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 #142: Heather Maio-Smith on Making Knowledge More Accessible Through Video Tech Intersect™ with Prof Tonya M. Evans

There is power and potential in reimagining the use of audio and visual technology. It’s proven that we learn almost 91% better when we have the ability to interact and ask questions of the expert we are learning from. This week, episode 142 of the Tech Intersect™ Podcast with Heather Maio-Smith is about making knowledge more accessible through video! POWERED BY ADVANTAGE EVANS™ ACADEMY Globally, crypto investors realized total crypto gains of $162.7 billion in 2021, compared to just $32.5 billion in 2020. And in 2022, more than 200 million people worldwide have used crypto. Governments, including the US, are acknowledging the viability of this asset class and institutional investors are increasingly embracing digital currencies in their portfolios, even–and especially–in crypto winter’s bear market.Even with all the price volatility, clearly digital currencies are increasing in popularity, acceptance and adoption. In fact, the only thing more popular than crypto right now (sadly) are crypto scams. Crypto scammers took a record $14 billion in 2021. And the trend continues. So you need to arm yourself with strategies and the latest best practices to help you identify scams and protect against self-custody losses due to user error.You need a S.E.C.U.R.E. Advantage! I’ve got the keys.Register now for this free opportunity to embrace the new digital economy and future of wealth, and do so safely, legally and confidently. Register now at https://advantageevans.com/masterclass. Heather Smith is an experiential exhibit designer who has exhibited in Los Angeles, Cuba, and The United Nations. Heather partnered with USC Shoah Foundation on New Dimensions in Testimony to develop a new interview methodology. Heather now serves as the CVO of StoryFile. Heather’s work has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, The New Yorker, The BBC and on 60 Minutes.Some of the talking points Heather Maio-Smith and I go over in this episode include:Why we learn better and retain more information when we can ask questions.The power of having access to knowledge in a real human-to-human way.How StoryFile is different than a simple live video.Whether the pandemic helped catapult this experience The future of conversational video technology.CONNECT WITH HEATHER MAIO SMITH:LinkedInStoryFileCONNECT WITH TONYA EVANS:Questions and requests: hello@techintersectpodcast.com Follow: Twitter @AtTechIntersect | Instagram @TechIntersect Web: Tech Intersect Podcast  Connect for exclusive content: http://eepurl.com/gKqDyP Produced by Galati Media, LLC.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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Copyright & Licensing Job Opps: Have One? Need One?

As reported by CopyrightLaws.com:

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Professor Evans Moderates Cutting-Edge Panel on Innovation in Teaching & Practice

Professor Tonya Evans (Widener University School of Law – Harrisburg, PA) will serve as panel moderator of the Technological Innovation in Practice and Education at the 2012 Association of American Law Schools annual meeting. This panel will expose the audience to the technological realities of modern practice, and generate discussion about how the academy might respond in our teaching and scholarship to address advances in technology.

The discussion will include an update by Professor Andrew Perelmen about the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20’s work on lawyer regulation and technology, as well as insights from Stephanie Kimbro, a legal practitioner who conducts her entire law practice virtually and Professor Paula Schaefer who has designed an innovative e-discovery course.

More information about the panelists >> Ms. Stephanie Kimbro, Kimbro Legal Services, Andrew M. Perlman, Suffolk University Law School and Paula Schaefer, University of Tennessee College of Law.