Episode Archives

Ivan Fong, Chief Legal Officer of 3M Co.

Ivan Fong brings more than three decades of experience with law and technology to his role as Chief Legal Officer of 3M Company, in private law practice, in-house roles, and government service.  Host Mike Madison catches up with Ivan for a look back and look forward at what it takes to succeed in the legal…

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Krista Contino Saumby, on Building Bridges for New Lawyers

The future of law is, in a word, people. But are the people ready? Are new lawyers being prepared effectively to transition from the worlds of their formal education and training to the dynamic and different worlds of the 21st century legal workplace?  Host Mike Madison talks with lawyer and legal entrepreneur Krista Contino Saumby,…

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Dierk Schindler and Bernhard Waltl, the Liquid Legal Institute and a Common Legal Platform

The Liquid Legal Institute, headquartered in Germany, is a think tank and platform for activism that aims to develop new shared standards for transforming the future of law practice with, and in the shadow of, cutting-edge technology.  Future Law Podcast host Mike Madison talks with LLI co-founders Dierk Schindler and Bernhard Waltl about the LLI’s…

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Ian Rodwell, Linklaters, on How Lawyers and Clients Learn

“What’s the future of knowledge?” comes to ground for law and lawyers in this wide-ranging podcast interview featuring Ian Rodwell, Head of Client Knowledge and Learning at Linklaters, the global London-based law firm.  Host Mike Madison and Ian touch on information science, Brian Eno, and football (the original kind) as they explore what’s on tap…

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Justice Deno Himonas and John Lund, on the Utah Regulatory Sandbox

The “regulatory sandbox” in Utah is a leading example of innovation to promote innovation – and justice. On this episode of The Future Law Podcast, host Mike Madison talks with two of the key leaders of the Utah legal community, state Supreme Court Justice Deno Himonas and former Utah bar president John Lund, about how…

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Jordan Furlong, on Future Law, Re-regulation, Access to Justice, and the Rule of Law

Jordan Furlong brings an unusual sharp and critical eye to conversations about the future of law, as a consultant, author, and former lawyer.  He pulled no punches in this wide-ranging conversation with host Michael Madison, covering lawyer licensing, legal literacy, the rule of law, and the fundamental values that characterize the best of the legal…

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Michael Sears, on Leadership Innovation in the Military, Silicon Valley, and Law

Michael Sears spent three decades as an investor and CEO in Silicon Valley after a first career as an officer in the Marine Corps, followed by law and business degrees.  Now he is back at the United States Naval Academy, leading a leadership innovation lab as part of the Academy’s continuing requirement that all midshipmen…

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Vikram Mansharamani, Trend Spotter, not a Lawyer

Future law means understanding worlds beyond law. Lawyers spend a lot of time talking to other lawyers. This episode features a fascinating conversation with Vikram Mansharamani, a consultant, author, and importantly, not a lawyer, about macro trends in the economy and society that will inevitably come to affect legal professionals and legal systems.  Link Vikram…

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Joy Heath Rush, CEO of the International Legal Technology Association

Joy Heath Rush is the CEO of the ILTA, a global volunteer-led membership organization that develops and shares information about technology in law practice, supporting lawyers and other professionals in law firms, law departments, governments, and academic organizations. In this episode, she and host Mike Madison reflect on the evolution of legal tech since the…

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Joan Heminway, on Corporate Law and Leadership

Joan Heminway brings long experience as a corporate lawyer in BigLaw to her work researching and writing about securities law and corporate finance at the University of Tennessee. Now she is assuming a key role at the head of the university’s well-known Institute for Professional Leadership, building on those experiences to help law students and…

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