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The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology is a podcast hosted by Sharon Nelson, president of Sensei Enterprises, and Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management Assistance Program. Each month, Nelson and Calloway invite noted legal technologists, authors, and lecturers to address a different topic related to lawyers and technology.

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The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology is a podcast hosted by Sharon Nelson, president of Sensei Enterprises, and Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management Assistance Program. Each month, Nelson and Calloway invite noted legal technologists, authors, and lecturers to address a different topic related to lawyers and technology.

    Law Firms Stunned by Cyber Insurance Premiums, Security Requirements, and Exclusions

    Law Firms Stunned by Cyber Insurance Premiums, Security Requirements, and Exclusions

    In August, Lloyds of London announced that beginning in 2023 all of its insurer groups will exclude “catastrophic” state-backed attacks from their cyber insurance policies. And, unfortunately, this is just one of many on a growing list of potential exclusions for insurers worldwide, even though premium prices have continued to climb. So, is cybersecurity still worth it? Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with John Simek about the elements driving these shifts and what you need to know to make the best choices for your law firm.
    John W. Simek is vice president of the digital forensics, managed information technology and cybersecurity firm Sensei Enterprises.

    • 29 min
    Your Law Firm Cookbook: How and Why

    Your Law Firm Cookbook: How and Why

    Why does your law firm need documented standard operating procedures? Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway find out with guest Catherine Sanders Reach. Catherine outlines the common problems that arise when operating procedures are lacking and explains how to create a ‘law firm cookbook’—plus, which tools will help—to cultivate dynamic efficiency in your firm.
    Learn more from Catherine’s recommended articles:
    Your Firm Cookbook: Why and How - North Carolina Bar Association (ncbar.org)
    Unseen Risks And The Great Reshuffling - North Carolina Bar Association (ncbar.org)
    What You Need to Know About Project Management - North Carolina Bar Association (ncbar.org)
    Catherine Sanders Reach is director at the Center for Practice Management at the North Carolina Bar Association, providing practice technology and management assistance to lawyers and legal professionals.

    • 31 min
    What’s New in Law Practice Management Software?

    What’s New in Law Practice Management Software?

    Many law practice management software vendors have been working to provide one-stop shop platforms that meet all the basic needs of a law firm, thereby streamlining processes formerly served by multiple vendors. Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway discuss all the latest trends and happenings (including the Affinipay’s MyCase acquisition) with industry expert Niki Black. She talks through processes for choosing software for your law firm and explains how to find the functionality that will best meet your needs.
    Niki Black is an attorney and the Legal Technology Evangelist at MyCase.

    • 33 min
    Professor Kenton Brice on Training the Next Generation of Lawyers and the Future of Legal Tech

    Professor Kenton Brice on Training the Next Generation of Lawyers and the Future of Legal Tech

    Today’s law students grew up side by side with technology and typically view it as an integral part of their lives and futures as lawyers. As such, today’s law schools are working to support students through more robust legal technology training and development. Digital Edge hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with Kenton Brice about his involvement with the Digital Initiative at the University of Oklahoma College of Law to get a sense of how technology is being leveraged in a tech-forward school. They also discuss how the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) and legal ops are using technology to increase access to justice, and Kenton shares his thoughts on what tech trends point to new possibilities for the future of law.
    Kenton Brice is the director of technology innovation at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and directs the OU Law Center for Technology & Innovation in Practice and the College’s Digital Initiative.

    • 32 min
    Cyber Insurance for Law Firms: Skyrocketing Prices and Less Coverage

    Cyber Insurance for Law Firms: Skyrocketing Prices and Less Coverage

    If you’ve struggled to afford cyber insurance, you’re not alone. In the past year, prices rose by 30 to 40 percent, and some law firms, especially solos and smalls, were forced to cancel or downgrade coverage in the wake of sudden price hikes. Additionally, inadequate cybersecurity in a firm may lead to a denial of coverage altogether. So, what’s going on? Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk with Judy Selby to get a handle on the rapid changes in the cyber insurance industry and what firms should do to maintain coverage in this difficult market.
    Judy Selby is a partner at Kennedys and a member of their global cyber team. She primarily serves as cyber coverage and monitoring counsel to insurers.

    • 28 min
    How to Build a Successful Solo Law Practice

    How to Build a Successful Solo Law Practice

    When starting your own law firm, you don’t know what you don’t know! Thankfully, those who have gone before have plenty of tips for avoiding common mistakes. One such lawyer, Mark Bassingthwaighte, joins Sharon and Jim to share insights from The ALPS Guide to Getting Started Solo. Drawing from his own experience, Mark lays out the key steps new solos should follow to establish a successful practice. 
    Mark Bassingthwaighte, Esq. has been a Risk Manager with ALPS, the nation’s largest direct writer of lawyers’ malpractice insurance, since 1998.
     
    Special thanks to our sponsors, Alert Communications, Blackletter Podcast, Scorpion, and Smokeball.

    • 28 min

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