Episode Archives

How Chatbots Can Help Lawyers, Law Firms & the Legal Industry

Lots of legal problems can be answered quickly, cheaply, and automatically – if only someone sat down and mapped out the steps. It’s just that there aren’t simple-to-use systems to do this. So, two young lawyers and a computer programmer decided it was time to make a change. Dan chats to Chief Operating Officer and…

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Learning Leadership via a Conductor’s Baton

What do you think of when you hear an orchestra? Is it the music? Perhaps you imagine the conductor standing in front of a large orchestra waving their hands around? What does all this have to do with law you ask? Good question, we asked it too.  In this episode, Mike Madison chats with a…

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Storytelling Fundamentals for Lawyers

The growing role of technology in the legal industry is changing a lot of things for lawyers, but some fundamentals aren’t changing at all.   One of those fundamentals is the key role that stories and storytelling play in legal practice, in judging, in designing and running systems, and in making and applying public policy. …

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How Has Technology Changed Law?

A lot has changed since the global pandemic hit, especially within the law industry. Working remotely has become the norm, and with that comes tech changes to the law. But what’s going to stay around once the pandemic eases up? The answer: everything!  In this week’s episode Mike and Dan talk about what matters, and…

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How To Stay Ahead of The Technology Curve

Are you worried about what automation will look like for you? Perhaps you’re curious about how the disruptions of the pandemic will affect your job?     Well, this season Mike Madison and Dan Hunter look at the skills and competencies of future law.  Starting off the first episode of the year, Dan and Mike look at…

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Introducing Season 4 of the Future Law Podcast

We’re back for 2022 and this year we’re shaking things up a little!  This season we’re delving into the skills and competencies in law: what’s classic and still in need, what’s new, and what’s getting more critical. We’ll also be looking at ways computers, algorithms, and data are being used to help (or maybe hinder)…

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Stephanie Sciullo, Chief Legal Officer of MSA Safety, on Managing Legal in a Tech World

“Legal” is today’s buzzword for the roles that lawyers play inside companies. What does leading and managing “legal” look like, on the ground, in a sea of rapidly changing technology, talent, teamwork, and client needs? This episode features Stephanie Sciullo, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of MSA Safety, a Pittsburgh-based company with a long…

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The SAL TechLaw.Fest 2021 Series: Rama Tiwari on Change Management in Action

TechLaw.Fest is a signature production by the Singapore Academy of Law, and the Future Law Podcast is pleased to continue the conversations hosted there with this podcast series on the future of law and technology. Rama Tiwari, Chief Executive of the Singapore Academy of Law, joins host Michael Madison of the University of Pittsburgh for…

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Dean Patty Roberts, St. Mary’s University, on Online Legal Education

When will shifts to remote working bring changes to legal education as well? St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas recently received American Bar Association (ABA) approval to host a cohort of its JD students in a fully online environment. Even before the arrival of the COVID pandemic in early 2020, other…

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The SAL TechLaw.Fest 2021 Series: Ashlie Beringer on Rethinking Client Services in Tech Law

TechLaw.Fest is a signature production by the Singapore Academy of Law, and the Future Law Podcast is pleased to continue the conversations hosted there with this podcast series on the future of law and technology. This third episode in the series dives into law and technology at the heart of the technology industry, with a…

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