Heidi Alexander wrote about “Takeaways from the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference,” mentioning Shake and filling the niche of “TinyLaw.”
In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the 2014 Futures Conference, the future of law practice, and the role technology is likely to play in that future. The conference, they explain, featured programming as well as an innovation discussion surrounding a “TED Talks” then “Shark Tank” concept of quickly coming up with ideas and then collaborating to develop the best of them.
Mighell noted the most common ideas involved providing services to under-served demographics who don’t have proper access to legal resources. He discusses the importance of narrowing and developing broad concepts and whether we should revisit old ideas in light of new technology. Kennedy wishes there had been more group time to develop ideas. He also discusses balancing programming and free time in the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference and another he attended this year. Overall, both enjoyed the conference, and were pleased to see that Suffolk Law School is teaching legal technology, process improvement, and project management so that new lawyers can be “practice ready.”