13 episodes

Law. Technology. Ethics. Techno-Ethics. Productivity. Nowadays lawyers, law firms and legal professionals must address a wide range of issues. It could be cybersecurity and phishing today, and tomorrow it could be the need to train staff on how to use Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word. You name it, if it's related to law, tech or ethics, this jargon-free podcast will cover the topic. Sponsored by Integrated Technology Services, LLC and the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC, experts and practicing lawyers and legal professionals, this podcast will help you learn and keep your practice moving.

The Legal Tech Podcast Daniel J. Siegel

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Law. Technology. Ethics. Techno-Ethics. Productivity. Nowadays lawyers, law firms and legal professionals must address a wide range of issues. It could be cybersecurity and phishing today, and tomorrow it could be the need to train staff on how to use Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word. You name it, if it's related to law, tech or ethics, this jargon-free podcast will cover the topic. Sponsored by Integrated Technology Services, LLC and the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC, experts and practicing lawyers and legal professionals, this podcast will help you learn and keep your practice moving.

    NCIS: What in the world were they thinking, and why does that matter for lawyers, legal professionals, and anyone else who has to keep information confidential?

    NCIS: What in the world were they thinking, and why does that matter for lawyers, legal professionals, and anyone else who has to keep information confidential?

    Lawyers, paralegals, legal support staff, and other businesses that must maintain the confidentiality of client and other information must be careful not to allow devices such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple's Siri to listen to and record conversations with this type of sensitive information. This podcast focuses on a recent episode of NCIS in which Forensic Scientist Kasie Hines is speaking to and getting information from an Alexa in her criminal investigatory lab.

    What Kasie did cannot possibly be appropriate, and probably violates lots of rules and regulations. If a lawyer did that, however, he or she could be subject to discipline for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct. In other words, What were the NCIS writers thinking when they wrote those scenes? Or were they merely doing a product placement?

    Listen to Attorney and Technologist Daniel J. Siegel as he discusses the ethical implications of NCIS in the latest episode of The Legal Tech Podcast, sponsored by the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC and Integrated Technology Services, LLC.

    • 12 min
    The World Series as an Allegory For Success in the Law, and in Business

    The World Series as an Allegory For Success in the Law, and in Business

    When Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker celebrated his team’s victory in game 1 of the 2022 World Series, he did so before the game was over, bragging to the TV announcer how rare it is to joke and laugh during a game. Dusty Baker was convinced his invincible team had won the game. But the last laugh went to the Philadelphia Phillies, who roared back from the 5-0 deficit and won, removing the smile and the happiness from Dusty Baker’s face. 
    The manager’s shortlived joy is an allegory for life, business, law and how to succeed, topics Havertown attorney Daniel J. Siegel discusses in the latest edition of The Legal Tech Podcast. Attorney Siegel highlights the importance of preparation and of never assuming victory until the last out is recorded, or whatever result you desire occurs. Listen as Dan Siegel explains his philosophy for success, one honed for decades while representing clients in every level of court in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to cases in front of District Justices.

    The Legal Tech Podcast is sponsored by Integrated Technology Services, LLC and the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC. 

    • 13 min
    What the ??? It's Time Lawyers & Businesses Used Multifactor Authentication

    What the ??? It's Time Lawyers & Businesses Used Multifactor Authentication

    Spear phishing and other forms of cybercrime are targeting law firms and businesses, and these firms need to be prepared, and need to prepare clients and customers to avoid being victims of cybercriminals who just want to steal their money. For lawyers, who are required to have technological competence, that means far more than just using antivirus software.

    In this edition of The Legal Tech Podcast, Attorney & Techno-Ethics Expert Daniel J. Siegel explains some of the latest criminal activity targeting clients, and suggests that, at a minimum, any law firm or business whose clients may need to wire or transfer funds, or make any other online transactions, must implement safeguards to prevent fraud. The easiest safeguards are client education and implementation of multifactor authentication. In other words, there must at least two ways to verify transactions and information. 

    Join Dan Siegel as he provides a concise summary of the problem and offers more of his practical, easily-implementable solutions that are the hallmark of the ethics and techno-ethical services and guidance provided by the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC and Integrated Technology Services, LLC.

    • 13 min
    OH MY GOD! Pennsylvania Disciplinary Counsel Contacted Me. What Do I Do With the DB-7?

    OH MY GOD! Pennsylvania Disciplinary Counsel Contacted Me. What Do I Do With the DB-7?

    One of the scariest moments an attorney has is when he or she receives a letter from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) advising the lawyer that it is investigating a complaint and that it has passed its initial review stage. The notice letter, called a DB-7 or Request for Statement of Respondent's Position, is important, and you must act promptly to address whatever is in the DB-7.

    Most attorneys are not familiar with the disciplinary process in Pennsylvania. In this podcast, Attorney Daniel J. Siegel, who regularly represents attorneys in disciplinary proceedings, explains the basics of the process and outlines what actions attorneys should do to respond to the DB-7 and to protect their licenses to practice law.

    This podcast provides basic and practical information about the DB-7 process from a lawyer who understands what is happening. Attorney Daniel J. Siegel  represents attorneys throughout all of Pennsylvania, is Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and his reassuring guidance is helpful, particularly at the beginning of the process, when it is scary to receive a letter from ODC.

    • 15 min
    Cybersecurity While Away From Home - Practical Tips For Keeping Your Devices & Data Safe from Hackers

    Cybersecurity While Away From Home - Practical Tips For Keeping Your Devices & Data Safe from Hackers

    In this episode, techno-ethics attorney and cybersecurity expert Daniel J. Siegel provides practical information and tips how to keep all of your devices, including cellphones, tablets, and so many other items, safe while you are away from home.  It is easy to let down your guard while relaxing or away on business, and cybercriminals know this, and they are ready and want to take advantage of these moments.

    In this Legal Tech Podcast, Dan Siegel emphasizes that cybersecurity should not be limited to the home and office. It is equally important for all of us to use safe online behavior and secure our Internet-enabled mobile devices whenever we travel for business or pleasure.

    Offering tips from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and other sources, Dan focuses on practical solutions to minimize cyber risks everywhere.

    Remember, no one is exempt from the threat of cybercrime, at home or away. By following some simple advice in this podcast, you can stay safe online when traveling.

    Attorney Daniel J. Siegel is the principal of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC and Integrated Technology Services, LLC, and is a nationally-known lecturer and writer on cybersecurity, techno-ethics, legal ethics, and topics and regularly represents and provides guidance on these topics to attorneys and businesses.

    Dan Siegel is the author of 14 books, has taught 100s of Continuing Legal Education classes, and is Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

    • 18 min
    A Consumer's Guide to Buying Automobile Insurance in Pennsylvania

    A Consumer's Guide to Buying Automobile Insurance in Pennsylvania

    Buying automobile insurance in Pennsylvania can be very confusing. The insurance can cost a lot, and it isn't always easy to know what all the coverages are and which coverages you should buy. At times, insurance salespeople will try to steer you toward coverage that doesn't protect you.

    In this podcast, Attorney Daniel J. Siegel provides an easy-to-understand explanation of what coverages are available, along with recommendations for purchasing car insurance that (1) protects you in case you cause an accident, and (2) protects you in case you are injured because another person was negligent. The program covers liability insurance, uninsured motorist coverage, underinsured motorist coverage, medical benefits, collision and comprehensive coverage. 

    Plus, Attorney Siegel, who regularly represents auto accident victims at the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC,  also explains important concepts such as full tort and limited tort and stacked and unstacked coverage. All in a short podcast that will prepare you to buy or renew your Pennsylvania auto insurance policy.

    • 20 min

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