Podcasts

Podcast: August 2011

Monday 8th Aug 2011

We’ve got a great episode this month! Our interview segment features Owen Nee, the first person to open a Western law firm in China. Owen describes the legal landscape in China and how it compares to that in the US. He also tells us about his career, which is made up of many “firsts.” In ...

Expressing freedom of speech or breaking the law? Podcast: August 2011

Thursday 21st Jul 2011

Do laws need to change to keep up with technology? That is one question that many corporate general counselors may be asking as they try to decide whether to take an anonymous online critic to court. Recently we’ve seen many companies fail in their attempts to prosecute vocal online critics and make sites like Google ...

Getting into the jury box of the Casey Anthony trial – Podcast: July 2011

Friday 15th Jul 2011

You can hardly turn on the television or open a newspaper without seeing something about the Casey Anthony trial. The question of what happened to 2-year-old Caylee Anthony during the summer of 2008 has plagued the minds of millions of Americans. Many were glued to television sets and Twitter feeds to keep up with the ...

New CLE series on disaster preparedness and response

Tuesday 12th Jul 2011

In response to the global catastrophic events of the past decade – including the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, 2011 Japan earthquake and nuclear meltdown and cyber-terrorism – The American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), in partnership with Thomson Reuters, announced the launch of a year-long (2011-2012) ...

Class-action sex-discrimination case, practices abroad and acquiring new technology – Podcast 2: July 2011

Thursday 30th Jun 2011

We have a very lively episode this month – the highlight being an interview with Dana Kravetz, an employment law expert, looking at the recent Supreme Court decision on what is being called the biggest class-action sex-discrimination case in over 50 years. Dana adds to this discussion with his prediction of the implications this case ...

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 ...