By Robert Ambrogi
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LawNext is a weekly podcast hosted by Bob Ambrogi, who is internationally known for his writing and speaking on legal technology and innovation. Each week, Bob interviews the innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in the legal industry. From legal technology startups to new law firm business models to enhancing access to justice, Bob and his guests explore the future of law and legal practice.
||CleanEpisode 32: Kimball Parker, Head of Wilson Sonsini’s New Tech Subsidiary SixFifty||In February, Silicon Valley law firm Wilson Sonsini announced the launch of SixFifty, a software subsidiary that will develop automated tools designed to make legal processes more efficient and affordable for individuals, small businesses and emerging..||3/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: BYU Law Dean Gordon Smith on Law School Innovation||Gordon Smith, dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, once said: “I want BYU to be known as, if not the most innovative law school in the country, then one of the most innovative law schools in the country.” Since...||3/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: ABA TECHSHOW’s Startup Pitch Competition||On Feb. 27, 2019, ABA TECHSHOW presented the third annual Startup Pitch Competition, moderated by LawNext host Bob Ambrogi. Fifteen legal technology startups presented three-minute pitches before a live audience of TECHSHOW attendees, who then voted...||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Baker McKenzie’s Jae Um and Casey Flaherty on BigLaw Innovation||In January, the world’s largest law firm, Baker McKenzie, announced that it had hired two leading thinkers on legal innovation, Jae Um and D. Casey Flaherty, to help the firm “enhance and reimagine the delivery of legal services to global...||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Cisco CLO Mark Chandler on Legal Department Innovation||For some two decades, Mark Chandler has been a leading voice for innovation and technology in the operation of legal departments and the delivery of legal services. Executive vice president and chief legal officer at technology giant Cisco, he has...||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Founder Eric Elfman On Onit’s $200M Investment||We thought 2018 was a banner year for investment in legal technology companies. But then, less than two weeks into 2019, the year got off to a roaring start with news of a $200 million strategic investment in Onit, a Houston company that provides...||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Mark Cohen’s Strategies for the Global Legal Marketplace||Mark A. Cohen has long been ahead of the curve. After 25 years as an accomplished trial lawyer, he founded one of the first legal process outsourcing companies and then cofounded Clearspire, the groundbreaking two-company law firm and service provider..||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Using AI to Enhance Virtual Receptionists, with Smith.ai||What do you get if you combine a virtual receptionist service with artificial intelligence? Spoiler alert: The answer is not robots answering the phone. Rather, the folks at Smith.ai say the combination results in a superior receptionist service for...||1/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Making Legal Research Better, with Judicata Founder Itai Gurari||With Judicata, Itai Gurari believes he has built a better legal research platform. A lawyer and computer scientist, his approach to designing a legal research engine was to first “map the legal genome” -- that is, map the law with extreme accuracy..||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Dan Rodriguez on Innovating Law and Legal Education||Our guest this week on LawNext is Daniel B. Rodriguez, who recently stepped down as dean of Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, where he gained wide recognition for his work to innovate legal education, and recently stepped up to...||12/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Elevate’s Acquisition of LexPredict, with Pratik Patel and Dan Katz||In major legal industry news, global law company Elevate announced its acquisition of the legal AI technology and consulting firm LexPredict. The move combines the comprehensive legal services offering of Elevate with the data science team and AI...||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Blockchain, Smart Contracts and the Future of Law, with Casey Kuhlman of Monax||Is the traditional form of contracting broken? Are static legal agreements irrelevant in a fast-moving global economy? Casey Kuhlman, CEO of the blockchain and smart contracts company Monax, believes we’re on the brink of a paradigm shift in how we...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Podcasting Savvy: A Panel on Law Firm Podcasting||In this special bonus episode of LawNext, we bring you a panel discussion on savvy podcasting for lawyers. Recently, at the 2018 Northeast Regional Conference of the Legal Marketing Association, LawNext host Bob Ambrogi joined a panel of legal...||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Live from Moscow: Two Interviews on the State of Legal Tech in Russia||In this episode of LawNext, we take you live to Russia, where we interview two of the leading experts on Russian legal technology to get their insights and perspectives on the state of innovation and development there. What they say may surprise you....||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: NetDocuments CTO Alvin Tedjamulia on Helping Lawyers Learn to Love the Cloud||When Alvin Tedjamulia cofounded NetDocuments in 1998 as the first cloud-based platform for document and email management, few lawyers had any concept of what it meant to work in the cloud. Today, NetDocuments has grown to become one of the leading DMS..||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Adam Ziegler on How Harvard Put 360 Years of Case Law Online||The recently launched Caselaw Access Project is the capstone to a massive undertaking executed over three years to digitize all U.S. case law, some 6.4 million cases dating back to 1658. Leading the project was Adam Ziegler, director of the Library...||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Headnote Founder Sarah Schaaf on Simplifying How Lawyers Get Paid||Sarah Schaaf wanted to revolutionize how lawyers get paid. After growing up with lawyer parents and then becoming a lawyer herself, including a stint in Google’s legal department, she saw the problems lawyers had in collecting from clients. She...