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The Skills Needed to Practice “New Law”

April 14, 2022

By focusing on expanding and strengthening their skillsets, lawyers can make sure they remain relevant in the profession and have access to more opportunities for success.

Westlaw Research

Westlaw research: Using the mini-search tool strategically

November 04, 2021

This is the third and final part of my legal research analysis to help you become a proactive researcher. Just to recap, the first-part of my legal research analysis addressed knowing the what before the where to your legal research. In other words, that part addressed knowing

Cybersecurity

How to land a job in cybersecurity and data privacy law

March 01, 2021

Cybersecurity and data privacy are two of the fastest growing and exciting areas of the law, which means that there are plenty of opportunities for law students to begin their career.  One of the main reasons why this field is growing so rapidly, is that laws and regulations

Cybersecurity

Discover cybersecurity law with TIPS' monthly meetings

March 01, 2021

In the technological driven world we live in today, cyber issues have pushed themselves to the forefront no matter what area of law we practice in.  This is especially true in light of the COVID pandemic that forced a new work-from-home world in which lawyers regularly attend court,

ABA TECHSHOW

Go with a goal: Law student takes on TECHSHOW with a purpose

February 26, 2019

The 2019 ABA TECHSHOW starts Wednesday, and I can already feel the excitement brewing on the Oklahoma University College of Law campus. Last year’s TECHSHOW was nothing short of amazing. The only thing that rivaled the education

Technology Ethics

Law students—avoid malpractice and embrace technology!

February 20, 2019

Did you know that thirty-five states have expressly included knowledge of technology in the official comments for their Rules of Professional Conduct? Most states have adopted language similar to comment 8 of the ABA Model Rule 1.1: Competence. 

Social Media

Maintaining a social media presence as a law student

February 19, 2019

Are you on social media? Or have you been so warned of the perils that you have distanced yourself from sharing on social media at all? While the latter option may be a preventative measure against jeopardizing your future career, it is also a barrier to potential networking,

Fire

Fuel the flame sparked by your law school education with a legal certificate program

December 04, 2018

While the concept of certificate programs in business executive education has proliferated over the past few decades, this offering is new in the legal profession – and far overdue, in my experience. Certificate programs hit a sweet spot: offered by law schools that are uniquely positioned to bring together highly qualified instructors, the programs provide timely, cohesive learning experiences.

Mobile Security

Security and lawyers working on their mobile phones – do they mix?

October 03, 2018

So, why is it that lawyers are not using better tools, with better mobile adaptability? The classic excuse has been security: “We simply can’t work on mobile because it’s not secure.” At this day and age, when literally everyone else is on mobile, including banks and stock trading platforms, can this still be regarded as a valid argument?

ABA TECHSHOW

Presenting the case for law students to attend ABA TECHSHOW

April 26, 2018

For the past two years, we have seen the academic community grow at the ABA TECHSHOW. This year was a continuation of that growth with the University of Oklahoma Law Center for Technology and Innovation in Practice sponsoring six law students to attend. Instead of me talking about how great TECHSHOW is for law students to attend, below are their own short summaries of their experiences.

Automated Process

3 workflow processes lawyers can automate

April 24, 2018

Admit it: sometimes the practice of law can be tedious. The truth is that on a day-to-day basis, being a lawyer isn’t always nearly as glamorous as it seemed to be in the movies that lured many of us to apply to law school. Sure some parts of practicing law

Robot-Driver

Are autonomous vehicles really safer than humans?

April 04, 2018

By their very nature, autonomous vehicles were crafted to purposely battle the phenomenon of reckless or negligent driving; the underlying philosophy was built on the premise that a computer-based system is less likely to err than an absent-minded human behind the wheel. But exactly makes the autonomous vehicle less prone to such accidents?

ABA TECHSHOW

LegalTech school: Keeping up with ABA TECHSHOW

March 14, 2018

ABA TECHSHOW came to town last week, and it was great catching up with old faces that I've never seen. I probably met 20 people that I've talked to forever but have never actually met in person. Some were just visiting and taking in an education panel or 10. Some were

14 apps that can help you improve your well-being

March 01, 2018

We lawyers can be externally focused, constantly worrying and thinking about our clients and their cases and neglecting our own well-being. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to care for your well-being thanks to apps and other online programs. So the next time you catch yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, give one of these apps a try instead.

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Legal technology you should know

January 10, 2018

To be an effective lawyer today means something quite different from what it meant even as recently as 10 years ago. Today technology plays an outsized role in our lives. Our cellphones have become inextricably linked to each one of us. In fact, the very term cellphone has become a