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January 31, 2023 / / Legal Technology

In this week’s episode Mike Madison chats to Michael Morneualt, a lawyer who started his career in business development, and then joined a tech company building a litigation support practice.  Michael talks extensively about dispute resolution, as well as using data science in other areas of law.   Make sure you…

January 24, 2023 / / Legal Technology

In this episode Dan Hunter chats with Isabel Parker, former Chief Legal Innovation Officer at Freshfields in London, and author of the recent book ‘Successful Digital Transformation in Law Firms’ about the issues law firms face nowadays and how to address them.   Make sure you tune in every Tuesday for…

January 17, 2023 / / Legal Technology

We’re back to continue the season for 2023!  Every now and then we a broader view of the future of law, beyond ALSPs, and in this episode we do just that.  Mike Madison chats with Eric Holder, former Attorney General of the US under President Barack Obama, about the critical…

December 14, 2022 / / Legal Technology

This is a “big ideas” episode, part of our goal to bring out “big ambitious ideas about the future” as well as day to day concerns about ALSPs and legal services.  Law professor Orly Lobel talks with host Mike Madison about her new book, The Equality Machine: Harnessing Digital Technology…

December 6, 2022 / / Legal Technology

What if we stopped speculating about ALSP’s and instead started collecting data to gather the information? Well that’s exactly what this episode is about.  Mike Madison talks with Lucy Ricca and David Engstrom from Stanford Law School about their research and what their findings were.    Make sure you tune…

November 29, 2022 / / Legal Technology

Mike chats with Bill Henderson, a law professor at the University of Indiana who has been studying the legal services marketplace closely for nearly 20 years. Looking at “alternative” providers, he tells us what’s changed, what’s more or less the same, and what’s coming. Make sure you tune in every…

November 22, 2022 / / Legal Technology

In this week’s episode Dan Hunter chats with David Pierce, the Chief Commercial Officer of Axiom, an ALSP that provides legal talent in over fourteen legal practices and twenty-nine industries..  David tells us what it takes to be a successful ALSP, what an in-house lawyer looks like and also his…

November 15, 2022 / / Legal Technology

The emergence of ALSPs and legaltech don’t change some fundamentals of lawyering and dispute resolution. Jon Harris, founder and managing partner of Harris St. Laurent & Wechsler, a boutique law firm in New York specializing in employment law and white collar criminal defense, talks with Michael Madison about blending classic…

November 8, 2022 / / Legal Technology

Despite double-digit salary growth in the legal industry, many firms are grappling with serious staffing concerns. So what do you do about it? Do you look outside your geographic boundaries? Or do you simply train up young lawyers? Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs) offer a range of solutions.  Mike Madison…

November 1, 2022 / / Legal Technology

What happens when established law firms get into the ALSP sector? This episode focuses on an ALSP start up called SixFifty, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and SixFifty’s CEO, Kimball Parker.  SixFifty is the product of an innovative legal services program based at the law school at Brigham Young…