DISRUPT LEGAL

About Disrupt Legal:

My name is Mary Redzic and I am proponent of disruption in the legal industry with innovative technology. I will post ideas on how the legal industry can and should be changed to make it better for both lawyers and their clients and about people or companies who are helping the cause. If you would like for me to cover any topics, feel free to contact me at mredzic@gmail.com.

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Mary Redzic is an in-house counsel for the Vionic Group.  She reviews legal tech tools at Disrupt Legal.

Lawyers in Transition-Planning a Mindful Life

We wanted to share our insights and experiences along with those of other solo practitioners and small firm practitioners who have worked their way through their own challenges in dealing with pre-retirement planning. We like the idea of shifting from “mindless aging” to “mindful living.” We would like to invite colleagues and friends to come forward to share their experiences to help our readers begin to experience the importance of building a transition plan. It is important to understand that the journey from full-time work to full-time retirement could take several years to accomplish, so that is why the more time you put into planning this journey the better your outcomes will be.

Join us at:

https://www.facebook.com/lawyersintransition/

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NYSBA | Lawyers in Transition-Upcoming Programs-FREE for NYSBA Members

UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS FOR LAWYERS IN TRANSITION

STRATEGIES FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR WELL-BEING: EVEN WHEN ALL NEWS SEEMS BAD | FREE VIDEO REPLAY

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Video Replay Program with live Q&A | Register here! 

 

Sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition and the Lawyer Assistance Program.

 

Panelists: Pat Spataro & Kim Wolf Price

Transition is often a time when individuals find themselves struggling as our sense of identity can often be tied up in “what one does” as much as “who one is.”  Sometimes as we seek new opportunities, we need to focus on strategies for taking care of your well-being.  So what steps should you take to strengthen your sense of well-being to help in making a transition? During a transition? When the transition seems to be too much to handle?  This program gives viewers advice on how to work through these tough time – whether it is your own struggle or you are looking for ways to help someone else. 

Recorded Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | Broadcast with Live Q&A

This is a free event for NYSBA members.  Pre-registration is required. 

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THE ECONOMIC CONFIDENCE BUILDING PROCESS | FREE LIT WEBCAST

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | 120 Broadway – 37th Floor, New York, NY 10271 | Register here! 

Sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition.

The Economic Confidence Building Process is a comprehensive engagement and analysis of a client’s interconnected wealth protection and wealth creation worlds with the ultimate goal of helping clients live great financial lives. We know specifically that attorneys live busy and demanding lives which leaves very little time for planning and understanding financial and insurance instruments. We look to bring good information, discipline, organization and more importantly trusted counsel.

Faculty:

Vidal Peoples has been a financial planner with Strategies for Wealth since 2011. Vidal is a proud torch bearer of Strategies For Wealth 81 year tradition of excellence in engaging individuals, families and business owners towards living great financial live and financial security. Vidal helps clients maximize and protect their wealth by debunking common financial myths which have caused the current retirement crisis.

 

Marty Nachemson is a partner at Prosperian Wealth Management. Marty brings a specialty in holistic financial engineering to his clientele.Thorough and innovative, Marty produces measurable returns through a unique macro-economic coordination process, with the goal in mind to increase efficiency of dollars, develop tax saving strategies, along with risk management and control over your finances. For over three decades, Marty’s communication skills, grasp of economic strategy and desire to serve has brought him a diverse and prolific clientele as well as many industry awards and recognition. 

 

This is a free event for NYSBA members.  Pre-registration is required. 

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STORYTELLING FOR LAWYERS | FREE LIT WEBCAST

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | Time: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Free Webcast and Live Program | Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. | 250 Park Avenue | New York, NY 10177 | Register here! 

Sponsored by the New York State Bar Association Committee on Lawyers in Transition.

 
Description:

Stories, true and personal, are the single most powerful communication tool. Using ethos, logos and pathos, we craft stories to transmit information effectively as counselors, negotiators, advocates, negotiators, employers, marketers, and colleagues. This workshop will discuss:
– new neurological research on the function of stories with a dramatic arc

– how to craft stories

– how to choose stories

– how to deliver stories

– code-switching

– ethical boundaries

Program Location:

Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. | 250 Park Avenue | New York, NY 10177

Panelist:

