Amani Smathers is the innovation solutions manager at Chapman & Cutler LLP. Amani works on Chapman’s Practice Innovations team, focusing on document automation, process improvement and designing systems to manage workflows and turn data into actionable insights. She understands that not every challenge faced by a client is a “legal” problem and enjoys helping clients tackle legal operations goals. She is a frequent speaker on legal technology and innovation topics and serves as an adjunct professor at the Center for Law, Technology & Innovation at Michigan State University College of Law.
Prior to joining Chapman, Amani worked as a legal solutions architect at Davis Wright Tremaine and Seyfarth Shaw. She is a graduate of Tufts University and Michigan State University College of Law where she served as Innovation Counsel to the ReInvent Law Laboratory.
What makes it so difficult for some lawyers to embrace technology? Fear, confusion, and that feeling that they just can’t ever catch up create a wall that many attorneys can’t seem to...
Amani Smathers and Gina Bongiovi talk about process mapping and how it can improve your legal business management.
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