#SenseiSherlock congratulated David Marquardt on becoming a partner at The Duff Law Firm!
Sharon Nelson and John Simek recently attended the College of Law Practice Management (COLPM) Futures Conference 2016 in Kansas City, MO. There Sharon Nelson was named Co-Chair of the next Futures Conference in 2017. She is excited about this opportunity and looks forward to being a part of another successful year!
Sensei is very proud of our VP John Simek who was recently inducted as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management (COLPM). His induction took place on September 16 at the COLPM Futures Conference in Kansas City, MO.
“The College Law Practice Management was formed in 1994 to honor and recognize distinguished law practice management professionals, to set standards of achievement for others in the profession, and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of law practice management. The College and its Fellows inspire excellence and innovation in law practice management by:
Honoring extraordinary achievement
Developing, exchanging and disseminating knowledge
Stimulating innovation in the delivery of legal services”
Excerpt: In the summer of 2016, author Simek had the pleasure of joining a Pennsylvania Bar Association panel comprised of both testifying experts and judges to explore how to find and effectively use a good expert.
It seemed to author Nelson, sitting in the audience, that she was hearing a series of rapid-fire tips so she endeavored to jot them down, in no particular order, to offer the collective wisdom of the panel. Here are some of the many valuable tips she heard…
As the demographics that make up our society continue to shift, the question of diversity in the legal profession continues to grow in prominence. How would an increase in diversity benefit law firms and what can attorneys do to promote that change within the profession? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with KM Advisors, LLC Managing Director John Mitchell about the difference between diversity and inclusion, diversity fatigue, and factors within the industry that might hinder the advancement of diverse lawyers.
Excerpt: That was the question I was asked to answer at the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 Futures Conference. As part of a great legal technology panel, my answer was quick and decisive. No, it will not be.
Look how the cone of silence (check mentions of Maxwell Smart if you don’t recognize the reference) around law firm breaches has shattered in 2016 alone. It turns out that law firms, even major law firms, have been breached again and again. Do we really believe that there will be any respite from the attacks?
Law firms, by their very nature, are honey pots. If you target a corporation, you may get that corporation’s data, but probably not a lot of data from other companies. On the other hand, law firms hold the data of many individuals and corporations. That’s what makes us such an attractive target. And our security is, in general, not as good as that of major business entities – though we are getting better.