VIRTUAL MEETUP

Innovate Legal Online:
Re-thinking Your Law Firm During a Downturn

A virtual meetup to help you re-think your
firm offerings and strategy in times of crisis.

Learn to steer your firm through a downturn and come out stronger on the other side

Join this gathering on law firm strategy on May 22, 2020, as part of our series of Innovate Legal May Meetups featuring best practices, tools, advice, and networking to help your firm weather the COVID-19 crisis and emerge ready for the future.

This meetup will feature a panel of experienced legal and tech professionals who will share advice and best practices on how to re-strategize and expand legal offerings and services during a downturn—with topics ranging from pricing structures to automation and efficiency. The session will be moderated by Nefra MacDonald, Clio’s Affinity Programs Manager, and the panel will include Allen Rodriguez of One-400 and Kimberly Bennett of K. Bennett Law.

This session will also include a Q&A session where participants can ask questions and share their own experiences and tips; opportunities for peer networking via the live chat platform; and the chance to win a Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanner.

Meetup Overivew:

  • A virtual platform for learning and engagement among legal professionals
  • Hosted by Clio’s Affinity Team, with panelists Allen Rodriguez and Kimberly Bennett
  • Duration: 1 hour (30 minutes of panel discussion + 30 minutes of Q&A and networking)

Watch the replay of this Meetup

Panel

Joshua Lenon

Allen Rodriguez| Founder, One-400


Nefra MacDonald is the Affinity Programs Manager at Clio. Having worked in legal for nearly a decade, Nefra understands the pain points that affect legal professionals, and she uses her experience to help lawyers streamline processes and run better businesses. A graduate of the University of Miami, Nefra is a passionate speaker about legal technology, attorney health and wellness, and other topics relevant to legal professionals.

Kimberly Bennett| Founder K. Bennett Law & Co-founder of ATL Legal Tech

Kimberly is an avid traveler, lover of technology, legal industry disruptor, speaker, business coach and an attorney who runs K Bennett Law LLC, a boutique, virtual trademark and business strategy law practice offering on-demand and subscription legal services. Her practice focuses on helping industry disruptors and social impact organizations protect their brands and grow profitable and sustainable businesses. She has integrated the latest technologies into her practice with a focus on designing legal services that provide fast, flexible and frictionless solutions for her clients. In addition to managing her law firm, Kim is passionate about moving the legal industry forward and teaching lawyers how to apply business principles to create innovative and modern law practices. You can find Kim hosting her weekly live show, Watch Us Lead, teaching service professionals how to add subscription services to their business, and at Atlantalegaltech.com facilitating workshops and presentations on innovation, leadership, inclusion, and the future of law and the legal industry.

Kim received her Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish and pre-medicine concentration from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Kim currently runs her virtual law practice from Atlanta, GA. You can follow Kim (@kbennettlaw) across social media.

Meet the Panel

Joshua Lenon

Hosted by Nefra MacDonald | Affinity Programs Manager, Clio

Nefra MacDonald is the Affinity Programs Manager at Clio. Having worked in legal for nearly a decade, Nefra understands the pain points that affect legal professionals, and she uses her experience to help lawyers streamline processes and run better businesses. A graduate of the University of Miami, Nefra is a passionate speaker about legal technology, attorney health and wellness, and other topics relevant to legal professionals.

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Erin Gerstenzang | Founder, EHG Law

Erin Gerstenzang founded EHG Law Firm, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia. She provides client-centered legal services to clients facing drug and alcohol-related criminal offenses, and subscription legal services to new hemp businesses in Georgia. She was honored by Fastcase 50 in 2018 and recognized by the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center as one of the honorees of the Women in Legal Tech 2019. She is on the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board and she co-founded AtlantaLegalTech.com. She serves on the board of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers Foundation, and she was a recipient of their GAWL Visionary Award in 2019. She chairs the Judicial Recommendation Committee of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and is on their long-range planning committee and was the recipient of the President’s Award in January 2020. She also serves on the State Bar of Georgia's Disciplinary Rules and Procedures Committee.

Patrick Palace

Patrick Palace | Owner, Palace Law 

Patrick Palace is the owner of Palace Law, a firm of workers' compensation and personal injury attorneys. He is and has been a partner in a number of joint ventures with tech companies developing new tools for lawyers. Since 2016, Palace Law has been recognized by the Lawfirm 500 as one of the top 100 firms nationwide for its growth and innovation. Patrick was the first recipient of the “Service to the Legal Profession Award”, and has been chosen by the “National Trial Lawyers” as one of the Nation’s Top 100 trial lawyers. He was also named as one of the “Top Attorneys in Washington.”
 

Meet the Panel

Nefra

Nefra MacDonald| Affinity Programs Manager, Clio


Nefra MacDonald is the Affinity Programs Manager at Clio. Having worked in legal for nearly a decade, Nefra understands the pain points that affect legal professionals, and she uses her experience to help lawyers streamline processes and run better businesses. A graduate of the University of Miami, Nefra is a passionate speaker about legal technology, attorney health and wellness, and other topics relevant to legal professionals.

RUBY

Sponsored by Ruby

Ruby offers 24/7/365 live virtual receptionists to answer your calls so you can focus on your firm & chat specialists who are readily available to engage with your website visitors to ensure nothing slips through the cracks. Ruby is the best teammate you never had, and their integration with Clio makes running a law firm that much easier! Learn more about Ruby.

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Allen Rodriguez| Founder, One-400

Allen Rodriguez is a national speaker, product development strategist and legal innovator who has been serving the legal industry for 19 years. Over the course of his career, Allen has built a reputation for creating innovative legal services products as well as developing highly effective law firm business models and marketing strategies. Allen is a valued speaker on the topics of legal services product development, design thinking in law and future of law issues. He has provided consulting and engineering services for such companies as McKinsey & Co., Fastcase, Gavelytics, , LexisNexis, and Littler.

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Kimberly Bennett| Founder, K. Bennett Law & Co-founder, ATL Legal Tech

Kimberly is an avid traveler, lover of technology, legal industry disruptor, speaker, business coach and an attorney who runs K Bennett Law LLC, a boutique, virtual trademark and business strategy law practice offering on-demand and subscription legal services. Her practice focuses on helping industry disruptors and social impact organizations protect their brands and grow profitable and sustainable businesses. She has integrated the latest technologies into her practice with a focus on designing legal services that provide fast, flexible and frictionless solutions for her clients. In addition to managing her law firm, Kim is passionate about moving the legal industry forward and teaching lawyers how to apply business principles to create innovative and modern law practices. You can find Kim hosting her weekly live show, Watch Us Lead, teaching service professionals how to add subscription services to their business, and at Atlantalegaltech.com facilitating workshops and presentations on innovation, leadership, inclusion, and the future of law and the legal industry.

Kim received her Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish and pre-medicine concentration from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Kim currently runs her virtual law practice from Atlanta, GA. You can follow Kim (@kbennettlaw) across social media.

Hosted by

Joshua Lenon

Nefra MacDonald
Affinity Programs Manager, Clio


Nefra MacDonald is the Affinity Programs Manager at Clio. Having worked in legal for nearly a decade, Nefra understands the pain points that affect legal professionals, and she uses her experience to help lawyers streamline processes and run better businesses. A graduate of the University of Miami, Nefra is a passionate speaker about legal technology, attorney health and wellness, and other topics relevant to legal professionals.

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