Guest Speakers Available for Remote Teaching Law School Courses / Coronavirus/Covid-19

Updated 3/31/2020 

I noticed that several generous folks were offering to be guest speakers for law school courses and thought it would be a good idea to consolidate a list in one place. 

I sent out a short survey - https://forms.gle/fr6dEhscidAr6oBL9 - and these professionals volunteered! I invite you to examine their credentials and contact them directly to arrange to speak to your class.  CALI is working on a more long term version of this service that would go beyond this current pandemic.  

If you have any questions or you are a volunteer who wants their name removed, contact me John Mayer - jmayer@cali.org or DM me @johnpmayer.  

 

# Name
Email
Twitter
Linkedin
Subjects of Expertise
1 John Mayer
jmayer@cali.org
@johnpmayer
LinkedIn
I am available to talk about CALI Lessons, Open Casebook publishing, Access to Justice and Technology.  A2J Author is a free document automation tool that also teaches law students computational thinking about the practice of law.  I can speak to the future of law practice in this regard.  
2 Kyle McEntee
kyle@lawschooltransparency.com
@LSTupdates
@kpmcentee
Legal Education, Advocacy
3 Ashley A Ahlbrand
aaahlbra@indiana.edu
@AshleyAmes
LinkedIn
Legal research - happy to tailor to any subject/content type. From an Indiana law school, so happy to focus on Indiana, if desired. Working on a talk for my research course on the litigation analytics tools in Westlaw/Lexis/Bloomberg, so could speak on those products a bit as well.
4 Brendan O'Connor
ussjoin@ussjoin.com
@USSJoin
I do information security (I'm a licensed attorney, but I work as a security consultant) and am happy to talk about security, rule 1.6 for lawyers, or working as a lawyer in a non-law thing.
5 akucera@centralcallegal.org
@andrewskucera
LinkedIn
Real Property, Remedies, Law Practice Management, Legal Technology, Community Lawyering
6 Lisa Stansky
lstansky@slls.org
Using online resources to support access to civil justice. If I speak in my role with SLLS I may need to get clearance in advance. 
7 Megan S Belden
mbelden@lsnv.org
Family law, domestic violence law (Virginia)
8

Dorna Moini
dorna@documate.org
@dorna_moini
LinkedIn

Document automation; Expert systems; Productizing legal services
9 Nora Mahoney
nmahoney@lsnv.org
LInkedIn
Domestic violence and trauma; Virginia family law; legal aid/nonprofit legal assistance; legal technology projects for staff and the general public (self-help info and resources)
10 Ashley Kempczynski
akempczynski@lsnv.org
LinkedIn 
Virginia family law
11 Nika Kabiri
nika@kabiriconsulting.com
@nikakabiri 
https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/nikakabiri
I've done research on lawyers and legal consumers for about 5 years - what they think, believe, and do. I am also a business consultant. I can speak to the business side of practicing law, to the role of consumer insights, and on what it means to be a client-centric lawyer.
12 Brian Gallini
bgallini@uark.edu
@briangallini
https://www.linkedin.com/in/briangallini/
Criminal law, criminal procedure
13 Warren Agin
agin@analyticlaw.com
@analyticlaw
http://linkedin.com/in/warren-e-agin-a50b0
Bankruptcy, legal analytics
14 Jessica Therkelsen
jessica.therkelsen@gmail.com
@JessTherkelsen
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicatherkelsen/
International law, refugee law, migration policy, nonprofits, humanitarian response
15 Holly Stevens
HStevens@childrenslawcenter.org
@HollyR_Stevens
https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-r-stevens/
Data literacy and outcome-driven legal practice, program evaluation and applied research basics for legal services, case management systems, using data for program improvement, data-informed legal services. 
16 Dennis Kennedy
dmk@denniskennedy.com
@denniskennedy
http://www.linkedin.com/in/dennismkennedy
Innovation; NewLaw; Legaltech; new legal careers; In-house careers; law of new technologies; changes to legal ed
17

Kelli Proia
kelli@lawducate.com
@lawducate
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelliproia/

Legal Sales and Business Development
18 Alma Asay
alma.asay@gmail.com
@almaasay
https://www.linkedin.com/in/almaasay
 
Legaltech development and implementation, especially relating to litigation practice
19 Colin S. Levy
colin.levy@gmail.com
@Clevy_Law
https://www.linkedin.com/in/cslcorporatecounsel
Contract management, understanding legal tech, finding the right legal tech tool, process improvement.
 
