The Geek In Review

The Geek In Review

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Welcome to The Geek In Review, where podcast hosts, Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert discuss current events in legal information.
Vishal Agnihotri on Legal Hackathons and her ‘Femme LeGALs’ team
Mar 12 • 41 min
It only took us 31 episodes, but Marlene decided that what the show lacked was a phone number for listeners to call in. So, we now have one, and we have a question for you to vote on. “Should The Geek In Review create a video promo for upcoming episodes?”…
Chicago-Kent’s Debbie Ginsberg on the Value of Women in Legal Tech
Mar 6 • 34 min
On the 30th episode of The Geek In Review, we talk with Debbie Ginsberg, Educational Technology Librarian at the Chicago-Kent Law Library. Debbie was recently quoted in law.com’s “Where Are All the Women in Legal Tech?” So we cut right to the chase and…
29: Ed Walters - Bringing Sexy Back… To Legal Publishing
Feb 27 • 59 min
The rumor that “print is dead” may have been a bit premature. In this episode we talk with Fastcase CEO and co-founder, Ed Walters about his vision of why print titles are a vital component of a legal publishers arsenal and how Fastcase is using its new…
28: Jennifer Roberts - Data Science Superhero
Feb 19 • 38 min
Not all Data Scientists wear lab coats to work. Intapp’s Jennifer Roberts wears a cape! On the latest episode of The Geek in Review, Marlene and Greg dive into the wonderfully geeky world of data science and its application within law firms and the legal…
27: Heather Ritchie on Marketing, BD, KM, and Library Collaboration
Feb 14 • 47 min
“All Problems Are Communications Problems.” This is Greg’s go-to phrase when it comes to working with and leading others. Marlene actually beats Greg to the punch this week when they talk with this week’s guest, Heather Ritchie. Heather is the Chief…
26: Cat Moon on Legal Problem Solving for the 21st Century
Feb 5 • 48 min
Vanderbilt Law School Professor, Cat Moon, doesn’t just have one of the coolest names in the legal industry, she also brings insights and a perspective on the human element of legal project management. Human centered design thinking is a core function of…
25: Ivy Grey on Curiosity and Creativity’s Role in Business
Jan 24 • 39 min
On our 25th episode of The Geek In Review, Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert sit down and talk with Ivy Grey, Director of Business Strategy for WordRake. Ivy’s recent Above the Law article, “Curiosity Is The Foundation For Innovation” discusses the…
24: What Does the Federal Government Shutdown Mean for Legal Information?
Jan 17 • 27 min
With the partial government shutdown approaching one month, Marlene and Greg attempt to make some sense of what this means for those of us who rely upon the information produced by the US Government. On this episode, we have an extended talk with Emily…
23: The Technology Twilight Zone
Jan 8 • 23 min
On this mini-episode of The Geek In Review, Greg talks about three eerie/interesting/scary instances where the technology seems to be ahead of us humans. Can Amazon be tracking us in a craft store? Are automated computer game players AI? Should guidance…
22: Marcie Borgal Shunk on Teaching Leadership Skills to Leaders
Dec 23, 2018 • 40 min
Just because someone is a really good lawyer, doesn’t necessarily mean they are ready for the leadership positions of a large law firm. Marcie Borgal Shunk, President and Founder of The Tilt Institute Inc., talks with us this week about how she helps…
21: Courtney Selby on Beer Law
Dec 16, 2018 • 37 min
It’s the episode of The Geek In Review that Greg has dreamed about. Beer law! Courtney Selby, Associate Dean for Information Services, Director of the Law Library, and Professor of Law at Hoftra University Law School, walks us through the strange and…
Ep. 20 - Ryan McClead, CEO of Sente Advisors - Legal Innovation is not a One-Stop Shop
Dec 9, 2018 • 32 min
This week, we talk with CEO and Principle of Sente Advisors, Ryan McClead. Ryan is also a frequent contributor to 3 Geeks. His new venture into consulting and solution building is unique, in that his team builds across multiple platforms to find creative…
19 - LexisNexis’ Jeff Pfeifer on Being Like a Startup
Nov 25, 2018 • 28 min
Marlene and Greg went to Raleigh, North Carolina to visit the LexisNexis Technology Center. While there, they got a tour of the facilities and introduction to some of the business techniques implemented by the Lexis team. Jeff Pfeifer sat down and…
E18 - Nicholas Alexiou - Professional Development Needs for Law Students
Nov 18, 2018 • 37 min
The Geek In Review - Episode 18 is ready just in time for your Thanksgiving travel enjoyment. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes or Google (or where ever you listen to your podcasts) so that you automatically get the latest episodes. Comments can be sent…
17 - Scott Mozarsky on Litigation Financing and Its Ties to Knowledge Management
Nov 11, 2018 • 41 min
Sometimes when you drop by Greg’s office, he will ask if you’ll sit down for an interview for the Geek In Review Podcast. This week, Scott Mozarsky, Managing Directory for North American at Vannin Capital fell into that trap, and even Marlene jumped in on…
Podcast Episode 16 - New AALL Executive Director Vani Ungapen
Nov 6, 2018 • 26 min
On this episode of The Geek In Review, we talk with the new Executive Director of the American Association of Law Libraries, Vani Ungapen. Vani discusses her initiation into AALL and having to learn all of the different acronyms that Law Librarians like…
15 - Brandi Hester and the Modern Role of a Legal Applications Developer
Oct 22, 2018 • 42 min
Brandi Hester, Applications Development Manager for Hunton Andrews Kurth, discusses how the modern Applications Development team focuses less on actually developing applications from scratch to providing a services, security, access, and connecting the…
14 - Jeff Marple and the Art of Incremental Change; Plus “Free PACER”?
