#SenseiSherlock was delighted to watch Sharon lecture on law practice tips with pals Craig Ball and Reid Trautz at the Maryland Judicial Conference!
On this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview attorney and iPhone J.D. blog writer Jeff Richardson about the new Apple products and services, what he recommends for lawyers, and predictions for the future of technology. Richardson starts by describing the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, differences from previous iPhones, and size and storage recommendations for lawyers using a smartphone in their practice. He gives some suggestions for essential accessories including a case, external battery, additional cables, and bluetooth headphones. Richardson then describes new iOS 8 features such as predictive text and interactive notifications, how the Apple Watch will change the future of wearable technology, and what Apple Pay means for consumers and vendors. Although Apple is always coming out with new products, it is a particularly exciting time for lawyers and technology.
Last week, Sensei’s Sharon Nelson attended the College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference in Boston. The conference had 120 participants and “almost all would use technology to connect people with uncomplicated legal needs and limited means to attorneys or documents.” Sharon and Mark Tamminga led a team that spoke about how law firms need to focus on strict cybersecurity in order to protect their business data.
On October 12, Sharon Nelson was quoted in an article featured in The Virginian Pilot Online. The article is “Code Cases: Police want phone access, but some pass” by Elisabeth Hulette and discusses the recent hot topic issue of what police are allowed to access on your phone and how they can access it. Sharon says,
“It’s a bitterly disputed debate on all fronts. You can see the need of law enforcement on the one hand. On the other, the Fourth Amendment means nothing if you have to turn your life over to the government.”