Sensei is excited to be a Gold Sponsor of the Virginia State Bar’s 80th Annual Meeting in Virginia Beach on June 14-17th, 2018! 80 years is quite the milestone and we are happy to be a part of it!
Sensei was delighted to help donate to the Food for Others holiday food drive!
About Food for Others: “In our nation’s capital area, many families are struggling to provide for basic needs like food and shelter. Unfortunately, many times, some cannot even afford that. Since 1995, Food for Others has been helping many of these families.
Our Mission is to distribute free food to our neighbors in need, in partnership with our Northern Virginia community, and to provide opportunities for people to volunteer their resources.
Food for Others is an important part of Northern Virginia’s safety net for those needing food when an emergency strikes, and for the growing number of working poor who are unable to make ends meet and need to supplement their inadequate food supplies.
Food for Others obtains much of its food through food rescue operations and food drives. Staff and volunteers pick up good food that would be thrown away from local grocery stores and other retail food establishments. The food is brought to the warehouse for temporary storage, including refrigeration as appropriate. Food drives provide most of our non-perishable food.
Local merchants, the USDA, food drives, and crop harvests provide the food; volunteers and staff provide the hands; and charitable contributions and fundraising events provide the funds. Charitable contributions provide a major part of Food for Others’ budget.”
“The Perilous Ethical Waters of AI” presented by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson, John Simek, and Fastcase CEO Ed Walters at the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference was featured in Legaltech News in an article entitled, “The Dark Side of AI in Law” by Gabrielle Orum Hernández.
Excerpt: Before artificial intelligence was the legal technology buzzword of the season, it was the stuff of science-fiction nightmares. Stories about artificial intelligence “gone rogue” proliferate in popular culture, from “Terminator” to “I, Robot” to “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
Although these stories are all fictional and most have no basis in reality, significant ethical considerations around AI remain, and perhaps deserve greater space in the conversation around the use of AI in the legal industry. Panelists John Simek and Sharon Nelson, respectively the vice president and president of Sensei Enterprises Inc., and Ed Walters, CEO of legal research company Fastcase, closed out the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference, “Running With the Machines: Artificial Intelligence in the Practice of Law” with a discussion of some of these concerns.
Excerpt: Cyberlaw or Internet law is a term that encapsulates the legal issues related to use of the Internet. It is less a distinct field of law than intellectual property or contract law, as it is a domain covering many areas of law and regulation. Some leading topics include internet access and usage, privacy, freedom of expression, and jurisdiction
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Excerpt: Don’t look now, but the calendar is on the last page of the year. Time is running out: Have you figured out what’s the perfect holiday gift for the lawyer or legal professional in your life? A tie or a briefcase just won’t cut it—what do you do now?
Perhaps this mini travel keyboard that’s the perfect tool for lawyers?
But if you need some other ideas, then look no further. The ABA Journal presents our 2017 Gifts for Lawyers guide, and this year, we’ve put together a mix of fun and even some practical items that any recipient is sure to enjoy.
If tech toys are your thing, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway of The Digital Edge have their best electronic offerings for the season.
If nothing in this year’s ABA Journal list catches your eye, be sure to check out our gift guides from 2016, 2015, and 2013.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek’s article, “Future-Proofing Your Law Practice” was featured recently in Virginia Lawyer Register. Virginia Lawyer and Virginia Lawyer Register is the official publication of the Virginia State Bar and is distributed to lawyers, judges, general subscribers, law libraries, other state bar associations, and the media.
If you’re looking for the latest and greatest technology to spoil your most beloved tech-nerds this holiday season, look no further than the annual tech toys edition of The Digital Edge. This year, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk about a wide range of products, from doorbells to submarines, to help you brainstorm gift ideas for everyone on your list.
When the Journal launched the first Blawg 100 in 2007, podcasts, Twitter and smartphones as we know them existed. But they were in a nascent stage. (By our second Blawg 100, we were highlighting podcasts and sharing bloggers’ Twitter handles.)
But from now on, other digital media will share the spotlight with legal blogs—and we’re leaving the portal open to highlight new web platforms that are not yet imagined.
Our inaugural year of this feature honors 50 blogs (and adds five more to our Blawg 100 Hall of Fame), as well as 25 law podcasts and 25 tweeters for lawyers to follow. We once again conducted a survey on the state of the legal blogosphere and report the results online.
How did we arrive at this list of 100? During the summer, readers wrote to us to share what they considered the most compelling corners of the web. And this year—in a change from the last decade—judges from outside our staff made contributions and helped us pick the best of the best.”
Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek were recently featured in “Best Ways to Upgrade Your Technology in 2018” by Joan Feldman with Attorney at Work.
Sharon Nelson and John Simek: Consider the Client Portal
If you don’t already have one, consider implementing a client portal. Client portals will help you solve all sorts of problems. Clients can access documents pertaining to their matters. They’ll know the status of their matter whenever they want to check on it. Clients will be able to “follow the money” and know how much the matter is costing, how much may be left in the retainer and even pay their invoice online if needed. Client communications is much improved as well. Client portals can allow document collaboration and even facilitate secure, encrypted communications.
The good news is that many case management platforms provide client portals as part of the offering. Having a client portal integrate with your practice management is an excellent way to improve the client experience (clients adore client portals) and make your practice much more efficient, profitable and attractive to prospective clients.