Introducing The Innovators


Publish Date:
December 8, 2014
The Recorder


Stanford Center for the Legal Profession Fellow Ron Dolin was named as one of The Recorders' “Legal Innovators” of 2014. 

The legal profession is rarely seen, at least in the popular imagination, as a cradle of innovation. Lawyers are stodgy risk-averse traditionalists, right? Sure, some probably are—but today, few can comfortably cling to the idea that their world will stay the same for long. Even for lawyers, the question is quickly becoming: Do you want to be one of the disrupters, or one of the disrupted?

In the pages that follow, you'll meet some of the people in the first category. These are the winners of the Recorder's first ever Innovator Awards, and they are legal professionals—at firms, in academia, at nonprofits and in business—who are finding clever ways to reduce client costs, improve experiences and outcomes, and serve larger communities by bringing a fresh eye, and sometimes a little technological know-how, to the challenges their organizations face.

From Ron Dolin's profile

…Ron Dolin, a former Google engineer turned Stanford Law research fellow, has been a pioneer of the movement. In 2013, he cofounded the program for legal tech and design at Stanford University.

Through the program, Dolin conducts workshops with cofounder Margaret Hagan, covering topics such as estate planning, immigration and criminal defense.

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