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On February 26, 2020, Northwestern Computer Science and Law faculty gathered to share their interests at the intersection of law and technology. Each speaker had six minutes to talk. The event was organized by Northwestern’s Law and Technology Initiative and CS+X Initiative.
See below for my live tweets from the event.

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I recently wrote an article about artificial intelligence and legal services for The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) . You can find it at this link. 
Here’s the first paragraph:
With the start of the new year, some in the legal industry predict that artificial intelligence (“AI”) will play an increasingly influential role in the delivery of legal services. Predictions
Continue Reading Article for ILTA: AI and Legal Services in 2020

Last November, I ran into Kevin O’Keefe, CEO of LexBlog, while between classes at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. I met Kevin in 2018 at an event at the law school called “Building and Creating Your Brand With Social Media.” Since then, his company has helped me build my blog, Legal Building Blocks.
Kevin invited me to sit
Continue Reading Why I’m Interested In Legal Innovation: An Interview with Kevin O’Keefe of LexBlog

From October 20–23, 2019, I attended Relativity’s annual Relativity Fest as one of twenty Relativity Fest Scholars. While focused on electronic discovery (“eDiscovery”), the conference also included broader discussions about law for technology and technology for law.
Before the conference, Relativity’s Academic Program paired each Scholar with a mentor who worked in eDiscovery. I was fortunate to be mentored
Continue Reading Exploring eDiscovery at Relativity Fest

On April 18, 2019, I attended the Northwestern Innovation Lab’s Law and Technology Demos. The Innovation Lab is a multidisciplinary class in which students from Northwestern’s Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering collaborate to solve a legal problem. Below are my live-tweets from the event. See also this write-up about the demos.
I look forward to participating
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A few weeks ago, I got talking to a taxi driver about innovation in legal services. During our discussion, she shared her current experience with the legal system.
My driver friend was embroiled in a legal dispute over custody of her daughter. She’d already spent thousands of dollars paying her lawyer. She even sold her motorcycle for additional funding. Her
Continue Reading Keeping the End (User) in Mind

During my Civil Procedure class yesterday, we discussed the U.S. Supreme Court case Hickman v. Taylor, an important case pertaining to the attorney work-product doctrine. However, I didn’t expect that the opinions delivered for the case would be relevant to my most recent blog post titled “What are legal services?”.
From my earlier blog post, you may remember
Continue Reading Whom do Lawyers Serve?

A construction team physically builds a skyscraper by starting with the foundation. Similarly, as we begin our “Building Blocks” journey, let’s establish the foundational ‘building block’ of innovation in legal services.
When I began planning this blog post, I thought that our foundation would be a simple definition of legal services. After conducting substantial research, it’s clear that I
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Swishhhh! The sound of LEGO® bricks pouring onto the floor is the sound of playtime. As a kid, I’d pull open a new box of LEGO® bricks and follow the instructions to build the toy shown on the box. At the end of a building session, I’d have a new toy to use in imaginary space adventures, ocean voyages, or
Continue Reading Building Blocks for the Future of Legal Services