enhancing access to justice, Bob and his guests explore the future of law and legal practice.
 
J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi are top law bloggers that together host Lawyer2Lawyer. They bring us their (sometimes opposing!) views on a variety of hot legal topics from literally across the country. Williams, defense attorney and partner at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, specializes in civil and business criminal cases that involve complex business lawsuits, contract actions and environmental issues. Williams is a prolific writer and former journalist. Ambrogi represents clie ...
 
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In a Daily Beast article published on April 13, 2021, Julia Davis writes that, “the head of the Kremlin-funded RT and Sputnik news agencies believes Russia will invade Ukraine, sparking a conflict with the U.S. that will force entire cities into blackouts.” Also, according to a White House produced readout of a recent call between Presidents Biden …
 
In a Daily Beast article published on April 13, 2021, Julia Davis writes that, “the head of the Kremlin-funded RT and Sputnik news agencies believes Russia will invade Ukraine, sparking a conflict with the U.S. that will force entire cities into blackouts.” Also, according to a White House produced readout of a recent call between Presidents Biden …
 
In this Part 4, our coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial continues with Professor David Schultz as we discuss timelines, use of force, and what it means if Morris Hall (who was with George Floyd) does not testify at trial. Professor Schultz from the University of Minnesota Law School and Hamline University returns! Special thanks to our sponsor Nota…
 
In this edition, host Trisha Rich and co-host Bob Glaves are joined by the new Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives Emanuel "Chris" Welch, who was elected on January 13, 2021, and became the first Black lawmaker to hold the position. He shares the inside story of the whirlwind process of being elected and stepping into the role famously…
 
Guests: Taly Goody is a personal injury lawyer, and Michelle Fonseca-Kamana exclusively practices lemon law. Both immersed themselves in social media, successfully leveraging the platforms as free marketing channels. Topics: Using social media to market a practice Their process for creating videos “The Power of Planning” Why they use YouTube and Fa…
 
Author and speaker, Dr. Stefanie Johnson, shares her best practices to forge strong relationships between leaders and teams, inspire greater productivity, and create a positive environment for everyone. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to ESQ.Mark…
 
In this part three, our coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial continues. Professor David Schultz from the University of Minnesota Law School and Hamline University returns. We talk about the witnesses, their emotional testimony, and distrust of the police as well as the importance of timing and vantage point for interpreting what was going on during …
 
When Yale suspended one of its high profile professors for two years citing a pattern of sexual harassment, one wondered if the penalty went far enough considering former students believed Rubenfeld's wife Amy Chua bore some responsibility for the events and remained on the faculty. Fast forward and now Chua is publicly battling with the administra…
 
Autonomous killer robots have certainly grabbed a lot of screen time over the years, but is our world really going to end in an AI-fueled war? Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome Brigadier General Patrick Huston to discuss his role at the Pentagon and dispel some of the most common myths about AI and its military applications. As a self-described …
 
Joyce Tong Oelrich and Zohra Tejani, the founders of Tong Tejani, which specializes in government contracts and has mainly technology-sector clients, kept initial client feedback about subscription pricing in mind when they formally launched their firm in May 2020. Special thanks to our sponsors, Alert Communications and Nota.…
 
Google takes center stage in news updates as Gyi and Conrad discuss two moves that may diminish opportunities for free lawyer advertising on the platform. Top billing goes to Google’s Local Pack change from a three-pack to a two-pack. The two also shift gears on earlier advice about Google My Business Messaging. Eek. Google is sending messages to y…
 
New Hampshire vs. Massachusetts is a monster case about taxes and federalism that could impact employers all over the United States. Who’s going to win and who’s going to lose? Sam Megally from K & L Gates joins us to law-splain. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: JD Supra article from K&L Gates by William LeDoux, Sam Megally, Cindy Ohlen…
 
To continue demystifying the attorney grievance and discipline process, On Balance hosts Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway welcome Mark Armitage of Michigan’s Attorney Discipline Board (ADB). Mark explains how complaints move from the Attorney Grievance Commission to the ADB, outlines the types of cases that often require disciplinary action, and clea…
 
Throughout Europe and Eastern Europe, Holger Zscheyge is widely regarded as a leading authority on legal technology and innovation. President of the European Legal Technology Association, he is also founder and managing director of Infotropic Media, a Moscow-based legal publisher and producer of legal technology conferences, and a cofounder of Mosc…
 
The pandemic impacted the practice of law in unpredictable ways, especially for new lawyers. Host Sonia Russo taps into the lessons learned by James Liu, Michelle Garcia, and Shawn Hoover on how to manage their careers and ensure clients have adequate representation during a time of scarce resources and more limited access to justice. Stay tuned fo…
 
