Hacking the Law: Evolution or Revolution?

From Bleak House to Geek HouseWhat is the future of the law? Will it evolve over time or will it be violently disrupted by a series of events?

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to get a glimpse of what the future might hold when I attended an all day conference at my alma mater,  Brooklyn Law School entitled “From Bleak House to Geek House: Evolving Law for Entrepreneurial Lawyers.”  This was the first time I had returned to the law school since I graduated twenty years ago and was delighted to see how far my law school had changed.

The conference which “ focused on the challenges and opportunities that are changing legal education and the practice of law…and included demonstrations of forward-looking legal products and services exemplifying the new face of law practice,” was organized by Professor Jonathan Askin who is the founder and director of the Brooklyn Law School Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP) and the Innovation Catalyst for the school’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE).

Interestingly the day began with Dean Nicholas Allard addressing the news that had been widely reported of Brooklyn Law School’s 15% tuition cut in order to address law school accessibility and affordability. This announcement in itself represents the evolution of law and legal education here in the United States. In a country where tuition rates continually rise, Brooklyn Law School has decided to go the other way and actually cut tuition in order to make it more accessible by those that want to attend law school and make a difference.Continue Reading

7 Simple Tips to Consider for Legal Recruiting with Social Media

legal recruiting - social media

Here I am, late at night in the middle of preparing my materials for a panel I will be speaking at the  NALP Annual Education Conference in Seattle and I am looking for information that will help the audience understand the role social media has in the law firm hiring process. The legal industry is […]

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How Lawyers Can Use Social Media to Promote Their Practice in Real Time

real time marketing for lawyers

There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday that described how advertisers were using social media to promote their brands in real-time. The article described how brands like Bank of America and General Electric monitor trending topics on social media to find opportunities to promote their brands and services. One example in […]

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The Future of Work

The Future of Work

I have been fascinated by the future and what it holds for all of us for a very long time. As a child, one of my fondest memories was going to Disney World in Orlando and riding on the “Carousel of Progress.” This was my favorite ride because  it gave visitors an opportunity to peer […]

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The Importance of Visual Storytelling: Getting to the Heart of The Story

Visual Storytelling

Google recently released a video ad, “We’re All Storytellers“ aimed primarily at people who make videos and the people who provide content for YouTube, the world’s second largest search engine. The video is one minute long and it makes those of us who try to tell engaging and heart-warming stories, feel warm and fuzzy. The reality […]

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