When it comes to social media, lawyers often find themselves wondering how many social media tools should be utilized, and how often. While there’s no hard and fast answer to either of those questions, there are some interesting emerging trends in the legal industry. Aaron Schoenherr, a founding partner in Greentarget, stopped by LXBN TV to discuss a recent report that tracked social media use by in-house counsel to answer a few key questions about social media use in law firms.
A Tweet will never replace a handshake, and a blog post isn’t the same as a presentation, but social media provides a variety of avenues to communicate to more people at once than ever before. Social media provides lawyers with one more line of communication to colleagues and potential clients, but oftentimes, lawyers find themselves overwhelmed by magnitude of the coordinating a social media strategy. Larry Bodine, Editor-in-Chief at Lawyers.com and author of the Larry Bodine Law Marketing Blog, was a part of a panel discussion at LegalTech New York on this exact topic, and stopped by to talk with LXBN TV afterwards.
Date/Time: 3:45 – 5:00 (EST), Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Participants: Honorable David J. Waxse, US District Court, District of Kansas; Alitia Faccone, Partner,McCarter & English; Meghan Podolny, Associate, Hunton & Williams; Moderator: Andrea Gibson, Director-Product Development, Kroll Ontrack
Attorney and e-discovery expert Ken Rashbaum talks with Exterro’s Andrew Bartholomew about issues surrounding international e-discovery.
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At LexBlog, we guide clients on how to use social media to enhance their reputation. And while Spencer Aronfeld does that well—he touches on that a bit in our interview—I found the most interesting part of our interview and the presentation that preceded it to be his comments on how he uses social media before a trial, and even before he’s hired by a client. He also describes his two books Sara Rose, Kid Lawyer and Make it Your Own Law Firm.
While much of the talk at LegalTech this year is about e-discovery, there’s more going on than just predictive coding. Technical solutions to the everyday needs of law firms are just as important, and sometimes more so. This interview with Kevin Harris of Orion Law Management Systems touches on some of those issues, particularly in terms of collecting bills and managing information.
Integreon is a well-known name at LegalTech New York, and they’re continuing this year with eView 4.0. LXBN TV got a chance to talk with Jeffrey Fehrman of Integreon about eView and predictive coding. Jeff also touches on the importance of understanding technological advances can take time, and an “easy” button isn’t anywhere in the foreseeable future.
While the legal industry can be slow to adopt new technology, when they do there’s no stopping it. Richard Cohen, President of RenewData, discusses some of the challenges lawyers face in searching documents and how his company provides solutions to those problems. In particular, Mr. Cohen talked about two of RenewData’s new products, RDC Analytics and DART, both of which help attorneys search electronic documents quickly and efficiently.
Day two of LegalTech New York 2012 started off with a great keynote presentation by Don Tapscott, co-author of Macrowikinomics. Don discussed how the constantly changing landscape of new technologies has effected how younger generations view traditional business models and government regulations, among a number of other topics. After, Don talked with us here at LXBN TV about a few of these points, including how lawyers can participate in the conversation and culture.