“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
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!
In this episode, I take a detour from regularly scheduled guest interviews to share with you an excerpt from my Advantage Evans Academy course, From Cash to Crypto. Since launching this three-week online small group coaching intensive, I have received lots of fantastic questions about the digital cash economy, Bitcoin, blockchain and what it all means. I've also heard the misinformation and disinformation about cryptocurrency. Spoiler alert: it ISN'T all about the dark web or criminals.If you believe cryptocurrency is too complicated, too confusing and WAY too risky, this episode and my course are for you. Because just three years ago, I thought the same way. But I’ve worked hard to make it all make sense so you don’t have to.I’ve done the heavy lifting through the jargon and fringy buzz words to demystify and clarify how to participate fully in a supportive, inclusive environment. I want to share what I’ve learned with YOU!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.Be sure to like, comment and share!Links: News Feed: https://proftonyaevans.com/news/Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Explained (Evans) [13:18]Educating Law Professors about Blockchain (Evans)“If Blockchain is Inclusive, Where are the Black Women?” NBC LX by Ngozi Ekeledo (Nov. 22, 2019)Tonya M. Evans on Secure the Seat: “Blue Collar, White Collar, New Collar”, hosted by Minda Harts (Dec. 18, 2019)“Blockchain and the Sports Industry” via UNH Law Podcast (Dec. 12, 2019)Don’t Fear the Libra (re: Facebook’s corporate currency initiative) on The Daily Tech Show with Tom Merritt (Aug. 10, 2019)“Blockchain & the Law, HGR Digital Asset Group PodcastContact:Questions and requests: firstname.lastname@example.org 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/)
Of course, we cannot help but discuss whether the Libra hearings had a positive or negative effect on the crypto ecosystem and some hurdles to mainstream adoption and proliferation of stablecoins.
The Future of Innovation
In my second panel, Preparing for the Next Wave of Innovation we will discuss whether the future of blockchain is the future of all technology. This discussion will examine the changes in funding structures, innovation, and the evolution of how society organizes itself. From enterprise to decentralized ecosystems, we will discuss how blockchain is likely to evolve to become a part our everyday life and what is needed to get there. I will focus on the impact of blockchain and crypto on education, especially higher ed, and the impact of education on blockchain and crypto.
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