Dealing with a rude, difficult, or offensive person can be a real challenge. But what happens when that person is a client, a co-worker, or even worse, your boss? It might be tempting to simply tell them off or quit but that could derail your career. Host Sonia Russo delves into the workplace experiences of Melissa Lessell, Eric Sternberg, Melanie …
 
Why should clients care about who owns their lawyer’s law firm? Does it matter? Are the clients still being taken care of? We answer these questions and more about the new Alternative Business Structures for law firms taking root around the country. Andy Halaby from Greenberg Traurig joins us. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: ABA Journa…
 
It’s time for the fourth and final pillar of the Second Brain project – sharing. Dennis and Tom discuss their differing theories on this pillar and explain what “sharing” might look like within their individual projects. Next, in the second installment of their “Hot or Not” segment, they discuss the increase in sales of desktop computers and give t…
 
Lawyerist Operations Director, Paige Atkins, shares her best practices for hiring a virtual assistant. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to Lawmatics, Postali, ESQ.Marketing, SweetProcess, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.…
 
In the second part of this series, we continue our discussion about the Derek Chauvin Trial with Professor David Schultz, talking about the criminal charges and what the prosecution will need to prove to get a conviction. Later on, we discuss jury selection, concerns about security, and a unique Minnesota evidence law that might make the prosecutio…
 
Not since the NCAA tournament has Georgetown been so hyped and so disappointed. The GULC fell out of the vaunted "T14" in the US News Law School Rankings to be replaced by UCLA. But why do we persist in a "14" ranking? And what else did the new US News formula bring us? Joe and Kathryn also chat about vaccine appointments and the (potentially) comi…
 
As the founders of a company that provides AI-powered contract analysis software, Kira Systems' Noah Waisberg and Dr. Alexander Hudek are used to facing skepticism, fear and doubt from attorneys. Will AI steal their jobs? Would using it violate ethics rules? How can it be good for a business model that relies on the billable hour to cut down on the…
 
Expert Service Provider Dr. Ernest Chiodo discusses the analysis of low-impact automobile accidents and the impact on claims. Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.
 
From his incredible skill to his entertainingly ruthless trash-talk, Larry Bird was one of the best. Jared shares some of his favorite stories about the Hick from French Lick, and points out that the L.A. Lakers were, and still are, a steaming pile of, well… you know. (1:50) Jared then welcomes guest Shawn Hill to chat about online reviews and thei…
 
From his incredible skill to his entertainingly ruthless trash-talk, Larry Bird was one of the best. Jared shares some of his favorite stories about the Hick from French Lick, and points out that the L.A. Lakers were, and still are, a steaming pile of, well… you know. (1:50) Jared then welcomes guest Shawn Hill to chat about online reviews and thei…
 
It’s the biggest criminal trial in a generation and believe it or not we’re still learning a lot about George Floyd and Derek Chauvin. In this series of episodes, we’re going through it point by point to talk about evidence, witnesses, and legal strategies with Professor David Schultz from the University of Minnesota Law School and Hamline Universi…
 
It was recently announced that Andrew Ballheimer, who retired last October as global managing partner at Magic Circle law firm Allen & Overy, one of the largest law firms in the world, has joined the board of directors of the managed services company Factor, which spun off in 2019 from the alternative legal services provider Axiom. Some are saying …
 
On this episode we discuss when police officers are allowed to enter your home without a warrant and the Supreme Court case (Lange v. California) that could change how all of that works. Professor David Gray from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law joins us to break it down. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: Reute…
 
On March 24th, 2021, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling and upheld the effective ban on the open carry of firearms in the state of Hawaii. Coming in the wake of multiple high-profile mass shootings around the country, the case of Young v. Hawaii is likely to be a contentious development in the ongoing gun debate. To brie…
 
On March 24th, 2021, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier ruling and upheld the effective ban on the open carry of firearms in the state of Hawaii. Coming in the wake of multiple high-profile mass shootings around the country, the case of Young v. Hawaii is likely to be a contentious development in the ongoing gun debate. To brie…
 
Voting for the State Bar of Texas’ president-elect candidates will take place in the month of April! Podcast host Rocky Dhir welcomes candidates Sara Dysart and Laura Gibson to learn about their backgrounds, discuss a variety of issues from diversity to COVID-19 to access to justice and more, and hear what each hopes to bring to the role of State B…
 
Legal marketing expert, Delisi Friday, shares her specific do’s and don’ts when it comes to marketing across the legal industry. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to SweetProcess, TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring this episode…
 
