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Reimagining Justice

Andrea Perry-Petersen - Innovator and Lawyer

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Welcome to Reimagining Justice - a global podcast for the change makers in law and the first Australian-based podcast shining a light on issues at the intersection of law, social justice and innovation. Join Andrea Perry-Petersen, an Australian lawyer and social justice advocate, as she interviews guests from around the world who have discovered and implemented innovative ways to update the legal profession while improving people’s experience of the law. Andrea brings a unique perspective on ...
 
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New York Times Bestselling Author and former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander joins Tad and Mike to discuss his new bestselling book, Invisible Strom, in which he gives a candid and transparent glimpse into his struggles with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following his de-ployment to Afghanistan. After rising from State Representative to p…
 
Saul speaks with one of Indiana’s best, Betsy Greene, who gives her advice to younger lawyers about trying cases. Betsy shares with “The jury thinks what?” her beginnings with the Trial Lawyer’s College and Gerry Spence and discusses the use of psychodrama in finding and presenting the story to the jury.…
 
Episode no. 83 is the first episode in a 3-part series about justice entrepreneurship. This episode covers: What is justice entrepreneurship? What are the types of issues justice entrepreneurs work on? The 3 categories of justice entrepreneurship Real examples from each of the categories A question to you about what motivates law firm owners? What’…
 
Episode no. 82 is about “Law Labs”. In Part 1, I cover: What is a Law Lab and where and why were they set up? What kinds of issues or projects do Law Labs work on? Who are the key stakeholders and the benefits they receive (should I establish one)? Part 2 is all about: 4 things you need for a viable Law Lab (in under 4 minutes!) Proudly sponsored b…
 
In episode no. 81 my guest is Brian Tang, Founding Executive director of LITE Lab@HKU and Co-chair, Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation & Technology Association (ALITA). We discuss: Career path (which will be interesting to law students); How he became involved with innovation in the law in Hong Kong; Main justice issues in Hong Kong; What LITE stands fo…
 
Tad and Mike welcome Colleen Phalen, Chief Creative Officer at the American Association for Justice to the podcast! Colleen shares the latest information about the upcoming AAJ 2022 Annual Convention being held in Seattle this summer taking place July 16 – 19, 2022. For more information about the American Association for Justice: https://www.justic…
 
In episode no. 80 I discuss multidisciplinary teamwork in the context of law firms and legal tech start-ups developing products, services and projects. I cover: An explanation of multidisciplinary collaboration and teamwork (and what it’s not); Effective and real-life examples in both a commercial and not-for-profit context; and Tips for making the…
 
In episode no. 79, guests Simon Goodrich, Co-founder and Luke Thomas, senior legal designer, Portable cover: Portable’s work and its founders’ motivation to do the work it does; Simon’s journey from community radio and running a film festival to his current work; What prompted Portable’s foray into justice issues and how design and technology can l…
 
Veteran of Stage, TV and Film, Jesse Wilson, discusses his breakthrough communication device “Tell the Winning Story”. Jesse’s hands on communication training provides lawyers the story that goes right to the heart of matter and he discusses with Saul the concepts of the plaintiff going from victim to victor, a can’t miss for anyone trying cases. h…
 
In episode no. 78, Andrea explores all things document automation. She covers: What is document automation; Use cases in the commercial and not-for-profit context; Factors to consider when embarking on a document automation project; What kinds of documents to automate; and How to overcome barriers to adoption of technology. Proudly sponsored by Neo…
 
In episode no. 75 I speak with Catherine Bamford, CEO & Founder of BamLegal. We cover: BamLegal’s clients and services; The UK legal industry’s adoption of document automation; How Catherine addresses some common objections to legal technology; The relevance of time billing and fixed fee in this context; How legal technology intersects with ‘real l…
 
In 2005 Congress enacted the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) which gave immunity to gun manufacturers at a time when gun violence in America was skyrocketing. Following the tragic shootings in Sandy Hook the families of victims sought to hold Remington, the maker of the AR-15, accountable for its role in the murders of the 20 firs…
 
In episode no. 76 I share my comments from an International Women’s Day event in Brisbane in early March, hosted by 9 University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology clubs. I share what breaking the bias means to me and how I apply it in practice, and a particular bias each of us possess and need to be aware of if we are to innovat…
 
Famed Trial Lawyer and Author, Keith Mitnick joins “the jury thinks what” to discuss his overarching approach to trials . Keith discusses how he obtains multiple 8 figures verdicts and discussed his new book , Deeper Cuts, available on Trial Guides. Keith is one of the most generous trial lawyers in the country, which comes across in his conversati…
 
In episode no. 75 I speak with Jason Tashea, Consultant with the World Bank and Innovation Fellow at Vanderbilt University. We discuss: Jason’s motivation for his new project, ‘40 Futures’; the fine line between dystopian fiction and reality; Jason’s writing process and the ‘rules’ he set for himself in developing the project; ’40 Futures’ topics i…
 
