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The Geek In Review Ep. 80 – Yes, And … A Return to KM 101 with Eugene Cipparone

  While we have a few comedic moments on the podcast (usually unintended), we actually have a real-life comedian, Eugene Cipparone , join us on this week’s episode. Eugene is a lawyer, who took a few years off to join The Second City comedy troop in Toronto, before working his way back into the legal industry as Goodmans, LLP’s Director of Professional Support. With the pandemic, the need for support, and KM resources became critical. Eugene’s ability to understand the needs of his fi...
Tags: Podcast, Cook, Law, Uncategorized, Toronto, Training, Food Network, New Orleans, Eugene, American Association of Law Libraries, AALL, Goodmans LLP, KM, Apple Podcast Contact, Eugene Cipparone, Michelle Cosby


Legal AI Book Wins Law Libraries Award; Here’s My Chapter on AI and the Future

Proud to report that a book to which I contributed by the American Association of Law Libraries for its 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Ellyssa Kroski, director of information technology and marketing at The New York Law Institute, won the award as author and editor for the book, Law Librarianship in the Age of AI, published by the American Library Association. It was one of two books selected this year for the award, along with Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertain...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Joseph, American Library Association, American Association of Law Libraries, Ellyssa Kroski, Notre Dame Law School, Southern Illinois University School of Law, The New York Law Institute, Ed Edmonds, Frank G Houdek


How are Government Law Librarians Handling the Pandemic?

On my In Seclusion Podcast miniseries this week I’ve talked with government law librarians from across the country to see how they are continuing services through the shelter-in-place rules, and how they are preparing to reopen as states start to ease these restrictions. The common emotions are a mix of frustration and determination. One of the traits of librarians, especially those who serve the public directly, is that nothing should get in the way of access to justice and the open availabili...
Tags: Podcast, Texas, Law, New York City, Uncategorized, Georgia, Federal Government, County, Abbott, State Government, Amy, Holly, American Association of Law Libraries, Joe Lawson, Holly Riccio, Harris County Law Library


Notable New Casetext Product Drafts Your Litigation Briefs For You

In what Casetext cofounder and CEO Jake Heller calls a breakthrough that will have a profound impact on the practice of law, the legal research company is today launching Compose, a first-of-its-kind product that helps you create the first draft of a litigation brief in a fraction of the time it would normally take. In a preview demonstration given under embargo during the recent Legalweek conference in New York, Heller showed how he could use Compose to create a first draft of a brief in five m...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Davis, Casetext, Jones, Kroger, Cara, Brooke, American Association of Law Libraries, Heller, Bob Ambrogi, Jake Heller, Pablo Arredondo, Subpoena Motion for Protective Order Motion, Ogletree Deakins Sheppard


Bloomberg Law Launches Brief Analyzer, Tool that Uses AI to Review Briefs

As I wrote last year at Above the Law, for legal research, brief analysis is the new vogue. After legal research company Casetext introduced the first brief analysis tool in 2016, CARA, other companies followed suit with an array of brief analysis products own, including Clerk from Judicata, Vincent from vLex, EVA from ROSS Intelligence, and Quick Check from Thomson Reuters. Last July, Bloomberg Law announced its plan to launch a brief analyzer of its own, providing a preview of a prototype duri...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Thomson Reuters, Casetext, American Association of Law Libraries, Bob Ambrogi, Bloomberg Law, Joe Breda, Judicata Vincent, ROSS Intelligence and Quick Check


Thanks for All the Fish

When the late Simon Fodden (RIP) asked me to write a column for Slaw, “Canada’s online legal magazine,” I welcomed the opportunity. I could write for a Canadian and global legal audience about foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL) information resources and about FCIL librarianship as a career. I could help fill in an information gap for this very special law librarian career path. I joined Slaw in 2010, its fifth year in existence, as a “Legal Information” columnist. My first column...
Tags: UK, Law, Congress, Africa, Canada, United Nations, Un, Douglas Adams, American Association of Law Libraries, UN Library, Legal Information, FCIL, Jennifer Allison, Simon Fodden, Steve Matthews, GlobaLex


