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    • 4.6 • 23 Ratings

Welcome to the Legal Toolkit, where you'll get the latest trends and business initiatives that help your law firm everyday. Hear from the experts setting the standards for the legal, insurance, and law enforcement industries. You're listening to the Legal Talk Network!

    The AI Software Landscape for Lawyers; AI in E-Discovery with Cat Casey

    The AI Software Landscape for Lawyers; AI in E-Discovery with Cat Casey

    So much of our communications and societal existence is housed online, so e-discovery is the major way we gather evidence. Jared talks with Cat Casey about the AI spectrum within the e-discovery world, explaining the many ways varying elements of machine learning and AI have created more powerful tools for attorneys. They also discuss the promising future of AI in e-discovery and the legal profession. 
    This time on the Rump Roast, Jared quizzes Cat on cat-themed song lyrics. Is Cat an expert on feline musical appearances? We shall see. 
    Everybody keeps asking about AI, so Jared’s delivering! There are quite a few budding AI softwares tailor-made for attorneys, so what tools are worth your attention? Jared reminds everyone—lots of the things you already use have had AI baked in for a long time, so use it. Security is important, folks, so picking vetted technology over an unknown/free tool could definitely keep it from coming back to bite you in your ethically questionable ass. 
    Cat Casey is Chief Growth Officer at Reveal Brainspace, helping lead innovation and direction for their legal technology solutions.
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    Since you're listening to Cat on the mic this episode, the logical next step is to listen to this cat inspired playlist.
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    Our opening track is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.
    Our closing track is Banksy by Lunareh.
    Links Mentioned:
    Women in eDiscovery
    Operation Safe Space
    SPLASH Pledge
    Law Rocks!

    • 45 min
    Superior Sketch Comedy; Opting Out of Legal Tech; & “Stuck in the Middle With You”

    Superior Sketch Comedy; Opting Out of Legal Tech; & “Stuck in the Middle With You”

    Sometimes, legal tech is the perfect solution for the needs of your law firm, but sometimes, lawyers need to look outside the legal tech world at other technologies that can serve their legal practice better. Emily Gordon has always been a tech-forward attorney, and she’s got tons of recommendations for non-legaltech tech tools that have become the most effective solutions for her law firm. 
    Then, Emily sticks around for the Rump Roast! The “Amara” in Emily’s firm, Amara Law, is actually her middle name, so Jared devised a middle-name trivia game: “Stuck in the Middle With You”.  
    And, dear listener, get ready for a hot take from Jared: SNL sucks, and… you know what? Maybe it always has. But, there’s something better out there—”I Think You Should Leave” on Netflix is worth watching again and again. Have fun!
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    Since we talked about middle names coming first, I’ve put together what is, perhaps, our most middling playlist ever.
    Links Mentioned:
    Front
    Twilio
    PandaDoc
    Stripe

    • 43 min
    3 Simple Rules for Safer GenAI Use; AI’s Role in Legal Practice; and “Brother Up”

    3 Simple Rules for Safer GenAI Use; AI’s Role in Legal Practice; and “Brother Up”

    Adjusting to the new and persistent presence of AI in the legal world isn’t easy, but it is necessary. Jared welcomes brothers Justin and Luc Cary, an attorney and software engineer, respectively, to unpack the current state of AI in business and legal uses. They discuss current safety issues, emerging guardrails, best practices for research, AI in legal tech software, and more. 
    Later on in the Rump Roast, the guys play “Brother Up”, where Justin and Luc must identify famous brothers in history and pop culture. 
    And, should you be entering confidential information into generative AI tools? Well, there are layers, folks, but in the current AI environment, lawyers should never assume their data is secure. That being said, Jared doesn’t want to throw a wet blanket on the AI revolution, he just wants you to know the three simple things that will enable you to use these tools safely and ethically. 
    Justin Cary is an attorney at Drummond Woodsum.
    Luc Cary is associate director of machine learning at Invitae.
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    Since we have the Cary brothers with us this week, here's a playlist all about siblings!
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    Our opening track is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.
    Our closing track is Promised Land by Brian Brown

    • 42 min
    Remote Work: Dude, It's Fine; Onboarding Legal Technology; and Art by Rob Joyner

