In this edition of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway present their annual Tech Toys for the Holidays episode. Your hosts each present the top electronics on their wish lists and shopping lists for the gift-giving season. Tune in for inspiration and an update on the newest, coolest gadgets like smartphone spy lenses, doorbells connected via wifi, portable chargers powered by hydrogen and oxygen, and more.
Hosted by two leaders in the cybersecurity and digital forensics industries, Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek, Digital Detectives is for listeners who are interested in digital forensics, e-discovery, and information security issues. Nelson and Simek invite digital forensic and computer security experts to enlighten listeners on the latest e-discovery technology, cyber threats and security policies and measure to keep data secure.
The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology, hosted by attorneys Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway, provides listeners with tips and tools for career success, as well as cutting-edge technology news. Nelson and Calloway invite noted authors, speakers, and legal technologists to discuss topics at the intersection of law and technology.
This episode of Digital Detectives features The Honorable John M. Tran as the invited guest and longtime friend of the hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek. The episode is entitled “A State Judge’s Perspective on E-Discovery”. Judge Tran uses the terms digital natives and digital immigrants when referring to judges. He discusses with Sharon and John how his colleagues keep up to date on technology and his views on cooperative discovery as both a judge and a past litigator.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek, President and Vice-President of Sensei Enterprises, are always busy and their schedules became even busier when Sharon was elected President of the Virginia State Bar. When they were looking for a rewarding, hands-on way to help others, they found a natural fit with Fairfax CASA in Fairfax, VA. For the past three years, John and Sharon have been Court Appointed Special Advocates for Abused and Neglected Children, spending a lot of time with their children and writing reports for the court until the children were found to be safe and secure and their cases dismissed.
Listen to Sharon and John share their experiences as CASA volunteers, learn tips on working with the legal system and keeping things confidential using online technology tools, and hear their thoughts on using Skype as a tool to meet with CASA youth. Listen here…
Lisa Banks of Fairfax CASA tweeted: So proud of our amazing @FairfaxCASA volunteers, John and Sharon!
This episode of The Digital Edge is entitled “Technology Audits for Your Firm — By Your Clients!” Hosts Sharon Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway invite lawyer, friend, and co-presenter Andy Perlman of Suffolk University Law School to discuss the new technology audits for lawyers. D. Casey Flaherty, Corporate Counsel for Kia Motors, developed a technology audit to measure how efficiently lawyers are using technology and determine how much time (and clients’ money) they could be saving. The law school is partnering with Flaherty to enhance and automate the audit. Tune in to hear more about the audit, the partnership with Suffolk, how to get involved, and more.Listen to the podcast here…
Edward Snowden’s leaks about NSA surveillance have been a hot topic in the media for the last few months. But what do lawyers, specifically, need to worry about? The answer is: a lot. On this edition of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek take the stage and examine NSA surveillance as it relates to lawyers. Tune in for an overview of Snowden and the NSA surveillance controversy, how effective (or ineffective) encrypting data is, whether the surveillance is having a chilling effect on lawyers, how to abide by the Model Rule of Professionalism 1.6, and an answer to the underlying question – has George Orwell’s dystopia, 1984, arrived a few decades late?
Lawyers hold some of their clients’ most private communications, which makes them a top target of all hackers. As technology competence becomes the required norm, lawyers need to understand not only how to protect their clients’ information but how to react if a cyber attack does happen. On this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek invite Steven Chabinsky to discuss cyber risk management for lawyers.
This episode of The Digital Edge is entitled “2013 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report: Has Virtual Lawyering Declined?”
The Survey Report found a slight decline in virtual lawyering. This spurred co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway to have a chat with Bob Ambrogi about the results of the survey, virtual and online lawyering, and how although clients may be ready for these e-services, lawyers many not be. Bob Ambrogi is the co-host of Legal Talk Network’s legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer.
“Lawyers Swarm to Ghost Blogging, But is it Ethical?” is the title of the newestThe Digital Edge podcast. The days of just having a website are over. With blogs being such great “Google juice”, it’s no surprise lawyers are farming out their blogging to keep up. There are many services out there which will provide ghost blog posts, but does this fit within the Model Rules of Professional Conduct? According to lawyer and blogger Kevin O’Keefe, ghost blogging defeats the purpose of blogging and, with no disclosure, is unethical. Kevin O’Keefe is the founder and CEO of Lexblog, a leading provider of social media and blogging to law firms. Listen to the podcast here…
This episode of Digital Detectives discusses e-discovery vendor trends. HostsSharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek welcome entrepreneur and friend Andy Wilson to share his insights on what’s going on in the industry and what’s to come.
Andy Wilson is CEO and co-founder of Logik, whose e-discovery platform, Logikcull, was created to make complicated e-discovery projects easy and manageable. He focuses on product design and management and serves as the company’s visionary behind product marketing and strategy.
Erik Mazzone, a law practice management advisor with a focus on technology, talks with Digital Edge hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway about what you need to know when starting a law practice. “If you can’t run your practice from your mobile phone” he says, “you’re behind.” Erik Mazzone is the Director of the Center for Practice Management for the North Carolina Bar Association, where he advises lawyers on technology and practice management.
Here more on how to maintain and strengthen your practice, and hear specifics on budgeting, website creation and management, online marketing, and more. Listen here…