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Nov. 22, 2017
“About a third of my work is human rights pro bono cases and so with those clients I consider myself to be a global investor in human rights”
On this episode of LegalMeets we meet Kimberley Motley, an American attorney fighting for justice around the world and best known as the first foreigner to litigate in Afghanistan’s courts. A former Miss America contestant, Kimberley’s work and notable pro bono cases have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN and BBC. In 2014 she gave a TED talk about defending the rule of law and was the subject of the documentary, Motley’s Law.
In this episode we discuss..
– Her TED Talk on defending the rule of law and access to justice
– How an aspiring DJ and beauty queen destined for med school became a lawyer
– Adapting her litigation approach to succeed in Afghanistan
– The decision that led her to fight for justice in a war-torn region
– Shaking up Afghanistan’s courts as the first foreigner litigator
– Creating an international firm from scratch to represent clients on (almost) every continent (Reach out to Kim if you’re in Antarctica!)
– Making global headlines successfully defending child brides in arranged marriages
– Starring in a film documenting her travels and battles in the courtroom
– Receiving an unprecedented four presidential pardons for her clients
– Why access to justice is so important in improving the lives of everyone
Discover more about Kimberley here:
TED Talk: hhttps://www.ted.com/talks/kimberley_motley_how_i_defend_the_rule_of_law
Law firm website: http://www.motleylegal.com/
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Nov. 10, 2017
“For lawyers, time is literally money. So for us, we’re saving attorneys 8 hours on average a month which is a crazy amount of time.”
On this episode of LegalMeets we meet David Bitton, Co-founder and CEO of Practice Panther, a cloud-based practice management software for the legal industry. As an author and CLE speaker, David is obsessed with automating law firms with the help of today’s technology. He’s revolutionizing the legal industry by helping lawyers get more done in less time.
In this episode we discuss..
– David’s passion for automation and how to save valuable time
– The origin story of Practice Panther and why you should listen to your wife!
– The importance of prioritising UX and intuitive design from day one
– Features and benefits of using cloud software like Practice Panther
– Using software to automate the client onboarding process
– The best way to transition to the cloud and making your law firm paperless
– What David’s ‘dream law firm’ would look like with today’s best technology
– Why lawyers are losing out on billable hours everyday and the best way to avoid it
– Practice Panther customer success stories and what’s next for the company
Discover more about Practice Panther’s software below:
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Oct. 11, 2017
“Lawyers that won’t be able to use technology in the future might be putting their clients at a disadvantage to the degree that it might be considered malpractice”
On this episode of LegalMeets we meet Dr. Roland Vogl, a lawyer, scholar and media entrepreneur responsible for Stanford University’s CodeX program, a joint collaboration between their law school and computer science department. With a focus on legal informatics and computational law, some of its recent successes include startups such as Lex Machina, Ravel Law and Casetext.
In this episode we discuss..
– A lawyer’s journey from Austria to Silicon Valley startup success
– The passion for new ideas that turn into startups – and two successful exits
– How the Stanford and CodeX ecosystem is fostering collaboration and community in the legal tech space
– The continued growth of the FutureLaw conference at Stanford and what to expect
– What does the future hold for today’s law students and should they learn to code
– What will be the role of lawyers in the next 5 to 10 years
– Will it be considered malpractice to not employ a high level of technology in the future?
– What it’s like living at the epicentre of technology in Palo Alto with self-driving cars
Discover more about Roland’s projects:
Codex website: https://law.stanford.edu/codex-the-stanford-center-for-legal-informatics/
FutureLaw Conference: https://law.stanford.edu/event/codex-futurelaw-conference-2018/
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Sept. 28, 2017
“I didn’t have to spend lots of money or head off and do something new, and I didn’t have to leave law. I just had to change the way I saw the world.”
On this episode of LegalMeets we meet family lawyer Clarissa Rayward. Clarissa is the author of the successful ‘Happy Family Lawyer’ blog, providing weekly commentary and tips on issues relating to life, love, relationships and divorce. She is also the author of two books, ‘Splitsville’ and ‘Happy Lawyer Happy Life’, which includes an eponymous podcast. Her latest project is THE CLUB, an online mastermind program designed for entrepreneurial lawyers looking to make the best out of their lives, in and out of law.
In this episode we discuss..
– Can greater collaboration be fostered within the legal industry to survive the impending change?
– Channeling a passion for design and art to become a lawyer
– A Saturday night that turned into the Happy Family Lawyer blog and how it’s helping lawyers find happiness and balance in their lives
– Things lawyers can do to be happier and Clarissa’s H.A.P.P.Y acronym for happiness
– Aligning your passions and values to create a more purposeful career
– Is it possible to divorce and still live happily ever after?
– Clarissa’s latest project, THE CLUB, and how it’s helping lawyers live and work better
Find out more about Clarissa..
Law firm: https://www.bflc.com.au/
THE CLUB: https://happylawyerhappylife.com/theclub-wait-list/
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Sept. 7, 2017
On this episode of LegalMeets we meet Tom Martin, founder of Foresight Legal Group and more recently LawDroid, an exciting Facebook Messenger app designed to help entrepreneurs solve their legal problems. A Yale philosophy major and self-confessed technophile, Tom has been an entrepreneurial leader in the legal industry including creating one of the first legal marketplaces.
If you want to get in touch with Tom to find out more about the world of bots or perhaps have your own bot built by LawDroid Labs, you can find out more at https://lawdroid.com/
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Aug. 24, 2017
On this episode of LegalMeets we meet Jack Newton, co-founder and CEO of Clio, one of the world’s leading and fastest-growing cloud-based legal practice management solutions. Jack has also been a strong advocate for cloud computing in the legal industry by co-founding the Legal Cloud Computing Association and more recently helping create awareness and standards for smart contracts through the Accord Project.
Jack and the Clio team have kindly offered a 20% discount to any LegalMeets listeners that would like to attend the Clio Cloud Conference in New Orleans on 25th & 26th September 2017. After attending last year’s event we can guarantee it’s the most fun you’ll have networking and learning about the latest in legal technology!
We hope you enjoy Jack’s interview and see you in New Orleans! Get 20% off Clio Cloud Conference 2017 tickets
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Aug. 17, 2017
On this episode of LegalMeets we meet Mary Juetten, founder and CEO of Traklight, a risk management software platform for intellectual property, and one half of legal technology movement EvolveLaw....
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Aug. 12, 2017
On this episode of LegalMeets we continue our conversation with Dennis Kennedy, Vice President, Senior Counsel at MasterCard and highly-regarded author, blogger, speaker and co-host of the leading legal technology...
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Aug. 2, 2017
On this episode of LegalMeets we meet Dennis Kennedy, Vice President, Senior Counsel at MasterCard and highly-regarded author, blogger, speaker and co-host of the leading legal technology podcast, The Kennedy-Mighell...
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June 13, 2017
On this episode we meet Richard Tromans, the founder of TromansConsulting, an advisory firm to legal businesses on strategy and innovation. He also runs the site ArtificialLawyer.com, which is dedicated...
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