Interesting post this week by Kevin O’Keefe at Real Lawyers Have Blogs.  Kevin posits that Flipboard, the fast-spreading social magazine publishing platform, should probably be the way that legal content creators syndicate their stuff out to their audiences.  His well-reasoned logic goes like this: 1. Flipboard has a clean, beautiful interface that its readers love. […]

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Venture Capital & Emerging Companies lawyers have to work hard to be successful. They work in an exciting environment, with energetic companies who lead our economy to wherever it’s going. But,  unfortunately, the size of their deals, the failure rate of new ventures, and the likelihood that successful ventures will “leave the nest” for lawyers […]

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Twenty-seven days ago, the New York Times OP-Ed page ran a piece by a senior Brookings Institute fellow named Clifford Winston.  The piece was entitled, “Are Law Schools and Bar Exams Really Necessary?’  It concluded—flatly—that law schools and bar exams were not necessary. Exactly five months earlier, that paper’s recurring Business Day feature ran this article.  Here’s the quick […]

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If your offices are like ours, then two things are happening all around you throughout the day: (1) Your Product Design Director is drinking coffee so strong that it crosses the line from “liquid” to “dark matter;” and (2) your attorneys are meandering about untethered, doing more and more of their work on mobile Interwebs […]

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Back in the day, when my Mom was a Real Estate partner at Ropes & Gray in Boston, she had in her skyscraper-ish office an old, golden-oak rolltop desk.  Though it was usually buried beneath similarly skyscraper-ish piles of documents, where each such document evidenced some thrillingly arcane sewer easement or preexisting non-conforming use, the desk itself […]

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If you’re interested–really interested–in how to bring innovation to the delivery of legal services, and if you haven’t thoroughly checked out Rich Baer’s blog, ‘Reliance on Counsel” yet, you should stop reading this right now and go there.  Now.  Seriously…go on.  Go. Don’t worry….we’ll wait for you.  [Why are you still here?  You shouldn’t be here.  Go here instead.  C’mon…go…] […]

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Much ado about the Big Busy today: more AmLaw firms…and a teeming throng of Venture Capitalists to boot. (Which reminds me…pride of lions, gaggle of geese, pod of whales…what is the proper collective noun for Venture Capitalists anyway?). Anyway, in the midst of all that was going on, I did notice this bit of legal marketing […]

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 As promised, here’s the full video of Conan discussing (perhaps a bit tongue-in-cheek), LegalTech, Brightleaf, and how legal documents get done in the land of multimedia megastars.  Or maybe how they should get done. Check out the whole story…and visit LegalTech booth #1504 for more interviews and analysis.  Stayed tuned here for a MAJOR product […]

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Brightleaf Corporation just released a preview of its video “What Conan O’Brien knows about legal document processes…and what he thinks about LegalTech. The preview, available below, features a quick (and perhaps somewhat tongue-in-cheek) overview of the talk show host/comedian/contract imbroglio veteran’s view of this weeks gathering at the New York Hilton. The full video (and […]

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