Recently, Roy Strom of The Chicago Lawyer Magazine wrote an article summarizing the February 2015 #LegalTech and Innovation meetup at Chicago-Kent law school.  The article begins:

"In August, the website TechCrunch reported that venture capital investing in legal startups had fallen precipitously from a record high in 2013 of $150 million. The headline read: 'The jury is out on legal startups.'"

I couldn't agree more.  This #LegalTech meetup one example of the types of groups that are meeting around the country.  Daniel Linna, Assistant Dean of Career Development here at MSU law along with professor Dan Katz founded the group to encourage engagement in like-minded students, professors, and practitioners.

I had the privilege of presenting at the February meetup on the intersection of lean thinking and design thinking.  Specifically, how these two related schools of thought will guide the transition of the law from an artisan profession into a technology-enabled and customer solution focused enterprise.  

I was one of many other speakers, with topics ranging from contract-technology to e-discovery solutions, and many others.  Roy wrote a great article and I would definitely recommend reading the article and joining in the next #LegalTech meeting.