46 episodes

This podcast cuts through the noise surrounding the future of law. The world, its people and their technologies are accelerating at a rapid rate. Can the legal profession keep up with all the changes?

Future Law Podcast Future Law Podcast

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    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

This podcast cuts through the noise surrounding the future of law. The world, its people and their technologies are accelerating at a rapid rate. Can the legal profession keep up with all the changes?

    Ep. 27.0 - Marlene van Nelson, Solo Practitioner in a Tech Era

    Ep. 27.0 - Marlene van Nelson, Solo Practitioner in a Tech Era

    In this episode of the Future Law Podcast, Mike Madison talks with Marlene van Nelson, a recent law graduate who followed a classic path: she hung out a proverbial shingle and launched a solo practice.

    A few short but fast-paced years later, she's expanded her practice and found her niche, delivering "people law" services to small business and individual clients while nimbly blending the personal with the technological.

    Marlene tells her own story, from her dream of becoming a lawyer, to the detours along the way, to her current firm:  Trellis Legal.

    All about Trellis Legal.

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    • 35 min
    Ep. 26.0 - Lisa Leong, Innovating and Collaborating During the Pandemic

    Ep. 26.0 - Lisa Leong, Innovating and Collaborating During the Pandemic

    Lisa Leong and Mike Madison on effective collaboration techniques in virtual environments

    • 30 min
    Ep. 25.0 - Dan Linna, Teaching at the Intersections of Law Practice and Technology

    Ep. 25.0 - Dan Linna, Teaching at the Intersections of Law Practice and Technology

    Daniel W. Linna, Jr. is Senior Lecturer and Director of Law and Technology Initiatives at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, with an additional appointment in Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering.  He's also a former litigation partner in a large law firm in Detroit.  

    He joined Mike Madison for an energetic conversation about legal system innovation and change, what law schools and law firms are doing right and wrong today, and about the need to ground innovation on all sides in evidence. 

    Dan Linna at Northwestern Law.

    Dan hosts the LegalTech Lever blog.

    And he has his own podcast, Law Technology Now.

     

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    • 32 min
    Ep. 24.0 - Michele DeStefano, Leader of Law Without Walls

    Ep. 24.0 - Michele DeStefano, Leader of Law Without Walls

    Michele DeStefano is the founder and leader of Law Without Walls, or LWOW, a pioneering program for team- and project-based legal education that gathers students and partners from around the world.

    She is a full-time professor of law at the University of Miami who has also documented her methods and published research on their effectiveness.

    Mike Madison talks with Michele about the origins and impacts of LWOW.

    Michele DeStefano's biography at the University of Miami.

    The Law Without Walls website. 

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    • 32 min
    Ep. 23.0 - Cat Moon, Law Professor Making Law Better

    Ep. 23.0 - Cat Moon, Law Professor Making Law Better

    Cat Moon leads the Program on Law and Innovation (PoLI) at Vanderbilt University's law school, a role that she took on after practicing law for nearly 20 years in Nashville, Tennessee. At PoLI and beyond, for the last several years she has become a passionate voice for making lawyers - and law - better. 

    Mike Madison talks with Cat about PoLI, her vision for future lawyers, and her work helping to build and promote the Delta Model for lawyer competence. 

    Cat Moon's biography at Vanderbilt Law.

    The Program on Law and Innovation at Vanderbilt.

    The Delta Model.

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    • 32 min
    Ep 22.0 - Thomas Aertgeerts, CEO and Co-Founder of European LegalTech startup Aeco

    Ep 22.0 - Thomas Aertgeerts, CEO and Co-Founder of European LegalTech startup Aeco

    Thomas Aertgeerts is the co-founder and CEO of a Belgium-based LegalTech startup offering tax law services today and on a mission to transform the legal industry tomorrow.  He talks with Mike Madison about the legal entrepreneur's life, transitioning out of a classic law practice career, and the future of legal services.

    He is the author of a provocative essay in the American Bar Association (ABA) Journal in April 2020 titled, "Is my law firm preparing me for success in the next decade?"

    His company, Aeco, can be found here.

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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

jmsolo2001 ,

Cutting-Edge Thinking on Legal Education and Future of Law

Terrific podcast for anyone interested in the future of legal education and the legal industry. Hosts are a nice mix of folks in Australia and the U.S., giving the show a broader perspective than if just one country. Guests offer thoughtful commentary — take a listen!

Theodore C W ,

Very Relevant for Attorneys Trying to Find the Way Forward as Tech Changes the Face of Law Practice

I’m an in-house attorney at a global financial services firm. My responsibilities include working with other attorneys and the firm’s tech folks to make recommendations for the adoption of new technologies into the workflow of the legal department. In just the first three episodes, Future Law has given me some practical insights to bring back to my colleagues.

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