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#LegalTech IRL

legaltech irl

If you’re paying attention to the law Twitters, then you’ll know it’s Legalweek17. Formerly LegalTechNY, LegalWeek is one of the big legaltech conferences of the year. Which means there are going to be all sorts of proclamations issued from people attending ...

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Press The Reset Button

press the reset button

This weekend, my family and I went to our gym like we usually do. We belong to a club call Life Time Fitness. Huge place, great equipment, layout, services, etc. My son loves it, they have a huge kids area. As we’re heading ...

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Career Planning For Associates

Career Planning For Associates

What, precisely, is going to make you special (or even more special) in the marketplace over the next few years? Would you like to develop a specialized expertise in a particular technical area, in certain types of transaction, in the ...

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What Is Lawyer Slack?

lawyer slack

What the hell is Slack you ask? Slack is basically a messaging app on steroids. It’s meant for teams and workplaces, can be used across multiple devices and platforms, and is equipped with robust features that allow you to not ...

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How To Write a Legal Brief

How To Write a Legal Brief

A few years ago, a couple of law professors surveyed practicing lawyers and judges on the quality of legal writing from new lawyers. The results? More than 93% of the responding practicing attorneys and judges believed that the briefs and ...

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How To Leave A Law Firm

Last week a lawyer contacted me and posed the following question: If I opened my own practice in January what are my obligations to my clients? Can I take the files with me automatically? I’m pretty close to opening my own ...

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Review: Typography For Lawyers (2nd Edition)

A couple weeks ago I received a review copy of Matthew Butterick‘s Typography For Lawyers (TFL), 2nd edition from the publisher. It’s not a new release, it actually came out last year. But it’s something that I’ve been meaning to read and ...

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What Is Natural Networking?

If you don’t have a book of business, you’re disposable. That’s doubly true in the current legal employment malaise. There are other ways to be indispensable — bill incredible amounts of hours, develop mastery over an esoteric area of law, have invaluable ...

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How To Break Things In A Law Firm

There is often a gap between the way things function and the way things ought to function. Law firms in particular are susceptible to this problem. Law firms are bastions of doing things “the way they’ve always been done.” This is because lawyers are ...

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I Just Had A Conversation With An AI Lawyer…

…it sucked. See below. LawBot Hi, I’m LawBot, a robot lawyer designed to help you through this situation. Please tell me your name or say anonymous if you would rather not. You Dude LawBot Nice to meet you, Dude. I ...

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