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“A Short & Happy Guide to Advanced Legal Research” (West Academic Publishing, 2020) by Ann Walsh Long Available from Amazon in paperback or Kindle versions, as well as directly from the publisher (paperback and ebook). Ann Walsh Long has a message for lawyers: Over the last five years, legal artificial intelligence tools such as data analytics and natural language processing have moved from science fiction to practical tools. Versions of these powerful tools…
John Simek provided many good tips during his recent presentation at VSB Techshow (archived at Virginia State Bar CLE site, for those who did not catch live version) I was particularly pleased that he recommended Bruce Schneier as a top source of IT security advice. Schneier’s  blog is a consistent sources of valuable insights not readily available elsewhere. Schneier’s Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World was published years ago it remains…
Is the Internet a good place to research critical issues? You bet, especially if you have the right guide. The latest update of Sabrina Pacifici’s Competitive Intelligence Guide is available at LLRX.com. It is a leading pathfinder for those interested in finding and using the best Internet factual and legal resources. In the here-today-gone-tomorrow Internet universe, Pacifici’s reliability is a welcome anchor of insight and stability. Thanks for maintaining this invaluable resource.…
I greatly enjoyed interviewing Carole Levitt as the first installment in our “Mover and Shaker” profile series. The review is available at LLRX.com. Carole’s contributions in the form of many books and innumerable CLE programs have made her a central figure in teaching lawyers how to use the Internet, and she was a great way to start off this series.…
Here’s a draft article I’m working on for intended publication at LLRX.com in July. The issues we dealt with on the eLawyering Task Force concerning the use of technology to better provide legal services to consumers have continuing relevance. I welcome reactions/suggestions from entrepreneurs who are still struggling today with similar issues in the fields of AI and other cutting edge technologies. I’d love to include quotes from those on the current front lines: ===================== Sometimes…
Matt Timko, our newest NewIdeasLegalTech.com contributor has lots of good ideas on time management. There is another way lawyers can improve their effectiveness: Take care of their own fitness needs first. The book The Best Lawyer You Can Be: A Guide to Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness, edited by Stewart Levine, addresses this important topic. The Digital Edge podcast has an interview with Levine. Are lawyers who take care of themselves being selfish?…
When I first began working primarily from home in March of 2020 due to COVID 19, I felt confident that this would be the start of the most efficient year of my life. I would have no commute, I would be able to schedule meetings (rather than have “drop-ins”), and I would have more comfort working from home and my personal workspace. Soon I realized, much to my chagrin, that my focus on a “lighter…
Reviewed by Jerry Lawson Conrad Saam’s Own the Map: Marketing Your Law Firm’s Address (ABA 2020)  is an intriguing new book that will cause many lawyers to think about marketing in new—and better—ways. Many, especially lawyer marketing service vendors, will find Saam’s ideas controversial. Saam’s primary thesis is that most lawyers should concentrate appealing to potential clients near the lawyer’s location. He develops this thesis convincingly but many will find his sometimes stunningly useful ideas about other aspects…
Kudos to the Virginia State Bar for their excellent online CLE conference, VSB Techshow 2021. This series gets better and better every year. This year, organizers Chris Fortier, Sharon Nelson, and John Simek turned Covid 19 lemons into lemonade, taking advantage of increased popularity of online conferencing to bring in many nationally known experts who would never have flown to Richmond. A PDF copy of the program is available. Missed the live version? You can…