20 Erika Pagano
erika.pagano@wavelength.law
@erikaconcetta
https://www.linkedin.com/in/erikaconcettapagano
Erika's sweet spots include culture creation, leadership, strategy, teaming, technology, and cross-border initiatives. (Think: legal innovation, legal design, legal education, legal engineering, legal ops)
21 Mike Whelan
mike@lawyerforward.com
@mikewhelanjr
http://linkedin.com/in/mikewhelanjr
The social side of the future of law, networked expertise, solo/small practice, innovative family law practice, entrepreneurship and business models, systems thinking, my book (Lawyer Forward)
22 Sydney Beckman
sydney.beckman@lmunet.edu
Evidence, Technology and the Law, IP, Civil Procedure
23 David Haron
dharon@umich.edu
@Kobi69
False Claims Act/Qui Tam litigation
24 Jen Randolph Reise
jen.reise@mitchellhamline.edu
@Jenreise
http://linkedin.com/in/jenniferreise
Corporate, Business Law, Securities. Licensed in MN. Also: big firm and In-house practice; online legal education; teaching transactional skills 
25 Jonathan Ginsberg
ginsberg@gmail.com
@jginsberg
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ginsberg/
Social Security disability
26 Josh King
josh.king@realself.com
@joshuamking
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshking/
General Counsel issues (have held 3 tech co GC roles), startup law, internet law, commercial speech (esp with respect to professional responsibility issues)
27 Gabriella Capone
gabcap1@gmail.com
@thegabcap
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriellacapone/
Open legal data, participatory & tech-enabled lawmaking, public crowdsourcing, open innovation in public sector
 
28 Nilesh Patel
mahalaw@gmail.com
@mahalaw
https://www.linkedin.com/in/npp72
 
Employment Law, HR, Labor Law, Unions, Non-profit management, Small business
29 Jessica Birken
jess@birkenlaw.com
@jessbirken
https://linkedin.com/in/jessbirken
Nonprofits, legal innovation, solo practice, practice management, future of lawyering
30 A. Jason Velez
jason@1law.com
@1law
http://linkedin.com/in/ajasonvelez
Immigration, Torts, Lawyer Entrepreneurship and Legal Tech
31 Bashar Malkawi
bmalkawi@gmail.com   
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bashar-h-malkawi
International trade, GATT/WTO, Intellectual Property law, Islamic law and finance, corporations, United States, Middle East
32 Beth Burkstrand-Reid
beth@kindredpsych.com
@bethburkstrand
https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/beth-burkstrand-reid-a691544
I am a former law professor specializing in family law and gender equity now turned clinical social worker. I work in my private practice with many graduate students on mental health matters.  I can provide a lecture for law students on caring for their mental health during school and practice.
33 B. K. Agarwal
brijkumaragarwal@gmail.com
@B_K_Agarwal
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bkagarwal/
Laws relating to Land and Property Registration, Cadastre, Property Rights in India
34 Angie Raymond
angraymo@indiana.edu
@AngRaymond
http://linkedin.com/in/angie-raymond-7501b73
International and domestic arbitration, online dispute resolution, CISG and other international contract law, international institutions, information governance, privacy, online life
35 Nakul Goenka
nakulgoenka87@gmail.com
http://linkedin.com/in/nakulagoenka
Law and Business 
36 Alisha D. Hurwood
alishahurwood@legalaid.org    
Legal services for low income, HIV and law, housing law (Florida), capital post-conviction (Florida)
37 Tucker Cottingham
Tucker@lawyaw.com
@T_Cottingham
http://linkedin.com/in/tucker-cottingham-53b34611
Lawyaw is a modern cloud-based document automation platform. We went through Y Combinator in winter 2018, and have raised venture funding and can share our experience transitioning from lawyer to founder, early days of finding product-market fit, pitching and raising VC  funding, etc. We also help thousands of attorneys and firms collaborate and work remotely and would be happy to talk about trends we are seeing around the future of work.
38 Jess Miers
jmiers@scu.edu
@jess_miers
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jess-miers-061b3a3b/

Internet Law: Though I'm just a second-year law student (attending Santa Clara University School of Law), I have an expertise in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and the challenges of content moderation both for large and small Internet companies.

