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Tom Mighell and I have recorded another episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast and it’s now available on the Legal Talk Network and on iTunes, with an RSS feed here. The episode is called “Looking Back: Legal Technology in 2009” (show notes here), and it’s sponsored by Bill4Time. A special thank you to readers of this blog who listen to the podcast – we’re very pleased with the growing numbers of downloads the podcast is getting.
Here’s the episode description:

In part one of a two-part series on legal technology trends, co-hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell take a look back at the most significant developments in 2009. While the economy might have been the dominant story in 2009, a number of other currents were moving in legal tech waters. From ediscovery to social media to cloud computing to collaboration, you’ll get an overview of where we’ve been and what where we’ve been suggests about where we are going.

Part 2 will be look forward to legal tech in 2010.
Tom and I touch on some of the main themes of our earlier podcasts, my 2009 legal technology trends article, and other experiences and observations in our look back at legal technology in 2009. It’s difficult not to say that the economy was the over-arching story of legal tech in 2009. We touch on the economy, e-discovery, the mobile platform, collaboration and client-driven technology. You need to understand where you’ve been to know where you are going.
In our audience questions segment (we always welcome your questions for any podcast), we answered questions about whether law firms might jump directly from Microsoft Office 2010 from Office 2003 and whether Open Office had a place in law offices.
We end the podcast with our Parting Shots – practical tips you can use right away. Tom notes that Microsoft Office 2010 in now available in a free beta version and talks about his experience with it so far. I give an update on my recent practice of listening to podcasts at double speed.
Give our new episode a listen and let me know what you think. Show notes for the podcast are at here.
And try some of the back episodes as well.
Just a note about the experiment we want to try with a public “wave” for the show we’ve opened up in Google Wave. If interested in joining the wave, you can either ask us to add you or, assuming you are already a Wave user, search for it in Wave using “with: public” “Kennedy-Mighell Report”. Among other things, we’ll use it as a way to gather questions for our audience Q&A segments and also use it as an experiment in how Google Wave might be used.
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