Innovation


LAWYER STARTUPS

10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Nehal Madhani

By | May.15.17 | No Comments

When Nehal Madhani left his practice at Kirkland & Ellis four years ago, he set out to create an online marketplace to connect lawyers and businesses. First, he learned to code. “I wanted to understand …Continue reading »


LAWYER STARTUPS

10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Alma Asay

By | Apr.20.17 | 1 Comment

If not now … The impulse to rethink her career hit sixth-year litigator Alma Asay just as she was about to embark on the BigLaw partnership track. Looking around, she realized she wanted to fix an issue …Continue reading »


Legal Tech Startups

Nimble Legal Tech Companies on How They’re Here to Help

By | Apr.05.17 | 1 Comment

During the ABA TECHSHOW 2017 program “The Startups Are Coming,” Andrew Arruda suggested we reframe the sentiment to: “The nimble companies are here to help you.” Not as sexy but a lot more accurate than an analogous …Continue reading »


LAWYER STARTUPS

10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Gary Kinder

By | Mar.09.17 | No Comments

Legal technology entrepreneur Gary Kinder earned a law degree, but he didn’t go straight into the law. Instead, he taught writing at his alma mater, became a published author himself, and began traveling the country …Continue reading »


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10 Minutes With Legal Tech Entrepreneur Abdi Shayesteh

By | Feb.16.17 | No Comments

From serial entrepreneur to working lawyer and back again, Abdi Shayesteh (sha-YES–tay) has never lost the urge to start and run businesses. After 14 years in corporate, bank regulatory and financial transactions law, Shayesteh chose to …Continue reading »


PLACING BETS IN BUSINESS

A Conversation with Las Vegas Legend Tom Breitling

By | Feb.14.17 | No Comments

Ever wonder how successful entrepreneurs find the courage to place bets that may or may not pay off? Mark Britton, founder and CEO of Avvo, recently spoke with serial entrepreneur Tom Breitling, a founding partner …Continue reading »


Enterprising Lawyer Q&A

Meet Joanne Wheeler, Space Lawyer

By | Jan.26.17 | No Comments

What is an “enterprising lawyer”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happy lawyers in the crowd — deeply invested in the power of the unique work they do. You probably …Continue reading »


Law Practice Management

Five Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Culture

By | Nov.30.16 | 1 Comment

Whether you practice solo with a small staff, at a midsize law firm or in BigLaw, you can always find ways to improve your firm’s culture. It’s true that law firms have a unique culture, regardless …Continue reading »


The 28th Annual Trends Report

2016 What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

By | Nov.28.16 | 1 Comment

This is our 28th annual report on what’s going on in the legal profession. As with all previous reports, it is based on information my colleagues and I continually gather throughout the year from many …Continue reading »


On Balance

Creative Thinking About Your Practice Can Reduce Ethics Risk

By | Nov.08.16 | No Comments

Lately, thinking creatively about the practice of law has been a theme running through my professional life. While we are a relatively stodgy profession, many avenues for legal innovation exist. From applying new technology to …Continue reading »