My TEDx talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EGRRM_kMac 

I would love to give a guest lecture on this topic whether it be a general overview or a deep dive into the more nuanced/complex issues of the law.

39 Ken Hirsh
ken.hirsh@uc.edu
@kenhirsh
https://linkedin.com/kenhirsh
Law practice technology, including ethical use. Internet basics. 
40 Jack Cohoon
jcohoon@burnetteshutt.law
@EmpLawJack
http://linkedin.com/in/jackcohoon
Employment law, poverty law, civil rights, housing.
41 Sara Berman
sberman@accesslex.org
@PASSLawProf
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sara-j-berman-b7885a8/

Happy to talk with law students and law faculty about bar exam planning and success strategizing (from pre-law through post-graduation and everywhere in between), student success, student learning and engagement (distance and otherwise), grit and resiliency, time and distraction management, and a variety of other subjects.  Happy to talk in any bar course about bar exam strategies for that course (torts, contracts, etc.)

Happy to talk with faculty about the use of MPTs in doctrinal courses, in addition to the topics discussed above. 

SSRN at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2846291

42 Peter Colin
peter.colin@tr.com
@colin_esq
https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-colin-jr-85400728/
Legal technology and Innovation, blockchain and cryptocurrency (NY regulation specifically)
43 Kenneth Jones
kjones@tktrial.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennethejones/
Wide variety of legal technology topics - I am Chief Technologist for a 100% cloud platform/infrastructure law firm in New Jersey.   Panel member at the last two ILTA (International Legal Technology Association) conventions.  I am a frequent writer for ALM, ABA, and others. 
44 Jason
jbeahm@beahmlaw.com
@jasonbeahm
Criminal defense and expungement (California, Bay area) 
45 Krystal W. Smith
krystal@klawsllc.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/krystal-w-smith-750b741a0
Family Law; Landlord/Tenant Evictions; and Wills & Advanced Directives
Jurisdiction: South Carolina
46 Inti Martínez-Alemán
inti@ceibaforte.com
@LegalMines
https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/intimartinezaleman
Business litigation, practice management, paperless law firm, civil litigation
47 Jim Doppke
jdoppke@rsmdlaw.com
@JimDoppke_RSMD
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimdoppke
Legal ethics, admissions/character & fitness (licensed IL but can speak generally), 
48 Elizabeth Renieris
erenieris@cyber.harvard.edu
@hackylawyER
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethrenieris/
Privacy, data protection (CIPP/E, CIPP/US), especially as they relate to blockchain and digital identity.
49 Tom O'Connor
toconnor@gulfltc.org
@Gulfltc
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-o-connor-aa03494/
Technology for small firms, litigation support technology, eDiscovery.
50 Kimberly Stamatelos
kimberlymediator@gmail.com
@attorneymediate
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-stamatelos-07674a14b/
I wrote the book "The Compassionate Lawyer" and it talks about 7 ways lawyers can be more compassionate. I speak on compassion in law, compassionate leadership for lawyers, etc. I can also speak on integrative law, creative problem-solving in family law such as collaborative law, parenting coordination, and conscious prenups. I also launched an online divorce for Iowa residents last August, UnHitchUs.com.  
51 Abhijeet Chavan
Contact me via Twitter
@legalaidtech
Technology in legal services including web, data, & AI. Focus on access to justice, self-represented litigants, tech ethics, plain language, and accessibility.
52 Claudia C Johnson
cjohnson@probono.net
@C2AJ
https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudia-johnson-5a47656/
Access to Justice as a public policy issue; online forms; the history of legal aid tech; Cultural competency in legal settings and intake; serving LEP communities with tech; issues of race and equity in legal services
53 Marianna Clay
mariannaclay@gmail.com
Kentucky. Former Assistant US Attorney and Assistant Director of national advocacy center. Teach federal trial court pretrial and negotiations. Civil expertise in federal trial, speech, advocacy.Fashion law, trademarks
54 Olivera Medenica
omedenica@dunnington.com
@omedenica
https://www.linkedin.com/in/olivera-medenica-ab39741/
Fashion law, trademarks
55 alan hall
alan@alandhall.com
@alanattyatlaw
https://www.linkedin.com/in/alandhallattorneyatlaw/
Small law; business advisement; incorporating service into your practice
56 Nina G Kilbride
nina@corpeninglabs.com
@ninakilbride
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nina-kilbride-71185610b/

I left an 18-year practice to become a smart contract developer in 2016, which means I had the privilege of learning to use digital technology for legal applications at the leading edge. 

