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Denise Howell is a seasoned appellate and intellectual property litigator based in Los Angeles. Denise writes one of the first and most popular law-related blogs, Bag and Baggage, coined the term "blawg" and helped pioneer podcasting for lawyers. Microcontent obsessed since 2001, she is frequently quoted in the media on legal issues involving intellectual property and technology law. "Sound Policy" is Denise's show at IT Conversations, and it's also what she hopes results from the briefs she submits to court. Email Denise at

Dennis Kennedy is a computer lawyer and legal technology expert based in St. Louis, Missouri. An award-winning author, a frequent speaker and a widely-read blogger, he has more than 300 publications on legal, technology and Internet topics, many of which are collected in his e-books. Dennis has been described as someone who knows almost every rock song in existence and, more importantly, how they apply to technology and law. Email Dennis at his gmail address.

Tom Mighell is Senior Counsel and Litigation Technology Support Coordinator at Cowles & Thompson in Dallas. He has published the Internet Legal Research Weekly newsletter since 2000 and blogged about the Internet and legal technology at Inter Alia since August of 2002. With Tom's singing, Ernie on guitar and Dennis' encylopedic knowledge of rock music, we may have the beginnings of a good band, if this whole blog thing doesn't work out. Email Tom at

Marty Schwimmer left a partnership in the largest trademark practice in the world and founded Schwimmer Mitchell, a full-service IP micro-boutique in Westchester County, New York, where he represents owners of famous and not yet famous trademarks. He founded The Trademark Blog, the first IP law blog and the one with the most pictures. He is the first to come in and the last to leave in his firm. Email Marty at

Ernest Svenson practices law with a mid-sized law firm in New Orleans, specializing in business-related lawsuits. Most of his practice takes place in federal court, especially the Eastern District. He is best known for his weblog Ernie the Attorney, which he started as an experiment. Like many experiments it got out of control. Nevertheless, he continues to practice law and, occasionally, to seek enlightenment. Email Ernest at
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April 11, 2006


1. Thomason on April 11, 2006 1:37 PM writes...

Why limit it to audio podcasts? In states where court proceedings are videotaped, lawyers can provide prospective clients with a viewable sample of actual trial presentations.

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2. coffield on April 12, 2006 10:42 AM writes...

Interesting post Dennis. I'm wondering whether you or others have seen any law firm websites that provide this type of information to clients and potential clients. For example, are there any law firm websites that contains audio or video samples of litigators in action? As a lawyer from a firm largely focused on defense litigation I'd think having some sample video from trial, depositions, hearings, appellate arguments would be a nice addition to have to show prospective clients during a presentation or add to the website. We often tout the trial experience of our lawyers and the results we get – but this would back it up with video/audio.

I've seen website attorney profiles where it lists cited cases -- but what about having short video clips of each litigation attorney in action.

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3. Dominic Jaar on September 30, 2006 12:37 PM writes...

Next hearing I'll have, I'll bring my camera! Brillant idea!

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4. Trevion Means on November 1, 2006 1:19 PM writes...


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5. Jamie Parks on March 27, 2007 9:52 AM writes...

Digital samples of 'real' moments from a lawyer's practice is indeed the future of law firm marketing. I'll also say that lawyers who have the courage to publish their 'style' to the world will be the ones who lead the way in this digital revolution known as Law 2.0

To any lawyer who decides to publish clips from their oral arguments or highlights from their video taped practice archive, please e-mail me. I'd like to talk to you about why you decided to do it and link to a few of your clips from my site. []

Real Lawyers are humans unlike the majority of counsel currently lurking in today's legal swamps. Prove your humanity to us and watch the slimey sludge vaporize into marvelous oceans of light and truth.

Accountability has arrived.

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