Podcasts

Microsoft, technology & IP law – Podcast

Monday 13th Jun 2011

Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling against Microsoft, granting Toronto-based i4i $290 million, brings up several questions. What impact will this decision have on intellectual property law in general? As innovation and technology continue to advance will we see more IP lawsuits in the future? For answers to these questions and to learn more about how this ...

ProLaw white paper available on law firm performance metrics with ProLaw XII – podcast

Wednesday 8th Jun 2011

When a law firm asks,  “How are we doing?”, it can be difficult to know which performance metrics really matter. ProLaw has put together a free white paper that looks at different metrics for measuring law firm performance.  It breaks out seven different management categories that are either in common use or have been proposed by various ...

PMI shows improving law firm market – podcast

Tuesday 7th Jun 2011

The Hildebrandt Baker Robbins Peer Monitor Index rose again in the first quarter, a result of improving demand for legal services and law firm profitability.  The PMI rose 5 points to a reading of 60, its second consecutive quarterly increase. While law firms are slowly ramping up their hiring in response to improving demand, weak rate growth ...

Social media and political unrest, financial rewards for whistleblowers and prank calling 911 – Podcast: June 2011

Friday 3rd Jun 2011

We have an especially dynamic episode this month – the highlight being an interview on how social media plays a role in political unrest around the world. We speak with Peter Apps, political risk correspondent for Reuters, about the use of social media in the uprising in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East. ...

Social media and the law, stashing money and unpaid traffic tickets – Podcast: May 2011

Thursday 5th May 2011

In this month’s episode, we wrap up the old and kick off the new. The interview segment brings to a close our three-part series with author John Browning on the impact that social media is having on the law. This time we focus on the ethical implications of social media and whether or not the traditional rules ...

Latest trends in insurance law – Podcast: April 2011

Friday 29th Apr 2011

How do events like the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan impact insurance law? How is the insurance world keeping up with the ever-changing social media landscape? For answers to these questions and more, we turned to attorney and author, Steven Plitt. Steven is the author of several insurance related publications including Couch on Insurance as well as ...

Does participating in social media waive your privacy rights? Podcast: March 2011

Thursday 14th Apr 2011

It’s no secret that social media has fundamentally changed the way we communicate with one another. With sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Foursquare, companies can now find out where you work, what you look like and even what your favorite coffee shop is. But how much information is too much information, and can anything ...

We’re going patriotic – Podcast 2: April 2011

Friday 1st Apr 2011

We’re going patriotic for this month’s episode of the Legal Current podcast as we bring you two interviews with people who have had unique experiences with some aspect of the U.S. government. To start things out, we bring you an interview with freelance journalist and frequent contributor to the Super Lawyers publication Martin Kuz. We talk to Martin ...

Chinese patent filings surging says IP Solutions Innovation Report – podcast

Wednesday 16th Mar 2011

Is China about to overtake the U.S. and Japan in innovation? Bob Stembridge, IP analyst and manager at Thomson Reuters IP Solutions discusses the findings of the 2011 Innovation Report, Stembridge discusses which nations and industries are leading the surge in global innovation, as measured by patent filings. You can listen to this interview edition ...

Project management for law firms – podcast

Wednesday 9th Mar 2011

Legal project management can be an effective approach for firms in handling matters more effectively and efficiently. Susan Lambreth of  Hildebrandt Baker Robbins discusses how proven project management principles can be successfully applied to legal work and how firms can implement project management. You can listen to this interview edition of Legal Current podcast by clicking on the player below. ...

Social media exclusive – Podcast: March 2011

Tuesday 1st Mar 2011

This latest episode of the Legal Current podcast is all about social media. We begin by following up on a question posed by the ABA Journal at the beginning of this year about whether or not social media lives up to all of the hype. To explore this topic we talked with Dan Harris, author of The China Law ...

Social media and the law – Podcast: January 2011

Friday 28th Jan 2011

Steve Martin’s recent Tweets on jury duty, and interviews author John Browning (The Lawyer’s Guide to Social Networking) in the first of a three-part series on the impact of social media on the law. Also in the episode, we preview the LegalTech New York Conference with an interview of keynote speaker Michael Rogers, MSNBC’s Practical Futurist. We’ve got those ...