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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Tech Intersect #134: SPOTLIGHT ep #127 Mark Wetjen/FTX: The Role of Crypto Exchanges in Policy, Regulation & Education Tech Intersect™ with Prof Tonya M. Evans

In this episode of Tech Intersect, I invited Mark Wetjen, head of policy and regulatory strategy at FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange, on to discuss the recent bipartisan legislative initiatives that seek to clarify the crypto asset regulatory environment and also about a really exciting crypto education initiative recently launched by FTX, #GetToKnowCrypto, and about how platforms like FTX can play an important role in ensuring the future of work, wealth and creativity are accessible and inclusive for all. SAFETY DISCLAIMER: There are a LOT of scammers out there on social media impersonating me. I will never slide into your DMs to solicit your time or your money.  I created a FREE masterclass about the topic, at SecureYourCryptoBag.com.POWERED BY ADVANTAGE EVANS™ ACADEMY  With thousands of different types of crypto, crypto is a fast-paced, fast moving emerging asset class. Find out what banks, governments, and companies like Paypal don’t want you to know about owning crypto and holding it in your own wallet or self-guided crypto IRA. Bottom line? It’s a wave. And you deserve this opportunity to ride it all the way to financial freedom that leads to economic empowerment and generational wealth. LEARN safely, legally and confidently while you EARN so you CAN:transform your relationship with moneygenerate wealth in the new digital cash economycreate digital ownership streams that lead to generational wealthvet, buy, store, trade, earn, and sell cryptocurrenciesengage in “defi” to lend and leverage your cryptocreate, buy and trade creative and collectible NFTsInfo at advantageevans.com/special Twitter: @MarkWetjenWeb: GetToKnowCrypto.us | FTXpolicy.comShow Contact:Questions and requests: hello@techintersectpodcast.com Follow: Twitter @AtTechIntersect | Instagram @TechIntersect Web: Tech Intersect Podcast  Connect for exclusive content: 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 Advantage Evans, LLC, and Stephanie Renee for Creator’s Child Prod. Support the showRegulate & The Rabbit Hole by Notty Prod licensed via Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Produced by Tonya M. Evans for Advantage Evans, LLC
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  2. Tech Intersect #133: SPOTLIGHT 114-Maxwell Frost-Congress, Crypto and the Future of Economic Justice
  3. Tech Intersect #132: Gabrielle Hibbert-Creating Effective Crypto Policies for an Inclusive Decentralized Web
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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