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UNL: Legal Zoom, Legal Hacking and Why You Shouldn’t Look for a Job
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When: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: UNL College of Law
1875 N 42nd St.
Lincoln 68503
United States

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Legal Zoom, Legal Hacking and Why You Shouldn’t Look for a Job

Greg McLawsen, Puget Sound Legal, andFounder of Sound Immigration, Tacoma, Washington

In the past 10 years the legal services industry has experienced unprecedented disruption. When most Americans have legal questions, they no longer turn exclusively to lawyers for answers. Automated online solutions and non-attorney service providers own a market share that only grows each year. To survive in this new landscape - let alone to flourish - law students should abandon the expectation that they will have the luxury of only practicing law. The contemporary legal field demands an entrepreneurial mindset, even for new lawyers joining established practices. This talk will share insights from the legal hacking movement and discussions held by the Washington State Bar Association's Future of the Legal Profession Task Force. We will talk about strategies law students can use to maximize their chances of success in the new legal services marketplace. 

A 2009 UNL Law graduate, Greg McLawsen is a lawyer-entrepreneur passionate about making law work better for attorneys and the clients they serve. Greg is the founder of Sound Immigration, a web-based immigration law firm that has pioneered creative approaches to legal work, such as off-shore Legal Process Outsourcing. Greg manages his firm remotely and spends a portion of each year in East Asia. Active in the legal hacking movement, Greg co-facilitates the Seattle Legal Innovation and Technology Meetup group and previously served on the Washington Bar Association's Future of the Legal Profession task force. Greg chairs the WSBA Solo & Small Practice Section and  the Law Practice Management and Technology Committee for the Washington Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Greg can be found at and on Twitter (@mclawsen).

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