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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Professor Evans Joins BLSA & Widener Law for March 26th Day of Justice for Trayvon

Last Updated: March 23, 2012 [8:05 PM]

Credit: Professor Tonya Evans
Wearing her hoodie in solidarity
#millionhoodies

If you are not aware of the Trayvon Martin murder and controversy, please take a moment to review the links below.

The case is receiving national and international attention as people of good conscience, regardless of race, rally in support of justice in this horrific case where a 17-year old high school boy was killed by a 28-year old man.

Trayvon, walking in his neighborhood in Sanford, Florida wearing a hoodie because it was raining, was carrying candy and a can of iced tea. George Zimmerman, his killer, was driving in his car, following Trayvon because he looked “suspicious” and armed with a 9 mil gun.

Additionally, Anderson Cooper of CNN recently analyzed the 911 tapes for what appears to be racial epithets muttered by Zimmerman just before he began to pursue Trayvon.

The point is not just ensuring Trayvon’s killer is arrested and tried but also to challenge the Florida “Stand Your Ground” law which apparently gives citizens the license to kill first and ask questions later.  Note, however, the co-sponsor of the “Stand Your Ground” castle doctrine, FL State Representive Dennis Baxley, has stated the law as written would not apply to a case where the shooter pursues and confronts the victim. This tragedy should never happen again.

As a citizen, professor, lawyer and woman of color & conscience, I stand in solidarity with BLSA, with the nation and the world in support of Justice for Trayvon.

Justice is not just for some. But for all.

Here is the letter from the Black Law Students Association at Widener University School of Law:

On February 26, a 17-year old African-American boy named Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a self-appointed neighborhood watchmen who thought he looked suspicious because he was wearing a hoodie (hooded sweatshirt). Nearly a month later, this gunman has yet to be charged or arrested.

The gunman has claimed self-defense, and local authorities have not yet charge him because of provisions in Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law. Awareness of this tragedy has been spreading over the news and social media networks.

For some information regarding the Trayvon Martin controversy and the “Stand Your Ground law, please see the links below:

The Black Law Student Association of the Widener Harrisburg campus feels strongly that justice has yet to be served in this case. As law students, we should be concerned with fairness and equality in all levels of the legal system.

Events expressing the disapproval of the lack of action by authorities have been organized all over the country, including law schools. On Monday, March 26, we are asking members of the Widener community to wear (1) all black or (2) a hoodie in solidarity of justice for Trayvon Martin.

Thank you,

Black Law Student Association–Widener Harrisburg Chapter

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