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
  1. Tech Intersect #142: Heather Maio-Smith on Making Knowledge More Accessible Through Video
  2. Tech Intersect #141: Ansylla Ramsey on How to Start Your Crypto Journey in 3 Simple Steps
  3. Tech Intersect #140: Naveen Jain on Owning your Online Identity
  4. Tech Intersect #139: Your Crypto Winter Compass {Masterclass}
  5. Tech Intersect #138: Nicki Sanders on Preparing your Crypto Taxes

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)   

Remember, virtual launch party access is available only to newsletter subscribers and Advantage Evans™ members so subscribe or join today (or both)! And be sure to share with your networks.

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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

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