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Mitch Jackson aka The Streaming Lawyer

Mitch Jackson is the Streaming Lawyer and when he’s not trying cases, Mitch enjoys combining law, technology and social media to help professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs use social media and live streaming to disrupt, hack and improve their practices and businesses. To put the information found at this blog into proper context, Mitch is a successful businessman who started his own law firm 30 years ago. He walks his talk when it comes to engaging on the digital platforms and is “all in” when it comes to social media, mobile livestreaming and digital.

In 2013 Mitch was recognized by his peers as one of California’s Lawyers of the Year (CLAY Award) and a 2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year. His law firm website is JacksonandWilson.com (aka “MyLawyerRocks.com“) and most of his social media links can be found here. Outside the courtroom, Mitch enjoys interacting with and partnering with people from around the world who are disrupting industries and influencing change. You can join the conversation at TheShow.Live!

US Paralympic Athlete, Samatha Tucker, on TheShow.live

I’m excited!

Next week on TheShow.live (Facebook Live video show) we have the amazing Samantha “Sammi” Tucker as our special guest. In addition to representing our country in the 2016 Rio Olympics as a Paralympic Archer, she’s also a gifted public speaker and soon-to-be author (she’ll be sharing her story and core message about transformation and resiliency).

Join us next Wednesday, May 31st at 4 pm ET, on the next episode of TheShow.live and between now and then, make sure to connect with Samantha Tucker on Facebook.

Visiting Two NY High School Classes via Skype!

I enjoyed visiting, via Skype, the New York high school classes of 21st Century Teacher, Patricia Ragan. We talked about the law, mock trial, and the legal profession.

Patricia is doing amazing things with her students and in the near future, I can’t wait to see some of them in court. If you’re a teaching looking to utilize live video in your classroom, reach out to Patricia. She’s doing fascinating things with the platforms!

 

Why I’m Proud To Be a Trial Lawyer!

Jon Mitchell Jackson Orange County Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer 200The rights and liberties our ancestors fought and died for (civil rights, due process and equal protection) are now, for the most part, thought less about than who is going to be sent home on the next “Survivor” television show. More people know the names of the “OC Housewives” or “Bachelor” contestants than the names of our U.S. Supreme Court justices. This isn’t OK and I need to get this off my chest.

My name is Mitch Jackson and I’ve been a trial lawyer for 3 decades. Being a trial lawyer is something I’m very proud of.

Trial lawyers protect those who do not have the ability or resources to protect themselves. They keep the peace and make sure everyone plays by the rules. They are an indispensable part of a society that works every day to try and be equal, fair and just.

In a world where “alternative facts” start to become the norm and, a complete lack of respect for our Constitution, Separation of Powers, independent judicial system, and the free press, is promoted and endorsed by our “leaders” in Washington DC, you need to know the following : When a person or company, no matter how big or important, decides that the law doesn’t apply to what they’re doing, trial lawyers are there to hold that wrongdoer accountable.

What we do matters. I truly believe that a good trial lawyer is the custodian of the community’s legal and ethical sense. We are not the enemy of business or progress. In fact, we’re just the opposite. We protect the rights and freedom of people and business and make sure quality products and safety always come first. We are the ally of business and the American dream.

The law and function of trial lawyers have changed over time. And that’s a good thing. Since the beginning of civilization, a common element of all people and societies is change. Trial lawyers and the law are no different. We need to continue to improve and revamp ourselves based upon prior conduct and the present and future needs of society.

Revamping or renovating something special is always the preferred approach. It’s not always easy but is always necessary. In fact, some call this cycle the cycle of life. Even the Statute of liberty wore out after a hundred years. It needed to be refurbished. No big deal.

Along the same lines and over 2 centuries ago a lawyer, Thomas Jefferson, helped pen the Declaration of Independence. Today it stands strong. It continues to be a landmark- a human progress of ideas, ideals and values.

The Declaration of Independence and for that matter, our Constitution, are living, breathing and changing documents. Monuments much older than the Statute of Liberty, and erected on paper rather than a cement foundation. Documents etched indelibly in the minds and free men and women wherever they are.

Most people on this planet believe equality and justice are primary concerns. Truth be told, this isn’t the case. People living in third world countries controlled by dictatorships know this all too well. Many Americans don’t truly appreciate the rights and liberties they experience on a daily basis.

And that’s too bad.

Tragically, it seems to me that many Americans have become passive when it comes to protecting their liberty and justice. Based upon what I’m seeing and hearing almost on a daily basis, the average American just doesn’t’ believe it is his or her duty to preserve the liberties that all of us enjoy.

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The Power of “Yes”

“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you are not sure you can do it, say yes. Then learn how to do it later.” — Richard Branson

Saying “yes” opens the door for new opportunities. Saying “yes” keeps you moving forward in business and in life.

But having the time, energy, and courage to say “yes” is not always easy. In fact, I wrote about how important it is to learn how to say “no” last week in my post, The Power of No.

If you don’t adopt the approach of saying “yes” to new friends, business opportunities, and life experiences, you are limiting your chances of happiness, satisfaction, and success. In business, your competitors who have learned the secret of saying “yes” will capitalize on the opportunities that you never let into your life.

I think past Google CEO Eric Schmidt hit the nail on the head when he said, “Find a way to say yes to things. Say yes to invitations to a new country, say yes to meet new friends, say yes to learn something new. Yes is how you get your first job, and your next job, and your spouse, and even your kids. Even if it’s a bit edgy, a bit out of your comfort zone, saying yes means that you will do something new, meet someone new, and make a difference. Yes, lets you stand out in a crowd, be the optimist, see the glass full, be the one everyone comes to. Yes is what keeps us all young.”


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“The Power of No” by Mitch Jackson

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