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Dennis Kennedy is one of the most knowledgeable legal technologists you will find. - Michael Arkfeld.

Dennis Kennedy, a lawyer and legal technology expert in St. Louis, Mo., has been a significant influence in the ever-evolving relationship between lawyers and the Web. - Robert Ambrogi

Posts Tagged ‘collaboration’

New Article: Thirteen Mobile Collaboration Tips for 2013

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

I have a new article out in the January issue of the Law Practice Today webzine. It’s called “Thirteen Mobile Collaboration Tips for 2013.”

As the article summary says:

The expansion of mobile technology continues to rapidly change how lawyers collaborate. To stay up to speed, think beyond gadgets and apps, and devote some time to thinking about how you can work better in the expanding mobile world. These tips will help.

The article offers practical collaboration tips that cut across a variety of platforms and are not limited to specific tools, technologies or brands. I tried to provide tips that would be useful to all – from beginners to advanced users – and give readers some questions to ask and issues to think about.

The money quote:

Get a solid understanding of where you are, find ways to help others work with you using a variety of tools and giving them multiple options, and make yourself someone people look forward to working with, no matter where you are or they are.

I expect that I’ll cover many of these tips in more detail in my upcoming presentation on mobile collaboration at ABA TECHSHOW 2013 in Chicago in April.

Hope you find the article helpful. What other tips would you have for improving mobile collaboration?

[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://denniskennedy.com/blog/)]

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Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers, the new book from Allison Shields and me, is now available (iBook version here). Our previous book, LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers is also available and also can be downloaded as an iBook. Also still available, The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell.

Will You Be Speaking at ABA TECHSHOW 2013?

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

[Note: I’m running a Q&A series all the rest of December on DennisKennedy.Blog (details here).]

Will You Be Speaking at ABA TECHSHOW?

The answer is: Yes, I have been invited to speak at two sessions. I definitely want to make my return to ABA TECHSHOW after the blood clot in my leg last spring forced me to cancel my trip to ABA TECHSHOW 2012.

ABA TECHSHOW 2013 will be held April 4 – 6, 2013. If you are interested in learning practical ways lawyers can use technology better, it’s the place to be.

On Thursday, April 4, from 2:00 to 3:00, I’ll be co-presenting with Allison Shields a session called “Leveraging LinkedIn & Finagling Facebook: Building Relevance on Leading Social Media.” It’s on the Social Media Track and is labeled for an “Intermediate” audience. Here’s the description from the schedule:

LinkedIn is no longer just “the professional’s” social network any more than Facebook is just the “personal” social network. The volume of users and traffic requires that you market to both. Learn how to derive value from both of these essential platforms. Explore the differences, identify necessary information to complete profiles, and learn valuable insights into the best features. Review tools to maximize the benefits of these services, and acquire up-to-date information needed to customize privacy settings to avoid ethical pitfalls.

I wanted to be clear that I wouldn’t have chosen the word “finagling” to use in this title and am not quite sure how it’s being used, but let’s agree to use the word in the sense of one of its dictionary meanings: “to plan out usually with subtle skill or care.” Maybe we can get the title changed.

Allison and I plan to share as many practical insights and tips from our Facebook and LinkedIn “In One Hour” books as time will permit, so you should get especially good value from the the session.

The second session I’m scheduled for will be with Patrick Crowley and is simply called “Mobile Collaboration.” It will be on Friday, April 5, from 2:30 to 3:30. It’s labeled for an “Introductory” audience. Here’s the description:

Technology can cut the costs of working with others in a variety of locations, locally or abroad. Google+ Hangouts, Facetime, Google Drive, Cloud Connect, SharePoint and others can help you not just keep in touch, but collaborate with other lawyers in your firm, co-counsel, or clients in real time. Learn how you can utilize your mobile device to provide better service to your clients by sharing documents, developing ideas, and boosting your productivity whether you’re in or out of the office.

I have written a new article about mobile collaboration that is scheduled to appear in the Law Practice Today webzine in January. Mobile collaboration will be one of the hot topics in legal tech in 2013, so I’m excited to get the chance to speak at this session.

Although not yet finalized, I’m expecting to be co-hosting a Taste of TECHSHOW dinner event with Allison Shields with a social media theme and another with Tom Mighell, probably with a future of legal technology theme. Watch for the opportunity to sign up for the dinners on the TECHSHOW website.

