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Season 1, Episode 3

Stevie Ghiassi on Blockchain Disrupting Legal

by | Mar 21, 2019 | Podcast, Season 1 | 0 comments

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.

“The biggest change that’s happening is a shift in trust… there is now a new type of trust in society”

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 try to answer the question: why lawyers and law firms should care about blockchain technology and smart contracts? And, how the technology will impact the profession in the future.

SHOW NOTES

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

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      Special guest: Stevie Ghiassi

      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.

      Connect with Stevie on LinkedIn or Twitter.

      Host: abhijat saraswat

      Abhijat (“Ab”) Saraswat is a non-practicing Barrister, and holds a BSc. in Forensic Science and Neuroscience from the University of Keele.

      Ab is the host of the Fringe Legal podcast. In addition, Ab works as the Director of International Business at Litera Microsystems helping some of the world’s largest and most prestigious law firms with their technology needs. His work focuses on helping lawyers to create & deliver higher quality legal services, faster.

       

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