Podcasts

Podcast: Interview with ABA Liberty Award winner Okianer Christian Dark

Friday 8th Aug 2014

Fueled by her witness to and personal experience with discrimination, Dean Okianer Christian Dark channeled her sorrow and anger into action serving as lifelong role model of, and champion for, justice and equal rights in the public sector, private sector, and today as a teacher, mentor and dean at Howard University School of Law. This ...

July podcast: watermelon stabbing, Firm Central and Yelp reviews gone wrong

Thursday 31st Jul 2014

In this month’s Legal Current podcast, we cover: -Legal news: The passive aggressive watermelon stabber -News from Thomson Reuters: Firm Central launches Deadline Assistant and enhances homepage -Legal trends & insights: Firm sues ex-client over Yelp review that claims firm will “take everything you’ve got” -On the legal blogs: Man eats his way through Lufthansa ...

June podcast: A courtroom brawl, Slenderman and technology trends

Tuesday 1st Jul 2014

In this month’s Legal Current podcast, we cover: -Legal news: A courtroom brawl in Brevard County, Florida -Legal trends & insights: Can Eric Knudsen, the creator of the fictional character Slenderman, be held civilly liable for the recent violence suffered by the young victim of a stabbing attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin? -News from Thomson Reuters: ...

Podcast: NCAA class-action ready to tip-off

Tuesday 3rd Jun 2014

The class-action lawsuit including former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon against the NCAA begins in District Court in Los Angeles next week. In addition, the NCAA is appealing a recent regional NLRB ruling that Northwestern University football players have the right to unionize. Marta Fernandez of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell has dealt with NLRB issues ...

May podcast: Black’s Law Dictionary, Brown v. Board of Education and Satanic prayer

Friday 30th May 2014

In this month’s Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal news: It’s the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling to end segregation in public schools and we talked with Professor Ronna Greff Schneider get her viewpoint on the legal, cultural and historic significance of the ruling. Legal trends & insights: Social media and privacy – Snapchat ...

Podcast: Managing Millennials

Wednesday 14th May 2014

Do so-called “Millennials” have different career expectations? Do law firms have to make adjustments in how they manage today’s associates? Or do the associates need to adjust their expectations? In the podcast linked below, Patricia Trendacosta, managing shareholder at Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, discusses her experience in managing today’s crop of associates to find what’s ...

April podcast: Jewish Center shooting, NSA surveillance and male strippers

Monday 28th Apr 2014

In this month’s Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal news: Was Jewish Center shooting a hate crime? Legal trends & insights: The controversy over the National Security Agency’s surveillance program News from Thomson Reuters: Peer Monitor releases Mid-Size Law Firm Report On the legal blogs: Male strippers caused emotional distress to nursing home resident You can listen to ...

March podcast: Facebook bragging, contraception mandating and teddy bear stabbing

Monday 31st Mar 2014

In this month’s Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal news: Daughter’s Facebook brag costs her family $80,000 Legal trends & insights: Contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act News from Thomson Reuters: Thomson Reuters creates Solutions suites On the legal blogs: Woman stabs teddy bear, faces felony assault charge You can listen to the episode now by clicking the play button on the ...

Why most law firm websites are designed to fail

Thursday 13th Mar 2014

Most law firm websites are designed to fail. That’s a bold statement, and the theme of a new white paper from FindLaw. The white paper discusses how many law firms’ websites may be generating less business impact than they could. Why? Because they don’t focus enough on conversion – the process of getting visitors to ...

5 Hour Energy = Secret recipe?

Tuesday 11th Mar 2014

The maker of 5 Hour Energy is under investigation by attorneys general in Oregon and other states because of reports of consumer health problems. But the real battle may be over the popular energy shots’ proprietary formula, which the company is refusing to turn over to investigators. Eric Hagen with McDermott Will & Emery discusses the ...

Podcast: Business Law Center on WestlawNext

Thursday 6th Mar 2014

Transactional law often involves pulling together information from a wide variety of sources, including the SEC and public and private deal data. A new resource, Business Law Center on WestlawNext, provides access from one easy-to-use source to several key information sources, including up-to-date SEC and global filings and disclosures, EDGAR precedent agreements, Thomson Reuters proprietary deal ...

February podcast: Marriage killers, creepy pranks and cyberbullying

Thursday 27th Feb 2014

In the February 2014 edition of the Legal Current podcast, we cover: Legal news: Is Facebook a marriage killer? Legal trends & insights: Judge Thomas Jacobs on the nature of cyberbullying and what parents can do to protect their kids. News from Thomson Reuters: Jason Thomas keynote at LegalTech New York last month and the Digital Economy Task Force report coming soon. On ...

Podcast: Bigger is not always better – the 2014 State of the Law Firm Market

Friday 31st Jan 2014

A new report from Georgetown University Law Center and Peer Monitor warns that unless law firms re-examine their traditional business models and embrace change in how legal services are delivered, they will not be able to successfully adjust to the significant outside forces that are reordering the industry. The “2014 Report on the State of ...