AALL Plans Startup Area At Annual Conference; Invites Applications

For the first time at its 2020 annual conference, the American Association of Law Libraries will dedicate a portion of its exhibit hall to featuring startups and emerging companies in the legal information field. Start-Up Central will be a dedicated space at the annual meeting for newer companies to showcase their products and services to an audience of legal information professionals. The annual meeting is July 11-14, 2020, in New Orleans. Companies that qualify will pay a flat-rate exhibition ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, New Orleans, American Association of Law Libraries, Bob Ambrogi, AALL


AALL Plans Startup Area At Annual Conference; Invites Applications

For the first time at its 2020 annual conference, the American Association of Law Libraries will dedicate a portion of its exhibit hall to featuring startups and emerging companies in the legal information field. Start-Up Central will be a dedicated space at the annual meeting for newer companies to showcase their products and services to an audience of legal information professionals. The annual meeting is July 11-14, 2020, in New Orleans. Companies that qualify will pay a flat-rate exhibition ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, New Orleans, American Association of Law Libraries, AALL


The Geek in Review Ep. 61 – Deep Dive on State Copyright Issues with Kyle Courtney and Ed Walters

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org and we take a deep dive into the issues in this matter. Kyle Courtney, Copyright Advisor at Harvard University, and Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase have strong opinions in this matter, and were both involved in submitting Amicus Briefs on behalf of Public.Resources.Org. Join us for this engaging and informative conversation as we look at what the arguments are from both sides, and how Justices’ questions may shape the out...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, Georgia, Copyright, Harvard University, Washington Dc, Dc, Federal Government, Knowledge Management, US supreme court, Hgtv, Fastcase, State Government, Greg, Toby


The Geek in Review Ep. 58 – Hotshot’s Ian Nelson on Modernizing Attorney Professional Development

Ian Nelson is no stranger to introducing the legal industry to as-needed training on legal topics. He was one of the first US employees of Practical Law Company (PLC). After PLC was acquired by Thomson Reuters, Ian stayed on for a while as PLC transitioned into the Thomson Reuters portfolio of legal resources, but his days of finding better ways of presenting and teaching legal concepts were not behind him. Recently, he and his co-founder Chris Wedgeworth (anther PLC alum) created Hotshot. Ho...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Washington, Uncategorized, US, Training, Chicago, Thomson Reuters, Houston Astros, Greg, Ian, American Association of Law Libraries, Cordarrelle Patterson, PLC, Marlene, Leadership Academy


The Geek in Review Ep. 55 – The Legal Tech and Innovation Pipeline – Can Law Schools and Law Firms Better the Process?

Three law school innovators, three law firm innovators, a law student, and a BigLaw Partner meet on a podcast… this podcast… and share thoughts on how to improve law students’ tech skills before they arrive at the firm. That is the setting for this episode of The Geek in Review. Nikki Shaver, Director of Innovation and Knowledge from Paul Hastings got this conversation started on Twitter when she discovered that most of the New Fall Associates (NFAs) did not take any technology or innov...
Tags: Twitter, Podcast, Law, Government, Uncategorized, US, Recruiting, House, Innovation, US Senate, Legal Tech, Law Schools, Law Firms, Greg, Emily, American Association of Law Libraries


David Whelan on Sole Provider or No Provider. Plus, How Law Schools are Reducing Student Stress During Finals

David Whelan, the Director of Legal Information & the Great Library Society of Ontario, discusses his recent article “The No Legal Research Provider Landscape,” and how lawyers, law librarians, and the legal industry looks at legal information services. Do you need to have multiple resources like Westlaw, LexisNexis, Bloomberg or others, or can you get by with just going with one (AKA “Sole Provider.”) Do you even really need to go with one of the big services, or can you survive off of the res...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Government, Uncategorized, David, Connecticut, New Jersey, Law Schools, Jerry, Westlaw, American Association of Law Libraries, Marlene, David Whelan, Vendor Relations, Emily Feltren, Jerry David DiCicca


