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 #33: Tonya M. Evans-How (and why!) to Go From Cash to Crypto Safely, Legally and Confidently Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans

In this episode, I take a detour from regularly scheduled guest interviews to share with you an excerpt from my Advantage Evans Academy course, From Cash to Crypto. Since launching this three-week online small group coaching intensive, I have received lots of fantastic questions about the digital cash economy, Bitcoin, blockchain and what it all means. I've also heard the misinformation and disinformation about cryptocurrency. Spoiler alert: it ISN'T all about the dark web or criminals.If you believe cryptocurrency is too complicated, too confusing and WAY too risky, this episode and my course are for you. Because just three years ago, I thought the same way. But I’ve worked hard to make it all make sense so you don’t have to.I’ve done the heavy lifting through the jargon and fringy buzz words to demystify and clarify how to participate fully in a supportive, inclusive environment. I want to share what I’ve learned with YOU!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.Be sure to like, comment and share!Links: News Feed: https://proftonyaevans.com/news/Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Explained (Evans) [13:18]Educating Law Professors about Blockchain (Evans)“If Blockchain is Inclusive, Where are the Black Women?” NBC LX by Ngozi Ekeledo (Nov. 22, 2019)Tonya M. Evans on Secure the Seat: “Blue Collar, White Collar, New Collar”, hosted by Minda Harts (Dec. 18, 2019)“Blockchain and the Sports Industry” via UNH Law Podcast (Dec. 12, 2019)Don’t Fear the Libra (re: Facebook’s corporate currency initiative) on The Daily Tech Show with Tom Merritt (Aug. 10, 2019)“Blockchain & the Law, HGR Digital Asset Group PodcastContact: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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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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