My specialties are commercial law & litigation, smart contract design, global financial market infrastructure, and securities law. I've produced 8 hours of NC-approved CLE units about blockchain, digital asset design, composition and management since 2016. I am currently working on a 10-hour blockchain fundamentals continuing education in association with the American Institute of CPAs. I'm licensed in NC/SC/GA, but have worked globally & virtually since 2016.

I'm currently developing digital downloads for launch at the end of month. This is not on my profile yet. 

Coronavirus has me holding lawyers' hands as they transition to virtual, but we're settling cases and keeping the money flowing. Last year I built several virtual offices using privacy-by-design/HIPAA. 

Happy to help if I can.

57 Michael Dunford
m.d.dunford@qmul.ac.uk
@questauthority
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-dunford-03b3811a/
I am a current PhD student in international copyright law. My primary areas of expertise are in IP issues related to interactive entertainment (video games) law, comparative US/UK copyright, and user-generated content. I have also lectured on comparative US/UK privacy in the media context, and internet regulation, including GDPR, in Europe. 
58 Tom James
TomJames@SandersLPA.com
@tom_james
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomjamesjr
Federal & Non-Federal Crop Insurance Coverage and related ADR & litigation issues.
59 Brad Paladini
Brad@paladinilaw.com
@paladinilaw
https://linkedin.com/bradpaladini
Tax controversy. Or starting you're own law firm! 
60 Paul Wright
paul@thewrightlawyers.com
@PFWRIGHT
Probate and Estate Planning 
61 Gabrielle N. Helix
g.helix@alabamada.gov

I am the Alabama Office of Prosecution Services Domestic Violence Prosecutor.  I work statewide in support of law enforcement and prosecutors across the state.  I educate through classes and seminars targeting LEO to Prosecutors. I also present for Clerks, Advocates, Court personnel and others who work in the area of sex crimes and domestic violence.

I teach everything from cross-cultural considerations to what prosecutors need from investigators to try cases.  I do teach basic procedure and case and statutory law in my area of expertise.  I teach voir dire techniques to evidence admission related to these types of crimes.   I teach at a police academy and have guest lectured at high schools and Universities.  

I also stay in the courtroom by taking recusal cases.   I was previously an assistant district attorney assigned to the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit wherein I handled a full caseload of crimes against children, sex crimes, domestic violence, and elder abuse including homicides resulting from these crimes.  

I am a former multidisciplinary team member co-located at the National Childrens Advocacy Center, in Huntsville, Alabama.  I previously defended these types of crimes as a defense and family law attorney in private practice.  

62 Tracy Norton
tnorton@tourolaw.edu
@millennialprof
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracylnorton/
1L legal writing, legal analysis, and legal research; upper-level persuasion, rhetoric, and legal storytelling; judicial writing as persuasive writing; 
63 Robert Varak
robert@varaklaw.com
@ILEstatePlan
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertjvarak/
Illinois Estate Planner. I will present practice tips and ethical issues arising from managing client relationships in the digital age, from communication to joint representation and document execution.  
64 Andrea Sinner
andrea.p.sinner@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-p-sinner/

Happy to contribute in any way that would be constructive for your students...perhaps my most recent job with the ABA's Commission on the Future of Legal Education is of interest (we could explore the recently published "Principles & Commentary" document), or maybe something from my 24 years in global client service at Accenture.

A brief version of my CV:  Director of the ABA's Commission on the Future of Legal Education (2017-20); Member of Florida Bar (since 2017); JD from U of Miami School of Law (2014-17); before that, 24 years at Accenture, retired as Executive Managing Director (1990-2014); and before that, ramblin' wreck from GA Tech (industrial engineering).

