Podcast category: Legal Technology

Lawyerist Podcast

#93: AI and Machine Learning for Lawyers, with Noah Waisberg

 

On this week’s podcast, Sam and Aaron talk about how going paperless can mean different things to different people, and that’s just fine. Then, Sam talks with Noah Waisberg about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning for lawyers.

Noah Waisberg is founder and CEO of Kira Systems. Noah previously practiced at the law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, where he focused on private equity, M&A, and securities. Noah is an expert on contract analysis, legal technology, and artificial intelligence; has spoken at conferences including SXSW Interactive, ILTACON, and ReInvent Law; and was named 2016 ILTA Innovative Thought Leader of the Year.

Law Technology Now

Fails and Sales: Lessons in Legal Entrepreneur from Gary Sangha

As new or established lawyers venture out into the legal marketplace, it can be daunting establishing your own firm or promoting your unique business. How should savvy entrepreneurs promote their brand and what skills do they need to be successful? In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay and guest host Adam Camras talk with lecturer and entrepreneur Gary Sangha about his keynote speech at the Above the Law Academy for Private Practice conference, his personal journey toward success, and his tips to help new entrepreneurs thrive.

Gary Sangha is a serial entrepreneur, attorney, and academic who is at the forefront of incorporating modern technology into the legal services sector. He is the founder and CEO of Lit IQ, which uses advances in computational linguistics technology to help lawyers draft precise and error-free legal documents, such as patents, contracts and regulations.

On the Road

ATL APP 2016: Don’t Believe the Hype: Cybersecurity and the Cloud

Many attorneys can feel huge pressure from their peers to utilize cloud based technologies in an attempt to stay competitive within the legal marketplace. In this report from On The Road, hosts Joe Patrice and Elie Mystal speak with Estey & Bomberger LLP Of Counsel Jeff Bennion, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. Principal Denver Edwards, and MyCase Legal Technology Evangelist Nicole Black about the professional advantages provided by cloud based technologies and the steps lawyers can take to mitigate the cybersecurity risks these technologies expose them to.

Jeff Bennion is a trial lawyer from San Diego. He is the Education Chair for the State Bar of California’s Law Practice Management and Technology Section.

Denver Edwards represents corporations and individuals in federal and state regulatory investigations and counsels regulated entities on data security.

Nicole Black is a Rochester, NY attorney and the legal technology evangelist at MyCase. She authored the book “Cloud Computing for Lawyers,” and has spoken and written extensively about the intersection of law, mobile computing, and internet-based technology.

On the Road

ATL APP 2016: Choosing a Practice Management Platform

With the influx of emergent legal technologies it can be difficult for attorneys to discern which programs are best for their law practice or law firm. In this report from On The Road, hosts Joe Patrice and Elie Mystal speak with attorney Bob Ambrogi about cloud based practice management software and what lawyers should consider when choosing a program that is right for them.

Bob Ambrogi is the only person to have held top editorial positions at both National Law Journal and Lawyers Weekly USA. He writes two nationally-recognized blogs, LawSites, covering new networking sites and technology for the legal profession, and MediaLaw, on freedom of the press. Ambrogi is a Massachusetts attorney representing clients at the intersection of law, media, and technology for his firm, The Law Office of Robert J. Ambrogi. He is also the host of two Legal Talk Network podcasts, Lawyer 2 Lawyer and Law Technology Now.

On the Road

ATL APP 2016: The Three Minute Pitch

When marketing your products at a convention or industry event it can be difficult to adequately promote your brand within the allotted presentation time. In this report from On The Road, host Monica Bay talks with Allegory founder and CEO Alma Asay, Alt Legal founder and CEO Nehal Madhani, and eBrevia CEO Ned Gannon about the Alt Legal Innovation Awards, what it was like presenting their products in under three minutes, and their advice to other entrepreneurs looking to refine how they market their products.

Alma Asay began her career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where her practice focused on complex commercial litigations, primarily in the fields of media, entertainment and technology. Alma is the founder and CEO of Allegory, a litigation management application that automates everyday tasks for lawyers.

Nehal Madhani is an attorney and the founder and CEO of Alt Legal, a cloud-based software trusted by Am Law 200 firms, boutique firms, and in-house legal departments to prepare and manage thousands of IP filings every day.

