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 #83: Khalia Braswell-Reskilling with Resilience in a Data-Driven World Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans

In this episode of Tech Intersect, I welcome Khalia Braswell, an award-winning technologist, whose personal mission is to make a social change using technology. Khalia graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Computer Science. In 2016, she also obtained her Masters in Information Technology. Khalia is currently a Presidential Future Faculty Fellow at Temple University studying Computer Science with a focus on Education snf Founder of INTech Camp for Girls, a non-profit whose mission is to inform and inspire girls to innovate in the technology industry. Khalia was previously a user experience engineer at Apple where she helped design enterprise applications, which reached all Apple employees.And she’s graced many national stages, including the TEDx stage to highlight ways to get more Black and Latinx girls in tech and she’s been on other nationally renowned stages. She’s also been featured in Forbes, Essence, and The Root. I invited Khalia on to talk about nexus of computer science, education + user experience and also how to prepare for the future of work in tech by reimagining your career path by investing in a new skill and new direction to create new possibilities in technology. SPONSORED BY ADVANTAGE EVANS™ ACADEMY Embark on a 3-day intimate (Oct 1-3), workshop-style course that includes live coaching, 90 days of ALL ACCESS to well-curated online content and an Accreditable digital certificate of mastery so you can upskill in the competitive workforce with credentials that set you apart from the pack in the new economy. Regulation is an essential component of a healthy, thriving crypto ecosystem. And the legal implications of crypto, DeFi and NFTs sometimes seem as volatile and unpredictable as the price of Bitcoin. And speaking of Bitcoin, it will likely be the world reserve currency at some point, and will certainly be a national reserve to some countries. So building your digital cash wealth on a solid legal foundation is critical to creating and cultivating sustainable generational wealth with crypto assets. This course helps you make it all make sense so that you can buy, create and leverage crypto assets in a compliant and confident way.Limited enrollment for high engagement. Learn more at AdvantageEvans.comGuest:Web: KhaliaBraswell.comTwitter: @KhaliaBraswell Contact:Questions and requests: hello@techintersectpodcast.com Follow: Twitter @AtTechIntersect | Instagram @TechIntersect Web: Tech Intersect Podcast  Connect for exclusive content: 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://tinyurl.com/techintersectvip)
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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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