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Legal Talk Network On the Road covers the latest conferences, bar meetings, industry events, and trade shows. Recorded live from the conference room floor, our hosts interview bar presidents, committee and section chairs, and other leaders to offer an exclusive look at the biggest events in legal, as well as what is on the horizon for those who practice law.
 
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The FBI and Department of Homeland Security issued a special alert in September to warn companies to be on guard against alarming increases in ransomware. With major concerns cropping up amongst law firms big and small, Dennis and Tom talk about how these cyber attacks work and what lawyers should do to protect themselves. Next, our dynamic duo dis…
 
Joe and Kathryn break down the long-awaited John Durham indictment that tagged former Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann and find it... less than persuasive. Emory Law School has yet another racial slur in class incident, forcing the gang to ask if there's something in the water down there. But given that the most recent incident involves the br…
 
In this edition, host Jonathan Amarilio and co-host Kernisha Padilla are joined by Dean Hari Osofsky of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Dean Jennifer Rosato Perea of DePaul University College of Law for a roundtable discussion about the current state of legal education. The group discusses many hot button topics, including the pandemic's im…
 
Joe and Kathryn break down the long-awaited John Durham indictment that tagged former Perkins Coie partner Michael Sussmann and find it... less than persuasive. Emory Law School has yet another racial slur in class incident, forcing the gang to ask if there's something in the water down there. But given that the most recent incident involves the br…
 
Hispanics are becoming an increasingly large segment of the U.S. population, and for an enterprising lawyer, serving the legal needs of Spanish-speaking clients seems like a solid business development goal. But running your existing marketing materials through Google Translate and slapping "Se habla español" on your website is not enough, says Liel…
 
Hispanics are becoming an increasingly large segment of the U.S. population, and for an enterprising lawyer, serving the legal needs of Spanish-speaking clients seems like a solid business development goal. But running your existing marketing materials through Google Translate and slapping "Se habla español" on your website is not enough, says Liel…
 
How we think influences how we persuade and how we respond to what we see and hear. Learn the science behind effective metaphors, the power of familiarity heuristics and the importance of emotion in decision-making and discover how cognitive science can help you craft more effective arguments in the courtroom.…
 
Is your practice a revolving door of ever-changing paralegals and assistants? Maybe it’s not a people problem… it could be a process problem. And if you’re delegating too much of this critical task, you could be part of the problem too. This week’s podcast offers honest advice on how to interview, train and monitor new hires to help ensure their ne…
 
Erin Levine, founder of Hello Divorce, joins Conrad and Gyi to explain how her innovative tech platform streamlines and demystifies the divorce process for clients while allowing lawyers to practice law – not schedule appointments, manage clients, and waste time with administrative tasks. Entrusting basic drafting, scheduling, and filing work to a …
 
Jared wants to know—how’s your intake process working for you? If you’re like a lot of law firms, with potential leads just quietly slipping into a black hole… you’re doing it wrong. Just so incredibly wrong. Tune in for Jared’s easy, effective client intake tips. Next up, Chelsea Aitken joins Jared to chat about modern phone systems and the import…
 
Back in May of this year, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Texas Senate Bill 8, better known as SB 8, one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the nation. SB 8 went into effect on September 1st, 2021, after the US Supreme Court refused to strike it down. Since then, the constitutionality of SB 8 has come into question, and the potent…
 
We may not give much thought to how trademark laws affect our daily lives, but the Lanham Act has played a huge role in protecting us as consumers. How? Rocky Dhir welcomes intellectual property experts Joe Cleveland and Craig Stone to discuss the evolution of trademark law and its functions in our economy. They also honor Texas Congressman Fritz L…
 
Guest Kenneth Feinberg was appointed by President George W. Bush to administer the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund after one of our greatest tragedies. In a very special episode of Workers’ Comp Matters, he shares how his team raced to administer $7.1 billion to families and victims of the 2001 terror attacks. Feinberg compares the unique, …
 
