Ernie the Attorney is a long time blogger and innovator in the law. We love Ernie for lots of reasons, one of which is his linked-in profile which states:
Darwin observed that "it is not the strongest of the species that
survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to
change." The legal system, long bound by tradition, now struggles to
adapt to increasing societal change. Today, lawyers can use technology
in novel ways to improve communication and increase efficiency in
gathering information. We need to be more adept at handling digital
information to fully represent our clients.
Clients increasingly need lawyers who look at things in fresh ways, who
seek hidden advantages, and who properly assess risk instead of
reflexively avoiding it. "Zealous representation," to me, is less about
swash-buckling and more about thoughtfulness and strategic planning.
Want to learn more? Listen or read Ernie's GAL Radio interview where he discusses social networking and other hot topics in law.
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Damien Allen: Good afternoon, and welcome to GAL Radio. My name is Damien Allen and joining me today via the telephone is Ernest Svenson of the Svenson Law Firm in New Orleans, Louisiana. Good afternoon, and welcome to the program, Ernest.
Ernest Svenson: Hey, it’s great to be here.
Damien Allen: It’s great to have you. Congratulations on your Super Bowl win.