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Abe Geiger

Abe Geiger founded Shake, a platform that allows users to create, sign, and send legally binding agreements from their...

Bill Palin

Bill Palin is an attorney and developer in Massachusetts. He won the American Bar Association’s Access to Justice Appathon...

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Heidi Alexander

Heidi S. Alexander, Esq. is the director of the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (MassLOMAP). She advises lawyers...

Software developers and progressive law firms are looking for ways to streamline their practices, offer higher quality services for less, and help bridge access to justice. Using mobile apps and other technologies, basic legal services are increasingly available, affordable, and easy to use. But many attorneys are wary of technology like LegalZoom and Shake because they think it poses competition to and might even replace solo and small firms. So how can these solo and small firm lawyers modify their practices to compete in the changing legal market?

In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Heidi Alexander interviews two people who are on the technology side of offering legal services. Abe Geiger, the founder and CEO of Shake, and Bill Palin, an attorney and app developer, discuss why they decided to create the legal technology tools, how solo and small firms might use these tools to gain a competitive advantage, and which non-legal mobile apps lawyers can use to increase efficiency in their practice. Don’t know where to start? Abe, Bill, and Heidi finish the podcast with app suggestions, how to catch up on tech trends, and predictions for the future of legal services.

Abe Geiger founded Shake, a platform that allows users to create, sign, and send legally binding agreements from their smartphones. He started his career with early-stage tech startups in New York and San Francisco, and has his MBA from Columbia.

Bill Palin is an attorney and developer in Massachusetts. He won the American Bar Association’s Access to Justice Appathon competition with his app, Paper Health, which is a simple health care proxy and living will generator. He has also recently developed RedactoR, a redaction app for attorneys. Bill teaches courses at MIT and Suffolk Law School.

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Published: July 28, 2015
Podcast: Legal Toolkit
Category: Legal Technology
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