The Digital Edge podcast: How Can Chatbots Help Your Law Firm?

Posted On: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Many lawyers are curious about chatbots but have little knowledge of how they can be applied in their legal practice. In this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway talk to Tom Martin about how chatbots are being put to work in the legal industry.

The Digital Detective podcast: Data Breach Lawyers: A View from the Trenches

Posted On: Monday, July 1, 2019

We hear plenty about data breaches and cyber crimes in the news, but most of us don’t know much about the day to day practice of those trusted to deal with them. Darius Davenport joins Digital Detective hosts, John Simek and Sharon Nelson, to discuss how he helps his clients deal with cybersecurity concerns and privacy matters.

Senseiís Forensics Team Starts New Blog

Posted On: Monday, June 3, 2019

We are happy to announce that our very talented digital forensics team here at Sensei has just started their own blog! Digital Forensics Dispatch will give readers a look into our team’s firsthand experience with electronic evidence, cybersecurity, and everything digital forensics. We hope readers will enjoy this unique look into the everyday world of a digital forensic examiner. Be sure to subscribe to receive updates on new posts!

Perry Mason Goes Digital: Electronic Evidence in Family Law Cases

Posted On: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Join us on May 22 at noon for Perry Mason Goes Digital: Electronic Evidence in Family Law Cases. Lunch is provide. Free to attend. RSVP to Jennifer Kubal at  [email protected]

Do You Need a Digital Detox? A One-Hour Boot Camp

Posted On: Friday, April 5, 2019

Do You Need a Digital Detox? A One-Hour Boot Camp


Posted On: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

NORTHERN VA LEGAL DIRECTORY – FREE to list your Firm’s information in & early bird pricing too -- Due Date 4/12/19!!!

Sensei Enterprises, Inc.: Legal Talk Network Posts New Digital Detectives Podcast

Posted On: Monday, April 1, 2019
In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Doug Austin about the most prominent trends in eDiscovery. They talk about the new developments in data privacy laws from 2018 and discuss the most significant ...

Sensei Enterprises, Inc.: Legal Talk Network Posts New On The Road Podcast

Posted On: Friday, March 1, 2019
In this On The Road episode from ABA Midyear Meeting, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Judy Perry Martinez, ABA president-elect, about current issues in focus for the ABA. They discuss a variety of topics including lawyer wellness, ...

Sensei: The 2019 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide

Posted On: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Just published by the ABA, “The 2019 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide” helps lawyers find the leading and most cost-effective equipment for their practice. Authors and industry experts Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Mike Maschke ...

Sensei: The Virginia State Bar TECH SHOW

Posted On: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
The Virginia State Bar TECH SHOW offers new non-attorney staff rates this year – Register now! The 2019 VSB TECH SHOW will feature CLE, Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cleo E. Powell and a national panel of ABA tech speakers. ...


Posted On: Monday, July 9, 2018
ABOUT THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BRIGADE Back-to-School Brigade® is Operation Homefront's annual nationwide school supply collection and distribution campaign. Last year, we distributed more than 41,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to military ...

JK Moving Services: What to Do With Unwanted Office Furniture During a Commercial Relocation

Posted On: Monday, May 14, 2018
When companies decide to relocate offices there is always discussion on the logistics of the move; how are the files going to be moved, how will the offices be moved, and what will happen with the server equipment? All of these are legitimate ...

Royal Cup Coffee: New Cold Brew Coffees hit Walmart Shelves

Posted On: Thursday, May 10, 2018
We're exited to share that select products from our new shelf-stable, ready-to-drink cold brew coffee line are now available for purchase at more than 280 Walmart stores! In March 2018, we introduced its first line of shelf-stable, ready-to-drink ...

A Note from our Chapter President

Posted On: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Dear Northern Virginia Chapter: We are proud to announce that during the 2018 Association of Legal Administrators Annual Conference and Expo, we won the following awards: 2018 IDEA Award for the “Friday Fast Five” mailer 2018 ...

A Note from our Chapter Vice President

Posted On: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Dear Northern Virginia Chapter: As some of you may have heard via our LinkedIn/Twitter accounts this weekend, the Northern Virginia Chapter was the proud recipient of FOUR awards this past weekend at the 2018 Association of Legal Administrators ...

Royal Cup Coffee: 9 Must Have Items in the Break Room

Posted On: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The breakroom is an essential part of every office space. When well-stocked, it’s a great way to make your employees feel valued and appreciated. At Royal Cup, we’ve seen our fair share of breakrooms – the good, the bad and the ...

