Wednesday, July 28, 2010

NEW Legal Talk Network Podcasts ~ Week of July 26, 2010

Announces New Podcasts for Week of July 26, 2010

There is lots of competition in the paralegal profession. If you intend to remain competitive, you must stay up to date with what's going on in the legal world. Fortunately, there is a totally free resource that will let you do just that: Legal Talk Network.

Legal Talk Network was launched in May 2005, with originally produced legal podcasts, hosted by leading attorneys and legal experts. Legal Talk Network podcasts highlight the important issues in the legal profession with high profile guests in a talk show format. They’re produced by professionals and available on-demand on the Legal Talk Network website, in iTunes, by free subscription to RSS and from legal portals, blogs and social networking sites (too many to list)! Listeners worldwide get the latest legal topics and trends and legal professionals make connections with colleagues, helping everyone meet the challenges of a changing legal world.

The following podcasts were released the week of July 26th. I know you'll find at least one, and probably more, that will help you be a better paralegal.

Today's Paralegals: Career Advice, Ethics Tips & More
On this edition of The Paralegal Voice, co-hosts Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin welcome attorney, mediator and management consultant, Nancy Byerly Jones, as she draws from her extensive legal experience to share career advice for paralegals. A passionate advocate for the paralegal profession, Nancy talks about the biggest challenges facing paralegals today, how the profession has changed over the years, handling conflict at work and how paralegals can enhance their individual value, as well as the value of the profession. Download MP3

Powering Up Your Personal Productivity
"Do more with less" is a mantra of the day. One of the great promises of the day is that technology will organize and optimize us, as computers take over the work we don't need to do and make our lives easier. The reality feels more like a jammed email inbox, a mountain of to-do lists and technology we often fight with. In this episode, co-hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell and special guest Allison Shields, discuss the importance of improving personal productivity and the role technology, when done well, can play in optimizing your work, enhancing your productivity and simplifying your life. After you listen, be sure to check out Tom & Dennis' co-blog and book by the same name, The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies. Download MP3

Decade of E-Discovery, Compliance Challenges & Privacy
In this edition of the ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack, welcomes Kimberly Marin, Security Analyst and E-Discovery Specialist with the Hershey Company and Nasar Ali, Legal Consultant for Kroll Ontrack, to discuss key milestones in e-discovery history, along with corporate compliance challenges and best practices for data management. In the Bits & Bytes Legal Analysis segment, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent Kelly Kubacki explores City of Ontario, California v. Quon. Download MP3

Construction Defect Cases
Mass produced homes built with poor-quality products have led to a number of construction defect cases across the country. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Angus Kennedy out of San Diego, California, Attorney Bruno Wolfenzon, from Wolfenzon, Schulman & Rolle and Attorney Dave H. Gardner out of Newport Beach, CA, to look at the necessary qualifiers for construction defect cases, discuss the long term effects on homeowners, the tax side of these cases and the benefits of using structured settlements. Download MP3

Where to Sue and Not Be Sued: Surviving Litigation
In this edition of In-House Legal presented by Lex Mundi, host Tim Corcoran with Hubbard One, explores what In-House Counsel should know in order to survive litigation. Special guests include Joe Sepulchre, Partner with Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick (Lex Mundi member firm for Belgium), and Carla Swansburg, Senior Counsel with RBC Law Group. The group discusses how to sue, whether you have a choice and why In-House Counsel should care. Download MP3

Current Issues in Computer Forensics
Knowledge of eDiscovery is vital to today's legal profession. On this edition of Digital Detectives, co-hosts Sharon D. Nelson, Esq., President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc. and John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, welcome computer forensics technologist, Craig D. Ball, to talk about how some courts view computer forensics analysis as simply searching on a list of terms, avoiding waste in eDiscovery and the challenges of effective keyword searching. Download MP3

Law Student Applications Rise: Massachusetts' First Public Law School
2010 marks the first year for the University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, the state's first public law school. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Dean Robert V. Ward, Jr., to talk about the new UMass Law school. They discuss the rise in applications in a down economy, the incoming class and faculty, accreditation and the opportunities available for students after they leave law school. Download MP3

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