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Burton Law: Virtual by Design

"Stephanie hated me at first. She thought I was really annoying." Chad Burton "I thought Chad was trying to pump me for free ...

Jared Correia - October 10, 2013

Practicing Law on Cloud Nine: ClioCon 2013

Last week at the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago, the law practice management software company gathered 200-plus faithful users for two days of programming, capped by an exuberant launch of Clio's first-ever iPhone app. (iPhone JD has reviewed ...

Joan Feldman - October 3, 2013

Five Things I Learned at ILTA 2013

With more than 200 sessions and 200 exhibitors, the International Legal Technology Association's Annual Conference represents the leading edge of technology in the legal profession — and generates plenty of post-show attention in the ...

Scott Giordano - August 30, 2013
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Pack a Bag for the Future of Law

Here's the situation. You're stranded in a future legal market, vast and unfamiliar, and you need to launch a new legal career. Luckily, you get to start off with several skills and talents in place — but it's a limited quantity, and you'll need ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - August 16, 2013
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Lawyers: Know When You’re Winning

Some years back, I worked with the very smart managing partner of an AmLaw 200 law firm. He was an extraordinary lawyer and a strong, thoughtful leader. But he had this thing about making his firm bigger. More accurately, he wanted it to be the ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - July 25, 2013
Evolutionary Road

Speed Your Law Practice Down the Evolutionary Road

It feels good to put your law firm's business strategy into action, doesn't it? No more time spent dithering over whether to spend the odd $50 on a banquet ticket. No more games of "my prospect is more important than yours!" You say you don't ...

The Editors - June 27, 2013

The Future of Lawyers: Five Big Ideas

With Professor Andrew Perlman at the helm, Suffolk University Law School in Boston recently created the Institute on Law Practice Technology & Innovation. Its purpose: To “study how technology is revolutionizing the practice of ...

Heidi Alexander - April 26, 2013
Nothing But the Ruth

Is This a Kindergarten or a University?

Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the South by Southwest Interactive Track in Austin, Texas. This conference focuses on business and social media. I came away from the week with my head buzzing with ideas. Among them were concepts from ...

Ruth Carter - April 10, 2013

Stephanie Kimbro: The Next Lawyering Frontier

Stephanie Kimbro will speak on "The Consumer Law Revolution: Lawyer Collaboration with Branded Networks" at the Lawyernomics 2013 conference in Las Vegas on April 27. Her topic is a hot one—and as author of three books on related topics and ...

The Editors - February 20, 2013

Green Light, Yellow Light: Experts Signal Legal Technology Trends

With LegalTech New York this week and ABA TECHSHOW on the horizon, legal technology conference season is in full force—a little slice of heaven for technology lovers and PowerPoint geeks. But since the rest of us could probably use a little help ...

The Editors - February 1, 2013