practicelaw | Building with Afterpattern, Documate and other 'No-Code' Services

Event Description

Remote participation only. 

Document and workflow automations offer key benefits of a) better efficiency, b) reduction of errors, and c) preservation of law firm know-how. These oft-cited benefits are only attainable if you know how to use the systems that generate these automations. In this nuts and bolts session, we’ll cover some of the basic functionality of so-called no-code legal applications. What’s a ‘variable’? A ‘conditional’? How have law firms adopted these platforms for internal law firm operations and for client-facing delivery of legal services? Two leaders in this industry will demonstrate key features of these tools and demonstrate how law firms are using them.


Thomas Officer leads design at Afterpattern (formerly, Community.Laywer), a low-code / no-code platform for building document and workflow automations. Thomas was also a Design Fellow at Blue Ridge Labs @ Robin Hood, a UX designer at FoundationLab, and a securities law analyst at CrowdCheck.

Dorna Moini is the CEO and co-founder of Documate, a no-code platform for building document automation and client-facing legal applications. Prior to starting Documate, 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 Documate. Dorna is on the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Emerging Leaders Council and a member of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)'s Advisory Board. She was named an ABA Legal Rebel and a Fastcase 50 honoree.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 423368


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Program Manager:
Mike Carlson


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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM

Live Webinar via Zoom