Episodes

Episode 6: D. Casey Flaherty on Legal Tech Competency, Legal Ops and Client Driven Change

For Episode 6, we sat down with D. Casey Flaherty at the Legal Tech conference in New York City.  Casey talked about a few things: how many lawyers struggle to master everyday technology, his experience as corporate counsel and the efforts he took in that role to improve the way company lawyers did their jobs....

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Episode 5: Ken Grady on Applying Lean Thinking to the Practice of Law

For Episode 5, we were lucky enough to snag an interview with Ken Grady to discuss the application of lean thinking to the practice of law.  Ken has unique insight about the legal industry because he has worked just about every position possible in the legal field.  He is currently a law professor at Michigan...

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Episode 4: Dennis Garcia on Automation, Cybersecurity and the Cloud

In this episode we visited Microsoft Assistant General Counsel Dennis Garcia in his Chicago office. Dennis talked about a few things, including what he and others in the Microsoft legal department are doing to automate and streamline legal work (spoiler alert: bots are involved). Dennis also talks about the benefits of lawyers using cloud computing...

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Episode 3: Kent Zimmermann on Alternative Legal Service Providers

In this episode, we speak with Kent Zimmermann about the rise of alternative legal service providers (AKA legal process outsourcing companies or LPOs). Alternative legal service providers, or ALSPs, help clients and their attorneys accomplish work that has historically handled by law firms, such as document review for electronic discovery, or due diligence contract review...

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Episode 2: Zach Smolinski & Christian Auty on Blockchain and the Practice of Law

In Episode 2 we discuss blockchain technology and its impact on the practice of law with two Chicago lawyers Zach Smolinski and Christian Auty. Zach is with Ziliak Law and Christian with the Much Shelist firm. Both counsel clients on blockchain related matters. In this episode Zach and Christian discuss what blockchain technology is, how...

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Episode 1: Jim Doppke on Lawyers’ Duty of Technology Competence

In our inaugural episode, legal ethics attorney Jim Doppke of Chicago’s Robinson Law Group discusses changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct (ethics rules for lawyers) addressing the impact of technology on modern legal practice. In 2012 the American Bar Association amended Comment 8 to Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.1 (a lawyer’s duty of competence)...

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