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The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology is a podcast sponsored by the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association. Each month, noted legal technologists and authors/lecturers Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson address a different topic related to lawyers and technology.

The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology is a podcast sponsored by the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association. Each month, noted legal technologists and authors/lecturers Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson address a different topic related to lawyers and technology.
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The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology is a podcast sponsored by the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association. Each month, noted legal technologists and authors/lecturers Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson address a different topic related to lawyers and technology.

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Episodes

What Lawyers Need to Know to Succeed in the Marketplace

10/16/2019
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Success isn’t just about numbers! If you are operating under continuous stress with little meaningful connection to the work you do, it might be time to rethink your approach. In this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway are joined by Katy Goshtasbi to explore some of the more intrinsic challenges lawyers face in the process of business development. Katy explains the importance of reducing stress and defining your values in order to create business goals that...

Duration:00:26:47

Cybersecurity Basics for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

9/27/2019
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In the cybersecurity world, ransomware and business email compromise are the two most commonly seen issues. Is your law firm safe from these attacks? If you’re not sure, tune in to learn cybersecurity basics from John Simek, vice president of Sensei Enterprises. Digital Edge hosts Jim and Sharon talk to John about the ways cyber attacks happen and the essential security practices needed to protect your law firm. Check out That One Privacy Site, John’s recommended resource for unbiased VPN...

Duration:00:30:53

The ”Big Ideas” of Law Practice - and Emerging Practice Areas

8/27/2019
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Are you up on the latest from the ABA’s Law Practice magazine? In this edition of the Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway are joined by contributing features editor Lance Johnson to talk through recent articles in the magazine’s Big Ideas Issue. Lance shares the process the magazine goes through when choosing these “big ideas,” and gives an overview of its current focus on automation, AI, and emerging practice areas. They also discuss developing trends in the delivery of online...

Duration:00:26:12

Building a Cutting Edge Virtual Law Firm

7/25/2019
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What does it look like to operate an entirely web-based law firm? Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Brooke Moore about her expertise as a virtual practitioner. She explains the advantages of moving to this highly tech-driven method of practicing law, including greater efficiency, flexibility, and convenience in interactions with clients. Brooke also gives listeners a rundown of how her firm operates and addresses common concerns lawyers may have about starting their own virtual law...

Duration:00:26:21

Digital Detoxing for Lawyers

6/27/2019
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One estimate claims the number of lawyers with digital addiction could be as high as 40%, and lawyers’ need to constantly engage with technology makes it difficult to set boundaries. What can they do to unplug? In this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Roberta Tepper about digital addiction in the legal profession and her tips for spending less time on mobile devices. Together, they discuss the signs and symptoms of addiction, caution against “text...

Duration:00:29:26

How Can Chatbots Help Your Law Firm?

5/29/2019
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Many lawyers are curious about chatbots but have little knowledge of how they can be applied in their legal practice. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Tom Martin about how chatbots are being put to work in the legal industry. Tom talks about his background as a lawyer and shares what spurred his interest in developing chatbots. They discuss how this technology frees up lawyers’ time and helps them connect with more clients. Tom also offers his...

Duration:00:23:37

Highlights of the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey

4/26/2019
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The legal industry is transforming—what does this mean for lawyers in the future? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway welcome Stacey Caywood and Dean Sonderegger to discuss the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey. They discuss the trends and findings of the survey, highlighting the things leading organizations were doing that boosted their future-readiness. The survey found that law firms that lead in leveraging technology outperformed others...

Duration:00:25:59

Successful Digital Marketing Tips for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

3/27/2019
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If your law firm’s digital marketing plan isn’t working for you, consider changing your tactics! In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Gyi Tsakalakis about how to be successful in digital marketing for small and solo firms. They also advise lawyers to have ownership for all of their online content, caution against being overly self-promotional, and encourage lawyers to track and measure their marketing efforts to effectively evaluate success. Gyi...

Duration:00:30:53

ABA 2018 Legal Technology Survey: Takeaways for Lawyers

2/27/2019
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How are lawyers budgeting for technology in their firms and where do they need to catch up on legal tech? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Sofia Lingos about the ABA 2018 Legal Technology Survey. The survey and its subsequent report gives lawyers current statistics on the state of technology implementation in law firms. They discuss how lawyers can use this information for ideas on what their firms need to do to stay level with emerging...

