Is That Chat Bot a Better Lawyer Than You? Artificial Intelligence in Practice

Is That Chat Bot a Better Lawyer Than You? Artificial Intelligence in Practice

Meet my new lawyer. It’s a chat bot, aka, an artificial intelligence system. It’s smart, free, and gets the job done. Although it won’t be putting lawyers out of a job any time soon—that’s not its purpose—it may make their lives, and their clients’ lives, easier. Just yesterday I was putting the finishing touches on […]

Google and the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Doctrine

Google and the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Doctrine

“The principle that you have a right to be forgotten is a laudable one, but it was never intended to be a way for people to rewrite history.” -Emma Carr of Big Brother Watch. Yesterday the European Court of Justice based in Luxembourg ruled in favor of the ‘right to be forgotten online’ doctrine. The […]

Social Seating | A ticket to business opportunities

Social Seating | A ticket to business opportunities

Looking for a more productive airline seat—not a quiet one where you can work, read, nap, or catch up on email, but one that puts you face-to-face with the CEO of your law firm’s most coveted prospect? Welcome to Social Seating.  Some ideas are just meant to be born. Imagine your dream prospect has just […]

Collaboration will be the next decade’s imperative

There are two very important words law firms need to talk about, right now, today—collaboration and competition Why? (1) “Collaboration will be the next decade’s imperative,“ Jeff Day, Senior Manager of Strategy and Planning at Cisco and keynote speaker on “Meeting the Collaboration Imperative,” at the upcoming LSSO RainDance in Chicago June 5-6, told me […]

TURN OFF YOUR IPAD? | How digital natives COULD impact the future of the legal profession

Boarding a flight between Montreal and Miami yesterday I overheard a mother tell her son, who looked no more than 3-years-old, “Turn off your iPad.” She suggested, gently, that he take a nap until we were up in the air, at which time he could sign into the American Airlines’ (please don’t become United Airlines, […]

Tech Lexicon: Most confusing terms of the decade

And now for something REALLY fun…. This post may not be directly important to your work as a marketer or lawyer, but I’m pretty sure you’ve heard or read many of these words in one context or another, and may even be wondering what they mean. The Cloud? Social Discovery? SOA? De-dupe? SoLoMo? Robust? Emoticon? […]

Always Connected | A day in the digital life

Always Connected: A Day In The Digital Life WHAT’S IN YOUR DIGITAL LIFE? Me. Well, I recently moved and do not have an extra outlet at my bedside so I’ve been recharging my iPhone at night beside my desk–in another room. The difference is noticeable. Before I used to wake up in the middle of […]

Proskauer Rose goes Mac daddy? | Attorneys to be Outfitted with iPads

The AmLaw Daily reports that Proskauer Rose announced on Wednesday that the firm plans to supply the bulk of its 700-plus lawyers with iPad 2’s. I’m a straying out of my comfort zone in this post today—I am not a hardwired techie—but I am all for technologies that enrich our lives and improve the way […]

Twitter Post Exposes Paris.

According to the gossip site, radar.com: A photograph posted by Paris Hilton more than a month prior to her drug arrest in Las Vegas could blow up her claim that the purse she was carrying — which contained cocaine — did not belong to her. In mid-July, Paris Tweeted a photograph of a purse and […]

The Semantic Web: Fantastic and a bit scary

EDITORS NOTE: This post is from 2010. Check out this 2017 post on chat bots. The future is now. The Semantic Web (Web 3.0) is both fantastic and, like most new technology, a bit scary: Do I really like the idea of every little move I make becoming data to be tagged and processed electronically? […]

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