On June 6th, Sensei President Sharon Nelson was appointed to a two-year term on the governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division.
Read more about the ABA’s Law Practice Division here.
In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Nathaniel Russell about his definition of Lawmageddon, what the legal profession needs to embrace these changes, and the consequences lawyers face if they fail the tests of Lawmageddon. In the second half of the podcast, Russell discusses what can happen if lawyers ignore the presence of social media as evidence and the ethical responsibility all lawyers have to their clients with regard to social media and due diligence.
Last week, Sharon Nelson was quoted in a Virginia Lawyers Weekly article by Peter Vieth entitled “Bar leaders resist proposal to return to paper ballots.” The title speaks for itself. Sharon Nelson is the chair on the study committee pushing for the VSB to stay with online voting. The VSB Executive Committee voted unanimously to recommend rejecting the proposal to go back to paper ballots and the VSB Council, by a large majority, voted to reject the proposal on June 18th.
#SenseiSherlock was honored to meet the two University of Richmond law students that Sensei sponsored and mentored at the Virginia State Bar Annual meeting, Patrice Boone and Jonathan Mark, along with new friend Willie Wilson from William and Mary Law School. Fun dinner at Murphy’s Irish Pub!
In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview Judy Perry Martinez, chair of the ABA Presidential Commission on the Future of Legal Services. Martinez discusses specific actions the commission is taking to find solutions, including grassroots meetings across the country, a national summit, public hearings, and lawyer education. She explains how discussions with lawyers, judges, technology innovators, law students, academics, and law librarians bring awareness to issues in the changing legal landscape and encourages solution ideas. These changes present challenges and opportunities for lawyers today, but those who do not jump on board will likely be left behind.