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Hear how technology can help attorneys, legally speaking, with two of the top legal technology experts. Authors and lawyers, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell host this Legal Talk Network show.

The Kennedy-Mighell Report Legal Talk Network

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Hear how technology can help attorneys, legally speaking, with two of the top legal technology experts. Authors and lawyers, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell host this Legal Talk Network show.

    Generative AI — Is It Going to Steal Your Job?

    Generative AI — Is It Going to Steal Your Job?

    Uh-oh, the robots are gunning for your jobs again. Or… are they? Generative AI has the ability to analyze existing knowledge and then produce its very own creative content, with varying results thus far. Dennis and Tom talk through what’s happening in this sphere of technology, recommend tools to try out, and examine whether real live content creators need to worry about losing work to these AI usurpers.
    With the possible self-destruction of Twitter, is a return to RSS a viable alternative? Listen in as the guys run RSS through their “Hot or Not?” filter.
    As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.
    Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

    Mentioned in This Episode:

    • 43 min
    Are You Expecting Digital Twins? – The New and Varied Uses of Digital Twin Technology

    Are You Expecting Digital Twins? – The New and Varied Uses of Digital Twin Technology

    Even though the concept of digital twin technology has been around for several decades, it has recently started to make waves in the world at large. Businesses of all types are using real-world data to figure out how their systems and products will perform in a simulation. The guys delve into the many uses of digital twin tech, from testing building products to supply chain mapping and much more, and then discuss how it might be implemented in the legal profession.
    Later, Elon Musk now owns Twitter, and reactions are ranging from uproar to “who cares?” amongst the Twitter populace. Dennis and Tom share their thoughts on the change and what they plan to do with their accounts.
    As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.
    Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    A Segment: Are You Expecting Digital Twins?
    B Segment: Elon Musk Owns Twitter - Now What?
    Parting Shots:

    What’s That Charge?

    macOS 13 Stage Manager

    • 39 min
    Tips to Make You a Microsoft Teams Wizard

    Tips to Make You a Microsoft Teams Wizard

    The votes are in (all two of ‘em!), and Dennis and Tom agree that Microsoft Teams wins the best collaboration software award by a landslide. It’s been awhile since the guys have highlighted Teams tips and tricks, so tune in for up-to-date, magical insights that can turn you into a Teams wizard in no time.
    Later, in keeping with the spooky season, Dennis and Tom creep through the Google product graveyard. The Big G is well known for snuffing out its own creations, much to the dismay of users, so the guys examine the whys and wherefores of these murders and whether you should hesitate to invest your time into new Google offerings.
    As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation you can use the second the podcast ends.
    Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for answers to your most burning tech questions.

    Mentioned in This Episode:
    A Segment: Tips to Make You a Microsoft Teams Wizard

    The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies: Work From Home Edition

    Mike Tholfson on YouTube

    Microsoft Teams Adoption

    B Segment: The Google Graveyard
     Killed by Google
    Parting Shots:

    7 Mesh Router Mistakes to Avoid

    2022 LTN Tech Survey

    • 43 min
    The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies: Work From Home Edition

    The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies: Work From Home Edition

    Dennis and Tom’s new book, “The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies: Work From Home Edition,” is available now! Debbie Foster hosts this episode to chat with Dennis and Tom about their writing process for this new edition and specific tools lawyers need to make the most of modern legal practice. 

    As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.

    Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

    Show Notes - Kennedy-Mighell Report #323

    A Segment: Debbie Foster Interviews Dennis and Tom
    The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies: Work From Home Edition https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/424883450/


    B Segment: Interview, Part II 

    Parting Shots:

    Calendly - https://calendly.com/ 

    Law Department Innovation Library - https://www.ldilibrary.com 

    • 54 min
    The Collaboration Layer of Your Technology Stack

    The Collaboration Layer of Your Technology Stack

    More likely than not, your tech stack isn’t enabled to its greatest functionality. Why? Well, sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. Dennis and Tom talk about maximizing the potential your tools, platforms, apps, and software have to interact more collaboratively to improve the day-to-day operations of your law firm. Connecting your components improves not only your human interactions, but lets your technologies work together to their greatest capabilities. 

    Though not yet widely available, Twitter’s edit function is out in the wild for a small group of users. The guys put this edit button through their “Hot or Not?” filter, considering the negative and positive possibilities enshrouded in an editable tweet. 

    As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.
    Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

    Mentioned in This Episode
    Segment A: The Collaboration Layer of Your Technology Stack
    The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies: Work From Home Edition https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/424883450/


    Segment B: Hot or Not - Twitter’s New Edit Function

    https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/3/23335692/twitter-edit-button-platform-bluesky 

    Parting Shots:

    Movemap - https://www.movemap.io/explore/us


    LTRC Roundtable Discussion: Personal Knowledge Management https://www.lawtechnologytoday.org/2022/08/ltrc-roundtable-discussion-personal-knowledge-management/ 

    • 37 min
    Collaborating in Hybrid Work Environments

    Collaborating in Hybrid Work Environments

    The concept of the workplace has evolved rapidly over the past two years, and many are now opting for a hybrid work approach rather than a complete return to the office. Does this choice work? Yes–as long as your collaboration tools are on point! Collaboration connoisseurs Dennis and Tom talk through effective strategies for communication, socialization, and remote workspaces to help today’s hybrid workers thrive. 
    Find out more in their latest book: The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies: Work From Home Edition
    Later, on “Hot or Not?” – the guys chat about whether legal tech conference hashtags are still “a thing” or trè passé. 
    As always, stay tuned for the parting shots, that one tip, website, or observation that you can use the second the podcast ends.
    Have a technology question for Dennis and Tom? Call their Tech Question Hotline at 720-441-6820 for the answers to your most burning tech questions.

    Mentioned in This Episode
    A Segment: Collaborating in Hybrid Environments
    The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technologies: Work From Home Edition https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/424883450/
    B Segment: Hot or Not - Hashtags at Legal Technology Conferences
    Parting Shots:

    Google Pixel Buds Pro - https://store.google.com/product/pixel_buds_pro?hl=en-US 

    ThoughtTrace - https://www.thoughttrace.com/


    PatternBuilder - https://www.netdocuments.com/resource/patternbuilder-document-and-workflow-automation

    • 46 min

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