Karen Anzuni, CIO at Benesch Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, writes in today’s Law Technology News of how Big Data technologies and analytics are helping law firms innovate and compete. A few weeks ago, the always-incisive Ron Friedmann posted an outline of his ‘Do Less Law” presentation. The presentation echoed a topic Friedmann wrote about a few months earlier: […]

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Brightleaf sells document automation technologies—and technology-leveraged services—that help lawyers work more quickly, efficiently, accurately, collaboratively, and profitably.  We deploy those technologies and services at law firms and in-house legal departments.  Our customers at those firms and departments use Brightleaf to improve contract creation and contract negotiation…and to gain greater contract intelligence over their executed transactions. We make […]

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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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You may have heard about the recent announcement from AngelList that, with the help of Wilson Sonsini, they’re now going to offer a platform startups can use to generate seed financing documents for free. Yes, you read that right. Companies can go to this site, fill in some information, get some legal input if needed, […]

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Much is made in certain states about lawyers’ continuing education. In New York, everyone bemoans the often boring and somewhat difficult to obtain “ethics credits.” Here in Massachusetts, a proposed class for newly minted lawyers on how to run a practice can be traced to the lawyer unemployment numbers, the idea being that lawyers can’t […]

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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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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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Just before undergoing surgery that he thought he might not survive, John Conte’s friend sent a text message to Conte’s Blackberry. Like most text messages, this one only contained a few simple lines, conveying economically the thoughts of someone who at the moment clearly had a lot on their mind. Between those lines, though, there’s a fascinating slow-motion collision unwinding:  what […]

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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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We were very happy to see this announcement that Foley Hoag’s own Mark Haddad had been honored by being named to M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40.”  Mark’s the Deputy Chair of Foley Hoag’s superb Business Law Practice, and is generally acknowledged as one of the top young attorneys in Boston…particularly for emerging technology companies and the angel fund, […]

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