discussing the future of the legal profession

Aimed at law firm leaders and influencers, each episode is a thoughtful discussion with a diverse range of voices about ideas impacting the evolution of the legal profession.

Along the way, we’ll learn about challenges to be overcome, what’s worked in the past, and expert tips on what could make a difference in the future.

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Recent Episodes

Jan Hards – making the move from lawyer to innovator

Jan Hards is the Director of Legal Innovation at Johnson Winter & Slattery. After years of practicing as a Corporate M&A Lawyer at Freshfields in the UK, and then later at Johnson Winter & Slattery, he made a deliberate move to become the firm’s Director

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Floor Blindenbach – Innovation management for law firms

Innovation management helps to optimize the innovation process, identify bottlenecks and increase the productivity of innovation, investment, and resources. Floor Blindenbach is the founder of Organizing4Innovation. Trigged by a recent whitepaper, I sp

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Alice Stephenson on breaking down barriers

Alice Stephenson is a founder and tech lawyer driving inclusion and innovation in law and promoting individuality within the legal profession. Alice founded Stephenson Law in 2017 to create a law firm that does things differently. Tackling each stereot

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Innovation and Transformation Perspectives From Around the World

This was first published in the Winter 2020 issue of ILTA's Peer to Peer. This is a special audio version of that article.

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Contracting mistakes with Alex Hamilton

Contracts are crucial to the legal process, however more frequently the process of contracting can be painful. In this episode we discuss how to remove unnecessary barriers from contracts while offering the same protections, benchmarking the performance o

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The team

Fringe Legal is a project of a small, but dedicated team looking to bring the best resources discussing the future of the legal profession.

Abhijat Saraswat

Ab is the Host of the Fringe Legal podcast. He is a technologist, with an interest in LegalTech. 

Outside of the podcast, Ab is the VP, International Business at Litera. He is a Barrister (non-practicing), and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2015. Abhijat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science and Neuroscience from the University of Keele, UK.

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Priti Saraswat

Priti is the Content Strategist at Fringe Legal. She’s the mastermind behind which topics we should cover. 

When she is not busy thinking up ideas for the podcast, she’s a Knowledge Management professional, providing KM services to law firms in the US and internationally. 

Priti trained as a lawyer in the UK, and is now based in Chicago.

 

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Paula Chrysostomou

Paula is the Podcast Manager at Fringe Legal. One of her superpowers is uncovering rockstars, and booking them as guests for the show.  

Aside from the podcast, Paula is the International Channel Manager at Litera.