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Innovation

Here Be Robots: How Will AI Change the Future of Law?

Given the nonstop, hyped-up headlines, you may worry about competing with a robot for your next job. Rather than fret, why not start investigating ways artificial intelligence technology can give you an edge — both in the job market (somebody ...

Joan Feldman - August 28, 2017
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The ‘Day 1’ Law Firm: Adopt This Jeff Bezos Mantra to Grow Your Practice

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 message that he drilled down on in a recent letter to ...

Jay Harrington - August 15, 2017
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State of the Group Legal Services Industry: Things to Know

Earlier this year, I attended the Group Legal Services Association annual meeting in Arizona. The highlight was the spirited "State of the Industry" panel. While the panel reported that the industry isn't yet seeing change at a disruptive rate, ...

Mary Juetten - August 3, 2017
Fred Cohen

10 Minutes With Legal Technology Entrepreneur Fred Cohen

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 dreamed of ways to make them better. ...

Luigi Benetton - August 2, 2017
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Nine Ways to Think Differently About Your Practice

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, ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - July 17, 2017
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Legal Incubators Help New Solo Practitioners Overcome Hurdles

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. Other than that, the rest is easy. In ...

Martin Pritikin - July 10, 2017
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Under Pressure: Five Insights on the Evolving In-House Counsel Role

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 an ARK conference, "The New ...

Mary Juetten - June 16, 2017

10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur James Jones Jr.

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, Jones and co-founder Kristina Jones launched Court Buddy in ...

Luigi Benetton - June 15, 2017

Understanding Blockchains

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 number of software ...

Ben Whetsell - June 12, 2017

10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Nehal Madhani

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 the underlying technology,” ...

Luigi Benetton - May 15, 2017