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 #34: Brian Avello-The Future of Law, DAOs and DeFi Tech Intersect™ with Tonya M. Evans

In this episode, MakerDAO general counsel Brian Avello and I explore the secrets to success for future lawyers and current lawyers interested in pivoting to represent clients involved in blockchain, cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance (or “defi”). This is also an important episode for anyone who wants to better understand the legal landscape in the crypto space. Brian explains what decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and smart contracts are and addresses the cefi vs. defi distinction. And he also shares his take on some of the most pressing legal issues in defi and crypto today and in the future, including regulation by a number of regulatory bodies like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Commodity Futures Trade Commission (CFTC), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). SPONSORED BY ADVANTAGE EVANS™ ACADEMY There’s a more cost effective and time-efficient way to reach your leading-edge learning and earning goals, to put you ahead of the stiff competition to create opportunity and generational wealth in this fast-paced, tech-driven economy. You need skills. Credentials. An advantage. And I can help! 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. Ready for your advantage? Learn more about From Cash to Crypto™ at AdvantageEvans.com. Links:  The SEC’s DAO Report: https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2017-131 (link press release)Commodity Futures Trading Commission: https://www.cftc.gov/ Office of Comptroller of Currency (Treasury): https://www.occ.treas.gov/ FATF: https://www.fatf-gafi.org/about/ Yearn.Finance  Contact: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/)
  1. Tech Intersect #34: Brian Avello-The Future of Law, DAOs and DeFi
  2. Tech Intersect #33: Tonya M. Evans-How (and why!) to Go From Cash to Crypto Safely, Legally and Confidently
  3. Tech Intersect #32: Jumoke Dada-Technologists Come in All HUEs
  4. Tech Intersect #31: Kelly Knight-Reimagining the Future for Black Women & Girls in CSI and STEM
  5. Tech Intersect #30: Shontavia Johnson-Channeling Your Inner Entrepreneur in Academia

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.

Get ready to LISTEN, LEARN & LEVERAGE.

Let’s SHINE on purpose. Together!

Tonya

Evans presents What Every CIO Should Know about Blockchain at the IBM Cloud Forum

Forward-thinking CIOs attend the IBM Cloud and Innovation Forum to keep their fingers on the pulse of the future. An essential part of a chief information officer’s duties includes researching new technologies, developing strategies about how technology can provide business value and addressing the risks associated with digital information. TechTarget

That is what I will focus on in this presentation, empowering C Suite executives to educate, engage and evolve in order to remain on the leading edge of industry. Today we focus on three areas: smart contracts, the state, federal and global legislative and regulatory landscape, and intellectual property issues in blockchain.

Blockchain education is at the heart of mass adoption and implementation. That is also the focus of the UNH Law Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Law Online Professional Certificate I developed and lead. We played a snippet of this video during the presentation.

Watch the full video now!