Entrepreneurs in the Kansas City startup community know full well that business is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Unfortunately, lawyers don’t have a reputation for keeping up. But thanks to new efforts, that is changing.
Legal Hackers — a global movement of lawyers and other legal professionals — is pushing the legal industry forward. Through meetups, hackathons, and workshops, its members are exploring and developing creative solutions to some of the most pressing issues at the intersection of law and technology.
Here in Kansas City, the local organizers of KC Legal Hackers have teamed up with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and KC Digital Drive to host the first Law & Technology CLE. The event is designed for lawyers who need a certain number of Continuing Legal Education hours each year. However, other legal professionals and entrepreneurs will find the event just as useful.
The full day event will feature local experts and three speakers from Silicon Valley who will cover a wide-range of legal tech topics including artificial intelligence, legal design, data privacy, and how legal ethics rules impact the lawyer’s role in supporting tech businesses.
Click here learn more about the event and register (with or without CLE credit).
Check out the full schedule below.
- The Ethics of Legal Technology — Ellen Suni, dean emerita and professor of law at UMKC Law
- Legal Hackers: Building an Open Culture for Law — Jameson Dempsey, residential fellow at CodeX, The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
- Understanding Emerging Technologies and their Potential Impact on the Legal System — Bryan Wilson, operations and policy at RiskGenius
- Using Dynamics Design to Solve for Legal Use Cases — Beth McCarthy, head of design and research at Starfish Network
- Building a Law & Technology Community: Collaborative Development of Tech Tools and Tech Regulation — Anthony Luppino, professor and director of entrepreneurship programs at UMKC Law; Evan Absher, senior program officer, entrepreneurship
- 10 Tech Tools for Entrepreneurial Lawyers — Chris Brown, founder of Venture Legal; John Benson, attorney at Stinson
- Data Privacy: Practical Strategies & Legislative Changes — Kristin Kenney, corporate counsel at Google
- Practical Thoughts on 21st Century Risk Management — Bill Burns, shareholder at Gilmore & Bell
Chris Brown represents startups, freelancers, and small businesses through his firm, Venture Legal. He also co-founded Contract Canvas, a digital contract platform for freelancers. www.venturelegalkc.com // @CSBCounsel