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Greetings Legal Hackers:

After a too-long hiatus, we're back on track for an October meetup. We're moving to Wednesday this time (Oct 26) from 6 to 8 at the Jaguar Land Rover Incubator at NW 18th and Quimby.

Our speaker this time around will be Alexandra Devandra (http://devendra.design/), an attorney and legal design consultant who is also a co-founder of Shape the Law, the first Unconference for Lawyers. Alix will be discussing design thinking (https://designthinking.ideo.com/) as a tool for lawyers and other legal businesses to build and iterate products and services.

We'll also be discussing ways to more closely align the work of the legal innovation meetup with the Oregon Bar's Futures Task Force, a new group formed to "Examine how the Oregon State Bar can best serve its members by supporting all aspects of their continuing development and better serve and protect the public in the face of a rapidly evolving profession facing potential changes in the delivery of legal services."

LIT-Lab members Leigh Gill and I will be serving on the Innovations Committee of that task force, and we'll be looking for help and input from the community to help meet our charge to identify ways for the bar to:

• Help legal service providers establish, maintain and grow sustainable practices that respond to demonstrated low and moderate income community legal needs;

• Encourage exploration and use of innovative service delivery models that leverage technology, unbundling, and alternative fee structures to provide more affordable legal services; and

• Develop lawyer business management, technology, and other practice skills.

Overall it should be a great session. Hope to see you there!

--John

P.S. If you cannot attend in person, we plan to have a livestream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2C4ruA9igY .