Law Technology Now

Legal Talk Network

Our new monthly podcast features the editor-in-chief of Law Technology News, Monica Bay, interviewing key experts of the legal technology community, about top issues confronting the legal profession. If it's tech, it's a potential topic — from e-discovery to network infrastructure; from creating courtroon graphics to launching "green law" programs. Each month, Ms. Bay will bring LTN's pages alive with brisk, incisive discussion of today's top trends and developments

All Episodes

Law Technology Now’s hosts discuss the mark the global pandemic will leave on law firms, legal education and the delivery of legal services.

Nov 29

1 hr 7 min

Law Technology Now’s hosts discuss the mark the global pandemic will leave on law firms, legal education and the delivery of legal services.

Jan 20

1 hr 7 min

Internet law expert Jim Speta breaks down the FTC’s antitrust suit against Facebook, discussing privacy, competition, and possible outcomes.

Dec 2020

37 min 59 sec

Harvard’s David Wilkins and Host Ralph Baxter examine why law firms struggle to hire, retain, and promote black lawyers and how they can do better.

Oct 2020

59 min 9 sec

To achieve wider adoption of AI tools, there needs to be more industry testing and vetting, Prof. Maura Grossman tells host Dan Linna.

Sep 2020

41 min 42 sec

Ralph Baxter hosts key players in Utah’s move to reshape the delivery of legal services, revealing the aha moment that sparked the movement.

Sep 2020

55 min 54 sec

Host Dan Rodriguez and German lawyer Markus Hartung parse the differences between legal tech advances in the U.S., U.K., and European Union.

Sep 2020

40 min 28 sec

Ralph Baxter hosts Hotshot co-founder Ian Nelson and Harvard’s Sara Dana and Morrison’s Rick Jenney to discuss how Hotshot’s videos teach practical skills lawyers need.

Aug 2020

42 min 46 sec

Michigan Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack details how courts are breaking with century old processes and outdated technology to build trust and serve the public

Aug 2020

42 min 15 sec

Host Dan Rodriguez and Jeff Kelly have a conversation about his practice in areas of complex litigation and how it’s been affected by COVID-19.

Jul 2020

36 min 21 sec

Host Ralph Baxter welcomes Gillian Hadfield to talk about reinventing law and how it can benefit the people.

Jul 2020

39 min 18 sec

Host Dan Rodriguez talks with Mark Cohen about how the legal ecosystem has been impacted and changed as a result of the pandemic.

Jun 2020

33 min 59 sec

Dan Linna and Catherine Krow discuss Catherine's company Digitory Legal, a cost analytics platform that brings data-driven pricing and cost prediction to law, and also explains why data is important for litigators to understand. Catherine breaks down how to predict costs, review data correctly, and acquire it for her practice. She also explains what law firms should do to provide the best quality value and services to their clients.

May 2020

40 min 48 sec

Host Ralph Baxter welcomes Heidi Gardner to talk about why she chose her career researching collaboration and how collaboration has changed in response to COVID-19.

May 2020

38 min 2 sec

Host Dan Linna talks to Laura Nirider about wrongful convictions in the US and how social media can help address and reduce their occurrence

Apr 2020

48 min 36 sec

Mitch Zuklie, CEO of Orrick, gives his tips on how to manage and lead your firm during this pandemic.

Apr 2020

41 min 42 sec

Margaret Hagan talks about how design impacts the legal profession and her involvement with Stanford's Legal Design Lab.

Apr 2020

35 min 25 sec

Marc Lauritsen and Quinten Steenhuis talk about how lawyers should be more engaged with legal technology applications and how to get started.

Mar 2020

37 min 22 sec

James Snyder and Timothy Blood discuss the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 and explore its origins, impacts, and its potential influence beyond California’s borders.

Mar 2020

37 min 41 sec

Mary O’Carroll shares her experience serving in the legal operations role, the role’s growing importance to the legal industry, and the impacts she’s had at the tech giant Google.

Mar 2020

36 min 30 sec

Ed Walters of Fastcase and Andrew Arruda of Ross Intelligence sit down to discuss the partnership of their companies and the future of legal research.

Feb 2020

42 min 11 sec

Entrepreneur, author, and attorney Steven Brill discusses his career, the motivations that brought him to start his companies, and his take on future developments in the law.

Feb 2020

43 min 33 sec

Dorna Moini joins Dan Linna to discuss how tools like her own company Documate can affect significant change in the legal industry as well as explore the larger trends in legal innovation.

Jan 2020

46 min 43 sec

Ralph Baxter sits down with Professor Richard Susskind OBE to discuss Richard’s latest book, Online Courts and the Future of Justice.

Jan 2020

33 min 41 sec

Law Technology Now host Dan Linna welcomes his new co-host Dan Rodriguez for a conversation about legal education and the role of innovation for all areas of the law.

Dec 2019

1 hr 6 min

Jeff Carr shares insights on best practices in modern legal departments.

Dec 2019

1 hr 7 min

Judy Perry Martinez shares an overview of current projects and activities at the ABA.

Dec 2019

38 min 48 sec

Shannon Salter joins Dan to discuss Online Dispute Resolution and the broader implications of rethinking how claims get resolved.

Nov 2019

47 min 33 sec

Bill Henderson offers insights from his career journey and discusses the drivers behind the development of the Institute for the Future of Law Practice.

Nov 2019

37 min 24 sec

Panelists from London-based law firm Bird & Bird discuss the implications of Brexit for US companies operating in the UK.

Oct 2019

41 min 42 sec

Dan Linna welcomes Ralph Baxter who joins as a new host of Law Technology Now.

