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Innovation

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
Alma Asay Allegory Law Founder

10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Alma Asay

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 that hits litigators who handle ...

Luigi Benetton - April 20, 2017

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

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 popular refrain: "Robot ...

Tim Baran - April 5, 2017

10 Minutes with Legal Tech Entrepreneur Gary Kinder

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 teaching lawyers how to ...

Luigi Benetton - March 9, 2017
Abdi Shayesteh

10 Minutes With Legal Tech Entrepreneur Abdi Shayesteh

From 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 act on a pain ...

Luigi Benetton - February 16, 2017
Breitling - Golden Nugget

A Conversation with Las Vegas Legend Tom Breitling

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 of Travelscape and former owner ...

Mark Britton - February 14, 2017
Space

Meet Joanne Wheeler, Space Lawyer

No "space law practice" existed when Joanne Wheeler started out, but that did not stop her from building a thriving practice around her passion for the final frontier. Wheeler, an expert in satellite regulation, has held posts at both the ...

The Editors - January 26, 2017

Five Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Culture

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 of size. One reason is that the billable ...

Mary Redzic - November 30, 2016