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Coding Bias Out of the Law



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Description: Digital transformation is disrupting every industry, including energy, financial services, healthcare, transportation, real estate, and hospitality. This trend has major implications for the practice of law whether in the court room, in-house or in law firms. This webinar will provide an analysis of the legal system’s inequities and available technology solutions aimed at coding bias out of the law.
 
Learning objectives for this webinar include the following:
  • Overview of barriers to access of the justice system and an examination of technology solutions to reduce their disparate impact.
  • Evaluate law office trends and legal affairs management practices for the in-house counsel, law firms and solo practitioners.
  • Look ahead to the future of the law and it’s leaders and offer technology solutions to aid in-house counsel and law firms in developing and implementing inclusion forward policies and practices.
 
Ethics Rules that will be discussed:
  • MPRC 1.1, 1.4, 1.6 & 5.1
  • NJ Amendment to RPC 1:42
  • CLE Regulation 103:1 & 201:1
 
Judge Lisa Walsh is a circuit court judge in the 11th judicial circuit of Miami-Dade County, Florida, currently serving in the Civil Division, as the Administrative Judge of the Appellate Division, and assigned to the International Arbitration Division. She has tried over 100 jury trials in the criminal and civil divisions.  She has handled hundreds of appeals on the Circuit Court and served by designation twice on the Fourth District Court of Appeal. Judge Walsh previously served as a County Court Judge.  Before becoming a judge, she practiced law for sixteen years, in both the trial and appellate state and federal courts and was a Special Master for the City of Miami Beach.  Judge Walsh is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell since 2005 and was listed in Super Lawyers and Florida Trend Legal Elite.
 
Judge Walsh is an adjunct professor of appellate advocacy at St. Thomas Law School.  She has been part of the faculty and administration of Florida’s Advanced Judicial College, Florida Judicial College, and the Florida Circuit Court Conference since 2009. She is a frequent lecturer on many topics, including evidence, civil litigation, human trafficking, information security, and jury selection.  
 
Judge Walsh was the 2015-2016 President of the National Association of Women Judges. In 2012, she cochaired NAWJ’s national conference in Miami, and has cochaired other conferences, including at Columbia University in 2019 and a “Day at the United Nations” in 2021. Currently, she was elected and will take office as International Director to the NAWJ in 2021. She also is the NAWJ liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. Prior to becoming a judge, Judge Walsh was the President of Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Vice-Chair of a Florida Bar Grievance committee, a member of the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Greater Miami, where she was awarded for her commitment to equal justice, a member of the Florida Bar Criminal Executive Council and the Appellate Rules Committee. 
 
Judge Walsh has been honored with numerous awards, including the 2020 NAWJ Norma Wikler Award, 2018 Florida Bar Young Lawyer’s Division Outstanding Jurist Award, the 2018 MDTLA Judge Steven Levine Award, the 2018 NAWJ Justice Vaino Spencer Leadership Award, the 2017 Dade County Bar Association President’s Award as Outstanding Community Leader, the “Devorah Judge” Award by the Miami Jewish Legal Society, the 2019 Community Service Award for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the “Outstanding Woman in Government & Law” by the Miami-Dade Commission for Women, the 2015 Mattie Belle Davis Award from Miami-Dade FAWL, the 2015Alumni Leadership Award by the University of Miami Law School, and the 2010 Judge Alan Schwartz Judicial Excellence award.  Judge Walsh has been a mentor for Educate Tomorrow and Big Brothers/ Big Sisters.
 
Judge Walsh obtained her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.  She is married to attorney David Rosendorf and is the proud mother of two adult children.
 
Abeer Abu Judeh is an attorney, a fortune 500 executive and an innovation officer dubbed by Business Insider a “Rule Breaker.” Abeer has 15+ years of legal practice experience holding various positions in big law, government and in-house. Her expertise includes technology, healthcare, supply chain, corporate transactions and privacy. Abeer’s proudest role is being an entrepreneur and building technology solutions with the future practitioner in mind.
 
Abeer was born in AL Dheisha refugee camp in Palestine. She was raised by a single mother of 6 children who instilled in Abeer work ethic and resilience. Abeer immigrated to the U.S in search of higher education and a better life. She earned a B.S. in Biology, cum laude, from Bloomfield College becoming the first female in her family to graduate from a four-year degree program. Abeer went on to earn a J.D. from Seton Hall University as part-time student while working during the day to make ends meet.
 
Abeer is passionate about inclusivity and leading the way in coding bias out of the law. As founder of LexDock, a legal technology company, Abeer focuses on creating solutions to reinvent the manner in which legal services are rendered as well as provide opportunities to empower women and minority attorneys to succeed. To learn about LexDock and whether it’s the right legal operations management system for your creative team, visit www.lexdock.com.
When she is not working, Abeer enjoys spending time with her family, playing boardgames with friends and taking her best friend SimSim on walks. You can reach Abeer via email to abeer@lexdock.com .
 
Jamie Hurewitz is a legal executive residing outside of Minneapolis, with 15+ years of in house legal experience advising companies large and small, in various industries such as banking, medical device, and DevOps, on commercial licensing, intellectual property, employment issues, corporate matters, securities, and compliance. Most recently she has been advising early stage technology companies and building out the legal and compliance infrastructures for growth-stage startups. Jamie is currently the Head of Legal of Mattermost, Inc., developer of an open source collaboration, file sharing and messaging tool. As the Head of Legal, and Mattermost’s first internal legal hire, Jamie is responsible for supporting all of the legal needs of the fully distributed organization which is headquartered out of San Jose.
 
Jamie earned a joint J.D./M.B.A. from Hamline University School of Law and the University of St. Thomas. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University, majoring in Business Administration.  Jamie is currently attending the Georgetown University Law Center, where she is pursuing an executive LLM in Securities and Financial Regulations.
 
Over the past several years Jamie has become a passionate advocate and influencer in the space of global expansion and support of distributed, remote workforces. She has the experience of rapid scaling and expansion of hundreds of employees in over 60+ countries. She began a personal ListServ for in house attorneys supporting companies with distributed workforces so they could help support each other with unique issues that arise where there are no other precedences or clear answers in the laws or legal practice.
 
Outside her career, Jamie enjoys attending Broadway plays, traveling and spending time with her family.
 
 

 
 



Practice Areas: Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 05/26/2021
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 6 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Judge Lisa Walsh, Esq. - Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Miami-Dade County, Florida
Abeer Abu Judeh, Esq. - Lexdock
Jamie Hurewitz, Esq. - Mattermost, Inc.
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