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 #40: Leigh Cuen-Crypto Journalism Meets "Thirst Trap" NFT Creativity Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans

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

As reported by CopyrightLaws.com:

JOBS WITH COPYRIGHT & LICENSING FUNCTIONS – Occasionally organizations with positions for lawyers and non-lawyers (e.g., librarians, editors) email Copyrightlaws.com with openings. These openings will now be available via Twitter @Copyrightlaws. Please keep sending those positions so we can share them with job seekers. Email contact@copyrightlaws.com.

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.