Legal Technology and Design
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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.
Transcript of Legal Technology and Design
- 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.