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The Kennedy-Mighell Report

Hear how technology can help attorneys, legally speaking, with two of the top legal technology experts. Authors and lawyers, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell host this Legal Talk Network show.

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What Lawyers Should Know About Drones

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 episode features an audience question about what technology enables lawyers to work from home. If you have your own technology questions, the new Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline is up and running! Call 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

35mins

14 Jul 2017

Rank #1

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All Things Microsoft! — Tools & Tips for Lawyers with Ben Schorr

Ben Schorr shares insights for lawyers on how to get the most out of Microsoft tools.

39mins

14 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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How to Teach Lawyers About Legal Technology

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 features an audience question about how to propose updates to senior partners and how to justify the expense. If you have your own technology questions, call Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

38mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #3

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Why Video Conferencing Belongs in the Law Firm

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 question posed by Deborah Savadra of Legal Office Guru about how many lawyers actually use Macs. And, as always, stay tuned for the parting shots, including one that features Heidi Alexander and the women of legal technology. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

34mins

5 May 2017

Rank #4

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Quantum Computing — How Will it Affect the Legal Profession?

Quantum computing may seem incomprehensible, but could it bring some great benefits for lawyers? In this edition, 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.

38mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the legal industry’s growing cybersecurity issues and the vital things lawyers should do to improve their security practices.

40mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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Exploring the Definition of “Legal Technology”

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 Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 — Your questions could be featured on the air!

39mins

18 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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Collaborating with Cybersecurity in Mind

One employee with bad cybersecurity habits can leave your whole firm in danger which is why, as important as collaboration is, it’s important to share and communicate wisely. Hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk how the use of collaboration tools can impact your cybersecurity. They cover the different aspects of collaboration that have the potential to leave your firm vulnerable and share basic tips on how to prevent cyber attacks.

33mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #8

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The College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference: Cybersecurity

Hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference and cybersecurity. In addition to sharing their own conference experiences, they discuss their own presentation topics including how to develop a cybersecurity-focused culture, making learning about security fun, and creating consequences for poor security practices. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends

40mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #9

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2018 Goals and Tech Resolutions

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 heralds change for his future. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Dennis and Tom also have a resolution for their listeners! It’s an easy one too, just call Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions. Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

40mins

28 Dec 2017

Rank #10

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

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 first edition of their book was published and what collaboration tools are most commonly used today. They also talk about what has not changed including the strategies lawyers should use in order to collaborate successfully. As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions. Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

37mins

12 Jan 2018

Rank #11

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Legacy Technologies: Knowing the Right Time to Move On

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell caution lawyers against hanging on to old technologies that could pose risks to their firms.

36mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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The Rewarding Practice of Personal Quarterly Off-Sites

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell explore the benefits of implementing personal quarterly off-sites.

35mins

30 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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The 2018 LinkedIn Connection Competition Results

After a couple weeks of collecting connections, it’s time to declare the winner of the 2018 LinkedIn Connection Competition! Hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell announce the winner of the competition as well as what they learned about LinkedIn while participating in the contest. They share what surprised them most, their best connection stories, and advice for other attorneys looking to use LinkedIn as a tool.

30mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #14

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How Microsoft's Changes could Affect Windows and other Products

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 that you can use the second the podcast ends.

30mins

20 Apr 2018

Rank #15

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Dennis and Tom's Holiday Tech Favorites

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, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Remember, if you have technology questions, call Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

34mins

1 Dec 2017

Rank #16

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Is Reddit a Business Tool?

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, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends. Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions. Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNow and TextExpander.

27mins

23 Mar 2018

Rank #17

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The Essential Summer Reading List: Best Beach Reads for Lawyers

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell’s share their summer reading lists, discuss thoughts on how reading is changing and whether it's affects the reader’s experience (i.e. digital, audio, or paper).

38mins

21 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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The Coming of the 5G Networking Standard

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss what lawyers need to know about the current state of 5G technology.

34mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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Tech Pet Peeves

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 features an audience response to a previous episode about document assembly. If you have your own technology questions, call Dennis and Tom’s Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to all your tech inquiries. Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

35mins

27 Nov 2017

Rank #20