Evolve the Law Podcast - A Catalyst For Legal Innovation
Evolve the Law Podcast - A Catalyst For Legal Innovation
Hosted by Ian Connett and the Evolve the Law Team
The Evolve the Law podcast covers the latest topics, trends and tech in the legal industry. Host Ian Connett and the Evolve the Law team interview members of Evolve the Law, noted technologists, thought leaders, and legal practitioners - sharing their insights about the future of the legal industry. Subscribe and listen to stay on top of developments in this competitive marketplace.
Kerry Benn - Director of Series, Surveys & Data at Law360 (part 2)
In this episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with Kerry Benn, Director of Series, Surveys & Data at Law360. Kerry shares more information about the 2021 Diversity Snapshot. Kerry also expands on how firms are now making extra steps and effort in committing to hiring and keeping people of color in their teams. At the same time, she also discusses the different tools that Law360 created that can add value not only to different legal firms but also to people in the law and legal profession. For the latest topics, trends, and tech in the legal industry, subscribe to the Evolve the Law Podcast: A Catalyst for Legal Innovation. Listen as legal experts and leaders share insights about the legal industry. For more information, questions, or suggestions about our podcast feel free to email us at evolve@abovethelaw.com  Links and Resources from this Episode For additional information go to https://abovethelaw.com/legal-innovation-center Law360 Pulse 2021 Diversity Snapshot Show Notes Big updates on Kerry and her team at Law360. - 0:50 Reasons why some attorneys are satisfied with their work-life balance. - 2:00 The murder of George Floyd last May affected the commitment of different firms when it comes to hiring and keeping people of color. 5:38 One of the problems people of color face is not getting mentors who look like them in firms. - 7:11 What’s a Glass Ceiling Report and how did Kerry and her team put them together. - 8:35 Useful data visualization tools created by Law360 and the value that you can get from them. 10:19 The associate surveys from students choosing the law firms where they want to work boost the firm’s credibility and stature. - 14:20 In the fall, what are some of the changes a lot of firms are doing to welcome the working-at-the-office setup again? - 17:11 Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player to get the latest episodes. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts Follow on Spotify Subscribe with Stitcher
Nov 15, 2021
20 min
Martin Bricketto - Managing Editor of Business of Law at Law360
Host Ian Connett talks with Martin Bricketto, the Managing Editor of Business of Law at Law360. Martin offers his insights regarding the business of law and how the pandemic, especially after the curveball of Delta, changed the legal industry, and how lawyers and law firms adapt to the new normal. For the latest topics, trends, and tech in the legal industry, subscribe to the Evolve the Law Podcast: A Catalyst for Legal Innovation. Listen as legal experts and leaders share insights about the legal industry. For more information, questions, or suggestions about our podcast feel free to email us at evolve@abovethelaw.com  Links and Resources from this Episode For additional information go to https://abovethelaw.com/legal-innovation-center https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-bricketto-4092b1b9/ https://twitter.com/martybricketto?lang=en https://www.law360.com/  Show Notes Introducing Martin Bricketto. - 0:13 What were his findings through his Access to Justice Project? - 2:49 His thoughts about the Law360 Pulse launch. - 4:23 Story that caught his attention for the last few months. - 6:42 Steps that Law 360 do for their associates in the middle of the pandemic, especially after the Delta curveball. - 11:05 The story that surprised Martin that he did not foresee in the past months. - 12:48 How he finds great stories to tell the audience. - 14:54 What will be the big talking points or topics of conversations among lawyers and law firms in the next months to come? - 16:38 What’s new with the Law360 or Law360 Pulse side. - 19:06 Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player to get the latest episodes. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts Follow on Spotify Subscribe with Stitcher
Sep 22, 2021
17 min
Kerry Benn - Director of Series, Surveys & Data at Law360
In this episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with Kerry Benn, Director of Series, Surveys & Data at Law360. She manages the data and surveys efforts for the brand new Law360 Pulse deep dive into coverage of the business of law. Also, she coordinates awards and rankings and also oversees their graphics department.    For the latest topics, trends and tech in the legal industry, subscribe to the Evolve the Law Podcast: A Catalyst for Legal Innovation. Listen as legal experts and leaders share insights about the legal industry. For more information, questions, or suggestions about our podcast feel free to email us at evolve@abovethelaw.com   Links and Resources from this Episode For additional information go to https://abovethelaw.com/legal-innovation-center  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerry-benn-0786973/  Show Notes Her role at Law360 - 1:15 Putting a lot of efforts in the associates program - 4:42 The priorities after COVID - 5:50 How is everybody feeling about coming back to the office - 7:34 Attorneys are looking for data that make them take decisions - 11:53 Providing actionable insights for leaders - 15:19 A lot of innovations happening at Law360 - 17:09 Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here   Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player to get the latest episodes. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts Follow on Spotify Subscribe with Stitcher
Jul 30, 2021
26 min
Paragon Legal with CEO Trista Engel
