Legal Innovation

By: Mario

Right after taking the bar, I started a blog about the interaction between law and entrepreneurship. Although in Spanish, Café con Leyes, evidently my blog, has attracted quite the attention from former colleagues and classmates. A few days ago, I drafted a post about the current state of affairs of legal innovation and the latest on legal tech that I find would be valuable to share with those interested in Illustrated Law.

Legal innovation has been reached through the entrepreneurial character of a few attorneys across the country. Amy Wan is one of those attorneys. Wan graduated from USC law and after working for three years in the Department of Commerce, has been a key player in the legal entrepreneurship scene in Los Angeles. Having started the Legal Hackers LA Meetup and founded Bootstrap legal - a company that automates drafts of real estate securities offerings, and Sagewise - a 2017 start-up that "builds technology to efficiently resolve disputes using blockchains and cryptocurrency," and which has already secured $1.25 million in funding, Wan has been called a "legal hacker" and is definitely a leader and promoter of legal innovation.

Other legal entrepreneurship efforts that call my attention include: (1) CaseFleet, a case management software for litigators; (2) Atrium LTS, a "full-service corporate law firm that uses modern technology to give startups a legal experience that is fast, transparent, and price-predictable;" and (3) Promise, a start-up that helps government agencies better meet the needs of people in the criminal justice system. All of them have called the attention of many venture capital firms and angel investors, including Y Combinator, the famous seed accelerator behind Dropbox and Airbnb.

This is only but a little evidence that legal innovation is on the rise. Hopefully, Illustrated Law will soon form part of the main scene. After all, Illustrated Law is trying to innovate the way law can be taught and learned.

If you are interested and are able to read in Spanish, I invite you to follow Café con Leyes, the link: https://cafeconleyes.com/.

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