Learning key skills that broadened my job options
'Today, I manage platforms and systems that I didn't know existed before my boot camp experience. This program gave me the leg up I needed to be successful in roles I never would have learned about in law school."
“I found the curriculum very rigorous, but I enjoyed it. Law school is heavy on theory. In contrast, IFLP helps you understand the business aspects of law, and that’s so important for young lawyers who want to make it in this industry, which is changing rapidly."
A leg up for a 1st generation college grad
“[I] applied to IFLP because the traditional paths and networking weren’t available to us. We were looking for ways to make ourselves more marketable." With IFLP "[t]here was a lot of great knowledge to be gained, all taught by experts. The content was very practical and directed toward accelerating our growth in the profession."
A win for a lifelong in-house learner
"What skills (beyond your legal core toolbox) help you succeed in the legal markets of today and tomorrow? IFLP has compiled the foundations in an easy-to-digest format."
Adding to my legal tool belt
"The legal space is constantly evolving, and this certification from the Institute for the Future of Law Practice is the first step in the right direction of the legal industry. By learning from various areas such as Legal Project Management, Legal Business Design, Data Analytics for Legal Professionals, and Understanding and Working with Legal technologies, I can add what I learned to my tool belt as a legal professional."
Monica Goyal is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and innovator. She applies her technological experience to her legal practice to provide accessible and affordable solutions for the legal needs of business owners. She has developed innovative platforms like My Legal Briefcase and Aluvion Law that utilize technology to create democratic legal solutions for businesses and individuals. Monica has an undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo. She is also a graduate of Stanford University where she obtained her Masters in Electrical Engineering. She began her career as an engineer in research and development working for major telecommunications companies like Toshiba, Nortel and Nokia before obtaining her law degree from the University of Toronto. She was part of the Canadian Bar Association’s Futures Initiatives. Monica is currently an adjunct professor at York University where she teaches Legal Information Technology. In addition, she continues to oversee My Legal Briefcase and a legal practice. Monica has also been a featured expert on numerous television programs from Sun TV to the Newman Show, and has written extensively about law and technology for national and international press. She was named one of 10 Women to Watch in Tech in the Journal of the American Bar Association and was nominated by Canadian Lawyer Magazine for their Top 25 influential changemakers.
“Optimism, adaptability, and persistence; these are the attributes that define me and my approach to my work, my passion.” Clients across the nation have trusted Kim for over 35 years with their law firms, relying on her to spearhead both innovation and lean design thinking within their organizations. Kim’s focus is on sparking continuous advances in how legal teams work for enhanced value, better outcomes, brand differentiation and greater client experiences.
Bill Henderson is a co-Founder of IFLP and one of the most influential people in legal education. Bill joined the IU Maurer School of Law faculty in 2003 following a visiting appointment at Chicago-Kent College of Law and a judicial clerkship for Judge Richard Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Drawing upon more than a decade of research, Bill is a sought-after commentator on the changing legal marketplace. His observations and research have been frequently quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Monthly, The Economist, and National Public Radio. Bill’s essays and studies also frequently appear in the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, and The ABA Journal. Bill has accumulated numerous awards. In the last five years, he has been named: (i) One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal (a list compiled just once every decade), (ii) The Most Influential Person in Legal Education by National Jurist Magazine, and (iii) One of the inaugural group of “Legal Rebels” profiled by the ABA Journal. In 2010, Bill co-founded Lawyer Metrics, an applied research company focused on the legal industry. Access Group acquired the company in 2015.
The first course in our Professional Identity Formation series, with renowned pioneer Professor Jordana Confino, Senior Director of the Office of Professionalism at Fordham University School of Law.