Oct 2019

1 hr 10 min

Helena Haapio and George Siedel outline how proactive law creates value, improves relationships and manages risks in the practice of law.

Oct 2019

49 min 13 sec

The Honorable Andrew Peck discusses his post-retirement career as senior counsel at DLA Piper in New York City.

Sep 2019

37 min 44 sec

Jayne Reardon discusses current trends toward lawyer re-regulation.

Sep 2019

42 min 34 sec

Lucy Dillon and Nick Long of Reed Smith LLP discuss how modern law firms approach innovation and strategies for measuring the success of new projects.

Aug 2019

52 min 29 sec

Stephen Poor discusses how the implementation of modern business process methodologies and relevant technology help law firms improve their practice and deliver better services to clients

Aug 2019

54 min

Kisha Brown describes how her platform, Justis Connection, connects attorneys of color to their communities.

Jul 2019

19 min 3 sec

David Curle talks about new practices in different areas of the legal industry, survey trends in the legal space and give tips on the most effective way firms can pursue innovation.

Jun 2019

53 min 8 sec

Baker McKenzie senior associate Danielle Benecke joins host Dan Linna to discuss the innovation strategy Baker McKenzie employs to evaluate and address legal and tech issues today and anticipate those of the coming years. They also cover the impact AI will have on the legal practice, what law students should think about when choosing a firm, and how working with clients instead of just for them can lead to powerful insights.

May 2019

42 min 33 sec

In this episode, host Dan Linna talks with Wendy Butler Curtis, Chief Innovation Officer at Orrick and the Financial Times 2018 Most Innovative Lawyer of the Year. Wendy discusses the work she and her team are doing at Orrick, the role of data driven decision making in a legal practice, and how law firms are failing to keep up with the expectations of their clients.

May 2019

44 min 47 sec

Too many lawyers have cumbersome business processes that could be automated to save time. Hosts Sean La Roque-Doherty and Monica Bay talk to Ryan Steadman and Alex Babin of Zero about how lawyers can streamline daily operations with AI. Ryan and Alex talk about their background and what led them to develop AI email management. They emphasize the importance of having a deep understanding of legal business processes and describe how firm morale gets a boost when mundane tasks are handed over to AI.

Apr 2019

25 min 49 sec

Host Dan Linna discusses The American Lawyer 2019 Am Law 100 data with Gina Passarella and Nick Bruch. They dig into the survey data and give an overview of how various firms ranked—discussing their insights on new trends, looking at what drove growth, and talking about how this data can be strategically applied in law firms. They follow this with comments on their expectations for the Am Law 200 and how it may differ from 100 data.

Apr 2019

1 hr 10 min

In this episode from Legalweek 2019, host Dan Linna speaks to Casey Flaherty about what it means to be the director of legal project management and if the community has been successful. They discuss relationships inside a law firm and whether attorneys should be coached and mentored to improve the community. They also talk about if project management helps solve proper allocation in work and diversity with law firms.

Feb 2019

46 min 33 sec

LegalMation has taught AI to speak legalese — how can lawyers use this in litigation processes? In this episode from Legalweek 2019, host Dan Linna talks to James Lee and Thomas Suh, co-founders of LegalMation, about how artificial intelligence can transform the practice of law. Their AI tackles the tedious tasks of litigation to free up attorneys for higher level work. They discuss the continuing growth of the system in more complicated areas of the law for innumerable applications in the legal industry.

Feb 2019

36 min 5 sec

In this episode, host Dan Linna talks to Katie DeBord about how her role as chief innovation officer at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner helps the firm stay aggressively relevant in solving problems for their clients. They talk about how her multidisciplinary innovation team works to provide resources and training to lawyers to help them improve their legal service delivery. Coupling innovative technology with legal expertise brings law practice to a higher, more competitive level.

Jan 2019

42 min 39 sec

Legal Week New York is just around the corner and we want to know everything that’s going on. In this episode, host Sean La Roque-Doherty and Monica Bay welcome guest Zach Warren, to talk about what Legaltech News will be focusing on at the show, what’s different about this years Legaltech and if Legal Week has improved in the last couple years. Additionally, they talk about what technologies they are excited to see on the exhibit hall floor.

Jan 2019

20 min 25 sec

Do we have to change the way we think about transformation and innovation in law firms? Co-hosts Monica Bay and Sean La Roque-Doherty are joined by TJ Johnson, to discuss what technology projects law firms are implementing today, whether or not law firms are generally successful with new technology, and how firms can dress their non-lawyers for success.

Dec 2018

29 min 18 sec

Microsoft’s Trusted Advisor Forum was designed to ask this question: Do clients need to actively engage with their law firms to drive innovation in legal service delivery? Host Dan Linna talks to Jason Barnwell about the Trusted Advisor Forum and how his team at Microsoft is working to build the practice of the future. They discuss the many aspects of Jason’s role and give insight into how innovation, diversity, and use of technology in the processes of law can lead us into the future.

Dec 2018

1 hr 3 min

With technology consistently on the rise, the hiring of lawyers online has become a big part of the legal industry. Co-hosts Monica Bay and Sean La Roque-Doherty are joined by Raad Ahmed to discuss the growing platform of hiring attorneys online, assisting small business owners with attorney hiring, and take a look at LawTrades as a marketplace, a platform, and a network.

Nov 2018

25 min 42 sec

New host Dan Linna talks to Connie Brenton about her experience as a legal innovation expert who integrates technology into Corporate Legal Departments. They discuss the benefits of having a multidisciplinary team, creating a culture that accepts mistakes as opportunities to improve, and the different aspects of data-driven lawyering. She also shares advice for successful collaboration between legal departments and law firms.

Oct 2018

49 min 29 sec