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Look to the left, look to the right. If you’re a solo/small firm, it’s a fair bet that one of your firms has been a victim of a cyber attack. According to the 2020 ABA Tech Report, 29% of law firms have been hacked. That’s up from 26% in 2019.Security+ and GlobalMac IT CEO Tom Lambotte explains to Digital Detectives why solo/small firm lawyers fail to protect their sensitive information. He’s developed a…
Ever notice how when someone asks for reading recommendations on social media, the comment threads blow up?  Folks love to share their favorite reads. They seem to equally enjoy seeing what books are on the reading lists of their friends and professional associates. Confession: I save all those lists, and now I’m swimming a sea of too many good choices.  That said, I’m always up for a new list. So I was happy to see…
Focused on guests’ deep experience and expertise, the producers and hosts of the new Litigation Radio podcast are exploring the lives and practices of litigators. Produced monthly, shows are carefully planned to cover what it’s like to be a litigator, from finding purpose to understanding the history, nuances, and controversies of attorney-client privilege. Host Dave Scriven-Young With Chicago-based litigator Dave Scriven-Young as host, Litigation Radio seeks to go beyond sharing substantive information and instead reveal…
Decisions about law school were intensely complicated because of the pandemic. Should students go all in? Defer? Bail altogether?  Conversations on Above the Law’s Thinking Like a Lawyer and the ABA’s Law Student Podcast reveal the legal ed landscape is still pretty muddy.  On the positive side, jobs are opening up on traditional paths, and in areas law, students may not have considered before. Lauren Jackson offers her perspective as the associate director of career…
As noted recently by Digital Detectives, ransomware and cyber breaches spiked during the pandemic.  There are some understandable reasons for the increase in hacking. One is that data security protocols took a back seat in the scramble to get workers up and running at home. So did routine security patches and updates. More than a year into the pandemic, a hybrid work environment looks to be staying put, at least for now. Even with…
If you sensed that hacking and ransomware attacks spiked during the pandemic, your suspicions were accurate. A perfect storm of lapses in security, a rise in scripted attacks, and increased professionalized hacking have led to some of the most debilitating and embarrassing cyber attacks to date. The high-profile Colonial Pipeline debacle led to gasoline hoarding, price-gouging and shortages. But two recent podcasts suggest there are many more attacks that never get reported or reported widely.…
When exploring different ways to improve a practice, work habits, whatever really, a common piece of advice is to look at the data. But what does that mean? Which data points? What metrics matter? Legal marketing experts Gyi Tsakalakis and Conrad Saam narrow the field for lawyers who are either hands-on marketers or working with teams and vendors. Their latest Lunch Hour Legal Marketing episode covers the top 5 (really 10) metrics that matter most…
Over the past year, there’s been much discussion, debate, and suspicion about holding the most sacrosanct court proceedings via video. A growing consensus is that the pandemic caused the judicial branch to advance technologically for the better. And there’s little debate that many of the emergency and stopgap measures put in place during shutdowns will continue, at least in some form. But when it comes to jury trials, concerns remain over fairness, due process, and…
Young Lawyer Rising may be a new podcast, but the hosts sound like radio vets out of the gate. There’s a reason why Sonia Russo and Mathew Kerbis come across as practiced broadcast professionals.  YLR host Sonia Russo For the show, Russo is tapping into her experience as an FM radio reporter and producer. And Kerbis is a litigator experienced with speaking to different audiences. Not to mention he has a background in voice acting…
One of the benefits of listening to podcasts is getting the opportunity to hear directly from people intimately involved with the stories they’re sharing.  Independent filmmaker Ginny Mohler came across the story of “dial painters” while researching the Manhattan Project. The result: “Radium Girls,” a tragic story of teenage watch dial painters of the Roaring Twenties. Workers Comp Matters hosts Judson and Alan Pierce interviewed Mohler because the dial painters case involved an…