Technically Legal is a podcast about legal tech and innovation in the legal industry.
In each episode we interview an innovator in the legal industry. Guests discuss how they are implementing legal technology and innovation into their legal departments and law firms and how listeners can too.
The podcast is hosted by Chad Main, an attorney and founder of Percipient, a tech-enabled legal services provider. Chad launched Percipient on the belief that when technology is leveraged correctly, it makes legal teams more effective.
Lawyers Duty of Technology Competence (2020 Edition) With Jim Doppke
Ethics attorney Jim Doppke returns to talk legal ethics and technology.
Jim was our first guest and talked about what was then a fairly recent change to Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 (Competence): the addition of a comment stating attorneys must understand “the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology.”
Jim says a few things have changed since his first show: More use of AI, more use of tech in general and there are now other legal ethics rules that touch on the use
Michael Volkov on Tech, Software & Data Analysis in Compliance Programs
Attorney Michael Volkov discusses the use of technology, software and data analysis in corporate compliance and ethics programs.
Recent guidance by the U.S. Department of Justice emphasizes the importance of looking at data to monitor compliance programs.
Michael discusses the types of data that should be measured to ensure the effectiveness of a corporate compliance program, where to find that data and the future of compliance software.
Real Talk About Cross Border Data Transfers & Schrems II With Data Privacy Attorney Christian Auty - Episode 36
Data privacy attorney Christian Auty discusses the Schrems II opinion from the European Court of Justice.
The opinion reaffirmed that EU laws like GDPR generally prohibit transfers of personal data from the EU to non-EU countries. Schrems II also invalidated the EU/US Privacy Shield.
As Christian explains, although Schrems II invalidated Privacy Shield companies can still use Standard Contractual Clauses and implement law enforcement policies to address government requests for data.
Anna McGrane & Joshua Fireman on Knowledge and Change Management in Legal Without Boiling the Ocean
You don’t have to “boil the ocean” to innovate in a law firm or legal department. That’s what we learn in Episode 35 from Anna McGrane, PacerPro COO, and Joshua Fireman, President of Fireman & Company.
Anna and Joshua talk about a white paper analyzing time saved and ROI law firms realized by automating the distribution of federal court filings.
Dealing with pleadings may not be a sexy legal tech use case, but addressing solvable pain points can be a big win in the development of a KM program.
Slack’s Cyndi Wheeler & Mark Pike on Automating Legal Workflows And (Not) Using Email
Do you want to spend less time dealing with email? Are you interested in automating repetitive work tasks?
Cyndi Wheeler and Mark Pike, both in-house lawyers at collaboration software company Slack, offer tips on how to do that in Episode 34.
Cyndi and Mark discuss how they moved almost all of their communications with outside counsel away from email and into Slack channels.
They also explain how the Slack legal department uses Slack's workflows and bots to automate common, repetitive legal tasks.
Episode 33: Using AI in Litigation – Thomas Suh (LegalMation Co-Founder)
LegalMation Co-Founder Thomas Suh discusses the use of AI in litigation and his company's software that helps legal teams automate routine litigation tasks.
Thomas and his Co-Founder came up with the idea for LegalMation while working at a litigation boutique. They realized artificial intelligence could be used to tackle routine litigation tasks like drafting pleadings and discovery responses.
LegalMation is live and used by some of the largest corporate legal departments and law firms in the world.