Tuesday Jan 12: Building the Legal Startup

By Monica Bay, CodeX Fellow

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First on the agenda is tomorrow’s live event on campus, “Building the Legal Startup.” The free event will run from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific) and will be available via live video. It will be held at Room 290, Stanford Law School, Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbot Way, Stanford, Calif. 94305.  Register here.

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Roland Vogl


Executive Director Roland Vogl explains the program: “It appears that new legal tech companies are being started at an unprecedented pace, adding to the many hundreds of companies already active in the space. But legal tech adoption is still very slow. Our expert panel will examine the challenges facing legal tech start-ups and will address the nuts and bolts of building a successful legal tech business with a particular focus on marketing and sales. From identifying real pain points in the legal industry that create opportunities, to securing proper investment, to planning for exit, our panel includes both serial legal tech entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses before, as well as the lawyers who are looking for the right technologies that will enhance their work.”


Program Timeline
Pacific Time

5:00 p.m.-5:50 p.m.:  Demo Tables For Legal Innovators from the CodeX Community

5:50 pm – 5:55 p.m.: Welcome – Roland Vogl, CodeX

5:55 p.m. – 6:05 pm:  Evolution of LegalTech – Eddie Hartman, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, LegalZoom

Panel Discussion: 6:05 p.m. – 7:05 p.m.

Moderator: Mary Juetten, Traklight & Co-Founder, Evolve Law

Confirmed Speakers:
Josh King, Vice President, Business Development & General Counsel, Avvo
Jeroen Plink, Economy of One; Board Member: Kira Inc., Jurispect.
Miriam Rivera, Partner, Bay Area Growth Fund
Steven Silberbach, Vice President of Sales, Clio

7:05 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.:  Darwin Talk: In legal tech, first you get the money (with sales), then you get the power (with VCs) with Jules Miller, Hire an Esquire

7:15 p.m.:  Networking & Demos

Monica Bay is a Fellow at CodeX and a member of the California bar.