Deb Volberg Pagnotta, J.D., is CEO of diversityDNA llc, and Interfacet, Inc., both New York-based consultancies which provide services to help people communicate to connect. Ms. Pagnotta recently founded Storyweavers™, a project providing a series of curated and open mike story events throughout NY. Ms. Pagnotta is an adjunct instructor in the Humanities Department at Norwalk Community College, where she is the first recipient of NCC’s Center for Escellence teaching award. She delivered a TEDxNCC talk (Diversity: Connections Not Categories) in 2014, and ran the Got Ideas Entrepreneurial Contest (2015) and the Juried Story Slam (2016). An instructor at Iona College from 2009-20115, she founded and ran the annual Student Story Slam (6 times) and in 2013 received the Junior Faculty Award for excellence in teaching. Her courses range from Intercultural Communication, Public Speaking, and Persuasion, to Interpersonal Communication, and Technology, Communication and Society.

This is a free event for NYSBA members.  Pre-registration is required. 

Attackers Get PINs for 101,000 Taxpayers at IRS – GigaLaw

by Doug Isenberg

The Internal Revenue Service was the target of an attack that used stolen social security numbers and other taxpayer data to obtain PINs that can be used to file tax returns electronically. The attack occurred in January and targeted an IRS Web application that taxpayers use to obtain their so-called Electronic Filing (E-file) PINs.

See original report at GigaLaw

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Debt by Degrees — ProPublica’s College Scorecard

Debt by Degrees

Which Colleges Help Poor Students Most?

by Sisi Wei and Annie Waldman, ProPublica, Sept. 12, 2015

New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows in unprecedented detail how much federal student loan debt college students from low-income families are being saddled with. Use this interactive database to search among 6,000 schools in the U.S. to see how much they support their poorest students financially. Related: Colleges Flush With Cash Saddle Poorest Students With Debt »

Read entire article…use search tool.

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The Mindset List: 2019 List

Beloit College Releases the Mindset List for This Year’s Entering Class of First-Year College Students, The Class of 2019

 

Beloit, Wis. —  Members of the entering college class of 2019 were mostly born in 1997 and have never licked a postage stamp, have assumed that  Wi-Fi is an entitlement, and have no first-hand experience of Princess Diana’s charismatic celebrity.

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall. For this year’s entering class there has always been Google; Email, informal to previous Millennials, has emerged as “the new formal” for them, while texting and other social media serve as the wild and wooly mode of exchange. Teachers have had to work overtime encouraging them to move beyond the Web and consult sources in books and journals. And Poland has always been a member of NATO, suggesting that Mr. Putin’s heartburn about Western expansion is at least as old as the new college kids are.

“The Class of 2019 will enter college with high technology an increasing factor in how and even what they learn,” said Charles Westerberg, Director of the Liberal Arts in Practice Center and Brannon-Ballard Professor of Sociology at Beloit College. “They will encounter difficult discussions about privilege, race, and sexual assault on campus. They may think of the ‘last century’ as the twentieth, not the nineteenth, so they will need ever wider perspectives about the burgeoning mass of information that will be heading their way. And they will need a keen ability to decipher what is the same and what has changed with respect to many of these issues.”

In fairness to the members of the entering class, this year’s Mindset List also includes an addendum of terms that faculty need to understand if they are going to communicate effectively.

The Beloit College Mindset List, which this year is as old as the entering students themselves, is created by Ron Nief, Emeritus Director of Public Affairs; Tom McBride, Emeritus Professor of English; and Charles Westerberg. Additional items on the list as well as commentaries and guides are found at www.beloit.edu/mindset and www.themindsetlist.comRegular updates and discussions are on Facebook and Twitter.

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Color Alive – Mythical Creatures – Crayola

A special app and crayon transform coloring by activating a virtual experience complete with color effects. Crayola Color Alive Mythical Creatures comes with six Crayola Crayons, one special color effects crayon, free app download, and 16 action coloring pages featuring dragons, wizards, and other characters for young artists to color and interact with.

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With the free Color Alive app, kids can use a compatible device to bring characters to life in their own surroundings. The Color Alive app breathes life into the mythical creatures with movement and sound. Each action coloring page character has its own unique animation within the app that kids can activate by tapping on their phones or tablets. When children are done coloring the 16 included pages, they can print additional action coloring pages from the app.

Color Alive app is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows devices. It is available on the App Store, Google play, and the Windows Store. For specific device compatibility, visit Crayola.com/AppCheck.

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How often do technologies which may be disruptive start as “toys” or entertainment?

I think the possibility exists for low cost 3-D demos (in court or elsewhere).  Click here for details and demo videos.

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