MOVING LAWYERS MOVING LAW
In today’s legal marketplace, clients are demanding services that require a new skillset and a new mindset from lawyers. They want lawyers who are teamers and leaders, who are culturally confident and intraprenurial, who can project manage with business acumen, build wide-diverse networks, and creatively problem solve with people from different disciplines. That’s what MOVELΔW, founded and led by Professor Michele DeStefano, is all about. Whether it is through an interactive keynote, a one-day workshop, or a 4 month innovation cycle, MOVELΔW’s offerings bring a human-centered design perspective to law in order to retrain lawyers, help create culture change, develop new collaboration norms, leverage technology, and bring cross-practice, cross-border initiatives from idea to fruition.
Workshops and programs are designed to change culture and help lawyers learn to be more creative, collaborative, and innovative so that they better partner with their clients to find and creatively solve problems.
Empowering lawyers to collaborate and team more consistently and effectively
Facilitating better teaming, work practices, and cross-group interaction
Engaging lawyers in interactive discussions on how to differentiate given trends in the global legal marketplace, how law is changing, and the new demands of clients.
Facilitating innovation among lawyers and multi-disciplinary teams (including problem finding and solving, ideation, prototyping, business planning, pitching, and presenting)
1 hour keynote, 2-hour interactive sessions, a one day workshop, or a customized long-term part-virtual experiential learning program.
FOUNDER Michele DeStefano
Professor of Law, University of Miami
Guest Faculty, Harvard Law School Executive Education
Guest Faculty, IE Law School
Recognized by the ABA as a Legal Rebel, and by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers (North America) as one of top 20 most innovative lawyers, Michele is a Professor at the University of Miami School of Law, affiliated faculty at Harvard Law School, and the founder of LawWithoutWalls, a multi-disciplinary, international, intergenerational think-tank of more than 2,000 lawyers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, and law and business students who collaborate to hone new mindsets and skillsets and innovate. She is also co-curator of the Compliance Elliance Journal, an international e-journal of articles in compliance and ethics. Michele is an author, speaker, consultant, and facilitator on innovation, culture creation, teaming, and cross-practice, cross-border initiatives. Michele researches and writes about the growing intersections between law, business, and legal innovation. She has recently published two books. Her book, Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law leverages more than 100 interviews with General Counsels at international corporations and Heads of Innovation at law firms. The other book, New Suits: Appetite for Disruption in the Legal World (co-curated with Dr. Guenther Dobrauz) includes chapters by experts in law, innovation, and technology to provide a global perspective on the future of our diverse legal service delivery ecosystem. Michele earned her B.A. (Sociology and English) magna cum laude from Dartmouth and her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Praise for LEGAL UPHEAVAL
“We, lawyers, are normally trained and prepared to provide technical
legal advice. However, our role in corporations and firms requires an
additional set of abilities, including a wide range of skills, behaviors,
and a broad mindset. Legal Upheaval guides us into the future with a
road map to legal innovation and culture change.”
Marco Araujo, General Counsel, Global Commercial Banking & Regional General Counsel Latin America, HSBC
Selected VIDEOS & PODCASTS
VIDEO CLIP OF PRESENTATIONS
Michele's Mantra | Legal Management Forum (Madrid, Spain | October, 2019)
Q&A with Michele | Legal Management Forum (Madrid, Spain | October, 2019)
Leading in Law–Habits of Highly Effective Law Firm Leadership & Entrepreneurialism | JD Horizons (London, UK May 2018)
Lawyers on Fire Chat with Michele DeStefano | Lawyers on Fire Podcast by Carsten Reimann (November 2018)
Legal Upheaval: A conversation with law professor and author Michele DeStefano | Reinventing Professionals, Podcast by Ari Kaplan (November 2018)
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