Following is the email I sent today (30 March 2020) to the list of generous #makelawbetter innovators.
Hello, #makelawbetter #keeplawopen friends!
You’re receiving this email because you're one of 200+ helpers who filled out the I’m a legal innovator and I want to help 👊 form via #makelawbetter dot org. For some of you, this is your second email from me. For those joining us over the past week, you can read the first email here (if you’re curious).
This message is to encourage and facilitate your efforts to help #keeplawopen and to share what we’re doing at #makelawbetter dot org and other places. I include some specific action opportunities for those so moved. Apologies for the length and TIA for reading.
BIG action opportunity: Project #keeplawopen 30-60-90: channeling Jordan Furlong once again, we legal innovators must proactively seek to be the “architects and project leaders for the new legal world.” To lead requires action now. And here is one way to act: join in this collaborative effort conceived by our fellow innovator Zack DeMeola to organize our members into three groups to design recommendations for what (1) courts, (2) lawyers, and (3) law schools can do in the next 30 days, the next 60 days, and the next 90 days to continue functioning as optimally as possible, and possibly even thriving, in this new environment. These can be fashioned as catalogues of available technology with instruction as to why/how it can be used, recommendations for new policy, recommendations for reform, or any other ideas our collective efforts and collaboration can create.
Project #keeplawopen 30-60-90 is described in this document and will kick off today, Monday, March 30. You can sign up for the project directly here. We’ll self-organize around the three groups to be served and act quickly. Zack and I will serve as initial facilitators and to this end have created a #makelawbetter Slack team for anyone to use for purposes of this project, or any other collaborative #makelawbetter / #keeplawopen project. To join the Slack team, ping me directly.
The immediate crisis requires immediate action and we hope that some of you will join Project #keeplawopen 30-60-90 and be proactive in pushing out invaluable guidance and leadership to those in law who need it.
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