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Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss our seeming obsession with new technology, dealing with the pace of rapid technology change, and realistic strategies for dealing with new technologies.

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss our seeming obsession with new technology, dealing with the pace of rapid technology change, and realistic strategies for dealing with new technologies.
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Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss our seeming obsession with new technology, dealing with the pace of rapid technology change, and realistic strategies for dealing with new technologies.

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Dissecting the Phrase “People, Process, and Technology”

5/18/2018
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When it comes to incorporating technology into a business, there are three aspects to consider in order for the solution to be successful: people, process, and technology. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the pros and cons of the commonly used technology phrase, “people, process, and technology.” They talk about the three different elements of the phrase, why they are each equally important in the adoption of new technology, and...

Duration:00:38:47

The 2018 LinkedIn Connection Competition

4/30/2018
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LinkedIn isn’t just another social media, it’s a way to build professional connections. But are you using LinkedIn to its full potential? In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell introduce a LinkedIn connection competition with guests Julie Tolek and Laurence Colletti. While explaining the game, Dennis also shares LinkedIn tips, from investing in premium to using groups, and the various benefits of dedicating time into growing your profile. As...

Duration:00:48:12

How Microsoft's Changes could Affect Windows and other Products

4/20/2018
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Haunted by the negative impact of some of their past decisions, Microsoft has decided to refocus their efforts on cloud-based technology. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the reorganization of Microsoft and the implications of their shift in focus. They also share tips for unsubscribing from pesky emails and what makes a newsletter worth receiving. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation...

Duration:00:37:26

Safe Ways to Use Facebook

3/30/2018
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Facebook and its relationship with Cambridge Analytica have swept through the news and sparked questions about whether Facebook can be trusted with your information. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss why deleting Facebook altogether might be unrealistic and tricks that will help make your Facebook account more secure. They also talk about Instagram and how it both is and isn’t a reliable alternative to Facebook. As always, stay...

Duration:00:29:26

Is Reddit a Business Tool?

3/23/2018
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Reddit claims to be the front page of the internet but what does that look like and how does it apply to lawyers and other business professionals? In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about Reddit, what it is, and how you can and should use it as a tool in your business. In the audience question section, Dennis and Tom answer an audio question about cybersecurity for solo and small firms from ABA president-elect Bob Carlson. As always,...

Duration:00:32:24

Navigating the News

2/23/2018
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Finding news that is accurate and easy to access is a challenge in the era of “fake news,” but there are still ways to find the news you want on a daily basis. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the best and worst ways to consume the news. They cover mediums like newspapers, newsletters, apps, and the functionality of algorithms meant to provide you with relevant stories. This month on parting shots, Tom talks about travel apps and...

Duration:00:28:47

Using Personal Knowledge Management in Your Practice

1/26/2018
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The amount of information humans go through every day is fairly overwhelming. From social media posts and online articles, to podcasts and emails, how can you store and organize all of this information so that it’s actually usable? Enter personal knowledge management. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their own personal knowledge management systems, analyzing what works and what doesn’t. They also explain the three basic...

Duration:00:42:57

The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together

1/12/2018
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Ten years ago, Dennis and Tom released their co-authored book, The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, about the techniques and technologies lawyers can use to collaborate with both clients and colleagues. A lot has changed in ten years and, in response, Dennis and Tom are releasing a second edition of their book. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how technology has changed since the...

Duration:00:37:22

2018 Goals and Tech Resolutions

12/28/2017
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A new year means new resolutions for Dennis and Tom. In the final 2017 episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about whether they kept last year’s resolutions, their suggestions for how to keep resolutions throughout the year, and what technology goals they have for 2018. Like their resolution episode last year, they group their goals into themes and share how they want these themes to shape the year. Dennis also makes an important announcement that...

