S1.E3. Stevie Ghiassi on Blockchain Disrupting Legal

Stevie Ghiassi is CEO of Legaler, a secure online communication and collaboration tool for lawyers, CEO of Legaler Aid, a blockchain-based legal aid service that promotes access to justice, as well as President of the Australian Legal Technology Association.

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Stevie wears a number of hats, and most recently he published the viral book Blockchain for Lawyers. Rather than talking about the ins-and-outs of blockchain technology, instead we focus on what learning about matters and the impact it will have on the legal profession.

We cover the following in this episode:

  • Stevie’s journey into legal technology
  • How and why Legaler founded
  • The issue of access to justice, and how Legaler Aid aims to create a more accountable & transparent solution to this problem
  • What is the blockchain and why does it matter
  • The biggest change in trust, and how this will disrupt the nature of legal work
  • Thinking about the speed of transactions on the blockchain, and the upcoming public network Legaler is working on
  • The idea of global ID based on the blockchain
  • Australia as the hotbed of legal technology

Full show notes can be found at http://fringelegal.com/s1-e3-stevie-ghiassi-on-blockchain-disrupting-legal.

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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.