July 16, 2015

National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services

The ABA Fund for Justice and Education

Thank you to all who attended and followed the ABA National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services, and to Stanford University School of Law for their support.

Many Summit speakers contributed their slides, which are available below:

Challenges to Innovation 

Gillian Hadfield, Richard L. and Antoninette Schamoi Kirtland Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, University of Southern California

Mark Britton, Founder and CEO, Avvo


"Focus on the Client"

Hon. Charles V. Harrington, Judge, Arizona Superior Court, Pima County - Customer Service and the Courts

Rebecca L. Sandefur, Associate Professor of Sociology and the Law at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Faculty Fellow at the American Bar Foundation


Joseph K. West, President and CEO, Minority Corporate Counsel Association - Innovations in the General Counsel's Office

"Programs to Bridge the Gap"

Stephen R. Crossland, Chair, LLLT Board, Washington State - Limited License Legal Technicians

Terri L. Mascherin, Chair, JEP Steering Committee - Chicago Bar Foundation's Justice Entrepreneurs Project ("JEP")

Andrew M. Perlman, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute on Law Practice Technology & Innovation at Suffolk University Law School; Vice-Chair, ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services - Innovation in Legal Education

Shantelle L. Argyle, Co-Founder and Executive Managing Director, Open Legal Services - Open Legal Services/Utah Non-Profit Law Firm 

Hon. Ann Aiken, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon - Justice System Innovations in Oregon

Colin Rule, Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Modria - Innovations in On-Line Dispute Resolution

Innovations Within the Legal Sphere

Lucy Endel Bassli, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

Oliver R. Goodenough, Faculty Associate at The Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University; Director, Center for Legal Innovation, and Professor, Vermont Law School; Adjunct Professor, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

Margaret Hagan, Fellow, Center on the Legal Profession, and Lecturer, Stanford Institute of Design

John Suh, CEO, LegalZoom

Marshall Van Alstyne, Associate Professor/Dean’s Research Fellow Boston University 

Reporting Out with Reaction

Renee Newman Knake, Professor of Law and Foster Swift Professor of Legal Ethics, Michigan State University; Co-Director, Kelley Institute of Ethics and the Legal Profession; Reporter, ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services

View social media highlights from the 2015 Summit.

View video highlights from speakers at the 2015 Summit.