One area where lawyers use technology the most—but rarely consider the risks or opportunities—is document creation. A great document can change the outcome of a legal matter. Clients trust lawyers to get it right and pay them handsomely to do so. Since documents are so important, lawyers should use every tool available to increase document quality and efficiency, including technology. In this documentary, Ivy B. Grey, Dyane O’Leary, and Jessica Tseng Hasen discuss the value of writing improvement technology. Watch it now!
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Ivy B. Grey is the Chief Strategy & Growth Officer for WordRake. Before joining the WordRake team, she practiced bankruptcy law for ten years. During her decade of legal practice, Ivy was named a Rising Star in the New York Metro Area for five consecutive years, and her significant representations included American Airlines, Columbia House, Kodak, and Dewey & LeBoeuf.
Since joining the legal tech world, Ivy has become known for her work on technology competence, ethics, and innovation. She has a unique blend of skills and an outstanding ability to synthesize technical, business, and legal information into practical advice and actionable plans. In 2020, Ivy was recognized as an Influential Woman in Legal Tech by ILTA. She has also been recognized as a Fastcase 50 Honoree and included in the Women of Legal Tech list by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center.
Dyane is an Associate Professor of Legal Writing and Director of Suffolk’s Legal Innovation & Technology Concentration at Suffolk University Law School. Her scholarship focuses on integrating technology competence into the legal practice curriculum. She has published and presented on topics such as artificially intelligent legal research and writing tools and designed an advanced writing class to build skills in areas such as e-discovery, research analytics, word processing for lawyers, typography, and digital design of legal documents. In 2021, Dyane was recognized as a Fastcase 50 Honoree and elected as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.
Suffolk Law is a WordRake education partner. According to the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools 2022, Suffolk Law is one of the top 5 writing programs. It is regularly listed among the nation’s most innovative law schools, houses the nation’s first Legal Innovation & Technology concentration, and was ranked first for legal tech by National Jurist magazine.
Jessica is Senior Counsel, E-Discovery Services & Strategy Practice at Perkins Coie LLP. Her practice sits at the intersection of legal practice and technology. She is passionate about leveraging technology to optimize client outcomes in a defensible and efficient manner and approaches leading-edge e-discovery problems with a multidisciplinary understanding of the legal and business issues that matter most to her clients. Jessica is known for her work on high-stakes, complex matters. A regular speaker and writer about e-discovery and legal technology issues, Jessica is a leader of Perkins Coie’s E-Discovery Services & Strategy practice.
According to the National Law Journal's 2021 NLJ 500 ranking of firms based on size, Perkins Coie is ranked 29th in the United States. The firm also placed 42nd on The American Lawyer's 2021 AMLAW 200 ranking. On the 2021 Global 200 survey, Perkins Coie ranked as the 51st highest grossing law firm in the world.