The Legal Pioneer blog, Law Tech Ladies group
Linking legal entrepreneurs
“I have three pieces of advice for women interested in the intersection of law and technology:
• First, you more know than you think you do. Getting into technology doesn’t mean you have to know how to code—if you can create a LinkedIn profile or hack together a blog or website, you already know more about technology than half the legal profession. If you still doubt yourself, look up the chapter on ‘imposter syndrome’ in Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In.
• Second, don’t be afraid to do it on your own terms. While I have a strong intellectual interest in law and technology, my strengths have always been networking, collaborating and community organizing. So I started a blog on law startups for founders’ knowledge exchange and started the Los Angeles Legal Innovation/Legal Hacking Meetup to grow a community around the topic. … Channel your energy to what comes most naturally.
• And more importantly, there’s still time. Technology is ever-changing and the rules of the road are only just being discussed, let alone written. Creative young lawyers who can get ahead of the wagon open themselves to tremendous opportunity to become authorities in yet-uninvented fields.”