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.


The AALL Animal Law Caucus: Acknowledging and Researching Animal Rights in a People-Centric World
Nov 19 • 44 min
We all love our pets and think of them as part of our families. Even though we might love them as much (or more) than we love people, the legal system does not allow them the same protection. That doesn’t mean that there are no rights for animals, in…
Alyson Carrel and Cat Moon on The Delta Model
Nov 12 • 60 min
We have discussed the concept of the T-Shaped Lawyer on previous episodes, but we jump into a new concept this week called the Delta Model. Alyson Carrel from Northwestern Law School joins returning guest Cat Moon from Vanderbilt Law School’s Program on…
Hotshot’s Ian Nelson on Modernizing Attorney Professional Development
Nov 4 • 45 min
Ian Nelson is no stranger to introducing the legal industry to as-needed training on legal topics. He was one of the first US employees of Practical Law Company (PLC). After PLC was acquired by Thomson Reuters, Ian stayed on for a while as PLC…
Anne Tucker and Ben Chapman on Georgia State University’s Law & Business School’s Collaborate on The Institute for Insight
Oct 24 • 53 min
Wouldn’t it be cool if a law school and a business school could collaborate on issues of legal analytics, entrepreneurial opportunities in the law, and collaboration between the university and the local business and law firm industries? We talk with a…
And the Survey Says… - Kevin Clem on the HBR Law Department Survey
Oct 16 • 49 min
This week, we bring on Kevin Clem, Chief Commercial Officer for HBR Consulting. Kevin discusses the HBR Law Department Survey which has become a staple in the industry over the past 16 years. There is still a bit of a Family Feud between the in-house and…
The Legal Tech and Innovation Pipeline - Can Law Schools and Law Firms Better the Process?
Oct 3 • 56 min
Three law school innovators, three law firm innovators, a law student, and a biglaw Partner meet on a podcast… this podcast… and share thoughts on how to improve law students’ tech skills before they arrive at the firm. That is the setting for this…
NYU Law and Tech Conference: Serving it Up East Coast Style
Sep 26 • 32 min
It turns out that the West Coast doesn’t have a lock on law and tech innovation. On this episode, we talk with four guests who are involved in the upcoming NYU Law and Tech: Impact on Innovation, coming up on October 15, 2019. Our guests today are…
Makerspaces in Law Schools with Ashley Matthews and Sharon Bradley
Sep 19 • 42 min
Makerspaces are becoming very popular in libraries, and today we talk with two librarians who are ready to bring the collaborative thinking and working spaces into the law school library environment. Ashley Matthews is at George Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law…
Andie Kramer and Al Harris on Their New Book, It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace
Sep 13 • 56 min
While we could talk all day with the husband and wife team of Andie Kramer and Al Harris about being BigLaw Partners, it is their work on women’s conflicts and bias in the workplace which brings them on the show today. Andie and Al recently released their…
Andre Davison - Winning with Diversity and Technology
Sep 5 • 41 min
Andre Davison was literally a sixteen year old student when he began his career in law firm libraries. Now the Research Technology Manager at Blank Rome’s Houston office, Andre has taken a leadership role both within his firm with technology and diversity…
ALM’s Dylan Jackson on the Issues of Mental Health and Overall Value of Law Firm Staff
Aug 28 • 39 min
Welcome to the 50th Episode of the Geek in Review!! American Lawyer Media Reporter, Dylan Jackson, joins us this week to discuss two of his recent articles which focused on the mental health of law firm staff, as well as the persistent caste system which…
Sameena Kluck on the Measuring the ROI of Pro Bono Work
Aug 22 • 39 min
Most of us learned that if you set goals, those goals should be measurable. Sameena Kluck, Vice President of Business Development at Paladin, PBC, sits down with us this week to discuss how Pro Bono goals should also be measurable. While Pro Bono work is…
Jason Wilson on Small and Regional Legal Publisher Survival in Today’s Market
Aug 14 • 51 min
When mega-legal publisher, Thomson Reuters, acquired regional legal publisher, O’Connor’s in January 2018, there were many Texas lawyers and law librarians who worried about what would happen to this very popular publisher. Greg sits down with former…
Ian McDougall on LexisNexis’ Rule of Law Foundation
Aug 6 • 45 min
Ian McDougall is the General Counsel for LexisNexis, as well as the President of LexisNexis’ Rule of Law Foundation. According to the Foundation, The Rule of Law is made up of four parts: Equality Under the Law Transparency of Law Independent Judiciary…
Anusia Gillespie on the New Big Law’s Innovation Confusion Disorder
Jul 29 • 46 min
On this episode of The Geek in Review, Anusia Gillespie, the US Head of Innovation at Eversheds Sutherland, sits down with us this week to discuss what she refers to as the “New Big Law” market’s inverted approach to innovation. In a market filled with…
vLex’s Faus and Gerami on Foreign Legal Research - France’s Judicial Analytics (Over)Reaction - AALL Recap
Jul 22 • 39 min
After a week of Washington, DC heat and humidity, we are back to discuss all things legal information with a slant toward technology and management. We have a recap of the American Association of Law Libraries annual conference, #AALL19, where Marlene…
Tom Gaylord on SCOTUS Taking Up Georgia’s Copyright Claim Over Its Statutes
Jul 2 • 36 min
The law is the law, and should be in the public domain, right?? Well, you’d think so, but it may be up to the US Supreme Court to make that determination in its next session when it takes up The State of Georgia v. Public.Resources.org. We talk with Tom…
The Pros and Cons of Working Remotely
Jun 26 • 49 min
It seems that the current workforce is looking for more flexibility in where they work, and how often that means in an office setting, a home office, or in some other remote location. We conducted a semi-Elephant Post episode this week and asked our…
Matt Homann Says Binders of Strategy are Useless… And You Should Listen to Him!
