Innovation


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 »


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 »


lawyer startups

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 »