WEBINAR

How to Build a Virtual Law Firm (and Why You Should)

Learn how a virtual law firm operates, why running one is advantageous to lawyers and clients, and how you can build one of your own.

Virtual Law Firms: A New Model for Modern Legal Practices

As more and more legal professionals do their work from home and on the road, the high overhead and inflexibility of traditional office models becomes less and less appealing.

Enter the virtual law firm: an alternative practice model that opens up new possibilities for law firms and their clients.

Join Cynthia Morgan-Reed, Founder & CEO of Vanst Law—an award-winning virtual law firm—and Emma Raimi-Zlatic, Clio’s Affinity Program Manager, for this webinar where you’ll learn:

  • What a virtual law firm is, and how it works
  • Why you should consider starting a virtual practice
  • How to get started on your firm’s virtual path

Duration: 60 minutes

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Emma Raimi-Zlatic

Emma Raimi-Zlatic| Affinity Programs Manager, Clio

Having had nearly a decade of experience in tech and the legal field, Emma knows both the needs of companies and lawyers alike. She’s spoken on many occasions about law firm marketing, legal entrepreneurship, law firm growth, and cloud technology and security. Being a JD herself who previously founded her own attorney recruiting company, Emma is passionate about helping firms grow from the ground up, and knows firsthand the struggles involved in building a business.

Emma joined Clio in 2018 as a result of the acquisition of Lexicata, a legal-tech software company, and also worked in Silicon Valley for tech startups and for an international law firm previously. She can be reached at [email protected], and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Cynthia Morgan-Reed

Cynthia Morgan-Reed| Founder & CEO, Vanst Law

Cynthia Morgan-Reed founded Vanst Law, a virtual law firm, in 2018. Ms. Morgan-Reed founded Vanst because she believes strongly that every person should be paid what they are worth. Vanst pays partner-level attorneys at least 70% of their collectibles. It also provides a great culture based on equity, transparency, and consistency. By being virtual, Vanst cuts out the bloated overhead costs of traditional law firm models and passes on those savings to its clients and attorneys. In its first year of operation, Vanst grew 500% in 10 months. This year, Vanst Law won the 2019 Reisman Award for Best New Law Firm. Ms. Morgan-Reed lives in San Diego with her husband, young children, and their well-neglected and well-loved dog. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School.

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Joshua Lenon

Joshua Lenon | Lawyer in Residence, Clio

Joshua Lenon is the Lawyer in Residence at Clio. An attorney admitted to the New York Bar, Joshua brings legal scholarship to the conversations happening both within Clio and with its customers. Joshua has worked extensively to educate lawyers on technology’s capability to enhance their practice, while also teaching tech companies about the unique needs of the legal system.

Janine Sickmeyer

Janine Sickmeyer | CEO and Founder of NextChapter

Janine is CEO and Founder of NextChapter, a web application for attorneys to prepare, manage and file bankruptcy cases online. Janine was honored as one of ABA's Women of Legal Tech 2017 and a Fastcase 50 winner in 2019. As a paralegal, she saw a need for cloud-based bankruptcy software, taught herself to code, built a team of skilled developers and launched NextChapter in 2016.

Mandy Ballinger

Mandy Ballinger | COO of NextChapter

Mandy is NextChapter’s Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for managing daily operations and development. After graduating at the top of her class in the Paralegal Program at Capital Law University, she joined the Chapter 13 Trustee’s Office and worked for 7 years in bankruptcy and foreclosure. Mandy joined NextChapter as the first employee and has grown in her role to become COO.
 

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Joshua Lenon

Joshua Lenon | Lawyer in Residence, Clio

A New York-admitted attorney, Joshua provides legal scholarship to Clio on issues relating to technology, privacy, and lawyers’ ethical duties of competency.

Michelle Blankenship Jordan

Leon Carelli | Chief Technology Officer, Locks Law Firm

Leon Carelli manages varying forensic, eDiscovery, and information technology needs for Locks Law Firm. He also oversees the firm's litigation support department and coordinates projects involving data analytics.

William Large

William Large| Partner, Cara Stone

For more than 20 years, Large has litigated in federal and state courts throughout the United States on matters such as antitrust, environmental pollution, and securities. He served as a Member of Lead Counsel team and Chairman for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee Discovery Group during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation.

Will Delgado

Will Delgado| Partner, Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP

Will’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, class actions, and complex business litigation. An expert in developing areas of law, Will frequently litigates and lectures on issues of first impression throughout the United States.

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Joshua Lenon

Joshua Lenon| Lawyer in Residence, Clio
Joshua Lenon is the Lawyer in Residence at Clio. An attorney admitted to the New York Bar, Joshua brings legal scholarship to the conversations happening both within Clio and with its customers. Joshua has worked extensively to educate lawyers on technology’s capability to enhance their practice, while also teaching tech companies about the unique needs of the legal system.

Clio is made by smart, creative people who want to help 21st century lawyers work better, smarter, faster.

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Principal, DBE Technology Consulting

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