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R. Amani Smathers


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R. Amani Smathers


let's improve the practice of law

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R. Amani Smathers

Legal Solutions Architect,
Davis wright tremaine - de novo

 

Legal Technology Designer & Consultant

Experience

As a legal technologist and licensed attorney, I operate in a unique space.  Since being an early participant in the ReInvent Law program at MSU Law, I have become part of an international network of professionals interested in improving use of technology and innovation in the legal industry.

I currently work as a legal solutions architect at Davis Wright Tremaine - De Novo, where I help design and implement legal and business solutions for the firm and its clients.

Check out my LinkedIn profile here.

Resume available by request.

 

Education

J.D. Michigan State University College of Law, 2013, Top 10 in Class

Legal coursework included e-discovery, quantitative methods for lawyers, legal information engineering and technology, virtual law practice, cyberlaw, trademarks, and clinical work with small businesses and non-profits.

B.A. Tufts University, 2010

Economics & Political Science

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Presentations & PRESS


Chicago

Phoenix

Orlando

Seattle

Washington D.C.

Detroit

San Francisco

New York City

Silicon Valley

London

Presentations & PRESS


Chicago

Phoenix

Orlando

Seattle

Washington D.C.

Detroit

San Francisco

New York City

Silicon Valley

London

Presentations

Source: @EJWalters

Source: @EJWalters

FLorida BAR/Clio: INSeSSION

June 15, 2016, "Leveraging Legal Technology"

Photo by @A_Ninhja

Photo by @A_Ninhja

Detroit Legal Innovation & Technology Meetup, April 2014

April 15, 2014, "Intro to the #Legalhack Movement" and "The T-Shaped 21st Century Lawyer"

Source: @rynk

Source: @rynk

Lex Hacks: Hackathon for legal community

June 7, 2015, Presenting our hackathon entry

Bay Bridge, San Francisco. Photo by Amani

Bay Bridge, San Francisco. Photo by Amani

COPRAC Statewide Ethics Symposium 2014

April 12, 2014. I was asked to talk about "Innovative Models of Providing Legal Services" at the California State Bar's Ethics Symposium

Source: @DanLinna

Source: @DanLinna

Legal Hackers Congress 2015

April 24, 2015, "Legal Practice 2.0" Panel

Source: ABA

Source: ABA

ABA Bar Leadership Institute 2014

March 13, 2014. I was asked to reprise my presentation "Rebranding Lawyers to Reach New Markets" at this national conference for new bar association leaders.

 

Image by Margaret Hagan

Image by Margaret Hagan

ReInvent Law NYC 2014

February 7, 2014, "The T-Shaped 21st Century Lawyer"

See selected tweets about the presentation here and here. Click image to view video.

Photo by Sam Rysdyk

Photo by Sam Rysdyk

ReInvent Law Silicon Valley 2013

March 8, 2013, "Rebranding Lawyers to Reach New Markets"

Click image to view video.

Photo by Oliver Howell

Photo by Oliver Howell

LawTech Camp London 2012

June 29, 2012, "More Disputes Are Being Resolved by Non-Lawyers: Tap into Latent Markets with New Services and New Delivery"

Articles

MENTIONS

Connect with Me


Connect with Me


Let's connect!  Find me on Twitter or LinkedIn or email me at amanismathers@dwt.com.  Here are a few of my most recent tweets: