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Sharon Nelson Sharon Nelson is nationally known as an expert in digital forensics, information security and information technology. Sharon is president of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a digital forensics, legal technology and information security firm based in Fairfax, VA, past president of the Virginia Bar Association and a Trustee of the College of Law Practice Management. She has co-authored several books, including “The Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guides” and “Encryption Made Simple for Lawyers.” Sharon blogs at Ride the Lightning and co-hosts the Digital Detectives and Digital Edge podcasts. Follow her on Twitter @SharonNelsonEsq. Writer's Archives

Reid Trautz Reid Trautz is Director of the Practice and Professionalism Center at the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is a past Chair of ABA TECHSHOW and a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. A highly regarded speaker and author, Reid is co-author of the ABA book "The Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice." He blogs on innovation in management and ethics for lawyers at Reid My Blog! Follow him @RTrautz. Writer's Archives

Matthew Yospin Matthew Yospin is a solo patent attorney specializing in software and mechanical devices at The Law Office of Matthew M. Yospin. He loves working with entrepreneurs and businesses to protect their intellectual property and craft strategies to grow and protect their businesses. Follow him on Twitter (@MatthewYospin), LinkedIn, Google+, his firm blog, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, or any of 200 other social media platforms. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys building furniture and the occasional database or software app, gardening and adventuring with his kids. Writer's Archives

Paul H Burton Paul Burton is a recovering corporate finance attorney who helps people regain command of their day. As a nationally recognized time management expert, Paul regularly speaks to audiences about getting more done and enjoying greater personal and professional satisfaction. He is the author of five books on productivity. Learn more at and follow him @QuietSpacing. Writer's Archives

Wendy Werner Wendy Werner is a career coach and practice management consultant for lawyers and professional services firms at Werner Associates, LLC, as well as former Assistant Dean of Career Services at St. Louis University School of Law. She writes the Careers column for ABA Law Practice magazine, and is an award-winning photographer. Find her at Writer's Archives

Marsha Hunter Marsha Hunter is a principal in Johnson & Hunter, Inc. She teaches attorneys how to speak persuasively and spontaneously. Co-author of “The Articulate Advocate” and “The Articulate Attorney,” her specialty is human factors — the science of human performance in high-stakes environments. Marsha teaches communication skills for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the Department of Justice and upper-echelon law firms. Follow her on LinkedIn and on Twitter @bjohnsonmhunter. Writer's Archives

Dan Lear Dan Lear is Director of Industry Relations for online legal marketplace Avvo. He is a lawyer, blogger and legal industry gadfly. As a technology-focused business lawyer he advised companies from startups to the Fortune 100 and helped develop agreements and terms for early cloud services offerings before the notion of “the cloud” had entered the common cultural consciousness. In 2015, Dan was named to the Fastcase 50, preceded by being honored with the Washington State Bar Association President’s Award in 2014. Follow Dan @rightbrainlaw. Writer's Archives

Daniel Gold Daniel Gold is a lawyer, productivity coach, keynote speaker, author and podcaster. He is known for his e-books, "Evernote: The Unofficial Guide to Capturing Everything and Getting Things Done," "Simplify Your Life with Springpad" and "Make It Happen: How to Write, Publish, and Sell Your eBook." He was co-host of The Productive Life Show and the GTD Virtual Study Group podcasts. An expert in e-discovery and litigation support, Daniel also helps lawyers understand the advancements in litigation technology. Follow him on Twitter at @DEGConsulting and @eDiscoveryGold. Writer's Archives

Courtney_Kennaday_HS Courtney Kennaday is Director of the South Carolina Bar Practice Management Assistance Program, which she founded in 2002. A former practicing attorney and member of the South Carolina Bar since 1990, she is a frequent author on technology topics, including numerous articles for ABA publications. In 2014, she was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management and was also named a recipient of the 2014 Fastcase 50 Award. Follow her on Twitter @SCBar_PMAP. Writer's Archives

Chris Hargreaves Chris Hargreaves is the author of "In Practice — Moving Beyond Law School Theory." He is a senior litigation lawyer in Brisbane, Australia, and writes regularly about legal skills on his site, Tips For Lawyers. Follow Chris on Twitter @JoyousLawyer. Writer's Archives

