The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Providers in Latin America

The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Providers in Latin America

By Donald Dubón, Andrés Jara, Bernardo van der Laat
April 07, 2023 | 42-minute episode
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LMA Podcast · The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Providers in Latin America

Episode: 102

Series: Strategies LIVE!

Episode Description:
In this Strategies LIVE! episode, Bernardo van der Laat, Andrés Jara and Donald Dubón discuss the rise of alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) and their impact on the legal industry — particularly in Latin America. They highlight the benefits and challenges, and how ALSPs can complement traditional law firms.

Donald Dubón, Co-Founder, IO·Epik
Andrés Jara, Co-Founder, Alster Legal
Bernardo van der Laat, Managing Director, PredictaBill (Host)

Series Description:
The LMA Strategies LIVE! podcast series examines subject matters and issues affecting legal marketers and the work that we do. This podcast series expands on Strategies & Voices content and elevates expert insights advancing legal marketing.

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Donald Dubón

Donald Dubón completed his studies at the University of Navarra and returned to Honduras with the goal of identifying business opportunities within the Central America region. Upon his return, he had the opportunity to pursue professional development in corporate and financial areas, both of which he wanted to undertake from the beginning. During this time, he was able to manage projects and demonstrate his development. This led him to identify new perspectives of law, such as legal operations and legal tech, the same perspectives that fit into the concept of innovation that IO·EPIK proposes. Donald is passionate about motorcycling, as well as mechanics and business. In his spare time, he can be found spending time with his wife and daughter. Learning to unlearn and the constant renewal of knowledge and information are, for him, the best assets for anyone, both personally and professionally.

Andrés Jara
Alster Legal

Andres is a practicing venture capital lawyer, legal operations and innovation consultant and legal tech entrepreneur and investor. With more than 18 years of experience in the intersection between law and technology, he is passionate the future of work and the influence of design, technology and innovation in the business of law. With various publications on the topics and as key speaker to conferences on these matters, he is a thought leader on the evolution of the legal ecosystem in Latin America.

Bernardo van der Laat

Bernardo van der Laat is a corporate lawyer. Prior to engaging into the legal tech sector, he developed his practice
on mergers and acquisitions advising multinational companies on complex cross border transactions, including a
wide range of industries such as energy, hospitality, telecom, education, pharmaceuticals and others. He is currently the managing director of PredictaBill, a legal services firm that aims to plug the Costa Rican
legal sector into the growing and dynamic market of alternative legal services providers and the legal tech
world. Bernardo is very active on pro bono initiatives and regularly writes articles about the new trends in the
legal sector that are published in Costa Rican newspapers and international magazines. He received his LLM in corporate law from Northwestern University in Chicago, having graduated as an attorney from the Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho in 2007.