Will legal ed and the practice of law pivot to meet the #neweconomy & #futureofwork?

“Lawyers aren’t going away. But the way we work is changing.”

Today’s client and, more importantly tomorrow’s client, demands that lawyers keep pace with the #futureofwork in the #neweconomy. Here’s where I think we are and where we HAVE to go.

How do you foresee this directly impacting the legal industry?

Asked by interviewer Adam Keirstead

Dean Evans

Well, there’s a really interesting move in the legal industry to prepare lawyers to have conversations with technologists in the IT department and those who are coding to leverage the existing master contracts that we have in order to figure out ways that we can automate certain functions.

Essentially, there are master agreements underneath that lawyers do, and there’s coding the coders and IT specialists do. They need to be able to talk to each other. This is an area that’s ripe for innovation on the law side.

Lawyers won’t go away, but the way that lawyers are interacting with business people, and in terms of our advice and how we work with them is going to certainly change!

Read the full transcript and listen to the original podcast with Dean Tonya M. Evans here.


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In this episode of Tech Intersect, I chat with Leigh Cuen is a tech reporter covering blockchain technology for publications such as Coindesk, Newsweek Japan, International Business Times and Racked. Her work has also been published by Teen Vogue, Al Jazeera English, The Jerusalem Post, Mic, and Salon.  I invited Leigh on to talk about some of the latest topics and trends she is covering in the blockchain and crypto spaces and we spent a lot of time exploring the boom of thirst traps (aka sexy selfies) and feminist GIFs because they are selling like hotcakes on non-fungible token (NFT) markets, but-of course-not everyone is thrilled about this trend. Leigh was challenged by the topic at first but through her reporting has come to appreciate the self-actualizing creative and final power born out of this unique way of levering NFTs. This is a must-listen episode to be sure!*SPONSORED BY ADVANTAGE EVANS™ ACADEMY* There’s a more cost effective and time-efficient way to reach your leading-edge learning and earning goals, to put you ahead of the stiff competition to create opportunity and generational wealth in this fast-paced, tech-driven economy. You need skills. Credentials. An advantage. And I can help! I empower underestimated life-long learners traditionally locked out of tech and finance to take control of their financial futures and participate in the new digital cash economy safely, legally and confidently in a welcoming space so they can stay ahead of the curve and create autonomy, opportunity and generational wealth in the fast-paced, tech-driven world.Ready for your advantage? Learn more about From Cash to Crypto™ at AdvantageEvans.com.Guest social assets: Twitter: La__CuenLinks:Leigh’s SubstackContact:Questions and requests: hello@techintersectpodcast.com Follow: Twitter @AtTechIntersect Instagram @TechIntersect Web: http://www.TechIntersectPodcast.com  Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/gKqDyP  Rapternal Music (Regulate and The Rabbit Hole) by Notty Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.Produced by Tonya M. Evans for FYOS Entertainment, LLC, and Stephanie Renee for Soul Sanctuary, Inc.Support the show (https://techintersectpodcast.com/join/)
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Maybe you, like Bruce Willis, think you own your iTunes library … think again!

Source: CNN.com

Today in my first year Property class I plan to discuss how possession of some “thing” is evidence of ownership but possession does not equal ownership in all cases. Possession creates a rebuttable presumption. And Apple’s fine print may just win over an individual’s claims to own music purchased via iTunes. Is that a license or a transfer of title to the music? That’s what Bruce Willis wants to know. Maybe you do too!

A lawfully acquired physical copy, of course, is treated differently. But electronic goods pose challenging questions in the 21st century to what constitutes “ownership” of a lawfully acquired electronic file. Willis’s fight against Apple to pass on ownership of his music collection to his children is case-in-point:

“Bruce Willis has vanquished terrorists, basement rapists and the defenses of Cybill Shepherd. But in his three decades in Hollywood he may not have faced as daunting an opponent as Apple. According to an unconfirmed report in a British publication, Willis wants to bequeath his extensive iTunes music collection to his daughters — something that’s not permitted under the current iTunes terms.”

Read the full article about Bruce Willis and Apple at CNN.com

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Google goes from “info wants to be free” to “misuse of info can cost you”!

Credit: icontexto

“Starting next week, we will begin taking into account a new signal in our rankings: the number of valid copyright removal notices we receive for any given site,” said Google SVP of engineering Amit Singhal in a blog post. He went on to say, “Sites with high numbers of removal notices may appear lower in our results.”

Perhaps the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and its safe harbor provisions are impacting Google’s policies in more ways than believed possible early on given the company’s previous stance on access to copyrighted information.

Source: InformationWeek.com “Google Joins Copyright Police” August 13, 2012