9 episodes

It’s no secret the legal industry is changing. At the American Bar Association Center for Innovation, we regularly hear about new service delivery models, court-based innovations, and other developments that positively impact how the public accesses legal services and information.But who is driving this change? What is inspiring these legal innovators? And perhaps, more importantly, what are the results of their efforts?The ABA Center for Innovation wants you to know the answers. Every other month, you will hear engaging conversations from change agents who are transforming the legal industry. They will tell you about their innovations.This is the ABA Center for Innovation Network. #ABACIN

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It’s no secret the legal industry is changing. At the American Bar Association Center for Innovation, we regularly hear about new service delivery models, court-based innovations, and other developments that positively impact how the public accesses legal services and information.But who is driving this change? What is inspiring these legal innovators? And perhaps, more importantly, what are the results of their efforts?The ABA Center for Innovation wants you to know the answers. Every other month, you will hear engaging conversations from change agents who are transforming the legal industry. They will tell you about their innovations.This is the ABA Center for Innovation Network. #ABACIN

    Playing in Sandboxes Part 2: The Law Society Of Alberta

    Playing in Sandboxes Part 2: The Law Society Of Alberta

    Thought sandboxes are interesting after the last episode?  Welcome back for part 2.

    Alberta became the most recent province to vote to create a regulatory sandbox for the delivery of legal services in October.   In Canada there are now three sandboxes as Alberta joins British Columbia and Ontario.. 

    Join the Law Society of Alberta's Chioma Ufodike, Cori Ghitter and Len Polsky as they talk with us about the road to sandbox creation and what the next steps will be. 

    Guests:

    Chioma Ufodike, Senior Manager, Risk & Compliance,  The Law Society Of Alberta 

    Cori Ghitter, Deputy Executive Director and Director, Policy and Education,  The Law Society Of Alberta
    Len Polsky, Manager, Legal Technology and Mentorship, The Law Society Of Alberta

    Show Notes:
    The Law Society of Alberta Sandbox homepage

    Redesigning Legal:

      As part of our Redesigning Legal Speaker Series, on December 7, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. MDT, The Center For Innovation and its partners will explore the opportunities  being created by regulatory innovation for legal education. 
     Titled  "The Role of Legal Education, Clinics, and Legal Labs" This program will explore the opportunities being created by regulatory innovation for legal education. Panelists will focus on how law schools are responding and adapting to the prospect of fewer barriers to innovation that offer increased employment opportunities for their students, more roles for people other than lawyers in the delivery of legal services, the creation of tiered legal service providers, and collaboration across professional fields to provide more and new kinds of legal services. 
     This panel will include Stacy Butler (Director of the Innovation for Justice Program, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law), Anna Carpenter (Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law), April Dawson (Associate Dean of Technology and Innovation, North Carolina Central University School of Law), and Michele Pistone (Professor of Law and Director of the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law), whose conversation will be moderated by Jordan Furlong (Principal, Law21). 
     
     Register for Free here.

    Follow updates from the ABA Center for Innovation on twitter: @ABAInnovation

    • 31 min
    Playing in Sandboxes with Jeff Kelly

    Playing in Sandboxes with Jeff Kelly

    If you need a primer on what a legal sandbox is then this is the episode for you.  
     
    Utah developed the first sandbox environment to allow new approaches in the delivery and structure of legal services in the US.  North Carolina is one of the many states evaluating what a sandbox may look.  One of the key voices in that conversation is Jeff Kelly.   
     
     As the point person for North Carolina's sandbox proposal, Jeff talks to us about what a sandbox is, how North Carolina State Bar’s Issues Subcommittee Studying Regulatory Change decided a sandbox was right for them and what happens next.
     
    Featured Guest:
     
       Jeff Kelly
     Attorney at Nelson Mullins, Advisory member of the North Carolina State Bar’s Issues Subcommittee Studying Regulatory Change, Chair of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Future of Law Committee, Fellow with Duke Law’s Center on Law and Technology 
     Jeff's Art icicles and Resources:

    Jeff recently wrote a post on a FinTech sandbox that launched in North Carolina earlier this month.

     Redesigning Legal:

      As part of our Redesigning Legal Speaker Series, on December 7, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. MDT, The Center For Innovation and its partners will explore the opportunities  being created by regulatory innovation for legal education. 
     Titled  "The Role of Legal Education, Clinics, and Legal Labs" This program will explore the opportunities being created by regulatory innovation for legal education. Panelists will focus on how law schools are responding and adapting to the prospect of fewer barriers to innovation that offer increased employment opportunities for their students, more roles for people other than lawyers in the delivery of legal services, the creation of tiered legal service providers, and collaboration across professional fields to provide more and new kinds of legal services. 
     This panel will include Stacy Butler (Director of the Innovation for Justice Program, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law), Anna Carpenter (Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law), April Dawson (Associate Dean of Technology and Innovation, North Carolina Central University School of Law), and Michele Pistone (Professor of Law and Director of the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law), whose conversation will be moderated by Jordan Furlong (Principal, Law21). 
     
