Back from OpenCamp 2010!

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Opencamp DFW 2010

OpenCamp 2010, a two and half day conference on blogging, social media, multimedia, WordPress, Drupal, Joomla… (pausing for breath), was AMAZING. A lot of great talent and a lot of great tips.

If you went, there is a good chance you are in one of the panoramas. Click through to the Flickr set and add yourself. The images are CC (attribution & share alike) so use them!

Dave Curlee presenting advanced video editing techniques:
Dave Curlee at OCDFW

Keynote hall panoramo:
Opencamp keynote hall pano

Go! Go! Click! Click! Tag yourself!

(The) Geoff Smith and myself:

Before you go, say hi in the comments and make sure to include your twitter handle!

Why Lawyers Should Blog Presentation

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Presentation for the El Paso County Solo / Small Law Firm section on why blogging is important for lawyers and how attorneys and law firms can get started with a blog.

Twitter For Lawyers Presentation

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Last week, I presented at the El Paso County Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Practice section on the importance of Twitter and Blogging for any firm.
Here is the first part covering Twitter:

2010 CTLA Convention

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I had a blast presenting at the 2010 CTLA Convention. There was a great response to the “Practicing in the Cloud” presentation including some very thoughtful questions.

Vail is spectacular! From the early morning walks along the river to taking the kids for a dip in the pool, it was a wonderful experience.

Thanks to Mianne Besser for the invitation.

Solo and Small Firm Section Presentation

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nature's painting

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I want to thank Alli Gerkman for inviting to present at the El Paso County Bar Association Solo and Small Firm section meeting. I had a great time talking about social media and how it is important to lawyers and law firms.

I will be putting up the presentations on “Why Twiter is Important for Lawyers” and “Blogging for Attorneys” shortly.

It Is Time To Practice Law A New Way

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first light

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Planet 10 Tech is how I help other attorneys use technology to make their practices, and their lives, better. We got into the practice of law to make a difference and to make things better. We wanted a meaningful and satisfying day’s work. Instead, we are often chasing one document or another and trying to figure out where we are in any given case.

That’s a terrible way to practice law. We can do better!

Technology is moving to the point that any lawyer can practice anywhere. Whether from the home office, or the corner coffee shop. It’s now possible to not only review any document in any case from a telephone! We can check statuses, assign tasks and get real work done from a mobile device.

Lawyers are on the cusp of becoming true wireless workers at the center of a distributed ad hoc team.

However, the market is also changing:

  • It’s not enough to be the biggest fish in the yellow pages.
  • It’s not enough to have a website.
  • It’s not enough to lock up your experience behind brass statues and mahogany veneers.

Clients sample lawyers’ wares like a cheese tray at a supermarket. Lawyers have to prove their expertise, their ability to communicate and their like-ability.

Lawyers have to be engaged through blogs, tweets, videos, facebook pages and meet-ups.

We are into the second decade of the new millennium. It is time to practice law a new way!