We talk about misbehaving lawyers a lot, but there must be a full moon (per statute a moon "at least 95 percent wholly spherical when measured by appropriate telescopic instruments") or something for lawyers right now because they're wild this week! We've got Biglaw attorneys injecting food with blood, lawyers waving loaded guns around over COVID p…
 
Priori is an online platform known for using data and technology to connect in-house legal teams with lawyers and law firms who can assist with a wide variety of projects. But Basha Rubin, CEO and co-founder at Priori, says the company noticed that clients were sometimes turning to its online marketplace for help with problems that “might be best s…
 
Priori is an online platform known for using data and technology to connect in-house legal teams with lawyers and law firms who can assist with a wide variety of projects. But Basha Rubin, CEO and co-founder at Priori, says the company noticed that clients were sometimes turning to its online marketplace for help with problems that “might be best s…
 
We talk about misbehaving lawyers a lot, but there must be a full moon (per statute a moon "at least 95 percent wholly spherical when measured by appropriate telescopic instruments") or something for lawyers right now because they're wild this week! We've got Biglaw attorneys injecting food with blood, lawyers waving loaded guns around over COVID p…
 
Ever think you aren’t good enough or smart enough and it’s only a matter of time before you’re found out? Or do you secretly believe you’re just lucky and not talented at all? It’s called “imposter syndrome” and professional women are its most common victims. Megan, Elizabeth, Liz, and Erica reveal their own vulnerabilities and talk about how we ca…
 
You throw down the gloves in the courtroom. But when the trial is over, should you still maintain an adversarial relationship with opposing counsel? Defense attorney Tim Gearin sits down with Erich Vieth and Plaintiff Attorney Tim Cronin of the Simon Law Firm to discuss why keeping cordial relationships across the aisle is not only the polite thing…
 
Legal Services Corporation President Ron Flagg discusses how the COVID pandemic is deepening the opioid crisis and complicating the lives of persons in recovery with: - Brandon George, Director of Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition - Mishka Terplan, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Friends of Research Institute; MSP Staff Physician at the University of C…
 
With ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and new uncertainty arising from the Delta variant, many attorneys are feeling stuck, unsure how and when to move forward in both their personal and professional lives. So, how can lawyers and law firms alike start recovering from these months of added stress? Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway talk with Laura Mahr …
 
The idea of “productizing” legal services may seem like a fad, but really the concept of turning something you’ve created into a useful tool for clients has been around for longer than you might realize. Tom taps into Dennis’ expertise, asking questions to get a deeper look at the history of legal service productization and learning how modern lawy…
 
Britney Spears' legal battle over the conservatorship that put her under the control of her father brought international attention to the conservatorship system. But many other rich and famous people have–appropriately or not–also found themselves in the grips of a system that is much more easy to enter than to leave. In Twilight Man: Love and Ruin…
 
Britney Spears' legal battle over the conservatorship that put her under the control of her father brought international attention to the conservatorship system. But many other rich and famous people have–appropriately or not–also found themselves in the grips of a system that is much more easy to enter than to leave. In Twilight Man: Love and Ruin…
 
In light of the Supreme Court's abortion ruling, we talk about the nature of the mysterious shadow docket and how it's been transformed over the last few years. The dismantling of Roe is in full swing, reigniting Court expansion talk, which we think is a bad move. Joe and Kathryn also check in on the annual law school scholarly impact ratings to se…
 
As corporations become more powerful and pervasive, individuals are finding it harder to protect their products and intellectual properties. Tony Simon shares anti-trust insights from his 30 years of business litigation experience with The Simon Law Firm and discusses tactics, pitfalls, and some of the more secretive practices of major corporations…
 
Opposing counsel is leading his witness, again. You’ve pointed out speaking objections but he just won’t stop. What do you do? This instructive discussion features verbatims from actual depos where the objections were effective. Learn new strategies to regain control of your depo, and learn when, and when not to push the nuclear option of calling t…
 
We know you’re a lawyer, so what? That’s not enough. What makes you stand out? Gyi and Conrad share tips on making your practice stand out in a country awash in lawyers. Know the difference between simple branding and real positioning. Also, a BIG change is coming to Google searches. It’s driving SEO specialists nuts. Plus, new findings from Clio s…
 
