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Who Will Disrupt The Disruptors? Part 2

disrupting the disruptors

(Note: this is Part 2 of a series regarding Stanford CodeX Future Law 2016 Conference. Part 1 is here.) We were sitting around, chatting late into the evening when sensory deprivation restaurants came up. I had heard of the concept, but ...

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Who Will Disrupt The Disruptors?

disrupting the disruptors

“I could tell you’re from the South by the way you said ‘naked,'” she said. “Honey, there’s a difference between ‘naked’ and ‘nekkid,’ and I’m fixin’ to explain it to you,” I replied. I hadn’t planned on explaining the nuance of ...

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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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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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Book Review: Deep Work

Cal Newport Deep Work

Three years ago I reviewed So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport. It was one of my favorite books that year and I continue to recommend it to people. Newport has just released his next book, Deep Work: Rules For ...

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2015 ABA 509 Disclosures: Fifty Shades Of Grey

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Quietly and without fanfare, the ABA 509 Required Disclosures website was updated with the 2015 reports. December 15th is the required reporting day, but you don’t see it mentioned that often. Law schools are required to post their 509 reports ...

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Annual Planning For Lawyers – Reference Guide

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I was walking around a shopping center in early November and there were already holiday Christmas decorations hung up everywhere. Thanksgiving seems like it has almost been completely subsumed by the winter holiday season. Which is unsurprising really. Thanksgiving is, well, about giving ...

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Ethics Of Misrepresentation In Negotiation

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Being an effective negotiator is an incredibly important aspect of being a lawyer. Whether it be a contract dispute or a bitter custody battle, negotiation comes to play on a regular basis in the representation of clients. Negotiation can either be amicable ...

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