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Your Weekly Lawtomatic Digest

The Appetizer: Sponsors

The Main Course: 5 Things That Made Me Think This Week

  • Up-Skilling the Legal Profession: a terrific podcast conversation with Dan Rodriguez, former Dean at Northwestern Law and current leader of the ABA Center for Innovation, and Mark Cohen of Legal Mosaic. I was especially excited to hear their shout-out to the Delta Lawyer Competency Model chat. I'm a bit player on an incredible team working to develop that project, and hearing luminaries like Dan and Mark sing its praises is terrific.

  • Clio Cloud 9 Conference: I wasn't able to join the fun in person, but this year's Clio Cloud conference seemed great. If you didn't follow it on Twitter, take a minute and click through the various tweets tagged from the event. They had terrific speakers (Glenn Greenwald; Dan Pink), major announcements, and awesome panels. One of the things I respect most about their events is that they're not multi-day ads for their products...instead, they seem sincerely interested in people learning about all that's happening in legal innovation/tech and networking with likeminded others. As an aside, I missed it because I was speaking at the ARK Publishing KM Conference in NYC, and it's also been terrific. Check event tweets here.

  • Nominations open for LTRC's "Women of Legal Tech" Award: the award began in 2015, with the ABA Legal Tech Resource Center selecting fifteen new women to be honored...and they've added to the roster every year since. Nominate candidates here before December 15, 2019.

  • Raising Arizona: an AZ task force has called for wide-ranging reforms to the delivery of legal services, including effectively eliminating the ban on non-lawyer firm ownership. Big news, as Arizona joins Utah and California in creating change that may - and IMO likely will - change the landscape of legal work.

  • Design Thinking for Lawyers: here is a thoughtful, detailed primer by Marshall Lichty posted on the Lawyerist on what design thinking is and how it relates to legal work. For anyone looking to see the big picture, this is super helpful and clear.


About Gabe Teninbaum

Gabe Teninbaum (@GTeninbaum) is a professor at Suffolk Law (with additional affiliations at Yale, Harvard, and MIT) focusing on legal innovation, technology, and the changing business of law. Every day, he digest tons of content on these topics. The goal of Lawtomatic, his newsletter, is to curate the most interesting, valuable, and thought-provoking of these ideas.

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