Note that there is a mobile app for TECHSHOW available and you can follow Twitter posts about TECHSHOW by searching Twitter for the #ABATECHSHOW hashtag.

Hope to see you there. If you are a reader of this blog, please introduce yourself. I always enjoy speaking with readers of my blog.

If you have a question for me to answer in this series, you may submit it for me through the usual channels – email at denniskennedyblog @ gmail . com, a comment left on the original post about the Q&A series, this post or a subsequent post, or through Twitter (@dkennedyblog), or whatever other way you want to reach me.

[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://denniskennedy.com/blog/)]

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Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers, the new book from Allison Shields and me, is now available (iBook version here). Our previous book, LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers is also available and also can be downloaded as an iBook. Also still available, The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell.

Recent Episodes of The Kennedy-Mighell Report Podcast

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

I wanted to post an update on recent episodes of the Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast on the Legal talk Network.

There have been some very good episodes lately, on some great topics, and I wanted to highlight them. It’s also a good time to remind you that you can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes and receive new episodes automatically.

You don’t have to be a lawyer to listen to these podcasts. Tom and I try to cover a lot of ground that is not specific to lawyers. Episode #73 is just one good example.

I also wanted to note that the show notes site for the podcast at TKMReport.com is back to life and will give you descriptions, resources mentioned in the episodes and more.

RECENT EPISODES (#69 – #75)

#75. Search Plus Your Legal World

Google’s new “Search Plus Your World” represents a new direction in Internet search where social elements become part of our search results. Bringing our social media world into search results indicates both the growing importance of social media and the need to find new ways to get relevant results. Can we make use of what our friends and connections find on the web to get us better search results? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell take a look at Search Plus Your World, whether bringing social into search might help us, and whether this approach might work for you. Podcast here

#74. Ultrabook Benefits for Attorneys

The big story at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show was “ultrabooks.” This new category of computer stole the thunder, at least for a few days, from tablet computers. Should lawyers be considering ultrabooks in 2012? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell take a look at the new world of ultrabooks, whether tablet computers like the iPad are taking over the computer market, and what it all means for traditional notebook computers and desktop PCs. Podcast here

#73. Making Collaboration Tools Work in 2012

People are collaborating more than ever before. There are more collaboration tools and technologies than ever before. Yet, the actual adoption of collaboration tools seems to lag behind the wish to use collaboration tools. In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the gap between tools and people in collaboration, the common challenges faced when implementing collaboration tools, especially ones used by lawyers, and their best recommendations for improving the adoption of collaboration tools and technologies in 2012. Podcast here

#72. Pardon the Legal Technology Interruption 2011

What kind of year was 2011 for legal tech? What were the big developments and trends that you need to know? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell pay tribute to ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” and adopt its format for a fast-paced and fun discussion of what transpired in legal technology in 2011. Podcast here

#71. Who Moved My Social Media Cheese?

Many social media users have been surprised recently by changes to the design and user interface of the web pages and apps they have been accustomed to using with these services. These changes have been happening for quite a while, but this round of revision seems to have created a backlash from longtime users. Are these kinds of changes fair or foul? In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss recent interface modifications by Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others, the response to these changes and the rollout of the changes, and the implications for users as rely more and more on cloud services. Podcast here

#70. 2012 Technology Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for gift-giving. And the season for technology gift lists. The latest technology is always a great present – especially for lawyers. In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell roll out their own technology gift guide for lawyers, give some of their favorite buying tips, and give you plenty of suggestions for your own wish list! Podcast here

#69. Will Video Kill the Lawyer Star?

Forty-eight hours of video is added to YouTube every minute. Second graders make professional-quality movies using inexpensive cameras and standard software. It’s no surprise that lawyers are tentatively beginning to think about using video in connection with their practices. In this episode, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the growing use of video by lawyers, survey the tools for creating and distributing videos, and share some observations and tips about lawyers jumping into the world of video. Podcast here

If you haven’t listened to the podcast before or haven’t listened for a while, give one or more of these a listen and then subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.

[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]

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How Technology Has Changed Communication and Collaboration With Clients

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I’m excited to be a panelist at a CLE session the Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems of the American Bar Association will sponsor the following CLE at the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, on August 5, 2011.

