As part of our contract intelligence launch, we just published a new white paper entitled “Automated Contract Abstraction – How new technology enables fast, affordable contract abstraction”.  We’re getting a lot of kudos from readers. Check it out: http://www.brightleaf.com/contract-abstraction/ It teaches how automated contract abstraction helps keep contract management systems up-to-date; reduces risk by ensuring […]

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We recently launched a new service: automated contract abstraction and analysis.  We call it “contract intelligence”.  And it’s proving to be a real winner!  We’re finding dozens of GC and contract professionals don’t really know what’s in their executed agreements.  But they need to know.  Even with expensive contract management systems in place, they often […]

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If you’re a corporate lawyer whose life involves deal work for growing companies, chances are you’re intimately familiar with the National Venture Capital Association’s model legal documents.  This set of eight documents is immediately recognizable to most firms that practice in this space, and whether firms use the documents in their original form or modify […]

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Yesterday, Mass High Tech wrote us up as an emerging legal technology trend.  Today, American Lawyer sat down with our latest hire, Lynne Zagami, and talked about how Brightleaf represents a change in the traditional BigLaw economics and may be emerging as a new way for really talented young lawyers to work. Lynne, a former Proskauer/ Brown […]

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Note: Akshara Kannan was a completely great 2009 Brightleaf summer intern.  We miss having her around.  But here’s the next best thing: during the year, she will occasionally share her thoughts here on how contemporary legal education is preparing her for the changing world of legal employment. When I began my summer internship at Brightleaf Corporation […]

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“It behooves us, therefore, to follow the lead of business men and study efficiency, the elimination of waste, the accomplishment of best results with the least effort, and the least expense, and the other principles which are recognized as necessary to the conduct of any successful business in these days of strenuous competition and most earnest endeavor…”

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Just below the fold on page one of yesterday’s Wall Street Journal is a feature article titled “‘Billable Hour’ Under Attack.”  Its authors, Nathan Koppel and WSJ’s resident law blogger, Ashby Jones, bring to the surface much of what has been increasingly appearing in the print and online trade press over the past eighteen months.  […]

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