#SenseiSherlock found himself locked in a seriously interesting pose with Tracey Giles, the head of the Virginia House of Delegate delegation at the Virginia State Bar’s Council Dinner.
Sharon Nelson interviews ABA President William C. Hubbard about current legal issues in the United States at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. Hubbard discusses current and future ABA involvement with legal representation concerns in the areas of unaccompanied minor immigration, domestic violence, and criminal justice. He talks about the problems with overincarceration and non-violent felons reentering society. In addition to being the ABA President, William C. Hubbard is a partner with the Columbia, S.C., office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough.
On February 11, 2015 Law Technology Today featured the Digital Detectives podcast “The Sony Hack: You Can’t Keep the Barbarians Outside the Gate.” In that episode, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek analyze the progression of data security over time, look into data loss prevention steps, and consider each potential suspect of the Sony hack. Law Technology Today is the official legal technology blog from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center (LTRC). Law Technology Today provides lawyers and other legal professionals with current, practical and innovative content developed by some of the leading voices on legal technology.
The Digital Edge (a Legal Talk Network podcast) host Sharon Nelson interviews Zoe Linza, Vice President of the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE), at the 2015 ABA Midyear Meeting. Linza explains how NABE is an association for leaders in bar associations and discusses why eligible leaders should join. In addition to being Vice President of NABE, Zoe Linza is the executive director of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL).
On February 2, 2015 Sensei’s Sharon Nelson was quoted in “Trust Darwin: How Tech Will Disrupt, Save the Legal Profession” by Monica Bay of Law Technology News. Law Technology News (LTN) magazine and website share a mission to provide lucid, insightful, and jargon-free coverage of legal technology trends and developments to an audience of legal industry professionals, helping them use technology and innovation to deliver faster, better, and cheaper legal services. The author, Monica Bay, is editor-in-chief of Law Technology News and a member of the California bar.
“The evolution/revolution of how we practice law is a continuing concern—much of it caused by the disruptive force of technology,” said Sharon Nelson, president of Sensei Enterprises Inc. “Some firms cling to what they’ve always done.
The smarter ones scan the horizon for more effective ways to practice and to price legal services in a way that benefits both clients and law firms.”
Excerpt: Ever since Apple delivered an iPhone with Touch ID there have been all kinds of ways to defeat the fingerprint sensor. There have been some elaborate (and expensive) methods from using 3-D printing to using Gummi Bears and everything in between. Back in September of 2013, German hacker Starbug successfully proved that bypassing Touch ID was “no challenge at all,” according to Ars Technica. As Starbug mentioned in the interview, it took him nearly 30 hours from unpacking the iPhone to developing the hack to reliably bypass the fingerprint security.
#SenseiSherlock hung out with Dean Jeffrey Brauch at the Regent University School of Law while Sharon and John gave a presentation to law students on ethically securing client data.
“The New Mantra in Cybersecurity: Detect and Respond” by Sharon Nelson and John Simek was featured in the January/February 2015 issue of Law Practice Magazine. Law Practice Magazine is the flagship publication of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division.
An excerpt from the article:
“Identify” and “protect” were where we started in the early days of cybersecurity – and while they are still important, “detect” and “respond” have surged forward as the new areas of focus.”
Read the entire article here.
This is a topic that has lost luster (but not importance) in the digital era. Oklahoma State Bar Association Practice Advisor Jim Calloway offers excellent advice on how to handle new client inquiries in this article.