Interstate: How to Identify and plan for Unexpected Moving Expenses

Posted On: Friday, March 16, 2018
How to Identify and Plan For Unexpected Moving Expenses By Interstate Moving Relocation Logistics There are often additional costs associated with moving that you may not be aware of when planning your move and budget. Here are some moving tips ...

USI: The Top 10 Threats to Global Business

Posted On: Friday, February 16, 2018

Technology is fundamental to business, so it is not a surprise that cyber-attacks, data breaches and unplanned IT outages remain the top threats to business according to research released by the BSI and the Business Continuity Institute.

Rover Records: What is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)?

Posted On: Friday, January 26, 2018

Security and compliance. These two words probably can’t be stressed enough when it comes to your company’s records and sensitive data. As a business with thousands of paper and electronic records, you probably think about these every day.

  •  Are our records secure?
  •  How do they comply with pertinent regulations?
  •  >Which regulations do they even need to comply with?

These questions are common, and easily answerable.

Access: 3 Ways to be Your HR Teamís Audit Hero

Posted On: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Imagine a large organization with rows and rows of filing cabinets lining the walls. Now, imagine a small HR department trying to manage all these employee documents while also responding to frequent internal and external audit requests (often at the same time). Sounds exhausting, right?

 Unfortunately, it’s not all that uncommon.

Mode5: Use It, Don't Lose It! Section 179 and Deductions for Office Equipment Purchases By The End of The Year

Posted On: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Are you worried that the broken printer that has been slowly dying and hanging on for dear life for the past 6 months, won’t be replaced until next year? Well, put away your office equipment smashing bat; we have some news for you!

Donít Get Tricked by Scammers this Halloween: 5 Quick Tips on How to Keep Your Business Safe

Posted On: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Halloween may be a time for ghoulish tricks from ghosts and goblins, however the last thing you want is to find out that you or staff has been tricked by the worst kind of trickster: a scammer. Here are five quick tips on how you can keep your network and your business safe this Halloween.

Foolproof Office Moving Tips

Posted On: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Relocating your business can be stressful. The more time invested in preparation and planning, the more successful your office move will be.  Our friends at Interstate has some great tips on how to make your office move less stressful!

Virginia ALA Chapters Partner with Virginia Lawyers Weekly for New Publication

Posted On: Thursday, October 5, 2017

We are excited to announce that the four Virginia chapters of ALA have partnered with Virginia Lawyers Weekly to assist with their new bi-monthly section dedicated to legal administrators.


Posted On: Friday, August 18, 2017

We would like to thank everyone who joined us last night at Captain Pell’s for the crab feast. We had a great turnout, and we raised a significant amount of school supplies and monetary donations for Fairfax Law Foundation!

Planet Depos: 5 Client Deposition Preparation Tips

Posted On: Thursday, August 10, 2017

You have heard it many times: failure to plan means planning to fail. Depositions sometimes offer a poignant example of this maxim. Many lawyers schedule a deposition and do nothing more than notify their client of when and where to appear. Others give short shrift to the preparation process, advising the client to arrive 30 minutes early on the day of the deposition. Minimizing the importance of deposition preparation adds to your client’s nervousness. It can significantly impact the outcome of the case.

Rover Records: What is Optical Character Recognition (OCR)? Cost, Capabilities and Limitations

Posted On: Thursday, August 3, 2017

Has your organization ever had difficulty locating a record, or locating a specific piece of information within a record? Probably the easiest and most effective way to remedy this common issue is to digitize your paper records. This process of document imaging not only clears up space, which was once occupied by boxes of paper records, by converting them to a digital format, but it can also make locating information throughout multiple documents extremely easy. By allowing for your records to be stored electronically with multiple index fields, locating documents instantly becomes much easier to do than by manually sorting through paper records. Why not make it even easier to locate certain pieces of information, though? The best way to do this is to add an overlay software to your digitized records called Optical Character Recognition (OCR). If you’ve heard of OCR before, it’s probably because you have used it in some common applications, such as Adobe Reader.

Sensei Enterprises: The Persistent Threat of Insider Data Theft (Guest Post)

Posted On: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

For seven years, Zhengquan "Jim" Zhang worked as an IT engineer for KCG Holdings, a Wall Street securities firm, where he managed the source code for the firm's trading platform and algorithms. When news of a potential takeover started to spread, Zhang got nervous, thinking his job could be eliminated. That acquisition was completed last July 20th, three and a half months after FBI agents arrested Zheng, accusing him of stealing more than three million proprietary files, the very files that make up the core of the firm's business.


Posted On: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

As part of our long-time strategic alliance with the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), we're pleased to invite readers of The MPF Weekly to participate in the 2017 ALA Compensation and Benefits Survey, the most comprehensive resource regarding compensation for management and staff positions of US law firms. 

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