Monica Bay

Monica Bay

Monica Bay is a lawyer, journalist, consultant and provocateur. She is a Fellow at CodeX: The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics and freelances for Bloomberg BNA’s Big Law Business. She recently retired from ALM, where she was editor-in-chief of Law Technology News for 17 years and as senior editor at San Francisco’s The Recorder for 13 years. Long active in cyberspace, she helped The Late Show with David Letterman establish its first website on AOL. She is a graduate of the University of California Santa Cruz, with honors; did graduate work in sociology and journalism at the University of Minnesota; and earned her J.D. at the University of San Francisco. A member of the California bar, Ms. Bay lives in New York City and can often be found at Yankee Stadium.

Guest Appearances
April 19, 2016
Technology is ‘breathtakingly positive,’ says lawyer and writer Monica Bay

Lawyer and longtime journalist Monica Bay didn’t let sexism or a technology-averse legal establishment keep her from breaking new ground. “The baby boomer lawyers were so entrenched with the idea that ‘only the girls touch anything with a keyboard’ that they absolutely refused to do anything involving tech,” Bay recalls. “They thought it was beneath...

October 9, 2015
ATL APP: Luncheon Remarks by Monica Bay

In this Special Report, Joe Patrice and Elie Mystal talk with former editor in chief of Law Technology News Monica Bay. Together, they discuss her 30+ year collection of observations about the legal profession and technology, the shrinking prominence of equity partners, non-representation of clients in civil matters, and how things fall into place when...

May 14, 2015
ABA National Summit: ‘Innovations Within the Legal Sphere’

“The average solo practitioner in this country cannot afford their own hourly rate.” Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Monica Bay, Professor Oliver Goodenough, Margaret Hagan, John Suh, Lucy Bassli, and James Sandman, panelists on ‘Innovations within the Legal Sphere’ at the 2015 ABA National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services. Together, they analyze...

September 10, 2014
ALM’s Monica Bay on 2014’s LegalTech West Coast Conference

In this Special Report from Legal Talk Network, producer Laurence Colletti interviews ALM’s Editor-in-Chief Monica Bay about the LegalTech West Coast conference. Together, they discuss the power-packed line up of speakers (listed below) as well as debuts for innovational products and services. Notwithstanding its tenure in Los Angeles, this event is moving to a new...