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Tony Lai

Tony Lai

Tony Lai is a lawyer, entrepreneur and evangelist for processes and systems that support openness and innovation, engagement and sharing. Tony is the Co-Founder and CEO of, a legal technology company providing referral management and legal empowerment systems and solutions for trusted legal organizations, including law firms, bar associations and legal aid networks. As an Entrepreneurial Fellow at CodeX, Stanford’s Center for Legal informatics, Tony focuses on how legal professionals can tap into rapidly growing networks of innovation and social impact to lead more fulfilling careers. Tony studied design thinking at Stanford’s, helped design and research the first legal technology course at Stanford Law School, and was on the founding team at StartX, a non-profit organization supporting the development of Stanford’s top entrepreneurs through experiential education. Prior to his work at Stanford, Tony clocked 10,000 hours in the London and Hong Kong offices of Herbert Smith, advising companies, public sector bodies and charities on regulatory, transactional and IP issues. He holds a BA in Modern History from Oxford, and a Master’s in Law, Science and Technology from Stanford.

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Guest Appearances
November 17, 2017

MIT Legal Forum 2017: The Legal Hackers Movement

Tony Lai and Mark Potkewitz talk about the legal hackers movement including how it helps with access to justice and the potential of open data.

November 17, 2017

How Aims to Close the Access to Justice Gap

Tony Lai, CEO of, talks about the company and how it’s working to close the access to justice gap.


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