Ned Gannon has a history in corporate law with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker LLP and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP and as founder and CEO of Audible Auto, a startup company developing infotainment technology at the intersection of smartphones and vehicles. Ned is now CEO of eBrevia, which uses artificial intelligence to extract data from contracts.

On the Road

ATL APP 2016: How Starting a Podcast Can Help Build Your Practice

When considering available marketing options many attorneys are aware that the internet and web based media are invaluable tools for client acquisition and reputation management. However, many of these lawyers are not sure how to leverage new media to maximize the potential marketing benefits for their particular law practice. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti speaks with attorneys Oscar Michelen and Scott Limmer about their podcast and how creating a podcast can improve your marketing and social media presence.

Oscar Michelen is a partner at the litigation botique Cuomo LLC where he specializes in commercial litigation and intellectual property. Additionally, he is co-host of the podcast “Reboot Your Law Practice” which is geared to solo and small firms trying to figure out how to survive in the current legal marketplace.

Scott Limmer’s practice focuses on the areas of Criminal Defense, College Disciplinary Law and Special Education Law and he is the other co-host of “Reboot Your Law Practice!”

On the Road

ATL APP 2016: The Law Office 2026

“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need any roads!” – Emmett Lathrop Brown, Ph.D.”

The modern practice of law is a profession that has seen rapid change with increased globalization and the acceptance of emergent legal technologies. What will the modern law firm look like in the near future if this growth persists? In this report from On The Road, host Joe Patrice speaks with Collective, Inc. Legal Director Ian Connett about the future of law and what a law practice might look like in the year 2026.

Ian Connett, Esq. is the current Legal Director of Collective, Inc. in New York and a passionate LegalTech enthusiast, speaker and practitioner, who has completed implementations of enterprise level contract and legal matter management systems.   In 2016, Ian was named “The Millennial General Counsel” by UpCounsel.

On the Road

ATL APP 2016: Yes, You Are Competing With LegalZoom

Even with the acceptance of legal technology by many lawyers and law firms, some attorneys are still skeptical about the benefits that emergent technology can bring to their law practice. In this report from On The Road, host Joe Patrice speaks with Avvo Director of Industry Relations Dan Lear, Rocket Matter founder and CEO Larry Port, and CuroLegal CEO Chad Burton about the importance of leveraging legal technology and the dangers to your business if you don’t.

Dan Lear is a lawyer, blogger and legal industry expert and is currently the Director of Industry Relations for Avvo.

Larry Port, Rocket Matter founder and CEO, is a speaker and award winning writer at the crossroads of the legal profession, cutting edge technology, and law firm marketing.

Chad Burton is a litigator and a pioneer in the legal industry, currently serving as CEO of CuroLegal.

Law Technology Now

The Benefits of Litigation Management Applications

Many attorneys who focus on litigation can find themselves sifting through hundreds of documents that are relevant and vital to the success of their case. Can legal technology improve  efficiency and the practice of law for these lawyers? In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi speaks with Allegory Founder and CEO Alma Asay about litigation management and how new software can greatly improve the litigation process.

Alma Asay began her career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where her practice focused on complex commercial litigations, primarily in the fields of media, entertainment and technology. Alma managed and successfully litigated high profile cases, including cases that were part of Gibson Dunn’s winning submissions in 2010 and 2012 for The American Lawyer’s “Litigation Department of the Year.” She was the go-to second chair for Orin Snyder — named by Chambers USA as one of the six best lawyers in the country in the category of “Litigation: Business Trial Lawyers.”

On the Road

ATL APP 2016: Creating Error-Free Contracts

The acceptance of emergent technologies within the legal marketplace continues to improve the daily lives of both large and small firm attorneys around the world. In this report from On The Road, host Joe Patrice speaks with Benjamin and Nathan Whetsell about contract preparation, the software they developed to improve the drafting process, and the tools their technology brings to the marketplace.

Benjamin Whetsell works on Turner’s and Contract Tools’ design. He is admitted to the bars of New York and Washington DC. He was an associate at Fried Frank in New York City, where he worked on financings, mergers, and fund structures for clients such as Bank of America and Goldman Sachs. He holds a BBA from the University of Michigan Business School and a JD from Columbia Law School.

Nathan Whetsell develops Turner and Contract Tools using a variety of languages and tools. He was an acoustical engineer at Bose Corporation, where he developed software for acoustical prediction and visualization. He holds a BSE in computer engineering and a BFA from the University of Michigan, and an MA from Stanford University.

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