#SenseiSherlock was delighted to watch longtime friend Reid Trautz lecturing with Sharon and John for the FBA on “60 Legal Tips in 60 Minutes.”
Sensei speakers, Sharon Nelson and John Simek, are excited to be presenting their seminar Locked Down: Cybersecurity for Lawyers at the Maryland State Bar Association‘s Solo and Small Firm Conference. The conference will be held on November 4 from 8 AM to 2 PM at the BWI Hilton in Linthicum Heights, MD.
Many lawyers are familiar with the varied services and resources that the American Bar Association provides to their members around the country. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with Vandenack Williams LLC. founder Mary Vandenack about the American Bar Association Future of Legal Services commission, the data found in that study, and how those findings can help lawyers improve and prepare for the future of law.
Mary Vandenack served on the American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services and currently serves as co-chair on the Futures Taskforce and co-chair of the Economics and Technology Committee of the ABA Section of Real Property, Trust, & Estate Law.
Sensei speakers, Sharon Nelson and John Simek, are looking forward to speaking at the Fairfax Bar Association‘s Annual Legal Technology CLE. Sharon and John are presenting two seminars, 1) What Does Competence Mean in the Digital Era? and 2) 60 Tech Tips in 60 Minutes. The CLE is presented by the Law Practice Management Section and will be held on October 26 from 4-7 PM at the Fairfax Country Courthouse.
When thinking about a law firm’s marketing approach, many attorneys put heavy emphasis on having a well-constructed website to aid in attracting business, promoting convenient project management, and improving client retention. However, what potential security risks can your website pose to your firm and your clients? In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simeksit down with SiteLock President Neill Feather to discuss the importance of website security, data breaches, and why hackers are attacking the websites of law firms.
Established in 2001 by Fairfax, Virginia attorney Edward L. Weiner, Esq., Jazz4Justice® is an award winning annual fundraiser presented in a collaborative effort by the Fairfax Law Foundation and George Mason University Jazz Ensemble. Jazz4Justice® features top jazz musicians and ensembles from GMU and the community.Proceeds from the evening help the Fairfax Law Foundation sustain a Pro Bono Program that provides legal services for impoverished Fairfax County residents and law related education programs for local students, including court tours for 8th graders and children’s mock trials, and also provides financial support for theGeorge Mason Jazz Studies department for school trips, recordings and student scholarships.
Excerpt: Will our data be any safer in 2026? That was the question posed to me 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 Maxwell Smart if you don’t recognize the reference) around law firm breaches has been 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?
Sharon Nelson and John Simek’s article, “Finding and Effectively Using an Expert Witness” was featured recently in Slaw Magazine. Slaw is a Canadian online legal magazine.
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…
Sharon Nelson and John Simek were presented a lovely Certification of Appreciation from the Paralegal Association of Northern Virginia. The certificate was given “in grateful recognition of your continuing service and support of the paralegal profession.” Way to go Sharon and John!