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A History of Law Firm Innovation with Billie J. Ellis
November 17, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
November 17, 2022 — Mr. Ellis will discuss the evolution of American law firms and their practices, examining the role of bold leaders of law firms and creative visionaries who both adapted to, and helped cause, great shifts in the legal practice landscape over 150 years. In a profession often dominated by tradition and restricted by the status quo, such leaders provide an inspirational example of how dynamic change is not only possible but necessary for the survival of lawyers and law firms to practice legal skills in an ethical manner as firms are managed and led into the 21st century.
About the speaker: Billie is an accomplished author and lecturer. He has been educating members of the bar and law students for over three decades in real estate, private equity, and finance. In addition to his practical scholarship in various aspects of business law, Billie has been involved in academia with an emphasis on The History of The American Law Firm. Billie received the 2012 Texas Exes Teaching Award–an annual tribute honoring 1 professor from the law school and only 1 of 8 teaching awards given at the University of Texas in Austin–for his performance in the classroom.