Listening In On A Sermon To The Converted – #Lextech16

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Yesterday there was a legal technology conference in America’s hat. It was called LexTech16. It was put on by McCarthy Tétrault (Canadian Big Law) and the MaRS LegalX cluster. So I’m not really sure what a “LegalX cluster” is. It sounds cool. Like, ...

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There is NOT An Explosion In LegalTech

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[4/28/16 UPDATE: Bob has made an updated list that accurately reflects the number of legal startups.] Last week Robert Ambrogi made a post, Number of Legal Startups Nearly Triples in Two Years, where he found that the number of startup companies in the legal ...

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Make Your Bed Everyday

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When I was around 13 years old I was completely and utterly done with making my bed. All I did was get back into at the end of the day! Why cover it all back up when I was just ...

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Lawyers Don’t Need Their Own Social Platform

legaltech sucks

#LEGALTECH! There is always some new legal technology app, start-up, or service that is coming down the pipe that is going to ‘revolutionize’ or ‘disrupt’ everything (and if you’re lucky, sometimes you’ll catch the elusive double-disruption in the wild). Of course, ...

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A Blinking Light Locating A Weak Point In An Argument

Slowly, but surely.

Many lawyers will spend significant amounts of time reading, analyzing, and deconstructing briefs, motions, and contracts. This requires a significant amount of reading and research. The consumption of volumes of information is part and parcel of being a lawyer. As someone once ...

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Top Students Avoiding Law School 2016 Edition

top students 2016 edition

Back in 2013, I was the first person to notice that students graduating from the top universities in the country were beginning to avoid law school in droves. The LSAC usually updates this information around this time of year, but ...

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Law Student v. Law School

thomas jefferson school of law data statistics employment

Well, one of these cases are finally going to court. Unsurprisingly, in liberal California with its consumer-friendly laws. It’s been years in the making. Law students have been trying across the country for years but have been batted away. The ...

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Should Lawyers Ditch Legalese?

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Here is the difference between winning Olympic vaults, 56 years apart: Here are examples of two contract clauses, 56 years apart. Old: The parties hereto do hereby stipulate and agree that it is their intention and covenant that this agreement and ...

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