Legal Tech Pioneers & Visionaries
Machine learning and the future of technology for law, with Benjamin Alarie, CEO of Blue J

Machine learning and the future of technology for law, with Benjamin Alarie, CEO of Blue J

March 23, 2022

Co-founder and CEO of Blue J, Benjamin Alaire joins host Bill Bice to discuss the ‘why’ behind Blue J, a predictive tax law software company, and what is driving the future of technology for law:  

  • Law is fundamentally about predication; technology intersects at the point of prediction to allow for automation and machine learning 
  • How can we leverage technology to make predictions about how tax situations will be treated? 
  • We’ll see rapid development in the practice of law because of advances in legal tech 
  • The future of legal disputes will rely on an AI to give a prediction of its outcome 

The New Frontier of Legal Tech With Dan O’Day, Startup CEO and Co-Founder of ECFX

The New Frontier of Legal Tech With Dan O’Day, Startup CEO and Co-Founder of ECFX

February 14, 2022
Startup co-founder and CEO of ECFX, Dan O'Day, joins host Bill Bice on why he created a new legal tech company and forecasting what kinds of technology law firms are going to require in the next 5-10 years:
  • The larger trend of attorneys that want to put technology to work at their firm
  • Talent expectations around digital tools and hybrid operations
  • 'Humps' in embracing newer technologies like AI contract analysis vs. 'practical' technologies that solve core problems in workflow
  • Increased automation adoption and creation around manual, mundane, repetitive processes
  • The uncharted frontier for legal tech: applying technology to the practice of law, not just the workflows that support it

The New Age of Collaboration and Sharing with Doug Caddell, CIO of Mayer Brown

The New Age of Collaboration and Sharing with Doug Caddell, CIO of Mayer Brown

January 10, 2022
Technology expert Doug Caddell, CIO at Mayer Brown, talks with host Bill Bice on the new age of collaboration and workflow in the era of hybrid operations: 
  • Thanks to the pandemic, attorneys are taking more initiative with technology, resulting in long-term culture changes.  
  • Doug talks about the move to Teams, not just video, but cross-collaboration with clients. 
  • What does the roadmap look like for a conservative firm to move to the cloud? 
  • Branding IT inside the firm, fostering innovation. 
  • Workplace of the future driven by workflow and collaboration in hybrid operations. 
  • Hybrid is much more challenging than going remote. 

Technology for the Business and Practice of Law

Technology for the Business and Practice of Law

December 1, 2021

Guest Jeffrey Brandt, CIO for Jackson Kelly and Editor of PinHawk Legal Technology Digest, joins Bill to discuss technology solutions for the business and practice of law. Jeff's extensive experience working as an a legal technologist gives him keen insight into what it takes to see deep ROI from your technology investments.


Mobility Drives Legal Tech, with Ray Zwiefelhofer, President at World Software Corporation

Mobility Drives Legal Tech, with Ray Zwiefelhofer, President at World Software Corporation

November 8, 2021

Bill talks with long-time friend and colleague Ray Zwiefelhofer about what's next for document management for legal tech and how mobility and the cloud are driving technology development. According to Ray, this is simply the next evolution for DMS, which has seen the advent of scan, email, and now: hybrid operations.


Powered by Cloud with Michael Kraft, founder, Kraft Kennedy

Powered by Cloud with Michael Kraft, founder, Kraft Kennedy

October 8, 2021
Bill talks with old friend and legal tech pioneer Michael Kraft of Kraft Kennedy about the novelty of first seeing the impact of technology in legal in the 90’s to the present environment of everything being powered by cloud, integration, and automation.

Bringing the ProLaw Team Back Together!

Bringing the ProLaw Team Back Together!

August 26, 2021
We turn the tables and Rick Hellers interviews Bill Bice on his foray back into legal technology. Founder of ProLaw Software (acquired by Thomson Reuters), West km (used by 70% of the top 1000 law firms worldwide), and Exemplify (acquired by Bloomberg Law), Bill discusses the challenge law firms face today around integrating multiple systems to create a cohesive solution.

Five Decades in Legal Technology

Five Decades in Legal Technology

August 24, 2021
In the first episode of the Legal Technology Pioneers and Visionaries podcast, Bill Bice talks with Rick Hellers about his long career in legal technology and how the same issues that plague law professionals today, i.e., workflows and processes, were present when he first started in the industry in the 80s. The difference? The tools we have available today and the power of automation in the evolution of powering legal workflows.

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