Ian talks with the CEO of Paragon Legal, Trista Engel. Paragon Legal is a premier legal services firm providing interim in-house counsel to leading corporate legal departments. As Paragon’s CEO, Trista focuses on client and attorney development and strategic growth initiatives. For the latest topics, trends, and tech in the legal industry, subscribe to the Evolve the Law Podcast: A Catalyst for Legal Innovation. Listen as legal experts and leaders share insights about the legal industry. For more information, questions, or suggestions about our podcast feel free to email us at evolve@abovethelaw.com  Links and Resources from this Episode For additional information go to https://abovethelaw.com/legal-innovation-center https://paragonlegal.com/ https://paragonlegal.com/01-trista-engel/  Show Notes Trista’s background and general path into the legal industry - 1:18 Interested in the legal services space - 2:45 What is Paragon Legal - 3:28 An interest in a new model - 4:28 Obstacles with the current law firm model - 5:50 The target customer - 7:55 A more sustainable way to work - 10:22 Attorneys that are part of that network - 11:19 The types of projects that she is seeing - 13:40 Being a public company - 16:21 A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) - 17:30 The most exciting aspect of working at Paragon Legal - 18:43 The impact on individual attorneys - 20:24 The onboarding process with Paragon Legal - 21:03 The future of where legal services is going - 22:56 Being part of the more efficient legal industry - 25:48 The most important quality of the lawyer of the future - 26:06 Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player to get the latest episodes. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts Follow on Spotify Subscribe with Stitcher
May 12, 2021
24 min
RICOH
In this episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with Andrew and Eric, who are part of the Information and Governance E-Discovery team of Ricoh Solutions, a global company. They talk about Ricoh’s products and services and what they do for the company. For the latest topics, trends, and tech in the legal industry, subscribe to the Evolve the Law Podcast: A Catalyst for Legal Innovation. Listen as legal experts and leaders share insights about the legal industry. For more information, questions, or suggestions about our podcast feel free to email us at evolve@abovethelaw.com  Links and Resources from this Episode For additional information go to https://abovethelaw.com/legal-innovation-center https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/industries/legal/legal-operations-and-technology  Show Notes Transitioning into the legal tech space - 0:52 The products and services that RICOH offers - 2:18 A combination of consulting and technology - 4:03 What’s EDRM - 6:18 Lowering costs and reducing risks - 11:15 The argument for change - 15:50 Finding the relevant documents faster - 19:38 Best practices for information management - 21:27 Reducing the volume of data - 24:08 What’s unstructured data - 28:54 What is big data - 24:26 Multiplying the problem - 37:26 Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player to get the latest episodes. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts Follow on Spotify Subscribe with Stitcher
May 12, 2021
41 min
Mitratech: Legal and Compliance Software Solution
In this episode, host Ian Connett (@QuantumJurist) talks with Steven O’Donnell, Head of Product of Mitratech. They talk about Mitratech and how it is a legal software solution.   For the latest topics, trends, and tech in the legal industry, subscribe to the Evolve the Law Podcast: A Catalyst for Legal Innovation. Listen as legal experts and leaders share insights about the legal industry. For more information, questions, or suggestions about our podcast feel free to email us at evolve@abovethelaw.com     Links and Resources from this Episode For additional information go to https://abovethelaw.com/legal-innovation-center  https://mitratech.com/  https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevenodonnell1/    Show Notes What’s Mitratech - 0:24 Steven’s role at Mitratech - 1:13 Mitratech’s recent acquisition - 2:13 All working remotely - 2:48 How the product makes you the life easier - 4:31 What’s the risk to the organization - 7:39 Managing the financial aspects - 9:24 The COVID-19 problem - 15:51 Embracing new tools - 18:18 How can we learn more about Mitratech - 21:53   Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here   Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player to get the latest episodes. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts Follow on Spotify Subscribe with Stitcher
Jan 22, 2021
22 min
Privacy with Justine Vilain
Chelsey Lambert interviews Justine Vilain, Privacy & Legal Manager at Datagrail. They spoke about how Datagrail adds value to organizations coping with CCPA and GDPR regulations.   For the latest topics, trends, and tech in the legal industry, subscribe to the Evolve the Law Podcast: A Catalyst for Legal Innovation. Listen as legal experts and leaders share insights about the legal industry. For more information, questions, or suggestions about our podcast feel free to email us at evolve@abovethelaw.com     Links and Resources from this Episode For additional information go to https://abovethelaw.com/legal-innovation-center  https://www.linkedin.com/in/justine-vilain-125b5b76  https://www.datagrail.io/blog/employee-spotlight-justine-vilain/    Show Notes Her background - 1:38 Studying law - 2:24 An overview about datagrail services - 4:43 Having success - 6:23 What Datagrail have done - 8:23 The amount of data is exponential - 10:58 Having an engagement with an organization - 14:06 It is all about timing - 16:37 A piece of advice to business professionals - 16:50 Is it an increase for legal technologies investments? - 19:32 Privacy as a big concern - 25:39 How you can learn more about Datagrail - 26:36 Review and Subscribe If you like what you hear please leave a review by clicking here   Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite player to get the latest episodes. Subscribe with Apple Podcasts Follow on Spotify Subscribe with Stitcher
Dec 30, 2020
27 min
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