The folks at Legal Talk Network produce The Paralegal Voice that I co-host with Lynne DeVenny, NCCP. They’re just the best! In addition to our monthly podcast, they produce other excellent resources. Here’s what’s new this week:
The Deplorable State of Law Firm Security
Could your law firm be at risk? On Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises welcome Rob Lee, a Director with the information security firm, Mandiant and the curriculum lead for digital forensic training at the SANS Institute, to discuss the deplorable state of law firm security and the rise of advanced persistent threats. Rob discusses how law firm security compares to other businesses, Advanced Persistent Threats, the concept of defense in depth and the importance of security assessments. Hacking into law firms is so easy that the Chinese don’t even waste their “A” teams on it – the junior squads can handle it. How secure is YOUR firm?
The Impact of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
How can you use SEO to market your law practice? On the Legal ToolKit, host Jared Correia, Law Practice Management Advisor with Mass. LOMAP, welcomes Conrad Saam, Senior Marketing Manager for Avvo, to discuss Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and why it is important to lawyers. Conrad explains how SEO works, and how it retains its importance, even with the explosion of social media. Jared and Conrad also take a look at how law firms can supplement SEO with other marketing tactics.
Smart Data Management, Discovery Repositories & the Fourth Amendment
On The ESI Report, host Kelly Kubacki, Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack is joined by Marc Fulkert, Associate at Jones Day and Tom McCaffrey, Director of Archiving at Kroll Ontrack, to discuss alternatives to traditional data management in five steps that will reduce costs and improve efficiency.
In the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis segment, Ben Kirk, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent, focuses on the facts surrounding United States v. Warshak, which addresses the application of Fourth Amendment search and seizure protections to e-mail.
A 101 on Medicare Set-Asides
A Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) is the expected amount of money that Medicare would normally pay for medical and prescription drug expenses for a Workers’ Compensation or a third-party injury. On Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague Cindy Chanley, to talk about Medicare set-asides and the need to become familiar with the Medicare process. Larry and Cindy chat about when Medicare set-asides come into play during the settlement process, how MSA’s are funded and the relationship between Medicare set-asides on the Medicare side, and the whole area of Medicaid.
Paralegals Who Love Their Jobs…and Why
A spotlight report on four successful paralegals from across the country who LOVE their jobs. The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome Brian Haberly, Corporate and Securities Paralegal with Clearwire Corporation; Patricia F. Clapper ACP, NCCP, a paralegal from the firm, Levine & Stewart; Ruth Conley, a litigation paralegal at Andrews Kurth LLP; and Carl H. Morrison, II, AACP, a paralegal at Rhodes, Hieronymus, Jones, Tucker & Gable, PLLC. They share their diverse backgrounds, discuss career highlights, and offer ways to stay relevant and enjoy long careers in the paralegal profession.
Climbing Aboard the iPad 2 Train
The first iPad was incredibly successful and the launch of the iPad 2 has created a fresh surge of interest in the tablet category. Is the iPad 2 the tablet device that lawyers have been waiting for? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss their experiences in line at the Apple Store on Opening Day attempting to get the freshest information for their audience, talk about their early experiences with the iPad 2, and speculate about the “post-PC era,” the iPad 2 and its potential impact on lawyers and their clients.
The Best Practice Tips Taken from ABA TECHSHOW over the Years
A sneak peek at ABA TECHSHOW 2011 with The Un-Billable Hour, host Attorney Rodney Dowell, Director of the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, and former chairs of the ABA TECHSHOW, Laura Calloway and Jim Calloway. They share what the highlights may be this year, plus hear some of their top law practice management tips from past ABA TECHSHOWS and how attorneys can implement what they learn at the show into their day-to-day practice.
Transparency in government is talked about but is it reality? Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Mark Rumold, the Open Government Legal Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Kenneth Bunting, Executive Director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, to take a look inside Sunshine Week. Mark and Ken discuss which states have made the most strides for transparency, if technological advances are helping governments be more transparent and why it is important for government to stay transparent.
Raytheon’s Integrated Disability Program
Returning to work after a disabling worker’s compensation injury involves many steps. In this edition of Workers’ Comp Matters, host Attorney Alan S. Pierce, welcomes Edmund C. Corcoran Jr., Director of Integrated Disability Programs for Raytheon Company and Daniel J. Knight, the Senior Manager of Workers’ Compensation for Raytheon Company, to take a look at the program, the interrelationship between workers’ comp and disability, returning to work, cost containment and safety initiatives.
Legal Marketing: Stateside and Worldwide
There is no doubt that the legal industry has gone global. Political, economic, social and technological advances around the world have created a very competitive environment. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Nick Jervis, Director and Founder of Samson Consulting in Bristol, England, to discuss the best ways to market to clients and the importance of a legal marketing strategy. Later in the program, Bob and Craig chat with Ross Fishman, JD, CEO of Fishman Marketing, about new legal marketing trends and how a law firm can stay ahead of the competition through their marketing, stateside and worldwide.
A Solo Practitioner’s Unfair Marketing Advantage: Social Media
How can a solo attorney effectively use social media? In this edition of New Solo, host Attorney Kyle R. Guelcher, a solo practitioner out of Springfield, MA and Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Massachusetts Bar Association, welcomes Attorney Carolyn Elefant, to take a look at a solo practitioner’s unfair marketing advantage when it comes to social media. Carolyn talks about her book with Attorney Nicole Black, Social Media for Lawyers, The New Frontier, about why a new lawyer would want to invest resources in social media, how to find online potential clients and turn them into real world clients and ethical issues a practitioner should consider when using social media.