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Ron Dolin
Keynote
August 17, 2014
Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin2
Overview

Case Study – Speeding

Case Study – Book Lending

Legal Innovation

This Weekend – Proposal Breakdown

Attracting Engineers, Investors, etc.

Stanford Work, Hastings Projects

Lessons (to be) Learned

Q & A
Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin3
Speeding

Proposal – self regulating cars

No traffic cops/courts

Everyone speeds though

Auto pay?

Max speed pre-set?
Pay in advance to drive
faster?
Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin4
Book Lending (not “legal tech”)

Paper – how many
− readers per day?
− readers per book?

Compare with electronic token passing

Copyright and Fair Use didn't change

Goal is to incentivize authorship

Statutes need a minimum lending time?
Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin5
Legal Tech Issues

Access to justice

Automation, transparency

Implied technology assumptions in law

Measuring quality (human and machine)

Trade-offs between efficiency and quality

Training lawyers to use/develop new tools

Informational analysis of legal problems

etc. etc. etc.
Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin6
From Whence Legal Innovation?

Courts?

Small firms?

Large firms?

Established providers?

Innovator's Dilemma/Solution

Legal Technology Startups

Modria, Rocket Lawyer, LegalZoom, Ravel...
Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin7
This Weekend's Breakdown

What did you focus on?
− access, bail, renters, awareness,
contracts

Which areas of law?

Which types of technology?
− NLP, cloud, video, visualization?, expert
systems?, ...

How might you monetize?

What are the barriers to adoption?

Who might fund you?
Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin8
Building Complete Teams

How to attract engineers?

How to attract business folks?

How to attract designers?

How to attract investors?
While we're at it:
- How to attract customers?
- How to build markets (e.g.
standards)?
Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin9
Stanford, Hastings Work

Stanford:

Taught Legal Tech (taking class on the road)

(w/ Margaret Hagan)

Center on the Legal Profession

Hastings

Startup Legal Garage (focus on legal tech startups)
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjbDaPfVUZI
Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin10
Lessons (to be) Learned

Design process – rapid prototyping, testing

Complete teams

Feasibility, viability, etc.

Empathy for your clients

Evangelizing the need
for revamping the legal system
Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin11
Contact Info

legaltechdesign.com

Ron.A.Dolin@radicalconcepts.com

@legalnoise

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Legal tech startup weekend 2014

  • 2. Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin2 Overview  Case Study – Speeding  Case Study – Book Lending  Legal Innovation  This Weekend – Proposal Breakdown  Attracting Engineers, Investors, etc.  Stanford Work, Hastings Projects  Lessons (to be) Learned  Q & A
  • 3. Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin3 Speeding  Proposal – self regulating cars  No traffic cops/courts  Everyone speeds though  Auto pay?  Max speed pre-set? Pay in advance to drive faster?
  • 4. Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin4 Book Lending (not “legal tech”)  Paper – how many − readers per day? − readers per book?  Compare with electronic token passing  Copyright and Fair Use didn't change  Goal is to incentivize authorship  Statutes need a minimum lending time?
  • 5. Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin5 Legal Tech Issues  Access to justice  Automation, transparency  Implied technology assumptions in law  Measuring quality (human and machine)  Trade-offs between efficiency and quality  Training lawyers to use/develop new tools  Informational analysis of legal problems  etc. etc. etc.
  • 6. Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin6 From Whence Legal Innovation?  Courts?  Small firms?  Large firms?  Established providers?  Innovator's Dilemma/Solution  Legal Technology Startups  Modria, Rocket Lawyer, LegalZoom, Ravel...
  • 7. Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin7 This Weekend's Breakdown  What did you focus on? − access, bail, renters, awareness, contracts  Which areas of law?  Which types of technology? − NLP, cloud, video, visualization?, expert systems?, ...  How might you monetize?  What are the barriers to adoption?  Who might fund you?
  • 8. Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin8 Building Complete Teams  How to attract engineers?  How to attract business folks?  How to attract designers?  How to attract investors? While we're at it: - How to attract customers? - How to build markets (e.g. standards)?
  • 9. Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin9 Stanford, Hastings Work  Stanford:  Taught Legal Tech (taking class on the road)  (w/ Margaret Hagan)  Center on the Legal Profession  Hastings  Startup Legal Garage (focus on legal tech startups) Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjbDaPfVUZI
  • 10. Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin10 Lessons (to be) Learned  Design process – rapid prototyping, testing  Complete teams  Feasibility, viability, etc.  Empathy for your clients  Evangelizing the need for revamping the legal system
  • 11. Aug 17, 2014; Legal Tech SW Copyright © 2014, Ron Dolin11 Contact Info  legaltechdesign.com  Ron.A.Dolin@radicalconcepts.com  @legalnoise