The Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy law journal published Peeking Inside the Black Box: A Preliminary Survey of Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and Predictive Coding Algorithms for eDiscovery (21 Suffolk J. Trial & App. Advoc. 221, 221-286 (2016)). The article explores the sometimes complex…
Attorney Brown Appointed to the Clarks Summit Borough Planning Commission
In August 2016, the Clarks Summit Borough Council selected Attorney Shannon Brown to fill an open seat on the Clarks Summit Borough Planning Commission. Along with legal training, Shannon brings experience as a professor of community and economic development and prior experience servingd as a planning commission member…
Brown Appointed to Rapho Township Planning Commission
Rapho Township appointed Shannon Brown to serve a four-year term on the Rapho Township Planning Commission. The appointment occurred in January 2015. The Planning Commission reviews subdivision and land use applications in Rapho Township and makes recommendations to the Rapho Township Supervisors. Attorney Brown brings past experience in land…
Attorney Brown Teaches Law School Course on eDiscovery Technologies
Attorney and Adjunct Professor Shannon Brown taught a course on eDiscovery technologies such as keyword search, technology assisted review (TAR), predictive analytics, and predictive coding. Unlike typical eDiscovery courses, which often gloss-over the technologies, law students became deeply engaged in the technical aspects of eDiscovery including completing a hands-on,…
Pennsylvania CLE Board Adds Technology Ethics Category
In October 2014, the Pennsylvania CLE Board Website added a new category for lawyer CLE programs called Ethics–Technology (new ETH10). Attorney Shannon Brown requested the additional category in light of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s changes to the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct effective November…
Attorney Brown Receives Cybersecurity Technical Certification
Attorney Shannon Brown passed the new, performance-based, CompTIA Security+™ certification exam on September 16, 2014. CompTIA Security+™ certification provides an industry-recognized method to objectively demonstrate technical skills in computer security, data security, or cybersecurity. The new cybersecurity certification is believed to be a first for an attorney in Pennsylvania. The…
Attorney Brown Files Drone Aircraft Comments
Attorney Shannon Brown filed official comments on the FAA’s proposed, drone aircraft (UAS) regulations and explanations. The FAA printed the Interpretation of the Special Rule for…
Recent Interviews by Kiplinger, PBS NewsHour, and California Lawyer
Several national publications recently interviewed Attorney Shannon Brown about emerging technology-law topics such as drone aircraft and cloud computing. Kiplinger and PBS NewsHour interviewed Attorney Shannon Brown about drone aircraft and UAVs. Drones (unmanned aerial vehicles or unmanned aircraft) pose a number of risks to communities and individuals from…
Attorney Brown Quoted on PBS NewsHour Regarding Drones
PBS NewsHour quoted Attorney Shannon Brown in a recent article discussing the commercial use of drones. The article addressed the March 6, 2014, NTSB administrative law decision, FAA v. Pirker. The controversial decision dismissed a $10,000 fine levied against a…
Attorney Brown Interviewed for Article on Cloud Computing
California Lawyer Magazine interviewed Attorney Shannon Brown for a forthcoming article on cloud computing issues facing lawyers and focusing on Software as a Service (SaaS) options. Cloud computing vendors heavily promote SaaS options to lawyers. The article will help lawyers to understand sometimes complex…
Attorney Brown Presenting at ShmooCon 2014
Attorney Shannon Brown will present Technology Law Issues for Security Professionals at ShmooCon 2014. The talk will generally discuss emerging and current legal issues for security researchers including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), Stored Communications Act (SCA), the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and state Computer Crimes Code. attend the talk at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 18, 2014.
Presentation on eDiscovery for Small Law Firms
On September 25, 2013, Attorney Shannon Brown presented a CLE on eDiscovery technologies available for small law firms and solo law practices at the Berks County Bar Association’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. The CLE covered the state of the profession relating to emerging eDiscovery technologies with particular focus on eDiscovery options for small law firms.
Attorney Brown Completes Harvard Law School’s First Online Copyright Course
Attorney Brown completed Harvard Law School’s first, online, course (in Copyright) offered during the Spring semester 2013. The 12 week course covered statutes, case-law, and theory about US and international copyright. The course ended with a comprehensive final exam (in law school format and taking four hours or more to complete). As Professor William (Terry) Fisher describes the exam,
“the exam was comprehensive…. [T]he exam was difficult; it was very similar to the final examination that I gave this spring to the students in my course on Copyright at Harvard Law School. “
Attorney Brown Completes Statistics: Making Sense of Data Course
Attorney Brown earned a Statement of Accomplishment for the the eight week Statistics: Making Sense of Data course offered by the University of Toronto via Coursera. The noncredit course covered many areas of statistics including data interpretation, confidence intervals, sample size calculation, significance tests, and linear regression.
Attorney Brown Completes Calculus with Distinction
A lawyer who can do math? Attorney Shannon Brown completed a 15 week course in calculus offered by Ohio State University through Coursera. Shannon received a Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction for achieving a 92% in the intensive course. The course covered topics common in Calculus I including limits, derivatives, anti-derivatives, and integrals.
Article Published—Prolorem™ Predictive Coding Project
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division published Shannon’s article about the Prolorem™ eDi predictive coding eDiscovery software project. The article describes the objectives of the software project for eDiscovery , a brief synopsis of how predictive coding (analytics) works, and why predictive coding…
Machine Learning Technical Presentation
Attorney Shannon Brown delivered a presentation on 06 April 2013 entitled “An Overview of Machine Learning” at BarCamp Harrisburg. The presentation provided basic information about machine learning including
defining machine learning,
distinguishing supervised and unsupervised machine learning,
Completes Information Security and Neural Networks Courses
Attorney Brown recently completed two online, non-credit courses—Information Security and Risk Management in Context offered by the University of Washington and Neural Networks for Machine Learning offered by the University of Toronto.
Attorney Brown Launching an eDiscovery Software Company
Attorney Shannon Brown recently launched a new, “community-benefit,” eDiscovery software company. Prolorem™ LLC’s first product is a Computer Assisted Document Analysis (CADA) software package called Prolorem™ eDi
Invited to Present at a National, Legal-Technology-Ethics Program
Attorney Shannon Brown was invited to present on emerging technology-ethics issues for a nationally broadcast ethics program. The program, entitled Legal Ethics and Technology: Complying With Changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, will explore topics such as the ABA 20/20 Commission Model Rule updates related to technology, cloud computing, and encryption.
Head in “the Clouds” Published
Attorney Brown closed 2011 with a fifth, print publication titled Head in “the Clouds” … And Don’t Know It?. Head in the Clouds addresses the challenges for Pennsylvania lawyers when assessing cloud computing use by lawyers.
Named Charter Member of Lawyer Sustainability Program
The Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Environmental and Energy Law Section named Attorney Brown one of nine, charter members of the Pennsylvania Lawyers United for Sustainability (PLUS) Program.
Attorney Brown Attends E-Discovery for Solos and Small Law Firms Webinar
On August 25, 2011, Attorney Brown attended the E-Discovery for Solos and Small Law Firms Webinar. The webinar addressed eDiscovery issues specifically from the solo and small law firm perspective
S/MIME Encrypted Email Available
Attorney Brown now offers an additional method for client’s to encrypt emails sent to Attorney Brown and for Attorney Brown to authenticate emails.
Attorney Brown’s Article Published
The Lancaster Bar Association published Attorney Brown’s article on new lawyer mentoring.