My Debut Video Available on Intel’s Website

One of the most fun things I did in the last year was a video shoot as part of Intel’s “Centrino Luminaries Program.” In the video, I talk about how notebook computers with Centrino chips offer some great benefits to lawyers as I’m seen in a variety of great St. Louis locations. I like to think of it as “my first video,” like I was on MTV.
My contact at Intel reminded me today that the video is available on the Intel website your viewing pleasure. Go to and look for the link to the video in the section called “Law Firm.”
The video was shot and put together by a great professional crew with whom I had a lot of fun spending a day. I was very pleased with the results, and, after using my Centrino notebook for about a year, I’m an even bigger fan than I was when the video was shot. I’m also pleased with Intel’s strong interest in focusing on ways their technology can help lawyers and we’ll be seeing more of that.
Check it out the video.

September Issue of Law Practice Magazine – Great Tips

The September issue of the ABA’s print magazine, Law Practice, is now available online for free to both members and non-members. It will be available only to members when the October issue appears.
The focus is on “tips” and it is chock-full of great tips on a wide variety of law practice topics. It’s a remarkably useful and valuable issue. If you check out this issue while it’s free, you’ll understand why many LPM members believe that the magazine subscription alone justifies the $40 cost of joining the Law Practice Management Section. Add the $100 discount to ABA TECHSHOW, and membership seems like it pays for itself.
Info about the LPM Section and how to join can be found at

Audio of Last Week’s E-Discovery Seminar Available

Last week, George Socha and I presented a webinar on electronic discovery for Fios, Inc. Thanks to the good people at Fios, you can access the audio of the webinar at no cost at the easy-to-remember URL of encounter_ccc/6d0q61lmzhl76gzh/wmm-21161/placeware.wmv.
Fire up that iPod!
This was my first webinar presentation. It was so much fun – I’d love to find some more to do. George and I are working on plans for more electronic discovery webinars for Fios in the future.

Blog Ups and Downs

I’ve had some outages and hosting server down-time over the past few days that coincided with my work to move my website and this blog to a new web host. I’m pretty sure that I didn’t accidentally take the site down while cleaning up some directories – but maybe I was the guilty party.
In any event, although the actual hosting move should occur in the next few days and be relatively seamless, there’s some possibility of some outages of my website and blog, especially while the changes propagate across the Internet. Your patience will be appreciated.

The first iTunes affiliated blawg on the block?

The title of this post is a little tribute to Rex Hammock, whose rexblog is a blog I’ve enjoyed greatly. He posted recently about how he had become one of the first approved partners in the new Apple’s iTunes Affiliate Program.
Yesterday, I received my confirmation of approval as a partner in the iTunes Affiliate Program, making me, I believe, the first in the blawg world to become a partner in the program. At the rate of a nickel per clickthrough song download, the affiliate program will probably never be a big profit center. However, once I get the program linking details worked out, watch for more frequent references to songs and long lists of my favorite songs, best songs for blogging, songs about lawyers, etc. My sense is that I probably refer to more songs than any other lawyer blogger (except for maybe my song-writing partner, Ernie the Attorney), some of you might not notice much of a change.