New Study Highlights the Role of Law Librarians in Legal Tech

For my column this week at Above the Law, I do some ruminating on the evolving role of law librarians, particularly with regard to legal technology. The news hook for my column was a just-published study from the American Association of Law Libraries, the inaugural AALL State of the Profession report, an in-depth look at what information professionals do and how they do it. But I’d already been thinking about librarians’ changing roles and responsibilities, having been up against a deadline to f...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, American Association of Law Libraries, Bob Ambrogi


Episode 31: Vishal Agnihotri on Legal Hackathons and her ‘Femme LeGALs’ team

It only took us 31 episodes, but Marlene decided that what the show lacked was a phone number for listeners to call in. So, we now have one, and we have a question for you to vote on. “Should The Geek In Review create a video promo for upcoming episodes?” (Greg says he has the face for radio, so vote no… Marlene says it’s a great idea, so vote yes. Call 713-487-7270 and leave your voicemail of “YES” or “NO” and what other ideas you may have for the show. This week we have a great guest, Vishal A...
Tags: Podcast, New York, Law, Uncategorized, Austin, Vishal, Knowledge Management, Hackathon, Data Security, Sxsw, Greg, Jerry, Hinshaw Culbertson, American Association of Law Libraries, Marlene, Caroline Hill


Episode 30: Chicago-Kent’s Debbie Ginsberg on the Value of Women in Legal Tech

On the 30th episode of The Geek In Review, we talk with Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian at the Chicago-Kent Law Library. Debbie was recently quoted in law.com’s “Where Are All the Women in Legal Tech?” So we cut right to the chase and ask that question to Debbie. She says that there are lots of women in legal tech, but that those putting on tech conferences need to take more action toward actively recruiting women for speaker and presenter opportunities. One profession where w...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, Women In Tech, Jason, Conferences, Ginsberg, Greg, Debbie, Cho, Debbie She, American Association of Law Libraries, Law Librarians, Marlene, Obama Presidential Library, Zena Applebaum


Episode 29: Ed Walters – Bringing Sexy Back… To Legal Publishing

The rumor that “print is dead” may have been a bit premature. In this episode we talk with Fastcase CEO and co-founder, Ed Walters about his vision of why print titles are a vital component of a legal publishers arsenal and how Fastcase is using its new Full Court Press imprint to make his company even more competitive. Walters also reveals that Fastcase 7 will soon be making its journey through space, and move from its beta “Mercury” release, and progress to the beta “Venus”, and is making its ...
Tags: Spotify, Podcast, Law, Congress, Uncategorized, US, Analytics, Fastcase, Greg, Walters, American Association of Law Libraries, Marlene, Ed Walters, Legal Publishing, Alex Blumberg, Gimlet Media


Episode 28: Jennifer Roberts – Data Science Superhero

  Not all Data Scientists wear lab coats to work. Intapp’s Jennifer Roberts wears a cape! On the latest episode of The Geek in Review, Marlene and Greg dive into the wonderfully geeky world of data science and its application within law firms and the legal industry. Jennifer Roberts, Manager, Strategic Research at Intapp, discusses exactly what it means to be a data scientist, and why law firms are leveraging them to help run their legal operations. When it comes to “the business of law,” Rober...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Congress, California, Uncategorized, Cisco, Eu, New York Times, Data Science, Gdpr, Cristian Farias, Greg, Jennifer, Roberts, Emily, American Association of Law Libraries


AALL’s Innovation Bootcamp: Add+Venture Initiative

[Ed. Note: We’ve talked a lot recently about innovation, design thinking, creativity, and curiosity. If you are wondering where you can go to do some hands-on learning, then the American Association of Law Libraries’ Innovation Bootcamp might be for you. I asked Celeste Smith from AALL to write up a description of the bootcamp so that I could share it here. – GL] Creative problem solving is everybody’s business. New ways to address problems, create value,  and meet the demands of a changing inf...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, Creativity, Innovation, Design Thinking, American Association of Law Libraries, AALL, Celeste Smith, Justice Tech


