Casey Flaherty of Kia Motors’ legal department is on a mission to unite his fellow in-house counsel around the prospect that their outside law firms really, really need to be much better at technology. And not just e-discovery. Flaherty famously launched Kia’s tech audit process to test and grade the tech abilities of the […]

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Does The Supreme Court need legal document automation? Well, perhaps not.  But according to an inside glimpse from Slate at the women and men in black, our nation’s highest adjudicative body hasn’t progressed much technologically beyond ink wells and whale-oil lamps. In a recent interview, Justice Elena Kagan let slip that even today, the justices do […]

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Okay.  That title sounds like the old joke: “News Bulletin: A common household product may be killing you as you watch this television.  That story, and film, at 11…Now, back to a very special episode of ‘The Golden Girls’…” But more and more recent studies suggest that sitting for long periods each day is killing you. Stated more […]

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Have you noticed something new on the right side of the page when you visit the National Venture Capital Association’s Model Legal Documents page? If you haven’t, perhaps you should take a look, as that’s where you’ll find a link to the newly unveiled Brightleaf Personal. What is Brightleaf Personal you ask? Great question! Brightleaf […]

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By now you know that many of our clients do work for venture capital firms and emerging companies. Being a venture-backed company ourselves, we like this space a lot. What we don’t like is seeing lawyers try to make that practice work without some important tools which make the practice more efficient and profitable. The […]

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Recently, we talked to you about a talk given by Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program at the ABA TechShow. The ABA Journal gave a nice wrap-up of his talk, and included in that talk was a snippet we really liked. He said, “you’ve got to do document assembly…the technology […]

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This is the week for people to think about independence. Whether you’re watching a fireworks show, visiting the tall ships, or just enjoying a barbeque with friends, Independence Day always reminds us of the spirited and bold folks who started this country off with a bang (literally). That Revolution was a pretty fearless thing to […]

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  “Axiom has an opportunity to disrupt an industry that hasn’t materially changed in a century.” Bob Kagle, partner Benchmark Capital   Compelling quote from a compelling article by Drew Combs in The American Lawyer today about Axiom Global’s outsourcing initiative.  If you know Axiom, you’re probably most familiar with them as the virtual firm […]

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If you’re a lawyer who’s spent some time in a law firm, you’ve probably heard several theories on what the best use of a firm’s marketing dollar is. Perhaps it started out as advertising in local business journals, then it moved on to having a nice website, and now there’s lots of talk about reaching […]

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Being a sports-savvy group of New Englanders, we Brightleaf folks pay attention to goings-on around the Red Sox clubhouse. Like most people here, we were beside ourselves in 2004, thrilled to be thrilled again in 2007, and in 2011, we felt like the “25 guys, 25 taxis” team was making a resurgence. Needless to say, […]

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We’re not shy about saying that we’ve really enjoyed working with Charles Knight and Bryan McKae at Venture Law Advisors in Denver. They’re super innovative and are just a pleasure to work with. So we were really excited when they came to us with the idea of launching VentureExpress. Here’s our conversation with Bryan McKae […]

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I really wanted to call this post, “Oklahoma: Where the Winds of Legal Technology Change are Sweepin’ Down the Plain.”  But that would be terrible SEO.  And not particularly funny, either. The ABA Journal reported over the last week on the goings on at TechShow.  Among said goings-on was a rather direct-sounding presentation called, “The […]

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The world of document automation has grown up a lot over the past few years. Each day, more law firms and corporate legal departments figure out ways to improve efficiency and draft smarter, better documents using automation. For example, many of our clients here at Brightleaf use our platform to draft corporate formation documents, employment […]

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