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LawNext is a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Ambrogi, who is internationally known for his writing and speaking on legal technology and innovation. Each week, Bob interviews the innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in the legal industry. From legal technology startups to new law firm business models to enhancing access to justice, Bob and his guests explore the future of law and legal practice.

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LawNext is a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Ambrogi, who is internationally known for his writing and speaking on legal technology and innovation. Each week, Bob interviews the innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in the legal industry. From legal technology startups to new law firm business models to enhancing access to justice, Bob and his guests explore the future of law and legal practice.

    John Tredennick On His New Company Merlin and the Magic of Open Source

    John Tredennick On His New Company Merlin and the Magic of Open Source

    After Catalyst, the pioneering cloud-based e-discovery company he founded and spent 19 years building, sold last year to OpenText for $75 million, John Tredennick was not ready to sit back and rest on his laurels. Instead, he launched two separate but related undertakings — Merlin Digital Magic, a company developing AI-powered software for investigations, discovery and regulatory compliance, and the Merlin Legal Open Source Foundation, a nonprofit devoted to the use of open source software to improve access to justice and make legal operations and regulatory compliance more efficient. 
    Now, Tredennick’s new company is about to release a product called Sherlock that he believes will revolutionize enterprise search. Tredennick calls it “the first AI-powered digital document bloodhound.” Start with a simple search query, then refine the results with increasing precision by telling Sherlock which results do or do not match the results you seek. 
    A litigator before founding Catalyst in 2000, Tredennick is a true pioneer in legal technology who continues to blaze new trails. His legal and technology acumen have earned him numerous awards, including having been named by The American Lawyer as one of the top six “E-Discovery Trailblazers,” named to the FastCase 50 as a legal visionary and named one of the “Top 100 Global Technology Leaders” by London CityTech magazine.
    In this episode, Tredennick joins host Bob Ambrogi to discuss his current projects as well as his former company, his interest in open source technology, his thoughts on the current state of legal technology, and his advice for legal technology entrepreneurs who are just starting out. 
    If you would like to share a comment on this show, you can record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com. We will play it in a future episode. 
    Thank You To Our Sponsors
    With this episode, we are thrilled to welcome a new sponsor: Everlaw, a cloud-based ediscovery platform that enables law firms, corporations, and government agencies to collaboratively discover information, illuminate critical insights, and act on key evidence. 
    Thanks also to our sponsor, ASG LegalTech, the company bringing innovation to the legal space with modern and affordable software solutions. ASG LegalTech’s suite of technology includes the practice management platforms PracticePanther, Bill4Time, and MerusCase, and e-payments platform Headnote. We appreciate their support. 
    A reminder that we are now on Patreon. Subscribe to our page to be able to access show transcripts, or to submit a question for our guests.

    • 54 min
    Stevie Ghiassi on Legaler, Legaler Aid and the Global Legal Tech Report

    Stevie Ghiassi on Legaler, Legaler Aid and the Global Legal Tech Report

    To say that Stevie Ghiassi is a busy man is an understatement. In addition to founding Legaler, a secure video meeting platform for lawyers, the Australia-born entrepreneur is the founder of the recently launched Legaler Aid, a charity to support social justice legal cases worldwide, and founder of the Global Legal Tech Report, which will release its final report in December after nearly a year of surveying legal tech around the world. 
    As if those projects were not enough to occupy his time, Ghiassi is the founding president of the Australian Legal Technology Association and founder of the organization Blockchain for Law. 
    In this episode of LawNext, Ghiassi — who is now based in Los Angeles — joins host Bob Ambrogi to share his story of how he became involved in legal technology, describe how he developed and built Legaler into a platform used by lawyers worldwide, discuss his vision for how Legaler Aid will use blockchain and crowdfunding to address access to justice, and offer findings from the Global Legal Tech Report. 
    If you would like to share a comment on this show, you can record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com. We will play it in a future episode. 
    Thank You To Our Sponsors
    With this episode, we are thrilled to welcome a new sponsor: Xira, a site that helps consumers by making legal advice more accessible and affordable and that helps lawyers by providing a one-stop platform for getting, booking and managing clients. 
    Thanks also to our sponsor, ASG LegalTech, the company bringing innovation to the legal space with modern and affordable software solutions. ASG LegalTech’s suite of technology includes the practice management platforms PracticePanther, Bill4Time, and MerusCase, and e-payments platform, Headnote. We appreciate their support. 
    A reminder that we are now on Patreon. Subscribe to our page to be able to access show transcripts, or to submit a question for our guests.
    Thank you to our leading Patreon member Allen Rodriguez and ONE400 for your support!

    • 59 min
    Lauren Sudeall on Legal Deserts and Other Obstacles to Access to Justice

