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Innovation

TALS A2J Q&A with Ann Pruitt

Ann Pruitt of TALS: Promoting Legal Wellness Via Technology

In Attorney at Work's A2J Q&A series, Mary Juetten introduces the inspiring people behind innovative programs and initiatives. In this interview, she asks Ann Jarvis Pruitt, Executive Director of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services, about ...

Mary Juetten - July 13, 2018
blockchain and lawyers

Blockchain 101: What Attorneys Need to Know Now

Blockchain is one of the hottest business buzzwords of the past year. Many associate it with cryptocurrencies, thanks to the explosion of bitcoin and its counterparts. However, blockchain has far broader implications that affect businesses ...

Arup Das - May 21, 2018
AI brain

Will AI Change the Way We Work for Better or for Worse?

Across industries, we have repeatedly seen that innovative technology does not replace the unique value-add of humans. Still, the uncertainty of change can leave any profession anxious. A recent study found half of the lawyers at London’s ...

Laura van Wyngaarden - May 15, 2018
On Balance Legal Ethics

Sweeping Change Is Needed to the Model Rules (and It Is Not Scary)

It is time for a major revamp of how we govern our profession from an ethics perspective. Although that sounds dramatic — and possibly terrifying — there is absolutely nothing scary about this idea.

Megan Zavieh - May 10, 2018

Notes from the ABA TECHSHOW 2018 Startup Alley

Year after year, I refer to ABA TECHSHOW as the “relationship” conference. It’s where you spend time with old friends, make new ones, provide and receive mentorship, and come away energized with lots of new ideas to try out with a community of ...

Tim Baran - March 16, 2018

Does Your Law Practice Need an App?

At least 77% of Americans own a smartphone. They spend, on average, two hours and 51 minutes per day on these smartphones. That’s a lot of people and a lot of time. The data also show that of all the time Americans spend online — on mobile or on ...

Nika Kabiri - January 3, 2018

Five Ways to Prioritize Your Legal Tech Investments (and Get the Most Bang for Your Buck)

Law firms are under constant pressure to adopt new, improved technology so they can increase productivity and provide better client service. Yet budgets rarely increase with the speed of technology changes. With so many technology needs out ...

Michael Kemps - November 17, 2017

Running With the Experts: Takeaways From the 2017 Futures Conference

Last week in Atlanta, the College of Law Practice Management's (COLPM) annual Futures Conference, "Running With the Machines," explored the current state of artificial intelligence in law practice — and a glimpse into the future. We asked ...

Joan Feldman - November 3, 2017

Blasting Barriers at Clio Cloud Conference 2017

Last week in New Orleans, I had the privilege of attending my first Clio Cloud Conference. Though I could talk about the presenters and programs all day, the overall theme that stuck was far more interesting than any one session. I came away ...

Megan Zavieh - October 6, 2017
rural

Representing Rural Clients from a Big-City Office: Think Beyond Technology

In rural areas across the U.S., people are experiencing a unique legal problem: Lawyers are hard to find. Aging rural lawyers are retiring, and no one is around to replace them. This means criminal defendants are more likely to take pleas ...

Nika Kabiri - September 26, 2017