    Remote Work: Dude, It's Fine; Onboarding Legal Technology; and Art by Rob Joyner

    Backsliders are the worst, and if you’re making your employees come into the office after years of successful remote work, then, well… you’re the worst. Jared weighs in on the remote/in-office work debate to help you take a hard look at why you’re doing what you’re doing—and whether your reasoning is utter b******t.
    Next, Jared welcomes first-time guest Rob Joyner to talk about how technology adoption is the means to the end of future-proofing your law firm. To some lawyers, new tech may feel like the great unknown, but failing to learn and implement it will make you fall behind your competitors. Jared and Rob talk about the latest in AI and other essential legal tech and the best ways for law firms to stay current.
    In the Rump Roast, Jared forgoes his typical torturous games, because Rob has a legit cool hobby to talk about. You can learn more about it at paintedjoyner.com.
    Rob Joyner is Senior Vice President of Business Development at Centerbase.
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    Since we talk about artwork - a departure for us, for sure - here are some songs related to art.
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    Our opening track is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.
    Our closing track is Spoken Word by Renderings.

    • 38 min
    Obnoxious Email Responses; Data Security for Dummies; & “Doubling Up”

    Obnoxious Email Responses; Data Security for Dummies; & “Doubling Up”

    Why is it that law firms are a frequent target for data breaches? Make no mistake, attorneys, you’ve got a lot of sensitive, valuable data that a threat actor would love to get their hands on. If your cybersecurity isn’t effective, you’re opening yourself up to a whole lot of ethical and legal issues. Jared chats with David Aaron about preventative measures lawyers should employ, what to do if you suffer a breach, and current cybersecurity trends.
    Later on in the Rump Roast, the guys play “Doubling Up”––where Jared quizzes David on trivia devoted to people blessed with a first-name first name and first-name last name. You get it, right?
    And, is anything more annoying than email? Not in Jared’s estimation. He shares his thoughts (read: rants) on the vexing email follow-ups people tend to send with irritating regularity.
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    This episode, we covered some annoying email tactics, so we made the playlist all about the proper messaging.
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    Our opening track is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.
    Our closing track is Christmas Time is Lambs Farm by Sam Barsh.

    • 35 min
    Jared’s Obscure Holiday Viewing Guide; Building Your Law Firm C-Suite; and Correia Family Stories

    Jared’s Obscure Holiday Viewing Guide; Building Your Law Firm C-Suite; and Correia Family Stories

    If your firm is experiencing operational challenges you just can’t seem to overcome, you might be in need of some C-suite help. Lawyers don’t necessarily want to take on the business responsibilities of running a practice, and there are many flexible ways to get the business guidance you need. Jared talks with Seth Tuman of 2GO Advisory Group about how either fractional or full-time C-suite professionals can help attorneys take their law firms to the next level.
    Later, you’re in for a holiday treat on the Rump Roast with the return of Correia Family Stories! Jared’s mom and brother, Pat, share some of their favorite holiday memories. Was it Jared or his sister who was responsible for the pine needle in Pat’s eye? And, who knew Scattergories could be so delightfully awkward? Listen in for more.
    And, last but not least, if you’ve always wanted to elevate your holiday entertainment aficionado status, Jared has all the little-known titles you need to watch to become a truly well-versed movie snob.
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    The holiday's are a good time to connect with your roots, so in honor of my mother and brother joining, here's a playlist of Portuguese music to honor my family's native land.
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    Our opening track is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.
    Our closing track is Christmas Time is Coming by Moments.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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The episode on "A New Era of Advertising; Perfecting Workplace Communication; and 'A Rose By Any Other Name'" from Legal Toolkit offered a compelling perspective that deeply resonated with me. The forthright discussion about the questionable content often seen on network TV was particularly impactful. As a person of faith and a parent, I truly value and appreciate the show's stance on maintaining moral integrity in the face of cultural decline. This episode, among others, demonstrates a courageous willingness to address what many overlook, making it a standout in the realm of legal podcasts.

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I love that I don’t always know where Jared is going to go. But somehow we always end up back talking about legal technology. It’s a dizzy sort of love. It’s well-produced, high quality sound, high-quality guests, and even when Jared is goofing around talking about Huey Lewis or Bluey or Florida Man, you know he’s so smart and it’s going somewhere interesting. I’ve learned a lot and look forward to his show cuz I’ll learn more and laugh more.

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