Historically, small law meant smaller matters.  But with the right tech, smart processes, and targeted innovation, today’s small firms and solos are competing for–and winning–business previously out of reach.

Join us on Wednesday, January 16th, at New York Law School, as we explore the cutting edge of innovation for small law firms  and solo practitioners with those who know that evolving landscape best!

Event Timeline

  • 6:30 p.m. – Networking over food and drink
  • 7:15 p.m. – Introductory remarks; community intros
  • 7:30 p.m. – “Scaling Small Law: the Force Multipliers of Tech, Process, and Innovation” panel (see below)
  • 8:30 p.m. – Continued networking

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

And to our event host:


Matt Blaine

Matt Blaine

Partner and Chair of the Innovation & Technology Committee at Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Lederman & Paone

Matt Blaine is a partner at Davison, Eastman, Muñoz, Lederman & Paone and chairs the firm’s Innovation & Technology Committee where he spearheads the firm’s technological advancements.  He is passionate about cybersecurity and information governance and is frequent speaker on legal technology issues, including the practical and ethical considerations of metadata, the impact of artificial intelligence on the practice of law, championing technological change and process improvement within law firms, digital security, information governance, and addressing e-discovery issues. His practice concentrates on business law and litigation, commercial law and employment law. He also advises on transactional matters, including technology contract negotiations, business formations, acquisitions, mergers/consolidations and dissolutions.

Joshua Lenon

Joshua Lenon

Lawyer-in-Residence for Clio

Joshua Lenon is an attorney admitted to the New York Bar.  He studied law at St. Louis University School of Law, obtaining a Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in International and Comparative Law.  Joshua currently serves as Lawyer-in-Residence for Clio, providing legal scholarship and research skills to the leading cloud-based practice management platform from Vancouver, Canada. He’s been a guest lecturer for movements like legal hacking and legal technology at schools like MIT, Stanford, and Vanderbilt, as well as before organizations like ReinventLaw and the ABA Law Practice Futures Initiative.

Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal

President & Cofounder of Fastcase

Phil Rosenthal is the President and co-founder of Fastcase, a leading online legal research software company based in Washington, D.C. Phil combines his backgrounds in technology and law to bring lawyers and law librarians online legal research tools that are smarter and more intuitive.  Before founding Fastcase, Phil was an associate at Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. Phil earned a B.S. in physics from Yale University, a J.D. at Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in physics for work in string cosmology at the California Institute of Technology. Phil is a member of the New York Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.

Kelly Street

Kelly Street

Marketing Director at AttorneySync

Kelly Street, Marketing Director at AttorneySync Kelly enjoys working with small companies and law firms. Her experience ranges from using traditional and online advertising, content marketing, social media, event marketing, trade show marketing, to SEO and website improvements. You can find her co-hosting (with Gyi Tsakalakis) on the Lunch Hour Legal Marketing and Clienting podcasts, where they discuss all things legal marketing. Kelly loves paddleboarding but hates winter- yet she still chooses to live in Minnesota.

Kristin Tyler

Kristin Tyler

Co-Founder of LAWCLERK

Kristin Tyler is Co-Founder of LAWCLERK, where attorneys go to hire freelance lawyers. She is also a 12+ year trusts and estates lawyer and partner at Garman Turner Gordon in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is committed to helping busy attorneys rethink their workflows and firmly believes that the practice of law can be rewarding despite its daily demands.

About the Panelists’ Companies:

Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, empowers lawyers to be both client-centered and firm focused through a suite of cloud-based solutions, including practice management, CRM and client intake software. Clio has been transforming the industry for over a decade with 150,000 customers spanning 90 countries, and the approval of over 65 bar associations and law societies globally. Clio continues to transform and lead the industry with initiatives like the Legal Trends Report, the Clio Cloud Conference, and the Clio Academic Access Program. Clio has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 company. Learn more at clio.com.

From SEO to Web Design and content, AttorneySync has been a leading digital marketing firm for attorneys and law firms since 2008. Founded by a lawyer, Gyi Tsakalakis, with a staff of passionate digital marketers, our goal is to help small law firms grow using a plan customized for your geographic area, goals, and budget. Contact us to see how we can help your law firm get more clicks, calls, and clients. Learn more at attorneysync.com.

LAWCLERK is where attorneys go to hire freelance lawyers. Whether you need a first year to perform legal research or a seasoned attorney to assist with a complicated appellate brief, LAWCLERK has hundreds of freelance lawyers with every level of experience and expertise. There are no sign-up or monthly fees. Only pay the flat fee price YOU set. Increase your profits, not your overhead. Learn more at www.lawclerk.legal!

Fastcase is a leading legal tech disruptor specializing in legal research, analytics, artificial intelligence, and legal publishing. The company is spearheading a “maker” movement in law firms and law schools, enabling them to build their own analytics and tools, and to use market leading data visualization tools and data feeds from Fastcase’s growing product portfolio – Fastcase 7, Docket Alarm, Fastcase APIs and the AI Sandbox. Fastcase is developing an array of alerts, edited and curated insights and analysis with its growing list of publishing partners and new Full Court Press journals and publications. The company also is investing to future-proof the careers of legal information professionals by building literacies in data science and artificial intelligence tools. Learn more at fastcase.com.

Note for Students

Students can attend this event for free.  If you’re a student and would like to attend the event, please join the NY Legal Tech Meetup (if you have not already done so–just join the group, don’t RSVP to the event) and then reach out to the organizer with your Meetup.com username.

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