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!

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Tech Intersect #134: SPOTLIGHT My Conversation with former FTX Policy Lead & former CTFC Commissioner Mark Wetjen weeks before the FTX Debacle Tech Intersect™ with Prof Tonya M. Evans

Just weeks before FTX, the crypto exchange Sam Bankman-Fried founded, declared bankruptcy in an epic failure and violation of trust that wiped out billions of investor dollars, I interviewed the head of policy and regulatory strategy at FTX and former CFTC Commissioner, Mark Wetjen in episode 127, "The Role of Crypto Exchanges in Policy, Regulation & Education".  Listen to Mark's take on FTX and crypto policy and regulation before the bottom dropped out from under the investors who trusted this centralized exchange to be a good ecosystem steward of client funds. I invited Mark on at that time, to discuss the recent bipartisan legislative initiatives that seek to clarify the crypto asset regulatory environment and to talk about a 2022 crypto education initiative launched by FTX, #GetToKnowCrypto, and about how platforms like FTX could play an important role in ensuring the future of work, wealth and creativity are accessible and inclusive for all. What a shocking fall from grace. And what a difference a few months make. What do you think is next for SBF and others who participated in the inner workings of FTX? And what does this mean for the future of regulation in the crypto ecosystem, which consists of over 22,000 different coins and tokens and myriad crypto assets and projects?  ****Join the Rachel Rogers & Hello Seven MAKE MONEY MOVES Challenge [affiliate] ****POWERED BY ADVANTAGE EVANS™ ACADEMY  Ready for YOUR advantage?  With Bitcoin and Ethereum leading the way, the cryptocurrency market is booming. And growing. With thousands of different types of crypto (and counting), crypto is a fast-paced, fast moving emerging asset class. Find out what banks, governments, and companies like Paypal don’t want you to know about owning crypto and holding it in your own wallet or self-guided crypto IRA. Bottom line? It’s a wave. And you deserve this opportunity to ride it all the way to financial freedom that leads to economic empowerment and generational wealth. LEARN safely, legally and confidently while you EARN so you CAN:transform your relationship with moneygenerate wealth in the new digital cash economycreate digital ownership streams that lead to generational wealthvet, buy, store, trade, earn, and sell cryptocurrenciesengage in “defi” to lend and leverage your cryptocreate, buy and trade creative and collectible NFTsJoin now at advantageevans.com/specialShow Notes:Sam Bankman-Fried NY Times interview: ‘Look, I Screwed Up’: Sam Bankman-Fried Is Challenged on the Collapse of FTXLaura Shin's Unchained Podcast: The Chopping Block on FTX/Alameda: Is Sam Bankman-Fried ‘Crypto Kanye’? – Ep. 424Show Contact:Questions and requests: hello@techintersectpodcast.com Follow: Twitter @AtTechIntersect | Instagram @TechIntersect Web: Tech ISupport 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
  1. Tech Intersect #134: SPOTLIGHT My Conversation with former FTX Policy Lead & former CTFC Commissioner Mark Wetjen weeks before the FTX Debacle
  2. Tech Intersect #134: SPOTLIGHT ep #127 Mark Wetjen/FTX: The Role of Crypto Exchanges in Policy, Regulation & Education
  3. Tech Intersect #133: SPOTLIGHT 114-Maxwell Frost-Congress, Crypto and the Future of Economic Justice
  4. Tech Intersect #132: Gabrielle Hibbert-Creating Effective Crypto Policies for an Inclusive Decentralized Web
  5. Tech Intersect #131: Jubee Vilceus – Empowering the next wave of Reskilled IT Specialists

It’s a virtual “early access” launch party and you’re invited!

Greetings!

The Tech Intersect™ Podcast, hosted by yours truly, Tonya M. Evans, is a new weekly show that features engaging conversations that demystify leading-edge trends at the heart of where law, business and tech intersect. 

The official launch is January 3, 2020. But I’ve prepared a soft launch for my newsletter subscribers and Advantage Evans™ members via Patreon for Friday, December 27, 2019! 

To kick off the show launch, my gift to you is “early access” to two engaging, info-rich episodes beginning Dec. 27th:

1. Bestselling author of The Memo, renowned public speaker, founder and CEO, Minda Harts (how to curate your own career, prepare “a seat at the table” and also what to leave in the past in order to succeed in the future … with bonus content at the end of the episode!)

2. Sports Illustrated legal analyst, prof. and lawyer, Mike McCann (publicity rights for college athletes, Ed O’Bannon v. NCAA, and pro basketball star Spencer Dinwiddie’s use of crypto and blockchain in sports to “tokenize” his NBA contract with the Nets)

Other upcoming guests include:

  • Andreas Antonopoulos (thought-leader and author of Mastering Bitcoin, The Internet of Money 1 & 2, and Mastering Ethereum)
  • Alan Silberberg (cybersecurity and political expert & author of Bots Against)
  • Stephanie Morillo (author of Developer’s Guide to Content Creation)   
  • Charlie Oliver (Founder, CEO of Tech 2025)   
  • Professor Chris Odinet (Bias in algorithms)
  • Stephanie Humphrey (“Tech Life Steph” tech safety tips)   
  • Anthony Ware (mental health strategies for tech founders)   
  • Shehan Chandraskera, CPA Cointracker.io, preparing your crypto taxes)
  • Alex Adelman (Co-founder, CEO of bitcoin rewards platform Lolli)
  • Anne T. Griffin (AI & Blockchain expert)
  • Dante Disparte (Vice Chair Head, Policy/Comms @ Libra, Forbes Contributor)   

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Tonya

Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Law: an online key to unlocking the future of business, tech & law

Credit: WIPO

When I fell down the proverbial rabbit hole of the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem, I had no idea I’d turn into part-expert, part-evangelist. But here I am. And because you found your way to this post, here you are too! So we are in great company.

Blockchain Education @ UNH Law

After spending the better part of every waking hour fully immersed in the space by writing, speaking and crafting a curriculum and program, we are starting to enjoy the fruits of our labor here at UNH Law in launching a host of innovative course offerings in partnership with iLaw Ventures (a BARBRI company).

Education about blockchain, cryptocurrencies and other crypto assets, is essential. This is especially true for entrepreneurs, law students, lawyers and business professionals, as the blockchain community continues to develop the infrastructure of Web 3.0.

Honored to be a part of the #blockchainedu build

Coindesk published a substantive article, written by Leigh Cuen, to highlight exclusive details about the UNH Law online certificate program. Cuen’s article also explored the state and, more importantly the future, of blockchain education, in general. Program details are noted below. But here is an excerpt from the article:

It’s not a bear market for everyone.

“A crypto winter for the price is a crypto summer for attorneys,” said Jason Civalleri, adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire Law School. “As the price sinks, you have a lot of demand for legal services.”

That’s why UNH Law is rushing to offer a new certificate program in blockchain and cryptocurrency. As exclusively told to CoinDesk, over 100 students have expressed interest in the program, which will feature of slew of industry players as guest lecturers – including Hester Peirce of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Ethereum Foundation researcher Vlad Zamfir and MyCrypto CEO Taylor Monahan.

Read the full article: Lawyers Rush In: New UNH Blockchain Program Nabs Big-Name Speakers

About the BC&L Certificate Program

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