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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  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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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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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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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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It will come as scant surprise to our throngs of loyal readers (especially to those readers who thronged to this post) that the New York Times is again covering the implosion of the law school bubble. In Monday’s Opinionator column, Stanley Fish reviews Brian Tamanaha’s new book, Failing Law Schools, (available now as a pre-order to an […]

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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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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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At Brightleaf we’re big Trinity Law Group fans: they’re super-sharp, well-connected, deeply experienced business lawyers with a model that perfectly suits entrepreneurial tech companies.  Nice guys, too. Also, TLG co-founder Walter Wright co-hatched the idea that became Brightleaf and in our early days patiently raised and fed the fledgeling company until it was ready to leave […]

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Online newsmagazine Slate checked in yesterday with this story about how law schools acting in their own financial interest are creating an oversupply of debt-laden grads who cannot find jobs in the legal profession.  While the article doesn’t contain much in the way of shocking new revelations, it very nicely summarizes the disconnect between how prospective J.D.’s […]

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Matthew Hudson, formerly of O’Melveny’s European operations and founder of Proskauer’s UK office, announced yesterday that he was leaving BigLaw and starting his own London-based firm, MJ Hudson, LLP. “So what?” you say.  “Partners these days are shearing off from large firms like ice sheets from Antarctic glaciers.”  What’s so different about this one?” Well, […]

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