Technology

Jason Morris speaking on Law as Code at Clio Cloud Conference October 4-5, 2018, New Orleans

Round Table Law is pleased to announce that Jason Morris has been invited to attend Clio Cloud Conference, October 4-5, 2018, in New Orleans! Clio Cloud Conference is widely recognized as the best legal technology conference for small firm and solo lawyers in North America, with a wide variety of vendors, four tracks of fascinating speakers, and great entertainment. Jason will be speaking on Thursday October 4 at 3:45pm on Law as Code, talking about Read more…

For Lawyers

Jason Morris Speaking at LESA’s “Top Ten Things” Seminars

LESA offers a great course every year called “The Top 10+ Things Every Lawyer Should Know”.  Each year they invite a panel of lawyers with expertise in different areas to help give lawyers a baseline understanding of areas of law in which they don’t necessarily practice.  It’s a great way to round out your expertise. This year, LESA has invited me to participate, and to present the top 10 things every lawyer should know about Read more…

For Lawyers

Hacking at Alberta Legal Technology Conference, May 25, 2018

I’m delighted to announce that I will be participating, on behalf of Legal Hackers Edmonton, in a hackathon happening in conjunction with the LESA Alberta Legal Technology Conference to be held May 25, 2018 in Calgary at The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta. To register for the conference, see the details in the brochure on the LESA website. Participants are invited to send suggestions for legal hacks to the chair of the Read more…

For Lawyers

Jason Morris to speak at Legal Innovation Conference Jan 19

Jason Morris, Partner at Round Table Law, will be joining Jimoh Ovbiagele of ROSS Intelligence, and Derek Hopfner of Founded Technologies Inc at the first-ever University of Alberta Faculty of Law Legal Innovation Conference as panelists for a discussion entitled “Innovative Legal Technologies and Services.” Jason will be discussing both Round Table Law and his research toward his LLM in computational law. Another panel entitled “Innovation in the Practice of Law,” and a keynote presentation Read more…

For Lawyers

Keep Trying to be Happy, Lawyers

This post is a response to a blog post on Lawyerist.com by Kate Mangan that is much more balanced than its title, but which still pretty severely misses the point. She argues that lawyers should examine whether happiness is “worth achieving”. After listing its upsides, such as health, longevity, creativity, productivty, and feeling better, she says that people overlook the important downsides of happiness. First, she argues that “if we felt happy all the time, we Read more…

Wills and Estates Law

“Why do I need a Will?”

Do you have children under the age of 18?  Have you recently married or divorced? Do you want to minimize difficulties for your loved ones during a time of emotional turmoil? Do you want to decide whom to leave your money to, rather than let the government decide for you? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you should make a Will without delay. There are several common misconceptions about Wills: they are Read more…

Legal Futures

Everything Could Change

The CBA National magazine has a great article on issues in legal education, which I recommend you read.  It is a wonderful overview of some of the challenges and the solutions being proposed to meet them. The article asks a very important question, who does legal education serve, and in whose interests should the changes in legal education be designed? It answers the question succinctly: legal education has to serve all of three masters: students, Read more…