This Is Your Brain On Code, According To Functional MRI Imaging (via Fast Company Co.Labs)

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R. Amani Smathers – The T Shaped 21st Century Lawyer (via ReInventLawChannel.com)

R. Amani Smathers – The T Shaped 21st Century Lawyer from ReInvent Law Channel at ReInventLawChannel.com.

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The Future of Law School Innovation
(Conference @ColoradoLaw)

Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 10.35.56 AMFrom the conference announcement: “Over the last 5 years, in the fallout of the Great Recession, the legal profession has entered the era of the New Normal. Notably, a series of forces related to technological change, globalization, and the pressure to do more with less (in both corporate America and law firms) has changed permanently the legal services industry. As one article put it, firms are cutting back on hiring “in order to increase efficiency, improve profit margins, and reduce client costs.” Indeed, in its recently noted cutbacks, Weil Gotshal’s leaders remarked that it had initially expected old work to return, but came “around to the view that this is the ‘new normal.’”

The New Normal provides lawyers with an opportunity to rethink—and reimagine—the role of lawyers in our economy and society. To the extent that law firms enjoyed, or still enjoy, the ability to bundle work together, that era is coming to an end, as clients unbundle legal services and tasks. Moreover, in other cases, automation and technology can change the roles of lawyers, both requiring them to oversee processes and use technology more aggressively as well as doing less of the work that is increasingly managed by computers (think: electronic discovery). The upside is not only greater efficiencies for society, but new possibilities for legal craftsmanship.

The emerging craft of lawyering in the New Normal is likely to require lawyers to be both entrepreneurial and fluent with a range of competencies that will enable them to add value for clients. Apropos of the trends noted above, there are emerging opportunities for “legal entrepreneurs” in a range of roles from legal process management to developing technologies to manage legal operations (such as overseeing automated processes) to supporting online dispute resolution processes. In other cases, effective legal training as well as domain specific knowledge (finance, sales, IT, entrepreneurship, human resources, etc.) can form a powerful combination that prepares law school grads for a range of opportunities (business development roles, financial operations roles, HR roles, etc.). In both cases, traditional legal skills alone will not be enough to prepare law students for these roles. But the proper training, which builds on the traditional law school curriculum and goes well beyond it including practical skills, relevant domain knowledge (e.g., accounting), and professional skills (e.g., working in teams), will provide law school students a huge advantage over those with a one-dimensional skill set.”

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Detroit Legal Innovation and Technology Meetup (First Meeting on April 15th)

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Ethereum – A Revolutionary New Platform for Applications (including Computable Contracts)

“A new “Lego of crypto-finance” enables users to design social contracts”  For more read this article in Aljazeera America.

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Paul Lippe – Legal By Design

Paul Lippe – Legal By Design from ReInvent Law Channel

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Law Firm Chief Marketing Officer Summit @ The Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference

Tomorrow – I will have the pleasure of addressing the Chief Marketing Officers of many of the world’s leading firms at the CMO Summit at Legal Marketing Association Conference in Orlando.

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Richard Susskind – The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Law (via ReInventLawChannel.com)

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Workshop on Computation, Mathematics, and the Law
(at U San Diego Law)

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H2O, A Suite of Online Classroom Tools for Legal Education

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Drones Over America (via 60 Minutes)

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Making a Living By Giving Away Things for Free (via Sarah Glassmeyer)

Helpful words of wisdom offered by Sarah Glassmeyer from CALI to the students in yesterday’s ReInventLaw Entrepreneurial Lawyering Workshop here at Michigan State.

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ASU – Arkfeld Electronic Discovery Conference

Screen Shot 2014-03-15 at 7.26.37 AMYesterday I had the pleasure of providing the concluding remarks at the ASU – Arkfeld Electronic Discovery Conference in Tempe, Arizona.  It was a really good mix of practicing lawyers, judges and technology providers in the room.  Kudos to Michael Arkfeld, Josh Abbott and the rest of the planning committee for a great conference!

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Help Search High-Res Satellite Images for Missing Malaysian plane (Crowd Sourced Image Tagging via Tomnod)

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Machine Learning: Hottest Tech Trend in the Next 3-5 Years? (via The Churchill Club)

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Christopher Soghoian: Government Surveillance — This is Just the Beginning (via Ted.com)

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Empowering Internet Users: Two Ideas to Reshape Broadband (via Fora.tv)

Coming from Google: Privately-Owned Fiber to the Home? from The Association for Computing Machinery on FORA.tv

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