The session is titled “eAttorney, MiAttorney: How Technology Has Changed Communication and Collaboration With Clients.” It will happen on Friday, August 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Room 716B, 700 Level, South Building,

Here’s the description of the session:

Whether by iPad, Facebook or JDSupra, advancing technology is rapidly affecting the attorney/client relationship. What will the future hold? Come hear perspectives from corporate counsel, a legal futurist, and an ethics expert as they discuss key trends in the new ways lawyers communicate and collaborate with clients – and each other. The panel will focus in particular on emerging ethical requirements, and provide practical suggestions for strategies to meet the challenge and promise of evolving communication media.

Here’s the panel:

Moderator: Daniel Schwartz, Hartford, Connecticut

Panelists: Michael Downey, St. Louis, Missouri, Jordan Furlong, Ottawa, Canada
, Dennis Kennedy, St. Louis, Missouri

We’ve put together a great format for the session, you should get some great information, insights and ideas from this group. I’m really looking forward to this one. I hope you get the chance to attend this one.

Learn more about the ABA Annual Meeting, including registration information and the complete program book here

[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]

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The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell. Visit the companion website for the book at LawyersGuidetoCollaboration.com. Twitter: @collabtools

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Upcoming Collaboration Tools for Lawyers Webinar

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

If you don’t already own a copy of the collaboration tools book Tom Mighell and I wrote, here’s a great opportunity to attend a webinar on February 9 where the “handout” is a copy of our book.

Here are the details and registration info:

You have a choice of a live telephone seminar or a live webinar. There will be some slides, so the live webinar might be a slightly better choice. On the live webinar, you’ll also be able to submit questions during the presentation rather than waiting until the end.

As I mentioned, attendees get a copy of our book, The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together.

You’ll get the chance to:

  • Learn about collaboration technologies that you can use to work with others in your practice
  • Get practical tips for using collaboration tools in common legal practice settings
  • Develop a strategy for selecting the right collaboration tools in your law practice
  • Hear future trends and developments in collaboration tools for lawyers

The seminar is a joint production of ALI-ABA and the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section.

Depending our your state’s rules, you might be eligible for 1.2 hours of MCLE credit. Cost is $225.

I hope you can attend. Registration info here.

Please help get the word out. Collaboration tools are more important now than ever before. I’ll also note that I’ll be speaking about collaboration tools for transactional lawyers at the upcoming ABA TECHSHOW.

[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]

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The Lawyerís Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell. Visit the companion website for the book at LawyersGuidetoCollaboration.com. Twitter: @collabtools

Recent Microblog Posts – June 14, 2010

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Here’s the latest collection of posts from DennisKennedy.Microblog, which is a supplement to this blog that can be found on Twitter at @dkennedyblog. I invite you to become a follower of the microblog. An explanation of the microblog can be found here.

Here are recent posts from the microblog:

Richard MacManus: How to Manage Your News Consumption in the Real-Time Web Era – http://bit.ly/cm1o8n

Hildebrandt Blog – Is Technology Strategic? – http://bit.ly/8Xr5PV – good companion piece to our new podcast: http://bit.ly/9bz7LA

Mitch Joel: The Types fo Twitter Stars – http://bit.ly/99IDZy – Your Twitter might not be my Twitter.

Jason Moore: MS Office Web Apps on SkyDrive now available to everyone in US, UK, Canada & Ireland. http://bit.ly/aYCBtg

Jack Vinson on “It Takes Two to Tango: Email Version” – http://bit.ly/cujqZ4 – Email “pingpong” & “the email disease”

“Toot Suites” – My new ABA Journal column about office software choices: http://bit.ly/aVbT4z

Jack Vinson and Rick Brenner on Project Management Fallacies – http://bit.ly/cqvkM4

Patrick McKenna: Rules of Engagement – http://bit.ly/aVGEHg – toward eliminating dysfunctional meetings

RT @randyholloway: Also known as “Bring Your Own PC” (BYOPC). Check out: http://bit.ly/bv0GoX (re http://bit.ly/dqnJGf)

New blog post: Home Computers at Work, new episode of Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast – http://bit.ly/dqnJGf

How to delegate effectively – great podcast from @allisonshields via RocketMatter – http://bit.ly/diwwkO

Nature: Life after synthetic cell – http://bit.ly/bnFsGs (pdf); Venter’s TED talk – http://bit.ly/brS6V3

Richard McManus: 5 Use Cases for The Real-Time Web – http://bit.ly/9E8HgT

RT @econwriter5: New blog post: Open Source Applications Gaining Traction in Legal Profession – http://bit.ly/b6ik9k

RT @dhowell: A trademark Blawg Review, from @trademarkblog (and @mschwimmer): http://is.gd/cnHeH

