LegalChat Re-Launch Sept 13th @ 11 am ET

This post was originally posted at on August 30th, 2013.

legalchatinfoATTENTION ALL LEGAL PROFESSIONALS: I am happy to announce the the return of #legalchat for the Legal Community.  It will begin again starting Sept 13 @ 11 am and continue every week on Fridays at 11 am.

Why are we bringing it back?

Because education on legal technology is needed for ALL legal professionals – law schools, attorneys, administration, staff, IT, and all practices and departments in between. With multiple generations in the workforce and mobility and cloud technologies on the rise, education and discussion is critical to the success of the profession moving forward.

Who is moderating the chat?

After a long hiatus of not being able to hold it every week due to my own career and work responsibilities, Andrea LegalTypistCannavina of @legaltypist DM’d me and asked if we could start it up again!  I was ecstatic and happy to be able to continue what @DannyMJohnson started a few years back.  Andrea and I (@legalerswelcome) will be the main moderators.

How does it work?

Andrea and myself will be moderating weekly and cover for each other when each is busy.  HOWEVER, since this will be held weekly, we invite anyone in the legal community who is interested to be a guest moderator.  To join the chat, there are a variety of software to use, our favorite of course and (how-to videos coming shortly so stay tuned there!)

What will be discussed?

Each week a different topic around legal and technology will be discussed.  Are you passionate about your practice or a legal technology topic? Share it with #Legalchat. Email to submit your topic and suggested date for our review. All we ask is that your chat be educational and not sales oriented.  This is a strict requirement. legalerswelcome

When does it start?

Friday September 13th @ 11 am and it will continue weekly on Friday’s at 11 am.

Join Andrea Cannavina and I for a ‘scary’ chat about legal technology and what lawyers are doing with technology starting Fri SEPT 13th @ 11 am and tell all your legal friends!

Please RT  the below text: (copy and paste into a tweet)

#Legalchat starting Fri SEpt 13 @ 11 am – Join us for a scary chat on technology for #legal – pls RT!


#Legalchat Topic – Tools Law Students in the 21st Century Expect in Law Firms – Oct 14

Law students of the 21st century use differen tools for research and communicate differently than any previous generations.  How are firms planning to attract to talent moving forward? How will they remai competitive? What tools do law firms need to supply in order to remain competitive in the 21st century and attract top talent? Join us this Friday for our #legalchat guest moderated by @debdobson.

Q1: Does your firm have a formal training or mentoring program for summer or fall law students?

Q2: Do you measure the success of your programs if you have them? Any non-traditional mentoring programs?

Q3: Should law students mentor more senior partners on 21st century communication and research? Vice versa?

Q4: Are there any specific technology initiatives happening now to plan for succession and to attract top talent moving forward in your practice or law firm?

Q5:  Is your firm using unique recruiting tools to attract top talent? Video blogs, Facebook, Youtube, etc.?

Q6: Is succession planning for the future generations and existance of firms even being considered?

Q7:  What are the top concerns amongst firm partners and administration?