The 20 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2018

What a whirlwind of a year it has been for legal technology. Barely a week into 2018, industry-changing news broke of Avvo’s sale to Internet Brands. Legal tech news has been nonstop ever since – so much that it’s a struggle to keep up with it all. For several years now, I’ve closed out the year with a round-up of the 10 most important legal developments (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). Last year, I bypassed the top 10 to focus on a single overarching development, The Year of Women in Legal Tech. This ...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Florida, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, Law, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, Toronto, San Francisco, Georgia, Analytics, Portland


The 20 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2018

What a whirlwind of a year it has been for legal technology. Barely a week into 2018, industry-changing news broke of Avvo’s sale to Internet Brands. Legal tech news has been nonstop ever since – so much that it’s a struggle to keep up with it all. For several years now, I’ve closed out the year with a round-up of the 10 most important legal developments (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). Last year, I bypassed the top 10 to focus on a single overarching development, The Year of Women in Legal Tech. This ...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Florida, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, Law, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, Toronto, San Francisco, Georgia, Analytics, Portland


Marcie Borgal Shunk on Teaching Leadership Skills to Leaders

Just because someone is a really good lawyer, doesn’t necessarily mean they are ready for the leadership positions of a large law firm. Marcie Borgal Shunk, President and Founder of The Tilt Institute Inc., talks with us this week about how she helps partners and others in law firms understand the leadership roles they take on. Whether it is a seasoned equity partner, or a newly christened associate just starting out, everyone should have a strong understanding of what it means to lead others. A...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Dmca, Vishal, Google Books, Greg, Emily, Cindy, Hinshaw, American Association of Law Libraries, Culbertson, Marcie, 115th Congress, Jerry David DeCicca, Emily Feltren


E18 – Nicholas Alexiou – Professional Development Needs for Law Students

The Geek In Review – Episode 18 is ready just in time for your Thanksgiving travel enjoyment. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes or Google (or where ever you listen to your podcasts) so that you automatically get the latest episodes. Comments can be sent to @glambert or @gebauerm. Also, if you like our new theme music, check out Jerry David DeCicca’s new album on Spotify, or iTunes, Nicholas Alexiou, Director of LL.M and Alumni Advising at Vanderbilt University Law School joins us for an in-de...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Mit, Dc, Don, Greg, Emily, GPA, American Association of Law Libraries, Marlene, Vanderbilt University Law School, Jerry David DeCicca, Nicholas Alexiou, Greg s Mom


Podcast Episode 16 – New AALL Executive Director Vani Ungapen

On this episode of The Geek In Review, we talk with the new Executive Director of the American Association of Law Libraries, Vani Ungapen. Vani discusses her initiation into AALL and having to learn all of the different acronyms that Law Librarians like to use. Greg was inducted into the College of Law Practice Management as a Fellow. While at the CoLPM meeting, former Harvard Law School President, Martha Minnow discussed her mission as the Vice-Chair of the Legal Services Corporation, and the n...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Harvard Law School, Greg, Jerry, American Association of Law Libraries, Marlene, AALL, Legal Services Corporation, Vani Ungapen, Vani Ungapen Vani, Martha Minnow, Meredith Williams Range, Jerry David DeCicca Jerry, Eve Searls


Podcast Episode 10 – Lex Machina on Analytics, Kira System’s $50M, and a Gov’t Update

