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Public Speaking: Conquer Your Fears, Deliver Your Message, and Change Lives

12/30/2013
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“Say something to make them put down their salad fork,” public speaking coach Deb Sofield said. The window of opportunity to engage an audience is small, and your introduction is a key factor in success. In this episode of The Paralegal Voice, Paralegal Mentor Vicki Voisin hosts a lively discussion with Sofield covering public speaking basics, how to conquer fears of public speaking, and general standards to advance your career and daily life. Sofield is a public speaker, author, and...

Duration: 00:30:45


Time Management for Lawyers

12/20/2013
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Meg Spencer Dixon pulled three consecutive all-nighters before she began pursuing time management as a career. Now, she is a consultant in task management for legal professionals. In this edition of The Digital Edge hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway invite Dixon to discuss her top tips for legal professionals looking to master project management, how to stop procrastinating, and more. Founder of Spencer Consulting, Dixon has been working as a time-management consultant for more than a...

Duration: 00:34:31


2013 Technology Conundrums

12/19/2013
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Technology can be baffling. Some of legal tech’s toughest questions have been around for 20 or 30 years with no simple answer – but that doesn’t mean we stop trying to solve them. In this edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell will discuss legal-tech conundrums, how to answer them, and how far legal technology has really come.

Duration: 00:31:54


2013 Year in Review: E-discovery Embraces its Roots

12/18/2013
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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Although the French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr certainly didn’t have legal technologies in mind when he wrote this famous epigram, his sentiments ring true to the current state of e-discovery. While 2012 was the battle ground in which the “disruptive” technology-assisted review and its early adopters emerged victorious, 2013 provided something of a “back to basics” approach as courts applied the fundamental tenets of e-discovery...

Duration: 00:15:45


The Legal Turbulence Facing Amazon’s Drones

12/17/2013
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News of Amazon’s plans to use delivery drones surprised many, but the fact is that a number of companies are developing drones for commercial uses. However, before any of these commercial drones can take flight, they need to clear a series of legal hurdles, from winning FAA approval to sorting out liability and privacy issues. In this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi invites industry lawyer Ben Gielow and Above the Law editor Elie Mystal to discuss the legal issues facing...

Duration: 00:28:34


Data Breaches in the Healthcare Industry: Lessons for Law Firms

12/13/2013
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The first thing guest Alan Goldberg highlighted was the colossal cost of data breaches. He explained that the minimum cost is $100,000 and it has the potential to amount to millions. In this edition of Digital Detectives, your hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek invite Goldberg to discuss the usual reasons for a breach, likely consequences, prevention, and more. Goldberg is a solo practitioner in McLean, Virginia. A past President of the American Health Lawyers Association, he teaches...

Duration: 00:25:24


Handling Liability Cases Where Medicare is Involved

11/24/2013
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When is a Medicare Set Aside a good choice in a liability case? Ringler Radio host, Larry Cohen along with colleagues, Tom Blackwell, Vice President and Program Director of Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. (RMS), and Peter Early, talk about the complexities of liability cases where Medicare is involved and recent developments involving Medicare Set Asides as a settlement tool.

Duration: 01:32:57


Medical Treatment Guidelines for Injured Workers

11/21/2013
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Medical Treatment Guidelines are a list of procedures each state mandates to use when treating injured workers. The goal is for these guidelines to aid faster and better treatment for patients. The underlying issue is that they are crafted to cater to the general population based on trials and clinical tests, which allows for errors and variable factors. In this edition of Workers’ Comp Matters your host, Attorney Alan S. Pierce, invites Michael Gruber to discuss Medical Treatment...

Duration: 00:28:12


Is U.S. District Judge Scheindlin’s Removal a Question of Judges’ First Ame

11/20/2013
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“It’s impossible to figure out exactly what the judge did wrong,” University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Kermit Roosevelt says, discussing Federal District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin’s removal from Floyd, et al. v. The City of New York, known as the “stop-and-frisk” case. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Judge “ran afoul” of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges given her participation in media interviews and by making public statements about the “stop and frisk”...

Duration: 00:21:21


FCPA Compliance — A Case for Integrated Technology Solutions

11/19/2013
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This podcast focuses on how technology can help companies strengthen their FCPA compliance programs and make them more effective and defensible. Learn the importance of a technology solution that is configurable to address a company’s specific business needs that include: regulatory intelligence, policy management, monitoring and ongoing auditing of controls, and investigation of incidents and allegations.

