Redesigning Legal

A virtual speaker series for lawyers, judges, regulators, educators, and more.

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The Speaker Series

Free virtual events featuring nationally-recognized experts in access to legal services, access to justice, and developing sustainable law practices in a rapidly changing industry. (Plus, popup events to discuss timely changes occurring in the legal industry.)

All events will be virtual, free, and licensed under an open source Creative Commons license.

  • Diverse Viewpoints

  • Real-World Data

  • Proposed State Solutions

  • Enacted State Solutions

  • Foreign Experiments

  • Legal Sandbox Results

Regular Events

Popup Events

Video Replays

Podcast Replays

Upcoming Events

February 2022

Redesigning Legal: Unified Bars and the Art of the Long View

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March 2022

Redesigning Legal: Opening Up Law for New Opportunities

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Past Events

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
1pm – 2pm Eastern

Lawyer Education: The Role of Legal Education, Clinics, and Legal Labs in Redesigning Legal Services

Featured Guests

  • Stacy Butler
    Director, Innovation for Justice, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona/Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
  • April Dawson
    Associate Dean of Technology and Innovation and Professor of Law, North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • Michele Pistone
    Director of Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) & Professor of Law, Villanova Charles Widger School of Law
  • Anna Carpenter
    Professor of Law and the Director of Clinical Programs at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law; Founder & Director, The Justice Lab

Regulatory reform is taking hold across the country. Utah and Arizona have already enacted sweeping changes to how legal services can be delivered and who can provide them, and no fewer than ten other states are currently in different stages of exploring, recommending, or implementing regulatory changes. More are sure to follow. This program will explore the opportunities being created by regulatory innovation for legal education and focus on how law schools are responding and adapting to the prospect of fewer barriers to innovation that offer increased employment opportunities for their students, more roles for people other than lawyers in the delivery of legal services, the creation of tiered legal service providers, and collaboration across professional fields to provide more and new kinds of legal services.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1pm – 2pm Eastern

Redesigning Legal: Lawyer UPL—Has It Jumped the Shark?

Featured Guests

  • Mike Kennedy
    Vermont Bar Counsel, The Vermont Judiciary
  • Andrew Perlman
    Dean & Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
  • Wendy Muchman
    Harry B. Reese Professor of Practice, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Lynda Shely
    Owner/Attorney, The Shely Firm, PC

Public protection has long been the stated justification for our strict licensing and regulation of lawyers—and the broader practice of law. Yet in our multi-jurisdictional and increasingly remote practice environment, lawyers who innovate are put in the crosshairs of unauthorized practice of law (UPL). Is it time for things to change? In a time when legal deserts—many of which are in areas bordering multiple jurisdictions—are widespread, access to justice is more critical than ever, and regulatory reform efforts are gaining unprecedented momentum, how can we strike a balance between broader access, sustainable practice, and public protection?

Watch the Replay

Also available on all major podcast platforms, including transistor.fm (coming soon).

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
6pm Eastern

Twitter Spaces
Redesigning Legal: Revisiting Legal Tech

Join the organizers of Redesigning Legal, and special guests Chris Bentley and Hersh Perlis of The Legal Innovation Zone to explore the topics from our last event, Legal Tech—Using Technology to Build Sustainable Practices & Expand Legal Services. We will go deeper on some of the most popular topics from our last panel discussion, and allow other Twitter users to chime in and share their opinions as well.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
1pm – 2pm Eastern

Legal Tech: Using Technology to Build Sustainable
Practices & Expand Legal Services

Featured Guests:

  • Cat Moon (Moderator)
    Director of Innovation Design, Program on Law & Innovation, Vanderbilt University
  • Erin Levine
    Founder of Hello Divorce
  • Chas Rampenthal
    Head of Industry Relations, Legal Zoom
  • Lori Gonzalez
    Founder of The RayNa Corporation

Individuals and small businesses in America often struggle to find access to legal services. Meanwhile, legal professionals are seeing many changes to the profession that are both exciting and sometimes scary. In this second Redesigning Legal session, we will explore how lawyers and other legal professionals can help to solve these problems using new advances in technology, while building sustainable practices at the same time.

Watch the Replay

Also available on all major podcast platforms, including transistor.fm.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
1pm – 2pm Eastern

Leading from the Bench
Expanding Access Through Regulatory Innovation

Featured Guests:

  • Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis, Colorado Supreme Court (Ret.)
  • Justice Ann Timmer, Arizona Supreme Court
  • Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court
  • Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Texas Supreme Court
  • Chief Justice Matthew Durrant, Utah Supreme Court

This inaugural Redesigning Legal session will explore how judicial leadership can play a critical role in expanding access to legal services and access to justice. The panelists will explore the status of regulatory innovation, how courts and others are seeking to address the problems, and why state supreme courts and the organized bar must start forging solutions now instead of taking a “wait and see” approach.

Watch the Replay

Also available on all major podcast platforms, including transistor.fm.

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