This episode of The Geek In Review has it all. We talk with Kyle Doviken, Senior Director at Lex Machina about their legal analytics tool, and about Kyle’s passion for helping out in the Austin community through substantial Pro Bono efforts. (17:05) Greg disturbs a recent third-time father, Noah Waisberg, CEO of Kira Systems to see how the acquisition of $50 million in minority funding will help Kira expand its reach into the legal market and, according to Waisberg, well beyond the legal market....
Tags: Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, Austin, Netflix, Greg, Kyle, American Association of Law Libraries, Marlene, Lex Machina, Kira, Pro Bono, AALL, Noah Waisberg, Kira Systems, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


Law Librarians: Keeping The Industry Honest

I’ve just returned from a much-t00-brief visit to the annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries in Baltimore. Although the conference started Saturday, family obligations kept me away until Monday. Then yesterday, flight cancellations along the east coast had me scrambling for a route home, forcing me to leave much earlier than I’d planned to catch the Amtrak to Boston. Pretty much all I managed to do, therefore, was explore the exhibit hall and speak with vendors there.  Fr...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Baltimore, Thomson Reuters, Amtrak, LexisNexis, Fastcase, University Of Colorado, Robert Ambrogi, Mart, Westlaw, American Association of Law Libraries, AALL, Susan Nevelow Mart, Lexis Analytics, Boston Pretty


3 Thoughts About Closing The Justice Gap

Addressing this crisis requires cooperation and collaboration.
Tags: Justice, Law, Advice, Legal aid, Public Interest, American Association of Law Libraries, Law Librarians, Pro Bono, AALL, Access to justice, Justice Gap, Libraries / Librarians


Law Librarians: Keeping The Industry Honest

I’ve just returned from a much-t00-brief visit to the annual conference of the American Association of Law Libraries in Baltimore. Although the conference started Saturday, family obligations kept me away until Monday. Then yesterday, flight cancellations along the east coast had me scrambling for a route home, forcing me to leave much earlier than I’d planned to catch the Amtrak to Boston. Pretty much all I managed to do, therefore, was explore the exhibit hall and speak with vendors there.  Fr...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Baltimore, Thomson Reuters, Amtrak, LexisNexis, Fastcase, University Of Colorado, Mart, Westlaw, American Association of Law Libraries, AALL, Susan Nevelow Mart, Lexis Analytics, Boston Pretty


The State Of Biglaw And The Evolving Role Of The Law Librarian

Three pieces of advice for Biglaw librarians seeking to keep abreast of changing times.
Tags: Law, Advice, Biglaw, American Association of Law Libraries, Law Librarians, Rob Alston, AALL, future of Biglaw, Libraries / Librarians, Dean Sonderegger, Joseph Keslar, Lee Bernstein, Steve Kovalan


Bloomberg Law Announces New Practical Guidance, SEC Analytics, and Real-Time News

With the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries convening this weekend in Baltimore, you can expect to see a flurry of product announcements coming up. Today, the news is from Bloomberg Law, which is announcing a number of enhancements to its legal research service, including more than 30 Practical Guidance suites, new SEC Administrative Law Judge Enforcement Analytics, and new real-time delivery of BNA news. Of course, this is not the only news today from Bloomberg Law. Ear...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, SEC, Baltimore, Bloomberg Bna, Robert Ambrogi, BNA, ALJ, American Association of Law Libraries, Breda, Bloomberg Law, Scott Mozarsky, Joe Breda, SEC Analytics, Real Time News


Bloomberg Law Announces New Practical Guidance, SEC Analytics, and Real-Time News

With the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries convening this weekend in Baltimore, you can expect to see a flurry of product announcements coming up. Today, the news is from Bloomberg Law, which is announcing a number of enhancements to its legal research service, including more than 30 Practical Guidance suites, new SEC Administrative Law Judge Enforcement Analytics, and new real-time delivery of BNA news. Of course, this is not the only news today from Bloomberg Law. Ear...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Bloomberg, SEC, Baltimore, Bloomberg Bna, BNA, ALJ, American Association of Law Libraries, Breda, Bloomberg Law, Scott Mozarsky, Joe Breda, SEC Analytics, Real Time News, SEC Administrative Law Judge Enforcement Analytics