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Lawmatics Founder Matt Spiegel on Automating Legal Marketing||They say you can’t go home again, but Matt Spiegel came back to legal technology after selling the first company he founded, MyCase, and then moving to other verticals. Earlier this year, Spiegel launched his second legal technology startup,...||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Clio’s Acquisition of Lexicata, with Lexicata CEO Michael Chasin||It was big news earlier this month when practice management company Clio announced that it had acquired Lexicata, the first cloud-based CRM and client-intake platform for lawyers. It was the first acquisition by 10-year-old Clio, which says it will...||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: DoNotPay Founder Joshua Browder On Replacing Lawyers with Bots||At just 17 years old, Joshua Browder made international news when he created DoNotPay, a chatbot that helped appeal parking tickets, reportedly saving motorists in the U.S. and UK millions of dollars. Now 21, he has just released a series of apps...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Building Trust Through Blogs – A Conversation with LexBlog Founder Kevin O’Keefe||Kevin O’Keefe believes that lawyers get their best work from relationships and a strong word-of-mouth reputation, and that blogging is the perfect way to build relationships and reputation. In 2003, he founded LexBlog, a company devoted to helping...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Judging Judges – How Gavelytics’ Judicial Analytics are Reshaping Litigation||What if a lawyer could know how a judge is likely to rule in a case or how heavy is a judge’s workload? Rick Merrill was a litigator at a large law firm who became frustrated over his inability to get meaningful information about the judges before...||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Avvo Founder Mark Britton on Why He Started It and Why He Left||Earlier this year, Mark Britton left Avvo, the often-controversial company he founded in 2006 and led as CEO, after selling it to web behemoth Internet Brands. Explaining his departure in a memo to his staff, he wrote, “It’s time for me to go.”..||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Dr. Khalid Al-Kofahi, Head of AI at Thomson Reuters||Why AI Is Harder than You Think||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Bill Henderson on the Need to Change Non-Lawyer Ownership Rules||Should legal ethics rules be changed to allow non-lawyer ownership of legal services providers? So controversial is the question that it was major news in July when the State Bar of California voted to appoint a task force to study and make...||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Shruti Ajitsaria, Head of Fuse, Allen & Overy’s Legal Tech Incubator||In September 2017, venerable Magic Circle law firm Allen & Overy launched Fuse, setting aside a portion of its London office for a collaborative innovation space to develop and test new legal technologies, and it named lawyer Shruti Ajitsaria to...||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Jeff Pfeifer of LexisNexis on Data-Driven Lawyering||Live from ILTACON||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Dera Nevin’s Around-the-World Tour of Legal Innovation||It was around the world in 40 days – the legal tech world that is. Earlier this year, Dera Nevin traveled to 19 destinations in 15 countries on six continents over 40 days, meeting with legal hackers and legal entrepreneurs all over the world. The...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: How Dan Linna is Indexing (and Teaching) Legal Innovation||What does legal innovation look like? For all the talk about innovation in law, who are the real innovators and what are they doing? This week’s guest, Daniel W. Linna Jr., an attorney and law professor, helps us answer that question. Linna...||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - LegalZoom’s GC On Its $500 Million Investment||The $500 million secondary investment announced recently by online legal services company LegalZoom is the largest investment ever in a legal technology company. It comes as the company continues to expand both its services and its geographic reach....||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Casetext’s Quest to Make Legal Research Affordable||Five years ago, legal research platform Casetext launched with a goal of making legal research more affordable and more intuitive. In the years since, the company has attracted $20 million in venture financing and won the 2017 award for new product of..||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Westlaw Edge: AI-Powered Legal Research||On July 12, Thomson Reuters formally launched Westlaw Edge, its next-generation legal research platform that uses artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to help legal professionals find answers and perform research more efficiently. This was...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Nicole Bradick, Theory and Principle||I am very pleased and honored to kick off my first episode with guest Nicole Bradick. A veteran legal technology innovator and entrepreneur, Nicole is CEO of Theory and Principle, the technology design and development company she founded last January...||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great legal innovation podcast
This is my weekly "go to" for a legal innovation podcast during a workout. A few specific things that I appreciate about the podcast:
1) The variety of guests--academics, startups, technologists, in-house counsel, private law firms, and others.
2) The guests on the show are some of the best of the best in legal innovation.
3) It is focused on innovation in the practice of law, not just tech.
Bob Ambrogi is an artisan of an interviewer. This podcast is a gift to the legal innovation community. Thanks Bob!
Fabulous podcast, amazing host
Bob Ambrogi is one of the best interviewers in the world of law and technology. He’s one of the best, even without putting the “technology” qualifier in there.
This podcast is a “must listen” for any solo or small firm lawyers who want deep insight into the crucial aspects of the legal profession.
Bob’s guests are all important figures in the world of legal-tech. He has the clout to get them on the podcast and the wisdom and deep background knowledge to ask them the best questions.
I can’t say enough good things about this podcast. Congratulations Bob! Keep up the good work. ;-)
Go-To Legal News & Analysis
Bob Ambrogi is the leading journalist covering developments in legal tech and changes to the profession. His podcast is a must-listen for lawyers, law professors, and law students. Always thought-provoking, and Bob is as experienced a podcast host as you will find. Can’t recommend highly enough.
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