In this exciting episode Tad and Mike are joined by the CEO of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Linda Lipsen. Recognized by the National Law Journal as one of Washington’s most influential women lawyers, Linda has spent nearly 30 years at the helm of an organization dedicated to protecting the 7th Amendment rights of Americans. Mike and …
 
In episode no. 74, I continue the conversation about technology in courts from episode 73 with Dr Anne Wallace and discuss online dispute resolution “ODR”. I cover: How ODR is defined; 6 key characteristics of ODR; Advantages and disadvantages of ODR; International and Australian examples of ODR; The different forms of technology used in ODR; The v…
 
In episode no. 73 my special guest is Dr Anne Wallace, Adjunct Professor La Trobe University and Deputy Director Sir Zelman Cowen Centre. We discuss: what first prompted Anne’s interest in technology and court processes; court innovations from the 1990’s and how those initiatives have progressed; how courts and lawyers have adapted to the pandemic;…
 
Jeff joins “The Jury Thinks What?” to discuss his recent verdict of $640,000 in a difficult construction case where he faced a number of tough defenses. Jeff explains not only how he was able to prevail, but takes us though his analysis on how to present his case to the Jury.By Lawyer Minds
 
In episode no. 72 I share with you 3 (or maybe 4!) things you should know about legal design. The episode covers: The definition of legal design; How it differs from human-centred design and design thinking; 3 categories of legal design; Real examples of legal design in commercial and not-for-profit contexts; Some key elements of any effective lega…
 
In episode no. 71 my guest is Principal Legal Designer, Inkling Legal Design, Sara Rayment. We discuss: Why legal design makes sense to Sara; The types of projects Inkling Legal Design work on and the common thread between them; Common characteristics of Inkling’s clients; The approach to legal design that sets Inkling apart; The diversity of skill…
 
In episode no. 70 my guest is lawyer, creator and producer of social project ‘Law for the Lay’, Clarissa Campbell. We discuss: The project she began in 2019 to share the law with everyday people; What happened that prompted her to actually start the project; How her personal and professional background influences her approach; Her unique style usin…
 
Superstar Trial Lawyer Christian Morris joins Saul Gruber on “The Jury thinks What” to breakdown how she continues to obtain large verdicts over and over on behalf of her clients. Christian will not only discuss her ideas and thoughts on trials but also remind everyone of the importance in supporting each other and mental wellness.…
 
In episode no. 69, I reflect on the podcast over the past 12 months and since it began. I share: statistics about Reimagining Justice (downloads, topics, guests and listeners); the most downloaded episodes this year and since the podcast began; an excerpt from Episode 66 with founder Courtroom5 Sonja Ebron; characteristics of (award-winning) justic…
 
In episode no. 68 my guest is serial public sector transformer, Pia Andrews. We discuss: how her pursuit of “truth” led her to the open-source movement and working in policy development; how technological tools relate to our quality of life; ‘open source’ – its philosophy and implementation and the idea of “clever hacks”; how ‘rules as code’ addres…
 
In episode no. 67 I speak with Kate Briscoe, of LegalBeagles. The discussion covers: how Kate’s inability to get a job played a part in starting LegalBeagles; how LegalBeagles works today; the large numbers of threads and visitors to the site; the emerging areas of law covered by LegalBeagles; who the volunteers are, what training they undertake to…
 
Experienced lawyers can take many different approaches to conducting cross examination of caregivers and nurses in a nursing home case, but how can you get them to make your point? Brian Jasper of Thomas Law Offices provides the answer as we review his recent cross examination that led to a multimillion dollar verdict in Kentucky.…
 
In episode no. 66, I speak with Sonja Ebron, founder of Courtroom5. The discussion covers: Sonja’s personal experience as a litigant and how that relates to her work today; The types of matters Courtroom5 is best (and not!) suited to, who and how it assists; How the patterns in the law support AI, and how that fast-tracks self-represented litigants…
 
Brian Cuban discusses his story of addiction, eating disorders, and other serious afflictions in his book, The Addicted Lawyer: Tales of the Bar, Booze, Blow, and Redemption, which can be found here. As Brian recounts the traumatic events in his life that correlate to his struggle with addiction, he addresses the challenges he faced as a child and …
 
In episode no. 65 I speak with Michael Green SC, Barrister and founder of Barnet. The discussion covers: Open Law and how technology can make information more accessible; Who are custodians of legal information and how to best maintain it for future generations; The importance of libraries, their centrality to the law and the function of a library …
 
In episode no. 64 I speak with Aniket Doegar, CEO and co-founder of HESPL (Haqdarshak Empowerment Solutions Private Limited), a social impact organisation working on easing access to welfare in India. We cover: What Haqdarshak offers to people and how its services are delivered through the most trustworthy channel; The key reasons that people in In…
 
