#SenseiSherlock was excited to see this “teaser” program for the ABA because next week he gets to go to Chicago to watch Sharon, John and their friends present at ABA TECHSHOW!
Sensei is excited to be a Gold Sponsor of the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference again this year. The Futures Conference features multiple educational panels comprised of leading experts focused on topics about the future of law.. Also, our very own Sharon Nelson is a co-chair of the conference along with Timothy Corcoran.
Stay tuned for more information, but for now, you can check out COLPM’s website here: http://collegeoflpm.org/
Sensei is excited to be a “Hero” sponsor of the Fairfax Law Foundation‘s Heroes vs. Villains 5K and Kids’ fun run! The run is taking place on Sunday, April 15th in Fairfax Corner.
“Proceeds from the event will 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 grade students and children’s mock trials.”
Excerpt: There are very few lawyers who seem to have control over their digital devices. To the contrary, the devices themselves seem to be in control, demanding the nearly non-stop attention of lawyers. It might seem odd to hear two geeks talk about digital detoxing, but we recognized the need for it years ago. Perhaps, as geeks, we were on the bleeding edge of this phenomenon.
Author Nelson was not pleased that author Simek could not have dinner in a nice restaurant with his wife without regularly checking his phone. That was the beginning. In time, marital negotiations (and renegotiations) resulted in some rules! Our phones may be in our pockets but they are not invited to participate in nice dinners. Our phones, unless an emergency is in progress, are not checked after dinner. And our phones charge in the family room – they are not permitted in the bedroom. The majority of lawyers do have their phones charging in their bedroom on their bedside tables – or, worse yet, in their beds.
“Are Alexa and Her Friends Safe to Use in Your Law Office?” by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek was featured in the February 2018 edition of the Wyoming Lawyer Magazine. The Wyoming Lawyer Magazine is a publication of the Wyoming State Bar.
Excerpt: Alexa is just one of the virtual assistants available for lawyers today. There’s also Google Home/Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana and Samsung’s Bixby on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Siri was the first on the market but has rapidly lost ground to Alexa and Google Assistant, the two big players in the virtual assistant offerings. Google has the advantage for research since it has access to the power of Google search. Alexa is a better integration device, especially with the addition of “skills” that allow it to connect to other services and apps. Bixby is the newest player in the virtual assistant space and promises to have some unique features that don’t exist in the others. One such feature is the ability to take a picture of something in a foreign language (e.g. road sign, business advertisement, etc.) and Bixby will translate it for you.
Read the entire article here (article on page 40).
Not all legal disputes require the input of a lawyer. Some don’t even need the input of a human. Online dispute resolution (ODR), or the use of technology to solve basic disputes, is considered by some to be an access to justice solution. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Colin Rule about how ODR works and its potential to fill access to justice needs. They also discuss where ODR originally came from, the difference between between ODR and alternative dispute resolution, and how mobile access will expand the use of this technology.