Innovation


Innovation Lessons from Amazon

The ‘Day 1’ Law Firm: Adopt This Jeff Bezos Mantra to Grow Your Practice

By | Aug.15.17 | No Comments

Jeff Bezos has many powerful mantras for his business, but this is one of my favorites: It’s always “Day 1” at Amazon. What he means is that Amazon will never stop being a startup. It’s a …Continue reading »


Access to Justice

State of the Group Legal Services Industry: Things to Know

By | Aug.03.17 | No Comments

Earlier this year, I attended the Group Legal Services Association (GLSA) annual meeting, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The highlight was the spirited “State of the Industry” panel. While the panel reported that the industry isn’t yet …Continue reading »


lawyer startups

10 Minutes With Legal Technology Entrepreneur Fred Cohen

By | Aug.02.17 | No Comments

Technology enthusiast Fred J. Cohen took a detour from tech opportunities to study the law and then practice for a few years. Instead of settling for the practice management and marketing tools he had, Fred …Continue reading »


Getting Clients

Nine Ways to Think Differently About Your Practice

By | Jul.17.17 | 1 Comment

Finally, law is beginning to shift: new business models, intriguing new ways of delivering legal services, emerging markets driving new demand. But what does it all mean for your law practice? A few things going forward:  You will have more, …Continue reading »


Innovation

Legal Incubators Help New Solo Practitioners Overcome Hurdles

By | Jul.10.17 | 2 Comments

It is said that new lawyers only face two challenges when opening their own practices: not knowing how to practice law and not knowing how to manage a practice. Other than that, the rest is easy. In …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Under Pressure: Five Insights on the Evolving In-House Counsel Role

By | Jun.16.17 | 1 Comment

It’s difficult to attend any legal conference these days without hearing about technology and change, but it’s refreshing to discuss these topics with people who actually do the work. Recently, I moderated a panel for …Continue reading »


LAWYER STARTUPS

10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur James Jones Jr.

By | Jun.15.17 | No Comments

James Jones Jr. bumped up against a problem most new lawyers face when he first hung his shingle: where to find clients. That later led to a big idea. After practicing law for a decade, …Continue reading »


Legal Technology

Understanding Blockchains

By | Jun.12.17 | 2 Comments

Blockchains — a sort of digital ledger best known for powering the bitcoin digital currency — have been getting a lot of attention from lawyers for their potential to change how people transact. Specifically, there are a …Continue reading »


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 »