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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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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

Internet Trends 2017

6/30/2017
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Since technology and the internet are changing at such a fast pace, it’s important to keep track of what’s shifting and how it impacts your practice. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about 2017 internet trends by reviewing the highlights of Mary Meeker’s Code Conference Report. They discuss topics like smartphone use, online advertising, the future of internet searching, and much more. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

Duration:00:40:13

3D Printing for Lawyers

6/16/2017
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Nowadays, you can 3D print almost anything, from piggy banks and food to prosthetic limbs and replacement organs. But how can lawyers use 3D printing technology? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about 3D printing, including what it is, how to get started, and why lawyers should be interested in this growing technology. They also answer a listener question about Apple’s new HomePod and how it compares to other voice activated...

Duration:00:27:39

Tips for Traveling with Technology

5/26/2017
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While dealing with cords, adapters, battery life, and public wifi, traveling with technology has the potential to be very stressful. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell offer tips for traveling with technology like iPads, laptops, and phones, including their favorite travel apps. Inspire by Tom’s recent trip to Japan, they discuss using VPNs, acquiring cell phone service, and bringing the right kind and number of adapters. They also answer an...

Duration:00:41:12

Why Video Conferencing Belongs in the Law Firm

5/5/2017
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When it comes to video conferencing, 58% of companies use some form of video chat in their daily activities. As it turns out, most lawyers fall into the remaining 42%. In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the advantages of video conferencing for lawyers. Their conversation includes how lawyers are using video chatting, important security aspects, and what reliable software is out there to try. Dennis and Tom also answer an audience...

Duration:00:43:16

The Future of AI in the Practice of Law (Rebroadcast)

4/27/2017
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In this rebroadcast episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell consider the increased popularity of artificial intelligence, the usefulness of chatbots, and how both innovations can impact the practice of law. Tom speculates that the current data age and the large volumes of information available for analysis have helped to enable the advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Dennis explores exactly what machine learning means and...

Duration:00:46:01

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