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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.

Mitch is proud to have been recognized by his peers as a 2013 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY Award) and a 2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year. Quick links to his other interests and services are as follows:

SHAME NATION- The Global Epidemic of Online Hate

This past Friday I received my copy of “Shame Nation” by Sue Scheff and Melissa Schorr with the foreword written by Monica Lewinsky. In my opinion, this is the best book ever written about online shaming, bullying, and other related online wrongful acts. I believe it should be required reading for every high school student, executive and employee of every single business in America.

It’s just that good!

Yes, I am a consulting expert in the book (thanks for including me Sue), but the reasons behind my recommendation are premised on fact and not bias or emotion. The global epidemic of online hate needs to be stopped, and Shame Nation now gives all of us the tools to do just that.

Online cruelty and shaming are at an all-time high. Sue and Melissa point out in the book that according to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey, 73 percent of adult Intent users have witnessed online harassment. And when it comes to adults under the age of thirty, 65 percent have experienced online harassment. According to a 2014 YouGov survey, 28% of Americans have admitted to engaging in malicious activity focused on someone they didn’t know.

Today, based upon personal experience, I believe those numbers are much higher. Why do I say this? Well, two reasons.

First, as a lawyer, I’m contacted daily by people who are the victims of bullying, shaming, and other malicious online activity. The volume of incoming calls is substantially increasing, not decreasing. Because of the high number of victims, I even wrote a popular blog post that shared detailed resources to try and help victims and their families. Because I’m so impressed with this new book, I’m adding Shame Nation as a key resource to my post. In my opinion, until we as a society stop condoning online bullying and harassment, the problem is only going to continue to get worse.

The second reason this issue is growing is because of the incredibly poor examples we see each day from our leaders and purported role models. What young adults and children are watching and hearing no longer have boundaries. The need for change becomes even more clear when the new norm is perceived as revolving around the President of the United States routinely shared and continues to share derogatory comments about other people on social media.

In Shame Nation, Sue and Melissa nailed these issues by sharing real-world stories, problems, and tragedies that will make you angry and in some cases may even make you cry. At the same time, they also give you proven solutions and resources to help victims of online wrongdoing.

Learn more and protect yourself by getting a copy of Shame Nation today. Share this book with family and friends who are the target of online hate and don’t know where to turn. While you’re at it, make sure to connect Sue and Melissa and let them know how much you appreciate all the hard work they put into this book.

Together we can fix the problem of online shaming, hate, bullying and other harmful online conduct. I believe Shame Nation is a definitive tool that will stimulate conversation, action, and help fix this problem.


Mitch Jackson enjoys combining law, social media and technology to disrupt, hack, and improve his clients’ companies, causes, and professional relationships. He’s an award-winning 2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year and 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year, who enjoys speaking around the world about business, law and digital.

Fantastic Time Speaking at Tony Robbins!

I recently had the opportunity to share the stage with my friend, David Meerman Scott, at the Tony Robbins Business Mastery Event in Las Vegas. There were 2,000 people in the audience and I walked away impressed with the entire production, experience and everyone involved.

David and I talked about marketing and branding and specifically, the concept of real time newsjacking. In fact, during the event David shared his new course titled, “New Marketing Mastery” which includes everything you need to know about this powerful business tactic. I newsjack in one form or another, on a weekly basis, and encourage anyone interested in doing the same to get David’s course. It’s that good!

It looks like I’ll be back at next year’s event and so maybe I’ll see you there!

 

The “Streaming Lawyer” in September’s Orange County Attorney Journal Magazine

“If you’re practicing law, marketing your practice, and building your brand like everyone else in town, then you’re probably doing things the wrong way.”

-Mitch Jackson

I’m honored and humbled to be featured in September’s Orange County Attorney Journal. Instead of talking about the law, I took this opportunity to share my thoughts about how being human and embracing social media, livestreaming, and digital, has helped our firm better serve the local, national, and international communities. Regardless of who you are and what you do, I believe the approach of helping, caring, and showing your human side, will work for you too.

Please click here to read the article. (Please note this is not paid advertising and no consideration was exchanged for being profiled in the magazine)

The Streaming Lawyer in INC.com

I’m very appreciative of Dakota Shane for profiling me in his Inc.com article titled, “This Attorney Can Teach You More About Building a Brand Using Social Media Than Any Marketing Book.”

Look no further if you’re curious to learn how I use social media and what I share in my LegalMinds Mastermind. 

Criminal Defense Attorney F. Lee Bailey on TheShow.live!

 

It was fun having famed criminal defense attorney, F. Lee Bailey, on TheShow.live

Lee’s many clients and cases have included (1) Sam Sheppard (inspiration for the television series The Fugitive and the 1993 movie staring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones; (2) Boston Strangler; (3) Patty Hearst- armed bank robberies after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA); and of course, (4) the OJ Simpson Case-his famous cross examination of Detective Mark Fuhrman was considered by many to be the key to Simpson’s acquittal. Bailey got the detective to claim, “marine to marine”, he never used the “N” word.

The original episode, viewed by thousands, with comments is here. You can also catch past and upcoming episodes of TheShow.live on Facebook by clicking here!

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Blockchains, Cryptocurrency, Crime and the Law

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The popularity of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum is exploding. The total market value of all virtual currency is $135 billion. Established venture capital firms are pouring tens of millions of dollars into cryptocurrency hedge funds. Investors are buying and storing cryptocurrency in hopes of new opportunities and huge profits.

Almost every industry you can think of is researching and integrating blockchain technology into its long-term plans. This new technology promises to help businesses more efficiently share information, cust costs, and increase profits.

Along with other emerging technology like VR, AR, MR and AI, I believe blockchains are going to exponentially change business, government and society just like the printing press and Internet have already done.

Should you be using blockchains in your business? Should you be investing in cryptocurrency?

I share my thoughts, and answers to these two questions, in this post.

What is a blockchain? The easy answer is to think of this technology as a bleeding edge digital ledger or table, that is used to track credits and debits. It connects or “chains” cryptographically verified transactions into a sequence of lists or “blocks” all managed by a mathematical function to keep track of things. For example, who owns the digital currency, who built and shipped specific building supplies or maybe a new smartphone. Common records are created and accessible to everyone but controlled by no one.

I believe that eventually, major industries are going to be using blockchain technology to instantly monitor the many complex parts of supply and demand needs like ordering, shipping, and quality control. Smart companies will be using blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the customer experience. Future technology could turn global product networks into decentralized marketplaces.

Companies like Walmart and Danish shipping giant, Maersk, are going to be doing in seconds what usually takes days or weeks. Accenture, Microsoft and the United Nations are building a blockchain to help with digital identity and global security.

On August 1, 2017, the state of Delaware established a new law allowing companies to keep shareholder records on a blockchain. Eventually, almost everything you need to do to run, manage and grow your business, or a Fortune 500 company (two-thirds are incorporated in Delaware), will be done via blockchain. Better organization and accountability will be the byproducts of this new technology. In a perfect marketplace, better efficiency should result in lower prices to the consumer.

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