We all heard about famous actresses making bribes to get their kids into elite colleges but who was the mastermind behind it and how did it all work? Jennifer Levitz, author and national reporter for The Wall Street Journal joins us for a deep dive about ‘Operation Varsity Blues’, the biggest college admissions scandal ever. Special thanks to our s…
 
Jumping off a listener question, host Carl Morrison devotes an entire episode to answering common questions he hears about an increasingly hot topic: paralegal certification. Questions tackled: Why get certified? Do certificate paralegals make more money? What’s the difference between a certificate and a certification? Which certification program i…
 
Just like workers’ compensation, states have varying approaches to vocational rehabilitation. Voc rehab expert Rhonda Jellenik and host Judson Pierce discuss how state programs differ and what role counselors like Jellenik play in the legal and job training processes. Whether called on by a plaintiff or defendant, Jellenik helps determine whether t…
 
In the United States, the right to counsel in civil cases is currently a very complex issue. Some states provide counsel in certain types of civil cases, but not others; while other states may have little or no access to civil counsel in any matters. With this complicated picture in mind, what should be done to attain more equality throughout our n…
 
As special bonus season intensifies, Kathryn muses about compensation leadership and what the value of going big. Joe talks about vaccines and returning to in-person events and we recap the goings on at CUNY and Michigan where the deans faced pressure over past incidents. Special thanks to our sponsors, LexisNexis® InterAction®, Lexicon and Nota.…
 
Jeffrey Marple, who has gained a national reputation for law department innovation in his role as director of innovation for corporate legal at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, has moved to Keesal Propulsion Labs, a company that assists Fortune 500 law departments in automating their business and legal processes, where has taken the position of di…
 
Laurien Gilbert from Cornerstone Research joins us to discuss price gouging and how things have evolved through COVID and the emergencies beyond. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: Previous Episode: ‘Price Gouging’ Cornerstone Research article by Laurien Gilbert ‘Price Gouging and the Pandemic: An Economic Perspective’ Proskauer article b…
 
Heightened data privacy, security, economic, and legal pressures all serve to underscore why a comprehensive and effective contract management program is essential in today’s business environment. Organizations that fail to regularly evaluate and update contract management platforms and processes expose themselves to a host of operational, legal an…
 
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused there to be fewer court filings in some jurisdictions, Howard Bashman’s blog, How Appealing, continues to share multiple posts on a daily basis about appellate law and legal news. Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.
 
Dr. Roger Blair and Ms.Tirza Angerhofer from the University of Florida join us to discuss Alaska’s 1 billion dollar lawsuit against the poultry industry as well as others in food production. If you like dinner... you should definitely tune it. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: Anchorage Daily News article by James Brooks ‘Alaska Seeks Mo…
 
In this new age of all-virtual conferences, there have certainly been a few growing pains throughout the process of moving content online. So, how did TECHSHOW 2021 fare in this new medium? Dennis and Tom share thoughts on their attendee experiences this year, discussing which elements of the conference were highly successful and pointing out a few…
 
For the first time ever, Clio has released a special trends report focused specifically on solo law firms! To talk about how this report came about and the helpful data it has to offer solo attorneys, Sharon Nelson and guest host John Simek welcome Clio’s CEO Jack Newton. Jack shares some of the most surprising insights gleaned from their solo surv…
 
Marketing & Partnerships Director, Laura Briggs, interviews Lawyerist’s Legal Tech Advisor, Zack Glaser, about all things document automation. If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free! Thanks to CosmoLex, TextExpander, Postali, and ESQ.Marketing for sponsoring th…
 
After Willkie Farr announced another round of seasonal bonuses, Davis Polk went over the top and announced another two rounds of bonuses. The good times keep rolling in Biglaw. Joe and Kathryn also discuss the impending release of the US News and World Report Law School rankings -- could there be a big change this year? And a disturbing study from …
 
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon faces more challenges on criminal law reform but this time from his constituents through recall efforts. Joshua Spivak returns to give us the skinny. Special thanks to our sponsor Nota. Sources: Previous Episodes: Suing Gascon! Recalling Newsom ABA News article ‘Judge Rules Mostly in Favor of LA Co…
 
Jill Wine-Banks was barely 30 when she became an assistant Watergate special prosecutor investigating President Richard M. Nixon. In Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President, Wine-Banks (who was then known as Jill Wine Volner) shares her experience battling political obstruction, courtroom legal wrangling and the …
 
So much of legal marketing over the past decade has emphasized generating client leads. And, for the most part, those focused on lead generation are seeing those leads come in. But are those leads turning into appointments and paying clients? Kara Prior, the co-founder of James Publishing’s Marketing Amplifier program, says there’s a gap between ge…
 
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