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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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English


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Cyber “Insecurity”: Why You Need to Rethink your Security Practices

9/13/2019
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Cybersecurity issues continue to increase for the legal profession, and many lawyers’ cavalier attitudes about these problems fail to reflect the need for better practices. Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell give their insights into the results of the recent ABA technology survey and how the findings relate to security practices in law firms. What they see is a huge need for improvement. They discuss and explain the basic security measures all lawyers should employ and offer their best...

Duration:00:40:20

The Coming of the 5G Networking Standard

8/30/2019
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The fifth generation of cellular technology is in the works—what do lawyers need to know about it? Dennis and Tom discuss the enhanced network capabilities we can expect to see and how these developments will spur new innovation. Conversely, they share the issues surrounding the rollout of this complex technology and advise consumers to wait before switching to 5G devices. In their second segment, they talk about LinkedIn’s Showcase Pages and how lawyers can use them to share more tailored...

Duration:00:34:56

The Unconference—A Viable Conference Alternative?

8/16/2019
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What’s the idea behind an unconference, and could it be a suitable alternative to a traditional conference? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy & Tom Mighell circle back to their thoughts about the need for innovation in the conference arena. They share some common types of unconference approaches and share the pros and cons of these more informal, interactive events. In their second segment, they talk about the utility of a classic whiteboard and how new high-tech versions offer enhanced...

Duration:00:36:38

The Rewarding Practice of Personal Quarterly Off-Sites

7/30/2019
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We’re all familiar with the idea of corporate off-sites, but how does this concept scale down to an individual professional? In this episode, Tom Mighell interviews Dennis Kennedy about his practice of personal quarterly off-sites. Dennis explains the benefits of implementing a habit of this kind, both personally and professionally, and gives specific examples of how to plan a well-structured off-site session with measurable goals. In their second segment, Dennis & Tom offer their lists of...

Duration:00:35:54

Exploring Mary Meeker’s 2019 Internet Trends Report

7/5/2019
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Did you know that more than half of the world’s population is now online? Or that there are 70 million podcast listeners in the US? Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell explore these statistics and more as they list highlights from the 2019 Internet Trends report from analyst Mary Meeker. They examine the trends that sparked their interest and envision how current changes in usage could affect the future of the internet. In their second segment, they discuss the pros and cons of writing for web...

Duration:00:32:44

The Essential Summer Reading List: Best Beach Reads for Lawyers

6/21/2019
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Taking a break from your busy life of lawyering? Get ready to relax with some beach read recommendations from Dennis and Tom! In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, listeners hear Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell’s top picks for their summer reading lists. They discuss their thoughts on how reading is changing and ponder whether the mode of consuming books (i.e. digital, audio, or paper) affects the reader’s experience. In their second segment, they talk about some of their favorite...

Duration:00:38:45

Deep Fakes: Preparing Lawyers to Combat Counterfeits

6/7/2019
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How easy has it become to fake photos, video, audio, and other data, and how will this affect your practice of law? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss what lawyers need to know about the deep fake phenomenon. They canvass the increasingly sophisticated fakes cropping up online and give their take on the implications of this issue for the legal industry. In their second segment, Dennis and Tom respond to comments they received on their...

Duration:00:40:18

Taking Back Control: Managing Your Tech Addiction the Smart Way

5/24/2019
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The addictive quality of technology and social media is now well recognized, but the trend of going cold turkey is probably not the best solution. The Kennedy-Mighell Report hosts, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, share their thoughts on why a tech detox, even just for the duration of a vacation, is overkill compared to addressing the problem with digital mindfulness. They discuss tools available to help you manage your device usage and how they prefer to compartmentalize the use of digital...

Duration:00:40:39

A Global Legal Tech Space: Aiming for a Truly Collaborative Online Community

5/3/2019
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Those in the legal tech space have struggled to find an easy way to collaborate on current issues–is now the time for the creation of a global legal tech community? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell offer their ideas for bringing the legal tech community together in a collaborative online space. They detail the current issues and general disjointed state of legal tech community and share their thoughts on answering why, what, and how the...

