Today’s attorneys are well-versed in how a client’s social media posts can and will be used against them in a court of law. But what do you do when a client goes viral for all the wrong reasons? In this episode of the ABA Journal’s Asked and Answered from the Legal Talk Network, Stephanie Francis Ward talks to attorney Pete Wentz, an expert in crisis management and communication strategy. Wentz talks about what’s worked for him in addressing social media furors, when you should know that it’s time to take action in an online controversy, and what common legal advice can actually be least helpful in putting out social media fires.
As advances in technology continue to disrupt the legal industry, some lawyers feel bewildered about how to form effective partnerships with legal tech vendors. In this episode of Legal Toolkit from the Legal Talk Network, host Jared Correia talks to Robert Brink of Boston’s Social Law Library and Fred Cohen of Zola Suite about how legal organizations and legal tech vendors can work together more effectively. Robert and Fred discuss their working relationship and offer insight into the importance of continued tech adoption and innovation in legal organizations.
Lawyers at small law firms may see themselves as the underdogs of the legal profession, and perhaps they’re right. In this Lawyerist podcast from the Legal Talk Network, Stephanie Everett talks about some of the tough questions small firm lawyers should ask of themselves. She says if you’re struggling with some of the issues that small firm lawyers face, it’s helpful to take a step back and ask yourself some hard questions to get back on track.
Of the many ways that technology can help lawyers become more efficient, perhaps one of the most important is using it in accounts receivable. In this episode of the Legal Toolkit podcast from the Legal Talk Network, host Jared Correia talks to Sarah Schaaf, the CEO of Headnote, about how lawyers and law firms can optimize their payment processes. They also discuss how software can help lawyers give their clients a more professional payment experience.
The Great Trials podcast features in-depth conversations with leading trial attorneys from across the country who discuss the courtroom strategies that helped them win landmark cases. Every episode includes one or two lawyers talking about a significant case they successfully tried in front of a judge and jury. The podcast is co-hosted by Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey, two award-winning trial lawyers. Episode one features National Trial Lawyers members Tommy and Adam Malone.
New technology has the potential to help law firms manage many things, but how does one sift through all the options to find the best solutions? In this edition of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing from the Legal Talk Network, Gyi Tsakalakis and Kelly Street talk to Chad Burton, the CEO of Curolegal about the latest trends in legal technology and which ones are right for your firm.
How a client acts in the courtroom can have a profound effect on the outcome, but convincing clients to behave can be quite a challenge. In this edition of the Legal Toolkit podcast from Legal Talk Network, host Jared Correia talks to Massachusetts attorney Alan Fanger about how lawyers can improve their client’s performance in court. They discuss how current tactics can often fail, as well as why it’s important to explain the process thoroughly.
Attorney Brian Cuban, the brother of billionaire Mark Cuban, struggled with low self-esteem and depression, which in turn led to substance abuse and the destruction of his legal career. Cuban recalls how his lifelong struggle caused his life to spin out of control in his latest book, The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow & Redemption. In this podcast from The Chicago Bar Association available at Legal Talk Network, Cuban offers advice on how lawyers struggling with the same issues can deal with their substance abuse.
A nonprofit group is asking 24 Oklahoma courts to stop sending defendants to a Christian drug rehabilitation center that forces them to attend church and work for free at a chicken plant. According to Reveal by The Center for Investigative Reporting, The Freedom From Religion Foundation says sending people to Christian Alcoholics & Addicts in Recovery violates religious liberties established by the First Amendment. Three men who were sent there have filed a class action lawsuit against the rehab center, claiming they were forced into slave labor by having to work in the chicken plant without getting paid. A podcast by the reporters who investigated the case is available here.