The Digital EdgeAuthor: ABA Law Practice Management Section
26 Mar 2019

The Digital Edge

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The Digital Edge, hosted by Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway, provides listeners with tips and tools for career success, as well as cutting-edge technology news. Nelson and Calloway invite noted authors, speakers, and legal technologists to discuss topics at the intersection of law and technology.

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    ABA 2018 Legal Technology Survey: Takeaways for Lawyers

    How are lawyers budgeting for technology in their firms and where do they need to catch up on legal tech? In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Sofia Lingos about the ABA 2018 Legal Technology Survey. The survey and its subsequent report gives lawyers current statistics on the state of technology implementation in law firms. They discuss how lawyers can use this information for ideas on what their firms need to do to stay level with emerging technology.

    Sofia Lingos, Esq. is the founding and managing attorney of Trident Legal, a Boston based law firm that provides innovative transactional legal services to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and start-ups in diverse industries throughout all stages of growth.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.


  • Posted on 27 Feb 2019

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    Using Gamification of Access to Justice to Train Artificial Intelligence

    How can access to justice technologies be developed through a game? In this episode of Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to David Colarusso about the Learned Hands project. Learned Hands is a game in which lawyers spot possible legal issues in real people’s stories about their problems. This machine learning game identifies text classifiers for developing a new taxonomy that can be used to connect people with public legal help resources.

    Play the Learned Hands game at https://learnedhands.law.stanford.edu.

    David Colarusso is the Director of Suffolk University Law School's Legal Innovation and Technology Lab.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.


  • Posted on 31 Jan 2019

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    A Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2019

    ABA TECHSHOW is right around the corner! In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway give a preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2019 with guests Lincoln Mead and John Simek, co-chairs of the conference board. They share how the conference stays current on tech for lawyers and give tips on how to best prepare for attending the show. There will be some new elements for attendees this year, including a new app for the conference, greater cooperation with educators for the academic track, and more focus on involving young lawyers and law students.

    Lincoln Mead is the project manager for Canon Discovery Services and co-chair of the 2019 ABA TECHSHOW board.

    John Simek is the Vice President of Sensei Enterprises and co-chair of the 2019 ABA TECHSHOW board.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.


  • Posted on 20 Dec 2018

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    'Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2018

    Get ready to geek out over this wishlist of tech toys for the holidays! In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway share their complete list of picks for the best new technology -- some serious and some just plain fun. From a PhoneSoap sanitizer to a Marvel Thor’s Hammer tool set, there’s something for everyone on your list!

    Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.


  • Posted on 16 Nov 2018

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    The Insurance Industry Studies the Future of Law Practice

    In regards to the future of law practice, the role of malpractice carriers is a unique one. On this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway join Chris Newbold, the executive vice president of ALPS Malpractice Insurance, to discuss the role of malpractice carriers and how the risk assessment process can be an interesting way to look at the changes in law practice and the future of the profession.

    Special thanks to our sponsors, ServeNowScorpionAnswer1, and Clio.


  • Posted on 01 Nov 2018

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