In episode no. 63 I speak with Genevieve Wilkinson, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, and Dana Rutner Law and Journalism Student at the University of Technology Sydney and team leader of “Moral Code”, the winning team of 2021 Allens Neota UTS Law Tech Challenge for social justice winning team. We discuss: what attracted Dana to the challenge; the format of…
 
Episode no. 62 is with Lindsay Greatorex, Community Liaison and Education Officer (West Kimberley) with Legal Aid Western Australia (LAWA). We discuss: Blurred Borders - legal resource kits using visual art and storytelling to explain legal concepts in a culturally appropriate way why the kits were developed and how the project got started what sti…
 
Jamal Alsaffar joins the pod to discuss his involvement in federal law cases, the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), and his role in the trial related to the massacre at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Jamal has spent his entire career as a trial lawyer representing individuals and families in personal injury and catastrophic in…
 
What do you do when you feel overwhelmed with an upcoming trial? Sean Domnick, a Palm Beach trial lawyer and the Vice President of the American Association for Justice, discusses how he prepares for and succeeds at trial. He will discuss what works and what does not while representing those in need during their most vulnerable time. Sean will also …
 
Episode no. 61 features Dan Jackson, Executive Director and Jules Rochielle Sievert, Creative Director of NuLawLab, Northeastern University School of Law. The NuLawLab is the interdisciplinary innovation laboratory at Northeastern University School of Law. It is one of the first law labs established in the US and its staff, students and stakeholder…
 
Episode no. 60 is with Stephanie Rudolph, Deputy Director of Justfix.nyc. JustFix is an American not for profit which believe all tenants deserve dignified housing - and that technology plays a supportive role in equipping tenants and the housing justice movement with the tools, information, and organizing power critical to this fight for racial an…
 
Episode no. 59 is with Nicole Bradick, Founder and CEO of Theory and Principle. Our discussion covers: Nicole’s journey from civil rights trial lawyer to CEO of a design and development company; Why 2018 was the right time to start Theory and Principle; Whether Theory and Principle responds to or creates a legaltech market; Why the Mission statemen…
 
Navan Ward joins the pod to discuss his upcoming term as incoming AAJ President, his goals for the next year, and how AAJ plans to move forward in this post-pandemic world. Navan has spent the last 20 years working with Beasley Allen Law Firm, representing plaintiffs in a variety of cases, including toxic tort, environmental law, product liability,…
 
Kate Moore joins the pod to discuss her book The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women. Kate discusses discovering the story, writing her novel, and celebrating the triumphs and tragedies of the Radium Girls. Through her intense research process and authorship, Kate examined the humanity of the women and the consequences of radium…
 
Episode no. 58 features Roger Smith, Author of Law, Technology and Access to Justice blog. Our discussion covers: How Roger first became interested in law, tech and atj; How Australia led the world in legaltech; How cuts to legal aid meant it was imperative to turn to tehcnology; Why Roger started the blog in 2016 and who forms the law, tech and at…
 
Episode no. 57 features Anne-Marie Cade, Founder of coaching and mediation service Divorce Right. Our discussion covers: why Anne-Marie pivoted from traditional legal practice to coaching and mediation; what conflict coaching, divorce coaching and parenting coordination actually is; how the structured coaching process and setting goals empowers cli…
 
What do you do when faced with what appears to be a car that did not operate the way you think it should have and a serious injury took place? Brian Chase walks you through this type of case and talks about the age-old question, do you simply refer the case or handle it yourself with help? For more about Brian Chase and Bisnar Chase Personal Injury…
 
Episode no. 56 is with Erin Levine, Founder and CEO of Hello Divorce. Our discussion covers: Erin’s journey from lawyer to legal entrepreneur and why she can’t go back; What Hello Divorce is and how it was inspired by Australian lawyers; How technology is saving clients tens of thousands of dollars; Key differences between traditional practice mode…
 
Episode no. 55 is with Dominic Woolrych, Founder of Lawpath. Our discussion covers: Lawpath’s origin story; Its current business model including how the subscription service works; The difference between “BigLaw”, “small law” and “tiny law”; The role of law societies in supporting legal innovation; Which software Lawpath uses and how it makes law “…
 
Antonio "Tony" Romanucci joins the pod to discuss his mission to protect a client's human and constitutional rights. Tony speaks about how his work in the Cook County Public Defender's Office has guided him as a plaintiff attorney, particularly in regard to ensuring the civil rights of all of his clients are upheld in our justice system. Tony's wor…
 
How do you get the trial story and themes in a nursing home case and put them into action for a successful verdict? Michael Prieto and Jon Marigliano answer this question and discuss at length their recent multi-million dollar verdict against a Skilled Nursing Facility, including how they prepared, the key points of the case, as well as the use of …
 
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