COVID-19 and its variants have made the return-to-normal very difficult whether you’re talking about work, worship, or schools. Many dispute the proper course of mandates when it comes to vaccines and masks but where does that leave us? Can employers force employees to mask up or vax up? Expert lawyers Jerry Cutler, the Senior Vice President and Ge…
 
As students across the country return to classrooms, the controversy surrounding masks has reached a fever pitch. In at least 14 states, lawsuits have been filed either for or against masks in schools. This has led to protests, litigation, and even violence. Just this week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights launched investi…
 
Patrick Palace joins us today and discusses how he’s created a successful firm that can run on the day to day without him. He shares how he spends some of his extra time & how he got to where he is today. Thanks to Postali, Rankings.io, and TextExpander for sponsoring this episode.Legal Talk Network による
 
Big firms are experimenting with hybrid and flexible office models in the hopefully waning days of COVID. And there's a lot of momentum behind transitioning this into a permanent 3- or 4-day work week long term. Except there are some of you out there screwing this up for the rest of us and intentionally not getting the vaccine in an effort to stay …
 
Enlisting men as allies is a great way to expand awareness of women’s issues and level the playing field for inclusion and understanding. Tune in to this eye-opening discussion and learn how, and why, you should actively engage in treating men as allies instead of adversaries.Legal Talk Network による
 
Shortcuts never work out. Make a list of 20 ways you can lose your case. And It's okay to trust opposing counsel until you catch them lying, then never trust them again. These are just a few of Alvin Wolff’s tried and true rules from real life courtroom experiences. Tune in for Rules 21 through 40 and we guarantee you’ll find at least one idea that…
 
Initial prospect consultations are lost hours if the prospect doesn’t become a client. Guest Theophan McKenzie is a professional sales consultant who helps attorneys and law firms across the country learn a better way to stop wasting time and stop letting prospects walk out the door. McKenzie’s innovative, nontraditional sales techniques teach atto…
 
In the potentially dangerous spectacle of big time WWE pro wrestling, performers work without Workers’ Comp or other recourse. Guest Mary Catena, a scholar and attorney, studies the issue. While the WWE has successfully argued wrestlers are contract workers, Catena sees cracks in the wall. What might a favorable ruling mean for other contract worke…
 
The legal profession was already going online and high-tech. But COVID disruptions, working from home, and remote legal processes have supercharged those changes. Are you up to speed? Host Jill Francisco – a veteran paralegal and classroom instructor – interviews attorney and longtime professor Todd Richardson about today’s classroom experience. It…
 
Many Harvard Law School students knew of classmate Rehan Staton through a July 2020 video that went viral, which featured him opening a Harvard Law School acceptance email. There’s a lot more to him than the video, and Staton wanted to connect with classmates more significantly while they attended remote classes over the past year. Special thanks t…
 
Many Harvard Law School students knew of classmate Rehan Staton through a July 2020 video that went viral, which featured him opening a Harvard Law School acceptance email. There’s a lot more to him than the video, and Staton wanted to connect with classmates more significantly while they attended remote classes over the past year. Special thanks t…
 
A new rule is being proposed by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council in response to Executive Order 14005 from January. If enacted, this rule would update the Buy American Act with new requirements that must be met by federal contractors and their downstream sub-contractors. Amy Hoang from the law firm of K&L Gates tells us what all of this m…
 
As we come to the 18-month mark of this pandemic, Dennis and Tom feel it’s time to take a look at how legal tech has progressed throughout this crazy time. They welcome returning guest Debbie Foster to get her real-world perspective on how law firms have—or haven’t—adapted their practices to embrace technology. Later, on “Hot or Not?”, Dennis, Tom,…
 
Guest: Kimberley Felton is an immigration attorney, consultant, and supermom and the founder of virtual immigration law firm Onward Immigration and consulting firm Innovation Litigation. Shortly after law school, Kimberley Felton found herself struggling with all the things they don’t teach: How to manage time, clients, and family. She knew there h…
 
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