    Lauren Sudeall on Legal Deserts and Other Obstacles to Access to Justice

    A recent report from the American Bar Association portrayed the nation’s legal deserts – large swaths of the country in which there are few or no lawyers. That report followed from a 2018 paper published in the Harvard Law & Policy Review that documented these legal deserts and rural America’s increasingly dire access-to-justice crisis. 
    Our guest this week is one of the authors of that paper, Lauren Sudeall, associate professor of law and founding faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice at Georgia State University College of Law. We talk about legal deserts and about Sudeall’s other research, in which she focuses on access to the courts, in both the civil and criminal contexts, and on how lower-income individuals navigate the legal system, either with or without the help of a lawyer.
    A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, Sudeall clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens and 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Reinhardt. She then worked at the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, first as a Soros Justice Fellow and later as a staff attorney.
    At the Southern Center, she represented indigent capital clients in Georgia and Alabama and litigated civil claims regarding constitutional violations within the criminal justice system, based primarily on the right to counsel. She serves on the Southern Center’s board of directors, the Indigent Defense Committee of the State Bar of Georgia, and the board of advisors for the Systemic Justice Project at Harvard Law School. 
    If you would like to share a comment on this show, you can record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com. We will play it in a future episode. 
    Thank You To Our Sponsors
    A huge thanks to our sponsor, ASG LegalTech, the company bringing innovation to the legal space with modern and affordable software solutions. ASG LegalTech’s suite of technology includes the practice management platforms PracticePanther, Bill4Time, and MerusCase, and e-payments platform, Headnote. We appreciate their support. 
    A reminder that we are now on Patreon. Subscribe to our page to be able to access show transcripts, or to submit a question for our guests.
    Thank you to our leading Patreon member Allen Rodriguez and ONE400 for your support!

    • 51 min
    Clio CEO Jack Newton and VP of Product Mik Lernout on the Changing Landscape of Law Practice

    Clio CEO Jack Newton and VP of Product Mik Lernout on the Changing Landscape of Law Practice

    The practice management company Clio recently released its annual Legal Trends Report, based on analysis of data from tens of thousands of legal professionals and surveys of legal professionals and legal consumers, and it showed that the coronavirus crisis has resulted in a decided shift in legal practice, away from bricks-and-mortar offices and towards cloud-based technologies and virtual delivery of legal services.
    So what will law practices look like going forward? And how will law practice technology adapt and evolve to meet the shifting needs of legal professionals? For their perspectives on these questions, we are joined this week by Jack Newton, cofounder and CEO of Clio, and Mik Lernout, Clio’s vice president of product. 
    If you would like to share a comment on this show, you can record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com. We will play it in a future episode. 
    Thank You To Our Sponsors
    A huge thanks to our sponsor, ASG LegalTech, the company bringing innovation to the legal space with modern and affordable software solutions. ASG LegalTech’s suite of technology includes the practice management platforms PracticePanther, Bill4Time, and MerusCase, and e-payments platform, Headnote. We appreciate their support. 
    A reminder that we are now on Patreon. Subscribe to our page to be able to access show transcripts, or to submit a question for our guests.
    Thank you to our leading Patreon member Allen Rodriguez and ONE400 for your support!

    • 42 min
    Priori Legal Cofounders Basha Rubin and Mirra Levitt on their $6.3M Raise

    Priori Legal Cofounders Basha Rubin and Mirra Levitt on their $6.3M Raise

    The legal marketplace Priori Legal today announced a $6.3 million Series A financing, with existing investors joined by several legal industry heavyweights. In this special edition of LawNext, the company’s founders Basha Rubin and Mirra Levitt join host Bob Ambrogi to discuss the implications of this news for their company and for the legal services market. 
    Rubin, Priori’s CEO, and Levitt, its chief product officer, met as classmates at Yale Law School. They shared a vision for how a legal marketplace could disrupt the BigLaw model for Fortune 500 companies by using data and technology to unbundle legal services. Today, their clients include Fortune 500 enterprises and leading technology companies. 
    If you would like to share a comment on this show, you can record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com. We will play it in a future episode. 
    Thank You To Our Sponsors
    A huge thanks to our sponsor, ASG LegalTech, the company bringing innovation to the legal space with modern and affordable software solutions. ASG LegalTech’s suite of technology includes the practice management platforms PracticePanther, Bill4Time, and MerusCase, and e-payments platform, Headnote. We appreciate their support. 
    A reminder that we are now on Patreon. Subscribe to our page to be able to access show transcripts, or to submit a question for our guests.
    Thank you to our leading Patreon member Allen Rodriguez and ONE400 for your support!

    • 37 min
    Nicole Morris on Emory’s Innovative TI:GER Program

    Nicole Morris on Emory’s Innovative TI:GER Program

    Nicole N. Morris is a professor in practice at Emory University School of Law and director of the TI:GER program (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results), an innovative partnership between Emory and Georgia Institute of Technology that brings together graduate students in law, business, science and engineering to work on ways to take innovative ideas from the lab to the marketplace. 
    There is perhaps no one better suited to lead this multidisciplinary program than Morris. A chemical engineer for six years with 3M and Eli Lilly before attending law school, she later served as managing patent counsel at The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s global patent strategy and for providing day-to-day advice and counseling to business stakeholders.
    In this episode of LawNext, Morris joins host Bob Ambrogi to discuss the goals of the TI:GER program, the skills students learn from participating in the program, and how it benefits students’ careers in the legal profession. 
    If you would like to share a comment on this show, you can record a voice comment on your mobile phone and send it to info@lawnext.com. We will play it in a future episode. 
    Thank You To Our Sponsors
    A huge thanks to our sponsor, ASG LegalTech, the company bringing innovation to the legal space with modern and affordable software solutions. ASG LegalTech’s suite of technology includes the practice management platforms PracticePanther, Bill4Time, and MerusCase, and e-payments platform, Headnote. We appreciate their support. 
    A reminder that we are now on Patreon. Subscribe to our page to be able to access show transcripts, or to submit a question for our guests.
    Thank you to our leading Patreon member Allen Rodriguez and ONE400 for your support!

    • 48 min

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A Must-Listen for Lawyers and Law Firms

This podcast is excellent for lawyers and law firms who are looking to build their practice with the integration of tech. If you’re looking to grow your firm, subscribe and learn from a great host and different industry leaders.

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