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Game for Legal Services Launched. Giving Away Virtual Practice Materials for Donations.

Game for Legal Services Launched. Giving Away Virtual Practice Materials for Donations.

The RocketHub crowdfund campaign was launched yesterday to raise funds to build out the estate planning game, Estate Quest. Funds will be used to build out four additional levels of the game, playtest, refine, and provide to the public to play for free. In exchange for donations, I’m giving away some signed copies of my books, a bundle of books, legal tech resources, legal tech consulting time, and some other interesting gifts. ...READ MORE
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Digital Lawyer Legal Ed Project

I’m heading down to Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida next week to record sessions for the courses I will be co-teaching for the Center for Law Practice Technology. I’ll be teaching the core course in law practice management with Richard Granat, teaching a social media for lawyers course by myself and assisting Will Hornsby in his course on Ethics of Practicing Law in a Digital World. We will be adding more courses as the project gets underway. ...READ MORE
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Less Law School + More Practical Training

I have been enjoying the debates that have ensued after President Obama’s recommendation to cut law school down to two years. I agree with it personally, but only with the requirement of some form of mentorship or residency program added on. Actually, this practical skills requirement should be in place even with a three year schedule. However, law schools could start looking at outside solutions to provide their students with this form of practical education. This is emerging in the form of certificate courses and supplemental programs for law students and young lawyers. ...READ MORE
Center for Law Practice Technology

Center for Law Practice Technology

This week I signed on as Co-Director of a Center for Law Practice Technology which I will be leading with Richard Granat. Over the coming months, we will be working to design a core curriculum and body of courses that reflects our experience in legal tech and draws from the expertise of our colleagues internationally. We hope to bring guest lectures and experts to the Center that will not only provide practical background in law practice management and the use of legal technology, but who will also foster a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovative thinking. ...READ MORE
Writing, Writing and More Writing

Writing, Writing and More Writing

A few articles to note: •A Symposium on Justice, Lawyering and Legal Education in the Digital Age will be held by Chicago-Kent College of Law this week in conjunction with the CALI’s 2013 Conference for Law School Computing. Richard Granat and I co-wrote an article entitled The Teaching of Law Practice Management and Technology in Law Schools: A New Paradigm, for the symposium which has been published in the law school’s law review. ...READ MORE
Law Practice Technology in Law Schools

Law Practice Technology in Law Schools

Please take a minute to read Richard Granat’s post entitled “10 Top Law Schools Teaching Law Practice Technology.” The eLawyering Task Force is working on a project to identify law schools that are adequately preparing their students to enter practice with practical skills related to the use of technology. ...READ MORE