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 #161: Paul Grewal on The Coinbase Wells Notice and SEC Regulations on Crypto [SPOTLIGHT] Tech Intersect™ with Prof Tonya M. Evans

On March 9, 2023, I met Paul Grewal, the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) of crypto exchange Coinbase, while giving testimony for the House Financial Services Sub Committee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology and Inclusion. When the news came out that Coinbase was served a Wells notice, I knew I had to sit down with Paul to better understand the situation. This week, episode 161 of the Tech Intersect™ Podcast is a spotlight replay about the Coinbase Wells Notice, SEC regulations of the crypto asset industry in light of the SEC’s official enforcement action about Coinbase and Binance. POWERED BY ADVANTAGE EVANS™ ACADEMY Fast-track your journey from cash to crypto with the Digital Money DEMYSTIFIED Quick Start Bundle now at DigitalMoneyDemystified.com. The bundle includes the Future of Wealth FUNdamentals Mini Online Mini Course, From Cash to Crypto™️ FastTrack Toolkit and a special info-rich BONUS Resource Bank. Visit DigitalMoneyDemystified.com and get started today.Paul Grewal is the CLO of Coinbase, a digital currency wallet where merchants and consumers can transact with new digital currencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Paul is responsible for legal compliance, global intelligence risk management, and government relations groups.  Previously, Grewal was vice president and deputy general counsel at Facebook and is also a former U.S. magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.Some of the talking points Paul and I go over in this episode include:Paul’s unusual path into the crypto space.Why the Wells notice is a disappointment – but not a shock- to Coinbase.Staking services and whether they are connected to securities.How regulations can be adapted for the crypto space and made easy to follow and understand.Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me! And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!You can also check out Coinbase’s recent blog post about Crypto435 here.CONNECT WITH PAUL:LinkedInTwitterCONNECT WITH DR. TONYA M. EVANS:https://linktr.ee/tonyaevansFollow: Twitter @AtTechIntersect | Instagram @TechIntersect Web: Tech Intersect Podcast  Connect for exclusive updates & stay connected: http://eepurl.com/gKqDyP LINKS MENTIONED:SEC Press ReleaseBrian Armstrong's Twitter ResponseProf. Tonya Evans' Congressional TestimonyProf. Tonya Evans' Written TestimonyRegulate & 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
  1. Tech Intersect #161: Paul Grewal on The Coinbase Wells Notice and SEC Regulations on Crypto [SPOTLIGHT]
  2. Tech Intersect #160: Anne T. Griffin on Finding Financial Freedom in the New Digital Economy (LinkedIn Live)
  3. Tech Intersect #159: Kasheef Wyzard on Making Tech Opportunities Accessible to People of Color
  4. Tech Intersect #158: Estate Planning, Regulation, and IP for Digital Assets in the New Economy
  5. Tech Intersect #157: Myth, Mistakes and Missed Opportunities that Keep People From Crypto Wins [Ping the Prof with Dr. Tonya Evans]

Copyright & Licensing Job Opps: Have One? Need One?

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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.