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Rossman & Ross-Machine: The Law Firm of the Future

Posted in Law, Legal

My friend, John Rossman, is an attorney at Moss & Barnett where he is one of the country’s leading bankruptcy attorneys. A few months back, I sent him an article explaining how another law firm specializing in bankruptcy law had just “hired” the world’s first artificially intelligent attorney. Ironically, the machine was named “Ross” and,…

3D Printings Looming Legal Problem

Posted in Future, Law, Manufacturing

I’m extremely bullish on the future of 3D printing. The field is not, however, without its problems. One of the lesser considered issues is the looming problem of digital rights. Earlier this year, it was reported that Capitols Records is suing ReDigi to prevent the company from allowing owners to resell their digital songs. The…

First, We Kill All the Lawyers

Posted in Futurist, Law

If a new lawyer could perform a specific legal service for you faster, more accurately and for less money, would you hire that lawyer? Would you still hire that lawyer if it was a computer? The question is a serious one and more businesses need to begin asking themselves this very question. Today’s WSJ.com has…

Predictive Policing, Crime Forecasting and the Future of Law Enforcement

Posted in Crime, Data Mining, Future, Futurist, Government, Law, Police

Last week, fellow futurist Simon Anderson and I posted a chapter from our forthcoming book, Foresight 2020, which discussed the future of crime and law enforcement. It was entitled Crime By Design. One of the trends we outlined was the application of predictive analytics (or data-crunching) to deter crime. To emphasize this point, I’d like…

Futurist Jack Uldrich Keynotes IFA Legal Symposium

Posted in Law, Video

I recently delivered the opening keynote at the International Franchise Association’s 44th Annual Legal Symposium. Below is a short video clip of a story I sometimes tell to explain the concept of “jumping the curve.”

The Future of Legal Education?

Posted in Change, Law

”Abe Lincoln did not go to law school.”—Jack Uldrich, Futurist P.S. I’m in Montreal today to discuss the future of law and legal services at the Meritas Law Firms Worldwide annual meeting. The future of legal education is just one of the many trends I will be discussing. Related Post Orville Wright Did Not Have…

Abe Lincoln Did Not Go to Law School

Posted in Humor, Law, Quotes

"Abe Lincoln did not go to law school." — Jack Uldrich, Futurist P.S. I'm in Montreal today to discuss the future of law and legal services at the Meritas Law Firms Worldwide annual meeting. The future of legal education (and the importance or non-importance of accreditation) is just one of the many trends I will…

A Futurist’s Perspective on Legal Outsourcing

Posted in Law

Next month, I have two keynote presentations on the future of law. I will be speaking to Meritas on May 12 in Montreal and the Legal Symposium of International Franchise Association in Washington, DC on May 16. Among the many topics I will be covering is legal process outsourcing (LPO). In Richard Susskind’s excellent book…


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