This past Monday, I spoke on a panel at the opening of LegalX at MaRS. LegalX is MaRS' newest industry cluster, focused on connecting technologists, designers, coders, engineers and lawyers to drive change in the legal sector. LegalX has been put together by Aron Solomon and Jason Moyse. There was a good crowd out for the event, apparently some 200 people.
The panel was moderated by Jason, and featured me, Monica Bay (former editor-in-chief of Law Technology News), Sanjay Kamlani (co-founder and former Co-CEO of Pangea3), Mitch Kowalski (one of our favorite commentators on NewLaw), Dan Lear (Director of Industry Relations at Avvo, blogger, and really fun guy to hang out with), and Cian O’Sullivan ("Top Dog" and founder of Beagle, a newish contract review software company).
I quite enjoyed our discussion. Two points we covered were:
"what are impediments to progress in the legal sector" - my answer:
and "what areas of the legal market are worth investing in."
(I will try to describe parts of this in writing sometime. 140 characters aren't enough.)
The audience seemed to like the discussion!
Here is a video of the event. Check it out.
Congratulations to LegalX on their launch!