Duration:00:28:52

Using Gamification of Access to Justice to Train Artificial Intelligence

1/31/2019
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How can access to justice technologies be developed through a game? In this episode of Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to David Colarusso about the Learned Hands project. Learned Hands is a game in which lawyers spot possible legal issues in real people’s stories about their problems. This machine learning game identifies text classifiers for developing a new taxonomy that can be used to connect people with public legal help resources. Play the Learned Hands game at...

Duration:00:30:59

A Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2019

12/20/2018
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ABA TECHSHOW is right around the corner! In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway give a preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2019 with guests Lincoln Mead and John Simek, co-chairs of the conference board. They share how the conference stays current on tech for lawyers and give tips on how to best prepare for attending the show. There will be some new elements for attendees this year, including a new app for the conference, greater cooperation with educators for the...

Duration:00:28:40

'Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2018

11/16/2018
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Get ready to geek out over this wishlist of tech toys for the holidays! In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway share their complete list of picks for the best new technology -- some serious and some just plain fun. From a PhoneSoap sanitizer to a Marvel Thor’s Hammer tool set, there’s something for everyone on your list! Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow, Scorpion, Answer1, and Clio.

Duration:00:30:35

‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2018

11/15/2018
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Get ready to geek out over this wishlist of tech toys for the holidays! In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway share their complete list of picks for the best new technology -- some serious and some just plain fun. From a PhoneSoap sanitizer to a Marvel Thor’s Hammer tool set, there’s something for everyone on your list! Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow, Scorpion, Answer1, and Clio.

Duration:00:30:35

The Insurance Industry Studies the Future of Law Practice

10/31/2018
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In regards to the future of law practice, the role of malpractice carriers is a unique one. On this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway join Chris Newbold, the executive vice president of ALPS Malpractice Insurance, to discuss the role of malpractice carriers and how the risk assessment process can be an interesting way to look at the changes in law practice and the future of the profession. Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow, Scorpion, Answer1, and Clio.

Duration:00:34:59

The Wizardry of Law Librarians

9/26/2018
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The job of a librarian involves a lot more than books. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert about the skills of law librarians and the roles they play in different areas of the law. They discuss the different facets of being a law librarian and how they can help with analytics, risk management, and streamlining processes. Marlene Gebauer is the director of knowledge solutions at Greenberg Traurig. Greg Lambert is...

Duration:00:21:55

The Cloudy Ethics of Cloud Computing

8/29/2018
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No lawyer should assume their firm's technology is secure. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Lucian Pera about the ethics of lawyers using the cloud and how they can use it with confidence. They break down the different cloud providers, the dangers that can potentially crop up when using the cloud, and the importance of having a technology mentor that lawyers can turn to with questions whenever they need it. Lucian T. Pera joined Adams and...

Duration:00:30:24

Addressing Lawyer Mental Wellness at the Virginia Bar

7/31/2018
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Is practicing law bad for your mental health? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Len Heath about lawyer mental wellness and why it’s an issue worthy of attention in today’s legal industry. They discuss what both the ABA and Virginia Bar Association are doing to address lawyer wellness and, as the president of the Virginia Bar, what wellness goals Len hopes to achieve while in office. Len Heath is a partner in the firm of Heath, Overbey, Verser...

Duration:00:27:30

The Data-Driven Ethics Initiative

6/26/2018
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The Data-Driven Ethics Initiative is a research project that aims to use legal services data to modernize legal rules for professional conduct. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Erin Gerstenzang about the initiative and the current landscape of ethics reform including lawyer regulations. Additionally, Erin delves into the challenges of ethics reform and how design-thinking can help. Erin Gerstenzang is a criminal defense attorney in Atlanta,...

Duration:00:29:12

The Case for Collaboration

5/29/2018
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Collaboration is becoming increasingly important within the legal field especially with emerging technology that makes it easier than ever. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell, authors of The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, about collaboration, why it’s necessary for lawyers, and the tools attorneys need to make their teamwork efficient. They also discuss what has...

Duration:00:33:32

The Lean Law Firm

4/16/2018
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Lean is a business methodology that’s used by Nike, Toyota, and even John Deere, but what does being a lean organization look like for law firms? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Larry Port and Dave Maxfield, authors of The Lean Law Firm, about what running a lean law firm looks like and the first steps to adopting lean techniques. They also address common misperceptions about the methodology and share some key takeaways of the book, such as...

Duration:00:32:20