7 reasons you’ll never become a thought leader

Let me save you the trouble. It’s not going to happen, and it’s not a good use of your time to chase it. The become-a-thought-leader-handbook deserves its own little spot on the bookshelf right next to your Rosetta Stone CDs and other awesome ideas that aren’t worth your time.

What is Legal Tech?

What is Legal Tech?

The phrase legal tech is nothing new. It refers to legal technology/software that helps law firms with such things as practice management, document storage, billing, accounting and e-discovery. If you Google legal tech, “The LegalTech Trade Show” pops up, an event put on by ALM several times a year to introduce lawyers to new technology.

Jay Bilas on the Value of Law School

Jay Bilas on the Value of Law School

By Preston Clark An Interview with Jay Bilas, Esq. So it turns out that Jay Bilas, the Jay Bilas, basketball analyst, ESPN commentator, and former Duke hoops standout, also happens to be a licensed attorney and Of Counsel at Moore & Van Allen, PLLC in Charlotte, N.C. It also turns out that Jay Bilas is… Read more »

The Lawyer as Sports Writer

The Lawyer as Sports Writer

As the end of summer arrives and the buzz of football season begins, I thought I’d dust off this interview from last year. Go Seahawks! This interview was originally published February 12, 2013.  Over the past year, I’ve written a series of articles featuring lawyers who found success outside the legal profession– or at least outside the traditional… Read more »

No one tells beginners about the “gap”

I don’t typically post videos, but this short is worth a watch. It’s a two minute video by Ira Glass. He discusses a concept called the “gap” which many of us have faced at one time or another in our careers. It’s great perspective for entrepreneurs or anyone just getting started in a new field… Read more »

UPDATED: The Pitches from #LegalTechSW (#CloudL Wins)

Full Disclosure: I only made it to the first day of #LegalTechSW, but tuned into Twitter (#LegalTechSW) thereafter. Here’s a recap of today’s pitches, in the order they presented ======================== (UPDATED 4:13PM: Winner is #CloudL) #legaltechsw and the first price goes to #CloudL Congrats! — Pieter Gunst (@DigitalLawyer) August 17, 2014 ============================================== The room is… Read more »

This is my @LegalTech_SW product pitch #legaltechsw

This is my @LegalTech_SW product pitch  #legaltechsw

First, here are two things I won’t pitch: (1) A Business to consumer (B2C) solution; and (2) A legal referral network. What I will be pitching is a business to business (B2B) solution. Before I tell you what, let me tell you why (and why not B2C). Business to consumer is hard! Ask LegalZoom and… Read more »

Kaplan doesn’t own @Kaplan (which is funny because…)

Kaplan doesn’t own @Kaplan (which is funny because…)

As we know, it’s always a good idea to secure URL’s and social media handles that consumers will likely associate with your brand. We remember what happened when Netflix dropped the ball with its launch of Qwikster (article). I always felt pretty fortunate to have locked down @lawinsider, lawinsider.com and thelawinsider.com without too much trouble– then again, I built… Read more »

Got 5? Nominate @lawinsider for ABA Blawg 100.

Got 5? Nominate @lawinsider for ABA Blawg 100.

Okay readers, it’s time for me to make my annual ask. I need your nomination for the 2014 ABA Blawg 100. The nomination deadline is  August 8th at 5 p.m. ET. I’d really appreciate your support.  Take 5 minutes to nominate this blog here>> If you enjoy this blog and its online community, I ask that you please take 5 minutes… Read more »