Jun 12 • 43 min
There’s more to strategy than having a shelf full of binders labeled “Strategy [Insert Year].” That’s what this week’s guest, Matt Homann from Filament, tells us. Matt’s influence in the legal market goes back a couple of decades, and he’s been a voice in…
Brad Blickstein on Legal Operations and #CLOCAfterDark
May 30 • 42 min
Brad Blickstein, Principal at the Blickstein Group, a research and advisory firm for both in-house and outside law firms, joins us to talk about legal operation, and his recent experiences at the 2019 CLOC Institute in Las Vegas. As with many great…
Erin Levine on the Efficiency of Divorce as a Service
May 23 • 45 min
In our 40th Episode, Greg and Marlene interview Erin Levine, an attorney and founder/CEO of Hello Divorce, a service that makes divorce more human and accessible by offering legal help and wellness support throughout the process of dissolving a marriage.…
Ep. 39 - Hannah Bloch-Wehba on Who is Governing the Algorithms?
May 15 • 39 min
When you think of algorithmic governance, you may go right to things like predictive law enforcement, or risk assessment of setting bail or prison sentences for those in the criminal justice system. However, algorithms have a much broader application in…
Jim Hannigan - SALI Alliance and Why Matter Standards … Really Matter
May 9 • 39 min
Jim Hannigan, the Director of Legal Project Management at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP and a member of the leadership team and standards committee at SALI Alliance walks us through the importance surround data standards when it comes to legal matters.…
Advice for Law Students - From Reducing Stress to Nailing Your Time as a Summer Associate
May 2 • 14 min
Welcome to a mini-episode of The Geek In Review. Shot on location in Scottsdale, Arizona. Law School Stress?? No Kidding! This week, we continue our discussion on how law students can have a stressful time in the three years they are in law school. We…
David Whelan on Sole Provider or No Provider. Plus, How Law Schools are Reducing Student Stress During Finals
Apr 25 • 40 min
David Whelan, the Director of Legal Information & the Great Library Society of Ontario, discusses his recent article “The No Legal Research Provider Landscape,” and how lawyers, law librarians, and the legal industry looks at legal information services.…
Brian Powers on the Entrepreneur Lawyer
Apr 18 • 39 min
One of the best things about the legal industry is that there are multiple pathways to success. We are all trained issue spotters, and our guest on this episode identified an issue and founded a new company to fix that issue. Brian Powers is the CEO and…
Dr. Carla Rydholm on the Value of Legal Data Analytics
Apr 12 • 43 min
Not many people can make the transition from Ph.D. in Genetics and Genomics, and then to the legal analytics field, but Dr. Carla Rydholm is someone who did just that. For nearly the past decade, Dr. Rydholm has been leading the charge of data analytics…
Stephen Embry - The Passion Behind Legal Blogging
Apr 4 • 37 min
On this episode of The Geek in Review Podcast, we have a wonderful conversation with Steve Embry of the TechLaw Crossroads blog. Embry walked away from his AmLaw 200 partnership almost a year ago to follow his passion to become a full time legal blogger.…
Joe Lawson on How a 3% Increase in Lawyer Efficiency Can Solve a Pro Se Problem
Mar 26 • 39 min
On this episode of The Geek In Review, we talk with Joe Lawson, Deputy Director of the Harris County Law Library in Houston, Texas. With Harris County being the third largest county in the United States, there is a large number of attorneys, judges, and…
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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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,…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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.…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…
Episode 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’…
Episode 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…
Episode 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…