Duration: 00:18:43


Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2013

11/15/2013
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In this edition of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway present their annual Tech Toys for the Holidays episode. Your hosts each present the top electronics on their wish lists and shopping lists for the gift-giving season. Tune in for inspiration and an update on the newest, coolest gadgets like smartphone spy lenses, doorbells connected via wifi, portable chargers powered by hydrogen and oxygen, and more.

Duration: 00:31:17


The Globalization of Legal Technology

11/14/2013
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As business becomes more global, legal technology begins to adapt to support a worldwide lifestyle. Lawyers now have the opportunity to position themselves in front of an international audience and expand their reach. In this edition of Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss whether global considerations are morphing legal technology, apps to facilitate an international law firm, and how lawyers might benefit from adopting a global perspective on legal tech. The...

Duration: 00:37:21


CE and CLE Programs from Ringler Associates and CEU Institute

11/11/2013
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Have you heard about the new continuing education initiative from Ringler Associates? Ringler Associates and CEU Institute have teamed up to provide courses for CE (continuing education) and CLE (continuing legal education). In this podcast, Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen and co-hosts, Duke Wolpert and Gayle Christen talk with special guest, Jill Benner, Executive Director of the CEU Institute, about these programs available to you on a wide range of topics including Negotiations, Ethics,...

Duration: 01:44:53


How to Unearth Your Worth: Chat with a Career Transformation Coach

11/8/2013
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After 15 years working in different offices and positions, Lori Howard decided she was burnt out and her career needed a major fix. She discovered her passion is career transformation – helping those who are unhappy with their careers start fresh and find a job where they want to go to work in the morning. In this edition of Paralegal Voice, Vicki Voisin invites Howard to outline the key tips of a career transformation covering the job search, resume, and interview. Howard also provides...

Duration: 00:26:19


A State Judge’s Perspective On E-Discovery

11/7/2013
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The Honorable John M. Tran uses the terms digital natives and digital immigrants when referring to judges. Coined by author Marc Prensky, digital natives are those born into technology and digital immigrants are learning the field as they go. It’s not uncommon for judges to be digital immigrants, forcing them to confront issues on the bench that they have never experienced. In this edition of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek invite long-time friend Judge...

Duration: 00:32:11


The Lavabit Legal Battle: Should the Government Have Access to Secure Email

11/5/2013
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Several email providers across the nation have chosen to shut down in reaction to the government subpoena of Lavabit’s data. Ladar Levison, CEO of secure email provider Lavabit, chose to end operations after the government requested the company’s SSL keys, which would grant access to more than 400,000 users’ emails. Levison challenged the subpoenas under the fourth amendment and organizations including the ACLU and EFF have filed amicus briefs on behalf of Lavabit – but at this juncture, the...

Duration: 00:23:36


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Effectively Managing E-discovery Portfolios

11/1/2013
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As big data keeps getting bigger, and discovery costs keep getting higher, it’s important for the litigation team to keep the big picture in sight. With complicated cases, multi-matter management can hone efforts and avoid duplicate tasks and interviews. In this edition of The ESI Report Kroll Ontrack’s Director of Thought Leadership Michele Lange discusses effective project management of e-discovery cases with John Addington. Senior E-Discovery Analyst of Dell, John Addington focuses on...

Duration: 00:20:26


From Moneyball to Moneylaw: Driving Decisions with Data, the Legal Edition

11/1/2013
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Big Data is the big buzz phrase of the day. We certainly are living in the world of data – whether it’s big or not – but what happens if we turn data analytics onto law firms and legal datasets? Is this the new driver of legal decision making and technology? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how data analytics might be applied to the most common set of law firm data, whether MoneyBall can bring us to MoneyLaw, and what data-driven law...

Duration: 00:35:07


Dog Bite Injury Cases and Litigation

10/28/2013
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Dog bite injury cases are becoming more common when it comes to litigation. People can suffer serious injuries from dog bites, leaving children and adults with physical and even emotional trauma. Ringler Radio host Larry Cohen, along with colleague Brenda MacGregor, and special guest, Attorney Robin Gouveia from the firm d’Oliveira & Associates discuss the seriousness of dog bite injury cases, the use of a structured settlement in these specific cases and how these incidents can be prevented.

Duration: 01:41:29


Mediation in Workers’ Compensation Cases

10/25/2013
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In this edition of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Alan Pierce chats with Teddy Snyder on the ins and outs of mediation regarding workers’ compensation cases. For those working in mediation, looking to work in mediation, or looking for a mediator to handle a case of their own, Snyder covers all the bases. Tune in to hear the advantages and disadvantages of mediation, a mediator’s role and goals on the job, and how to be most effective for their clients. Teddy Snyder has been working as an...

Duration: 00:28:51

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