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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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Lawyers Don’t Need Their Own Social Platform

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#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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Social Media Change

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If you’re over 30, there is something you need to read in order to understand anyone under the age of 20. It’s a post on Buzzfeed showing how a typical teenager uses Snapchat, How To SnapChat Like The Teens. I’m going to ...

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Tag Someone On Facebook? Go To Jail

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What constitutes communication now that social media has consumed the world? @ mentioning someone on Twitter? Posting a link to a story about someone on Reddit? Connecting to someone on LinkedIn? Tagging someone in a post on Facebook? The last one ...

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VIDEO: How To Manage Your Online Reputation

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Online Reputation – How To Create A Buffer Around Your Name You can watch the above for a recording of the live broadcast between Gyi Tsakalakis and I. We go over the basic preventive measures you should take in order to ...

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Review: Amazon Echo

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For Christmas, I received an Amazon Echo. It’s a little plastic cylinder made by Amazon, with a speaker and some microphones in it. At 9 inches tall and 3 inches wide, it’s unobtrusive. It’s meant to be placed somewhere central in your ...

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#LegalTech Startups – Stop Lying

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This morning I received a press release, which is nothing worthy of comment in and of itself. I get lots of press releases. usually from some PR company that wants to promote a lawyer’s recent: book, case, appearance in the ...

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Technical Competence Is Required, Not Exuberance

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A number of items for your attention, that will provide background reading for what follows. 1) An ongoing theme in my Above The Law column the past month or so has been the over-the-top enthusiasm among technical startups looking to ...

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