Duration:00:49:28

Pardon the 2017 Interruption: An Annual Recap 2017

12/19/2017
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For the final 2017 episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell host an annual recap show in three segments inspired by ESPN’s podcast “Pardon the Interruption”: Toss Up, What’s the Word, and Big Deal, Little Deal, No Deal. In these segments, Dennis and Tom discuss topics like augmented reality, voice-activated technology, and cryptocurrency. They finish up the show by rapidfire answering 6 questions in 60 seconds. Remember, if you have technology questions, call...

Duration:00:36:03

Dennis and Tom's Holiday Tech Favorites

12/1/2017
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It's incredible how far we've come with technology, but what are some everyday favorites we take for granted? In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell share some of the things they are most thankful for when it comes to technology. From passwords managers and voice enabled technology to biometrics and ebooks, they talk about some of the apps and gadgets that have recently served them well. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip,...

Duration:00:41:23

Tech Pet Peeves

11/27/2017
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Although technology enables lawyers in many ways, nothing is perfect. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their biggest tech annoyances. From iPhone charging cords fraying to overzealous tech reviews, Tom and Dennis talk about all the technology apps, products, and users that drive them crazy. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. This episode...

Duration:00:41:33

Why Lawyers Don’t Use Document Assembly (and Why They Should)

10/27/2017
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A lot of lawyers use document assembly, but it hasn’t turned into the game-changing technology that some predicted it would be. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss why lawyers aren’t using document assembly and why this should probably change. In addition, they discuss both the benefits and pitfalls of using this technology, why standardized templates don’t really work as a replacement, and tools that make diving into document...

Duration:00:43:43

Celebrating the 200th Episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report

10/13/2017
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In celebration of their 200th episode, this special Kennedy-Mighell Report is composed entirely of listener questions. Hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell answer questions about a wide array of topics like client portals, misused technology, and (Tom’s favorite) Bluetooth speakers. They also talk about why they continue to podcast and what motivates them to share their legal technology knowledge. Tune in for questions from Sharon Nelson, Patrick Palace, Chad Burton, Bob Ambrogi, Kevin...

Duration:00:56:31

Origins, Progression, and the Future of the Kennedy-Mighell Report

9/22/2017
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Dennis and Tom may currently be podcast pros, but there was a time when the Kennedy-Mighell Report was just an idea created in hopes to teach the latest technology trends to the legal industry. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, in anticipation of their 200th episode, reminisce on the origins of the show, including how they know so much about legal technology, getting picked up by Legal Talk Network, and the evolution of the B segment. They...

Duration:00:40:09

How to Teach Lawyers About Legal Technology

9/8/2017
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There are lots of good ways for lawyers to learn about technology, but what’s the best way? In this Kennedy Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the most effective ways to introduce technology to lawyers. They also discuss what makes a successful technology conference including lecture styles and necessary topics to cover. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. This episode...

Duration:00:27:24

Integrating Technology into Legal Education

8/25/2017
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Since interest in law school has been significantly lower than usual, lawyers have been brainstorming why this is and how to fix it. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the effect technology education could have on lower attendance numbers and the industry as a whole. They discuss the importance of teaching basic technology skills and including some of these lessons into regular classes. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots,...

Duration:00:30:51

#Fail: How to Handle Failing Technology Projects

8/11/2017
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Even tech gurus can experience failures of technology or tech projects. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how to deal with failed tech projects, including when to see a struggling endeavor to the end and when to let it go. They also share the biggest causes of project failure based on their experience. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast...

Duration:00:27:05

Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality

7/28/2017
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Can’t afford a vacation or can’t get the time off of work to explore the world? Maybe there’s another way to transport yourself... without actually transporting yourself at all. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss virtual and augmented reality including the tools that give you the best virtual experience. They also talk about the different ways you can use virtual reality besides video games. As always, stay tuned for the parting...

Duration:00:29:43

What Lawyers Should Know About Drones

7/14/2017
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Are drones a relevant technology for lawyers? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about drones, how they affect the legal market, and the opportunities they create for lawyers. They also discuss a lawyer’s ethical duty of competence and what it means to understand the technology involved in your cases. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. This...

Duration:00:25:39

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