Mike Madison

Marlene van Nelson, Solo Practitioner in a Tech Era

In this episode of the Future Law Podcast, Mike Madison talks with Marlene van Nelson, a recent law graduate who followed a classic path: she hung out a proverbial shingle and launched a solo practice. A few short but fast-paced years later, she’s expanded her practice and found her niche, delivering “people law” services to…

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Lisa Leong, Innovating and Collaborating During the Pandemic

How do you build and re-build collaborative and innovative cultures in a virtual environment? The future of law isn’t all face-to-face. In this reunion episode, original Future Law Podcast host Lisa Leong returns to talk with Mike Madison about pivoting her broadcasting and consulting practices in response to COVID shutdowns, what practicing lawyers and law…

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Dan Linna, Teaching at the Intersections of Law Practice and Technology

Daniel W. Linna, Jr. is Senior Lecturer and Director of Law and Technology Initiatives at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, with an additional appointment in Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.  He’s also a former litigation partner in a large law firm in Detroit.   He joined Mike Madison for an energetic conversation about legal…

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Michele DeStefano, Leader of Law Without Walls

Michele DeStefano is the founder and leader of Law Without Walls, or LWOW, a pioneering program for team- and project-based legal education that gathers students and partners from around the world. She is a full-time professor of law at the University of Miami who has also documented her methods and published research on their effectiveness….

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Cat Moon, Law Professor Making Law Better

Cat Moon leads the Program on Law and Innovation (PoLI) at Vanderbilt University’s law school, a role that she took on after practicing law for nearly 20 years in Nashville, Tennessee. At PoLI and beyond, for the last several years she has become a passionate voice for making lawyers – and law – better.  Mike…

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Thomas Aertgeerts, CEO and Co-Founder of European LegalTech startup Aeco

Thomas Aertgeerts is the co-founder and CEO of a Belgium-based LegalTech startup offering tax law services today and on a mission to transform the legal industry tomorrow.  He talks with Mike Madison about the legal entrepreneur’s life, transitioning out of a classic law practice career, and the future of legal services. He is the author…

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Lizzy Shackelford, Lawyer, Diplomat, and Author

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Shackelford took her law degree and followed her dream to serve internationally, eventually spending more than seven years with the US Department of State in a series of posts in Eastern Europe and in Africa. Now retired from her diplomatic service and the author of a recent book on US foreign policy and…

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Tom Dreyfus, CEO and Co-Founder of Josef, an Australian LegalTech Startup

Dean Dan Hunter chats with Tom Dreyfus, CEO and co-founder of the Melbourne-based legal technology firm Josef. Josef gives both practitioners and law students a leg up in creating bots – automated processes for legal analysis – without expecting lawyers to know how to code and without expecting that legal experts should be cut out…

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Miguel Willis, Founder of the Access to Justice Technology Fellows Program

Miguel Willis caught the innovation and entrepreneurship bug early in his law school career, and he exited with a JD and leadership of an innovative program that blends technology skills, design, law, and the public interest. The Access to Justice Technology Fellows program connects law students with civil justice organizations for an immersive, 10-week, paid project-based fellowship…

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Duc Trang on Competition and Change in the Legal Services Marketplace

Duc Trang, former private practitioner, general counsel, and now Managing Director of Major, Lindsey & Africa Transform Advisory Services, talks with Mike Madison about the changing marketplace for legal services and legal professionals and what those changes mean for private firms, for legal technology development, and for legal education. Also featured in this episode:  Michael…

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