Rank #1: On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Real Property Law–California’s Varied Short-Term Rental Regulations
From the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, Real Property Law Section co-chair Tara Burd hosts fellow executive committee members Ashley Peterson and Anna Liu in a discussion of current short-term rental regulations in a number of California cities. They also share rental property horror stories and explain how lawyers can help property owners protect themselves and remain compliant with current rules.
Ashley Peterson is a real estate, business and probate attorney in San Diego, California.
Anna Liu is a partner at Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. in San Francisco, California.
Oct 11 2019
Rank #2: The Legal Toolkit : Taking Ownership of Your Legal Career
Many lawyers believe simply doing good work gives them complete job security, but in the end, much of your career may be in the hands of others. Kimberly Rice joins Jared Correia to share tactics lawyers can use to take command of their professional lives. Kimberly explains the basics of business for lawyers and gives concrete steps for developing a business owner mentality. Later, Kim reveals her “secret sauce” for marketing that helps lawyers create a prosperous personal brand in the business world.
Kimberly Rice is the president and chief strategist at KLA Marketing Associates.
Aug 07 2019
Rank #3: @theBar : The Future of the Profession Crossfire Edition
In this edition, co-hosts Jon Amarilio and Jeff Moskowitz are joined by Bob Glaves and Jessica Bednarz from The Chicago Bar Foundation for a lively crossfire about the future of the legal profession and attorney regulation. Bob and Jess argue that the legal profession needs to make dramatic changes to the way it does business and regulates itself in order to adapt to the rapidly changing economy and solve the access to justice problem, while Jon and Jeff question whether the proposed changes will create a race to the bottom that will undermine the quality of legal services and attorneys’ lives in the long run. Tune in to figure out where you stand in this ongoing debate.
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Aug 07 2019
Rank #4: Digital Detectives : ABA Passes Resolution Urging Legal Profession to Study Legal and Ethical Issues of AI
Lawyers are excited by the potential of new tech tools using AI, but how can they be sure they're legal and ethical? This lack of clarity has led the ABA to call for a deeper look at these tools and their use in the profession. In this Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek are joined by Ed Walters to discuss the recently passed resolution urging the study of issues surrounding artificial intelligence. They discuss the importance of moving forward with technology in the profession while still ensuring that new tech is held accountable through audits and product transparency. They also review some of the positive and negative things going on in the AI space and give their take on its future.
Ed Walters is CEO and co-founder of Fastcase.
Special thanks to our sponsor, PInow.
Aug 29 2019
Rank #5: The Florida Bar Podcast : What Your Law Firm Administrator Should Know to Run Your Firm: Benefits of the Association of Legal Administrators
Is your practice in need of a firm administrator? You may be reticent to pass the baton, but it could help your firm become significantly more efficient and profitable. Florida Bar podcast hosts Christine Bilbrey and Karla Eckardt sit down with Debra Elsbury, president-elect of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), to discuss what lawyers need to know about the successful management of their law firms. They talk about how legal administrators save attorneys time and money and describe what the relationship between an administrator and managing partner should look like. Debra shares many of her personal experiences and offers insight into how administrative roles may differ from firm to firm.
Debra Elsbury is the firm administrator for Threlkeld Stevenson in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Aug 27 2019
Rank #6: Lawyerist Podcast : #251: Trauma, Stress, & Keeping Your Sh*t Together, with Sherry Walling
Dr. Sherry Walling helps smart people do hard things, but trauma can get in the way. In this episode she explains what trauma is and where it comes from, how to find out if you have trauma, and how it can be linked to other mental health issues, like depression and anxiety.
Thanks to PwC Insights Officer, Alert Communications, Sanebox, and ROSS Intelligence for sponsoring this episode!
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Nov 21 2019
Rank #7: The Digital Edge : The ”Big Ideas” of Law Practice - and Emerging Practice Areas
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 legal services, current issues in the cannabis industry, and the quickly growing practice areas of privacy and data breach-related law.
Lance Johnson is an IP attorney and the principal of Johnson Legal PLLC in Fairfax, VA. He is also the contributing features editor of the ABA’s Law Practice magazine.
Aug 27 2019
Rank #8: Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : Space Law
Space law is defined as the body of law governing space-related activities, encompassing both international and domestic agreements, rules, and principles. Recently, NASA astronaut Anne McClain was accused of illegally accessing her wife’s bank account during her stay on the International Space Station, bringing up a variety of legal issues and questions as to how to litigate a crime committed in space. NASA is currently investigating the matter.
