Lawyers of Tomorrow
Episode 14

14 Legal Geek 2018 Global Legal Tech Community, Jimmy Vestbirk

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Legal Geek 2018 Global Legal Tech Community

Stephen Turner Lawyers of Tomorrow Podcast

 (Sorry about the sound interference in parts, tried our best to minimise this. Hope it does not distract you too much)

In this video, I speak to Jimmy Vestbirk the founder of Legal Geek about the Legal Geek Conference 2018 and the Legal Geek global legal tech community generally. We cover:

- Jimmy Vestbirk Legal Geek - how it all started
- what is the Legal Geek global community?
- who are Legal Geek?
- Jimmy's mission: to make Legal Geek the biggest global legal tech startup community
- The Legal Geek legal tech conference experience: what to expect at the Legal Geek Conference 2018? An amazing day!
- state of play in the legal tech community in 2018 
- events: Legal Geek London / Legal Geek UK / global legal tech start up community and Legal Geek legal tech events around the  globe


2:29 Legal Geek & the importance of community in legal sector

8:08 How to get involved in Legal Geek

9:46 Legal Tech Start Ups: what they do well and what they might need to work on as they widen their skill sets

17:18 Blockchain: this years AI. Too much hype? 

21:33 Importance of collaboration in the legal sector: Neota, Kira, HighQ etc and innovation departments

28:01 Law firms: incentives, innovation and billable hour

32:28 Diversity in legal sector and in legal tech: are we doing enough?

36:10 Legal education in UK: will the SQE provide lawyers with the right skills? Comparison with US law schools

39:57 The value of legal hackathons - get involved, they are really great fun and you will learn a lot!

42:47 Jimmy's best advice to tech start ups...

47:00 Jimmy's personal secrets to success: geek out, learn new stuff, watch You tube...

49:08 Legal Geek global legal tech community: Jimmy's plans for the next five years - becoming the biggest legal tech startup community in the world

51:32 Jimmy phones his 21 year old self: what does he say... :)

Thanks to Jimmy Legal Geek for a great podcast! 

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