Dan Lear


Dan Lear is a technology-focused business lawyer, blogger and legal industry gadfly, who has advised companies from startups to the Fortune 100. In 2014, Dan joined Avvo, where he is the Director of Industry Relations and frequently speaks to lawyers and bar associations. Dan has been mentioned, featured, or published in The ABA Journal, Law Practice Today, Law Technology News, Northwest Lawyer, Above the Law and other legal industry press.

My Sessions

Design Thinking For Law Firms

Columbus CD

You may work hard but does the design of your business do the same? Design thinking focuses on developing a product or service that creates customer value and market opportunity. The process helps lawyers focus on whether a firm’s actions are actually solving a client’s problems and then how to be address improvements to meet […]

Future Proof

Should Law Students Learn to Code? 

Grand Ballroom A

In the age of Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, and other software-driven changes to society, there is no longer a question that all lawyers should understand computer programming. Some lawyers should know how to code. This session will address the contours of this knowledge, discuss the best ways to provide students with a basic […]

Academic Track

Buy It or Build It: Pros and Cons for Law Office Technology

Columbus GH

Is there an available technology solution for your firm’s needs that comes “out of the box”? Or, a solution that you might be able to adapt? Or, do you need to consider building your own? This session will help you with the decision making process as well as the evaluation of the benefits and pitfalls […]

Choosing and Using