Ross Kodner presents thoughts on law practice management and technology issues in the noted blog Ross Ipsa Loquitur. Recently, on the subject of the iPads finally being able to get over the air (OTA) updates starting with IOS 5, Ross published John’s opinion that caution is warranted – there are backup issues! Read his comments and related posts here…
If you’re looking for speakers that both educate and entertain on a wide variety of legal technology and electronic evidence subjects, nobody does it better than Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek. Here is their upcoming schedule.
March 22, 2012
Stupid Things Lawyers (and Paralegals) Do with Technology
Fairfax Bar Assn. Paralegal Section
March 24, 2012
Cool Technology for Hot Lawyers
Electronic Discovery: Sherlock Holmes Goes Digital
Ohio Northern U. College of Law
Hot Springs, VA.
March 27, 2012
The Anatomy and Pathology of a Data Breach
National HIPAA Summit
Virginia Lawyers Media, publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly has announced the Class of 2012 of “Influential Women of Virginia”. Sensei Enterprises’ President Sharon D. Nelson is one of the recipients of this honor. This awards program, now in its fourth year, recognizes the outstanding efforts of women in the Commonwealth in all fields, including law, business, health care, education and the arts. The honors are given to individuals who are making notable contributions to their chosen professions, their communities and society at large. The honorees will be celebrated at a gala luncheon on May 10 at the Richmond Marriott in downtown Richmond. The “Influential Woman of the Year” for 2012, to be voted on by the 2012 honorees themselves, will be announced at this luncheon. Each honoree also will be profiled in a special publication that will be distributed at the event and inserted into Virginia Lawyers Weekly in early May.
Bloomberg Businessweek says here’s the dilemma: You’re a Twitter power user. You nurture your feed, doling out little bon mots and sharing links to funny cat photos. Your follower count climbs to 1,000, then 10,000. You’re an influencer! All of a sudden, real life rears its ugly head. You’re run over by a bus, and your three children–all equally ambitious social media addicts–end up in a nasty feud over who deserves ownership of your carefully collected list of followers. Sharon Nelson, a lawyer and president of the legal technology firm Sensei Enterprises, says that although protecting digital assets is a new idea, it’s gaining importance quickly. “We are seeing people fight over digital assets in divorce,” she says, pointing to squabbles over who gets certain friends on Facebook and how to value a spouse’s Twitter account. “You only started hearing about it a year or two ago, but in another year or two, almost every lawyer will talk about it.” Read more…
In November of 2011, the FBI met with major New York law firms to deal with the rising number of law firm computer intrusions, warning them that hackers see attorneys as a back door to the valuable data of their corporate clients. In an age where lawyers frequently conduct business across wireless networks using smartphones and laptops, how can attorneys safeguard client data and confidential information? Locked Down, authored by Sensei’s Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek with David G. Ries, explains the wide variety of information security risks facing law firms and how lawyers can best protect their data from these threats–with any budget. This publication is written in clear, non-technical language that any lawyer can understand.
An article written by John W. Simek and Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. entitled “Essential Law Firm Technology Policies and Plans” is cited as the cover story. This finely crafted article speaks to the necessity of implementing common sense policies for all employees when it comes to technology in the workplace. To whet your appetite, the first section of the article is titled “Technology users run amok”.Read more here..
At an ABA Midyear Meeting Session on e-discovery, public records and metadata sponsored by the ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, John joined a distinguished panel of speakers. He advised the audience that ESI is anything in electronic form, including word processing documents, e-mails, text messages, Facebook pages, electronic photos, web pages, Internet activity and anything else that is created and stored digitally. Read the story…
The Last Word, a news publication for members of the Alabama State Bar, has cited the 2012 Solo and Small Firm Technology Guide written by Sensei Enterprises’ Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek and Michael C. Maschke. This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. You’ll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, the iPad and anything else a law office might need. Read the article …
Gallivan, Gallivan and O’Melia (GGO, LLC), an e-discovery solutions provider, has partnered with Legal Talk Network to produce the Digital Detectives series of podcasts for 2012.Digital Detectives, the podcast series of Sensei Enterprises’ President Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and Vice President John W. Simek aims to inform legal and technology professionals on a wide range of emerging topics in e-discovery, computer forensics, information security, litigation, and trial technologies.
Law firms are increasingly being targeted by hackers seeking to access confidential business and personal information. On The Un-Billable Hour, host and attorney Rodney Dowell welcomes Digital Detectives co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, to discuss a variety of issues including practical computer security measures and why attorneys are at risk ethically because of inadequate security. Listen NOW!