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What Skills Do New Lawyers Need? 24,000 Lawyers Answer

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The legal profession continues to reel from bottoming out in the late-2000s. It’s never fully recovered. For those who somehow still think this is hyperbole, I prepared a visual to help you understand, courtesy of information from the U.S. Bureau of ...

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If You Own A Roomba…Can You Own A MurderBot?

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In the aftermath of the tragedy of the Dallas shootings this week, one particular detail has caught they eye of many observers. The Dallas Police Department (DPD) killed the shooter with a robot. “We saw no other option but to use ...

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How To Build A Life of Excellence (Part 2)

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Part 1 in this series introduced five core questions that can steer you towards high performance and self-management: What Are My Strengths? How Do I Work? What Are My Values? Where Do I Belong? What Can I Contribute? Learning your answers to these question will ...

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Review: Altman Weil 2016 Law Firms in Transition

Review Altman Weil 2016 Law Firms in Transistion

For the eighth year in a row, Altman Weil has released their latest Law Firms in Transition Survey. Conducted in March and April 2016, the Law Firms in Transition Survey polled Managing partner and Chairs at 800 US law firms with 50 ...

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Who Will Disrupt The Disruptors – Part 4

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(Note: this is Part 4 of a series regarding Stanford CodeX Future Law 2016 Conference. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.) The final hot issue (so hot) at the conference was the future of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in law. Will A.I. replace tasks done by ...

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Who Will Disrupt The Disruptors? Part 3

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(Note: this is Part 3 of a series regarding Stanford CodeX Future Law 2016 Conference. Part 1. Part 2.) “So tell us what’s the difference between ‘naked’ and ‘nekkid,'” she said. “It’s quite simple really,” I replied. “‘Naked’ means you’re undressed. ‘Nekkid‘ means you ...

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Who Will Disrupt The Disruptors? Part 2

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(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?

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“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

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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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