Zack Stern: 10 Great Ways to Get More from Your iPad – http://bit.ly/aJ35j0

Yvonne DiVita recommends Social Media Marketing GPS from Toby Bloomberg – http://bit.ly/btWvIa

The Trademark Blog Is Eight Years Old Today – http://bit.ly/b3bLog

Great to see this morning’s return of new episodes to BBC’s History of the World in 100 Objects podcast – http://bit.ly/7XcK3S

New Kennedy-Mighell Report Podcast – Outsourcing Your Office Suite: http://bit.ly/agODfx – Hat tip to insidelegal for topic idea

RT @jackvinson: “it doesn’t matter how many projects we have running: it matters how many we finish.” http://bit.ly/dnums5

Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast (http://bit.ly/6s3rX) seeks audience questions for upcoming Q&A segments. Ask here: http://bit.ly/brJ95h

From @insidelegal: In Their Own Words: Bradford & Barthel’s “Operation Google Apps” -http://bit.ly/dpzauP

New blog post: “Social Media for Corporate Counsel – Upcoming Presentation” – http://bit.ly/csueIz

Tim O’Reilly: State of the Internet Operating System Part Two: Handicapping the Internet Platform Wars – http://oreil.ly/9NIBsJ

Great interview via Twitter with one of my favorite people, OKC IP attorney @douglassorocco – http://bit.ly/dk9Tbr

New blog post: “iPads and Lawyers” – http://bit.ly/aOalEh

Phil Windley: “Automatic Negotiation of Contracts Using Context” – http://bit.ly/aKRQCK – intersection of VRM and Law

New post on DennisKennedy.Blog re diversity-themed new issue of Law Practice Today and new articles: http://bit.ly/bjlssv

The 2010 Hardware Buyer’s Guide Episode – New Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast – http://bit.ly/9iQtDD

New article (co-written w/ @econwriter5): Open Source Software Primer for Solo & Small Firm Lawyers – http://bit.ly/9hCzPE

April issue of Law Practice Today focuses on diversity issues in in law practice management – http://bit.ly/djd2kK – A must-read

RT @jimcalloway: RT @internetcases Congrats to @rklau on new gig with Google Profiles: http://is.gd/bqimH (Everyone needs a Google profile)

Making some administrative and technical transitions at DennisKennedy.Blog. Expect return to regular posts soon.

RT @onedegreelaw: About to launch “non-RFP” for legal recruiters-much like One Degree Law Litigation Challenge from last year-who wants in?

My latest ABA Journal column looks at iPad implications for lawyers – http://bit.ly/9Mwhd8

RT @allisonshields: RT @TomMighell: #techshow edition of Kennedy-Mighell Report is up! with interviews: http://bit.ly/cr9IfY

John Pozadzides: “How I’d Hack Your Weak Passwords” – http://bit.ly/d6LN1z – An eye-opener about need for strong passwords

Tim O’Reilly on the state of the Internet Operating System – http://oreil.ly/b2JsXl – must-read on “cloud computing”

Donna Papacosta: “Don’t Show Me Your First Draft” – http://bit.ly/9DqGAq – making the case for editing

Dale Dougherty: “The iPad needs its HyperCard” – http://oreil.ly/9nBmTi – HyperCard was such a great program.

Louis Gray: A Big 2010 Trend: Disaggregation and Social Network Focus http://bit.ly/bSjg8y

Rachel Happe: If I Started Today – http://bit.ly/aZqv9l – Solid advice for getting started in social media

Project Check: A Checklist for Checklists – http://bit.ly/9xVOyz

The best lawyer job opening in the country today? http://bit.ly/aGa8WI

Adam Singer: “Your Life Should Be On An Accelerated Learning Curve” – http://bit.ly/dCRP0B – Excellent advice

Jon Thomas: PowerPoint is NOT the Problem with Presentations Today – http://bit.ly/9GBJtM – “PowerPoint is just a tool.”

Jayne Navarre: Fear of Facebook: Part II: How to use Facebook privacy settings – http://bit.ly/cE8JY2; see also http://bit.ly/aGjanN

Check out the latest episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report Podcast on the Legal Talk Network – Simplifying Legal Technology Strategies

[Originally posted on DennisKennedy.Blog (http://www.denniskennedy.com/blog/)]

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The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together, by Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell. Visit the companion website for the book at LawyersGuidetoCollaboration.com. Twitter: @collabtools

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