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This is a presentation that I gave with Margaret Hagan about our Program for Legal Technology and Design for Stanford Law School.

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  • ADVENTURES In LEGAL TECH & DESIGN by Margaret Hagan & Ron Dolin
  • THE CHALLENGE Of LAW
  • Story: The estate-planning conundrum Its relatively easy to do, but not many people do it
  • The Legal System needs Overhauled Rejuvenated, with a focus on efficiency & usability.
  • How can people understand information in ways that are deep & empowering?
  • How can we train a new generation of professionals that can play hybrid roles?
  • The Legal Profession is Changing Now.
  • Some interesting things are afoot around the country, a legal innovation movement is taking off.
  • Where are interesting things going on?
  • Interesting Visual Design: e.g., Privacy Icons
  • Interesting Legal Products: e.g, online dispute resolution, legal collaboration
  • STANFORD SHOULD BE a LEADER in this COMING NEW ERA OF LAW
  • Our Vision
  • OUR MISSION: 1. Develop new standards & practices for quality legal experiences 1. Train a new generation of legal technologists & designers 1. Cultivate a pipeline of new legal startups
  • WHAT THE LAW NEEDS: OUR SHORT LIST
  • 1. METRICS And STANDARDS: Consumer Reports, & Usability Center
  • 2. A Legal Technology Startup Pipeline
  • 3. Training for New Legal Technologists & Legal Designers
  • HOW? A DESIGN + TECH APPROACH
  • SMART PEOPLE PROBLEM not = SOLUTION
  • OUR DESIGN APPROACH: 1. We Experiment 2. We Talk Less Do More 3. We Put the User First 4. We Love Feedback 5. We Love the Problem more than our Solution 6. Everything is a Prototype
  • Technology is not the MAGICAL solution, but its crucial to any solution.
  • Our Experiments
  • WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
  • LEGAL DESIGN STUDIO
  • INTERESTING THINGS WEVE FOUND OUT
  • People may be scared of law, and they may dislike lawyers, but they are hungry for good legal strategies.
  • Companies & law firms want to hire HYBRID LAWYERS, but its hard for them to find these legal technologists or legal designers.
  • Non-lawyers, have to be convinced that law is something worth working on, but then they get it we can find collaborators to work with to make the legal system better.
  • People want WAYFINDERS, they want an overview of their situation & sight of what their possible paths are.
  • TAKEAWAYS