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Gwynne Monahan
Works at ABA Legal Technology Resource Center
Attended The John Marshall Law School
Lived in Chicago, IL
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2. No Sour Grapes

Back before I was an entrepreneur, I remember when one of my co-workers accepted a position at another company. The general manager turned to her and said, "Get. Out."

Bloomberg is actually infamous for giving employees who resign the cold shoulder, even refusing to shake their hand when they leave. I completely disagree with this approach. How you treat an employee when they resign affects the employee much less than it affects the people who stay.

Whenever someone leaves our company, even when I'm pissed off, I will always be gracious, and ask them to share their experiences (both good and bad) with me.

Agreed. Witnessed this first hand. The employees thought less of the CEO, saw him as disrespectful and not much of a leader. Not the kind of things you want your employees thinking about you while you're trying to grow a company, I'd wager. But then again, if you don't care, that is also reflected.
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There are some things you don't need to learn the hard way. Here's how to make your company a better place to work.
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Ann Friedman went "deep single" after a big breakup and loves her newfound freedom.
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Brilliant. Amusing. Brilliant.
My Wikipedia page states that I am called the Grim Reaper. I guess that’s accurate, but it seems so formal.
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Beautiful and spectacular. #Chicago  
The Windy City is just so full of win in this awe-inspiring clip.
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Interesting read.
The novelist goes deep on the future of his books and the TV series they begat
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The problem about being a Programmer! #Logic #HappensEveryTime #Classic
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People recover better from serious brain injuries if they've had more formal education, researchers say. They're not sure why book learning promotes cognitive reserve.
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FOR a long time speech-recognition software was poor, confirming the saying that computers find it difficult to do things humans do easily, and vice-versa. But...
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  • ABA Legal Technology Resource Center
    Education Programming Specialist, present
  • Clio
    Communications Manager, 2012 - 2013
    Clio’s first international hire, Gwynne documents Clio’s stories, development, and growth. She is an award-winning blogger and a social media veteran who is never far from the Internet.
  • Small Firm Innovation
    Editor, 2011 - 2013
    Blog sponsored by Clio. ABA Journal #blawg100 Winner: Most Popular Legal Practice Management Blog In charge of editorial calendar, contributors and promotion. Small Firm Innovation is a blog focused on two areas: the business aspect of running a law practice, and the nitty gritty of what has made a solo and small firm practice a success. From seasoned and successful lawyers to the newly graduated, Small Firm Innovation emphasizes practical solutions for real-world challenges faced by solo and small firm lawyers. Its focus on first person accounts of small firm success creates a dynamic exchange of ready-to-implement ideas.
  • Clio
    Community Manager, 2010 - 2012
    Managed Clio blog, started #cliotraining Tips series, maintained and grew #fb and #twitter followers and dramatically increased social media interaction with current and new users, thought leaders, publications and others in the legal and legal technology industry.
  • Self-employed/Freelance
    Writer, Editor and Researcher, 2008 - 2011
    Freelance writer/editor/technical communicator. Recent projects include: - User Guides for Time59, online time tracking software. - Content migration for new Managing Partner Forum website. - Edited book, "Social Media for Lawyers: Twitter Edition" written by Adrian Dayton, published by the Ark Group. - Weekly blogging for personal injury law firm.
  • Shadow Froggy Consulting
    Founder, Chief Consultant, 2009 - 2011
    An independent project turned potential business geared toward educating the legal community on the practical uses of open source applications. She has written articles about open source for the Texas Bar Journal and Law Technology Today, and has also presented on the topic to such associations as the Chicago Bar Association.
  • TIme59
    Technical Writer and Social Media Consultant, 2010 - 2010
  • Comrad Esq
    Book and Blog Editor, 2009 - 2010
  • International Academy of Design and Technology
    Adjunct Professor, Technical Communications, 2009 - 2009
  • BBJ Linen
    Corporate Communications Coordinator, 2006 - 2008
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I'm best known by myTwitter handle, @econwriter5, and a writer and consumer of knowledge who shares, too. From law schools creating incubators to social media as an eDiscovery goldmine to how lawyers can use "big data" from cloud-computing platforms to better run their practices, I follow trends in consumer and technology, and how they may impact the practice of law. I help connect the dots so lawyers can more effectively, and efficiently run their practices.

I do some fiction writing, and blog on my observations and experiences of living in Vancouver, Canada and, most recently, moving back to #Chicago.

I'm often quick with a book suggestion, witty comment or a laugh. I enjoy (read:love) baseball, jazz, foods I couldn't get in Canada (just) and the sound of the "L" (best sound!). #Mizzou graduate, and earned a M.Sc., with honours, in IT and Privacy Law from The John Marshall Law School.

This being the Internet, if you want to contact me personally, use this address.
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Snowboarded Whistler Blackcomb, and survived, having never been on a snowboard before.
Education
  • The John Marshall Law School
    MSc with Honors, IT & Privacy Law, 2007 - 2009
  • DePaul University
    Professional Business Writing Certificate, 2005 - 2005
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    BA, English, 1999 - 2003
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My Wikipedia page states that I am called the Grim Reaper. I guess that’s accurate, but it seems so formal.

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The Windy City is just so full of win in this awe-inspiring clip.

George R.R. Martin: The Rolling Stone Interview
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How speech-recognition software got so good
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FOR a long time speech-recognition software was poor, confirming the saying that computers find it difficult to do things humans do easily,

Design gives Wrigley Field a firm sense of place
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Why, in this city of great buildings, does the unpretentious piece of architecture at Clark and Addison exert such a powerful hold on us?

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Quick Hits Friday: Security! Security! - Law Technology Today
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In the wake of the "heartbleed" bug, time to check your law firm technology security.

Study: Games’ link to aggression comes from challenge, not violence
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Hacked versions of Half-Life 2, Tetris used to drive testers mad.

Sometimes the only thing worse than having an HR department is not havin...
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Companies pursuing flat management structures and more accountability for employees are deciding to do without a traditional human-resources

What I Learned About Stop-and-Frisk From Watching My Black Son
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The “special tax” on men of color is more than an inconvenience. A father shares his firsthand observations and fears. This post is part of

Simon Sinek: Great Managers Don't Lay Off Employees
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VANCOUVER -- Simon Sinek, the corporate guru with a knack for making leadership lessons go viral, has a new message for managers: Great boss

The 5 Ugly Lessons Hiding in Every Superhero Movie
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Is the sudden, raging success of this genre a sign of a toxic corruption in the collective soul of our society? Probably!

When The Best Employees Quit, Can You Handle The Truth?
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When employees jump ship, it's most likely to be because they are counting on a different job to deliver better career advancement, accordin