65 Lindsey Drake
lindsey@ldrakelaw.com
@lsdrake
https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindseydrake/
Starting a solo practice right out of law school, Texas estate planning for small estates
66 Thelma Clardy
thelclardy@aol.com
Family law and probate law - Texas
67 Ivy Grey
ivyg@wordrake.com
@IvyBGrey
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivybgrey/
Tech competence, legal tech, remote law practice, new careers in law, legal editing and proofreading
68 Bree Buchanan
bree1964@att.net
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bree-buchanan-61897030/
Lawyer well-being; mental health and substance use disorders and how they impact a lawyer's duty of competence; strategies for promoting lawyer well-being; overview of lawyer well-being movement - I'm chair of the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Program and founding co-chair of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
69 Dan
daniel.barnhizer@law.msu.ed
Contracts, Commercial Law, Business Organizations, Online Teaching
70 Elena Helmer
evh@helmer9.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elenahelmer/
Anti-corruption, compliance, international arbitration
71 Scott Cooper
scooper@schmidtkramer.com
@ScottBCooperPA
Pennsylvania personal injury and particularly auto insurance law 
72 Mary Mack
mary@edrm.net
@mackmary
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marymack/
Ediscovery, IT security
73 Pablo Arredondo
pablo@casetext.com
@tweetatpablo
Legal research, Legal informatics
74 Anne Schmidt
anne@anneschmidtlaw.com
http://linkedin.com/in/anne-schmidt-9a80216b
ERISA, Family Law (Illinois)
75 Francis M. Boyer
fboyer@boyerlawfirm.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/attorneyfrancismboyer?trk=people-guest_people_search-card
international law, domestication of foreign judgment, Hague Convention cases
76 Sarah Tomlinson
se.tomlinson23@gmail.com

I can be a guest lecturer on the substantive areas of law in Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, and Veterans Law. I have particular experience with rural communities, military and veteran communities, and tribal populations.

I can also be a guest lecturer on job search tips for law students and young attorneys including resume advice, cover letters, and interview tips. 

If a professor is seeking a volunteer to help judge first-year oral arguments, mock trials, or moot court classes or competitions, I am available for that as well.

77 Mikhail Reider-Gordon
Mikhail@anticorruptioneducation.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikhail-reider-gordon-ll-m-ccep-907b481/   

FCPA; Global Anti-Corruption regime; International Law; Anti-Money Laundering - US & UK; court-appointed monitoring; law of robotics; the evolving legal framework of artificial intelligence; corporate social responsibility; private sector compliance; internal investigations; international cross-border investigations; data privacy (GDPR, CCPA); cross-border data transfer laws;

https://www.affiliatedmonitors.com/about/our-staff/mikhail-reider-gordon

78 Shannon Salter
info@crtbc.ca
@shannonnsalter
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-salter-55522111/
ODR, legal technology, legal ethics, Civil Resolution Tribunal, legal regulation, human-centred design.
79 Forrest Blount
forrest@bridge.legal
@forrestblount
https://www.linkedin.com/in/forrestablount
Legaltech MVPs, business models, regulatory challenges, and scaling. 
80

Jason Tashea
jason@tashea.com
@jtashea
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jtashea/

Criminal justice, tech, and data; access-to-justice/poverty law and tech; AI ethics
81 Marianne Diaz
mariannediaz@gmail.com
@mariannedh
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariannediaz/?locale=en_US
Human rights in the digital context (privacy, free speech, etcetera) particularly in the Inter-American System.
82 Evonne Silva
evonne@codeforamerica.org
https://www.linkedin.com/in/evonnemsilva/
Public interest law, improving the delivery of legal services, automatic criminal record clearance, civic tech 
83 Shaun G. Jamison
sjamison@purdueglobal.edu
@shaunjamison
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaunjamison/
Privacy & Cybersecurity Law
84 Jeff Carr
carr906@gmail.com
@CarrNext
http://linkedin.com/in/jeff-carr-651967a5

Retired General Counsel - 35+ years of experience (25+ in house, 17+ as GC of FMC Technologies & Univar Solutions). Expertise: Building and managing high-performance legal teams with a focus on delivered value to the customer. Recognized legal rebel, revolutionary and provocateur.

Vision: Every Legal Problem Can be Prevented.  

Mission: Legal Optimized | Problems Prevented | Responsible Revenue Accelerated 

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