E-lawyering - How to Collaborate with Clients Online and Generate Revenue

Event Description

October Legal Tech Month Featured CLE

Over the past years, we’ve all learned to take part of our practices online. But what is e-lawyering, and how can we build client collaboration and technology tools (legal products!) into this new form of practice?

Most lawyers think of document automation as strictly an internal tool for increasing efficiency. It is that, of course; but, it’s also so much more. Law firms can (and should) use client-facing tools to serve DIY-leaning clients or those clients who wouldn’t otherwise hire a lawyer at all. And, since these systems can be made available to clients at any time, they can increase revenue and lead to creative revenue sources.

This also poses a new gray area in ethics. As a topic on the minds of many lawyers, states are issuing new rules on how legal services can be provided across the board. We'll cover what online activity can create an attorney-client relationship, what disclaimers need to be provided on consumer-facing tools, and when UPL issues may arise if you're building and selling your tech with non-lawyers.

In this webinar, we’ll discuss these concerns and show you case studies on how you can create your own version of LegalZoom, but better, including:

     • Creating a frictionless client-intake process
     • How to affordably develop a minimum viable product to test the market for your concept
     • How to collaborate with clients online and build your own legal product
     • Developing a pricing plan for client-facing document automation services
     • A discussion of the ethical considerations around automated legal applications, including the creation of an attorney-client relationship
     • Case studies of innovative applications in family law, estate planning, housing, and more!


Dorna Moini, CEO, Gavel   
Dorna Moini is the CEO and founder of Gavel (www.gavel.io), the legal automation infrastructure that allows attorneys to build client-facing document automation products. Prior to starting Gavel, Dorna was a litigator at Sidley Austin. There, in her pro bono practice, she worked with legal aid organizations to build a web application for domestic violence survivors to complete and file their paperwork, which led to the idea for Gavel.
Dorna is on the Legal Services Corporation Emerging Leaders Council and a member of LAFLA's Advisory Board. She was named an ABA Legal Rebel and a Fastcase 50 honoree. She also teaches the Legal Innovations Lab at USC Law School.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 492985


Non-Members: $45.00
Law Student: Free

Deadline to register: October 15, 2023

Remote Participation: This program is a webinar only. Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager.

Cancellations: Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Accommodations:We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Jennifer Carter

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

Live Webinar - Zoom