“The Essentials of Digital Forensics” authored by Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Jesse Lindmar was published in the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia’s magazine The Verdict. In the Fall 2012 Issue of the magazine, the article discusses collecting, assessing, investigating and analyzing digital evidence and the specialized knowledge, skills and abilities required to do so. Electronically stored information (ESI) can be found in many more locations in this digital age. The authors discuss how data can and cannot be retrieved from mobile phones, digital cameras, flash memory, SD cards, USB drives, cloud storage and many other locations.
Sensei Enterprises periodically sponsors Pub Nights to share information pertinent to improving, streamlining and increasing business. We’ve all seen YouTube videos – the good, the bad and the ugly. Can a video that is produced and edited professionally help brand your business and increase your bottom line? Yes!
Sharon Nelson and John Simek will teach you how to make budget friendly videos that will help your business grow. Their videos have been viewed more than 300,000 times and brought in many clients. John and Sharon will be joined by videographer Mark Samaan. Mark will demonstrate how easy it is to create professional videos comfortably and easily in your own office.
Join us for beer, wine, snacks and education. Please RSVP as space is limited. Call 703.359.0700 to reserve your seat and feel free to pass this invitation on to others who may be interested.
“Common Ethical Pitfalls of Digital Marketing,” an article authored by Sensei’s Principals Sharon Nelson and John Simek, was published in the Winter 2013 issue of the American Bar Association’s Family Advocate. The article discusses what to know before taking the plunge into LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, online lawyer referrals and podcasts to name only a few of “the shiny new marketing tools of the digital age.”
An article by Sharon Nelson and John Simek entitled “The Lawyer Video Boom” appears in the January/February 2013 issue of Law Practice Magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association. The authors state “We have become a nation of videophiles. You could say we are a video-addicted society. In a 2011 study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 71 percent of American adults who use the Internet reported watching videos on sites such as YouTube. YouTube averages a jaw-dropping 4 billion views per day. It amassed 1 trillion views in 2011.” Read the article here…
Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., 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. It’s written in clear, easily understandable language to make implementation easier if you choose to do it yourself, or you can use it in conjunction with your IT consultant. Either way, you’ll learn how to make technology work for you. Purchase the book here…
- Updated recommendations for hardware and software, including Mac products
- Navigating the minefield of social media
- The authors’ favorite utilities
- The rapidly evolving smartphone market
- Data security–what reasonable measures should you be taking in light of the new ethics rules?
- The Paper LESS office: Kicking the paper habit
- Cloud computing pros and cons
- Where the legal tech world will be in 2014
Last week Sharon Nelson and John Simek spoke at the Ohio Solo/Small Firm Conference in Dublin. They presented four different topics ranging from “On the Trail of the Craigslist Killer” to “Legal Tips, Tricks, and Websites.” The response was overwhelming. Here are some of the comments:
“The best seminar ever!” “You guys are fantastic!” “You are my hero Sharon – on a panel with three men, you more than held your own.” “You changed my life today – I am enthused to get to get back to my office and start a socia media campaign.” And finally, “When you said the hour was over, I had to look at my watch – I couldn’t believe the time had passed so fast – that’s never happened before.”
In the December 17 issue, an article by Monica Bay “Tech Circuit: Anticipation Edition” quotes Sensei’s Sharon Nelson. Ms. Bay states, “As the year comes to an end, thoughts turn to holiday gifts.” Several people were polled about what technology gift they hoped to receive. I bet you can’t guess what Sharon is lusting after! Read the article here…
The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology is a podcast sponsored by the ABA Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association. In each edition, Sharon Nelson, President of Sensei Enterprises, and Jim Calloway address a different topic related to lawyers and technology. In the 62nd Edition “Top Tech Trends,” Sharon and Jim talk to Toby Brown, the Director of Strategic Pricing and Analytics for Akin Gump, about technology trends in large firms – it’s a very different IT world from that of solos and small firms! Listen to the podcast here…
John Simek, Sensei’s Vice-President, is quoted in an article entitled “E-discovery Challenges in the Year Ahead.” The November 2012 issue of Lawyers USA contains a special section on “20 Things Lawyers Need to Know.” In the discussion of smartphone data as part of electronic discovery, Sensei’s Vice-President enumerated the kind of information that should be requested, including the make/model of smartphone, what it is used for, the phone carrier for the option of subpoenaing data, and the device with which the smartphone is synced.
On December 4th and 5th, Sensei’s Ride the Lightning blog published separate reviews of two predictive coding “Dummies” books, one by Clearwell (Symantec) and one by Recommind. “e-Discovery 2.0” thanked Sensei’s Sharon Nelson for publishing both reviews in her blog. Since the reviews couldn’t have been more different, “e-Discovery 2.0” stated “The good news is that both books are free.”