On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by Michelle Hanlon, president of For All Moonkind, Inc. and Mark Sundahl, director of the Global Space Law Center at Cleveland State University, to discuss pertinent case law, what legal frameworks exist for crime committed in space, and other legal issues associated with space law.
Sep 06 2019
Rank #9: Robert Half Legal Report : Beyond the GDPR and CCPA: Leveraging Data Privacy Strategies to Comply with Multiple Regulatory Mandates
While countless companies address the ongoing challenge of maintaining compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), many are also preparing for obligations set forth by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), scheduled to become law next year. And the work doesn’t stop there – governments worldwide, including federal, state and provincial jurisdictions in North American, continue to embrace stricter security and privacy laws, raising the bar to safeguard individuals’ information and provide consumers more control of their personal data.
How can organizations stay current on rapidly evolving regulations? How can they effectively prioritize and satisfy new data policy and compliance requirements and importantly, protect their customers’ trust?
In this episode of The Robert Half Legal Report, host Charles Volkert, senior district president of Robert Half Legal, Joel Wuesthoff, JD, managing director of consulting solutions with Robert Half Legal, offer strategies to help companies stay ahead of the curve and adjust security and privacy practices to manage the growing volume of data regulations. Join these experts to gain key insights on:
- Key steps to develop and maintain a comprehensive data privacy compliance framework
- Leveraging data policies and processes to comply with security/privacy requirements from multiple jurisdictions
- Determining if a data protection officer is required – or warranted
- Integrating data security and privacy practices into an organization’s risk management and operational infrastructure
- Staying current with changing regulations – what’s coming and how to prepare
Nov 08 2019
Rank #10: Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Would You Rather? But Legal
Joe and Elie address some hypothetical situations about the legal industry and discuss which path they'd rather take knowing what they know. Imagine Thinking Like A Lawyer's "The Decision" series helping students choose a law school, but applied to a bunch of random legal questions.
Aug 13 2019
Rank #11: Lunch Hour Legal Marketing : Lunch Hour Legal Marketing: Mailbag Edition!
In this special edition of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing, Gyi and Kelly take time to answer listeners’ most pressing questions. Tune in to hear their thoughts on whether you actually need a LinkedIn marketing plan, how to blog with purpose, why you (probably) don’t need your own legal podcast, and how to handle bad &/or fake reviews for your law firm. Gyi and Kelly also offer their own earnest queries, but we won’t give them all away. Tune in for more!
Sep 19 2019
Rank #12: The Kennedy-Mighell Report : What’s Your Favorite Cool Tool? (Rebroadcast)
Disclaimer: This episode was originally aired on April 5, 2019.
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. Check out cool-tool.org.
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.
Nov 22 2019
Rank #13: Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : Sure Impeachment Is Serious, But Look At This Lawyer Cat!
Brazil has officially made a cat an attorney and this week Kathryn and Joe explore the feline's new career serving as both legal mascot and a symbolic advocate for animal legal concerns in the country. Meanwhile, Elie tries to speculate about impeachment and mostly fails because who cares about hearings that haven't even started yet when there's A LAWYER CAT TO TALK ABOUT!
Oct 01 2019
Rank #14: Lawyer 2 Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics : The Whistleblower Complaint
On August 12, 2019, an unnamed whistleblower filed a complaint about information they received from other officials regarding a July 25th call with President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky. This complaint has led to the instigation of an impeachment inquiry into President Trump by the House of Representatives.
The release of the complaint, the identity of the whistleblower, and an impeachment inquiry has rocked D.C. and the current Presidential Administration. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams is joined by attorney John R. Phillips, a founding partner of Phillips & Cohen and former U.S. Ambassador to Italy and attorney Bradley P. Moss, from the Law Office of Mark S. Zaid, P.C. as they spotlight whistleblowers. They will take a look at their rights and the legal mechanisms in place to protect them, and with these in mind, closely examine the latest developments in this ongoing story.
