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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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"What looks like willpower might also be trust."

How to keep your choices under your control.
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Fudgy Lemon Brownies - the most delicious cross between a brownie and a lemon bar. So great for spring! #easter #dessert #lemon
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Some people "waking up" really are just going crazy. 
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A size comparison between the Titanic and a modern cruise ship.

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Holy crap! That is awesome.
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Bourbon & Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

What better way to celebrate Jesus making a comeback and #420 on the same day, than with these mallows?

#bourbon #recipe  
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Indeed. Tricky to do when management undermines efforts.
The Social Business Secret That Nearly Everyone Ignores
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A roundup of links and such on #heartbleed , as it can be tricky to keep track of it all or know what to do. #lawyers  
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These kinds of articles fascinate me. There's an assumption that a positive atmosphere is universal, which isn't the case.  Coupled with modeling the behaviors you want, you get the atmosphere you want  but that doesn't mean it's positive.
To be an effective boss you need to focus on your people. That allows them to focus on customers. It's a virtuous circle, and here's how to get it rolling.
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#Writer, #Editor and Problem Solver.
  • 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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Consumer of knowledge who shares, too.
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.
  • 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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Quick Hits Friday: Security! Security! - Law Technology Today

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

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...

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

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

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

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?

When employees jump ship, it's most likely to be because they are counting on a different job to deliver better career advancement, accordin

Tax Break Just For Lawyers

Lawyers--and only Contingent Fee Lawyers--Can Plan Their Taxes Better Than Most People. Here's How.

Why Social Media Monitoring and Archiving is Now a Lawyer's Duty - Nextp...

Social media monitoring is now a part of any eDiscovery process. If you need any more evidence, talk to Dana Snay.

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Is it innovation, the perfect expression of the free market or rude? That's what people are debating about

Office Gear That's Smarter Than You Are |

These days, you can track your foot steps, heart rate, and sleep patterns. Now the "quantified self" craze is coming to office products. A f

15 Non-Certified IT Skills Growing in Demand

Whether you're a senior IT executive evaluating staffing needs and preparing budgets or an IT pro deciding where to invest your time to gain

The Myth of the Dream Job and the True Pursuit of Happiness

It’s great if your career is what you love, but that’s not the most important thing to everyone. If what you love is your family, if what yo

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators

The psychological origins of waiting (... and waiting, and waiting) to work

The Powerlessness of Positive Thinking

According to a great deal of research, positive fantasies may lessen your chances of succeeding.

5 Psychological Studies that Require a Second Look

Lessons learned from unusual research publications from my laboratory