Andrew Perlman

Andrew Perlman

Andrew Perlman is a professor at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches professional responsibility and civil procedure and directs the Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation. Andy also created and directs Suffolk’s concentration in Legal Technology and Innovation. The concentration, which is similar to a major, prepares students for 21st century legal employment with specialized courses in important legal innovations and technologies, such as automated document assembly, expert systems, legal project management, process improvement, and virtual lawyering.

Andy is the Vice Chair of the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, and he was the Chief Reporter for the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, which successfully proposed numerous changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to address technology-related ethics issues. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and the 2014 chair of the Section on Professional Responsibility of the Association of American Law Schools. Prior to entering academia, Andy clerked for a federal district court judge in Chicago and practiced as a litigator there. He is an honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, and he received his LL.M from Columbia Law School.

Guest Appearances
May 19, 2015
ABA National Summit: ‘Programs to Bridge the Gap’

In this series of Legal Talk Network interviews, producer Laurence Colletti and ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Victor Li interview Professor Andrew Perlman, Shantelle Argyle, Dwight Smith, Judge Laurie White, Terri Mascherin, Judge Ann Aiken, and Steven Crossland. Together, they discuss the mini-presentations that were part of the ‘Bridging The Gap’ speaking event at the...

April 17, 2015
2015 ABA TECHSHOW: The Ethical Duty of Technological Competence with Andrew Perlman

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti and ABA Journal legal affairs writer Victor Li interview plenary speaker Andrew Perlman at the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago. Perlman discusses how the lawyer’s ethical duty of competence is evolving and what level of technological proficiency is reasonably expected today. He covers the most basic knowledge of Adobe...

March 31, 2015
The 21st Century Lawyer: Utilizing Technology Competency as a Marketing Tool

This episode of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing offers an overview of the new skills and competencies that lawyers should have today that they did not need only 20 or 25 years ago, especially with regard to the use of technology. The panelists cover a number of issues, including cybersecurity, internet marketing and investigation, and e-discovery, but...

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