I'm very excited to announce an impromptu May 8 Meetup with three internationally recognized leaders in the NewLaw and LegalTech movements: Cat Moon, Jeena Cho, and Portland's own Alexandra Devendra!
These forward-looking lawyers will lead a panel discussion ranging from hot topics like the blockchain and AI in legal, to less buzzworthy (but perhaps more important) concepts like what legal teams can learn from the ResponsiveOrg and Holocracy movements, why a meditation practice can help you deliver better client value (and how to start one), how to innovate using the tools of design professionals, and why diversity is the key to achieving better outcomes.
Cat Moon (@inspiredcat (https://twitter.com/inspiredcat)) teaches legal design thinking and agile project management at Vanderbilt Law School (https://law.vanderbilt.edu/academics/academic-programs/law-and-innovation/), her alma mater. She is a contributor to the ABA’s Legal Technology Today (http://www.lawtechnologytoday.org/author/caitlin-moon/) blog and writes there and elsewhere about legal technology, blockchain, kanban and agile project management, design thinking, diversity/inclusion in the law, and work/life alignment. Cat also is co-founder, COO and CDO of Legal Alignment (http://www.legalalignment.com/), a legal tech startup developing an AI-powered, interoperable platform for legal workflow and project management. She just wrapped up an international conference on Blockchain in the Law and the first Music City Legal Hackathon (http://www.mclegalhackers.org/).
Jeena Cho (@jeena_cho (https://twitter.com/Jeena_Cho)) is the co-author of The Anxious Lawyer, An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation (http://theanxiouslawyer.com/) (ABA). She is a regular contributor to Forbes (https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeenacho/#3b265cfd5a6a), Bloomberg (https://bol.bna.com/author/jcho/) and Above the Law (http://abovethelaw.com/author/jeenacho/) where she covers resilience, work/life integration, and wellness in the workplace. She regularly speaks on women's issues, diversity, wellness, productivity, mindfulness and meditation. She also co-founded Shape The Law (http://shapethelaw.com/), an unconference for lawyers, with Alix Devendra and Mary Redzic.
Alix Devendra (@alixdevendra (https://twitter.com/alixdevendra)) is an attorney and legal design consultant based here in Portland. She helps lawyers (https://devendra.design/) make their work product more effective using typography and other principles of visual communication design. She is the co-author (with Cat Moon) of the forthcoming Designing Your Practice: A Design Thinking Approach to Legal Services. Alix also consults for legal-tech startups, who value her experience in both law practice and design thinking. She travels internationally to speak and facilitate workshops on legal design.
We'll be at a new location this time, BackPedal Brewing (https://www.facebook.com/BackPedalPDX/) at NW 15th and Flanders. They are opening especially for us and their (excellent) beer will be on tap--please plan to support them!
Finally, we're looking to grow this group. Please forward this invitation to anyone you think would be interested in these topics, including listservs or other groups you're a part of.
Let us know if you have any questions; we hope to see you on Monday May 8!
--John & Zac