     Register for Free here.

    Follow updates from the ABA Center for Innovation on twitter: @ABAInnovation

    • 36 min
    Practice Automation featuring Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos of Gunderson Dettmer

    Practice Automation featuring Natalie Pierce and Stephanie Goutos of Gunderson Dettmer

    Gunderson Dettmer partner and chair of the firm's labor & employment practice, Natalie Pierce believes that life is a working towards a constant state of improvement. Stephanie Goutos, Gunderson Dettmer's practice innovation attorney, agrees and shares her expertise on how automated processes can foster those improvements. After a year the results have been clear.  According to Pitchbook, Gunderson Dettmer has had a record breaking year in 2020 and continues to experience unprecedented growth.
    Today we talk with two brilliant innovators about the incredible growth they have seen in the last year and how that growth will be sustainable into the future. We discuss automated intake procedures, how to reduce email and the benefits of data collection and analysis.  
    Featured Guests:
    ·       Natalie Pierce: Partner & Chair of Gunderson Dettmer’s Employment Practice
    ·       Stephanie Goutos: Practice Innovation Attorney, Gunderson Dettmer’s Employment Practice  
     
     
    Gunderson Dettmer:
     
    Gunderson Dettmer is a leading law firm for entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and the VC firms that support them. You can follow their social media here:
     
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/gunderson-dettmer
     
    http://twitter.com/gundersonlaw
     
    Future work Playbook Podcast:
    The Future Work Playbook podcast looks at how the future of work will be shaped by technology, robotics, Artificial Intelligence, automation, and other innovations and how visionary leaders can successfully guide their companies through it all. Join Gunderson Dettmer partner, chair of the firm’s labor and employment practice, and host Natalie Pierce as she interviews top emerging companies and leaders from around the globe to help you and your company develop new playbooks for work.
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/futurework-playbook/id1568361184 
     
    Redesigning legal:
     
    As part of our Redesigning Legal Speaker Series, on October 20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. MDT, The Center For Innovation and its partners will explore how regulatory reform efforts can strike a balance between broader access to justice, sustainable access, and public protection. 
     
    Public protection has long been the stated justification for our strict licensing and regulation of lawyers—and the broader practice of law. Yet in our multi-jurisdictional and increasingly remote practice environment, lawyers who innovate are put in the crosshairs of unauthorized practice of law (UPL). Is it time for things to change? In a time when legal deserts—many of which are in areas bordering multiple jurisdictions—are widespread, access to justice is more critical than ever, and regulatory reform efforts are gaining unprecedented momentum, how can we strike a balance between broader access, sustainable practice, and public protection?
     
    This panel will include Mike Kennedy, bar counsel for the Vermont Judiciary; Andrew Perlman, dean of Suffolk Law School; and Wendy Muchman, professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Their conversation will be moderated by Lynda Shely, ethics lawyer at the Shely Firm PC.
    Register for free here:
    https://iaals.du.edu/events/redesigning-legal-lawyer-upl-has-it-jumped-shark  
     
    Follow updates from the ABA Center for Innovation on twitter: @ABAInnova

    • 29 min
    Low Tech Solutions to Real World Problems with Amanda Brown

    Low Tech Solutions to Real World Problems with Amanda Brown

    As Hurricane Ida devastated Louisiana, Amanda Brown, the executive director at Lagniappe Law Lab, helped create a tool designed to assure that people could get information in the days and weeks following the storm.  Amanda tells us how a simple solution designed around SMS capabilities is able to provide information to the public at time they need it most.   We also talk about her approach to design thinking and Lagniappe's other projects.

    If you would like to find out more about Amanda and her work at the  Lagniappe Law Lab:
    https://lagniappelawlab.org/
    @Accesstowhat

    Follow updates from the ABA Center for Innovation on twitter: @ABAInnovation  

    • 24 min
    Accessibility and Affordability with Mark Van Eman and Haydn Jones of EZbriefs”

    Accessibility and Affordability with Mark Van Eman and Haydn Jones of EZbriefs”

    Today we take another dive into attorney workflows and talk with Mark Van Eman and Haydn Jones of EZBriefs.  Mark and Haydn discuss the challenges of briefs and why solos and small firms don't have a level playing field when it comes to legal technolgy.
     
    Follow us on Twitter  @ABAInnovation
    Follow us on Linkedin

    • 33 min
    Legal Productivty Solutions With Dashboard Legal CEO Mat Rotenberg

    Legal Productivty Solutions With Dashboard Legal CEO Mat Rotenberg

    Today we sit down with Mat Rotenberg to talk about the productivity challenges lawyers face. Mat founded dashboard legal with the goal of helping lawyers focus their time on the things they were trained to do  and to create a more sustainable and inclusive legal profession.  He believes that the incremental change that productivity solutions offer lawyers will be key to the future of the profession.  

      If you are interested in more  about Mat or dashboard legal you can find it here:

    https://dashboardlegal.com
     Follow updates from the ABA Center for Innovation on twitter: @ABAInnovation 

    • 29 min

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