Oct 04 2019
Rank #15: ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Criminal justice experts hope tech can more easily help people expunge prior convictions and arrests
In the United States, an estimated 70 million people have a criminal record. Being tagged with this scarlet letter can affect a person’s ability to find employment, housing and even potential relationships. Meanwhile, the expansion of freedom of information laws and the internet has changed how criminal records are used and who has access to them. These changes raise questions around the purpose of criminal records and the limits of legal remedies like expungement and sealing. To make better sense of these issues, Colleen Chien, a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, and Sarah Lageson, an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice, came together and talked to ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Jason Tashea about their research into the modern trials and tribulations of expungement, sealing and criminal records.
Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.
Oct 16 2019
Rank #16: Above the Law - Thinking Like a Lawyer : The Many, Many Obstacles To Biglaw Diversity
Kathryn Rubino joins Joe for a discussion of the latest Mansfield Rule efforts and the problem of lagging Biglaw diversity generally. From reputational rankings to deequitization to bar exam shenanigans the obstacles to building a truly diverse workforce in law are more baked into the system than current reforms seem able to handle.
Sep 10 2019
Rank #17: Digital Detectives : Dos and Don'ts of a 30(b)(6) Witness Deposition
Ambiguities under current rules often lead to a variety of problems with 30(b)(6) witness depositions. Sharon and John talk with nationally known litigation consultant Tom O’Connor about the scope of these issues and his tips for avoiding common pitfalls on both sides of the deposition process. Tom offers colorful examples from his many years as a consultant, addressing matters surrounding witness qualification, hostile witnesses, preservation, and more!
Check out Tom’s blog series on this topic: The Dos and Don’ts of a 30(b)(6) Witness Deposition
Tom O’Connor is a nationally known consultant, speaker and writer in the field of computerized litigation support systems.
Special thanks to our sponsor, Logikcull.
Oct 24 2019
Rank #18: On the Road with Legal Talk Network : ABA Annual Meeting 2019: The Intersection of the Space Industry and Government Contracts
Danny Cook, Shawn Cheadle, Kelli Hooke, Skip Smith, and Sumara Thompson-King join host Laurence Colletti to discuss their CLE at the ABA Annual Meeting on the significant distinctions in government contracts for work in the space industry. They discuss the various ways the government works with contractors and outline some of the risks these contractors face when operating in space.
Danny Cook is a government contracts attorney at the law firm of DLA Piper in Washington, D.C.
Shawn Cheadle is general counsel of operations at Lockheed Martin Space.
Kelli Hooke is senior corporate counsel in legal compliance at T-Mobile.
Milton “Skip” Smith is head of the space law practice group at Sherman & Howard.
Sumara Thompson-King is general counsel at NASA and has worked in the area of government contracts for over 30 years
Aug 27 2019
Rank #19: The Florida Bar Podcast : A Conversation About Professionalism
Legal professionalism continually evolves alongside changes to the practice of law and advances in technology. What should be done to help lawyers maintain necessary and even exceptional levels of professionalism? In this edition of the Florida Bar podcast, host Jonathan Israel welcomes Mike Tanner to moderate a panel discussion between Ashlea Edwards, Judge Paul Huck, Judge Nelly Khouzam, and Kara Rockenbach on lawyer professionalism. They review the current definition of professionalism per the Florida Bar’s Professionalism Expectations and give their take on what teaching strategies would encourage optimal professional behavior in Florida lawyers. To close out their conversation, they also discuss best practices for handling instances of unprofessional behavior.
Ashlea Edwards is an associate attorney at Akerman LLP.
Paul C. Huck is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Judge Khouzam is a judge for Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal.
Kara Rockenbach is a founding partner of Link & Rockenbach.
Nov 11 2019
Rank #20: ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : African American farmer’s legal battle to save his family farm is focus of ‘Catfish Dream’
Ed Scott was the first ever non-white owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation. The former sharecropper-turned-landowner was part of a class-action lawsuit that resulted in upon one of the largest civil rights settlements in U.S. history. With the settlement of Pigford v. Glickman in 1999, almost $1 billion dollars has been issued to over 13,000 African American farmers to date. In 2010, the second half of the case was settled for another $1.2 billion in Pigford II. Scott’s legal battle and personal history inspired Julian Rankin to write Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for his Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta. In this episode, Rankin speaks with his cousin, the ABA Journal’s Brenan Sharp, about how Rankin came to meet Scott; how his background in visual arts informs his writing; and what Scott’s story shows us about the struggle for racial and economic justice in the Mississippi Delta.
Special thanks to our sponsor, Headnote.
Sep 25 2019