Duration:00:40:43

Emojis and Gifs: Pictorial Language Implications in Law

4/19/2019
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Are emojis devolving us back to hieroglyphs, or adding needed emotional context to our communications? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss emojis and gifs and the implications of their use in the legal profession. They talk about how helpful pictorial language can be in adding nuance and emotion to written word, give a primer on emoji/gif literacy, and discuss legal industry applications. In their second segment, they explore the...

Duration:00:36:50

What’s Your Favorite Cool Tool?

4/5/2019
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We all have certain tools that make life easier and become essential to our daily routine. In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about cool tools— the tools they can’t live without. They discuss what makes a tool “cool” and talk about some of their favorites. They also want listeners and lawyers to learn about new tools, gadgets, and websites that will help get the job done easily, and they’re not just talking about tech tools. As always,...

Duration:00:41:00

Technology Competence Perspectives

3/22/2019
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Technology competence has become an absolute necessity in the legal industry. But really — how is the profession doing with its utilization of needed legal tech? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk to Debbie Foster about her perspective on the current state of lawyers and technology. They talk about the paths forward for learning technology, and encourage lawyers to collaborate with young, tech-fluent lawyers to help them stay current....

Duration:00:40:37

The Future of Legal Tech Conferences

3/5/2019
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Times are changing for legal tech conferences — how do they need to adapt to stay relevant and offer meaningful content to legal professionals? Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell bring you this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report from ABA TECHSHOW 2019 in Chicago. They discuss the current state of legal tech conferences and the need for balance between highly innovative content and essential training content at these conferences. They also discuss the pros and cons for the possibility of...

Duration:00:34:54

Best Practices for Measures and Metrics in Law Firms

2/15/2019
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What performance measurements are important for lawyers to consider in their law firms? In this episode of the Kennedy Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss measures and metrics and how lawyers can use them to better their practices. Measuring performance helps lawyers manage their firms with greater efficiency for greater profitability, and metrics create platforms for strategizing new areas of growth. In their second segment, Dennis & Tom talk about the varying prices...

Duration:00:36:17

Quantum Computing — How Will it Affect the Legal Profession?

1/31/2019
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Quantum computing may seem incomprehensible, but could it bring some great benefits for lawyers? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss what lawyers need to know about quantum computing. They talk about the possible applications in the legal field and whether they think lawyers will need to gain technical competency in this area. Also in this episode — answers to a listener question on privacy issues with virtual assistants. As always, stay...

Duration:00:26:11

Exploring the Definition of “Legal Technology”

1/17/2019
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What does “legal technology” really mean? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, host Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell decipher the meaning of “legal technology” in 2019 as well as legal tech vs. illegal tech. In addition, they talk about what they found interesting from CES 2019, and end the show with their Parting Shots where they give that one tip, website or observation that people can start using immediately. If you have a technology question for Dennis and Tom, call their Tech...

Duration:00:38:58

Resolutions for Tech Improvement in 2019

1/4/2019
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How can technology resolutions help lawyers grow in their practice? In this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell announce their technology and podcast resolutions for 2019. They give advice on how to make a good resolution, encouraging listeners to carefully consider how measurable and manageable their goals are. They also talk about what new things may be coming to the podcast, including more guests and an increase in featuring listener questions. If...

Duration:00:34:07

Pardon Our Interruption – The 2018 Edition

12/21/2018
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What is the hottest new technology or tech trend of 2018? And should legal professionals be taking a cautious, wait-and-see approach to technology? On this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell recap legal technology in 2018 in “Pardon the Interruption” style. Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

Duration:00:33:26

Today’s Biggest Challenges in Legal Tech

12/10/2018
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In today’s technology-driven world, trying to keep up with technology with the traditional lawyer mindset and resistance to change, are just a few of the challenges within the legal industry. On this edition of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about what they consider to be today’s biggest challenges in legal tech. Later in the program, Dennis and Tom take a look at the odd practice of tweetstorming. Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and...

Duration:00:37:11

Illuminating the Dark Web

11/16/2018
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What lurks in the dark corners of the internet? Will you, as a lawyer, ever need to access the dark web on behalf of a client? In this Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the need for lawyers to have a basic understanding of the dark web – both its uses and dangers. They give an overview of the types of content that exist on the dark web and caution lawyers to utilize experts when navigating it for their clients. Also in this episode: Dennis and Tom discuss the...

Duration:00:37:16