Archives for August 2015
The Arkansas Bar Association has selected Sensei President Sharon Nelson and Vice President John Simek to be plenary speakers at its MidYear Conference in January 2016. Sharon and John will reprise their riveting presentation “On the Digital Trail of the Craigslist Killer,” first made famous at the ABA TECHSHOW and headlined by the ABA Journal.
Sensei President Sharon Nelson has received her 2015-2016 appointment as Chair of the American Bar Association Law Practice Division’s Professional Development Board. She will also serve on the ABA LPD Governing Council. Sensei Vice President John W. Simek has been appointed to the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board.
See more about the ABA LPD here.
A dozen Virginia women bar leaders unite over Supreme Court appointment of Jane Marum Roush.
Recently, Sharon Nelson along with eleven other women bar leaders sent a letter to House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment, Jr., asking Roush opponents to reconsider. “ We ask and encourage those who have been inclined not to reappoint her when the legislature reconvenes, to reconsider.”
Read the entire letter here.
On July 31st 2015, Ride the Lightning turned eight years old! Ride the Lightning is an electronic evidence and information security blog written by Sensei President Sharon Nelson.
Sharon writes, “It’s been a great ride and I’ve had the pleasure of chatting online and in person with many of my readers. Thanks for inspiring and educating me – many of you have given me great ideas for posts!”
Sharon Nelson and John Simek’s article, “Social Media in E-discovery” was featured recently in the Verdict newsletter. The Verdict is the newsletter for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. The article highlights HOW to preserve social media data!
In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview Allison Shields, co-author of “How to Do More in Less Time: The Complete Guide to Improving Your Productivity and Increasing Your Bottom Line.” Allison discusses why she wrote the book, productivity mistakes lawyers often make, and specific suggestions she has for increasing time efficiency.
- Pressure among other lawyers to overwork
- How technology has affected client expectations
- Setting goals for overall firm success
- The mistake of trying to multi-task
- Clear steps to overcome the fear of delegation
- Effective calendar use
- Using technology properly
- How lawyers and professionals should approach Allison’s book