Oct 7, 2018 • 36 min
On this episode we will talk with Jeff Marple, Director of Innovation, Corporate Legal at Liberty Mutual Insurance company. Plus, we have our monthly update on government action in legal information from AALL’s Director of Government Relations, Emily…
13 - Laurent Wiesel on Litigation Analytics
Sep 30, 2018 • 38 min
Laurent Wiesel, Founder and CEO of Justly, talks with us about leaving his BigLaw partnership to create a startup focused on litigation analytics. Wiesel discusses how he saw that there was a growing gap between what clients were asking on issues of…
Ep.12 - Augmented Eternity, Engineered Epiphany, and Alameda
Sep 20, 2018 • 35 min
On this episode, we interview Alameda County Law Library Director, Mark Estes, and get his insights on how modern county law libraries support their communities, and how their communities support them. Marlene and Greg were interviewed for The Digital…
11 - Jae Um on Innovation, Emotions, and Emojis
Sep 13, 2018 • 34 min
Marlene (@gebauerm) and Greg (@glambert) talk with Legal Rebel, Jae Um (@jaesunum), Founder & Executive Director at Six Parsecs, about her unique writing style (it involves the use of emojis), and her ideas behind her series on Legal Innovation Woes. Greg…
10 - Lex Machina, Kira Systems, and Gov’t Updates
Sep 5, 2018 • 33 min
This episode has it all. We talk with Kyle Doviken, Senior Director at Lex Machina about their analytics tool, and about Kyle’s passion for helping out in the Austin community through substantial Pro Bono efforts. Greg disturbs a recent third-time father,…
9 - Getting Law Students Familiar with Legal Tech
Aug 29, 2018 • 35 min
Marlene (@gebauerm) and Greg (@glambert) talk with the University of Oklahoma School of Law’s Director of Technology Innovation, Kenton Brice. Kenton discusses how OU is leveraging the advances in technology to expand upon the university’s commitment to…
8 - Emily Rushing Covers CI, CRM, and Collaboration
Aug 24, 2018 • 29 min
On this episode of The Geek In Review, Marlene (@gebauerm) and Greg (@glambert) talk with long time friend and colleague Emily Rushing, Competitive Intelligence Director at Haynes and Boone in Dallas, Texas. In Emily’s decade at Haynes and Boone, she has…
7 - Tom O’Connor Wonders What’s Going on at ILTA
Aug 17, 2018 • 31 min
On this episode of The Geek In Review, Tom O’Connor, Independent Litigation Technology Consultant, talks to us about his recent blog post, What in the Wide World of Sports is Going on at ILTA? bit.ly/2Bi3FVM In addition to ILTA’s woes, Tom covers other…
6 - Law Librarian Helps Streamline a Texas Court
Aug 7, 2018 • 20 min
On this week’s episode, Greg speaks the couple of words of French he learned on vacation. Marlene talks about mentor/mentee relationships and Sheryl Sandberg’s discussion on how the #MeToo era places an external strain on promoting these relationships.…
5 - AALL Conference, Vendors, Privacy, & John Waters
Jul 26, 2018 • 26 min
Marlene Gebauer (@gebauerm) and Greg Lambert (@glambert) review the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Conference in Baltimore, along with a review of products launched at the conference, privacy concerns surrounding mega-information vendors and…
4 - Understanding How to Place the Focus on Others
Jul 10, 2018 • 28 min
Marlene Gebauer interviews Ayelette Robinson about her transition from KM Attorney to award-winning actress and voice-over specialist. Ayelette discusses how acting isn’t about “pretending” but rather it’s about showing our real selves and injecting our…
3 - Let’s Discuss Impact-Conscious Design
Jul 5, 2018 • 26 min
Greg Lambert and Marlene Gebauer talk with Duke Law School’s Cas Laskowski about software and applications designers moving away from simple User-Centered Design, and think more about Impact-Conscious Design models. This is a follow up to Cas’ 3 Geeks’…
2 - Being a Legal Information Startup
Jun 26, 2018 • 29 min
Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert interview Casetext’s Chief Legal Research Officer and co-founder, Pablo Arredondo. Pablo describes his beginnings as a Kirkland & Ellis attorney who thought his research tools should do much more than they did… and then he…
1 - Living the “Non” Life in Law Firms
Jun 20, 2018 • 24 min
Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert launch The Geek in Review with a discussion of legal information publisher’s push to kill print and make a de facto operating system where you have to go to get your legal information. Marlene also discusses her attendance…