ABA Model Rule 1.1 Competence: A lawyer shall provide competent representation to a client. Competent representation requires the legal knowledge, skill, thoroughness and preparation reasonably necessary for the representation. In recognition of recent ABA and state rules, Ethics MCLE credits are included for many of our "Winning with Technology" Channel programs.
Age old adages for sports generally state: "good pitching beats good hitting" or "good a defense beats good offense." The truth is, you need both to win over the course of a season. And you need both to win in the Legal Arena.
Defense: Avoid vulnerability to nefarious actors, computer errors, exposure of client secrets and professional liability claims.
Offense: Have an effective techno-game plan to help win cases. Effective use of PowerPoint presentations can help you persuade a jury in the courtroom or attendees in the boardroom. Similarly, a superior grasp of e-Discovery a strategic advantage over your opponent - and can lower case costs.
"Winning with Technology" embodies this philosophy of Offense and Defense. Our Presenters, Past Chairs of the California State Bar Law Practice Management and Technology Section, have been innovators and leaders in numerous areas of legal technology, from hands-on analysis of computer systems to advanced cyber-security and e-discovery. Their vast experience and presentation skills can help you take advantage of new technology, protect client information, increase your courtroom presentation skills and help you create an effective law practice management system to avoid potential liability claims! It's all about "Winning with Technology!"
Albert Barsocchini is currently Director of Strategic Consulting and the client advisory group at NightOwl Discovery where he delivers strategic thinking and best practices to manage a wide range of discovery and investigation challenges. He has over 10 years of experience as a first-chair trial attorney and over 15 years’ experience in the area of e-discovery. Past chair of the California State Bar Law Practice Management & Technology Section and is a Special Master for the State Bar of California. NightOwl Discovery helps companies in the most demanding industries reach their discovery management goals with our tailored programs. Technology and guidance complement and maximize existing investments in people, process and technology.
Russell Jackman is a graduate of the McGeorge School of Law, University of Pacific, and was admitted to the State Bar of California in June, 1994. He is a frequent lecturer on a wide variety of computer subjects, including the California State Bar Annual MCLE Conferences & Section Education Institutes, from 1999 to the present. He has been a Professor at the College of Marin, Cal. State Hayward, St. Mary’s College and and San Francisco State University from 2001-2004. He was the Head Trainer for Weil, Gotshal & Manges in 2005. From 2004-2005 he was Vice Chair of the California State Bar’s Law Practice Management & Technology Committee (member since 1996). He is the author of the Introductory Chapter in the CEB Publication, “Internet Guide to CA Lawyers 2001.” He has been a regularly-featured author in the Law Practice Management and Technology Publication, “The Bottom Line” since and participated in SF Trial Lawyer Association’s “Trial of the Year” 2011 (Miller v. CPMC).
As an effective MCLE presenter in the often difficult area of computer technology, Russell has the benefit of also being a hands-on trainer and computer consultant. He regularly receives laudatory praise for both his practical, yet charismatic style.