Michael-Mogill-HS Michael Mogill is the President of Crisp Video Group, a national legal video marketing company that produces high-quality and engaging legal videos for attorneys all over the country. His company bridges the gap between video production and video implementation, taking a comprehensive approach that helps attorneys build their brand and grow their practice. Follow Michael @mmogill. Writer's Archives

JordanFurlong Jordan Furlong is a leading analyst of the global legal market and forecaster of its future development. A writer and consultant, he helps lawyers and law firms navigate the extraordinary changes in the legal marketplace. Find his book, "Evolutionary Road: A Strategic Guide to Your Law Firm's Future" in the Attorney at Work Bookstore. Watch for his new book, "Law Is a Buyer's Market: Building a Client-First Law Firm in a Brand New Legal World" this fall. Read his blog Law21 and follow him @Jordan_Law21. Writer's Archives

Mary Juetten Mary Juetten is founder and CEO of Traklight, and has dedicated her more-than-25-year career to helping businesses achieve and protect their success. In 2015, Mary co-founded Evolve Law, an organization for change and technology adoption in the law. She was named to the ABA's Legal Resource Technology Center 2016 Women in Legal Tech list and the Fastcase 50 Class of 2016. She serves on the Group Legal Services Association Board. Follow her on Twitter @maryjuetten and look for her upcoming book on "Small Law Firm KPIs" this fall. Writer's Archives

Carole Levitt Internet For Lawyers Carole Levitt is President ofInternet For Lawyers and Vice-President of She has been an acclaimed full-time CLE seminar speaker since 1999. Her areas of expertise are: how to use the Internet for investigative, legal, and social media research; social media ethics; Google search; and Google cloud Apps. She is a best-selling ABA Law Practice Division co-author of seven Internet research books, including "Internet Legal Research on a Budget," and co-author of 13 editions of "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet." Previously, Carole was a California attorney, a law librarian in Chicago and Los Angeles, and a Legal Research and Writing Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. Follow her on Twitter @carolelevitt. Writer's Archives

Mark Rosch Internet For Lawyers Mark Rosch is President of and Vice-President of Internet For Lawyers. He has been an acclaimed full-time CLE seminar speaker since 2003. Mark’s areas of expertise are: how to use the Internet for investigative, legal, and social media research; social media ethics; Google search; and Google cloud Apps. He is a best-selling ABA Law Practice Division co-author of six Internet research books and a co-author of 13 editions of "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet." Follow Mark on Twitter @markrosch. Writer's Archives

Clayton Dodds Clayton Dodds is Director of Marketing at the Law Offices of Peter N. Brewer, a boutique real estate law firm in Silicon Valley. Clayton is a passionate advocate for technology, writing and presenting about its business, management and economic implications. An active member of the Legal Marketing Association, he believes that the entire legal system can be improved by helping lawyers find better ways to deliver legal services to their clients. Connect with him on LinkedIn. Writer's Archives

Shawn Healy Shawn Healy is a licensed clinical psychologist with Massachusetts Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. (LCL). Shawn frequently runs stress management groups for law firms and has provided numerous training sessions on time and stress management to bar associations, solo attorneys and law firms. A frequent writer on the topics of conflict resolution, anxiety management, resilience and work-life balance, he is a contributor to the LCL blog and tweets for @LCL_MassLawyers. Writer's Archives

Steve DiPietro HS Steve Di Pietro is Managing Partner of Di Pietro Marketing Group LLC, an award-winning, full-service marketing agency. An ad agency veteran experienced in all traditional media, Steve began applying the same strategic thinking to the digital side in 1998. Steve helps firms develop growth, creative and media strategies, execution and measurement in a holistic, cost-effective manner. Writer's Archives

Simon Chester Simon Chester is Counsel, Conflicts and Regulatory Matters, Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP. His career includes law teaching, government service and 30 years of big firm private practice. A Fellow and past-President of the College of Law Practice Management, he has spoken on professional and technology issues to hundreds of groups in ten countries. Simon blogs at Writer's Archives

Clinton Brandhagen Clinton Brandhagen is a professional headshot and production photographer based in New York City. ClintonBPhotography shoots headshots for lawyers, actors, executives and business professionals. Clinton's photos have been published in Law360, New York Law Journal, The National Law Journal, American Theatre Magazine, The Washingtonian, The Baltimore Sun and The Washington Post. Follow his PhotoFacts on Twitter @ClintonBPhoto. Writer's Archives